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Yoga Classes and Musical Mindfulness Sessions

We're all striving to find ways to incorporate wellness into our everyday lives. These offerings, featuring Minnesota Orchestra musicians, will help you become more present, grounded and in the moment — with music.

Upcoming Events

At a Glance

Join us for a noon-hour break of guided meditation and live music that explores the nature of resilience with Minnesota Orchestra violinist David Brubaker and University of Minnesota mindfulness faculty member Mariann Johnson.

Planning Ahead

We know you have questions about what your concert-going experience will be like when the Minnesota Orchestra resumes performances. Our teams are working now to synthesize expert guidance from public health authorities into new health and safety protocols for the concert hall that will exceed your expectations. We will share these plans with all concertgoers at least one month before concerts resume. In the meantime, please explore Minnesota Orchestra At Home, our growing digital performance collection featuring Orchestra musicians from their homes (and lots more!). Stay safe and be well.

Did You Know?

  • This series is presented in collaboration with the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing, which has offered mindfulness classes for individuals, organizations, businesses, and communities for more than two decades.
  • Sessions take place onstage at Orchestra Hall.
  • This session will provide an opportunity to explore several mindfulness and regulation practices that can help build resilience and strengthen your ability to adapt in the face of challenges.
  • The Center is actively involved in mindfulness research, including multi-year studies funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the Center's website, Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing, to explore how mindfulness can be helpful for managing stress and improving overall health.
  • No prior experience with mindfulness or special attire is needed. Everyone is welcome to participate!

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Additional services are available upon request.

Event details

At a Glance

Join us for a noon-hour break of guided meditation and live music that explores the nature of connection with Minnesota Orchestra Associate Concertmaster Felicity James, Assistant Principal Viola Jenni Seo, cellist Minji Choi, and University of Minnesota mindfulness faculty member Mariann Johnson.

Planning Ahead

We know you have questions about what your concert-going experience will be like when the Minnesota Orchestra resumes performances. Our teams are working now to synthesize expert guidance from public health authorities into new health and safety protocols for the concert hall that will exceed your expectations. We will share these plans with all concertgoers at least one month before concerts resume. In the meantime, please explore Minnesota Orchestra At Home, our growing digital performance collection featuring Orchestra musicians from their homes (and lots more!). Stay safe and be well.

Did You Know?

  • This series is presented in collaboration with the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing, which has offered mindfulness classes for individuals, organizations, businesses, and communities for more than two decades.
  • Sessions take place onstage at Orchestra Hall.
  • This session will provide an opportunity to explore several contemplative practices that can help strengthen your capacity to connect with yourself and others.
  • The Center is actively involved in mindfulness research, including multi-year studies funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the Center's website, Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing, to explore how mindfulness can be helpful for managing stress and improving overall health.
  • No prior experience with mindfulness or special attire is needed. Everyone is welcome to participate!

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Additional services are available upon request.

Event details

At a Glance

Sun salutations meet live music in our Yoga Class at Orchestra Hall series! Join a local instructor to practice yoga in the Orchestra Hall lobby while a musician or duo from the Minnesota Orchestra plays musical selections that inspire and center body and soul.

Did You Know?

  • Each hour-long class in the series is open to ages 15 and up. We encourage you to join us whether you are new to yoga or looking to transform your practice!
  • You will need to bring your own mat and water bottle, as well as any props (towels, blocks, etc.) you would like to use for the class.
  • Enjoy free samples from local vendors in the Orchestra Hall lobby.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcome

Additional services are available upon request.

Event details

At a Glance

In collaboration with the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing, join us for a noon-hour break of guided meditation and live music. Each session with feature a musician or small ensemble from the Minnesota Orchestra and will be led by University of Minnesota mindfulness faculty member Mariann Johnson.

Did you know?

  • This series is presented in collaboration with the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing, which has offered mindfulness classes for individuals, organizations, businesses, and communities for more than two decades.
  • Sessions take place onstage at Orchestra Hall.
  • The Center is actively involved in mindfulness research, including multi-year studies funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the Center's website, Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing, to explore how mindfulness can be helpful for managing stress and improving overall health.
  • No prior experience with mindfulness or special attire is needed. Everyone is welcome to participate!

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Additional services are available upon request.

Event details

At a Glance

Sun salutations meet live music in our Yoga Class at Orchestra Hall series! Join a local instructor to practice yoga in the Orchestra Hall lobby while a musician or duo from the Minnesota Orchestra plays musical selections that inspire and center body and soul.

Did You Know?

  • Each hour-long class in the series is open to ages 15 and up. We encourage you to join us whether you are new to yoga or looking to transform your practice!
  • You will need to bring your own mat and water bottle, as well as any props (towels, blocks, etc.) you would like to use for the class.
  • Enjoy free samples from local vendors in the Orchestra Hall lobby.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcome

Additional services are available upon request.

Event details

At a Glance

In collaboration with the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing, join us for a noon-hour break of guided meditation and live music. Each session with feature a musician or small ensemble from the Minnesota Orchestra and will be led by University of Minnesota mindfulness faculty member Mariann Johnson.

Did you know?

  • This series is presented in collaboration with the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing, which has offered mindfulness classes for individuals, organizations, businesses, and communities for more than two decades.
  • Sessions take place onstage at Orchestra Hall.
  • The Center is actively involved in mindfulness research, including multi-year studies funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the Center's website, Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing, to explore how mindfulness can be helpful for managing stress and improving overall health.
  • No prior experience with mindfulness or special attire is needed. Everyone is welcome to participate!

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Additional services are available upon request.

Event details

At a Glance

Sun salutations meet live music in our Yoga Class at Orchestra Hall series! Join a local instructor to practice yoga in the Orchestra Hall lobby while a musician or duo from the Minnesota Orchestra plays musical selections that inspire and center body and soul.

Did You Know?

  • Each hour-long class in the series is open to ages 15 and up. We encourage you to join us whether you are new to yoga or looking to transform your practice!
  • You will need to bring your own mat and water bottle, as well as any props (towels, blocks, etc.) you would like to use for the class.
  • Enjoy free samples from local vendors in the Orchestra Hall lobby.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcome

Additional services are available upon request.

Event details