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 special intensive for yoga nuts! Join us for 3 days of deep practice and ease into fall with grace and vitality. Register Online
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).
Yoga and the 8-Fold Path. Last Saturdays 9/24/16-5/27/17. Eight workshops exploring the wisdom of the Buddhist path through Yoga Asana, Breath-work and Meditation. Register Online