Darren Main

Yoga • Meditation • Modern Spirituality

About Darren

Many years ago I walked into my first yoga class. I didn’t know it at the time, but that simple decision would change the course of my life. Before I found yoga and meditation, my body ached, my mind was chaotic and my heart wounded. Today, life has its ups and downs and I stumble and fall often, but I’m able to return to my center more quickly thanks to my practice.

Because of yoga and meditation, I was able to come out and then to live well with HIV. Most importantly, yoga and meditation helped me to find the courage necessary to become a single father and then to remain present to my son through life’s many highs and lows.

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Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga is a very gentle inward form of yoga where the body is placed in highly therapeutic postures that are supported with props while the mind is invited to slow down and watch the breath. The result is a state of relaxation much deeper than traditional sleep.

Yoga on the Labyrinth

Each week hundreds of people fill San Francisco’s iconic Grace Cathedral to practice yoga and meditation. Taught by teacher and author Darren Main, and set to live music offered by a variety of renowned musicians, this gathering is truly unique.

India Yoga Retreat

Practice yoga on the banks of the Ganges, meditate with mystics and experience the sights and sounds of this ancient culture on this exciting pilgrimage to the foothills of the Himalayas in the “Yoga Capital”

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January 2019

The Psychology of Meditation

January 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Anchor Meditation Center, 2118 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
$55.00

The benefits of seated meditation for the body are well documented, but a lesser-known benefit of mindfulness practice is the effect on psychological wellness. In this workshop with meditation teacher and author Darren Main we will explore the effects of meditation on the mind and psyche. By understanding the ways in which meditation can bring balance and equanimity to the deepest levels of consciousness, we can become deeply grounded, less reactive and more emotionally balanced in our relationships and in our daily lives. Preregistration Suggested continuing education…

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Mindfulness Meditation Group

January 15, 2019 @ 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:45pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 19, 2019

Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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Join author and yoga teacher Darren Main for this relaxed and informal meditation group. Learn to meditate or come with an established practice. People of all spiritual traditions and agnostics/atheists are welcome at this donation-based gathering. Each group begins with a brief overview and basic meditation instruction followed by a short meditation practice. Following practice, there will be time for questions and discussion. While we hope you can join us for the entire session, you can quietly excuse yourself at…

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March 2019

Pilgrimage to India Yoga Retreat

March 24, 2019 - March 30, 2019
Rishikesh Rishikesh, India
$995
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