Historically, Vizcaya has served as a place of leisure and respite. Its original owner, James Deering, created the estate after medical advisory instructed him to seek a warmer climate to shield him from the Chicago winter.
The tradition of health and wellness has been kept alive at Vizcaya through the years in the form of community programing. Yoga and meditation in the waterfront gardens have been a staple for years at the museum and are now available online.
Get Zen from Home
Relax and discover your inner calm with three guided meditation sessions set in different areas of the estate, including the Garden Mound, Barge and the Courtyard. Each session ranges from 10 to 20 minutes and is led by experienced instructor Arianne Traverso of Om for All Yoga.
All pre-recorded sessions are available on demand now.
Preview the Class
Test out the first 10-minute meditation and see if it’s right for you.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The online experience includes three guided meditation sessions. There is one 10-minute meditation, which you can preview above for free, and two 20-minute sessions.
All sessions are pre-recorded and available for you both video and audio format. The video complements the instructor’s voice with beautiful, calming visuals of specific locations at Vizcaya. The audio version is downloadable, so you can take it with you without use of wifi or data. You can chose to take one session at a time or combine all three for prolonged relaxation.
All sessions are guided by Arianne Traverso, a senior yoga instruction with more than 500 hours who has led retreats and teacher training internationally. She is also Vizcaya’s resident yoga instructor and has led both yoga and meditation classes at the estate for the past two years.
Each episode has a comments section located directly below the video and our staff are closely monitoring these in order to answer your questions in a timely manner. Feel free to leave comments, questions and suggestions in this section and we will get right back to you.
When you purchase it today, you will have unlimited access, including any future updates and additions.
Consider purchasing the classes as a way of supporting the museum during this trying time. As you may know, Vizcaya closed to the public on March 14, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 crisis. As a result, revenues have decreased significantly, making it difficult for us to sustain operations. We understand that everyone is experiencing financial challenges as a result of this crisis and we greatly appreciate that you are considering supporting Vizcaya.
In order to remain accessible, the video tour is offer on a pay-what-you-can model. If you prefer to access free content, please visit vizcaya/free to view a full suite of options, including virtual tours, performance videos, art lectures and more.
Your contribution helps us continue to engage our community in connecting with the past, understanding the present and shaping the future — both online and in-person.
Yes, we also have calming zenscapes based on different locations at the estate. These feature beautiful, calming video combined with soothing music and nature sounds. They can be accessed online for FREE.
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For more relaxing scenes from Vizcaya, check out this playlist of zenscapes featuring sights and sounds from the estate’s gardens and interiors.
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