Yoga in the Galleries
If you wander through the museum’s galleries on a Thursday evening, you might pass by a yoga class, stretching and posing in unison on their mats, surrounded by art. Since 2018, the museum has been offering a free Yoga in the Galleries class on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The experience is always a great way to recenter and experience some art.
Five Points Yoga provides the instructors, who are paid although the class remains free to participants. Free tickets are available at the museum’s lobby desk at 5:15 p.m. and are first come, first serve. Sanitized mats are provided and no experience is needed, so it’s a great way to try yoga with no pressure.
“I think everybody wants something different out of a museum visit or museum experience. I see yoga fitting into that,” said Callan Steinmann, the museum’s head of education and curator of academic and public programs, who puts together the event. Mindfulness activities have been a big part of the museum’s programming, and yoga fits right in with them, encouraging slow looking alongside mindful breathing. The class takes place in a different gallery each time, so there’s always something new to see. Want to find out when it happens? Visit the museum’s website at georgiamuseum.org/events or sign up to become a Friend if the Museum for free at jointhemuseum.com and get our email newsletter in your inbox.