Get ready to get your mind and body in sync with Healing Arts @ The Watermill Center. Whatever your experience with making art or practicing yoga, this workshop is the perfect jump-start to your physical and creative well-being!
This open-level flow class with Sylvia Channing explores the 5 yogic self-care principles (niyama). With music, vigorous movement, and deep restoratives, you’ll enliven the breath and relax the body—setting the stage for meditation. Using simple practices as a gateway, the more esoteric and universal elements of yoga become easier to digest.
Experience the intersection of arts and wellness, part of the Watermill Center’s year-round workshops and guided meditation series. Led by a rotating roster of artists, The Water Mill Center invites you to partake in the healing power of art in a communal and experimental setting.
Engaging and hands-on, this series of workshops and guided meditations explore the intersection of art and wellness. The Center invites everyone in the community to practice the tradition of “Slow Art.” It encourages participants to take a meditative approach to engage with art, cultivating an intentional state of mind and gaining new insights and perspectives through a shared experience.
Sylvia Channing is a yoga instructor and artist from the South Fork, currently based in the Hudson Valley. Her training is primarily in Iyengar, Jivamukti, and Ashtanga vinyasa methods, and she has trained with teachers Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee for 20 years in Sag Harbor. Sylvia has taught at numerous studios on the East End in NYC and Jose Ignacio, Uruguay, and she is soon to open her own multidisciplinary studio in Beacon, New York.
While her approach is rooted in traditional asana practices, Sylvia’s classes are dynamic, easy to follow, and fun, and her ques are equal parts physical alignment and metaphor. Sylvia draws from nature, personal experience, and inspiration from mentors and friends to design her classes, and she’ll rarely ever teach the same sequence twice. She aims to make her class a container for each student’s unique exploration of their body & breath.
The Center suggests you arrive 10 minutes early, wearing comfortable clothing for movement. They also encourage you to bring your yoga mat, towel, and other items to support your sitting posture.
The workshop begins at 10 am on Saturday, February 25, at The Watermill Center, located at 39 Watermill Towd Road in Water Mill.
Tickets for the event are less than $20 and can be purchased here.
Due to the international nature of the Artist Residency Program, the Center asks that you please remain masked while indoors.
The Watermill Center is committed to providing accessible programs and services for all patrons and artists with disabilities. For further information about any accessibility needs or issues, please email [email protected].