Asana Through Art: Yoga at the Tang

A black and white image of a man doing a head stand, with his legs outstretched, in front of a cloud backdrop.
James Barnor, Yoga undergraduate Peter Dodoo, a student Mr. Strong #3, Ever Young Studio, Accra, Ghana, 1955, printed 2018, gelatin silver print, paper size: 16 x 12 inches; image size: 10 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches, Tang purchase, 2018.22.3

Join us Tuesday, March 7, at 4 pm for a beginner-friendly yoga practice at the Tang. Connect breath, movement, and art as we look at artwork, followed by an art-inspired yoga practice. This is a great way to unwind from the daily stresses of classes and college life, and to work on mindfulness while surrounded by the art and architecture of the Tang. Class will be taught by Emily Costa, a certified yoga instructor.

This class is free and is open to the Skidmore community (current faculty, staff, and students). Please wear comfortable clothes to move in and bring your own yoga mat and any props you might need for your practice. Note that this class has a participant limit; registration is required via this Google form.

The final Asana Through Art workshop will be held on April 11.

About the instructor

Emily Costa (she/her) is a 200 hour certified yoga teacher, multidisciplinary artist and community worker residing in the Capital Region of NY. She recently completed her teacher training at Yoga Mandali in Saratoga Springs and has been practicing yoga for nearly a decade as a tool for spiritual and emotional wellbeing. In her asana classes, Emily invites curiosity, introspection and self-compassion and welcomes all bodies to the mat.

In addition to teaching yoga, Emily is a bilingual advocate for the Latinx immigrant community at a local non-profit and is passionate about dismantling systemic harm and building equity. She is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work (MSW) and aspires to weave together the arts, yoga and mental health to build integrative healing spaces that foster joy and community.

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