The Poetry of Yoga Workshop

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The Poetry of Yoga Workshop


Saturday, September 03, 2016
14275 Highway 128, Boonville CA

…with Mary Paffard at SoBo Studio, Boonville, California
14275 Highway 128 in Boonville

A Yoga intensive for Yoga Nutz! exploring the magic and mystery of breath and asana practice through the imaginative and the poetic. Mary Paffard has been teaching locally, nationally and internationally since 1985. For teacher trainings, workshops, online programs, see Join us for 3 days of deep practice to celebrate the ending of summer and moving into the fall.

A perfect time to revitalize your yoga practice and take some time for yourself. Each day will begin at 9am with pranayama/chanting and meditation, and continue into a long active asana practice til 12pm. After a break, we will end our yoga day with a quieter restorative practice and a final meditation, 1-3pm. Yoga is often these days defined as asana and in terms of asana, a limited repertoire of poses that have little connection with the vast, rich history of the extraordinary art and science of Yoga. Each day we will explore a theme that naturally opens to the poetic in practice and to a much broader definition of what yoga really is and can be. Poetry and imagery will be woven into our time together to help us refresh our understanding of yoga and its potential to heal, open and inspire.

For specific themes and to register, see

Early Bird fee $150 by August 1, $180 thereafter.
MORE INFO re Poetry of Yoga: 15 hours of Yoga; 9am – 3pm daily, with one hour lunch break.

Saturday 9-3pm The Poetry of Kindness – Welcoming and Allowing
Using the power of the breath and the belly to explore the power of letting go and softening into the way things are rather than pushing ourselves forward into futures and demands!

Sunday 9-3pm The Poetry of the Natural World – Working with the Elements
Grounding through earth element, finding natural fluidity through water, energy and vitality within fire, softness and movement in air, and using ether as the container and matrix for all the elements to dance and to come into balance.

Monday 9-3pm The Poetry of Inner Spaciousness and Calm – Living in the Central
Channel Cultivating ease and spaciousness within the spinal center and inviting the meditative practice to be continuous with the asana and breath practices.

Suitability and Content: This course is designed with the more dedicated student in mind. There will be a wide range of poses that will include more advanced backbends and daily inversions. Options will be given for those not doing these poses. If you are not a teacher or student with a home practice, please use your summer to get ready for what will be a fun and challenging 3 days! Not suitable for beginners or those with back problems. See afternoon only option for those with less experience or needing a gentle practice.

Registration: Early Bird fee $150 by August 1, $180 thereafter. Priority given to those signing up for whole workshop however after August 1, it may be possible if space exists, to sign up for individual days for $75 per day or for just the afternoon sessions which are suitable for all practitioners, fee: $100. After August 1, no refunds under any circumstances. Prior to that time, refunds subject to 20% admins fee.

Send checks to M.Paffard, PO Box 225 Yorkville, CA 95494 or pay online on her website.