Yoga and Meditation

Relax, take a breath and learn how to calm your mind, manage your stress and feel better.

Yoga & Meditation

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About Yoga Wellness Classes

Want to relax, relieve stress and improve your flexibility? Consider taking one of our free yoga classes, which are open to all students — regardless of your level of experience.

Life & Learning Workshops

  • Yoga for Student Living — introduces movements, meditation approaches and breath awareness to maintain overall wellness.

About Universal Design Yoga

These free yoga classes are designed to be safe, welcoming, fun and relaxing. Universal Design Yoga focuses on the participation of all students, with tolerance for error and an open approach to utilizing various traditions.

Who Is Universal Design Yoga For?

These classes are for all students, including international students, veterans and military students, students with disabilities, and students who are stressed out

  • Experience is not required
  • All props and assistance are provided
  • Please wear clothes you are able to move comfortably in

This program is a collaborative effort between Accessibility Resources, Health Promotion and the School for Public Health and Health Professions.

About Meditation Classes and Groups

Meditation programs can help you better manage stress and lead a healthier life.

Weekly Meditation Group

Meditation can reduce stress, improve sleep, and help focus the mind. Attending a meditation group can reinforce your desire to practice meditation daily and help you to expand your skills. It also can connect you with other students who are interested in mindfulness practices. All experience levels are welcome. This group is offered weekly. Come early if you are new to meditation or want one-on-one assistance with your practice. Drop-in when you can.

Mindfulness and Meditation Classes and Retreat Days

Students who practice mindfulness and meditation are less-stressed, sleep better, and have more self-compassion. During our 4-session course students learn the fundamentals of mindfulness and different techniques, such as belly breathing, body scan, guided imagery and labeling thoughts, to practice mindfulness every day. During class check-in time, students also get support regarding their personal meditation practice.  

The 4-hour silent Mindfulness Retreat each semester provides meditation instruction, yoga and quiet time to breathe before Final Exams.

Opportunities to Practice Mindfulness and Meditation

Choose from the four-session course, a four-hour retreat day program or both.

You must register in advance for the four-session course. You do not have to register in advance for the retreat day.

Register for a Four-Session Course

To register for a four-session course, please complete and submit the registration information; you will need to attend all four classes in order to participate in this course. The course is designed for 12-15 students. You will be emailed to confirm your registration before the first class. If the class is filled, we will inform you when the class is offered again in the future.

Mindfulness Class 1: No pre-requsite required

Mindfulness Class 2: You must successfully complete class 1 to register for class 2

Register for Mindfulness Retreat Day

At this time we do not have a limit on the number of participants who can attend a Mindfulness four-hour retreat day. We do not close registration on retreat days.

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