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Find your Zen with mindful movement classes

January 9th, 2017

It’s easy to think of the winter as a miserable slog, especially after the holidays have passed. But it can also be the perfect time to focus on what’s truly important in life, including taking care of yourself! To help you slow down and take a breath, the AGO is adapting the highly successful mindfulness programs based on our hit exhibition Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and more and engaging with other works of art in the Gallery.

Mindful Movement instructors seen with Claes Oldenburg’s Floor Burger, Collection Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Purchase 1967. © 1962 Claes Oldenburg

Mindful Movement – Slow Looking in the Galleries will engage with specific works in the AGO collection to slow down the body and mind with yoga movements and meditative techniques, allowing visitors to experience a new way of looking at art and being in an art space. This is a four-week course that runs every Wednesday from Jan. 11 to Feb. 1 from 6 – 7 pm, and every Tuesday from Feb. 14 to Mar. 7 from 2 – 3 pm.

A yoga class finds repose in the Thomson Collection of Canadian Art. Photo: AGO

All pre-crawlers and caregivers are welcome at the Yoga and Art Field Trip, which will take babies, moms and dads on a yogic journey through the AGO collections and exhibitions. Courses begin on Jan. 20. And our visitor-favourite Drop-in yoga classes continue in Galleria Italia every Monday evening from 6 – 7 pm. The sessions offer a unique space for yogis of all skill levels to get bendy.

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