Yoga at Grace Cathedral

Yoga on the labyrinth at Grace Cathedral is a unique experience. Several hundred people of all ages, from all over the city, of many different faith affiliations, including none, gather as one to practice yoga in the darkened cathedral. Colorful mats cover the labyrinth, the aisles and even the altar. Tuesday yoga exemplifies our commitment to meeting people where they are and recognizes there are many ways to be spiritual. Everyone is welcome; we even have mats to loan if you don’t have one. Namaste!

The cathedral offers post-yoga programming that complements your practice. The programs range from stimulating talks by spiritual gurus to presentations by people who are taking action now on the front lines of social justice.

Upcoming Post-Yoga Events

Jasmine Tarkeshi In Conversation
Tuesday, May 23, 7:45 to 9 pm

Meditation Group
Tuesday, June 6, 7:45 to 9 pm

Happy 4th of July — No class
Tuesday, July 4

About the Class

Yoga class is held every Tuesdays, except in December when we break after December 6. Class runs from 6:15 – 7:30 pm. The class is very popular, and it is a good idea to arrive by 6 pm.

The class begins with a brief reflection, usually offered by one of our clergy. The class is led by the beloved and renowned yoga teacher and author Darren Main, and there is live music by a gifted professional musician every week.  

The class is free but a $10-$20 donation is suggested. If you can give more, that will help us offer yoga to someone who has less. If you can’t afford to donate, we welcome you all the same. Donation boxes are located at cathedral entrances; your donations support the teacher, musicians and the cathedral. We are always looking for volunteers to help in non-financial ways as well.

We welcome participants of all ages and abilities. Watch this great story about one of our most dedicated yogis, Charles, who doesn’t let Multiple Sclerosis hold him back from being an active participant in life.

What to Bring

Please bring a yoga mat and any other yoga props you wish to use. We have mats available to loan for a $5 minimum donation, but sometimes they run out. Only water is permitted in the cathedral. Dress in warm, comfortable exercise clothes as the cathedral can be quite cool. If you have any serious injuries or medical concerns, please discuss practicing yoga with your doctor.

Become a Yoga Volunteer

Volunteering with yoga at the cathedral is a fun and rewarding experience. It’s a way to deepen your own practice, introduce others to yoga, serve a vibrant, diverse community of yogis as well as a cathedral that is dedicated to spiritual healing and social justice and facilitate what’s been called “the most popular and unique yoga class in San Francisco.” We have many roles for people who want to help out at yoga including assistant yoga teachers, greeters / hospitality, musicians and photographers / graphic designers.

For information about becoming a volunteer email yoga@gracecathedral.org.

View opportunities to volunteer in other Grace Cathedral ministries.

 

Contact Information

Email: yoga@gracecathedral.org

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