Our eighth annual Yoga for Change on December 1, 2020, was a magnificent online broadcast event created just for Grace and filmed inside our stunning cathedral. Beloved Yoga on the Labyrinth teacher Darren Main invited three teachers and artists who joyfully led an asana practice, music and chanting. Learn more about our teachers and performers down below.
You can still support Yoga for Change and The Community Preschool with a sponsorship or donation. Yoga for Change directly supports The Community Preschool families, two-thirds of whom are supported by tuition assistance. Your gift helps us offer healthy meals, parent education workshops, individualized instruction materials, activity supplies, and more.
Due to the pandemic, we have incurred increased expenses to comply with the requirements for classroom sanitation of materials and surfaces, social distancing, specialized classroom admittance, staffing staggered drop-off times and health checks. Each child has individualization instruction materials, and we provide personal protective equipment (masks, scrubs, gloves, hand sanitizer, face shields, and touchless thermometers) for children and teachers.
Throughout it all, our teachers provide the same consistent, loving and high-quality early childhood education that is so important to the development of each child to ensure a successful future.
Collectively, our gifts have a big impact.
YOGA FOR CHANGE SPONSORS
Anonymous | Jonathan and Beth Bishop | Sharon and Charles Wienbar
Valerie Crane Dorfman | Scott and Stacey Hanson | Stephen and Karin Mattoon | Renn Rhodes and Marty Roberts
Michael Scheu and Sloat Van Winkle
Christine A. Bensen and Grant R. McDougall | Stuart Burden | Lori and Kevin Coleman
Richard and Joanne Compean | Lokelani Devone | Peter M. Drake and Jared M. Drake, The Coil Foundation
Karen T. Gemmill and Michael P. Gemmill | Kay Sprinkel Grace | Herbert L. Jeong
Bridget Maley and David Cannon | Diana Marchesi and Scott Turner | W. Lynn McLaughlin and David L. Webb
Patricia Calfee-Picache and Ian Picache | Jeff, Katherine and Clementine Thompson | Patrick Thompson
About the Instructors and Performers
Darren Main is a yoga and meditation instructor and author. He facilitates workshops and gives talks on yoga and modern spirituality throughout the United States and abroad. In addition to writing bestselling books, Darren teaches Grace Cathedral’s Yoga on the Labyrinth.
Destiny Muhammad is a recording, performing artist, bandleader, composer and producer. Her genre Celtic to Coltrane is cool and eclectic with a feel of jazz and storytelling to round out the sonic experience. Destiny has opened for The Oakland East Bay Symphony, shared the stage with nationally renowned jazz masters and is the principal harpist for the Eddie Gale Inner Peace Orchestra and the Oakland Community Orchestra, and she performs with the Awesöme Orchestra Collective.
Danni Pomplun specializes in breaking down the elements of a vinyasa practice in an accessible, fun, and light-hearted way. It is his hope that with each practice, students leave their mat with a stronger appreciation for what the body is capable of and how the practice goes beyond the mat and the physical asanas.
Suzanne Sterling is an ecstatic vocalist, innovative composer, teacher and invoker of the sacred. Both as a performing and recording artist, as well as a facilitator of transformational workshops and intensives for many years, Suzanne has received critical acclaim. Called a contemporary “musical priestess,” she creates sacred and participatory ceremonies for large gatherings and festivals worldwide.
About The Community Preschool
The Community Preschool seeks the richness of a diverse classroom by intentionally enrolling families from the varied socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities, religious traditions, gender identities, cultures and abilities represented in the San Francisco Bay Area. We enable students to appreciate different perspectives at an early age and to equip them to contribute to a diverse society. Our goal is to influence the lives of young people and their families and communities in a meaningful and substantive way and to shape how they think, how they view the world and how they engage in it.