Recreation

Mindfulness

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“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 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 Mindfulness Pass, which gives access to unlimited* weekly mindfulness classes throughout campus (HUB, Ethnic Cultural Center, Hutchinson Hall, Hillel, Intellectual House, Startup Hall, and CoMotion Headquarters at 4545 Roosevelt), or through Mind/Body programming at the IMA  (check the online course catalog for more specific class information).

*All classes are open to faculty/staff for the summer.

SeatedCenteringMind/Body at the IMA (Class Registration Begins 6/12)

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

To get more specific class information and to register visit our online course catalog.
Class Title

Day

Time

Instructor

Location

Vinyasa Flow

MW

8:00-9:00 AM Marvin

Front Lawn/316

Flow

MW

12:00-1:00 PM Sally

Studio 316

Flow

MW

4:00-5:15 PM Warren

Studio 316

Vinyasa Flow

MW

5:30-6:45 PM Michael

Studio 316/Sun Deck

Introduction to Mindfulness

Monday

5:30-7:00 PM Danny

Lounge

Deep Stretch

Tuesday

4:00-5:15 PM Danny

Studio 316

Flow

TTh

8:00-9:00 AM Trent

Studio 316

Vinyasa Flow

TTh

12:00-1:00 PM Delany

Front Lawn/316

Restorative

Thursday

4:00-5:15 PM Ansley

Studio 316

Flow

TTh

5:30-6:45 PM Mandy

Studio 316

Gentle Yoga with Meditation

Thursday

7:00-8:15 PM Jenine

Studio 316

Vinyasa Flow

Friday

12:00-1:00 PM Kristina

Sun Deck

IH-RCresentMindfulness Pass on Central Campus

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

  • $20 per quarter for students:
    • The price of one drop-in yoga class at most local studios.
    • Access to unlimited weekly yoga and meditation classes offered on and around campus (not at the IMA Building).
    • If you are NOT enrolled in summer academic classes you can buy a mindfulness pass using your spring IMA membership until 6/23. After 6/23 you will need to purchase an IMA summer membership ($58) to be able to buy a Mindfulness Pass.
    • 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.
  • $40 per quarter for faculty/staff:
    • Access to unlimited weekly yoga and meditation classes offered on and around campus (not at the IMA Building).
    • Spouses are not eligible for the pass.

To purchase your Mindfulness Pass follow these simple steps:

  1. Follow this link to PURCHASE your Mindfulness Pass.
  2. Click on the Memberships Icon and login using your UW NetID.
  3. Add “Student or Faculty/Staff Quarterly Mindfulness Pass” according to your eligibility to your cart and check out.
  4. To register for weekly classes follow the link below, then click on the Classes Icon, the Mindfulness Icon, and then select student of faculty yoga or meditation to sign up for specific classes.

REGISTER FOR WEEKLY CLASSES HERE

Weekly class registration opens one week prior and closes 15 minutes before class begins. While it is always best to register in advance, most classes have several drop-in spaces available.

For specific building direction and room logistics view classes through our google calendar.
*Download the Summer 2017 Mindfulness Pass schedule
**For up to date schedule changes, FAQ’s, or to post a question join our Facebook Group
***To cancel a class reservation send an email to IMAfit@uw.edu with your name, class name, and class date/time.

Hillel-BroadViewWorkshops & Special Events

“I loved how flexible it was, the community and kindness it brings, and how much more relaxed and focused I feel after class.”

Yoga Alignment 101

Join us for two specialized alignment workshops one in July and one in August (specific dates TBA). Take time to deepen and refine your physical practice, ask questions and garner a deeper understanding of specific postures like down dog, warrior one, low push-up, pigeon, upward bow/wheel, and so many more.

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Program Partners

Non of our programing would be possible without the generous support of on-campus partners, local businesses, and national high quality food brands. Please support them!Startup HallCoMotionHillelHUB

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