Yoga Mendocino is a yoga-based community non-profit organization in Ukiah, CA.
We hope this site helps you find ways to nourish your body, mind, heart, and spirit.
We offer occasional virtual and in-person yoga and meditation workshops for all levels, recommendations for classes and teachers, inspiring information, and a variety of resources to help you find the sanctuary within you. Enjoy!
Descriptions and registration info for special in-person and online events and workshops.
BENEFITS OF YOGA
Improve your strength, posture, flexibility, balance, and overall health.
Improve your sense of connection and peace. Share loving-kindness with others.
Enhance your mood to feel calmer and happier. Increase your capacity for resilience.
Increase your mental focus, psychological flexibility, and concentration.
I have always found poetry to offer me an almost magical combination of insight, inspiration, and clarity - helping me to pause, shift my perspective, and breathe. A mindful yoga practice has similar benefits for the mind and heart (not to mention the body!). I find...
Tune in to KZYX on Monday evenings at 8pm for Take a Breath – short radio meditation offerings from Yoga Mendocino teachers and community members. Use these brief moments of respite to relax, practice mindfulness, or simply to take a few deeper intentional breaths at...
Yoga Mendocino is currently presenting Take a Breath - a short radio meditation on KZYX on Monday evenings at 8pm. Tune in to catch a moment of relaxation, mindfulness, or deep breathing at the end of your busy Monday. Jumpstart the rest of the week with this...
This excerpt has been adapted from Mary’s writings for her Moving Forward - For the Love of the Earth program, a program to practice yoga in an ecological context. Satya – the second Yama or ethical precept in Yoga, usually translated as truth, honesty, clarity....
In March 2020, Yoga Mendocino was on the threshold of rolling out several changes that we hoped would nudge us into a more financially sustainable territory. Yoga teacher Amelia Bernard spearheaded a beautiful new logo design with alluring colors. The Community...
Yoga Mendocino Events & Workshops
Blessings & Bellies - FREE Thanksgiving Yoga
10:00 am - 11:00 am PST
Thursday, November 25, 2021
With Mary Paffard. As part of a long standing tradition at Yoga Mendocino, we will meet for a simple yoga practice of appreciation, with a particular focus on the lower belly and digestive area! Whether you are fasting or feasting, you may enjoy a practice that will open the body and breath, explore the abdominal area in basic accessible poses, and both calm and enliven your being. Annually we have met, often 3 generations in the same class, as visitors and friends join regular yogis and share our gratitude for this magnificent art of yoga and all the other blessings in our lives! Read more...
About Yoga Mendocino
Yoga Mendocino is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the knowledge and practice of yoga and other activities related to physical and spiritual well-being in Mendocino County, CA and beyond by offering resources, education, and learning opportunities in the context of encouragement and inspiration. We support diversity and inclusivity. We are a resource for spiritual and emotional solace and recharging.
OUR YOGA TEACHERS
Iris Padgett, LMFT
TRIBUTE TO OUR FORMER STUDIO
Yoga Mendocino you will always have a special space in my heart. I came to YOMO after being Burned over 60% of my body in the Redwood Valley/Potter Valley 2017 Wildfires. I was grief stricken and did not recognize my new body. My Spirit was struggling. Through Yomo, I can stand today with my face to the Sun.
My aches drastically lessened. I breathe easier. I have found community and a safe haven to experience life. Legs that once struggled to stand feel grounded and strong.
But I have received so much by now that has exponentially enabled me to give to others, like I never knew how to do before. For that, I am infinitely grateful.
I’m exhausted in every way on my own roller coaster ride of this year 2020 and I am also automatically applying so many of the tools I have learned through YoMo.
Each teacher was unique, genuine, and welcoming. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here, and will be back when I’m in town.
I’ve made new friends, reconnected w/ old ones and traveled “across the pond” all in a more centered, grounded way.