There’s an art to living healthy. And that’s why Rapides Regional Medical Center and the Alexandria Museum of Art are partnering to provide healthy living programming for Central Louisiana residents in 2018.

“Healthy Living @ AMOA” begins this month with regular programs and special workshops in the fall and spring.

“Healthy Living focuses on tying together our mission of providing compassionate healthcare and the museum’s mission fostering a culturally rich community through innovative art experiences,” said Charla Ducote, Rapides Regional Medical Center’s Vice President for Public Relations, Marketing and Business Development.

Regular events that begin this month include the following:

  • Weekly “Yoga in the Gallery” sessions led by Shannon Brewer.
  • Weekly Qi Gong sessions taught by Paul Nettles. Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese practice intended to build energy, strengthen the body, improve posture and balance, clarify the mind and free the joints from restrictions. It is comprised of slow, graceful movements.
  • Monthly kids’ yoga sessions led by Shannon Brewer.
  • Meet Me at the Museum for Alzheimer patients.

“We are excited to partner with Rapides Regional to offer expanded Healthy Living Programming as we seek to nurture mind, body and soul  through the power of the arts – whether it be visual, performing, culinary arts or art forms like Yoga and Qi Gong,” said Catherine M. Pears, executive director of the Alexandria Museum of Art. “All of these help to build a healthy, vibrant and engaged community.”

For more information on Healthy Living @ AMOA, visit the museum’s website at themuseum.org. For more information on Rapides Regional Medical Center, visit rapidesregional.com.