With the cathedral closed to in-person gatherings, Grace has been unable to offer new yoga classes to our beautiful community. Until now.
New Online Classes: Gratitude and Resilience
Join The Rev. Jude Harmon, instructor Darren Main and musical guests for a new series of yoga practices to carry us through December and into the new year with music, uplifting words and asanas to feed your body and soul. Practice from home with classes shared each Tuesday at 6pm (and available all month.)
- December 8th: Resilience. Watch now
- December 15th: Pregnant with Hope. Watch now
- December 22nd: Light. Learn more, and save to your personal calendar
- December 29th: Holiday Break
- January 5th: Fresh Start Watch now
- January 12th: Resilience (Rebroadcast) Watch now
- January 19th: NEW: Bending Towards Justice
Gathering again when it’s Safe
We are pleased to announce progress on bringing back indoor Yoga on the Labyrinth at Grace. Our yoga team is working closely with the City of San Francisco to follow the current health guidelines. The health and safety of the community comes first. Follow us on Facebook for updates. It’s going to be 💜
As we prepare to open the doors, we invite you to join us online and continue moving your body to classes from our archives.
- New series and archive classes shared each Tuesday on our event calendar.
- Yoga at Grace Cathedral on YouTube.
- Sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on all things yoga.
- Not sure about Yoga? Read one new yogi’s transformation from a yoga doubter to a yoga doer at Grace.
Yoga for Change, 2020
In its eighth year, Yoga for Change transformed into a virtual gathering for yogis to join in from home, guided by a magnificent online practice created especially for Grace. Donations supported inclusive child education at The Community Preschool. Learn more about The Community Preschool and Yoga for Change.
LIVE BE YOGA, Yoga Journal and Yoga on the Labyrinth
On September 29th Grace yoga community partnered with Yoga Journal and the LIVE BE YOGA national tour for a special benefit event.
The Rev. Jude Harmon welcomed the community, and Darren Main guided us through a gentle and restorative meditation and 30-minute asana practice from the labyrinth while Egeman Sanli filled the space with a magical soundscape of sitar and other mystical instruments.
We believe that a child’s early education experience sets the course for his or her future — building a positive self-image, critical social skills and a life-long curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. The program’s deliberate socio-economic diversity brings together children and families representing a wide range of experiences, perspectives and backgrounds for a unique learning experience that allows students to experience and learn respect for diverse cultures, perspectives and traditions.
The digital and creative Yoga Journal team shot this lovely mini-documentary featuring Jude Harmon, Darren Main (and of course, the cathedral,) sharing how yoga at Grace is a sanctuary for the spirit.
Click here to watch this short (and very sweet!) video.
More about Yoga at Grace
Of course everything has changed in 2020, but class typically begins with a brief reflection, usually offered by the Rev. Jude Harmon, our Director of Innovative Ministries or by our dean, Malcolm Young (formally the Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young, but just call him Malcolm.) The class is led by well-known San Francisco yoga teacher and author Darren Main, and there is beautiful live music every week. Ramona Draeger, our house manager, leads a dedicated team of volunteers; without them, our class would not be possible.
Malcolm Clemens Young
Yoga at grace is community-supported, with a suggested donation of $15. 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. When we are able to gather again in person, 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.
What to Bring
Once in-person gathering resumes, please bring a yoga mat and any other yoga props you wish to use. We have a limited number of mats available to loan for a $5 minimum donation. 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.