LUAG hosts the Shanthi Project to explore mindfulness

March 2, 2022 10:30AM

Over the last two years, the Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG) has offered community events with the Shanthi Project, a Lehigh Valley based non-profit promoting the practice of mindfulness in schools, businesses and other organizations.

On Feb. 26, LUAG began a three-session program called “Yoga for Every Body with Shanthi Project,” held in the LUAG main gallery.

Stacie Brennan, curator of education at LUAG, said they have been working with the Shanthi Project since 2020 and have found their programs to be a bridge between community and campus stakeholders. Shanthi Project events have brought in families, educators, local artists and students from across the Lehigh Valley to Lehigh’s campus.

“It’s important for us to find ways to connect people with art so they can use that as a means for exploring diverse perspectives while also exploring their own individual identity and well-being,” Brennan said.

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Image: Melanie Smith performs a yoga pose for community members participating in LUAG’s “Yoga for Every Body” class Saturday, Feb. 26, in LUAG Main Gallery. The three-week series is offered in partnership with the Shanthi Project. (Caroline Bender/B&W Staff).