Overview

“Yoga and meditation have brought me balance, physical strength through the poses, and mental strength through the tools mindfulness has given me.”

UW Recreation offers mindfulness classes, workshops, and special events rooted in the science and art of yoga and meditation. Through skillful guidance, participants discover ways to nurture their body and mind and experience more moments of reflection, clarity, empowerment and connection in their daily lives.

Physically:

  • Classes are crafted in varying intensities to encourage diverse spinal motion, strength building, increased flexibility, buffered immunity and overall bodily wellbeing.
  • Yoga is an amazing complement to any athletic program, it can be utilized as a cross-training tool, and can help prevent injury or promote repair.

Mentally:

  • Classes are designed to increase attention span, amplify focus, build resiliency to stress, and promote empathy.
  • Mindfulness practices infused both into yoga and meditation enact shifts in parts of the brain such as the amygdala, prefrontal cortex, and cortical midline structures, which reduce reactivity and encourage more skillful decision making.

Our classes are open to everyone regardless of yoga/meditation experience, flexibility, or current fitness level.

Get your fix of mindfulness either through our unlimited on campus offerings via our Class Pass (formally the Mindfulness Pass and before that the UW Mindfulness Project, a program started by students to increase awareness and tools in coping with the growing mental health and stress challenges facing college students), or through Classes at the IMA (scroll below).

Not clear about the difference between our two programs? Click here to learn more.

*All Class Pass classes are open to faculty/staff for spring quarter. 
**Spouses,+1, retired F/S, and alumni are not eligible for Class Pass at this time.

Mindfulness at the IMA

“I like the price and the instructors. I am new to yoga but it makes my body feel so great, I love it!”

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purchase IMA Mindfulness classes

Watch how:

  • Student Options:
    • Purchase a class or workshop series for the quarter.
  • Faculty/Staff Options:
    • Purchase a F/S IMA membership ($87.53) AND
    • Purchase a class series for the quarter.
  • To read our class descriptions/levels click here
  • To learn more about our instructors click here.

Class Pass on Central Campus

“Having yoga and meditation classes all around campus makes it so much easier to invest in my wellbeing!”

Spring Quarter Class Pass memberships on sale NOW, class registration is open (you can only reserve your spot two weeks prior to the first class date).

Spring Class Pass schedule

To purchase your Class Pass follow these simple steps:

  1. purchase the class PASs  
  2. Click on the “Memberships Icon” and login using your UW NetID.
  3. Add “Student or Faculty/Staff Quarterly Class Pass” according to your eligibility to your cart and check out.

Or watch this guided video (Students):

Or watch this guided video (Faculty/Staff):

  • Student Options:
    • Student Class Pass (Quarterly) $25. The price of one drop-in yoga class at most local studios.
    • Student Class Pass (Autumn, Winter, Spring) $60 ($15 savings off quarterly). ONLY SOLD during first few weeks of AUTUMN Quarter.
    • Student Class Pass (Discounted) $12.50. Will return for Autumn Quarter. 
    • All passes provide access to unlimited weekly yoga and meditation classes offered on and around central campus (not at the IMA Building).
    • *If you are a Bothell or Tacoma student taking academic classes on the Seattle campus you will need to purchase an IMA membership ($58) to be able to purchase a mindfulness pass.
  • Faculty/Staff Options:
    • Faculty/Staff Class Pass w/ IMA Access (Quarterly).
      • Access to weekly yoga and meditation classes offered on and around campus (not at the IMA Building).
      • Access to state of the art weight training and cardio equipment, pool, and a wide array of fitness classes.
      • Purchase an IMA membership at Member Services in the IMA ($87.53) AND
      • Purchase the Class Pass at the IMA or online ($50).
    • Faculty/Staff Class Pass NO IMA Access (Quarterly) $90.
      • Access to weekly yoga and meditation classes offered on and around campus (not at the IMA Building).
    • *F/S prices look much higher, but keep in mind that students are paying quarterly SAF fees which go towards our ability to offer a reduced student pass. 
    • **Spouses,+1, retired F/S, and alumni are not eligible for the pass at this time.
  • To read our class descriptions/levels click here
  • To learn more about our instructors click here.

To register for (or cancel) weekly classes watch this explanation video:

For specific building direction and room logistics view classes through our google calendar.
*For up to date schedule changes, FAQ’s, or to post a question join our Facebook Group

Location Support Videos

Electrical Engineering Building Room 303

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Stevens Court Community Center