Join and reflect with mindful experiences

Yoga @ CMA

Replenish Well & The Yoga Carriage invites you to enjoy yoga for everyday life. Whether you are a beginner or advanced student this practice will allow you to reset the body, move at a slower pace and experience the practice of relaxation.

Program is $10.

March 14
6:00–7:00 PM

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Moving Art: A Dance Class Series at CMA

Six-week series on Fridays, February 16–March 22, 10:30–11:45 AM

Learn to move with intention and creativity in this six-week class series with local dance artist Chloe Napoletano. Using set movement exercises and improvisational activities specifically designed for older adults, you will develop strength, flexibility and creativity in a supportive community. Using our bodies and choreographic tools, participants will be guided to describe and interpret the artwork in CMA’s collection. All class activities can be done seated or standing.

Registration for the ENTIRE six-week series is $72 for members and $80 for nonmembers. Discounts will not be applied for late registration, the last day to register for this series is March 1.

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Art of Rest

CMA’s partnership with Replenish Well & The Yoga Carriage continues with a series of quarterly collective community care gatherings.

In this paradigm, rest is art. It is a protest and it is an awakening of hope for all humans. Art of Rest incorporates curated mindful and restorative practices to invite in spaciousness and curiosity.

We recommend a yoga mat, blanket and 1 or 2 pillows for added comfort during restorative poses, water bottle, journal, pencil, and dressing in comfortable clothing.

Rest is dynamic. Let’s get activated together.

Cost of the program is $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers. Registration is encouraged.
 
March 3
11:00 AM–1:00 PM

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Image by Abby Kamagate

 

Take a Wellness Break
A guide to support a mindful museum visit

Art and museum experiences can help us slow down, find calm, connect with our interior lives, and transport us to new places. All of this helps promote a sense of well-being.

Here are some principles to guide you through a mindful museum experience:

    • Slowing down has value.
    • It is enough to be present.
    • There is no right and wrong.
    • Tune into your breath. Breathe deeply in through your nose and out through your mouth.
    • Listen to your body; this experience should be restful and restorative. Sit if you need to. Close your eyes and disconnect if that is what your body wants.
    • Look with fresh eyes and be open to wonder and curiosity.

Mindfulness Activities:

Five Senses
Spend a few minutes in the sculpture garden, the atrium, or a gallery, with your eyes closed. What sounds do you notice? What smells? Does the air feel warm or cool, is it still or moving? As best you can, try not to attach judgment to these observations, just practice noticing sensations.

Take a Trip
Find a landscape. Take one silent minute to let your eyes pass over the work of art. Now close your eyes and imagine stepping into the scene. What sounds might you hear? What does the air feel like on your skin?

Find Meaning
Find a work of art that you feel conveys a sense of care. Spend some time with it. Don’t read the label. Consider, what drew you to this work? What about it communicates care to you? When you are ready, look around and find a very different work. How does it connect to care? Try the same with another idea that matters to you, perhaps calm, listening, or compassion.

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