Mindfulness & Meditation Course

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Course

Fall 2020: Mondays, September 28-November 9 from 6:00-7:30pm via Zoom
Registration closes September 24!

Cost: $15 (but get that money back if you attend 6+ sessions!)
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. This experience is $15 and participants who attend six or more sessions will receive that money back in the form of a UMW bookstore gift card.

Free Meditation 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
  • Wednesdays from 12:15-12:45 pm beginning August 26
  • It’s easy to participate.
    • Dial 425.436.6352
    • Enter the access code 155679