Move your way into mindfulness with 20 minutes of gentle stretching, awareness-based movement and breathing practices, before settling into the stillness of a 20 minute guided sitting meditation session. We’ll continue with a brief discussion of the practice, guided by the themes of the current exhibition, and close with setting an intention to guide the rest of your day.
Mindfulness at the Museum is a series of drop-in guided meditation sessions facilitated by skilled holistic practitioners. Our exhibitions serve as the backdrop, as you learn how to become present in the “here and now.” Research shows mindfulness meditation can increase memory skills, foster compassion, and reduce stress. Each encounter is unique from the last, drawing synthesis between the mind and body, leaving participants equipped with knowledge on how to lead a balanced life.
Participation is free and open to all. Prior meditation experience and special clothing is not required.
Kate Johnson has been practicing Buddhist meditation in the western Insight/Theravada tradition since her early 20’s, and is empowered as a teacher through Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She holds a BFA in Dance from the Alvin Ailey School/Fordham University, and MA in Performance Studies from NYU, and brings her experience in somatics, creativity and social change to her mindfulness classes at ICA.
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