Stillness and Movement
Yoga | Sitting | Poetry
Yoga with Katharine Kaufman
Moving from the inside-out, ancient and subtle practices of alignment , gaze and breath are applied to current movement knowledge, honoring the individual’s appropriate and particular paths and differences. Beginning each practice session by simply being , unfolding and closely observing the breath, we use gravity, gentle movement and mindful stillness to slowly dive through discursive holding patterns into a refreshed and wholesome sense of being. Moving with organic efficiency and using imagery as a guide, we curve, fold, release, float and weight ourselves into knowing our deep body. This way of practice can then support dynamic, rhythmic sequences or challenging foundational postures oriented toward stillness. The practice can nourish the varied work and play of our lives and circumstances, from the ordinary to the complex.
move according to the currents of the body
rest in the flow of awareness
open and steady base supports creative surprises
listen to the body a practice, not a performance deeply current
the breath carries you
I’ve been a student of Katharine’s since 2004. I continue to return Katharine’s classes because I walk away with my mind at peace, my heart bigger and filled with love and compassion, my breath feels deeper and my body feels stronger yet relaxed. Along with her sense of humor, Katharine possesses a calm and caring presence. Her knowledge of yoga and the body coupled with her intuition creates a class that carries me through my week.