During the 2019-2020 academic year at the University at Buffalo, the Office of Inclusive Excellence along with various campus partners are sponsoring a range of inclusive yoga events through a yearlong program entitled Yoga for Every Body. These events will bring visibility and awareness to issues of inclusion through yoga.
Date & Time:
Wednesday, July 29, 11:00am-12:00pm Click to join.
Thursday, August 20, 3:00–4:00pm Click to join.
Intended Audience: UB Students, Faculty and Staff
This workshop will provide education surrounding the benefits of yoga, meditation and mindfulness to increase mental wellness. Experiential examples of movement and breath work will be provided to assist participants in developing their own home practice.
Presented by Counseling Services
Date & Time: Every Wednesday through August 2020 (Links to yoga videos will be emailed each Wednesday morning)
Intended Audience: UB Faculty and Staff
Chair yoga is similar to a universal yoga class however, a chair is incorporated with each pose. When standing poses are included in a Chair yoga class, the chair is used to help with and improve balance. Chair yoga may also include pranayama breathing techniques and meditation to promote focus, mental clarity and relaxation. Visit here to register.
Presented by Human Resources and Recreation & Intramural Services
Date & Time: Every Tuesday, beginning March 31, 12:00-12:30pm (via Zoom)
Intended Audience: UB Faculty & Staff
Join Christopher Wilson each and every Tuesday for a 20 minute guided meditation to restore your body, reduce your stress and calm your mind so you can perform at your best. For more information, and to register, visit the HR Virtual Workshops webpage.
Sponsored by UB Human Resources
Dianne's Youtube Channel with yoga videos where she breaks down classic asana and makes the poses more accessible
Dianne's Yoga Blog with short video tutorials and other content on wellness, and on her new book
Podcasts with Michelle C. Johnson on activism, yoga and social justice
TEDX Talk by Michelle C. Johnson entitled "There is No Neutral"
Podcasts with Sharon Salzberg on wellness, and on her new book
COVID-19 Resources from Sharon Salzberg, including a survival guide, a lovingkindness meditation, and links to other resources
Mind Body Solution's Hub has videos with mind-body insights, stories of transformation, adaptive yoga teaching/training, and full length yoga classes
This Difficult Conversation (DIFCON) event focused on the variety of debates and controversies surround the growing popularity of yoga and meditation around the globe. In particular, some are concerned that yoga in the West has developed into an elitist, anti-diversity practice. Panelists and attendees discussed the following question: Is practicing yoga and meditation a form of cultural appropriation? Can these mindfulness exercises be practiced in more culturally appropriate ways?
Attendees participating in a breathing exercise to begin the event. Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki
Panel member Saba Butt, accessibility advocate and psychology student, speaks to the attendees Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki
Panelist Bharat Jayaraman, meditation instructor and professor of computer science and engineering, speaks to the attendees Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki
Kelly Hayes McAlonie, Director of Campus Planning, poses a question to the panel Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki