SA Moves: Wabi-Sabi Yoga Workshop
1859 Kingston Road
Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese word for a way of looking at the world which finds consolation and beauty in the unfinished and imperfect. It is a sensibility and aesthetic that accepts that things are always in process, dwells in possibility, and is in harmony with nature.
Yoga and wabi-sabi are most compatible in their view of impermanence and the principle of non-attachment. Cultivating non-attachment is a freeing exercise for artists, in learning to silence the inner critic, to "let go" and overcome perfectionism.
Through yoga, storytelling or guided meditation, and a post-yoga hands-on art activity, we can explore the meaning of wabi-sabi and how it is exemplified in art and nature.
About the FacilitatorVivian Wong is an east-end artist, arts educator, and workshop facilitator. Her abstract landscape paintings are influenced by the wabi-sabi sensibility of connecting moments in nature with personal narrative.
As an installation artist, she works in collaboration with the Wabi-Sabi Collective to create community-engaged contemporary art for festival projects like Culture Days Ontario, Gladstone Grow Op, and the upcoming Nuit Blanche Toronto. Vivian is also a certified yoga
instructor at The Yoga Sanctuary and has
been teaching fitness classes since
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