For those of you who know Richard and Mary, you will know that they tease each other endlessly about this particular bone, the tailbone or the cocyx. And yet even though their teaching styles are complementary, their approach to posture differs in some interesting ways and many times this is reflected through their instructions to this dear little bone - called the “little bone of happiness/ el huesito de alegria” in Cuba. For more info, click on title and contact www.nest-yoga.com to register.
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.
March 24 - 10am - 4pm - A Special Workshop to celebrate the Spring. Time to cleanse, inspire and let go……
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If your practice is a little arid and predictable, let’s shake it up with poetry, exploring the interior body, soak in imagery, breath and delight in movement! Join me for a long soulful practice that will weave meditation, breath-work, active and passive asana into the enchantment of being embodied right here, right now!
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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! This series has been postponed from early 2019 to Fall 2019. Dates subject to confirmation.
Register Online for entire workshop of four, or by session (pending availability)
Fee: Early Bird 220.00 by 8/1/2019, 240.00 thereafter (includes online material). Or 75.00/session (no online material and dependent on space availability)
Afternoons only - which include a quieter, gentler practice, meditation and reflection and online material - may be available to those who are not interested in a long active am practice. Fee: 140 for 4 part series - not possible to drop-in and only available if the course has its minimum full time commitment. If interested check in after 1/1/19.
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 1/12/19, 150.00 thereafter.
Special discounts for anyone wanting to stay at Cloverdale’s Kelley & Young Wine Garden Inn (located two blocks from YOC).
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 /cash on the day. This day is definitely happening!
Mary will be contributing to Michelle Marlahan's teacher training in Sacramento.
“Drop Down, Drop Back, Drop In!” Some spaces may be available for other trainees/teachers/serious practitioners to join us. Click on title for more info.
More info about Michelle's training at this link
Special Series of workshops to help you dive back into practice at the end of the summer with both challenge and ease! Click on title for more information and individual session details. Register online with Yoga On Center by 8/1 for Early Bird Fee and to keep your space!
These workshops are definitely happening. If you want to drop-in, just show up and register at studio. $35 per session. If you have financial challenges, let me know.
Contact Mary if you are interested in participating in a special series in October on Tuesdays at SoBo.
A course for teachers and more advanced practitioner—advanced not defined by acrobatic skill but by maturity in practice and knowing ones limits and willing to explore ones potential!
Full practice sessions with short meditation at the beginning and 15 minute optional checkin at the end. Click on title for more details. Specifics will be announced in July.
A workshop for a wide variety of practitioners and teachers interested in holistic movement of the hand and shoulder girdle and the power of gesture in the asana practice. Click on title for more info and online registration with The Yoga Solution.
Yoga can be extremely helpful in finding ways to work with your hamstrings and hips, free the breath in the lower pelvic area and bring a more balanced posture and consequently a more balanced relationship to these dear pesky muscles. Click title for more info.
Yoga Class to support Cuba yoga communities - Donation based - All welcome. Celebrate International Day of Yoga by supporting those who are less supported in the yoga world and are also inspirational in their dedication and application.
For most of us, the core is a place of confusion, an area of our body which we either neglect or overly control and this practice will bring awareness and vitality to an under-respected and highly intelligent matrix from which all movement can arise. By exploring popular standing poses like tricky trikonasana! from the starfish perspective, we can support our hips and sacral area and find freedom and ease in the upper body. This will in turn help support the shoulder area in backbends, inversions and twists. Join us for a full day of practice and investigation!
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This workshop will explore the mudra (sacred gesture) of Namaste in a variety of poses and use the imagery of the hand to create a heart centred, balanced practice. Suitable for a wide variety of practitioners. Includes a short 10 minute break after the active practice and before the final hour of quieter poses and final meditation. Clink on title for more info.
A Day of Quiet at SoBo - This workshop has been cancelled - If you are interested in this kind of workshop, contact Mary directly.
A day of simple yoga, meditation and contemplation at the winter solstice time.
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 <email@example.com> for information regarding registration, location and details of schedule. Flier out soon!
Free, all welcome. No need to be a yoga practitioner but you do need clothing that you can move in and be willing to take off your shoes. This session will help us all Reconnect, Relax and Restore and will be an opportunity to share strategies and techniques for staying in your body and calm in these challenging times. No need to register, just show up.
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.
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.
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).
Join us for this Yoga Va benefit in beautiful Alexander Valley!
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
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. To register click on this link
Free Classes 7/29 at SoBo with MP
8:00 - 8:25 am Partly guided, partly silent meditation session
8:30 - 9:30 am Active Basic Yoga class
GO TO THE AMAZING..... NOT SO SIMPLE LIVING FAIR
5:30 - 6:30 pm Quiet Gentle Yoga class.