TAKE 5: Five questions answered by activity organizers on Open Field this summer
Name: Milissa Link
Occupation: Director of Tree of Life Yoga
City/Neighborhood: Longfellow, Minneapolis
Open Field Activity: Tot-Mama Yoga
Description: Milissa Link, of Tree of Life Yoga, offers a plein-air prelude to Walker Art Center’s Arty Pants: Your Tuesday Playdate. Fun family yoga for hot mamas and their cool kids! Chill with playful yoga postures, songs, balancing games and a peace walk. Just what every toddler—and their busy moms—need to bring balance into their lives. Ms. Milissa will serve a light picnic snack for the children at the end of class while the moms get a chance to relax.
Dates of Activity: August 9 & August 23
1) What’s your favorite public space, in the Twin Cities or beyond?
Giggly Hills, by the Mississippi River
2) How did you find out about Open Field and why did you decide to host your own activity on Open Field?
I have had a longstanding relationship with Walker Art Center. I became a staff member during the period that Martin Friedman was director, and continued working in the Library/Archives when Kathy Halbreich stepped in. During my years at WAC I became certified as a yoga teacher and taught yoga to staff for over a decade. Now, revelling in nature and helping moms find calm moments with their toddlers are my greatest passions, so Open Field is a perfect space for Tot-Mama Yoga. It’s a way for me to give back to the community.
3) If you could learn any skill on Open Field, what would it be?
Levitating in Lotus pose.
4) What is the ideal audience for your Open Field activity?
Moms of 1 to 3-year-old toddlers, who want to connect with moms and their kids in a calm green space.
5) If Open Field had a mascot, who/what would it be?
The Jolly Green Giant. Ho ho ho…