Mindfulness & Meditation

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Course

Spring 2021: Feb 22-Mar 12 via Zoom
Registration closes February 23!

Cost: $15
Register on the Campus Rec Member Portal under “Courses”. Instructions on how to register for a program can be found in this video. Here is how to find your Zoom meeting link after registering.

Has COVID-19 caused significant stress for you? Are you experiencing COVID fatigue? Mindfulness and meditation are very useful tools for addressing these challenges.

What would happen if we gave ourselves a few minutes each day to stop, and be fully silent and still – to meditate? Research has shown that the practice of mindful meditation can lead to a calm and focused mind. Such a practice helps to reduce stress, enhances self-awareness, and offers a greater sense of inner peace and connectedness with life. This 7-week introductory course is being offered to UMW faculty, staff, and students. It will answer the basic question: What are we doing when we meditate? You will learn about meditation through instruction, discussion and guided practice. Specific training will be provided on obstacles to meditation and how to work with them. Upon completion of this course, you will have the tools and experience needed to continue an independent practice of mindfulness meditation.

Learn the practice of mindfulness in a 7-week, non-credit course led by Bill Brooks, a certified meditation teacher through the Meditation Teacher Training Institute.

 


Faculty and Staff Lunchtime Yoga

Spring 2021 via Zoom

  • Session 1: Feb 8 – Mar 12
  • Session 2: Mar 22 – Apr 23

Cost: $30 for a 5-week program
Register on the Campus Rec Member Portal under “Faculty & Staff Programs”. Instructions on how to register for a program can be found in this video. Here is how to find your Zoom meeting link after registering.

Lunchtime yoga is a 5-week program designed to give faculty and staff a chance to stretch and relax during busy workdays, Mondays & Fridays at 12pm. Use your lunch break to relax, stretch, and rejuvenate.


Free Meditation Zoom Calls with Bill Brooks

 

Mindfulness is great for relieving stress and improving mental health. On these free weekly meditation calls, you won’t be asked to speak, but simply to listen and relax as Bill guides everyone on the line through some mindfulness practices. Give it a try! What have you got to lose?

30 minutes of LIVE guided meditation with Bill Brooks, UMW Campus Recreation Yoga & Mindfulness Instructor

Every Wednesday from 12:15-12:45 pm