Willing to die,
You give up
Your will, keep still
By what moves
Mary Paffard was dragged kicking and chain-smoking to her first yoga class in the early 70s in London. It was by no means love at first sight! but it was the first time she could remember feeling the possibility that head, heart and body may all be part of the same continuum. Since then, she shares her passion for, and explorations of, yoga and Vipassna meditation, in classes, workshops and teachers programs nationally and internationally.
Mary has lived off-the-grid on a collective apple farm for over 30 years in Northern California. Director of Teacher Training at Yoga Mendocino, Ukiah California from 2000-2010, Mary co-founded this non profit center and has created teachers programs for training and “un-training”! since the mid 90s. She continues to be part of the Teachers programs faculty at Piedmont Yoga, Oakland and has brought trainings to Mexico, Cuba and Europe through her Yoga Alliance certified school, Yoga for All, at the 200 and 500 hour level.
classes and workshops
Wise Action - 1/28 10am-4pm
4th in a series of workshops exploring the Buddhist eight-fold path through active and passive asana, meditation, and discussion. Join us in 2017 for remaining 5 monthly sessions through May and have online support material. Suitable for a wide variety of practitioner/teacher. Drop-ins welcome. Download Flier
5 more workshops exploring the wisdom of the Buddhist path through Yoga Asana, Breath-work and Meditation. February session is now on Sunday Feb 26. The rest are last Saturdays of month.
This series of five workshops based around the theme of the Chakras will be part of the teacher training programs at It's All Yoga Sacramento. If space exists, it may be possible to take individual workshops.
The course - if registered for whole series - will have online support material which will include articles, practice guidelines and meditations. Proposed dates: 9/17, 10/15, 1/22, 3/18, 5/20 (tbc).
10-4.30pm We propel ourselves forward into endless tomorrows and agendas, our eyes tense and often narrowly focused. Can we use the imagery of the back body, to relax back and explore even our most energetic asana with quiet eyes and a broader, calmer perspective?