Carnegie Museum of Art
You’ve heard of yoga on surfboards, bridges and rooftops, but have you ever considered practicing your sun salutation inside a museum?
Music, art and wellness will converge when two of Pittsburgh’s powerhouse cultural institution team up to present a unique series of collaborative yoga and music classes.
Running monthly from February 23rd through June 22nd, each session will feature a yoga class with live performances by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians.
During each session, yoga instructor Stefanie Zito will emphasize stretching and relaxation, while also providing an energizing boost headed for the weekend ahead. A graduate of the 500-hour YogaWorks program, Zito teaches at Inhale Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Fitness Project.
For this Thursday’s class—while balancing their chakras and chanting om—attendees will attain added relaxation while listening to soothing classical music performed live by PSO cellist Michael DeBruyn. Each month, the program will feature a different member of the PSO.
The museum’s grand Hall of Sculpture—inspired by the ancient Greek Parthenon—will provide an idyllic and uplifting setting for yoga devotees of all levels and backgrounds.
Founded in 1999 when violist Penny Brill was diagnosed with breast cancer, the PSO’s Music and Wellness Program works brings therapeutic, live music to a variety of facilities throughout the Pittsburgh area and abroad. Working with music therapists and healthcare professionals, PSO musicians perform relevant and immersive music that helps a diverse audience of participants address physical, emotional and social needs.
Class sessions are open to ages 18 and over. All classes are drop-in, admission is first come, first served, and space is limited. Please bring your own mat. A 10-class pass can be purchased at the door for $75 ($50 for members and students).
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