Yoga at the Grove
Every Sunday at Stern Grove Festival
This summer, Stern Grove Festival is excited to announce a new series of free on-site yoga classes, provided by local business Office Yoga.
Building off the Festival’s belief that the arts help strengthen our community, Office Yoga will provide a fun, active opportunity for people to connect with each other, nature, and themselves. Yoga classes in the natural beauty of the Grove are a perfect way to strengthen minds, bodies, and our community. And, as with all of the Festival’s programs, the classes are completely admission-free to the public.
Initially, Festival Executive Director Bob Fiedler approached Office Yoga to develop a plan for Festival staff to help ease stress in the whirlwind of activity leading up to the season. When Maryam Sharifzadeh, CEO of Office Yoga, met with Bob to develop a plan for the staff, they also saw an opportunity to provide free yoga classes for Stern Grove Festival attendees.
Maryam says, “I believe in Stern Grove Festival’s mission of providing affordable events for residents and visitors of San Francisco while also maintaining the cultural reputation of this city. I’m humbled to be collaborating with such a historic event and enhancing the on-site experience through yoga.”
Festival staff have benefited already from Maryam’s stress-relieving classes in our office. We’re excited to collaborate with Maryam and the entire Office Yoga team to share yoga with Festival audiences this summer.
ABOUT YOGA AT STERN GROVE FESTIVAL
When are the classes?
Yoga classes will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. before each Sunday concert, June 17 – August 19, 2018.
Where are the classes?
The West Meadow at Stern Grove Festival.
Who teaches the classes?
Classes will be taught by certified Office Yoga Instructors and other reputable teachers in the Bay Area:
June 17: Brandi Zorzy
June 24: Michelle McManus
July 1: Raquel Seeley
July 8: Cindy Raspillar
July 15: Neil Wadhawan
July 22: Chelseah Healey & Ege Sanli
July 29: Martin Scott & Ege Sanli
August 5: Betsy Peterson
August 12: Charlotte Birkett
August 19: Maryam Sharifzadeh
Who can participate?
- Anyone! No prior experience is necessary and all levels and ages are welcome.
What do I need to bring?
- Please bring your own yoga mat if you can. A limited number of yoga mats will be provided.
- Comfortable clothes and water.