Yoga & Tai Chi

With the practice of yoga and taijiquan – tai chi – you’ll notice positive, profound physiological and psychological shifts, leading to stress reduction, weight management, increased flexibility, increased endurance, improved circulation and metabolic function, increased energy, hormonal regulation and so much more.

Our Stanford Inn Yoga Instructors inspire and nurture their students in a safe, fun, non-competitive environment. We are dedicated to offering guidance and support to nurture your individual relationship to the practice of yoga. We believe that through the practice of yoga, you may learn to joyfully experience your body and develop a relationship that allows you to listen and learn from it. Listening to your body is an essential aspect of mindfulness we teach at the Mendocino Center for Living Well.


  • Yoga and Tai Chi classes are $15/person (drop-in basis).
  • Private Yoga classes are also available: 1-hour, $80/person, $100/couple (advanced reservation required).
  • We are not currently offering Private Tai Chi classes.
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Catherine McMillan Yoga Instructor

Catherine McMillan
Director of Yoga

Catherine and are team of instructors offer Yoga for every level of fitness and yoga experience – from yoga for absolute beginners to seniors and people with physical limitations and special needs.

A coastal resident since 1972 and second generation yogini, Catherine McMillan shares the many joys and benefits of yoga through a flowing practice combining breath, movement and reflection. Catherine is an E-RYT 500 yoga instructor, and received her training through the Yoga Research and Education Center.

Catherine and other MCLW yoga instructors offer yoga for all levels and experience.

Ken Rose - Mendocino Center for Living Well

Ken Rose
Chinese Medicine

Ken Rose has studied and practiced Chinese medicine and related arts for more than forty years. He studied, trained, and apprenticed in Southwest China at the Chengdu University of TCM, focusing on acupuncture, herbal medicine, diagnostics, and tui na. He is currently a member of the faculty at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. In addition, Ken is the author of numerous books and articles on traditional Chinese arts, sciences, language, and culture, including co-authoring “A Brief History of Qi,” and “Who Can Ride the Dragon.” He has worked as a consulting editor for several major publishers including: Thieme, Harcourt, Reed-Elsevier, and Paradigm Publications. With Jessica Rose, Ken is the co-founder of Three Springs Institute, an educational organization that teaches Classical Chinese philosophy and medicine.

Ken offers classes in Tai Ji Quan, and a broad range of classes (with Jessica) on Chinese Medicine, including classes on Qi, Women’s medicine, acupuncture.

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