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Instruction for Clemons Contemplative Room 220 - Fall 2018

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Fall 2018

Mindfulness Mondays - PM - Clemons

Mindfulness Mondays - PM - Clemons

will explore different elements of basic mindfulness meditation including awareness, breathwork, stress reduction, and emotional regulation.

Qi Gong - Clemons

Qi Gong - Clemons

Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, movements, breathing techniques, and focused intention. It is low-impact and can be practiced by people of all fitness levels.

Mindfulness Mondays - Lunchbreak - Clemons

Mindfulness Mondays - Lunchbreak - Clemons

Join CSC contemplative instructors each Monday at noon to start off the week mindfully. We will explore different elements of basic mindfulness meditation including awareness, breathwork, stress reduction, and emotional regulation.

Heartfulness Meditation (Student-led Program) - Clemons

Heartfulness Meditation (Student-led Program) - Clemons

This meditation session is aimed at increasing our ability to be more present, aware, attentive, and compassionate.

 
Candlelight Yoga - Clemons

Candlelight Yoga - Clemons

This class, set in a soothing candlelight environment, focuses on poses that promote relaxation and restoration.

Desk Yoga - Clemons

Desk Yoga - Clemons

Desk Yoga is a therapeutic yoga class that modifies traditional yoga poses including stretches, balances, and strengthening exercises by using a chair for assistance. Poses aim to improve your range of motion and release stress. 

Contemplation@UVA Weekly Meeting (Student-led Program) - Clemons

Contemplation@UVA Weekly Meeting (Student-led Program) - Clemons

Contemplation[at]UVA will host weekly sessions to offer students an open space for conversation, meditation, and exploration of other contemplative activities.

Tai Chi - Clemons

Tai Chi - Clemons

This class covers the basics of Tai Chi, a martial art characterized by soft, slow flowing movements of the torso and arms. The practice is a form of meditation in motion that improves balance, muscle tone and promotes stress reduction. 
 
Restorative Yin Yoga - Clemons

Restorative Yin Yoga - Clemons

This class focuses on poses that promote relaxation, restoration, and rejuvenation.

 
Yoga for Focus - Clemons

Yoga for Focus - Clemons

Learn to utilize the timeless techniques of yoga including to help improve your focus, relieve stress, and transform your perspective. 

30 Minute Mindful Recharge - Clemons

30 Minute Mindful Recharge - Clemons

Feeling stressed or anxious and need a break? This is a good class for you. This class will explore a variety of mindfulness techniques from breath work to guided exercises aimed at relaxing and rejuvenating your body and mind. No prior experience necessary. 

Meditation and Art Break - Clemons

Meditation and Art Break - Clemons

Pause and connect with your innate creativity. We'll explore art as process rather than a product, using multiple drawing materials, paint and collage.

Relax & Recharge with Alexander Technique - Clemons

Relax & Recharge with Alexander Technique - Clemons

We will explore breath and balance; and rest and rejuvenation with a combination of quiet individual work and group interactive games all designed to ease your body and relax your mind. 

Spring 2018

Embodied Self Care for Students

Embodied Self Care for Students

Join us for a contemplative experience and discussion on using the wisdom of the body to create a personalized self-care routine.

Embodied Self Care for Staff and Faculty

Embodied Self Care for Staff and Faculty

 Join us for a contemplative experience and discussion on using the wisdom of the body to create a personalized self-care routine.

Yoga for Sleep and Relaxation

Yoga for Sleep and Relaxation

This restorative 3-week series teaches postures and breathwork which aid sleep by lowering the heart rate, and calming the mind. We will use props to allow the muscles to completely release and relax.

Fostering Resilience Series with Tim Davis

Fostering Resilience Series with Tim Davis

Join us for this four-part series on scientifically supported approaches to managing stress and for prospering in times of adversity.

Awareness and Integration

Awareness and Integration

Each session in this 3-week series will look at a different area of practice with the intent of building integrative awareness. 

Qi Gong

Qi Gong

Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, movements, breathing techniques, and focused intention.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

This class will teach the basics of Tai Chi, a martial art characterized by soft and slow flowing movements of the torso and arms coordinated with shifts in body weight and easy movement. 

Stress Relief Study Break

Stress Relief Study Break

Join us for a relaxing and reflective evening to help us to settle our minds and unwind. We will begin each class with a personal check-in about the day, followed by a new breath and relaxation meditation technique.

Beginner Yoga Series

Beginner Yoga Series

In this 6-week series, you will learn how yoga can help you reduce stress and enjoy increased levels of fitness, health and well-being. 

Self-Care Essentials

Self-Care Essentials

These sessions will offer practical exercises and contemplative activities designed to heal and care for ourselves with added grace and balance.

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation

This class will instruct on the basics of mindfulness meditation such as awareness of the breath, body, emotions, and thoughts.

Contemplation@UVA Weekly Meeting (Student-led program)

Contemplation@UVA Weekly Meeting (Student-led program)

Contemplation at UVA will be hosting weekly sessions in Clemons Contemplative Room 220 offering students an open space for conversation, meditation, and exploration of other contemplative activities.

Restorative Yin Yoga

Restorative Yin Yoga

This class focuses on poses that promote relaxation, restoration and rejuvenation through the use of props-blocks, blankets, bolsters, straps, etc..-that help relieve the effects of chronic stress, including weakness and fatigue brought on by our daily fast-paced activities. 

Candlelight Restorative Yoga

Candlelight Restorative Yoga

Set in a soothing candlelit environment, this class focuses on poses that promote relaxation and restoration. 

Biofeedback Resilience Lab

Biofeedback Resilience Lab

With the use of a biofeedback system that measures your heart-rate variability, you will be able to see your body's unique reaction to stress as well as its response to breathing techniques. 

Contemplation in Motion

Contemplation in Motion

Join movement, dance, improv instructor Brad Stoller for this exploration of body/listening, movement/stillness, and contemplative/wildness practice.

Relax & Recharge with the Alexander Technique

Relax & Recharge with the Alexander Technique

Offered weekly, we will explore breath and balance; and rest and rejuvenation. Emphasis will be on relaxing both mind and body while improving attention and the ability to be present. 

Mindfulness Mondays PM

Mindfulness Mondays PM

Join CSC contemplative instructors each Monday in exploring different elements of basic mindfulness meditation including awareness, breathwork, body scan and relaxation, stress reduction, emotional regulation, and resilience.

Peer Meditation Leadership

Peer Meditation Leadership

This course will introduce students to mindfulness practices, and prepare them to instruct their peers in mindfulness meditation in settings such as school, work, clubs, and sport.

Mindfulness Mondays Lunchbreak

Mindfulness Mondays Lunchbreak

Join CSC contemplative instructors each Monday in exploring different elements of basic mindfulness meditation including awareness, breathwork, body scan and relaxation, stress reduction, emotional regulation, and resilience.

Heartfulness Meditation (Student-led program)

Heartfulness Meditation (Student-led program)

This student-led meditation session is aimed at increasing our ability to be more present, aware, concentrated, and compassionate. The session includes a short guided relaxation meditation followed by 20 mins of silent meditation and reflection. Open to all.

Yoga for Back Pain

Yoga for Back Pain

This therapeutic class focuses on balancing strength and flexibility in the lower back, upper back, and neck. Practice is slow and gentle and suited for all levels. 

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