ENLIGHTENED? ART//// 2015 | 1.EDITION 15.-20. JUNE 2015



vernissage: 15.june 2015 18:00

opening hours: during regular scheduled classes





What has an art exhibition/intervention got to do in a yoga studio? Art can illuminate what is there but is not always obviously visible. Martha Graham –probably the most important modern dancer of the 20. century– defined the aim of art, particularly of dance, as “making visible the interior landscape”.  
In these rooms, random inhabitants of Basel gather every day to perform body movement, breath exercises followed by laying down in silence. Explorative movement. Awareness travelling inner space. A mental shower –as one of our regular visitors eloquently described. In the online era our daily routines are filled up with repetitive physical gestures–as the one I am performing now by typing these words– hands and fingers busy distilling the overload of information we are exposed through our i-gadgets.
The works exhibited explore hand gestures from different perspectives and with different contents. From the Serpentine paintings of Jerome Karsenti as he describes in his statement: “What i’m interested in, is not the movement of the idea, from its plan to its realisation, but the concordance of every single and singular gesture – which, however thought through, carries its debt to the arbitrary; not to the plan, not to its prior design, but to the intuition of things and their immanent organisation, and of their profound coherence”, the performative music boxes of Benjamin Brodbeck in which a gesture is transformed into sound by an analog medium and the video pieces by Mari Sierra and Danielle de Picciotto.  
The works are arranged in the yoga rooms as to be part of the yoga sessions during the exhibition days and to establish an intimate relationship with the visitors and the practitioners’ practice. 


16.JUNI.2015 17:30-20:00

Handsv2--BaselMUDRA ART EXHIBIT.  YOGA WORKSHOP: CAREGIVING & CREATIVITY / unleashing the creative power of your hands with Mari Sierra

Our Hands have their own intelligence, they are our instrument for sensing the sound of movement in space; creating a melody with gestures, caressing the texture of the invisible. In this dynamic workshop, we will cultivate a state of flow and inner silence to further unleash the creative power of our hands. Through rhythmic vinyasa yoga we will remove blockages; mudras and pranayama will quiet the mind and make room for subtle energy to move within. Caregiving are creativity are the moments where we allow for that energy to move through us and make an impact in others. Our creative meditations will incorporate self-inquiry and artistic expression, as well as basic healing exchange in partners. Bring a journal and your favorite pen/paint and be prepared to share from the heart.


Yogi, artist and healer, Mari Sierra teaches urban nomads practices to stay grounded, to find creative flow and inner wisdom. Her work blends the lines of spiritual, creative and strategic design. Born in Mexico City, she apprenticed the art of rituals for transformation from traditional native teachers, the subtle body anatomy from Yoga, Vedic and Buddhist practices, and her life philosophy is deeply inspired in Ayurveda’s philosophy. She also has an MBA in Design Strategy, and helps companies with leadership and creative communication and facilitating collaborative innovation workshops. For the past 6 months, she has been traveling across Europe and Latin America exploring different communities expanding consciousness and promoting cultural shifts. Her art explores mysticism and embodiment in connection with nature’s rhythms.

PRICE (reserve in advanced): 45CHF/ general || 40HF/B.Yoga members || 25CHF/reduced


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