UPDATE: DECEMBER 5, 2018 — Due to popular demand, the NGV and Lululemon have added a heap of new (free!) wellness classes to their Breathe. Sweat. Stretch Free program. With the first round of tickets selling out in 24 hours, we're expecting these will get snapped up quickly, too. To nab yours, head to the NGV website and enter the code LULUNGV.
As well as being part of many an art-gazing adventure when it opens its blockbuster Escher x Nendo exhibition this summer, the National Gallery of Victoria will also become a temporary workout destination when it hosts a slew of free wellness classes.
The classes come courtesy of Lululemon — the brand is celebrating its 20th anniversary and will take over the gallery's serene Grollo Equiset Garden for a 20-week series of yoga, circuit and meditation classes. And they won't cost you a cent.
Kicking off Wednesday, November 14, there are three sessions to choose from, running both in the mornings and after-hours. Punters can reconnect with their flow at a grounding yoga class, build mindfulness with a meditation session, or bump up the heart rate at the all-body 'sweat' class. They'll be led by a team of Lululemon's local ambassadors and fitness experts and will cater to all fitness levels. They're designed to get you bending, stretching, de-stressing and working those muscles, right through the summer months.
Classes are free to join, with mats provided, though you'll need to book here (and quick!) to secure your spot.