The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts (VAEA) is pleased to invite you to our first YOGA+ART event.
August 2014: VAEA is delighted to invite you to VAEA’s first YOGA+ART event, a yoga session designed to help build a foundation toward achieving mind-body awareness in order to channel energy towards accomplishing artistic projects.
YOGA+ART: Sadhana Yoga Basics with Betina Barrios Ayala (Open Level)
Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014 | 9:30am
Location: Chelsea Waterside Park W 23rd St New York, NY 10011
(Meeting Place 23rd street and 11th avenue)
Duration: 1 Hour 15 minutes
Open to: VAEA’s Friends and the general public.
To register please visit Eventbrite.
Snacks provided by Farmer’s Crate.
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VAEA’s YOGA+ART session will take place Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Chelsea Waterside Park at W 23rd St, New York City at 9:30am. For this opportunity we’ll share a special all levels Sadhana Yoga Basics session with Betina Barrios Ayala.
The goal of the session is to approach the basic practice of Yoga and participate in an exercise of awareness, as a form of meditation, to target visualization and guiding of projects, in this opportunity we especially seek to channel the energies to allow artistic endeavors to access your playful intuition, encouraging your creative inner self to emerge.
In general, yoga practice combined with art making can afford you greater relaxation, enhanced breath capacity, improved self-awareness and greater capacity for insight. In YOGA+ART one can begin to release restrictions and find your inner source of inspiration.
YOGA+ART will be oriented towards a Sadhana Yoga Basics session. A typical session is structured by creating a focus particular to the individual. Yoga Sadhana or sequences are practiced, engaging areas of the body that open and strengthen the intended focus. Yoga is used to strengthen areas of weakness and bring flexibility to areas that are tight or stiff. A meditation will come next, in order to tap into inner resources and inspiration. This will enable the process of creating art by giving expression to the wisdom of the intuitive self. Finally, a brief discussion of the session brings the experience back to an outer focus where it can be integrated and assimilated into self-awareness and art projects.
The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts was founded on June 13, 1990 in New York with the mission of strengthening the ties of friendship between the United States of America and Venezuela through bi-national cultural and social programs. Our Mission is to promote through the visual and performing arts a deeper and richer understanding by Venezuelan citizens of U.S. culture, and by U.S. citizens of Venezuelan culture.
About Betina Barrios Ayala…
Betina Barrios Ayala was born is Barquisimeto, Venezuela, June 26, 1985. She has a BA in Political Studies from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and a M.A. in International Relations from the University of Belgrano, Argentina. She has a Minor in Contemporary Narrative from UCAB and ICREA. Betina is a Freelance writer creator of the literary blog Experience Paroles. She has been a Swásthya Yoga practitioner in Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York, USA since 2010. In Caracas she collaborates with the group Yoga en La Plaza (Yoga in the Square), providing free classes in public spaces in the city since 2012. She has also offered classes in studios like Soham Yoga and Pilates Evolution. Her blog Respiro in Prodavinci specializes in addressing issues related to the practice of Yoga.
About Farmer’s Crate…
Farmer’s Crate is a company helping Latin American communities and local producers to develop and grow while delivering a unique product for a healthy diet. Our mission is to capture the exquisite and exotic flavors of the natural products from Latin America and present them to the US market in an appealing and convenient format. Farmer’s Crate generates wellness and a sustainable business in the community by providing healthier and more balanced diet options to the US consumers while promoting fair trading conditions for Latin American Farmers.