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Memory Connections

For Visitors with Dementia and their Caregivers

Thursday, April 11, 2024
11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Memory Connections is a free monthly program that promotes engagement between adults living with dementia and the art and cultures of the Himalayan region. Join Rubin Museum staff and teaching artists for an hour of close looking, discussion, and interpretation of traditional and contemporary Himalayan art. This program takes place online via Zoom.

In addition to an in-depth look at two artworks from the Museum’s collection, the April program includes a yoga session with Angela Palma, a certified yoga and meditation teacher. Adults with memory loss and their caregivers are susceptible to both physical and mental imbalance, which can affect their overall health. Yoga can help counteract these negative effects by restoring balance in the physical body as well as improving mental and spiritual health. When you have restored your balance, you can provide better care for yourself and others. 

Participants can expect mindful breathing, seated poses, and balance practices in this program. Movement variations will be offered for those with limited mobility. This program takes place online via Zoom.


Angela Palma

Angela Palma is a certified yoga and meditation teacher who promotes a universal love of yoga and encourages compassion toward all beings. She started practicing yoga as a student in 2019 and fell in love with the philosophy and what it means to be a yogi. She became a certified yoga instructor in 2023 at the Cape Cod Yoga School in Mashpee, MA. Additionally, she has a bachelor’s in exercise science and a master’s in health promotion. Combining her educational background and yoga knowledge, she leads accessible, productive, safe, and fun classes for all.


Major support for Memory Connections is provided by the Mellon Foundation with additional support from The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism.

Image: Detail of Arapachana Manjushri; Kham Province, Eastern Tibet; 19th century; pigments on cloth; Rubin Museum of Art; gift of Shelley and Donald Rubin; C2006.66.464 (HAR 925)

Ticket Price: Free

Member Tickets: Free

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