As we get closer to the Museum’s opening this November, we’ll be shining a spotlight on programs—new and renewed—to come.
Early Bird Yoga is one of those new and exciting programs. You’ll be able to join us on third Saturdays before the Museum opens for a fun-filled, 45-minute yoga and mindfulness meditation led by a local instructor. Then, take your relaxed mind and body through our galleries in reflection.
Local instructor Rebekah Walker will lead the sessions. She is a 200-hour Purna Yoga teacher (teaching at Purna Yoga 828 in West Asheville). In addition, she has been a certified elementary educator since 1997, and began making yoga a part of her teaching. Walker shares more about her practice and art/yoga integration:
Integrating the Arts into my teaching began in 2002. I brought yoga into the classroom in 2009 and witnessed students create a deeper level of connection with the Arts. Our class conversations became filled with more empathy, compassion and love. The ability for the children to focus on tasks with confidence and calmness increased along with their development of strength and better coordination.
Art and yoga allow us to feel deeper, love brighter, and learn more about our world with increased empathy and gratitude. Why not practice yoga in The Museum and experience that deeper, brighter, knowledge with the art close-up? To me, it’s a no brainer.
Join us for the debut of this new program for families November 16 from 10:15–11am! In harmony with the Museum’s opening, we’ll open our hearts to new beginnings and new connections using the work of Linda Anderson (below) as inspiration. The program continues with its second session December 21.
All ages and abilities are welcome for Early Bird Yoga; recommended for visitors aged 5+ (children must be accompanied by an adult). Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited quantity available). Preregistration is encouraged. Price: $5 Members, $6 non-members (yoga only)