You can now practice yoga right in front of Juan Luna’s “Spoliarium.”
The National Museum of the Philippines announced on Facebook that they are holding four free yoga and meditation classes at the famed Spoliarium Hall for events called Yoga at the Museum. The iconic painting is located in the main gallery on the first floor of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Manila.
The project is in line with Museum and Galleries Month, which has the theme “Exhibits and Reflections: Crafting Opportunities for the New World.”
In a previous Facebook post, the museum said, “Yoga at the Museum’s primary aim is to provide experiences in the museum that promotes and improves the wellbeing of an individual through a sensory activity, combining yoga with art therapy.”
Each yoga class also has its own theme. The first of four yoga sessions was held on Wednesday, October 4. It was titled “Halina (to come),” a Vinyasa class, a form of yoga that coordinates movement and breath to connect the mind and body. It was taught by registered yoga instructor Allan Enriquez and was attended by 18 students.
The next schedule of classes has yet to be announced.
Yoga at the Museum is open to the public and is free of charge. However, limited slots are available. Registration is through a Google Form posted on the National Museum’s Facebook page.
For more information, contact the Museum Services Division – Education and Training Services Section at firstname.lastname@example.org. —Nika Roque/JCB, GMA Integrated News