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Jul
20
to Jul 21

mary dana in new york, NY

10 Hour Intensive Training: Chairs

@The Studio

Saturday & Sunday, July 20-21st (2-7pm)
Price: $300 ($250 before July 15th)

A real game in yoga (and in life) is to learn how to make effortless efforts. The trick of this game is figuring out just the right amount of effort to put into our work, because with too little we become idle and with too much, we can experience burn-out. When we use props in our yoga practice, we are supported by scaffolding, allowing our efforts to be attuned towards the real interior work: organizing the space of the body well, so that time is on our side and we get to our destination without breaking down. Do not mistake this as physically limiting or particularly restful. When you’re doing real restoration work, it’s transformative, you’ll need support and tools to shift your perspective and change your frame of reference. 

There are few tools that are as versatile and useful as a chair. It as an objective partner than can be utilized in many ways to lift and support us, while giving us different angles to play with, receive and perceive information from.  When we see things from different perspectives and angles, we begin to realize that our ways of habitually doing and thinking are one small piece of our bigger picture. 

In this training we will look at the different ways we can use chairs: in a home and/or restorative practice, as well as in a group setting. We will explore its application in warrior poses, inversions, restorative, pranayama and more. Come explore this magical tool of perspective and support and learn new recipes to re-imagine and re-invigorate your practice. 

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Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

mary dana in harlem, NY

@Harlem Yoga Studio

Asana & Longevity: A Katonah Yoga Workshop

May 11 | 2-4:30| $35

No mater how many years young we are it is important to recognize the impermanent reality of the body, and that, as we go through life, change is inevitable. This is the beauty of an asana practice. And the time we carve out for our practice gives us the opportunity to explore the inner landscape of our physicality and the subtle beauty of change.

In this workshop will explore our sacred structure, using simple angles and geometry to create an objective framework for our asana practice. This framework will allow us to see our embodied habits and personal narratives in a way that gives us important information and feedback. In each installment of this workshop, traditional asanas will be explored with new techniques and tools that you can take with you to implement in a healthy, sustainable, and joyful practice that you can keep for life.

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Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

mary dana yoga in pittsburg, PA

@ The Om Lounge | April 7

Vinyasa Krama Master Class

10-11:30am | $30 |$70 for both

Truly a teacher that will inform your practice, Mary Dana Abbott is Suzanne's mentor. Mary Dana mixes her precise cueing, alignment expertise, and smart sequencing to curate a yoga class experience that will leave you attuned and awakened. She will offer you an approach to yoga asana that is both light-hearted and serious in its educational integrity. Join Mary Dana at Om Lounge for a Master Class....Open to all!


Conscious Embodiment: A Cueing Workshop for Vinyasa Teachers

1-3:30pm | $50 | $70 for both

We are at an exciting time in modern postural yoga. The number of people who want to keep an element of flow in their practice and move in a way that honors the bodies intelligence is on the rise. And we as teachers have a responsibility to create a safe environment for our students. In this workshop we will focus on the familiar patterns of movement often seen in flow classes, utilizing and increasing our knowledge of body mechanics and honing our observational skills. We will explore and create different ways to get into both classical and modern asanas through precise, accessible alignment, sensible language, and fluid movement. You will leave with a heightened understanding of the connections of all things, while simplifying the process for your students: opening them up to more possibilities and breakthroughs on their mats.

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Mar
29
to Mar 31

mary dana in atlanta, GA

@ Sacred Thread Yoga| March 29-31

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Hands On 20 Hour | $349 in Advance; $479 after February 25

Friday 6:00-9:30PM, Saturday 10-6PM, Sunday 10-4pm

One of the most accessible and practical ways to develop confidence and skill as a teacher is through the study and practice of hands-on adjustments. Learn Mary Dana's integrated approach based on anatomical awareness, precise alignment, and body reading. The training consists of practicums where we learn and explore various adjustments, and class practices where you will apply what you have learned. The cumulation of the training will give you the tools to connect with your students on a deeper level, fostering a practical understanding of asana and alignment for both you and them.

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Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

mary dana in mamaroneck, NY

@Tovami Yoga | March 24

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Mar 24 | 2:00-4:30pm

Cost $50 by 3/10 | $55 after

This workshop is about EXPLORING Advanced Asana, Inversions & Arm-Balances.

By focusing on smart and specific sequencing tailored towards taking flight, this workshop will get you more comfortable investigating inversions and arm balances with grace and confidence.

You will see how accessible these shapes can be by looking at them as composites of simpler asanas that we encounter more frequently in our practice.
Expect breakthroughs and surprises!

Open to all, even (and especially) if fear is an obstacle!

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Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

mary dana in basel, switzerland

@ Be Yoga Basel | March 15 & 16

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March 15 6:30-9:30p

Geometric Integrity in Asana

65 CHF | 120 both sessions

In this workshop will explore our sacred structure, using simple angles and geometry to create an objective framework for our asana practice. This framework will allow us to see our embodied habits and personal narratives in a way that gives us important information and feedback. In each installment of this workshop, traditional asanas will be explored with new techniques and tools that you can take with you to implement in a healthy, sustainable, and joyful practice that you can keep for life.

March 16 | 1-4p

Form, Function & Flow Integrating Katonah Yoga with Vinyasa

65 CHF | 120 both sessions


In this workshop we will explore how the geometric integrity and theory of Katonah yoga functions to create flow in a well-adjusted and informed Vinyasaexperience. Open to both teachers who wish to incorporate more of the material in their classes and any student who is curious to explore these connections more

 
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Mar
14
8:00 PM20:00

mary dana in zurich, switzerland

  • Yoga Tribe K6, Nordstrasse 195, 8037 Zürich (map)
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@ Pop Up Yoga CH | March 14

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Open to teachers and curious students familiar with any lineage or background.

8 p | Katonah Yoga | 55 CHF

The literal translation of Vinyasa means to place in a special way. We interpret this to mean that the order of forms, or asanas, function in a way that flows. This placement is not arbitrary, and true flow can occur when things fit together and function well. Katonah Yoga gives us the tools and techniques to explore the forms in an inFORMative way that offer insights into both the objective pattern of nature and the subjective pattern of our personal narrative.
In this workshop we will explore how the geometric integrity and theory of Katonah yoga functions to create flow in a well-adjusted and informed Vinyasa experience. Open to both teachers who wish to incorporate more of the material in their classes and any student who is curious to explore these connections more.


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Mar
13
7:30 PM19:30

mary dana in zurich, switzerland

  • Herman's Wohnzimmer, 8004 Zürich (map)
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@ Pop Up Yoga CH | March 13

7:30 p | Mission Possible | 55 CHF

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7:30-9:30| Mission Possible | $55 CHF

By focusing on smart and specific sequencing tailored towards taking flight, this workshop will get you more comfortable exploring inversions and arm-balances with grace and confidence. You will see how accessible these shapes can be by looking at them as composites of the more simple asanas that we encounter more frequently in our practice. Expect break-throughs and surprises. Open to all, even (and especially) if fear is an obstacle!

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Mar
8
1:00 PM13:00

mary dana in cologne, germany | karma cologne festival

Pre-Festival Workshop: Introduction to the Theory & Practice of Katonah Yoga

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In this workshop we will explore asana and pattern in a way that gives us techniques and insights to use our time well in order to live a healthy, joyful and productive life. Get ready to let go of old patterns and habits that don’t serve you or your practice anymore, and embrace new tools to up the function of your life both on and off the mat. This workshop is perfect for practitioners of all levels and styles, teachers and students.

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Mar
8
1:00 PM13:00

mary dana in cologne, germany | karma cologne festival

Festival Workshops: Introduction to the Theory & Practice of Katonah Yoga

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I’ll also be teaching workshops on Saturday and Sunday in the Karma Cologne Festival!

Join me and other amazing teachers like Sonia Taylor Bach, Ron Reid, Katchie Ananda, Jelena Lieberberg and more!

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.

www.katonayoga.com

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Mar
3
2:00 PM14:00

mary dana in bedford hills, NY

form, function & flow: weaving katonah yoga with vinyasa | part 2

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The literal translation of Vinyasa means to place in a special way. We interpret this to mean that the order of forms, or asanas, function in a way that flows. This placement is not arbitrary, and true flow can occur when things fit together and function well. Katonah Yoga gives us the tools and techniques to explore the forms in an inFORMative way that offer insights into both the objective pattern of nature and the subjective pattern of our personal narrative.

In this two part workshop we will explore how the geometric integrity and theory of Katonah yoga functions to create flow in a well-adjusted and informed Vinyasa experience. Open to both teachers who wish to incorporate more of the material in their classes and any student who is curious to explore these connections more.

$40 per session

Sunday, February 24, 2pm - 4pm

Sunday March 3, 2pm - 4pm


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Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

mary dana in bedford hills, NY

form, function & flow: weaving katonah yoga with vinyasa | part 1

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The literal translation of Vinyasa means to place in a special way. We interpret this to mean that the order of forms, or asanas, function in a way that flows. This placement is not arbitrary, and true flow can occur when things fit together and function well. Katonah Yoga gives us the tools and techniques to explore the forms in an inFORMative way that offer insights into both the objective pattern of nature and the subjective pattern of our personal narrative.

In this two part workshop we will explore how the geometric integrity and theory of Katonah yoga functions to create flow in a well-adjusted and informed Vinyasa experience. Open to both teachers who wish to incorporate more of the material in their classes and any student who is curious to explore these connections more.

$40 per session

Sunday, February 24, 2pm - 4pm

Sunday March 3, 2pm - 4pm


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