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Spring 2018

Embodied Self Care for Students

Embodied Self Care for Students

Join us for an interactive discussion and contemplative experience about how to use the wisdom of the body and mind to create a self-care routine that feels uniquely right to you.  

Embodied Self Care for Staff and Faculty

Embodied Self Care for Staff and Faculty

Join us for an interactive discussion and contemplative experience about how to use the wisdom of the body and mind to create a self-care routine that feels uniquely right to you.

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.

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. This state of mind helps create a consistent and favorable foundation for the body, regardless of the type of movement being approached.

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. You will then identify the technique that is most helpful for you. 

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

Sessions will include instruction on guided practice and daily life integration as well as small group discussions.  

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

Sessions will include instruction on guided practice and daily life integration as well as small group discussions.  

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. 

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. 

Led Primary Series Ashtanga Yoga

Led Primary Series Ashtanga Yoga

Fridays from 7:30 - 9:00 am at North Grounds Recreation Center, MP3

 
Mysore Ashtanga Yoga 2018

Mysore Ashtanga Yoga 2018

Mysore is open to everyone and suitable for all body types and levels of experience.  There you will receive one-on-one attention in a group setting as students work through a set series of postures, and learn a practice tailored to your body. Mysore is most effective as a regular practice (3-6x/week) allowing patterns in the body and mind to be worked with the help of a teacher and community.  

 
Free Night Owl Yoga

Free Night Owl Yoga

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 8-9pm all semester. at AFC MP 1

Yoga for all levels. 

Fall 2017

Evening Ashtanga Yoga

Evening Ashtanga Yoga

Mondays at North Grounds Recreation Center, MP3 | Tuesdays at Aquatic Fitness Center, MP1

Students are led through part of the primary series of Ashtanga yoga in a group class. Focus on breathing, explanation of the poses with modifications and gazing point are all introduced. Expect to build up a sweat, while developing strength, flexibility, and mindfulness.

Summer 2017

Rejuvenating Yoga

Rejuvenating Yoga

This class will be an approachable, medium energy flow yoga.

THRIVE-6 Sessions Yoga & Mindfulness Workshop

THRIVE-6 Sessions Yoga & Mindfulness Workshop

Development of a simple home practice, weekly e-mail reminders, and a 5-hour retreat support your personal journey.

Free Yoga at the Amphitheater

Free Yoga at the Amphitheater

Join yoga instructors from CSC and Common Ground at the UVA Amphitheater for a fun and restorative evening of yoga for all ages and abilities.

Spring 2017

Art Grounds Yoga Series

Art Grounds Yoga Series

Free weekly beginner-friendly yoga class in April for all School of Architecture students, faculty, and staff. Tuesday 7:15-8:15PM @ Campbell 405 From April 4 - 25

Wear non-restricting, comfortable clothing (doesn't have to be gym-wear). Bring a yoga mat if you have one, and a towel to go underneath.

FREE T'ai Chi

FREE T'ai Chi

All levels and abilities welcome. This class is a drop in class free for everyone! 

 
Mindfulness Mondays

Mindfulness Mondays

 Join other like-minded participants and a multitude of contemplative instructors for 30-minutes of guided meditation, discussion, and snacks.

Led Primary series Ashtanga Yoga

Led Primary series Ashtanga Yoga

Led Full Primary series is a traditional sanskrit counted vinyasa class (ekam, dve, trini….) suitable for those with an existing ashtanga yoga practice.

Free Night Owl Yoga

Free Night Owl Yoga

Yoga for all levels, Tuesdays + Wednesdays 8-9pm all semester. AFC Multi-Purpose Room 1

Evening Ashtanga Yoga

Evening Ashtanga Yoga

Yoga class for beginners and those seeking the subtle components of a traditional vinyasa based class.

Mysore  (Individually catered Ashtanga yoga series within a group setting)

Mysore (Individually catered Ashtanga yoga series within a group setting)

Mysore is our most accessible class style, open to everyone and suitable for all body types and levels of experience.  There you will receive one-on-one attention in a group setting as students work through a set series of postures, and learn a practice tailored to your body. 

Fall 2016

Fall 2016 FREE T'ai Chi

Fall 2016 FREE T'ai Chi

Weekly classes Co-Sponsored by CSC and Compassionate Care Initiative
FREE Yoga Workshops with John Bultman

FREE Yoga Workshops with John Bultman

Free Yoga Workshops, topics include back bending, yogic theory on and off the mat and building a personal yoga practice.  

Mindfulness Mondays

Mindfulness Mondays

 Join other like-minded participants and a multitude of contemplative instructors for 30-minutes of guided meditation, discussion, and snacks.

Free Night Owl Yoga

Free Night Owl Yoga

Yoga for all levels, Tuesdays + Wednesdays all semester. AFC Multi-Purpose Room 1

Evening Ashtanga Yoga

Evening Ashtanga Yoga

Yoga class for beginners and those seeking the subtle components of a traditional vinyasa based class.

Mysore (Individually catered yoga classes)

Mysore (Individually catered yoga classes)

Mysore is a style of teaching and practicing Ashtanga Yoga where individuals are taught in a group setting.

@North Grounds Recreations Center, room MP3

 

Summer 2016

2017-2018 Mysore Ashtanga Yoga

2017-2018 Mysore Ashtanga Yoga

Free Yoga Classes for UVA Employees

Free Yoga Classes for UVA Employees

UVA's Compassionate Care Initiative’s Summer 2016 Programs

UVA's Compassionate Care Initiative’s Summer 2016 Programs

Spring 2016

Free Mindfulness Meditation at Open Grounds

Free Mindfulness Meditation at Open Grounds

Join us for free guided meditation at Open Grounds. 

Contemplation at Curry

Contemplation at Curry

Free yoga and mindfulness meditation practice offered jointly by the Curry School and the Contemplative Sciences Center.

FREE Tai Chi

FREE Tai Chi

Weekly classes Co-Sponsored by CSC and Compassionate Care Initiative. 

FREE Night Owl Yoga Classes

FREE Night Owl Yoga Classes

Yoga classes offered for Spring 2016.

Law Library Meditation Break

Law Library Meditation Break

The Law Library is hosting weekly meditation study breaks that are open to all students across Grounds.

Mindfulness Mondays

Mindfulness Mondays

Meditation and mindfulness on Grounds. 

Spring 2016 Ashtanga Yoga

Spring 2016 Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga U.Va. offers two types of classes: Mysore Style and led classes.

Fall 2015

Empowering Those who Care for Others: Innate Compassion Training

Empowering Those who Care for Others: Innate Compassion Training

In this retreat, Dr. Makransky will introduce and discuss Innate Compassion Training (ICT).

Fall 2015 Creative Arts Workshop

Fall 2015 Creative Arts Workshop

Sponsored by the Compassionate Care Initiative 

Fall 2015 Meditation Sessions

Fall 2015 Meditation Sessions

Meditation and mindfulness on Grounds. 

Intro. to Mysore Workshop at AFC

Intro. to Mysore Workshop at AFC

Learn the fundamentals of the Ashtanga yoga practice in a slow, safe, and comprehensive manner.

Law Library Meditation Breaks

Law Library Meditation Breaks

The Law Library is hosting weekly meditation study breaks that are open to all students across Grounds.

Intro. to Mysore Workshop at McLeod Hall

Intro. to Mysore Workshop at McLeod Hall

Learn the fundamentals of the Ashtanga yoga practice in a slow, safe, and comprehensive manner.

Fall 2015 Yoga and Meditation Class

Fall 2015 Yoga and Meditation Class

This class blends elements of vinyasa flow yoga with meditation and breathing exercises (pranayama).

R&R Triathlon (Running, Yoga, Meditation)

R&R Triathlon (Running, Yoga, Meditation)

Join us for 4 weeks of sweat, laughs, and fun as we invigorate, strengthen and balance our bodies and minds

Fall 2015 YOGA

Fall 2015 YOGA

Yoga classes offered for Fall 2015 

Fall 2014

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