Mary Dana Abbott

Mary Dana teaches 2 classes and 1 pre-festival workshop at Karma Cologne Yoga Festival.

Friday March 8th, 2019

1.00 – 4.00 Uhr Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Katonah Yoga english

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.

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.

Saturday March 9th, 2019

Exploring Katonah Yoga english

Sunday March 10th, 2019

Vinyasa Party english

Expert sequencing, curated cues, and a strong, yet playful focus on alignment are mixed with a pitch perfect playlist to make this a vinyasa party that will leave the every BODY blissed out!

Check out the complete schedule here. We are looking forward to welcoming all of you in March.

I practice yoga to stay mindful, curious, and open to all that is around me.

That is my wish for you.

I believe that the yoga practice is an opportunity to get to know reality from the inside out. On the mat, we clean out the inner chaos and clutter so we are fully present to the joys and rigors of daily life. Showing up will keep us agile and lucid in mind and body, so that we can integrate our passions, projects, and adventures into a fun and functional life that flows… Let’s move!

It all started way back…

 In the 80s when I a little kid and I took Hatha Yoga with my Dad at our local dance center. Honestly, I was mainly there for the super long savasana because it was basically a nap!  A lot has changed since then and over the years I’ve explored all kinds of styles and disciplines: Bikram, Asthanga, Jivamukti, Anusara, Iyengar, Lotus Flow and now, Katonah Yoga. An eternal student and humble servant to the discipline, I live to teach and guide those who want to teach. Over the years and all over the world I have shared this practice with thousands of people who have caught on that there is something magical about yoga.

My philosophy..

I believe that the yoga practice is a path to getting to know reality from the inside out…cleaning out the inner chaos and clutter so we can be fully present to both the joys and demands of daily life. It will keep us agile and lucid in mind and body, allowing us to integrate a myriad of other activities: saving the world, raising a family, running marathons, tearing up the dance floor, etc, into a a life that is rooted in well-being.

My classes, trainings and workshops abide by the integration of three principles: form, flow and function. My passion is to work with you to find a sustainable form that embodies the architecture and artistry of the human body in order to reach it’s greatest potential. Once we are there, we can flow too a functional, sustainable, and liberating way of existing in our bodies.

My teachers…

I wish to  thank my teachers Jasmine Tarkeshi, Carrie Owerko, Gabriel Halpern, Nevine Micchan and Abbie Galvin for their guidance and wisdom. You should seek them all out, they have so much to share.

I hope you enjoy what you find on this site-and please feel free to reach out and say hi!