Exclusive Mind, Body and Soul Classes at the NEC, Real Bodies The...

Exclusive Mind, Body and Soul Classes at the NEC, Real Bodies The Exhibition

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Announcing new classes and workshops, available this summer at Real Bodies The Exhibition at the NEC. Class topics include yoga, an anatomy art class with a live model, and sessions on philosophy and donating your body to science.

This summer, dig deeper into the mind, body and soul and experience an extraordinary opportunity to participate in the Real Bodies Summer Classes at the NEC, Birmingham.

Surrounded by powerful and thought-provoking exhibits of perfectly preserved human bodies and over 200 anatomical specimens, the unique Real Bodies Summer Classes for the Mind, Body and Soul will take visitors on a stunning journey exploring the real depths of the human body through physiology, culture and emotion.

As part of Real Bodies The Exhibition, produced by Imagine Exhibitions, visitors that book a show ticket for Thursday 2nd August 2018, are invited to attend one of four FREE exclusive classes at 5.00pm. Suitable for those aged 16 years old and older, class topics include life drawing, yoga, philosophy, and a session titled ‘Why donate your body to science?’.

Guests will enjoy visiting ten dramatic and compelling galleries that offer remarkable perspectives on human anatomy plus a one-hour session delivered by an experienced professional in their field. Classes will take place in a specific section of the exhibition correlating to the subject area.

The sessions:

Yoga in the Repair Gallery: Combining physical exercises, mental meditation, and breathing techniques to strengthen the muscles and relieve every day stress, visitors will be taken on a journey of serenity. The Repair Gallery exemplifies the extraordinary ability of the body to heal itself—the perfect background for the healing art of Yoga.

Real-life anatomy art class in the Move Gallery. Budding artists will have the opportunity to take in the beauty of the surrounding exhibits on display while drawing a real-life model. Referencing the anatomy of the four preserved human bodies positioned to demonstrate bodies in motion, participants can take their drawing skills to the next level. Parental consent is required for anyone under the age of 18 years old.

Philosophy of the ‘Self Being’ in the Think Gallery. Presented among anatomical specimens of the brain and central nervous system, this thought-provoking interactive class will focus on how individuals think about themselves, their relationships with other persons and their physical, mental and spiritual selves.

“Why donate your body to science?” located in the Anatomist’s Study. Visitors will have the opportunity to hear the fascinating whys and hows of donating their body to science. The session will be held in this special area of the exhibition that looks at the history of the study of the human form.

Richard Mann, NEC Group Marketing Development Director said, “Real Bodies The Exhibition connects audiences to a deeper sense of what it means to be alive, exploring the entire human experience from the first breath to the last. It is a comprehensive educational exhibition pushing boundaries while seamlessly blending art, science and emotion as a museum of self.

“By offering visitors the exclusive opportunity to attend the Real Bodies Summer Classes for the Mind, Body and Soul, we hope to give them a greater insight to the human body, reminding us of all the complexity and magic within us that we often take for granted.”

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