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Yoga on the Trail June 26, 2012  |  By Ponteir Sackrey

I’ve been doing yoga in some fashion or another since my early 20’s.  Initially it was a stretching routine mixed between runs, hikes, skis, or swims.  I’m naturally strong, and as is the case with many like me, I’m also inflexible.  Even my own kids, ages eight and twelve, can barely reach their toes in a forward fold.

In the past years, I’ve gotten more into my “practice” of yoga and even teach, very part-time, at a local studio.  So it’s with great enthusiasm that I write about the Museum’s new “Yoga on the Trail,” which will launch on Thursday, July 5.  From noon to 1pm, the Museum will offer a free class on our new sculpture trail, taught by local instructors each  Thursday in July and August.

In a trend as big as the outdoors, yoga classes from coast to coast have been moving out of the studio and into nature.  Our own Museum yogis will enjoy impressive views that include plenty of big sky and mountain drama from the trail’s perch overlooking the National Elk Refuge.  It’s inspiring to connect two ancient art forms—visual art inspired by artists over the centuries, and the art of yoga, ensuring healthy mind, body, and spirit.  It simply doesn’t get any better than this.

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