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Yoga Connections

With Gina de la Chesnaye

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
7:00 PM–7:45 PM

Discover the connections between yoga and the traditions expressed in Himalayan art.

Yoga is a system of philosophy and practice that seeks to help people align their body and mind in order to transform their experience. One translation of yoga is “yoke,” the tool used to connect an ox to a plough. Like yoga, the art objects in our collection, intended for ritual purposes as well as aesthetic ones, seek to link the worldly and the transcendent

This month, a Rubin Museum docent will be joined by Gina de la Chesnaye to discuss a work of art that will inspire a conversation about yoga, its philosophies, and its visual representations. A breathing exercise will allow participants to internalize the discussed concepts.

About the Speaker

Gina de la Chesnaye is Director of Yoga at The Three Jewels and a teacher with the Lineage Project, which brings mindfulness based exercises such as yoga and meditation to at-risk and incarcerated youth and their support staff. She is also a contributing writer and photographer for the Huffington Post, NY Yoga + Life, and YogaCityNYC, and has written numerous articles on yoga, meditation, martial arts and Buddhism.

De la Chesnaye is a member of the organization 108Lives, which embodies the practice of compassion and service through its work in orphanages, schools, refugee camps, and monasteries throughout Nepal.

She is also an associate producer of Tibetan Stories, a documentary film series on the Tibetan refugees living in exile in Dharamsala, India.

Tickets: $15.00

Member Tickets: $13.50