1 North Square, Cambridge, ON
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Location: Meet at Cambridge Art Galleries (Queen's Square)
This slow walk will explore resting and settling back in order to move forward; receiving an experience instead of consuming it; exchanges without speaking or gestures; and being with what is, whatever that may be. After a brief warm-up and instruction we will stroll through the neighbourhood(s) surrounding the gallery, meeting what we find.
Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Let us know if you have any accessibility questions or needs. We will work with you to make your participation possible.
This slow walk is facilitated by Meaghan Johnson. Meaghan's yoga and mindfulness practice is informed by Tibetan Buddhism, Iyengar Yoga, and neurobiology. She began teaching in 2002 and founded Queen Street Yoga in 2007. She is currently completing an MSc in Couple and Family Psychotherapy at the University of Guelph. Meaghan has run workshops on somatic and mindful experiencing of art in numerous galleries and with the KW Symphony.
This public activation is part of the Of Containers and Firestarts exhibition.
This activation is developed by Aislinn Thomas. Aislinn Thomas is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice includes video, performance, installation and text-based work. She culls material from everyday experiences and relationships, exploring themes of vulnerability, empathy, possibility and failure. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is the recipient of several grants and awards including a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Scholarship and grants from the Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts. You can see more of her work at: http://aislinnthomas.ca