What if instead of trophy hunting, a museum visit were an occasion for true discovery and deeper self-inquiry?
When we put away our smartphones and take the time to be present in front of a work of art, the experience is transformed from one of passive observation into one of active engagement. The art is saying something to us and wants us to listen, to follow the contours of its shapes, the rhythms of its edges and patterns. The artist put time and thought and effort and materials and heart and frustration and sweat and rigor into the piece that is front of us. Don’t we at least owe him/her/them and the work our undivided, focused attention?
Yes! Keep this in mind (and body and heart) as you browse the options below.
PARCOURS OFF/YOGA AT THE LOUVRE
Musée du Louvre (Paris)
Well-being in one of the world’s most iconic museums, this relaxing yoga event with Charlotte Wilkins, art historian, yoga teacher and museum guide extraordinaire, will bring new insight into art and beauty. Session is all levels however arms might be required (sorry, Venus de Milo!)
👉 Sunday February 26, 2023
👉 15h-16h or 16h30
👉 Mats are provided but you can bring your own
👉 12€ plus museum entrance fee
Additional dates: March 26th, June 4th
VINYASA YOGA AT THE MUSÉE JEAN-JACQUES HENNER
Musée National Jean-Jacques Henner (Paris)
Discover beauty from the inside out: this all-levels vinyasa class led by art historian and yoga teacher Clarys Nony takes place in the museum’s intimate Salon Rouge. Practice is followed by a guided meditation inspired by one of Jean-Jacques Henner’s paintings.
👉 Saturday April 15, 2023
👉 BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat)
Additional date: May 13th
Note: if the museum’s online ticketing system is wonky, you can also send an email inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
SLOW VISITE AT THE MUSÉE D’ART & D’HISTOIRE PAUL ELUARD
Musée d’Art et d’Histoire Paul Éluard (Saint-Denis)
A “slow visite” brings two mindful approaches together: meditation and aesthetic perception. Gaëlle Piton, mindfulness meditation teacher and sophrologist, will reacquaint you with visiting, tasting, feeling, touching and hearing the museum in order to be closer to the lives of the works and the artist’s process.
👉 Sunday April 23, 2023
👉 Reservation: email@example.com
MEDITATION GUIDÉE “LE RÊVE DE CHAGALL”
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris)
Expand your vision of art and contemplation during this guided meditation around Chagall’s work “Le Rêve.”on artwork and meditation, Open to all and no prior art or art history knowsledge is required.
👉 Tuesday July 18, 2023
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