Art & Yoga: The Perfect Combination.

Have you ever been in a yoga class thinking, “Something is missing, but I just can’t put my finger on it…” Well, with the help of local yoga instructor Scott Moore, we’ve found the missing piece: ART!

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Yoga beneath Tony Feher, They arrived yesterday, dusty and weary from the journey, but in good spirits, with Viola Frey’s Ethnic Man and Robert Carston Arneson’s Breathless looking on from the balcony.

In case you were out of the loop last semester, Scott led a series of 4 free yoga classes in our Great Hall, amid Tony Feher’s site-determined installationThey arrived yesterday, dusty and weary from the journey, but in good spirits.

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Yoga mats beneath Tony Feher, They arrived yesterday, dusty and weary from the journey, but in good spirits.

U of U students, staff and community members took a break from their Tuesday afternoons to join us in the museum. The fall series was in conjunction with our exhibitions Krishna: Lord of Vrindavan and Moksha: Photography by Fazal Sheikh, so to start each class, Scott would take the group on a brief tour of these galleries and our permanent Asian Art collection.

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Scott Moore discussing Ganesha, Southern India, 14th century.

Scott would give participants a little background info on the artwork, then help them to make connections with their subsequent yoga practice. Each week’s instruction was based around a different theme, such as playful poses for Krishna one week and powerful poses for Durga the next.

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Photo courtesy Chris Samuels, Daily Utah Chronicle.

Sounds pretty great, huh? Well you’re in luck because…. FREE YOGA IS BACK! Last semester’s participants (and UMFA staff, myself included) couldn’t get enough of the fantastic fusion of yoga and art, so it’s back by popular demand, starting next week!

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Renowned local yoga instructor, Scott Moore.

Classes will be held Tuesdays, March 3rd-April 14th from 1:30-2:30 pm. (Except March 17th–it’s spring break, and yoga will be taking a break as well.)

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Taking a break in child’s pose.

The classes are free, with a limited number of mats provided–so get here early or bring your own! Whether you attended the classes in the fall, or this will be your first time, you’re in for a treat. Scott Moore is an incredible instructor in both yoga and its connections to the experience of art, and you couldn’t ask for a better venue for your yoga practice than the UMFA.

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Shavasana in the museum… The most relaxing thing imaginable. Tuesday! 

See you all Tuesday!

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