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BareSOUL Yoga & Wellness //

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Mindfulness Meditation

Tuesday, Jul 2

12:15 PM–12:45 PM

Mindfulness meditation is a practice to bring attention and awareness into the present moment. This summer, we’re moving into the ICA’s top-floor gallery for a 30 minute guided meditation led by BareSOUL Yoga. Artist Rashid Johnson’s large-scale installation Monument, is intended as a place for visitors to slow down and spend time, a place for contemplation and collaboration. Come and explore individual and collective awareness around this contemplative structure.

This practice invites all levels of meditation experiences whether you’re a beginner or a skilled meditator. Chairs will be provided with an option to sit on the floor. Designed to fit into your day with ease, the meditations will take place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday, and each will begin at 12:15pm and end at 12:45pm.

Instructor Ashley Williams is the founder and owner of BareSOUL Yoga & Wellness and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) with 11 years experience in the fields of education, behavioral and mental health and community programming. She is dedicated to developing accessible yoga and mindfulness programs that transform institutions to promote social change, improve individual awareness and collective well-being.