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Yoga ON and OFF the wall: deepening the connections with mindfulness, friendship & nature

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Circling Setting Sun on Wall

Circling Setting Sun

The Bio-Medical library is hosting the “Yoga ON and OFF the wall” photography collection as the next installment in its rotating Art@Bio-Med exhibit series.

In this exhibit, artists Nancy Chakrin and Laurie Ellis-Young share their worldly adventures, using art as a means of illustrating the synergy between yoga and friendship. It is based upon their book, FRIENDSHIP The Art of the Practice.

Ellis-Young, a globe trotting yoga teacher for over 40 years, and Chakrin, a multi-talented artist and photographer, have shared their talents and deepened their friendship, documented through the lens of a camera.  

Their photography depicts the deepening connections with nature while honoring relationships — old and new. Their art shows how friendship and yoga transcend age, gender, race, cultures, and language.

Exhibit details

What: Yoga ON and OFF the wall: deepening the connections with mindfulness, friendship & nature
When: April 1 through July 31, 2016
Where: Bio-Medical Library, Diehl Hall 

About the artists

Arizona Head Stand

Arizona Headstand

Nancy Chakrin graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Art Education. Her artwork is represented in photography, graphic design, landscape painting, and publishing. Her resume includes photo ops with the 14th Dalai Lama, polar explorer Ann Bancroft, Dr. Andrew Weil, and Dr. Deepak Chopra. Chakrin’s award-winning artwork is collected internationally.  

Laurie Ellis-Young, MCT, CYT, is an internationally recognized speaker, yoga teacher, author, group facilitator, and pioneer in breathwork as an empowering and healing modality. She draws from experiences during her travels to over 70 countries, and teaching diverse populations on six continents. Originally from Mitchell, South Dakota, Ellis-Young often returns to the Midwest from her home in the Middle East.

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