May
1
Dec 1

WORKSHOP SUMMARY

June 18 - 23 Solstice Retreat at The Land, Philo 

July 30  1-5pm  You and the Mat Oakland

August 19  10am-1pmBoonville - Finding your Feet in the Heat- Note-moved from 7/22

August 20 4-7pm  Special Event for Cuba - Music, Pizza, Wine, Cuba presentations Alexander Valley - Limited number of Tickets

September 1 - 3  The Poetry of Yoga Intensive:  Body as Soul  Boonville

September 9  Yoga Junction, London

September 10  A Day of Yoga in Kent, UK

October 27-29  Omaha Weekend

December 1-11   Cuba Trip

2018

March 29 - April 6  Gray Bear Retreat

April 8 - 13  Spanish Spa Retreat is happening

April 20-21  London Tri Yoga

BOWL - IN - ACTION - Conference Call June 25
Jun
25
Mar 26

BOWL - IN - ACTION - Conference Call June 25

Online group facilitated by Mary and Cyd with monthly calls to support and inspire creativity, action, sangha and self-care.   Begins Fall 2017 if enough committed participants.  Contact us if this tickles your fancy! and be on the call June 25 8am CA time.   Email us if you want to attend exploratory call and checkin for yogis and teachers.   

Finding your Feet in the Heat!
Aug
19
10:00 am10:00

Finding your Feet in the Heat!

  • The Studio SoBo

August 19 Saturday - 10 - 1pm    WORKSHOP  Finding your Feet in the Heat!  A workshop suitable for a wide variety of levels, which will focus on feet, bones and breath and include a wide variety of active and passive yoga.   By bringing your attention into the feet, you enable a sense of grounding and cooling which in these strange times we need in body, mind and spirit!   Handouts included.    $30-55  Sliding scale.  If you register after 8/1, fee is $50 - 70.  No cancellations after 8/8    

Cuba Cuba Cuba!  A special celebration of Yoga linking US and Cuba
Aug
20
4:00 pm16:00

Cuba Cuba Cuba! A special celebration of Yoga linking US and Cuba

  • United States

Join us from 4pm to 7pm in an exquisite setting in Alexander Valley grape growing area,  for music with Marcos Pereda, wood fired pizza, wine and delicious salads and desert, along with a short presentation of the extraordinary Yoga Va Latino project and a fun silent auction.  Limited number of tickets ($50) and carpooling requested.  An article about this event is at this link.  For tickets go to Brown Bag Tickets and search for Yoga Va Latino http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3041183

The Poetry of Yoga - Body as Soul
Sep
1
Sep 3

The Poetry of Yoga - Body as Soul

  • Studio SoBo

9/1- 9/3  A Yoga intensive of 15 hours for Yoga Nutz! exploring the magic and mystery of breath and asana practice through the imaginative and the poetic.  If you truly believed that you did not live IN a body but your body was/is your soul, how would your yoga and life change?   For more information, click on the title.   

Taking Flight
Sep
9
10:00 am10:00

Taking Flight

  • Yoga Junction

This workshop will explore the relationship between the interior body, belly and breath and the upper extremity, using imagery to create a fluid yoga practice that will revitalise the whole body and spirit.   For more info, click on title.

A Day of Yoga in Kent
Sep
10
10:00 am10:00

A Day of Yoga in Kent

  • United Kingdom

A special day of practice in a very unique setting.  Join us for a long active yoga practice in the am, share some refreshments and discussion in the garden or around the pool at lunchtime and then return to a quieter practice in the afternoon.   This day is for a small group of 10 students who want to revitalise and relax in good company and in the delights of the Kentish countryside.   

Fee:  £65 + a contribution to our lunchtime meal   £75 after August 1.   Please send checks written to Mary Paffard to Sally Paffard, 38 Collier Rd,  Hastings, E. Sussex  TN343JR.  Non refundable after August 1.   

Omaha Weekend Workshop
Oct
27
Oct 29

Omaha Weekend Workshop

  • Omaha, Nebraska USA

Once again back in Omaha with this wonderful group of yogis, organized by Karla Pirruccello.  This workshop will focus on themes that are evolving in my practice and teaching regarding seeing the "Body as Soul" in the words of anatomist and emryologist Jaap van der Waal and using imagery to cultivate a poetic dynamic and engaged practice in troubling times!     Please contact Karla directly <karlayoga@me.com> for information regarding registration, location and details of schedule.  Flier out soon!

Calm in a Crazy World!
Mar
29
Apr 6

Calm in a Crazy World!

  • Gray Bear

Note Early Bird fee for registration for these workshops at Gray Bear in Tennessee ends on July 15 For all information about this deep dive into Teaching (3/28 - 4/1 Intensive) and into quiet practice (Presence in Yoga 4/1-6)  see this link: http://www.graybear.org/PaffardTT18.html

Yoga Retreat at Spa near Girona Spain
Apr
8
Apr 13
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Yoga Retreat at Spa near Girona Spain

  • Hotel Balneari Prats

Join us for a wonderful 5 days of yoga and thermal waters in beautiful Catalunya.   Click on title for much more info.  Flier available in July 2017.


Solstice Retreat
Jun
18
Jun 23

Solstice Retreat

  • The Land

Solstice Retreat in Redwoods and by the River in Philo, CA. For experienced students and teachers. Prior to 4/1, preference given to teacher training students. Open to all after 4/1 if space allows. If interested contact Mary by email before sending in registration fee.   As of 5/17/17, we have one or 2 spaces depending on accommodation availability.

The Chakras - Exploring the Inner Body
May
20
1:00 pm13:00
sac

The Chakras - Exploring the Inner Body

  • It's All Yoga

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. Dates: 9/17, 10/15, 1/22, 3/18, 5/20.

Shoulders Arms Hands ... Breath!
May
6
2:30 pm14:30
yoc

Shoulders Arms Hands ... Breath!

  • Yoga on Center

An invigorating workshop for a multitude of levels exploring the upper body and bringing energy into the heart!   We will end with a restorative pose, pranayama and meditation. Options given to those not inverting or doing active backbends. 

Contact Yoga on Center to register after April 1, 2017

Balance in Spring
Mar
11
12:15 pm12:15

Balance in Spring

  • Yoga Mendocino

A wonderful way to bring ease and equanimity to the wobbles of life! Full active and passive asana practice with plenty of emphasis on the balancing power of the heart in the poses and movements that challenge our stability. Includes standing and inverted balance poses along with options for those not inverting or doing backbends. Suitable for a wide range of student beyond the beginning level.  

Friday Sangha
Dec
16
4:00 pm16:00

Friday Sangha

  • Studio SoBo

Yoga, 30 minute sit, checkin regarding post-election life. Everyone welcome, no fee but donations to cover rent are welcome.

Next Friday 12/23 TBC based on interest at this class.

Nov
11
4:00 pm16:00

Special Restorative Practice- Benefit for Yoga for Veterans Project

  • SoBo Studio

Join us for a gentle, restorative practice for everyone at SoBo in Boonville.    This class will include some simple stretching movements and then longer supported poses to help us all truly rest and revitalize ourselves as we move into the dark time of year.   

This class is a benefit for Veterans Yoga Project, an organization that brings yoga to veterans all over the country.  Every year at this time of year, many yoga studios and teachers offer classes where all donations will go directly to this project.  

No need to register, just show up and bring 2 regular bed pillows with you and comfortable clothing to do these simple relaxing positions.  No need for prior experience.  Advisable not to eat close to class time.    

Pay whatever you want for the class ($5 -50 and beyond!)    All checks will be written to Veterans Yoga Project.   If you cannot come, consider leaving a check at SoBo or sending one in to this helpful organization.   

If there is interest in Restoratives, we may try and keep a class going through the winter months at SoBo on Friday afternoons.  

Portland Weekend and Teachers Session
Sep
30
Oct 2

Portland Weekend and Teachers Session

  • Turtles Yoga

A Full Weekend - Poetry of Yoga, Friday Evening through Sunday Am, with a special teachers session based on the Core and Interior Body 12-4pm.   For flier click on this link and for more details of the sessions and registration, click here or use this link: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=204091

Yoga Buddhism Ecology
Aug
21
Dec 18

Yoga Buddhism Ecology

  • You and the Mat

A series of special workshops that include advanced active practice, meditation and exploration of ecological themes through the yoga and with discussion and online material.

Not So Simple Yoga
Jul
30
Jul 31

Not So Simple Yoga

  • Studio Sobo

Drop into SoBo and take care of your whole being during the Not So Simple Fair - Saturday gentle yoga 5.30-6.45pm and Sunday Active yoga after short meditation 7.30-9am.  Donation based classes.

*Eyes: The Retina of Being
Jun
25
10:00 am10:00

*Eyes: The Retina of Being

  • Tri Yoga

This workshop will include meditation active and passive asana, inversions and options to inversions, and an array of eye explorations that help shift the awareness into the core and to the back body, revitalizing and expanding our vista of asana and life! Suitable for teachers, trainees and a wide variety of practitioner. Not suitable for beginning students.

Yoga Solstice Getaway
Jun
19
Jun 23

Yoga Solstice Getaway

  • Ukiah retreat house

A special retreat among the redwoods on the hills above Ukiah, California. Join us for four full days of practice to rejuvenate and restore in great company!

St. Louis - The Retina of Being: 6th Chakra and the Back Body
Apr
9
9:00 am09:00

St. Louis - The Retina of Being: 6th Chakra and the Back Body

  • The Monday Club

This workshop will include meditation active and passive asana, inversions and options to inversions, and an array of eye explorations that help shift the awareness into the core and to the back body, revitalizing and expanding our vista of asana and life! Suitable for teachers, trainees and a wide variety of practitioner. Not suitable for beginning students.

Ayurveda for the Spring
Mar
26
10:00 am10:00

Ayurveda for the Spring

  • Studio Sobo

The third in a series of six workshops on particular body related themes that are of interest to a wide variety of teacher, trainee and practitioner.Taught by Cyd Bernstein. Cyd's description: We will start slowly - like bears waking from our winter caves - and build up to an active, rejuvenating practice. In-depth guidelines for an at-home cleanse will be given in the afternoon. 

Jan
1
Oct 30

2017 in Brief!

2017 - YOGA WORKSHOPS
Wise Yoga continues at SoBo, Boonville - Drop-ins welcome
Wise Work 3/25,
Wise Body + Pleasure! 4/29,
Wise Insight + Samadhi 5/27

Apr 2-7 SPA RETREAT - Catalunya Spain.   Early Bird fee OK until 1/15/17!

Apr 17  10 - 4.30pm London at TriYoga - Retina of Being - To Register  - More Info

May 5  2.30 - 5pm  Healdsburg
Shoulders, Arms, Hands....Breath!

May 20 Sacramento - 3rd Chakra
May 21 Oakland Upside Down in a TopsyTurvy Universe TBC

June 18 - 23 Solstice Retreat - Invitation only until 4/1

Aug 31 - Sept 3  Poetry of Yoga -  Boonville

Dec 1-11 Cuba Trip for those interested in our projects - see Cuba Page - Yoga Va! Trip

Jan
1
11:00 am11:00

New Years Day Yoga with Mary

  • Studio Sobo

We will begin with meditation 11-11.30am (optional), and slowly easing out the creaks of 2015, build to active asana with a range of standing poses, twists, backbends and inversions for those who wish. We will end with restoratives and a short metta meditation.  

Fee: sliding scale 20.00 - 40.00. Minimum of 10 registrations required by December 20 for workshop to happen. Register by sending a check for whatever amount feels right for you to MPaffard, PO 225, Yorkville, CA 95494.

Nov
20
3:00 pm15:00

Workshops coming up locally.....2016

In December we will confirm workshop options in the Bay Area (U and the Mat) and in Sacramento (Its All Yoga).   These workshops along with our Boonville series are designed for a broad audience but are also part of elective workshops towards teacher training with Yoga for All (Basics 250, 2015 and its follow-on program for RYT200s, Advanced 300/425 beginning Sept 2016).

Please note that Piedmont Yoga, Oakland and Its All Yoga will be conducting teacher trainings next year also and Mary's participation in those courses will be confirmed in 2016.   

Yoga for Women: Four-day Workshop
Oct
22
Oct 25

Yoga for Women: Four-day Workshop

  • Naada Yoga

Apply Online with Naada Yoga

In this four-day course, we will explore unique ways to tailor the practice of Yoga to women’s physiology and the varying stages of a women’s life. Included are active and passive yoga, pranayama, meditation, Ayurveda, mandala and group discussion. We will reflect on how these ancient practices can be used as a refuge for women today and support us in leading engaged, connected and compassionate lives.