with Mary Dana Abbott
There are few tools in yoga that are as versatile and useful as a chair. It is a prop that offers accessibility, support, and new possibilities in practice for all bodies and levels of experience.
In this training, we will explore how to use this prop in many ways as a teacher and as a student. We will look at how we can utilize this prop to deepen our work in our personal practice and how to use it in private and group class settings. We will learn how to adapt chair work for different students with different needs and in different settings, from the senior center to the shala.
Training will include:
Break downs and fundamentals of chair setups
Adjusting and adapting chair setups for different people and different chairs (pertaining to online teaching)
Different considerations for teaching chair yoga online and in-person
Sequencing both group and private classes: How to develop a clear class focus and make good choices
Applying Katonah Yoga theory* and functional biomechanics in a clear and accessible way
ONLINE LIVE & PRE-RECORDED
Wednesday, June 23 (Pre Recorded)
Saturday & Sunday, June 25/26 Live 12-5 pm est
(content will be recorded for anyone who can't make it live)
About Mary Dana
Mary Dana Abbott first found herself on a yoga mat over 30 years ago, when she attended Hatha yoga classes as a young child. Since then she has immersed herself in numerous disciplines and styles, both as a teacher and a student.
Mary Dana believes the yoga practice is about unleashing everyone's potential for a more joyous and radiant life. She is known for her disciplined and accessible approach to asana: incorporating precise alignment, sensible sequencing, and a sense of humor in her teachings.
She has amassed over one thousand hours of training and holds certifications in Hatha Vinyasa, Katonah Yoga and Pilates Mat. She has trained hundreds of teachers at both the 200 hour level and beyond. You can find her in Brooklyn when she's not on the road or (on the zoom) leading workshops and trainings.
Find out more about Mary Dana at www.marydanayoga.com.