Saturday, July 30, 2011

Yoga in Art Museums

I received this email and thought how freaking cool is this. Yoga and art. Didn't do any research on this but you might want to check your local art museums to see if there is any yoga going on there. Please post a comment if you know of any yoga classes in an art museum not mentioned in this email.


Yoga being offered in famed American art museums

“Have you ever dreamt of practicing yoga next to a Picasso?” says the announcement of “Yoga with the Masters” course offered at Cincinnati Art Museum in Ohio (USA).

Now one can enjoy ancient discipline of yoga surrounded by beautiful art in art galleries of well known museums of USA.

Welcoming the America’s museums’ move to offer yoga classes, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that although introduced and nourished by Hinduism, yoga was a world heritage and liberation powerhouse to be utilized by all. Zed urged other museums around the world to also offer yoga classes so that one could explore the two powerful mediums at the same moment.

The Dali Museum in Saint Petersburg (Florida) offers yoga on Sundays in “a remarkable environment where Dali's energy infuses the physical, mental and spiritual inspiration of yoga”. The Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville (New Jersey) gives “No Sweat Yoga” classes. San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum points out: “Get centered with Yoga Flow…as you move your body into positions inspired by sculptures in the museum collection”.

Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington (North Carolina) offers yoga exercises for “relaxation, breath control and meditation”. Brooklyn Museum in New York recently offered two-hour yoga workshops in one of the Museum’s most beautiful spaces—the fifth-floor Cantor Rotunda. Tampa Museum of Art in Florida has been offering “Inspire Yoga”. Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans gives yoga class “in a light-filled gallery of one of the city's most beautiful and historic buildings”. Baltimore Museum of Art in Maryland offers “Yoga in the Sculpture Garden”. Ashville Art Museum in North Carolina has been highlighting “balance, relaxation and art” with the yoga instruction it offered.


Yoga at the MoMA with Elena Brower