Yoga = Art

Aug 4, 2013 | Community, XCommunity | 0 comments



Eve in Vasisthasana – 2001

Years ago I had the bright idea of doing a yoga demonstration at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. I think that asana practice is a beautiful art form and people enjoy viewing it. I was too shy to pull off this caper on my own, so I talked Annie Cocksedge of Centennial Yoga into joining me.
Off we trundled on a sunny but chilly spring day with our yoga mats. I wish I had a photo of us from back then, but here’s a pic of the Art Gallery. Picture Annie and me, like bookends on either of the wide staircase, doing our synchronised practice of standing poses, backbends, inversions, forward bends and twists. We did stop traffic, but managed to maintain an air of mystery, without banners or signs, just us and our mats.
Art Gallery

Art Gallery

Now, 23 years later, I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be teaching a yoga class in an inspiring and beautiful setting, our local gallery in Taree August 18th 10-11 am.

Manning Regional Art Gallery

Manning Regional Art Gallery

My session is called Yoga With a Bindi (bindis being the small forehead decoration worn in India – an optional accessory provided by the gallery).
This session is FREE but numbers are limited, so, if you would like to attend and I would love to have you come along, book through the Gallery’s site.
The yoga class kicks off what promises to be an amazing week-long event – the Inaugural Indian Film Festival Taree, from August 18th – 26th at the Gallery.
Like all good film festivals, there will be an Opening Night Gala event with Indian music and dance, Bollywood short films, and refreshments.
Come join with our community and support the wonderful efforts of the Manning Regional Art Gallery. If you live at a distance, you might consider a relaxing weekend in the magnificent Manning Valley.


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