• Chair Yoga & Meditation

    All Saints Episcopal Church

    Are you interested in an inclusive, all-ability, gentle yoga class? A class where it’s not necessary to get down to or up from the floor? If so, then consider practicing chair yoga with us! Chair yoga is a gentle, accessible form of yoga that links the breath with movements supported by a chair. It's a wonderful way to stretch your body, relieve tension and relax from head to toe in a comfortable seated position. Community Yoga Initiative organizes FREE community yoga and meditation meet ups. Wednesday, August 21st we are facilitating a chair yoga and meditation meet up from 5:00pm-5:45pm in Smith Hall at All Saints’ Episcopal Church (3847 Terracina Drive, Riverside CA 92501). This class works with your body offering gentle stretching of connective tissue with the support of a chair. The class concludes with a 5 minute meditation. The combination of gentle stretching and meditation can be very mind soothing and heart opening, and may help to increase inner calmness, gratitude and contentment. Being able to move into and out of a chair is basic physical requirement for the yoga postures in this class. No experience is necessary and there is never a cost. Comfortable layered clothing is recommended. Please remove shoes and silence all electronics upon entering the yoga and meditation space. Plenty of free parking is available in the church parking lot and streets nearby. Please do not park in church parking lot space labeled "church parking only." If you are looking for a space to be - a space to stretch and experience the energy of your body - to calm and quiet your mind - to expand your heart - some breathing space - consider meeting up with us this Wednesday evening! Kristin Varner is facilitating this yoga meet up.

  • Gentle Stretch & Meditation

    All Saints Episcopal Church

    Community Yoga Initiative organizes FREE community yoga and meditation meet ups! Wednesday, August 21st we are facilitating a yoga and meditation meet up from 6:15pm to 7:30pm in Smith Hall at All Saints’ Episcopal Church (3847 Terracina Drive, Riverside CA 92501). The yoga portion of the class emphasizes yin-style gentle stretching of connective tissue and the cultivation of relaxation. Every class concludes with a 15-minute guided meditation. The combination of gentle stretching and meditation can be very mind soothing and heart opening, and may help to increase inner calmness, gratitude and contentment. Being able to move down to and up from the floor with ease is the basic physical requirement for the yoga postures in this class. There is no minimum or maximum age requirement and regular participants range in age from 7-70 years old. No experience is necessary and there is never a cost. Comfortable layered clothing is recommended. Cozy socks and a blanket can also be nice. If you have a yoga mat or block please bring it. If not we have one for you. This yoga and meditation meet up does fill up so consider arriving at least 10 minutes early to allow enough time to check in, settle in, unplug and relax. Please be sure to remove shoes and silence all electronics upon entering the yoga and mediation space. Plenty of free parking is available in the church parking lot and neighborhood streets nearby. Please do not park in the church parking lots spaces located closest to the grass and labeled "church parking only." If you are looking for a space to be - a space to stretch and experience the energy of your body - to calm and quiet your mind - to expand your heart - some breathing space- consider meeting up with us this Wednesday! Kristin Varner is facilitating this yoga meet up.

  • Morning Meditation

    Western Yoga College

    Community Yoga Initiative, in collaboration with Western Yoga College, organizes FREE community yoga and meditation meet ups. Saturday, August 24th we are facilitating a morning meditation meet up from 7:30am to 8:00am at Western Yoga College (3870 Lemon Street, Riverside CA 92501). Meditation can be beneficial at any time of day, but there’s something really special about beginning the day mindfully with meditation. It's an opportunity to "be" - to be more fully aware and alive - before "doing" anything. It can really set a tone of connectedness - to ourselves and others - and serve as an anchor of awareness for any stressful situation that may arise later in our day. If you are new to meditation, please consider arriving close to 7:00am to allow enough time to meet the group, settle in, ask any questions you may have and receive some basic meditation instruction. The 30-minute silent meditation period begins at 7:30am and is followed by a group discussion. We do not advocate any particular method of meditation and our regular meditators practice a variety of meditation methods, including: samatha (single-pointed meditation), vipassana (abiding awareness) and metta (loving-kindness). If you're new to meditation, focussing on your breath can be a beautiful starting point for your meditation practice. In breath-focused meditation, you're invited to breath naturally, bringing awareness to your breath as it flows in and out of your body - noticing the flow of the breath through your nose and down through your heart and belly. Thoughts will arise, and when they do, you're invited to let them float through your mind. Acknowledging them - not judging them. Then letting them just float away. Continually bringing your awareness back to your breath, noticing again the flow of breath through your body. Loose comfortable clothing is recommended so your body is not overly constricted and can more easily relax. Meditation blankets, cushions and chairs are provided. You are welcome to sit on the floor, against a wall or in a chair - in any seated position that is comfortable for you. Please be sure to remove shoes and silence all electronic devices upon entering the mediation space. There is never a cost and everyone is welcome. If you are interested in a space to just be - a space to calm your mind and open your heart - some breathing space - consider meeting us for morning meditation this Saturday. Hope to see you there!

  • Chair Yoga & Meditation

    All Saints Episcopal Church

    Are you interested in an inclusive, all-ability, gentle yoga class? A class where it’s not necessary to get down to or up from the floor? If so, then consider practicing chair yoga with us! Chair yoga is a gentle, accessible form of yoga that links the breath with movements supported by a chair. It's a wonderful way to stretch your body, relieve tension and relax from head to toe in a comfortable seated position. Community Yoga Initiative organizes FREE community yoga and meditation meet ups. Wednesday, August 28th we are facilitating a chair yoga and meditation meet up from 5:00pm-5:45pm in Smith Hall at All Saints’ Episcopal Church (3847 Terracina Drive, Riverside CA 92501). This class works with your body offering gentle stretching of connective tissue with the support of a chair. The class concludes with a 5 minute meditation. The combination of gentle stretching and meditation can be very mind soothing and heart opening, and may help to increase inner calmness, gratitude and contentment. Being able to move into and out of a chair is basic physical requirement for the yoga postures in this class. No experience is necessary and there is never a cost. Comfortable layered clothing is recommended. Please remove shoes and silence all electronics upon entering the yoga and meditation space. Plenty of free parking is available in the church parking lot and streets nearby. Please do not park in church parking lot space labeled "church parking only." If you are looking for a space to be - a space to stretch and experience the energy of your body - to calm and quiet your mind - to expand your heart - some breathing space - consider meeting up with us this Wednesday evening! Crystal Coleman is facilitating this chair yoga meet up!

  • Gentle Stretch & Meditation

    All Saints Episcopal Church

    Community Yoga Initiative organizes FREE community yoga and meditation meet ups! Wednesday, August 28th we are facilitating a yoga and meditation meet up from 6:15pm to 7:30pm in Smith Hall at All Saints’ Episcopal Church (3847 Terracina Drive, Riverside CA 92501). The yoga portion of the class emphasizes yin-style gentle stretching of connective tissue and the cultivation of relaxation. Every class concludes with a 15-minute guided meditation. The combination of gentle stretching and meditation can be very mind soothing and heart opening, and may help to increase inner calmness, gratitude and contentment. Being able to move down to and up from the floor with ease is the basic physical requirement for the yoga postures in this class. There is no minimum or maximum age requirement and regular participants range in age from 7-70 years old. No experience is necessary and there is never a cost. Comfortable layered clothing is recommended. Cozy socks and a blanket can also be nice. If you have a yoga mat or block please bring it. If not we have one for you. This yoga and meditation meet up does fill up so consider arriving at least 10 minutes early to allow enough time to check in, settle in, unplug and relax. Please be sure to remove shoes and silence all electronics upon entering the yoga and mediation space. Plenty of free parking is available in the church parking lot and neighborhood streets nearby. Please do not park in the church parking lots spaces located closest to the grass and labeled "church parking only." If you are looking for a space to be - a space to stretch and experience the energy of your body - to calm and quiet your mind - to expand your heart - some breathing space- consider meeting up with us this Wednesday! Cherie Robinson will be facilitating this yoga meet up!

  • Morning Meditation

    Western Yoga College

    Community Yoga Initiative, in collaboration with Western Yoga College, organizes FREE community yoga and meditation meet ups. Saturday, August 31st we are facilitating a morning meditation meet up from 7:30am to 8:00am at Western Yoga College (3870 Lemon Street, Riverside CA 92501). Meditation can be beneficial at any time of day, but there’s something really special about beginning the day mindfully with meditation. It's an opportunity to "be" - to be more fully aware and alive - before "doing" anything. It can really set a tone of connectedness - to ourselves and others - and serve as an anchor of awareness for any stressful situation that may arise later in our day. If you are new to meditation, please consider arriving close to 7:00am to allow enough time to meet the group, settle in, ask any questions you may have and receive some basic meditation instruction. The 30-minute silent meditation period begins at 7:30am and is followed by a group discussion. We do not advocate any particular method of meditation and our regular meditators practice a variety of meditation methods, including: samatha (single-pointed meditation), vipassana (abiding awareness) and metta (loving-kindness). If you're new to meditation, focussing on your breath can be a beautiful starting point for your meditation practice. In breath-focused meditation, you're invited to breath naturally, bringing awareness to your breath as it flows in and out of your body - noticing the flow of the breath through your nose and down through your heart and belly. Thoughts will arise, and when they do, you're invited to let them float through your mind. Acknowledging them - not judging them. Then letting them just float away. Continually bringing your awareness back to your breath, noticing again the flow of breath through your body. Loose comfortable clothing is recommended so your body is not overly constricted and can more easily relax. Meditation blankets, cushions and chairs are provided. You are welcome to sit on the floor, against a wall or in a chair - in any seated position that is comfortable for you. Please be sure to remove shoes and silence all electronic devices upon entering the mediation space. There is never a cost and everyone is welcome. If you are interested in a space to just be - a space to calm your mind and open your heart - some breathing space - consider meeting us for morning meditation this Saturday. Hope to see you there!

  • Morning Meditation

    Western Yoga College

    Community Yoga Initiative, in collaboration with Western Yoga College, organizes FREE community yoga and meditation meet ups. Tuesday, September 3rd we are facilitating a morning meditation meet up from 6:30am to 7:30am at Western Yoga College (3870 Lemon Street, Riverside CA 92501). Meditation can be beneficial at any time of day, but there’s something really special about beginning the day mindfully with meditation. It's an opportunity to "be" - to be more fully aware and alive - before "doing" anything. It can really set a tone of connectedness - to ourselves and others - and serve as an anchor of awareness for any stressful situation that may arise later in our day. Please consider arriving close to 6:30am to allow enough time to meet the group, settle in, ask any questions you may have and receive some basic meditation instruction. The 40-minute silent meditation period begins around 6:40am and is followed by a short group discussion. We do not advocate any particular method of meditation and our regular meditators practice a variety of meditation methods, including: samatha (single-pointed meditation), vipassana (abiding awareness) and metta (loving-kindness). If you're new to meditation, focussing on your breath can be a beautiful starting point for your meditation practice. In breath-focused meditation, you're invited to breath naturally, bringing awareness to your breath as it flows in and out of your body - noticing the flow of the breath through your nose and down through your heart and belly. Thoughts will arise, and when they do, you're invited to let them float through your mind. Acknowledging them - not judging them. Then letting them just float away. Continually bringing your awareness back to your breath, noticing again the flow of breath through your body. Loose comfortable clothing is recommended so your body is not overly constricted and can more easily relax. Meditation blankets, cushions and chairs are provided. You are welcome to sit on the floor, against a wall or in a chair - in any seated position that is comfortable for you. Please be sure to remove shoes and silence all electronic devices upon entering the mediation space. There is never a cost and everyone is welcome. If you are interested in a space to just be - a space to calm your mind and open your heart - some breathing space - consider meeting us for morning meditation this Saturday. Hope to see you there!

  • Chair Yoga & Meditation

    All Saints Episcopal Church

    Are you interested in an inclusive, all-ability, gentle yoga class? A class where it’s not necessary to get down to or up from the floor? If so, then consider practicing chair yoga with us! Chair yoga is a gentle, accessible form of yoga that links the breath with movements supported by a chair. It's a wonderful way to stretch your body, relieve tension and relax from head to toe in a comfortable seated position. Community Yoga Initiative organizes FREE community yoga and meditation meet ups. Wednesday, September 4th we are facilitating a chair yoga and meditation meet up from 5:00pm-5:45pm in Smith Hall at All Saints’ Episcopal Church (3847 Terracina Drive, Riverside CA 92501). This class works with your body offering gentle stretching of connective tissue with the support of a chair. The class concludes with a 5 minute meditation. The combination of gentle stretching and meditation can be very mind soothing and heart opening, and may help to increase inner calmness, gratitude and contentment. Being able to move into and out of a chair is basic physical requirement for the yoga postures in this class. No experience is necessary and there is never a cost. Comfortable layered clothing is recommended. Please remove shoes and silence all electronics upon entering the yoga and meditation space. Plenty of free parking is available in the church parking lot and streets nearby. Please do not park in church parking lot space labeled "church parking only." If you are looking for a space to be - a space to stretch and experience the energy of your body - to calm and quiet your mind - to expand your heart - some breathing space - consider meeting up with us this Wednesday evening! Allison Kennedy is facilitating this chair yoga meet up!

  • Gentle Stretch & Meditation

    All Saints Episcopal Church

    Community Yoga Initiative organizes FREE community yoga and meditation meet ups! Wednesday, September 4th we are facilitating a yoga and meditation meet up from 6:15pm to 7:30pm in Smith Hall at All Saints’ Episcopal Church (3847 Terracina Drive, Riverside CA 92501). The yoga portion of the class emphasizes yin-style gentle stretching of connective tissue and the cultivation of relaxation. Every class concludes with a 15-minute guided meditation. The combination of gentle stretching and meditation can be very mind soothing and heart opening, and may help to increase inner calmness, gratitude and contentment. Being able to move down to and up from the floor with ease is the basic physical requirement for the yoga postures in this class. There is no minimum or maximum age requirement and regular participants range in age from 7-70 years old. No experience is necessary and there is never a cost. Comfortable layered clothing is recommended. Cozy socks and a blanket can also be nice. If you have a yoga mat or block please bring it. If not we have one for you. This yoga and meditation meet up does fill up so consider arriving at least 10 minutes early to allow enough time to check in, settle in, unplug and relax. Please be sure to remove shoes and silence all electronics upon entering the yoga and mediation space. Plenty of free parking is available in the church parking lot and neighborhood streets nearby. Please do not park in the church parking lots spaces located closest to the grass and labeled "church parking only." If you are looking for a space to be - a space to stretch and experience the energy of your body - to calm and quiet your mind - to expand your heart - some breathing space- consider meeting up with us this Wednesday! Kristin Varner will be facilitating this yoga meet up!

  • Morning Meditation

    Western Yoga College

    Community Yoga Initiative, in collaboration with Western Yoga College, organizes FREE community yoga and meditation meet ups. Thursday, September 5th we are facilitating a morning meditation meet up from 6:30am to 7:30am at Western Yoga College (3870 Lemon Street, Riverside CA 92501). Meditation can be beneficial at any time of day, but there’s something really special about beginning the day mindfully with meditation. It's an opportunity to "be" - to be more fully aware and alive - before "doing" anything. It can really set a tone of connectedness - to ourselves and others - and serve as an anchor of awareness for any stressful situation that may arise later in our day. Please consider arriving close to 6:30am to allow enough time to meet the group, settle in, ask any questions you may have and receive some basic meditation instruction. The 40-minute silent meditation period begins around 6:40am and is followed by a short group discussion. We do not advocate any particular method of meditation and our regular meditators practice a variety of meditation methods, including: samatha (single-pointed meditation), vipassana (abiding awareness) and metta (loving-kindness). If you're new to meditation, focussing on your breath can be a beautiful starting point for your meditation practice. In breath-focused meditation, you're invited to breath naturally, bringing awareness to your breath as it flows in and out of your body - noticing the flow of the breath through your nose and down through your heart and belly. Thoughts will arise, and when they do, you're invited to let them float through your mind. Acknowledging them - not judging them. Then letting them just float away. Continually bringing your awareness back to your breath, noticing again the flow of breath through your body. Loose comfortable clothing is recommended so your body is not overly constricted and can more easily relax. Meditation blankets, cushions and chairs are provided. You are welcome to sit on the floor, against a wall or in a chair - in any seated position that is comfortable for you. Please be sure to remove shoes and silence all electronic devices upon entering the mediation space. There is never a cost and everyone is welcome. If you are interested in a space to just be - a space to calm your mind and open your heart - some breathing space - consider meeting us for morning meditation this Saturday. Hope to see you there!