Updated yoga program at Milwaukee Art Museum aims to broadens the experience
The Milwaukee Art Museum announces on February 25 that it refreshed its popular Yoga at MAM series.
The updated monthly program moves to different locations around the Museum, incorporates new experiences such as live music, and features diverse instructors from yoga studios in the local community.
We are excited to welcome people of all ages, types and ability levels to join us to practice yoga at this Milwaukee icon,” said Molly Mattefs, Partnership and Audience Activation Events Manager, Milwaukee Art Museum. “This is an amazing opportunity for the community to engage with the Museum in a unique way.”
In addition to holding yoga directly beneath the “wings” of the Museum, 2020 sessions will explore locations throughout the campus, including the East End and outdoors on Baumgartner Terrace and the Café Calatrava patio overlooking Lake Michigan. Sessions at the Museum will continue to be led by a variety of diverse instructors from around the Milwaukee area. This year’s lineup features instructors from Yoga Loft, Trillium Studio, YogaOne Studio, Yama Yoga True North and Reaching Treetops Yoga.
Special programming will also enhance a number of Yoga at MAM events. On April 25 and October 31, Painted Caves will add their Arab-American-surf sound, and on June 27, Thunderhawk Tribe will perform world music. On September 26, the Museum will again host Milwaukee’s Global Mala, part of a local and worldwide practice of peace and community. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in a special meditative practice and to make their own mala, or set of beads used during meditation.
“Yoga at MAM has become an anchoring event for the community, bringing together a wide spectrum of people not only in terms of yoga experience (from brand-new to teacher), but also cultures, ages, sizes, genders, affiliations and abilities. In this way, we align with our mission, which is all about accessibility, community and growth,” said Claire Stillman, Executive Director, omTownYogis. “It’s an impactful event where the benefits of yoga and a variety of skilled teachers contribute positively to the lives of everyone who participates.”
Yoga at MAM takes place on the last Saturday of each month from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Since 2011, more than 16,000 visitors have practiced yoga under the Burke Brise Soleil (or “wings”) of the Museum’s Santiago Calatrava–designed Quadracci Pavilion, and dozens of studios have participated. Yoga at MAM is hosted in partnership with omTownYogis. All proceeds benefit the Milwaukee Art Museum and omTownYogis, a nonprofit chamber of commerce for yoga studios.