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Yoga Connections

With Ursula Scherrer

Wednesday, July 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 Ursula Scherrer joins us 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

Ursula Scherrer“˜s unique approach to yoga and the healing arts is rooted in a long journey that began more than twenty-five years ago. She started practicing yoga shortly after she moved to New York from her native home of Switzerland in 1988. Originally she came to New York City to dance and choreograph, but her art has since evolved into photography, video performances, mixed media installations, text, and performance art. Her work is now shown internationally.

​Tickets: $15.00

Member ​Tickets: $13.50