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WATCH: Family yoga moves inspired by Rodin's The Kiss

PUBLISHED: 19:00 10 March 2019 | UPDATED: 21:01 10 March 2019

Family yoga at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich was inspired by the artist Rodin Picture: RACHEL EDGE

Family yoga at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich was inspired by the artist Rodin Picture: RACHEL EDGE

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Young people have been trying yoga inspired by an unlikely subject - a world-famous sculpture currently on display in Christchurch Mansion.

Approximately 20,000 visitors have now been to the Kiss and Tell exhibition at the mansion, which features Rodin’s masterpiece The Kiss.

On Sunday, March 10 visitor numbers were boosted by an enthusiastic group of youngsters and their parents, who tried out some family yoga inspired by the work.

Waking everyone up with some Sunday morning stretching was Julia Fairbrother from Suffolk Yoga, who had really done her research on how to make Rodin’s somewhat controversial art suitable for a younger audience.

Ahead of the event, she said: “Rodin’s major pieces are fascinated with the body and movement. Lots of his art can be linked to yoga poses.

“Love is about trust and we are going to get the children to try out some balancing poses and blow kisses to practise their cooling breaths.”

Before starting the class, she encouraged everyone to take a look at the exhibition to get a real feel for Rodin’s work.

Five-year-old Daisy Ingram balancing on her mum Sarah during the family yoga session at Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich.

Picture: RACHEL EDGEFive-year-old Daisy Ingram balancing on her mum Sarah during the family yoga session at Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich. Picture: RACHEL EDGE

Five-year-old Daisy Ingram and her mother Sarah were visiting the exhibition for the first time and described it as “lovely and peaceful”.

Sarah said: “I came along to do something with my little one. I used to do yoga and Daisy does it at school.”

It is not too late for people to see the Kiss and Tell exhibition. It will be at Christchurch Mansion until April 28.

The next Family Yoga: Inspired by Sculpture is on Sunday, March 24. To find out more details, click here.

A busy family yoga session at Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich.

Picture: RACHEL EDGEA busy family yoga session at Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich. Picture: RACHEL EDGE

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