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
A workshop for a wide variety of practitioners and teachers interested in holistic movement of the hand and shoulder girdle and the power of gesture in the asana practice. Click on title for more info and online registration with The Yoga Solution.
Special Series of workshops to help you dive back into practice at the end of the summer with both challenge and ease! Click on title for more information and individual session details. Register online with Yoga On Center by 8/1 for Early Bird Fee and to keep your space!
Contact Mary if you are interested in participating in a special series in October on Tuesdays at SoBo.
A course for teachers and more advanced practitioner—advanced not defined by acrobatic skill but by maturity in practice and knowing ones limits and willing to explore ones potential!
Full practice sessions with short meditation at the beginning and 15 minute optional checkin at the end. Click on title for more details. Specifics will be announced in July.