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Yoga Workshops in Niseko

by | Feb 19, 2018 | Events, News | 0 comments

Starting this coming Saturday the 24th at The Orchards!!!


Workshops with Cat and Phil: The Four Contemplations (see below for description)

-Sat (土) 24 Feb Workshop: Lecture/Mediation 16:30-17:15 (45 mins) Asana (17:30-19:30) (120 Mins)

-Sun (日) 25 Feb Workshop: Lecture/Mediation 16:30-17:15 (45 mins) Asana (17:30-19:30) (120 Mins)

– Tues (火) 27 Feb 10:30-11:45 (75 mins) Open Classes (Led Vinyasa Flow) with Cat (assisted by Marika)

– Wed (水) 28 Feb 18:15-19:30 (75 Mins) Open Class (Led Vinyasa Flow) with Cat and Phil


Lecture/Meditation JPY 1,500 per Session
Asana JPY 4,000 per Session
Both Lecture/Meditation and Asana (Full day workshop) JPY 5,000 per Day
Open Class JPY 2,500 per Class

Bookings or enquiries

Email Marika : marikayoga@gmail.com
call 08032918598


The Orchards Gatehouse, Niseko.
(A two minute drive from Hirafu towards Niseko Village on the 343.)
Transportation from Seicomart in Hirafu offered if pre booked.

About the Workshops – The Four Contemplations

The facts of life: we all suffer from forgetfulness or forgetting our “full-ness”. a tibetan buddhist teaching suggests contemplating the four reminders to prompt us to pay attention, to become an awakened being (sangyé). lucky for most of us, the yoga practice provides an opportunity and the space to explore these simple yet profound but often forgotten fundamental truths. the workshops will cover the four reminders and the importance of awareness.
– precious human existence
– impermanence
– karma (cause and effect)
– samsara (cyclical suffering)

The workshops on both days are split into two parts:
1. Lecture and Meditation session where Cat will discuss elements of the theme and guide through a meditation session
2. Asana (Sanskrit for ‘posture’ – often referred to the physical practice of postures in Yoga) focuses on the physical practice drawing on Cat and Phil’s wealth of experience in both teaching and practising to break down the elements of vinyasa practice: strength, flexibility and technique. Due to the workshop format, the flow of the class is broken in order for students to further understand the fundamentals of postures and opportunity for questions and detailed explanation.

It’s recommended to attend both sessions on both days however there is option to attend any one of the sessions.

About the Open Class

These sessions are open to all inquisitive levels and do not require anyone to have attended the workshops. Unlike the workshops there is no break for detailed explanations, simply a led flow through a Vinyasa Flow practice.

About Cat

From the fashion floors of Condé Nast in New York to the wooden floors of Sangyé Yoga School in London, Cat has officially traded in her Manolo Blahniks for a more ‘grounded’ approach to life…in bare feet.

Cat is originally from New York City and has been calling London home since spring 2004. She feels very privileged and grateful to have been involved with the previous incarnation of Sangyé Yoga School (Jivamukti Yoga London) since its inception and manifestation in 2005. Advanced Certified (Jivamukti), SYT (Senior Yoga Teacher – Yoga Alliance UK) and Co-Director of Sangyé Yoga School alongside her husband Phil.

About Phil

Phil’s Ashtanga practice spans a decade and in true form, the insights of a student has become translated into what he humbly imparts as a teacher. His methodical approach is based on assessing flexibility, strength and technique so you can expect homework! Phil is the Co-Director of Sangyé Yoga School in London along with Cat.

As well as their School in London Cat and Phil lead teacher training courses, and give workshops and retreats world wide. We are privileged to have them in Niseko.

For Full Bio please see the following links:

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