Find your inner peace on the labyrinth.
Every Tuesday spiritual worlds unite in a darkened cathedral, illuminated with colorful light trickling in from the stained glass windows. Multicolored mats cover the floors of the vast cathedral as a yoga session begins, accompanied by beautiful live instrumentals. It’s fair to say that yoga sessions at Grace Cathedral are simply divine. And lucky for us, they are back in business post-pandemic.
In past years, hundreds of people flocked to Yoga on the Labyrinth, creating an epic scene. These days, there are of course some Covid precautions to take into account: masks must be worn, social distancing must be observed, there will be no mat rentals, and you need to reserve in advance to respect capacity limits. Classes take place every Tuesday evening from 6:15pm to 7:30pm, and cost $15.
The session is a gentle Hatha yoga practice that’s open to all ages and abilities, taught by well-known local yoga teacher Darren Main. During your practice, you will be accompanied by live music from world-renowned musicians, all within the stunning architecture of Grace Cathedral. As you lay down your mat on one of Grace Cathedral’s characteristic labyrinths, you’ll realize that this is not your typical yoga experience.
There’s even an option for dinner on the plaza outside! The cathedral has partnered with SF2Bay to bring meals from local favorites such as Dumpling Time and Live Sushi. Just make sure you order your food in advance when you reserve your yoga spot.
While many of the participants aren’t members of the church, keen yogis will attest to the spiritual nature of the experience that is said to transcend religion. Although, that doesn’t stop the church from delivering a brief reflection from one of the reverends at the start of each class.
During the pandemic, these popular yoga classes moved online for a time. You can still follow along with some of their old classes on YouTube.
Remember to reserve your spot at Yoga on the Labyrinth, happening Tuesday evenings at Grace Cathedral! Bring a yoga mat, any yoga props you need, water, and warm exercise clothes as the cathedral can be quite cool. You’ll find the Cathedral at 110 California St.
Featured image: @gracecathedral via Instagram