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Yoga Connections

With Sarah Tomlinson

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
6:00 PM–6:45 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’s program falls on Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. Rubin Museum docent Antoinette Maclachlan will be joined by Sarah Tomlinson in the galleries to discuss a piece of art connected to this holiday. During Diwali, the goddess Lakshmi (also called Shri) is celebrated to promote wealth and abundance. The program will conclude with a special Sri Yantra meditation.


About the Teacher

Sarah Tomlinson is an author, artist, yogini, doula, and mother. She is the author of Nine Designs for Inner Peace: The Ultimate Guide to Meditating with Color, Shape, and Sound. After becoming certified in the jivamukti yoga method by David Life and Sharon Gannon, she embarked to India where she worked extensively with her mentor and teacher Harish Johari, who initiated her into the spiritual practice of painting yantra. She has since led countless trainings, classes, and workshops in this practice, and her yantra art is collected worldwide. Visit to learn more.

​Tickets: $15.00

Member’s Price: $13.50

All tickets include access to the Museum