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Yoga at Grace Cathedral - amazing stories

One of the benefits of living where I do in San Francisco is that every Tuesday evening I can grab my yoga mat and walk to the top of Nob Hill, to Grace Cathedral, and join the 600-700 yogis who practice there each week.

One man I see most weeks is Charles Weinbar. In a wheelchair, he is an inspiration to anyone who might think, "I'm not in shape" or "I'm too old and stiff" or "I'm not as strong/lithe/limber as the 30-somethings who make up the majority of the attendees."

 

Watch his story as told to AARP, get inspired about what the human spirit can achieve, and join me in being thankful for Reverend Jude Harmon, yoga teacher Darrin Main, and the wonderful experience they provide the community week after week.

If you are living your San Francisco dream, why not come to Grace Cathedral for some yoga. Tuesdays evenings, 6:15-7:30 -- but plan to arrive by 5:45 to grab a spot on the floor for your mat. 700 people can fill even a huge space like Grace Cathedral. This is a donation-based class, so donate if you can ($15-$20 is a suggestion) but come even if you can't donate. You will be welcome.

 

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

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CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

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Comment balloon 27 commentsLottie Kendall • April 14 2017 12:41AM

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Good morning Lottie. This was inspirational on so many levels. What a gorgeous venue too.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 2 years ago

Good morning Lottie. I am considering doing Yoga to increase flexibility. Now more than before. Thanks! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 2 years ago

Wow!  That is truly inspiring!  Thank you for sharing this!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) about 2 years ago

Good morning, Lottie Kendall very inspirational story..... I've never attended a yoga class, but I do static poses to gain strength.... I love it....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) about 2 years ago

Lotte,

Very inspiring.  One of our Yoga teachers told us of her class in New York where a quadraplegic would come daily and just practice breathing.  He would always leave with a happy face.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 2 years ago

Good morning, Sheila Anderson - Grace Cathedral is a beautiful venue in which to practice yoga. When I first started going there, approximately 300-400 people came; now it's approaching 700! Amazing energy.

Hello Wayne Martin - I recommend yoga. Check around until you find the right class for you, and then start reaping the benefits.

 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 2 years ago

Hi Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®  - I'm glad you found the video inspirational. It's wonderful how yoga can bring such peace to one.

Good morning, Barbara Todaro - stretching and balancing becomes more important as we age; yoga helps with flexibility. Your strength training regimen is truly awesome.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 2 years ago

Good morning, Ron and Alexandra Seigel - practicing yoga has a whole range of benefits, not the least of which is the sense of peace and acceptance it brings.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 2 years ago

Lottie-What a gorgeous place for an inspirational story.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) about 2 years ago

That it is, . Everyone is welcomed at Yoga on the Labyrinth at Grace Cathedral. +

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 2 years ago

Interesting video, Lottie.  And it's very unusual for me to see all those people on the floor, right on top of the labyrinth walk, doing yoga at Grace Cathedral! We often stay on Nob Hill when we come to the City for shows at the Masonic. I like the view of Huntington Park from the Huntington, with Grace Cathedral off to the left. Seems very "San Francisco" to me.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) about 2 years ago

Nob Hill epitomizes San Francisco to many people, Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents  Next time you're there, walk into Grace Cathedral and imagine 700 people gathering there to do yoga.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 2 years ago

Wow Lottie,  The ONE thing I am lagging on is getting back into daily exercise. I did rejoin a local gym BUT I am not back to being consistent ... yet.  This is truly inspiring. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 2 years ago

What a treat for you.  This guy is amazing.  So glad he is embracing life instead of sitting by and wathcing from the sidelines.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) about 2 years ago

Hi Kathleen Daniels - some of us just aren't gym rats; I finally found some pilates and fitness classes at CPMC that I enjoy, but--they are cancelling all wellness classes at the end of June. I guess I have to go on the search again. I need something to complement the hiking and yoga.

Hello Belinda Spillman - the human spirit is amazing. This wheelchair-bound man is truly an inspiration. When I think I'm tired, or the hill seems too steep, I think of Charles and keep going!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 2 years ago

That is a lot of people doing yoga.  What an interesting story and video.  -Kasey

Posted by Kasey & John Boles, Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties (Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com) about 2 years ago

600-700 people practicing yoga together is huge, Kasey & John Boles and the team at Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC  - I thought it would be noisy and chaotic, but it's the complete opposite. Amazing.

 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 2 years ago

Lottie, if I lived in San Franciso, I would be taking Yoga classes at Grace Cathedral. Thanks for sharing this very inspirational story. I enjoyed reading this post very much. 

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) about 2 years ago

Tuesday evenings at Grace Cathedral yoga is a highlight of the week that I rarely miss, Rebecca Gaujot 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 2 years ago

Yoga is so good physically and mentally. I appreciate you sharing this story. 

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 2 years ago

Lottie

What an amzing experience that must be, to enjoy yoga with so many in such a beautiful setting, and to be inspired by Charles Wienbar. Wonderful inspirational and touching video.

Happy Easter!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) about 2 years ago

Lottie,

Thank you for inspiring me with this beautiful story. The man with MS has more courage and strength than me. His story really moved me to tears. I wish I could visit Grace Cathedral. You photograph at the start of this post was also inspiring. I just knew I had to read every word you wrote and listen to the video. 

After all the horror stories on the Media, this post is exactly what I needed to see and hear. 

Thank you!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 2 years ago

Hi Debbie Reynolds - I discovered yoga over 20 years ago - my practice waxes and wanes, but Tuesday nights at Grace Cathedral is a "must" in my book.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 2 years ago

Good morning, Jeff Dowler - I hope you and family had a wonderful Easter! I'm glad you enjoyed the video of Charles Weinberg's inspirational attitude. Tuesday nights at Grace Cathedral are a 'don't miss' for me. It's a rare Tuesday when I don't join the many others.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 2 years ago

Hi Patricia Feager - of all my AR friends, you are the one who would appreciate Yoga at Grace Cathedral the most I think. When we look for good news and inspiration, it's not hard to find and can drown out the negativity that bombards us all too often. 

Wishing you a joyful week,

Lottie

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 2 years ago

Good Morning Lottie - this is a great idea for people with disabilities.  I was going to recommend this to someone I know.  I sure we can find one in our area.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 2 years ago

Good morning Grant Schneider - feel free to send the video or blog post to anyone who might benefit from this - your yoga teacher friends, too. You won't find a class with 700 people, but that's not the point -- chair yoga is taught in many places.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 2 years ago

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