The third session (hybrid) will focus on real-time making, in community, with opportunities for show-and-tell. Each session will include a simple mindfulness practice and a 30-minute movement practice.

A full supply list will be sent to all participants in advance of the first session. Nearly all of these supplies can be found at home (cardboard, tape, scissors, etc.), with very few requiring purchase. We encourage utilizing everyday odds and ends as much as possible. 

In addition to working on your weaving between sessions, students will be encouraged to consider how certain concepts or principles discussed within the workshop show up in daily life.

This workshop is the second in a series called Practice(s): Yoga & Creativity. These workshops will offer opportunities to explore the connections between yoga practice and creative practice through a variety of mediums.


Johanna Aenderl Ryan is a Brooklyn-based printmaker and sculptor. She started her weaving practice in 2020 during the stay-at-home order. Being restricted at home allowed for experimentation, with over 90% of the materials used in her weavings being recycled or repurposed. She has collaborated on projects with artists in other disciplines, and she is excited to continue her interdisciplinary practice with The Shala (where she has been a student for 10 years).   

Prior to her visual arts practice, Johanna worked for over a decade in the nonprofit human services field. In 2020, she received an MFA from the New York Academy of Art. Her work has been included in group shows throughout the northeast; including Ethan Cohen KuBE, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, Equity Gallery, ChaShaMa Space to Present, and Cape Cod Museum of Art. She has a studio in Brooklyn and is originally from Minnesota.