The Art of Yoga event – Seattle Art Museum

The Art of Yoga is a wonderful event that will be taking place in the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) on Thursday, November 17th!

The yoga session is being hosted by SAM and Flavorpill and is part of a nation-wide event featuring yoga in major museums around the country. The event features 8 Limbs instructors Anne Phyfe , Douglas Ridings and Terilyn Wyre. KEXP radio station will be DJ’ing and free Pure Coconut Water from sponsor Naked will also be available. Once the session is over, participants will get the opportunity to enjoy all of the galleries in SAM free of cost!

The event is free to the public and will take place from 6:30-7:45PM, with reservations required. You can reserve your spot here: RSVP to practice yoga at SAM.

Imagine practicing yoga surrounded by amazing pieces of art work – how unique & inspiring! We hope to see all of our fellow Seattleites there!

Art of Yoga

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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on November 14, 2011

26 ways to re-use your yoga mat!

Here is a great article by on how to re-use your old yoga mat!

1. Hang it horizontally in your garage to keep car doors from scraping the walls.

2. Use it as a kitchen mat in front of the stove or sink.

3. Lay it under your sleeping bag on your next camping trip; it won’t provide much in the way of cushioning, but at least you won’t feel every rock and stick.

4. Scrub the heck out of it, then cut it up as liners for shelves and drawers.

5. Make it into floor covers for the backseat area so your kids’ muddy shoes and cleats won’t ruin your mats.

6. Carpet the tree house!

7. Cut it into small circles and use them under furniture legs to protect the floor.

8. Wrap it around that attic beam or basement pole you keep running into.

9. Put it under the litter box so the cat won’t track stuff all over the floor.

10. Cut it to fit under slippery rugs to keep them in place.

11. Put it under the stationary bike or treadmill to protect the floor from sweat and machine-induced scratches.

12. Line the floor of Fido’s crate to make your pooch more comfortable.3. Lay it on the laundry room floor in front of the dryer so dropped clothes stay clean.

14. Cut it into circles and use them as jar openers.

15. Put a piece in the trunk of your car to keep groceries, boxes, and sports equipment from banging around.

16. Put a square under your pet’s food and water dishes to keep the bowls from skittering (and splashing) all over the floor.

17. Cut out shapes of fruits, veggies, and animals, and put them to work as hot pads under pots and pans.

18. Use it as a kneeling pad to keep your knees happy and clean when you’re working in the garden.19. Lay it by the pool so your feet don’t get all grassy (or cement fried) when you step out.

20. Roll it out under your beach towel—that sand is always harder than it looks, isn’t it?

21. Cut it into circles to put under leaky planters and flowerpots to protect the furniture or floor.

22. Use it as a cushioned drop cloth for your next big painting or refurbishing project.

23. Trim out a large rectangle, fold it in half, stuff some newspaper or foam in between, and use Crazy Glue to seal the sides. Voilà: a stadium seat pad!

24. Wrap pieces of it around sharp chair legs, table corners, and fireplace hearths for instant baby proofing.25. Let the kids use their safety scissors to cut out fun shapes and glue magnets to the backs.

26. Cut it up into new mouse pads for everyone in the house.

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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on November 8, 2011