Hatha Yoga at the SFBC


"Therefore remember that the practices of hatha yoga, asana, and pranayama are ultimately intended for developing the quality of human consciousness, not just the body."
-Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Hatha yoga helps us to be more aware of our bodies, which supports the process of developing mindfulness and other meditative states of mind. This is why Hatha Yoga is an excellent complement to and preparation for the practice of meditation. Emphasizing awareness and non-competitive in nature, yoga increases flexibility, balance, and strength. Our aim for these classes is to go beyond the merely physical or mental side of our being to embody all of ourselves.

Occasional Thursday Drop-in Yoga Class - see Upcoming Events for dates of next class

Thursdays, 6:00pm- 6:50pm

Join us for 50 minutes of yoga each Thursday (and follow it up if you like with the 7pm Drop-in Introduction to Buddhist Meditation Class). The focus of the class will be conscious breathing through a series of gentle postures in order to promote mental focus, strength, flexibility, and relaxation. A perfect preparation to meditation! Yoga mats and meditation cushions provided.

Suggested donation: $15 to $10* or whatever you can afford. Open to all levels of experience with yoga and meditation.



*A note about prices.
The Bay Area Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (FWBO) is a nonprofit organization that runs on donations and the support of those attending its events and classes. We would like to offer the Dharma to anyone with interest and are very happy to have reduced rates for those who need them. Please arrange reduced rates in advance when possible.