May
1
to 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 3-31  Special Advanced Series - Inside Out Upside Down!, Boonville

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

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BOWL - IN - ACTION - Conference Call June 25
Jun
25
to 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.   

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

The Poetry of Yoga - Body as Soul

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.   This intensive is now open for registrations for one day (80) and two days (150).

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Taking Flight
Sep
9
10:00am10:00am

Taking Flight

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.

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

A Day of Yoga in Kent

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.   

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Upside Down Inside Out!
Oct
3
to Oct 31

Upside Down Inside Out!

  • SoBo Studio 14275 Highway 128, Boonville CA 95415 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Advanced Yoga Series focusing on Inversions
at SoBo, Boonville

Dive into deep practice in a supportive environment and explore in a safe and creative way these powerful poses.   Enter into fall glowing!

Tuesdays Oct 3-31, 1.15-3.30pm - 5 weeks    125/140 after 9/1   $30 per session if space exists. Small group size, so register early.  Much more info if you click on title.

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Omaha Weekend Workshop
Oct
27
to Oct 29

Omaha Weekend Workshop

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!

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

Finding your Feet in the Heat!

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.   Special Discount for last spaces - $50.   No cancellations after 8/8    

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Solstice Retreat
Jun
18
to Jun 23

Solstice Retreat

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.

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

The Chakras - Exploring the Inner Body

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.

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Balance in Spring
Mar
11
12:15pm12:15pm

Balance in Spring

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.  

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Nov
11
4:00pm 4:00pm

Special Restorative Practice- Benefit for Yoga for Veterans Project

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.  

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Portland Weekend and Teachers Session
Sep
30
to Oct 2

Portland Weekend and Teachers Session

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

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

*Eyes: The Retina of Being

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.

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

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

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.

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

Ayurveda for the Spring

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. 

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Jan
1
to 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

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Jan
1
11:00am11:00am

New Years Day Yoga with Mary

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.

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Nov
20
3:00pm 3:00pm

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.   

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

Yoga for Women: Four-day Workshop

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.

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