YOGA+MUSIC: A Benefit for Guitars in the Classroom
- Published: Wednesday, April 20th 2011
- in Fitness
We filled you in on David Romanelli’s Yoga for Foodies and other series, and now we’re spreading the word about another new concept for a yoga class: Yoga+Music, which is holding its first class today!
Yoga instructor Alexandra Moga and the charity Guitars in the Classroom (GITC), together with The Morrison Hotel Gallery, will be hosting a special series of open-level yoga classes practiced to the music of world-renowned guitarists. The classes will benefit the non-profit Guitars in the Classroom, which works to bring music integration and new program development in public schools across the country.
The classes will take place at the gallery’s 116 Prince Street Loft in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City. Photography exhibits shot by famed music photographers featuring iconic images that span the careers of some of music’s most important artists will decorate the walls, and the classes will be accompanied by tunes of the featured artist, giving participants a unique opportunity to experience these musicians from a new perspective.
Tickets are $50 per class, with all proceeds going to enable new program development in Manhattan and Brooklyn public schools through Guitars in the Classroom. Each ticket includes a 90-minute yoga session and entry into a raffle with gifts provided by various sponsors, including Staple Design, jewelry by Guenevere Rodriguez, and items from the Morrison Hotel Boutique. Mats will be provided courtesy of Manduka.
Today’s debut class starts at 7 p.m. and will feature the music of Johnny Cash in conjunction with the photography exhibit from Jim Marshall. After you get your workout in, enjoy viewing the exhibit in a more traditional standing position, with complimentary post-yoga smoothies and refreshments courtesy of KIND Healthy Snacks and Vita Coco.
First Class: Tonight, April 20th at 7 p.m.
The Morrison Hotel Gallery
116 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012
Purchase tickets: www.yogamusicbenefit.eventbrite.com