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Yoga at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

The weekly one-hour Hatha yoga class takes place in a new gallery space each week, allowing you to catch new works from local and international artists.
By Sarah Templeton
May 16, 2022
By Sarah Templeton
May 16, 2022

In many ways, art and yoga go hand in hand. Both are practices that allow you to go deep within yourself, flex your creativity and find a little respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

If you're a lover of both — or even just one — a new class series from Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is just the ticket. Each Sunday morning at 9am, Auckland yoga instructor Penny Hacking will be leading an hour-long Hatha yoga class among the art. After all, what better way to get a new perspective on work than to catch a glimpse of it upside down during downward dog?

If you've been hesitant about signing up to a studio, this might be the best way to get a taste of the yogi life. Hacking promises the class is all inclusive, with everyone from brand-new beginners to more experienced yogis of any shape, size or fitness level all welcome. Each class will begin with warm-up stretching before building to stronger poses, including flow balance and breath focus. At the end, a relaxing meditation will give you the zen energy you need to get into your day.

Classes cost $18 for a drop-in session (or $16.20 for gallery members) and will be taking place in different locations around the gallery each week, so a new set of works can inspire some new emotions during each practice.

Top image: Camilla Baskcomb

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