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Yoga Connections

With Summer Quashie

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
6:00 PM–6:45 PM

Discover the connections between yoga and the wisdom 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 personal 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 Summer Quashie, Seven Arrows Retreat, and Rubin Museum docent Antoinette Maclachlan will select a piece of art in the galleries that will inspire a conversation about yoga, its philosophies, and its visual representations. A breathing exercise will allow participants to integrate the discussed concepts into a personal experience.

About the Teacher

Summer Quashie is a yoga and mindfulness teacher. She is based out of Seven Arrows Retreat in Locust, NJ, where she “unschools” her daughter and meditates with her yogi husband in the Palyul Dzogchen tradition. Visit to learn more.

​Tickets: $15

Members: $13.50

All tickets include access to the Museum.