Mindful: Restorative Yoga

May 26, 2018 / 9:30am

$25; $20 for MOCA Members

Mindfulness: Finding Balance In The Gallery

Eastern philosophies and religious traditions such as Tibetan Buddhism, the mind and body’s relationship to consciousness, and the fundamental structures of healing in the natural and human worlds underpin INDUCTION. Weaving sound, touch, and image in a low-lit, deep blue space, INDUCTION encourages awareness of the relationship and balance between body, mind, and spirit. MOCA is offering a series of Saturday morning classes led by area experts designed to support these reflective experiences and build mindfulness.


Join Gwendolyn Ren, certified Yoga Instructor of Cleveland’s Abide Yoga for Restorative yoga. This passive practice is an aid for stiffness, anxiety, tension, busyness and insomnia it is also a practice of abiding that, integrated into our lives, can teach us about patience, observance and the profound effects of response versus reaction. Restorative Yoga aims to nurture the parasympathetic nervous system, by allowing space for relaxation and rest.


Intuitive movement and intentional stillness have long been the catalysts for Gwen’s own self discovery and provide the foundation for the practices she shares. How can we offer ourselves what we need? In this process of learning to listen and trust ourselves can our body and our mind begin to truly feel free.

About Abide Yoga:

Abide Yoga is a community yoga studio in the Larchmere neighborhood in Cleveland. Offering a wide variety of passive and active yoga classes, Abide focuses on creativity and curiosity, encouraging everyone who comes to become more fluent in their own bodies and minds.

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Major support for INDUCTION: Tauba Auerbach and Éliane Radigue is provided by an Anonymous Donor, DLR Group|Westlake Reed Leskosky, John P. Murphy Foundation, Michelle and Richard Jeschelnig, and Fotene Demoulas and Tom Coté. Generous support is provided by Maurice Marciano, Gina and Stuart Peterson, Joachim and Nancy Hellman Bechtle, and Allison Rubler. Additional support is provided by the Robert Blumenthal Gallery, Suzi and Andrew B. Cohen, Linda and George Kurz, and Paula Cooper Gallery.

Sherwin-Williams is the official paint of MOCA Cleveland. Community support provided by Courtyard Marriott, Cleveland University Circle.

All current exhibitions are funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Leadership Circle gifts from anonymous donors, Yuval Brisker, Joanne Cohen and Morris Wheeler, Margaret Cohen and Kevin Rahilly, Becky Dunn, Harriet Goldberg, Agnes Gund, Michelle and Richard Jeschelnig, Donna and Stewart Kohl, Jan Lewis, Toby Devan Lewis, and Scott Mueller.

All MOCA Cleveland exhibitions are supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the Cleveland Foundation, the George Gund Foundation, and the continuing support of the Museum’s Board of Directors, patrons, and members.