During the Program year from September through May, on the second Sunday of each month we offer a Faith Development workshop devoted to exploration of spiritual practices – a different practice each session. These Religious Exploration workshops, appropriate for adults and teens, take place at 10:00am in the hour prior to the Worship Service, and are accessible via Zoom.
During the summer months (June through August), this schedule changes.
In addition, UUCG hosts the following events weekly:
Welcome to Yoga!
This class is open to members and friends of UUCG, and will be honoring the protocols of our Reconvening Guidelines.
This mat class, led by JoAnn Weiss, aligns the breath with traditional asana – yoga postures – to build strength, flexibility, stability, and balance. As it does so, it clears the mind and invigorates the spirt in a way no other exercise can do.
The format consists of warm-up and centering exercises, followed by a vinyasa flow linking the breath with the movement as we transition from seated to standing and balancing postures. The class ends with cool down stretches, core work, and savasana. Everyone is welcome – from beginner to advanced. Modifications and variations will be given. Please bring your own mat and water. Other props such as a block and strap are useful, but not necessary.
Please note: All students are asked to respect the limits of their own body. This class will include a variety of poses, including forward bends, lateral bends, back bends, lateral twists, and inverted poses which may be contraindicated for an individual with high blood pressure, heart conditions, or certain medications. Therefore, all participants will be asked to sign a liability waiver releasing JoAnn and UUCG of any injury/harm resulting from this class.
About the instructor: JoAnn has been practicing yoga for 14 years, and teaching for 7 years. She is registered with Yoga Alliance (200-hour certification), with additional certification in Accessible Yoga, Roots of Yoga, Decolonizing Yoga, Pilates, and more.
When and where: Tuesday, (beginning July 20) 4 pm, UUCG sanctuary.
Cost: This class is donation-based, with all proceeds going to UUCG. Suggested donation is $1-10 per class.
T’ai Chi (not currently available while we are off-site.)
Looking for more peace? Looking to find a little more balance in your life? Want to gather with friends and learn something new? Come visit the UUCG Tai Chi group on Thursday nights 7:00-8:30. All are welcome. No experience necessary; we will teach you everything you need to know (or at least everything we know) about this ancient form of meditation in motion.
All ages and levels are welcome to T’ai Chi at UUCG. Wear comfortable clothes and practice in sock feet or flat soft shoes if you have some. T’ai Chi is open to members, friends, and visitors.
Mindfulness & Meditation
Don’t just do something, sit there! Come meditate and discuss the Dharma with the Two Hands Sangha Mindfulness and Meditation Community. Sessions are currently being facilitated online. Held Sundays at UUCG from 6-8pm.
Sessions are currently being held online. To join Two Hands Sangha online during Covid-19, join the closed Facebook group (Two Hands Sangha) and include “UUCG” in your answers to the group questions!
For more information visit www.twohandssangha.org or email email@example.com.
If desired, bring a meditation cushion. Wear comfortable clothes. Suggested donation $5. Additional donations welcome.