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Sat, Jun 22


Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Exploring the Mystical: Walter Anderson’s Art and the Yoga Sutras

Yoga Workshop with Walter Anderson's granddaughter, Moira Anderson

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Exploring the Mystical: Walter Anderson’s Art and the Yoga Sutras
Exploring the Mystical: Walter Anderson’s Art and the Yoga Sutras

Time & Location

Jun 22, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave, Ocean Springs, MS 39564, USA

About The Event

Join Moira Anderson for an all levels yoga workshop and practice that discusses and explores yoga and art as vehicles for spiritual absorption, union, communion, and evolution. This workshop shares music, poetry, movement, breathing, meditation, and mantra; to enhance introversion, concentration, relaxation, and connection.

Walter Anderson’s jewel-like depictions of animal, and flora and fauna communicate a unique, incredibly beautiful perspective and a profound understanding of his subjects. His work was passionate and prolific. His devotion to his paint seemed almost sacred. His writings frequently mention his yearning for spiritual connection, as well as his mysterious and magical encounters. Over his lifetime, his art pulled him ever closer to experiencing and understanding his integral place in the natural world: a world which he regarded as mystical and, certainly, as an expression of Divine Creation. 

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is a sacred text describing yoga as a practice that calms the mind. Once quiet, the mind is able to perceive truth, which according to this ancient book tells us that there is no separation between the practitioner and the Infinite, Divine Light of the Universe. The practice of yoga and meditation, therefore, can be a means to access and experience something powerful, mystical, and transformational. 

Tickets: $10; Free for Museum members


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