Natural History Museum runs yoga under the moon wellness sessions

The Natural History Museum is putting on a series of yoga and wellness classes under a large moon art installation.

A touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram, Museum of the Moon will be the setting for a variety of classes, including dynamic vinyasa yoga, slow flow, hatha yoga, yoga nidra, and kundalini yoga.

The large moon artwork will be the centrepiece of an exciting programme of events at the Natural History Museum, from May 17 to September 8, for space enthusiasts of all ages.

It will be at the museum in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

Other wellness sessions celebrate the phases of the Moon, and there will be a guided meditation class, followed by a gong bath – an ancient practice using sound to relax the mind and body.

In each class, a qualified instructor will guide guests through a series of movements and poses that connect to the Moon hanging above.

This seven-metre diameter model has been designed to look as realistic as possible. Lit from the inside, it features detailed 120dpi NASA imagery of the lunar surface, ambient moonlight and an evolving soundscape, accompanied by a surround-sound composition by award-winning composer Dan Jones.

Lead by a qualified instructor, the yoga classes will run on Monday evenings from 6.30pm from June 3 to August 19. Yoga classes are priced at £26 each, with tickets available online now.

Wellness trend for visitor attractions

The trend for fitness-inspired events at attractions continues, with sports tourism enjoying a huge surge in popularity in China.

The first-ever Disney Inspiration Run at Shanghai Disney Resort took place last year, while Disneyland Paris previously hosted a massive yoga class with 700 participants.

Images and video: Museum of the Moon