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Yoga Connections

Snow Shimazu

Wednesday, April 13, 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 Rubin Museum docent Jena Liang will be joined by Snow Shimazu 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

Snow Shimazu, after coordinating several international art exhibitions, finally found her own art: massage, yoga, and meditation. Combining these three healing arts, Shimazu has created a lifestyle solution program—Snow JourneyTM and Self Care SutraTM—to help people heal themselves based on her belief that healing happens when one is treated as a whole.

Shimazu is a member of the core faculty at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences, where she shares her passion for the art of healing with students who aim to help others. She also teaches authentic Hatha Yoga at the Integral Yoga Institute. Snow keeps herself open to new ways to help more people with her warm touch. For more information and inquiries, please visit

Tickets: $15.00

Member Tickets: $13.50