Upcoming Community Groups


Yoga for Grief classes are now offered  at Los Altos UMC on Thursday evenings from 6-7 PM in the “lounge” room. These classes will focus on using yoga as a tool in your grieving process and will be offered in a safe and welcoming environment.

Date: Thursdays from 6-7 PM No prior yoga experience is necessary.

Los Altos United Methodist Church
5950 E. Willow Street, Long Beach, CA
Located in the “Lounge” room

Materials: Please be sure to bring your yoga mat and a water bottle.

Leader: Rose Roybal, Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT-200)

Tangie Sanders of Fragrance of Elegance Candles will be leading a set of two candle making classes, Beginner’s Candle Making and Intermediate Candle Making! 

In the beginner’s class, participants will learn about the art and process of candle making, and will create two beautiful candles in glass containers to take home with them. No prior experience needed! 

In the intermediate class, participants will build upon the skills learned in Beginner’s Candle Making, and will be making two unique pillar candles using additives learned about in the first class. Participants will also be learning about techniques to manipulate the aesthetics and functionality of pillar candles. 

Requirements: This Community Group is a set of two classes. Beginner’s Candle Making and Intermediate Candle Making. Particpants must register for  both sessions (single session registration not available). 
Date: Saturdays, July 15th (Beginner) and 29th (Intermediate)
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Materials Fee: $60 (fee includes both Beginner and Intermediate registration, no refunds)

Location: New Hope Grief Support Community Room 4, 3443 San Anseline Ave, Long Beach, CA 90808
Leader: Tangie Sanders tangies.flicker@gmail.com
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bookclubJoin us for a book study where we will be looking at The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz. This study will be every Thursday night for 6 weeks, and will include discussion of the material as well as time to discuss our own journeys.

Location: Contact Malari Swierenga, Program Coordinator for more details at malari@newhopegrief.org or 562-429-0075 extension 4

Leader: Theresa Bush runswithscissors56@yahoo.com