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.
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!
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.
Mary will be contributing to Michelle Marlahan's teacher training in Sacramento.
This day will include a long morning active practice and after a short break, we will move into discussion around teaching methodology and practice. More info soon!
More info about Michelle's training at this link
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
March 29 - April 6 Gray Bear Retreat
April 8 - 13 Spanish Spa Retreat is happening
April 20-21 London Tri Yoga
June 17 - 22 Shambhala Solstice Retreat - Almost full as of 5-15-18
July 22 10.45am - 4pm Namaste! The Yoga Solution, Sacramento
August 31 Panca Bhuta Teacher Training begins with Mary and Richard Rosen
September 22 Deep Feminine - Yoga Workshop for Women TBC - Mendo County
October 2 TBC Upside Down and Inside Out Returns.... SoBo, Boonville
October 6 Yoga Day in Sacramento with Michelle Marlahans Trainings
10-4.30pm We propel ourselves forward into endless tomorrows and agendas, our eyes tense and often narrowly focused. Can we use the imagery of the back body, to relax back and explore even our most energetic asana with quiet eyes and a broader, calmer perspective?
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.