BREATHING ART. YOGA SESSIONS IN THE CGAC
The aim of this programme is to promote and facilitate a dialogue between the public and contemporary art using yoga as a tool for mediation.
Throughout the year we’ll be organising a series of yoga sessions inside the framework of the exhibitions by the artists Antón Lamazares, Concha Jerez, José Iges and Mar Caldas. We’ll also make use of the natural spaces of the Bonaval park, designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira in collaboration with the Galician landscape designer Isabel Aguirre; the sculpture of Eduardo Chillida Porta da música, installed in the park, and the suggestive architecture of the roof of the CGAC, using the permanent piece of Dan Graham Triangular Pavilion as a reference.
Each class will be created ad hoc, so that the theme of the yoga sequences and the asanas (body postures) will be directly linked to the artworks, the architecture or the landscape.
Each asana has an exact geometric and architectonic shape. It consists of a symbolic language which also appears frequently in the art world. This activity combines the symbolism of yoga with the symbolism of art and with the places its contemplation takes us.
Paula Toimil will conduct a guided tour of the exhibitions, gleaning inspiration from concepts, shapes, colours, dimensions, matter or light in order to transfer these parameters to our bodies and invite the public to experience art physically, emotionally and spiritually.
We will turn our attention towards our inner selves through breathing and postures, in search of an exercise in listening inward that enables us to learn both about art and ourselves.
Thursday, April 25th from 6.30 to 20.00 p.m / Registration open from April 15th until April 22nd
Thursday, May 30th from 6.30 to 20.00 p.m. / Registration open from May 20th until May 27th
Saturday, June 15th from 11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. / Registration open from June 5th until June 10th
Tuesday, June 18th from 6.30 to 20.00 p.m. / Registration open from June 12th until June 14th
Wednesday, October 16th from 6.30 to 20.00 p.m. / Registration open from October 7th until October 14th
Paula Toimil (Lalín, Pontevedra, 1983) combines her job as a museum educator with that of a yoga teacher. Since 2010, she has been a member of the Foundation Cidade da Cultura de Galicia’s Education, Mediation and Visitor Care Service, for which she has developed educational projects for more than twenty exhibitions, as well as for the architecture and green spaces of Mount Gaiás. She graduated in Tourism from UDC and obtained a Master’s degree in Education and Museums from the University of Murcia. In the field of yoga, Paula has been certified as a teacher in Hatha Vinyasa by Yoga Alliance and in Vinyasa yoga by the International Yoga School. She teaches the latter in different spaces in Santiago de Compostela and has practised it for more than a decade.
The programme is aimed at people with previous experience of yoga who are also interested in the world of art.
This activity is free. Those interested should send an email to email@example.com, including the following information: name, surname(s), studies, field of work or interest, contact email address and telephone number.
A maximum of two participants can be registered per application.