Heart In Hand Services

Hospice SLO County offers relaxation services for clients, caregivers, volunteers and community members. These services are offered at our office at 1304 Pacific Street in San Luis Obispo. All services are provided free of charge. Donations are gratefully accepted.


Our heart is a drum; it beats with a natural rhythm of life… Drumming can relieve stress, release tension and provide an outlet for emotions that we may have difficulty expressing in words. When we drum together, we embrace community and escape isolation.

Follow the leader for a two-hour session of drumming as a group. Participants may bring their own drum or shaker, or use an instrument provided by Hospice SLO County.

We offer Heart Rhythms Drum Circle the first Friday of the month from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Our drum circle is open to the public, however space is limited. 

To reserve your space, please call our office at (805) 544-2266.


Reiki is a gentle, natural and reassuring energy intended to support the healing process on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. This service offers a space and time to relax deeply and surrender to the experience of unconditional love.

Reiki is experienced through the gentle placement of the practitioner’s hands on the body as a relaxing and powerful yet unobtrusive flow of healing energy. The client usually experiences the warmth (sometimes coolness) of the energy emanating from the practitioner’s hands, in varying degrees. Many participants report a sense of calm and a decrease in stress level as a result of a Reiki session. 

We offer Reiki three times monthly at Hospice SLO County:

  • 1st Thursday of the month (noon - 3:30 pm)
  • 3rd Thursday of the month (9 am - 12:30 pm)
  • 4th Thursday of the month (4 - 6:00 pm)

To reserve your space, please call our office at (805) 544-2266.


Yoga for grief provides a safe, restorative, non-judgmental, loving place to combine breath with movement. Grief yoga focuses on postures that specifically help the grieving body. It can help loosen the emotional and physical tightness from grief. The practice of yoga allows people to tap into their parasympathetic nervous system, which can bring about rest. Yoga and grief can be life-long practices which are both shifting and changing.

We offer Yoga for Grief weekly at Hospice SLO County on Mondays from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.

No previous yoga experience needed. Attendees can bring a yoga mat, towel, or blanket if desired.

To reserve your space, please call our office at (805) 544-2266.


Yoga Nidra can help people relax, recover from stress, and heal from illness. It also has reported benefits that can enhance health and strengthen life purpose. Yoga Nidra is a meditation technique where the mind remains conscious during the normally “unconscious” state associated with deep sleep. Practiced in the lying position, it is one of the most popular yoga meditation techniques because it can induce a profoundly deep state of rest. It is effortless, enjoyable, soothing and recuperative. 

We offer Yoga Nidra weekly at Hospice SLO County: TBD

No preregistration is required. Attendees may bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket if desired. Late attendees may not be able to join this class once it has begun.

For more information about Yoga Nidra, please call our office at (805) 544-2266.