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 day of simple yoga, meditation and contemplation at the winter solstice time.
All classes at YOC are free on New Year's Day!
Join us for a celebratory practice and begin 2018 with aplomb!
This four week series will be an overview of the yoga practice and will introduce basic yoga principles to the beginner or student who is seeking a review before joining a regular class.
Advanced Yoga Series focusing on Inversions
Join us for a wonderful 5 days of yoga and thermal waters in beautiful Catalunya. Click on title for much more info.