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
Join us at the end of the year for a day to let go, unravel, rest and revitalize in good company. This day will interweave meditation—seated and walking—gentle yoga suitable for all, and poetry. A celebration of the winter solstice and time to drop-in. All welcome. Click on title for more details.
Register online or by check by 12/9 and confirm workshop at this site before arriving on 12/23!
This workshop invites you to fully let go of the remnants of 2018 and remind yourself of your integrity and beauty through active asana, meditation, restoratives, reflection and a supportive sangha.
Suitable for a wide range of practitioner from mixed level to teacher. This is not a suitable workshop for beginners. Saturday 11am - 5pm (includes one hour break), Sunday 8.30-11.30am.
Fee: Early-bird 125.00 by 12/15/18, 150.00 thereafter.
Special discounts for anyone wanting to stay at Cloverdale’s Kelley & Young Wine Garden Inn (located two blocks from YOC).
A series of four yoga workshops that will support enquiry into different questions that seek to expand ones definition of “body” to include the whole universe!
Register Online for entire workshop of four, or by session (pending availability)
Fee: Early Bird 200.00 by 1/1/2019, 220.00 thereafter (includes online material). Or 75.00/session (no online material and dependent on space availability)
On the third Sunday of the month, from 8.15am to 10.30am, we will meet for a full active practice with meditation and relaxation. This is not a beginners workshop but options will be given to those not inverting, or practicing deeper backbends.
Fee: Early-bird 75.00 by 1/19/2019, 85.00 thereafter, or 35.00/session. Register online or by check.