CLARK ART INSTITUTE CLASSES COMBINE LOVING KINDNESS MEDITATION AND HATHA YOGA

January 5, 2017
 
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Join certified instructors from Frog Lotus Yoga for a unique experience at the Clark Art Institute: a series of classes combining the practices of loving kindness meditation and hatha yoga. Weekly classes will be held on Thursdays from January 19 through February 9 at 11 am in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. Attend all four classes for $40 (Clark members $30) or drop in for $12 per class (Clark members $8). Reserve online at clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524 to register.
 
Metta bhavana, or loving kindness meditation, is derived from Buddhist tradition. It is a meditation of care, tenderness, and friendship that focuses on a feeling of warmth for oneself and others. Hatha yoga, the most popular form of yoga practiced in the West, focuses on asanas (physical postures) and is widely seen as a form of exercise greatly beneficial to the health of the mind, body, and spirit.
 
Designed to reduce stress and encourage a greater sense of peaceful well-being, this series of gentle classes is open to all. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.
 
Frog Lotus Yoga is located in North Adams, Massachusetts. Experienced, trained instructors teach several forms of yoga and Pilates in a large, sunlit studio. Frog Lotus offers 200-hour Yoga Alliance Approved Yoga Teacher Trainings Intensives, both at the studio and in exotic locations.


ABOUT THE CLARK

The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 270,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
 
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
 
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