Health & Wellness Classes


Gloria Dei has a strong commitment to Healing in Body, Mind, and Spirit. The many programs and classes offered have that mission as a goal. Contact Jill Stewart, our Parish Nurse to register or if you have questions at 651-699-1378 or by email.

September is National Go4Life Month!  As summer winds down, the weather cools off and schedules settle in for the rest of the year. Autumn is a great time to start, restart, or continue building a healthy life.  Starting September, 2018, Gloria Dei is adding the National Institutes of Health’s Fit4Life program as a supplement to our other groups.

We also hope to begin classes for people living with chronic health conditions.  More information will be available soon on line and in Gloria Dei publications.

  • Growing Stronger– Weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00 – 10:00.  See more here.
  • Seated in the Presence (Chair Yoga) — Mondays, 11:00 am. – 12:00 noon.  See more info here.
  • Yoga Devotion–  Tuesday evenings, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Next session begins September 4, 2018. See more info here.
Health and Wellness Classes

A Strength Training Class

A research based weight training class including a warm up, exercises using free weights and stretching.

EVERYONE WELCOME! All ages and abilities

Promotes muscle strength, bone integrity, flexibility, balance

Meets Mondays and Wednesdays
9:00-10:00 am
Gloria Dei Gathering Place
Cost is $20 for the session.

Fall Session: September 6 – December 20, 2017.
Winter Session: January 8 – March 21, 2018
Spring Session: April 4 – June 13, 2018

Please feel free to come join at anytime.

Led by Mary Mentone and other class members


Christian-based Yoga Classes

YogaDevotion Flow
Multi Level Class given on Tuesdays by Emily at 6:00-7:00 pm in the
Gloria Dei Gathering Place

Fall Session A: September 12 – October 24, 2017. Cost is $56 for 7 classes.

Fall Session B: October 31 – December 19, 2017. Cost is $64 for 8 classes.

Winter Session: January 16 – February 27, 2018. Cost is $64 for 8 classes.

Spring Session A: March 6 – April 24, 2018. Cost is $56 for 7 classes (no class on March 27).

Spring Session B: May 1 – June 12, 2018. Cost is $56 for 7 classes.

Classes begin in the breath, centering ourselves in the Presence of God…setting aside all that distracts us from the relationship God intents for us. Reflections on the scripture are written by Pastor Cindy Senarighi, ordained pastor in the ELCA.

The body of the class is a combination of standing poses, balance poses and floor poses.

The class closes with restorative yoga, a practice of calm alertness that allows a time of reflection and thanksgiving for God’s Presence in our lives. The faith based language you will hear in class is familiar, the benediction, invocation and prayer that closes the class.


Christian-based Yoga Classes

Seated in the Presence
– Chair Yoga –
Mondays at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gloria Dei Gathering Place

Fall Session A: September 11 – October 30, 2017. Cost is $64 for 8 classes.

Fall Session B: November 6 – December 18, 2017. Cost is $56 for 7 classes.

Winter Session: January 8 – February 26, 2018. Cost is $56 for 7 weeks (no class on January 15).

Spring Session A: March 5 – April 23, 2018. Cost is $48 for 6 classes ( no class on March 26 and April 2).

Spring Session B: April 30 – June 11, 2018. Cost is $48 for 6 classes (no class on May 28).

Getting up and down off the floor can be difficult for many reasons. This Yogadevotion class given by Michelene incorporates poses that increase range of motion, improve balance and bring attention to the breath, all using a chair as a yoga prop.


Summer Months

Walking Club 2018 will start again in the Spring. We meet in the parking lot on the Highland Parkway side Fridays at 8:30 AM. We walk for a while, everyone at their own pace, and then often meet at the J & S Bean Factory Coffee Shop (1518 Randolph) around 9 or 9:30. There is no sign up, and no charge except coffee shop charges. We don’t walk in the rain, or if it is extremely hot. Join us if you can, either walking, for coffee, or both.