Yoga at the Miró

Art and Yoga Sessions for Everyone

Following the prevention measures to contain the COVID-19, the activity Yoga at the Miró is postponed until further notice.

From an early age, Joan Miró aspired to become a universal artist. Around 1920, he embarked on a path linked to a spirituality that would always remain with him. His interest in Taoism and the influence of Zen philosophy are present in Miró's work and in his worldview. The merging of the natural world and his inner self, a progressive stripping down of elements on the canvas, an understanding of emptiness, and the communion of painting and writing are all elements that tie into the essence of yoga.

Bearing in mind this spiritual sense that is so relevant to Miró's work, the Fundació is offering Yoga at the Miró, a series of sessions combining yoga with observations about works related to the seven levels of awareness in yoga. Participants will be able to view Miró's work as a path from the material to the absolute. Every week, two sessions will be devoted to each one of these levels of awareness and to a related piece by Miró: material awareness, creative awareness, life awareness, awareness of unity, communicative awareness, observational awareness and absolute awareness.

Fridays and Saturdays, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
July, September and October 2020

In collaboration with:

  • Yoga One

Creative Awareness: Woman and birds at sunrise

Miró was disdainful of permanence. There is an ongoing sequence of themes and cycles in his work. A spot on a canvas or a stain on a sheet of paper could be the point of departure for the next piece. The first part of the session includes a visit to the Joan Miró collection and a reflection about creative awareness based on Woman and birds at sunrise; the second part involves practicing a series of asanas (physical exercises).

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Life Awareness: The gold of the azure

The session will include a visit to the Joan Miró collection in the first part, reflecting on life awareness in front of The gold of the azure, and a second part with a session of asanas (yoga poses) led by a YogaOne by DiR instructor in the North Patio at the Fundació.

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Awareness of Unity: The lark's wing encircled with golden blue rejoins the heart of the poppy

The session will include a visit to the Joan Miró Collection in the first part, reflecting on observational awareness in front of The lark’s wing encircled with golden blue rejoins the heart of the poppy sleeping on the diamond-studded meadow, and a second part with a series of asanas (yoga poses) led by a YogaOne by DiR instructor in the North Patio at the Foundation.

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Communicative Awareness: The half-open sky gives us hope

From the 1940s onward, beginning with the constellations, Miró’s work increasingly connects with this spiritual and cosmogonic dimension of the world, and also with a certain primitivism that leads us to the search for absolute purity and brings us closer to the most sacred, and "giving us hope." The session will include a visit to the Joan Miró Collection in the first part, reflecting on communicative awareness in front of The half-open sky gives us hope, and a second part with a series of asanas (yoga poses).

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Absolute Awareness: Painting on white background for the cell of a recluse

The session will include a visit to the Joan Miró Collection in the first part, reflecting on observational awareness in front of the Painting on white background for the cell of a recluse, and a second part with a series of asanas (yoga poses) led by a YogaOne by DiR instructor in the North Patio at the Foundation.

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