BELGIUM | Yoga at the museum

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium invites the public to relax among six monumental paintings especially created for the museum by Gao Xingjian. 

The artist intended the space where the paintings are displayed to be a place of reflection and meditation. While there was never the intial intention to do yoga instruction in the space, museum professionals thought it would be a new way to engage the public with the art while respecting the artists intention for the space. The classes focus on the key points of the "Sivananda" holistic system: proper exercise, breathing and relaxtion as well as positive thinking and meditation.  

The yoga sessions have become very popular, selling out almost immediately with a long waiting list. The museum also provides the yoga instruction, mats, and free lockers making it easy and hassle free for participants. 

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