Take a yoga class surrounded by immersive art in NYC’s Hall des Lumières

September 29, 2022

All photos by Matt Ritchie 

Here’s a chance to participate in a unique “art-infused” yoga experience in the Hall des Lumières, a new permanent immersive art museum in Tribeca. Equinox has launched a six-week yoga series in the new cultural institution, which opened earlier this month inside the landmarked Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank. During the 45-minute vinyasa yoga flow class, participants are surrounded by the museum’s inaugural exhibition featuring glowing projections of Gustav Klimt’s famous artworks. Classes, some of which are open to non-Equinox members, take place on Thursday mornings through October 27 and cost $50.

Located within the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank at 49 Chambers Street, the Hall des Lumières is an immersive digital art experience developed by French museum operator Culturespaces and IMG.

The experience is located within the grand, ornate hall of the former bank’s vault level. In the Hall des Lumières, 30-foot-high animated images of famous paintings are synchronized to an original soundtrack and mapped to the space’s walls, columns, glass skylights, and coved ceilings.

The art space opened on September 14 with Gustav Klimt: Gold in Motion, an exhibition that features projections of paintings by the famous Viennese painter and a presentation about the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank’s history and design.

Tickets cost $50 plus fees and include the yoga class set to the Gustav Klimt: Gold in Motion exhibition, a yoga mat, admission to the Hall des Lumières during the course and for 15 minutes afterward, and special treats from the event’s partners.


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