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10-hour Katonah Yoga® Chair Training with Mary Dana Abbott


  • OHIO, The Space Columbus The Space | 687 PARSONS AVE, COLUMBUS, OH 43206 (map)

A real game in yoga (and in life) is to learn how to make our effortless effort. The trick of this game is figuring just the right amount of effort to put into our work, because with too little or too much, we can experience burn-out or become too idle. When we use props in our yoga practice, we are supporting ourselves with scaffolding, allowing us to organize our house (the body) well. Do not mistake this as physically limiting or particularly restful. When you’re doing real restoration work, it’s transformative and you’ll need the right support and tools to shift your perspective and change you frame of reference.

There are few tools that are versatile and useful as a chair. It is an objective partner that can be utilized in many ways to lift and support, giving us different angles to play with and to receive and perceive information from. When we see things from different perspectives and angles, we might realize our ways habitually doing and thinking is 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 sand group setting. We will explore its application in warrior poses, inversions, restoratives, pranayama and more. Come explore this magical tool of support, and learn new recipes to re-imagine and re-invigorate your practice.