As we slow down, listen within, and watch for what might reveal itself, our body’s stories emerge. No matter what age you are or what kind of body you have (or have had!), the practice and wisdom of yoga can help support the transitions and challenges of a woman’s life. Yoga can also be a powerful expression and exploration of the feminine, yin aspect of being. The cyclical nature of women’s lives reminds us to reconnect with the natural world; in honoring our cycles, we tap into a deeper understanding of planetary awareness.
Explore unique ways to tailor the practice of Yoga to women’s physiology and the varying stages of a women’s life
Lifetime access to over 15 hrs of video and audio instruction
Downloadable .pdfs and illustrations
Immediate feedback on comprehension through online assignments
Library of practical exercises and journaling opportunities
Desktop, iOS and Android compatible formats
Certificate of completion from Naada Yoga
What is the Feminine?
The Cycles of a Woman’s life
Pelvic Health; Hip and SI Joints
Supporting Easeful Menses – Practice and Teaching issues
Women’s history within traditional and modern yoga
Fertility – on an individual and planetary level
Menopause and Ageing with Metta!
Youth and Education – the next generation.
Goddess and Artist inspirations for practice
This course qualifies for 30 CEU's via the Yoga Alliance.
Mary Paffard was dragged kicking and chain-smoking to her first yoga class in the early 70s in London. It was by no means love at first sight! but it was the first time she could remember feeling the possibility that head, heart and body may all be part of the same continuum. Since then, she shares her passion for, and explorations of, yoga and Vipassna meditation, in classes, workshops and teachers programs nationally and internationally.
Mary has lived off-the-grid on a collective apple farm for over 30 years in Northern California. Director of Teacher Training at Yoga Mendocino, Ukiah California from 2000-2010, Mary co-founded this non profit center and has created teachers programs for training and “un-training”! since the mid 90s. She continues to be part of the Teachers programs faculties in California and internationally and has brought trainings to Mexico, Cuba and Europe through her Yoga Alliance certified school, Yoga for All, at the 200 and 500 hour level.