All Saints Wellness Center’s mission is to nurture healing and wholeness of mind, body, and spirit. To achieve this mission, we have partnered with practitioners in our community to offer various modalities to support you in your mental, spiritual, and personal wellness. We believe that holiness is rooted in wholeness, and invite you to explore where you are in need of deeper self-care in your life journey. For more information about the Wellness Center contact the Rev. Justin R. Cannon, Rector, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Wellness Center is offered as a ministry of All Saints Episcopal Church.
CURRENT WELLNESS OFFERINGS INCLUDE:
9:00-10:30am – Yoga for EveryBODY
12:30-1:30pm – Centering Prayer
12:00-12:45pm – Celtic Earth Mass
12:00-1:00pm – Centering Prayer (on zoom)
7:00-8:00pm – Kindfulness Meditation
7:00-9:00pm – 1st Saturdays – Dances of Universal Peace
2nd & 4th Saturdays – Sacred Circle Dance
For attendees who are sensitive to chemicals and smells, we please ask participants to refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes, and other strong scents to these classes.
YOGA FOR EveryBODY
Yoga for EveryBODY offers yoga sessions on Monday morning from 9:00-10:30am for everyone interested in exploring traditional practices of hatha yoga. All ages are welcome! Yoga for EveryBody is not about touching your toes; does not require you to twist your body into a pretzel; guarantees no quick fix for physical ailments; and requires no previous experience or specialized muscle developments. Dr. Dennis Chowenhill is a certified RYT200 Yoga Instructor through Yoga Alliance and specializes in tailoring his class to the uniqueness of every student. Suggested donation: $5-15 per person, but nobody turned away. Classes are drop-in, join anytime, no long-term commitment required. For more info contact Dennis Chowenhill at email@example.com
This ‘gently led’ meditation group is open to people of all spiritual paths and is suitable for beginners as well as longtime meditators. We practice observing our experience, whether it’s our breath, body, thoughts, senses or simple phrases, without judgement and with curiosity. Typically, we’ll sit for about 20-30 minutes, break for walking or other gentle movement, and then sit for another 10-15 min. There will also be time for comments and questions after the meditation. Practicing in a group strengthens and deepens our experience! All are welcome! If you have questions or concerns, call Kristin Porter at 510-331-8682.
Sacred Circle Dance
Maureen Atkins leads dances that celebrate all things that make us human: Seasons, life events, special people, love, friendship, feelings. Sometimes soulful, sometimes playful. Great world music. All dances taught first, beginners welcome. A warm and wonderful experience awaits you! We dance every 2nd and 4th Saturday, 7pm – 9pm in the Parish Hall. We take a break halfway through. $5-10 sliding scale. For more information contact Maureen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dances of Universal Peace
The Dances of Universal Peace involve teaching a song, and then a simple folk dance like dance, with acoustic musicians in the center. The idea of the dances is that we sing songs representing all the beautiful stuff that most folk can feel good about—about love, peace, kindness, thankfulness, joy etc. It is an inclusive way for folk of all faiths to commune together, and a kind of moving, singing meditation.
Or in words from the website: *The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, meditative, and joyous circle dances. They use sacred phrases, chants, movements, and music from the world’s wisdom traditions. There are no performers, no audience members, and no experience is necessary. You can also just sit and sing along if you prefer.
Note that this is a family activity for which all ages are welcome. $5-10 sliding scale. For more information contact Sadaya at email@example.com