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Experience Yoga

NEW! There’s been so much excitement for yoga that we’re going beyond just Sundays! Browse the list below to see the newly added dates, times, and studios.

Join the Cleveland Museum of Art for yoga classes, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Yoga: The Art of Transformation, on view June 22–September 7, 2014. From yoga’s origins in India, it has transformed into a global phenomenon. Yoga classes at the CMA present a sampling of contemporary yoga styles as practiced in the United States, offering museum visitors the opportunity to explore the variety of yoga options available in northeast Ohio.

Registration Fee:

$19, single yoga session AND exhibition entry

$12, single yoga session ONLY

$8 CMA members, single yoga session

Register in person; by phone at 216-421-7350; or online at tickets.clevelandart.org, starting June 1. Space is limited and advance registration is highly recommended.

Classes meet in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall. Please bring your own mat (or purchase one from the museum store). All participants will be required to sign a release form before participating.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 4:30pm
Wed., July 30, 2014, 4:30 pm
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

Join Elizabeth Miller of Reden Yoga to explore a modern approach to the feminine side of yoga. Using asana, pranayama, and meditation, we will practice with guidance from our own intuitive wisdom.

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:00am
Fri., August 1, 2014, 11:00 am
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

Join Sandy Gross, founder/director of Evolution Yoga School & Practice Space, to explore an emerging theme in modern physical yoga—the ability for you to use yoga poses and self massage to gain a heightened sense of self knowledge, the ultimate goal of yoga.

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 11:00am
Sat., August 2, 2014, 11:00 am
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

This class will offer commentary-based meditation exercises that will help you improve awareness of both mind and body; understand and experience yourself as you really are, a spiritual being; and rediscover your innate spiritual qualities—peace, love, happiness, and power—not as intellectual ideas but as actual experiences.

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 11:00am
Sun., August 3, 2014, 11:00 am
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

Owner and Intermediate Junior Iyengar Yoga instructor Karen Allgire will teach a 75 minute Iyengar Yoga multi-level yoga class. Beginners are welcome, along with experienced students of all levels and traditions.

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 2:30pm
Sun., August 3, 2014, 2:30 pm
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

Instructor LaToya Kent will lead a beginner’s level Kundalini yoga class, including mantra, meditation, asana, and pranayama, designed for students to walk away with body awareness, relaxation, and balance.

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 1:00pm
Thu., August 7, 2014, 1:00 pm
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

Puma Yoga will present a vinyasa flow (alignment-based) yoga class open to all levels of practitioners.

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 11:00am
Sun., August 10, 2014, 11:00 am
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

This session will be a mixed levels Vinyasa Flow, with plenty of options for participants. Our instructors Mary Bell, Ms. Lyz Bly, PhD, and Beth Batchell, Traditional Thai Healer will combine their efforts for a very powerful, musically moving class that will include lots of hands on assistance.

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 2:30pm
Sun., August 10, 2014, 2:30 pm
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

Judi Bar E RYT-500, Yoga Therapist and Yoga Program Manager at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, will give a short presentation about the benefits of therapeutic yoga and how to integrate this mindful practice into your life. Movement, breath, affirmations, and relaxation will be practiced.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 3:30pm
Wed., August 13, 2014, 3:30 pm
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

Lydia Williams will be leading participants in an all level mindful flow practice, leading to space and openness in the body and heart.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 1:00pm
Thu., August 14, 2014, 1:00 pm
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

Amy Runnels will lead a hatha and vinyasa yoga experience that is open to all levels of participants. Immerse yourself in this refined style of yoga, focusing on healthy physical and mental alignment to maximize the energetic flow in your body.

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Yoga: The Art of Transformation is organized by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution with support from the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries, the Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, and the Ebrahimi Family Foundation.

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Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne

Media sponsor: 
Cleveland Magazine

The Cleveland Museum of Art is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this exhibition with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.