As summer warms up, come enjoy two local treasures: The Downing Museum and the Baker Arboretum! Join us for a June yoga or meditation class at the museum and stroll the grounds of the arboretum while you’re there!
Whether you are already a fan of practicing at the museum or looking for a first class to experience in this lovely environment, we hope that you can join us in June; please see details below, and use the links to register. *
- Yoga@the Museum: join Debbie Marquette for this Basics-level practice on Sat., June 8, at 10:30 a.m. by registering here. Our basics classes incorporate asanas (poses), breathing exercises, and awareness linking the breath to movement. They focus on alignment, offer modifications to help students at varying levels of experience, and are moderately paced. [Update (6/7): this class is full, but space is still available in the other two @the Museum classes this month!]
- Yin@the Museum: Chie Tanaka offers an afternoon Yin practice at the museum, on Sat., June 22, at 4:30 p.m.—join her by registering here. Yin yoga works the deeper layers of connective tissue to improve flexibility and hydration of the joints and tissue by using longer, deeper holds of specific, tailored poses. It often targets the lower back and hips, and it can also promote deep release of stress and tension from both body and mind.
- Meditation@the Museum: join Alice Simpson on Sat., June 29, at 10:30 a.m. to explore several meditation techniques, including mindfulness, guided, mantra, walking, and listening meditations. We welcome both beginners and experienced meditators to this monthly session; register here.
* Registration requirement: to respect the space in the art gallery, participants must pre-register for the @the Museum classes. In addition, if you register and later find that you cannot attend, please notify us know immediately so that we can offer that space to another student.
Registration deadline: to allow us to prepare for the @the Museum classes, registration closes at noon the previous day or when the class reaches capacity, whichever occurs first.
Cancellation policy: cancelling the day the class meets or no-showing prevents other students from being able to attend. Therefore, please help us serve our community by honoring your registration commitment or by providing at least 24 hours’ advance notice if you absolutely cannot.