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Museum Yoga Expands Schedule 

Museum Yoga is now offering eighteen classes per week at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton. Founder Gist Finley explains, “When I started this in 2014, it was just me, sitting on my mat in one of the galleries waiting to see if anyone would show up.” Now, the classes have gained so much popularity that there are times when multiple classes are going on at the same time.

As they believe, “well-being should never be a luxury,” payment is by donation, based on “the individual’s ability to pay, according to their own financial, life circumstances.” The only exception to the policy is the Kids with Autism class, where they will not accept any payment.

In addition to the autism class, they also offer a class specifically for people suffering from chronic illness or chronic pain, as well as a chair yoga class for seniors, which meets three mornings per week. In the minutes leading up to the actual class start time, one of the instructors is often there playing a harmonium (a travel-sized pump organ) and singing call-and-response songs in Sanskrit.

“Yoga is not about asanas (poses), it’s about selfless service,” says instructor Maura Riordan. “We are here to serve those in our community who are in need. We’re off to a good start, but I look forward to creating more special population classes here.”

Location: 7 Lower Center Street, Clinton. For information, call 908-752-4222 or visit See ad on page 4.