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The SΛNCTUΛRY by PUSH is a boutique dance studio centrally located in downtown San Francisco.

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We offer classes and workshops with a focus on mindfulness in company with restorative dance practices. The SΛNCTUΛRY is home to instructional dance techniques, movement, and the healing arts that help to improve physical and mental well-being. 

As a dance and cultural center, the SΛNCTUΛRY serves artists of color in partnership with communities of color, white allies, and organizations. Through dance and movement, the SΛNCTUΛRY creates a place where Black, Indigenous, and People of Color can develop innovative ideas and restorative dance practices.

The SΛNCTUΛRY method of practice is deeply rooted in community building, and the inclusion of BIPOC/global majority people, bodies and minds. Recognized as one of the most welcoming & uplifting spaces, we have a diverse array of classes for everyone.

Our Values




We value the intellect and cultural wisdom that resides in multifaceted lived experience of BIPOC people.



We honor the physical space as a place to incubate the idea of personal, collective liberation and cultural artistic expression.



We seek the transformative and emergent complex conversations between communities of color, and the multidimensional thick solidarity that impact us all.


The SANCTUARY opened on October 15, 2023 and is graciously funded by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development through the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative and SF CIF, Dream Keeper Initiative and Community Arts Stabilization Trust.


In 2020, the SΛNCTUΛRY was developed by a group of working artists and community leaders to bring analysis to complex racial issues facing the dance field and the greater arts community. That same year, PUSH developed a partnership with the Community Arts Stabilization Trust to create a physical space where artists can develop innovative ideas and restorative dance practices through a new home and BIPOC Sanctuary.

Studio 1

Studio 2

Convertible Studio


  • One convertible studio equipped with a divider to create one small and one medium studio


  • All studios are equipped with state-of-the-art sound system and sprung floor


  • Small studio is good for individuals with noise canceling headphones


  • Studios are fully-automated for live streaming


  • Smart locker system with resettable key codes


  • Gender neutral restroom and changing rooms


  • Lounge area and kitchenette


  • Guest Wifi

If you would like to request space at one of our studios, please visit us at Studio Use.


We are committed to the diversity and the immense potential of including everyone and creating an environment of equity and learning. We aim to continually reduce barriers to accessing movement and wellness.

  • The sanctuary includes an elevator, restroom, changing room, and ramps
  • Braille is included on two studio signage doors
  • All changing rooms and the restroom are private
  • Additional restrooms are located on the first floor
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Getting Here

PUSH’s Sanctuary space is located at 447 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

We are located between Mission and Howard Streets and 5th and 6th Streets

We are accessible by BART Powell Street Station or MUNI J/K/L/M/N/T/Bus 14


447 Minna Street, 3rd Fl
San Francisco, CA 94103
Between 5th and 6th Streets

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BART or MUNI J/K/L/M/N/T to Powell
Bus 14 to Mission & 5th
Parking (paid) Garage on 5th/Mission


Street parking available at your own risk
PaybyPhone App (also replenishes meter)
ProPark Garage (5th & Mission)
Fifth and Mission Garage


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