Have you been looking for a great place to do yoga? Join yoga teacher and author Darren Main on Tuesday evenings, at Grace Cathedral, at 6:15 p.m. for this gentle and nurturing yoga practice. You don’t need to be flexible or have prior experience with yoga to benefit. In fact, people of all ages and abilities are welcome and invited to attend. All that is required is a desire to quiet the mind and balance the body.
For more information about Yoga on the Labyrinth, click here. Yoga on the Labyrinth is a donation based organization.
Please bring a yoga mat and any other yoga props you like to use if you have them. Dress in warm yet comfortable exercise clothes. The cathedral can be quite cool. If you have any serious injuries or medical concerns, please discuss practicing yoga with your doctor.
About Grace Cathedral
Grace Cathedral is an Episcopal cathedral located in the Nob Hill district of San Francisco. Laid out on the floor of Grace Cathedral is a labyrinth that is based on the famous medieval labyrinth of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres located in Chartres, France. It is said that if a visitor walks the pattern of the labyrinth, it will bring them to a meditative state. It is on this labyrinth that we practice yoga.
The cathedral community is known for its open-mindedness. They frequently host events from other spiritual traditions (such as yoga) and the community was among the first Christian denominations to ordain women and gays and lesbians.
The cathedral has become an international pilgrimage center for both church-goers and tourists wanting to view the world famous architecture including a replica of Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise, an indoor and an outdoor labyrinth, spectacular stained glass windows, artwork from famed artist and AIDS activist Keith Haring, and an array of medieval and contemporary furnishings.
Parking on Nob Hill is fairly scarce. If you need to drive, consider parking somewhere along the #1 California MUNI bus line. It is one the city's most frequent, dependable lines and has very convenient stops near the cathedral both inbound and outbound (Their stops are not shown on the linked map but are noted below).
- The California Street Cable Car stops at California and Taylor which is at the foot of the Great Stairs.
- The 1 California bus stops at Sacramento and Jones (outbound) or Clay and Taylor, one block north (inbound).
- The Powell-Hyde and Powell-Mason Cable Cars stop at Powell and California, two blocks east.
- The 27 Bryant bus stops at Leavenworth and California, one block west (northbound) or Hyde and Sacramento, two blocks west (southbound).
All of the above lines connect with Market Street buses, streetcars, subways, and BART. The two closest BART stations are Embarcadero and Powell. If you wish to walk from BART to the cathedral, Powell is closer but please note that the Powell Street hill is quite steep. If you wish to take public transportation to the cathedral, Embarcadero is a better choice since both the California Street Cable Car and the 1 California bus have stops nearby.