Art Gallery of Alberta

Yoga in the Gallery

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Yoga in the Gallery

Tuesdays, April 11-May 30, 5:30 – 6:30pm
SOLD OUT!!

Enjoy yoga within the calming and ethereal spaces of your AGA. Join us over an eight-week class session in different exhibition spaces of the Gallery and grab a glimpse of the works on display. Class themes will draw on the surrounding artwork for a unique blend of movement and visual inspiration.

Classes are suitable for all levels. Beginners welcome.

This session is now sold out. Please check back in the fall for our next session registration.

Class Descriptions

April 11: Clocks for Seeing: Photography, Time and Motion
What our own eyes can’t see. A class that utilizes props and partner-work to revolutionize how you view your spine
With Tori Lunden

April 18: Clocks for Seeing: Photography, Time and Motion
Photography in yoga has evolved from being a tool for learning to a full-blown competition of who “yogas” better!  Let’s explore our need to compete with self and others versus enjoying our practice for what our individual bodies have to offer in this alignment based asana sequence.
With Sandy Brown

April 25: Survival Guide
Survival of the fittest is nature; yoga is the connection to our nature, breath, body, mind and spirit.  In this class we will explore some of the many tools yoga bestows upon us, to not only survive, but to thrive.
With Sandy Brown

May 2: The Looking Glass
Uncover hidden dimensions of the self: practicing yoga as a mirror for self-discovery.
With Kyla Fischer

May 9The Looking Glass
Our individual practice of yoga is the ultimate self-portrait, it reveals our strengths and weaknesses, our virtues and iniquities. This class delves deeper into our own inner self-portrait through a slow and gentle practice.
With Sandy Brown

May 16: Ledcor Theatre
Relax into yin yoga: a gentle practice to open your body, quiet your mind and find your breath.
With Kyla Fischer

May 23:  Rooftop Terrace or Manning Hall (weather dependent)
Life and art are a play of light and dark, buoyancy and grounding, structure and flow. When we take inspiration from the environment that surrounds us, and recognize that everything is related, we can more easily understand our place on this earth, and ultimately – this is yoga.  This class will be a fun flowing class inspired by what we hear, see and feel.
With Sandy Brown

May 30: For the Time Being: The Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art
Collaboration: uniting the body and mind for balance on and off the mat.
With Kyla Fischer

 


Instructors

Tori Lunden‘s classes are a light-hearted and eclectic experience, and she delights in teaching people who, like her, never thought yoga was something they could do or enjoy. Yoga in the Gallery classes are always a fun environment where participants are encouraged to explore and express. Lunden’s emphasis on positive body awareness and respect for individual needs allows everyone to move in a way that feels safe, accessible, and beneficial. Visit her website torilunden.com.

Image credit: Amy Campbell

Kyla Fischer began practicing yoga in 1998 and discovered that along with building a healthier body, yoga was bringing a distinct calmness into a normally chaotic mind.  She also discovered that yoga and life should not be taken too seriously but with ease and laughter.  In her classes you can expect a focus on body awareness along with encouragement to experience yoga on a deeper level with the mind and breath.  Kyla strives to create an accepting atmosphere where students of all levels can replenish and challenge themselves.

 

 

Sandy Brown loves yoga and art.  Although they may seem separate, she believes wholeheartedly they are the same.  Whether we create with body, hands, mouth or mind, self-expression is essential to thriving.  Brown’s teaching style is synonymous with her approach to life; open-heart, smile on face, endless search for interconnection between; this and that, philosophy and reality, art and life.  She believes that yoga is for everyone – not just the über-flexi-young-fancy-pants-wearing crowd. But let’s be honest, when we step onto that mat we are all lithe-dancer-babe types. If not of body, then (this is what we strive to achieve) of mind! IF yoga were a practice of achievement!