Seasonal Special Happenings, Body/Spirit, Fund-Raisers

Inner Bliss at the 78th Street Studios

When: Thu., May 24 2012

If yoga’s endorphin joys leave you unenlightened, there’s one more way to feel good about doing it anyway: Chalk it up as charity. That’s some of the thinking behind tonight’s Yoga+Art=Bliss session in the smART Space at the 78th Street Studios. From 6 to 7 p.m., artist and gallery owner Susie Frazier and Inner Bliss yoga instructor Tammy Lyons present an all-in-one evening of exercise and fundraising for Harvest For Hunger. Frazier says the impulse sprang from her own practice of the Eastern discipline. “When you’re doing yoga, you’re sweaty and tired, but also inspired.” Participants should bring their own mat, water, and a suggested $10 donation. What they don’t need is any background in the contorted art: Frazier says that Lyons calibrates her class to be accessible to beginners, but challenging enough for seasoned practitioners. Besides promoting muscle tone and a worthy cause, the event allows visitors a peek at the community of studios and galleries inside 78th Street: A post-yoga open house runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Frazier will be displaying her own work — abstract forms of fresh wood and hot wax — and also introducing visitors to Cleveland’s most robust arts colony. DJ Nate Paige will be providing the evening’s soundtrack, and vegetarian-friendly food truck JiBARO World Eats will be serving hot food.

Joseph Clark

Price: $10 donation

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