Connect With Yoga Project
A creative community art project to celebrate the practice of yoga, foster positive community involvement, and inspire individuals to recognize their personal strength and beauty.
What is the project?
The goal of this project is to create mixed-media paintings using community submitted photos from the hashtag #ConnectWithYoga. The paintings aim to celebrate the practice of yoga, foster positive community involvement, and inspire people to recognize their personal strength and beauty. See the #ConnectWithYoga live feed.
YOGA: For the purpose of this project, we are keeping the definition broad and simple. The practice of Yoga brings together all aspects of the Self (mind, body, spirit) through meditation, breathing, asanas (poses). The practice of Yoga also supports the “union” of Self and honors the life in all beings.
CONNECT: How you connect is completely up to you! Whether that be a photo of your feet on a mat, a picture of hot stones, your favorite pose, your least favorite pose, your post class tea or coffee… Anything that is in your yoga practice that you connect with. I want to celebrate that! I want to celebrate every single one of those moments!
This projects relies on each of you, and your unique understanding of how yoga is expressed in your life. Thank you for being part of this project that celebrates each of you and your relationship to this ancient practice in our modern community. I look forward to celebrating and connecting with you all!
To build these mixed media art projects, I collect photos to print and collage on boards. The photos are sealed and I then construct and paint a transparent original image over the photos. The intention is to show the beauty of the individual elements in relation to the big picture and full story. See a time-lapse video of the process.
I will be collecting photos indefinitely so please share this video and project and help me get the word out.
Details and FAQ’s
How can I submit photos?
To submit photos just use the hashtag #ConnectWithYoga on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook (IG & FB privacy settings for profile/photo must be set to public so I can find it or you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org)
How long will you be collecting photos?
For the first series I collected photos through the end of 2016 and created 12 paintings. It was so well received we will continue the project for years to come as people keep using the hashtag!
Where will the final paintings be shown?
The final paintings were shown at Yoga Fort 2017 in Boise ID and at Sage Yoga and Wellness for the months of April and May. Additionally the paintings were rented out during Yoga week June 2017 to share with participating studios.
Will there be prints available?
Yes! The originals, prints and cards will be available for purchase on Etsy, and a portion of all sales will be donated to a the Boise Women’s and Children’s Alliance for yoga equipment and programs for their residents and classes.
Examples of Similar Projects
Have questions or comments? I’d love to hear from you!
June 3rd -9th 2016
Free yoga photo shoots to celebrate the kickstart of the project.
Sat 4th: 8 to 9am @ Hollywood Market
Sun 5th: 10 to 11:15am @ Zen Riot
———– 4 to 5:30pm @ Capital Park
———– 6 to 7:15pm @ Sage Yoga
Mon 6th: 9:30 to 10:45 @ Essential Yoga Boise
———– 5:30 to 6:45pm @ Yoga 4 Wellness
Tues 7th: 7:15 to 8:30am @ MUUV
———– 6:30 to 7:45pm @ Yoga in the Hood
Thur 9th: 6 to 7am @ Sage Yoga
———– 7 to 8pm @ Muse
Fri 10th: 6 to 8pm @ Hyde Park for an out door celebration and open photo shoot
Gallery Exhibition April-May 2017
At Sage Yoga and Wellness
Opening First Thursday April 6th from 5:30 to 9pm
Purchase your tickets HERE!