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 Eye of The Teacher Mentorship 2023

w/ Mary Dana Abbott & Felipe Gonzalez

March 18-April 15 
Saturdays 11-1:30 pm ET

Recordings available until May 31, 2023

   Every year Felipe and I offer a mentorship designed for teachers (and students) who want to learn more about Katonah Yoga® Theory and how to incorporate it into what they already teach and practice. We are so excited to collaborate together again to share our insights, familiar and new, with a group of teachers excited by and interested in the theory. 

Over the course of our mentorship we will explore: 

  • Cross-referencing the maps and materials of Katonah Yoga with other disciplines of practice 

  • How to introduce the material: The art of persuasion in teaching 

  • Reading the room: cueing the individual and communal in ways that are effective and useful

  • Playing with archetypal patterns, sacred geometry and metaphor to sequence and construct practices: personal, private and group

  • Developing a personal teaching template and other tools to avoid burnout as a teacher

  • Finding the balance between preparation and spontaneity in your teaching 

  • The underlying simplicity of the theory, and learn how to layer elements and make connections​

What the mentorship Includes:

  • 4 2.5-hour meetings/lectures with Felipe and Mary Dana (No session April 8)

  • Weekly writing prompts and assignments to process the material

  • Access to all MDY live classes and replays from the day you sign up

  • A designated course web page with all meetings, classes and materials 

  • Participation in practice teaching sessions (optional, but will count towards your hours)

  • A 2023 Katonah Yoga Calendar 

  • 4 45-minute private sessions (2 with Mary Dana, 2 with Felipe) 

Each mentee will start the mentorship with a teaching or practice project of their choice that resonates with what they want to learn and bring to their classes. They will work one-on-one with both Felipe and Mary Dana to dialogue and dimension to the work. 





Immersive Mentorship: $500 

Basic Mentorship: Meetings & Classes only (No Private Sessions) $275


The Mentorship is bankable for up to 10-20 hours of Katonah Yoga Training Hours and CEC's. (Hours depend on what you participate in.

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Jen SanMiguel
Eye of The Teacher 2022

I recommended this mentorship without reservation to any yoga teacher who needs inspiration and a bit of refresh of their teaching toolkit. No matter what your previous training is, the principles of Katonah will give you new insights into your teaching and practice. Mary Dana & Felipe are so knowledgeable! You're going to learn so much in a really fun and supportive environment. 

Jeanette Doherty 
Eye of The Teacher 2022

The Eye of the Teacher mentorship was a pivotal training for me. I had struggled for years trying to find my voice as a teacher and to gain the confidence to teach intuitively rather than rely on a prescribed formatting. The techniques in this training gave me the tools to make practice and planning more playful, while the 1:1 sessions contributed greatly to my confidence level. Mary Dana and Felipe always offer thoughtful, organized and inspiring teachings, and this training is no exception. In fact it took what I already loved about studying with them and brought it to the next level. I've done a lot of yoga trainings and I would absolutely say this was the best for honing my individual teaching style. 

Shelly Blaho
Eye of The Teacher 2022

I loved this mentorship experience! The content organization, practices and handouts were very helpful and thoughtfully presented. The 1:1 meetings were inspirational and enlightening and SO appreciated. Wherever you are in your Katonah certification or teaching process I feel like this mentorship experience has valuable material to offer. Mary Dana and Felipe went above and beyond to make this a terrific experience to tie Katonah theory and practice into a lovely, enjoyable, cohesive bow

The Mentorship in Our Words...

 Mary Dana:

One solid indicator of a good teacher is their ability to see who they are teaching with an open and evolving eye. The world is changing and the yoga world has changed. Teachers need solid technical tools to adapt and receive new information in order to meet the needs of our students and communities.
In this mentorship, we will discover and rediscover methods and theories that challenge us to see clearly with curiosity, humility and empathy.


Seeing is believing and our word is our superpower. Cultivating clear vision and articulation as a teacher is of the utmost importance. When we are able to see the potential in the foible, the archetypal in the personal, the implicit in the explicit, we are better equipped to help meet our students where they are and help them access more space in body, breath, and minds. In this mentorship, you will learn tools and techniques to refine your vision and language.


About Katonah Yoga®

Katonah Yoga® is a syncretic Hatha yoga practice developed by Nevine Michaan over 40 years. She and her teachers incorporate classical Hatha yoga with Taoist theory, geometry, magic, mythology, metaphor, and imagination — in a practical framework designed to potentiate personal and communal well-being. Framing the practice, maps of time and personal space are defined and refined. Themes using asana as origami, manipulating form for function, and developing a sense of personal measure are incorporated in Katonah Yoga® practices.


Katonah Yoga® is organized around three principles of esoteric dialogue: all polarities are mediated by trinity; the universe has pattern, pattern belies intelligence; by virtue of repetition there is potential for insight.


Disciplined techniques are organized for revelation through revolutions.

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