To kickoff the 2017 Yoga Hike season, we're doing a special event which includes a Yoga Hike and private art tour at the Hall Art Foundation in Reading, VT. Yes, you read right: yoga, the great outdoors, and art!!!!!!
Many things are paired with yoga these days, but art as well as poetry and music have a special resonance with the practice of yoga. The fine arts, like many yoga practices, open the Anahata Chakra, the energy center at the heart. We will focus our 75-minute Yoga Hike on Heart-Opening, and then tour this year's brand-new art exhibits at the Hall Art Foundation. The hike takes place on their tranquil private property that encompasses pasturelands, woodlands, and a gorgeous waterfall on Knapp Brook, a tributary of the Black River. Be ready to be comforted by the view of Mount Ascutney as we do our heart-opening work, and then soothed by the sound of the waterfall as we open the hips.
Pack a lunch to enjoy after the hike, when we will picnic together on a grassy knoll alongside the waterfall. (Or inside the the Hall Art Foundation's new reception center, weather depending.) Afterwards, one of the docents will take us on a private tour of their newest exhibitions, displayed in the renovated farmhouse and barns that give the Hall Art Foundation so much charm. Be prepared for stunning works by contemporary artists including Robert Mapplethorpe and Jeff Koons as part of the "Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros," the "Ready, Fire, Aim," and the David Shrigley exhibits currently on display.
Yoga is $25 and the tour is free. Preregistration is required to save your space; please email amanda (at) innerliftyoga (dot) com to register. Directions to the Hall Art Foundation and other pertinent information will be given to registered hikers before the event. For more information about the Hall Art Foundation and the current exhibits, visit: http://www.hallartfoundation.org/exhibitions/current/vermont