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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.

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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.

Fun Facts:

  • 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

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

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About This Event

Sun salutations meet live music in our Yoga at Orchestra Hall series! Practice yoga with instructor Courtney Perry in the serenity of the Orchestra Hall lobby while Minnesota Orchestra Principal Flute Adam Kuenzel plays musical selections that inspire and center body and soul. Perry will facilitate this experience for beginners and experienced yogis alike.

Fun Facts:

  • Each hour-long class in the series is open to all ages 15 and up. We encourage you to join us whether you are new to yoga or looking to transform your practice!
  • A photojournalist by trade, Courtney Perry began practicing yoga in Texas in 2004 after taking photos of a studio owner. She moved to Minnesota in 2011, earned a 200-hour yoga teaching certification through Life Time Fitness, and began teaching at Life Time in May of 2014. Courtney currently maintains her photo career while teaching two weekly ROOT yoga classes at Life Time Fitness.
  • Courtney’s class begins with a steady, focused flow which warms and prepares the body for longer holds of powerful, strength-building postures.
  • Please bring your own mat and water bottle, as well as any props (towels, blocks, etc.) you would like to use for the class.
  • Collect free samples from several local vendors tabling in the Orchestra Hall lobby. Samples will include herbal formulas from WishGarden Herbs, an independent, family-run business that has been providing natural herbal remedies to communities since 1979. Other vendors will be announced at a later date.

Accessibility

Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcome

Additional services are available upon request. Accessibility offerings at Orchestra Hall »

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