Some classes even coordinate with the new moon cycles…
Known for its awe-inspiring installations and its spectacular events (silent disco under a 25-metre whale skeleton anyone?), the Natural History Museum is now dipping its toe into the wellness pool.
This summer, you can live out your lunar dreams by signing up to an astrological yoga session under a huge moon installation at the iconic London museum.
Museum of the Moon, as the large scale artwork is known, has been created by UK artist Luke Jerram and will be the centrepiece for a whole host of space-themed events at the Natural History Museum from 17 May to 8 September.
The six-metre spherical sculpture has been designed to look as realistic as possible, featuring high-resolution NASA imagery of the moon’s surface, accompanied by a surround-sound composition by award-winning composer Dan Jones.
Lead by a qualified instructor, the string of yoga classes will run on Monday evenings from 6.30pm from 3 June to 19 August. Several types of yoga will be available to book, including dynamic vinyasa, slow flow, hatha yoga, yoga nidra and kundalini yoga.
Classes will guide attendees through a series of movements and poses connected to the moon hanging above, with some classes even being timed to celebrate the different moon cycles.
If you consider yourself somewhat of a yogi, you might also be interested in attending one of the special sound-led events. The yin yoga and reiki drumming class teaches visitors how and where their body holds on to tension, with live reiki drumming to facilitate deep relaxation and stress relief.
There’s also a guided meditation class to help visitors achieve a calm state, followed by a gong bath – an ancient practice which uses sound to relax the mind and body
Other events include Companion: Moon, a multiple art form performance reflecting the bond between the earth and moon, and an after-hours gig by Public Service Broadcasting, who will be performing their second album The Race for Space.
Images: Carolyn Eaton / Natural History Museum