Connected \\ September 13, 2017
Back in Black: Yoga at PEM
Kirk warming up prior to an evening reception. Photo credit Kathy Tarantola/PEM.
In session with Black Widow Yoga! Photo credit Empyreal Images.
Tina has noticed that, for the first time, many of her students feel as though they fit in with a yoga class, and the fact that Tina sees a lot of men participating in the class is evidence enough. Tina says that her main focus is to continue building this community of metal-yoga-goers and instilling a little bit of confidence in those who join, pointing out, “I’m always up for grabbing a post-session beer and having a good conversation!”
To Tina, the venues have become just as important as the actual classes, with the likes of Black Veil Tattoo, ONCE Ballroom, Notch Brewing, Sonia (a rock club in Cambridge) and the Satanic Temple playing host to Black Widow Yoga. It seemed natural for PEM to be next on that list. Tina has been excitedly preparing for her metal yoga session here at the museum by researching facts about the collection and working to tie in thematic elements to the class. “It’s Alive! has given me a whole new appreciation for posters as art,” said Tina. Asked if she had a favorite, Tina jumped straight to the posters of The Black Cat.
Plus, “PEM is awesome!” Tina adds, confessing to being a long-time fan of the museum and of Salem. It’s welcoming, inclusive and a charming amalgamation of alternative people and cultures and the museum mirrors that. “PEM goes against the grain. It is open minded and a community-first organization, providing a variety of experiences and events that are all-embracing.”
Tina showing off her eagle pose. Photo credit Empyreal Images.
Horns up, yogis! Bring your body and mind to a place of focus while inciting the beautiful darkness within. Join Black Widow Yoga at PEM from 10-11 am on Saturday, September 23 as part of our It’s Alive! exhibition celebration. All levels welcome; reservations by September 22. Click here to learn more. And to amp yourself up for this event, listen to Black Widow Yoga’s playlists here!