Tues 5/8 @ 6PM
Qigong, also known as life energy cultivation, or energy field, originated in China, and is catching on in the West, including MOCA, which opens its gallery space for Mindfulness: Finding Balance in the Gallery.
It involves a series of gentle movements, breathing and meditations designed to bring healing to self and, by extension, the world, that whole “be the change you want to see” thing.
The gathering, led by River’s Edge instructor Mary Holtz, guides participants through sound, touch, and image in a low-lit, deep blue space that balances body, mind, and spirit.
Mindful Qigong, part of a series of Saturday morning yoga, meditation and acupuncture classes led by local experts at MOCA, is complementary to the museum’s INDUCTION art exhibition which features videos and glass sculpture by New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach and an early sound installation by late Parisian composer Éliane Radigue.
Admission costs $25; $20 for MOCA members.
[Written by Lucy McKernan]