An Islamic Museum of Australia exclusive event

Connect with your mind, body and soul while taking in the sensorial experience of Hayakal al Noor, Bodies of Light by Narjis Mirza in a one-hour yoga class for women.

Hayakal al Noor, Bodies of Light is an interactive light installation inspired by the medieval Islamic philosophy of illumination. The haptic visual experience of the artwork is an invitation to wonder, contemplate and return to our spiritual beginnings.

It's clear this installation provides the ideal creative backdrop for a yoga session, with its slow, rolling calligraphy projections, scented silk chiffon sheets, and meditative soundtrack.

Qualified instructor, Sabijn Linssen, will be guiding your yoga flow in this session suitable for both beginners and seasoned yogis.

After the class, participants will be able to linger inside the installation, grab a bite to eat from our on-site café, or venture into our other Galleries to immerse themselves in a world of art, heritage and discovery.

Please note this workshop is open to women only. BYO yoga or fitness mat is required for this workshop.

About the Facilitator

Smiling woman posing for a portrait

Sabijn (Sab) Linssen believes life is best lived in balance. She grew up in The Netherlands and lived in a whole bunch of countries before settling in Melbourne, Victoria in 2012. Sab first stepped on a mat because of a severe herniated disc, spinal stenosis and scoliosis in her spine. Thanks to continuous movement through yoga and pilates (and meditation), and an amazing physiotherapist, her back pain slowly eased. Both movement practices have given her the passion and inspiration to help others feel at their best. Sab believes it is vital to keep both body and mind flexible, strong and resilient so you can find balance in a fast-paced world.

Sab is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200 which means she is registered as an Experienced Teacher who completed a minimum of 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training with a registered Yoga School. She has also completed Mat and Reformer Pilates teacher training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI).

Hayakal al Noor, Bodies of Light is on at the Islamic Museum of Australia until 9 July 2022.

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Prior to attending 'Yoga inside Hayakal al Noor, Bodies of Light', it is recommended that you consult with your medical or healthcare professional to obtain full medical clearance before participating in this workshop.