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
What would it be like to create a common intention with a diverse group of women, of all ages, to explore self care and women’s health? This online course is hosted at a password-protected site where each section is published monthly. Do join a lively caring discussion to support your well-being on all levels in 2016.
1/30 - Finding Your Feet
2/27 - Shoulders, Thoracic Spine and Neck: Co-conspiritors
3/26 - Ayurveda for the Spring
4/30 - Hollow Be Thy Groins: Finding Freedom and Ease in Pelvis and Hamstrings
5/28 - Heart Over Head: Start a Metta Revolution!
6/25 - Eyes: The Retina of Being
Advanced/Teacher Training March 31-April 8
Presence in Yoga retreat April 3-8
If you are interested in a 300+ hour training suitable for those with a 200-hour training or are wanting to review and re-inspire your teaching on any level, let me know soon. This may be the beginning of a one year course which incorporates these nine days and two other workshop commitments and 10 months of study.