FresnYoga

2013-2014

Adapted public yoga sessions

Various sites around Central California

This work incorporated a series of yoga sessions with the traditional names of yoga poses altered slightly to reflect the history, politics, and icons of California’s San Joaquin Valley. The pose downward dog, for example, became the downward bulldog, named for the Fresno State Bulldogs, while the warrior positions became the Dolores Huerta and the Cesar Chavez, renowned local United Farm Workers Movement leaders and civil rights activists. Fresnyoga sessions were held at public parks and rest stops along Highway 99 where passersby were invited to participate. This was part of Valley Storytellers Project and Triangle Lab’s “Passages/Home” a Central Valley Art-guided Bus Tour in 2013.