FOR PUBLIC SAFETY ALL IN-PERSON WELLNESS CENTER ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Centering Prayer, Bible Study, Noonday Prayer, and Christian Meditation are being offered via Zoom. Click here for details.
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:
10:00-11:00am – Extra Gentle Yoga
2:00-6:00pm – Massage Therapy (by appointment)
12:30-1:30pm – Centering Prayer
10:45-11:45am – Bible Study
12:00-12:45pm – Celtic Earth Mass
3:00-7:00pm – Massage Therapy (by appointment)
7:00-8:15pm – Yoga for EveryBODY
12:00-1:00pm – Christian Meditation
2:00-3:30pm – Qigong with Cynthia Eaton
2:00-6:00pm – Massage Therapy (by appointment)
7:00-9:00pm – Sacred Circle Dance (2nd & 4th Saturdays)
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.
EXTRA GENTLE YOGA
All Saints Wellness Center (911 Dowling Blvd, San Leandro) is now offering an Extra Gentle Yoga Class starting Monday, August 12, at 10am. Just show up; bring a mat if you have one. The donation per class is $15 per student.
Extra Gentle Yoga is especially tailored to include people of all abilities and body types— including elders, those with mobility issues, those with hip/knee replacements, pregnant women, and pretty much anyone wanting to maintain health and de-stress. With many years of experience teaching at Kaiser Permanente hospitals, Anandi teaches the whole person and is a master at accommodating all who attend her classes.
MASSAGE THERAPY FOR WELLNESS OF MIND, BODY, & SPIRIT
Massage Room adjacent to Wicker Room (Library)
All Saints parishioner Tita Deacon (10:15am service-goer) is a graduate of the National Holistic Institute and a licensed massage therapist (CAMTC #76460). As a wellness offering through the church, she will be offering massage therapy for parishioners on Mondays and Fridays from 2-6pm and Wednesdays from 3-7pm. Massage options, all clothed, include:
$40 for 30 minutes
$70 for 60 minutes
$100 for 90 minutes.
This may include Thai techniques, energy work, or other modalities as appropriate
Specialized massage such as trigger points or extended deep tissue work
$100 for 60 minutes
To schedule a massage, you can reach Tita at 510-506-1024.
YOGA FOR EveryBODY
Yoga for EveryBODY offers yoga sessions on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:15pm 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.
QIGONG WITH CYNTHIA EATON
Qigong is offered every Thursday from 2:00pm to 3:30pm by Certified Dayan Qigong instructor, Cynthia Eaton. The suggested donation for these classes is $5-15 per person. Drop-ins are ok. No experience necessary.
Cynthia Eaton has been teaching within the Kaiser Permanente system, working with Pain Clinic patients and people with limited mobility since 1999. She also teaches Mindfulness Meditation and a variety of other mind/body wellness courses at several Bay Area Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers (Kaiser Oakland, Hayward, San Leandro, and Union City), and at the Castro Valley Adult School, and Hayward Senior Center.
In collaboration with the Hesed Community, All Saints Wellness Center offers weekly Christian Meditation. Hesed Community is based upon Benedictine spirituality and their mission is the teaching and practice of Christian Meditation as taught by John Main, OSB.
Hesed was founded in Oakland in 1981 by Sr. Barbara Hazzard and is a board run non-profit organization. Long-time All Saints parishioner Donna Lack serves as Chairwoman of Hesed and will be leading most of these meditation sessions. Hesed leads meditation groups throughout the Bay Area and facilitates regular Christian Days of Meditation at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville. They have an active Oblate Program in the study of the Rule of St. Benedict and are affilliated with the World Community of Christian Meditation (WCCM), Spiritual Center and Residence, Bonnevaux, France. There is no cost for this offering.
SACRED CIRCLE DANCE
Beginners welcome; no partners necessary. Dances to world music for the Heart and Soul. The teacher, Maureen Atkins, MA, MFT has been teaching for over 20 years. Suggested donation $5-10