Beginning July 21, the downtown Farnsworth Art Museum will host a series of outdoor yoga sessions on four consecutive Thursdays. The series will take place outdoors on the Farnsworth’s Homestead lawn on Elm Street from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The sessions will be led by local yoga instructor Rachel Nixon.

Participants will enjoy the fresh air as they move, breathe and stretch. This will be a fun, relaxed class for all levels. No experience is necessary; yoga mats will be provided, but participants may bring their own. Comfortable clothes to move in are encouraged. The class will begin promptly; in case of rain, the session will take place at The Dancing Elephant yoga studio located at 16 School St.

Nixon has been practicing yoga and meditation since 2001. She is the founder and director of The Dancing Elephant, a community space for learning, wellness and art in downtown Rockland. Nixon has BA in Art History and a master’s degree in education, as well as teaching certificates in Kripalu Yoga; Kundalini Yoga; Art and Yoga; and Children’s Yoga.

Suggested donation for this class is $50 for the four-week series or $15 drop-in. Donations in any amount will be graciously accepted. Advanced registration is appreciated, but not required. For more information or to register, email or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or