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Art & Healing Wellness Classes with Ambiente432: Mindful Movement and Improvisational Dance with Elise Kapsi

Art & Healing Wellness Classes with Ambiente432:
Mindful Movement and Improvisational Dance with Elise Kapsi
Wednesday, July 13, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Pavilion Gallery, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

Join us for a mindful movement and improvisational dance class with Elise Kapsi at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. Elise’s class will use mindful movement and improvisation to create interpretive, expressive, and energizing work for all. The class will incorporate various dance styles from contemporary to hip-hop, allowing dancers to experience the flow of movement without inhibition. Open to all levels and experiences, no prior experience necessary. Sessions are drop-in and open to the public. No advance registration required.

This dance session encourages interaction with Ambiente432. Created by the artist and composer Trimpin, the sculpture is comprised of 12 motion-responsive resonator horns suspended from the ceiling and organized in strategic configurations, tuned precisely to 432Hz. Known as Verdi’s ‘A’, this vibration frequency recurs in the tuning of ancient Tibetan singing bowls and Stradivarius instruments, and is thought by many to be a healing frequency.

Classes are by-donation and all proceeds will go to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. WSU Unity of Ukraine founders will be present to say a few words about the healing efforts needed for Ukraine at the start of each class.

Please come dressed appropriately for class. Dance participants will be asked to sign a standard assumption of risk and release of liability form.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR | Elise Kapsi (she/her) is a Spin and Soul Fusion instructor for University Recreation. Her background also consists of training in ballet, jazz, tap, pointe, hip-hop, yoga, and contemporary, and previous teaching engagements with the Mid-Columbia Ballet, Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet and Music, and WSU’s Kinesiology department. Born and raised in Tri-Cities, Washington, she is in her third year at WSU, pursuing a double major in Innovation and Change Management and Management Information Systems though the Honors College. Elise believes exercise is an important aspect of mental health and she looks forward to sharing her passion with her students.

QUESTIONS? Contact Kristin Becker, Curator of Education & Programs: kristin.carlson@wsu.edu

LOCATION | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. The museum is currently open Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Sunday and Monday.

Art & Healing Wellness Classes with Ambiente432: Therapeutic Flow Using Yoga & Dance with Kristine Zakarison

Art & Healing Wellness Classes with Ambiente432:
Therapeutic Flow Using Yoga & Dance with Kristine Zakarison
Saturday, July 9, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Pavilion Gallery, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

Join us for a therapeutic yoga and dance class with Kristine Zakarison at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. This class encourages interaction with Ambiente432. Created by the artist and composer Trimpin, the sculpture is comprised of 12 motion-responsive resonator horns suspended from the ceiling and organized in strategic configurations, tuned precisely to 432Hz. Known as Verdi’s ‘A’, this vibration frequency recurs in the tuning of ancient Tibetan singing bowls and Stradivarius instruments, and is thought by many to be a healing frequency. Sessions are drop-in and open to the public. No advance registration required.

Classes are by-donation and all proceeds will go to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. WSU Unity of Ukraine founders will be present to say a few words about the healing efforts needed for Ukraine at the start of each class.

Please bring your own yoga mat and come dressed appropriately for class. Yoga and dance participants will be asked to sign a standard assumption of risk and release of liability form. See below for upcoming classes and Kristine Zakarison’s bio.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR | Kristine Zakarison (C-IAYT, E-RYT-500, M.Div.) is a third-generation daughter of the Palouse, and as such has worn many “hats” in the community. The connecting threads are respect for this land, being of service to the community, and a desire to help others feel better. She has over 25 years of experience teaching yoga. As a yoga therapist, she works with clients to develop personal therapeutic plans to address health concerns including stress and anxiety, trauma and PTSD, injury and chronic illness, chronic pain, long CoVid-19, nervous system disorders, end-of-life care, and grief. She also teaches specialized yoga therapy groups to address specific concerns shared by the group members.

Kristine’s classes at the museum will combine the tones from Ambiente432 with therapeutic flowing movement based in yoga and dance. Each class will incorporate stress reducing meditation at the end. Those participating are invited to bring a yoga mat or to do the class using a folding chair (getting on the floor is not a requirement).

Upcoming Art & Healing: Wellness Classes with Ambiente432
Wed, July 13, 12:00-1:00pm: Mindful Movement and Improvisational Dance with Elise Kapsi

QUESTIONS? Contact Kristin Becker, Curator of Education & Programs: kristin.carlson@wsu.edu

LOCATION | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. The museum is currently open Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Sunday and Monday.

Art & Healing Wellness Classes with Ambiente432: Walking Meditation with Nitivia Jones

Art & Healing Wellness Classes with Ambiente432:
Walking Meditation with Nitivia Jones
Thursday, July 7, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Pavilion Gallery, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

Join us for a walking meditation class with Nitvia Jones at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. This class encourages interaction with Ambiente432. Created by the artist and composer Trimpin, the sculpture is comprised of 12 motion-responsive resonator horns suspended from the ceiling and organized in strategic configurations, tuned precisely to 432Hz. Known as Verdi’s ‘A’, this vibration frequency recurs in the tuning of ancient Tibetan singing bowls and Stradivarius instruments, and is thought by many to be a healing frequency. Sessions are drop-in and open to the public. No advance registration required.

Classes are by-donation and all proceeds will go to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. WSU Unity of Ukraine founders will be present to say a few words about the healing efforts needed for Ukraine at the start of each class.

See below for upcoming classes and Nitvia Jones’s bio.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR | Nitivia Jones is an international student advisor at WSU. She got into yoga and mindfulness while in the Peace Corps in the Republic of Georgia and has taken the practice with her to Guatemala and Turkey. Now she is a part of the mindfulness community here in Pullman.

Upcoming Art & Healing: Wellness Classes with Ambiente432
Sat, July 9, 10:00-11:00am: Therapeutic Flow Using Yoga & Dance with Kristine Zakarison
Wed, July 13, 12:00-1:00pm: Mindful Movement and Improvisational Dance with Elise Kapsi

QUESTIONS? Contact Kristin Becker, Curator of Education & Programs: kristin.carlson@wsu.edu

LOCATION | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. The museum is currently open Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Sunday and Monday.

Photo Credit: @NicLehoux

Art & Healing Wellness Classes with Ambiente432: Guided Meditation with Trymaine Gaither

Art & Healing: Wellness Classes with Ambiente432
Guided Meditation with Trymaine Gaither
Wednesday, June 29, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Pavilion Gallery, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

Join us for a guided meditation class with Trymaine Gaither at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. Trymaine will lead a guided meditation at the museum, founded in mindfulness practices that have been proven to reduce stress and decrease suffering. This class encourages interaction with Ambiente432. Created by the artist and composer Trimpin, the sculpture is comprised of 12 motion-responsive resonator horns suspended from the ceiling and organized in strategic configurations, tuned precisely to 432Hz. Known as Verdi’s ‘A’, this vibration frequency recurs in the tuning of ancient Tibetan singing bowls and Stradivarius instruments, and is thought by many to be a healing frequency. Sessions are drop-in and open to the public. No advance registration required.

Classes are by-donation and all proceeds will go to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. WSU Unity of Ukraine founders will be present to say a few words about the healing efforts needed for Ukraine at the start of each class.

See below for upcoming classes and Trymaine Gaither’s bio.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR | Trymaine Gaither is currently the Special Assistant to the Provost for Inclusive Excellence at Washington State University. He trains faculty and staff in mindfulness-based anti-racism, self-awareness, contemplative pedagogy, and racial healing practices. Through his work with the university, Trymaine has facilitated mindfulness retreats, implicit bias training, and mindfulness-based anti-racism training. Trymaine is also a Certified MBSR (Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction) Teacher and completed his training through the Center for Mindfulness at Brown University. Trymaine attended North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University with a major in Business Management. He spends his spare time exploring the Pacific Northwest with his wife Sophia and his sons Noah and Brycen.

Upcoming Art & Healing: Wellness Classes with Ambiente432
Thurs, July 7, 12:00-1:00pm: Walking Meditation with Nitivia Jones
Sat, July 9, 10:00-11:00am: Therapeutic Flow Using Yoga & Dance with Kristine Zakarison
Wed, July 13, 12:00-1:00pm: Mindful Movement and Improvisational Dance with Elise Kapsi

QUESTIONS? Contact Kristin Becker, Curator of Education & Programs: kristin.carlson@wsu.edu

LOCATION | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. The museum is currently open Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Sunday and Monday.

Art & Healing Wellness Classes with Ambiente432: Energizing Standing Yoga Poses with Marcia Gossard

Art & Healing: Wellness Classes with Ambiente432
Energizing Standing Yoga Poses with Marcia Gossard
Saturday, June 25, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Pavilion Gallery, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

Join us for an energizing yoga class with Marcia Gossard at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. This class encourages interaction with Ambiente432. Created by the artist and composer Trimpin, the sculpture is comprised of 12 motion-responsive resonator horns suspended from the ceiling and organized in strategic configurations, tuned precisely to 432Hz. Known as Verdi’s ‘A’, this vibration frequency recurs in the tuning of ancient Tibetan singing bowls and Stradivarius instruments, and is thought by many to be a healing frequency. Sessions are drop-in and open to the public. No advance registration required.

Classes are by-donation and all proceeds will go to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. WSU Unity of Ukraine founders will be present to say a few words about the healing efforts needed for Ukraine at the start of each class.

Marcia’s class at the museum will combine the tones from Ambiente432 with energizing standing yoga poses. Beginners are welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat and come dressed appropriately for class. Yoga participants will be asked to sign a standard assumption of risk and release of liability form. See below for upcoming classes and Marcia Gossard’s bio.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR | Marcia Gossard, a certified Iyengar yoga instructor and a 200-hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT), began teaching at the Moscow Yoga Center in 2001. She has studied Iyengar yoga with Jeri Hudak since 1997, and has also studied with Ingela Abbott, Judith Lasater, Lynne Minton, George Purvis, John Schumacher, Janice Vien, and Rodney Yee.  She served as vice president of the Iyengar Yoga Association of the Northwest (IYANW) board. A native of the Palouse, in 2004 she earned her doctorate from WSU in Environmental Sociology and is currently the Director of Communications and Marketing for the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine.  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and hiking with her husband and son.

Upcoming Art & Healing: Wellness Classes with Ambiente432
Wed, June 29, 12:00-1:00pm: Guided Meditation with Trymaine Gaither
Thurs, July 7, 12:00-1:00pm: Walking Meditation with Nitivia Jones
Sat, July 9, 10:00-11:00am: Therapeutic Flow Using Yoga & Dance with Kristine Zakarison
Wed, July 13, 12:00-1:00pm: Mindful Movement and Improvisational Dance with Elise Kapsi

QUESTIONS? Contact Kristin Becker, Curator of Education & Programs: kristin.carlson@wsu.edu

LOCATION | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. The museum is currently open Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Sunday and Monday.

CANCELLED: Therapeutic Flow Using Yoga & Dance with Kristine Zakarison

Art & Healing: Wellness Classes with Ambiente432
Therapeutic Flow Using Yoga & Dance with Kristine Zakarison
Wednesday, June 22, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Pavilion Gallery, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

PLEASE NOTE: Todays’s class is cancelled because of a family emergency. Please join us Saturday, June 25 from 10-11am for Marcia Gossard’s class.

Join us for a therapeutic yoga and dance class with Kristine Zakarison at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. This class encourages interaction with Ambiente432. Created by the artist and composer Trimpin, the sculpture is comprised of 12 motion-responsive resonator horns suspended from the ceiling and organized in strategic configurations, tuned precisely to 432Hz. Known as Verdi’s ‘A’, this vibration frequency recurs in the tuning of ancient Tibetan singing bowls and Stradivarius instruments, and is thought by many to be a healing frequency. Sessions are drop-in and open to the public. No advance registration required.

Classes are by-donation and all proceeds will go to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. WSU Unity of Ukraine founders will be present to say a few words about the healing efforts needed for Ukraine at the start of each class.

Please bring your own yoga mat and come dressed appropriately for class. Yoga and dance participants will be asked to sign a standard assumption of risk and release of liability form. See below for a full schedule of classes and Kristine Zakarison’s bio.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR | Kristine Zakarison (C-IAYT, E-RYT-500, M.Div.) is a third-generation daughter of the Palouse, and as such has worn many “hats” in the community. The connecting threads are respect for this land, being of service to the community, and a desire to help others feel better.  She has over 25 years of experience teaching yoga. As a yoga therapist, she works with clients to develop personal therapeutic plans to address health concerns including stress and anxiety, trauma and PTSD, injury and chronic illness, chronic pain, long CoVid-19, nervous system disorders, end-of-life care, and grief. She also teaches specialized yoga therapy groups to address specific concerns shared by the group members.

Kristine’s classes at the museum will combine the tones from Ambiente432 with therapeutic flowing movement based in yoga and dance. Each class will incorporate stress reducing meditation at the end. Those participating are invited to bring a yoga mat or to do the class using a folding chair (getting on the floor is not a requirement).

Upcoming Art & Healing: Wellness Classes with Ambiente432
Sat, June 25, 10:00-11:00am:
Energizing Standing Yoga Poses with Marcia Gossard
Wed, June 29, 12:00-1:00pm: Guided Meditation with Trymaine Gaither
Thurs, July 7, 12:00-1:00pm: Walking Meditation with Nitivia Jones
Sat, July 9, 10:00-11:00am: Therapeutic Flow Using Yoga & Dance with Kristine Zakarison
Wed, July 13, 12:00-1:00pm: Mindful Movement and Improvisational Dance with Elise Kapsi

QUESTIONS? Contact Kristin Becker, Curator of Education & Programs: kristin.carlson@wsu.edu

LOCATION | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. The museum is currently open Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Sunday and Monday.

2021 | Art & Healing: Cello Performance 3 by Ruth Boden

Cello performance by Ruth Boden in conversation with Trimpin’s sound sculpture Ambiente432. Ruth Boden and Dean Luethi will explore a meditative space through a cello and vocal performance. » More ...

2021 | Art & Healing Exhibition Tour 2

Friday, May 14, 3:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU, Smith Gallery

Art & Healing Tours, led by museum staff and students from the Spring 2021 Museum Procedures class, invite participants to reflect on the relationship of art, health, and healing: How do the visual arts promote physical, mental and emotional well-being? These tours highlight the exhibition Art & Healing: Works by Jim Dine and Corita Kent in the museum’s Smith Gallery, as well as works from other current exhibitions, including Trimpin: Ambiente432 and Under the Same Sun and Moon: New Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection. Discussion is encouraged.

Please sign up for tours at the museum through the Center for Learning and Innovation at Pullman Regional Hospital


LOCATION | The  Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. Check Covid-19 updates for our open hours. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910.