By Joslyn Keenan
May 9, 2018
Confluence LNK is a new space that held its first art showcase as a part of May’s First Friday.
Located at 1627 S. 17th St in Lincoln, the space initially began as a yoga studio, but is also used as a multi-purpose community space. Located next to Grateful Bread and Bodhi Imports, it’s accessible and fits in the neighborhood perfectly. Artists featured Friday were Nathan Judd and Tolmey Kneally. Music was provided throughout the event, with Jordan Patt performing a dance toward the end of the night.
The space was very open and minimalistic, and the energy in the room was zen and relaxed. The colorful and bold art that decorated the walls made the room come to life. Yoga classes as well as memberships are offered at Confluence, but they stress wanting to maintain a balance between the addition of art and music. The location plans to expand their yoga classes and instructors in the future.
As of now offer yoga classes mostly in the morning with a couple in the evening. Types of yoga offers ranges from beginner classes, all levels yoga to yin yoga. Morning Yoga, Slow Flow and Yin Yoga are the three specific yoga classes offered at the moment. All three classes are described as suitable for all levels. Morning yoga is described as a blend of yin/yang. The first portion of class utilizes the heat of vinyasa flow with slower-paced flow though sun salutations and standing postures, geared towards those new to yoga or preferring a gentler practice. Slow Flow focuses more on posture and breath, with fluid movement in a well-rounded practice. With the slower pace, there is time to explore personalized postures so that new students are able to build confidence and comfortability. More experienced students are also welcome, with the ability to refine fundamentals of alignment and explore deeper sensations. Last but not least, Yin Yoga is also offered. This type of yoga helps the student slow down and create space for stillness with nourishing joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia. This practice contains more movement and is similar to a flow yoga class.
Confluence states its definition as, “Where two rivers join to become one. A meeting or gathering point.” It is self-described as a new space for personal and community growth through yoga and art. First class is $5, and the following classes are $10.
Keep up with current events on Confluence LNK’s Facebook page and check out their full yoga class schedule at their Facebook page.
Joslyn Keenan is an editorial intern with KZUM.