Introduction to Meditation
The contemplative practice of meditation has scientifically proven benefits for your body and mind, as well as the way you interact with and impact the world around you. During each week of this course, you will learn and practice a new method of meditation. The goal is to establish a regular meditation practice that works for you – a practical tool for a centered, peaceful and enriching life.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Recreational Sports Programs will not be offering a MBSR class Fall 2016. Please check back in future quarters.
Recreational Sports Programs Student Quarterly Mindfulness Pass is $20 per quarter and only open to UW students. The Mindfulness Pass gives you access to register for any of the weekly yoga and meditation classes that are offered on and around campus (not at the IMA Building) throughout the quarter. Class registration opens one week prior and closes 15 minutes before class begins, keep checking each week to register for classes.
To purchase your Mindfulness Pass follow these simple steps:
- Follow this link: Student Quarterly Mindfulness Pass
- Click on the “Memberships” tab at the top
- Add “Student Quarterly Mindfulness Pass” to your cart and check out
- Follow the link below to register for classes each week
- What Mindfulness Programs are being offered for Fall 2016?
This fall, students will find a robust schedule of mindfulness programming throughout campus. Over the summer, the Mindfulness Project at UW (UWMP) combined with the Recreational Sports Programs department to further bolster mindfulness programming for students on campus. Those familiar with UWMP’s classes in the past, will be pleased to see even more offerings at locations such as the HUB, Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), and Hillel this Fall. Classes will include Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Meditation, Gentle Yoga & Meditation, and more. Students need to purchase a Mindfulness Pass to attend these classes. Student Quarterly Mindfulness Pass information here.
Students will continue to find Mind/Body programming in the IMA Building with classes such as Acro Yoga, Hatha Flow, Introduction to Meditation, and more. Check the online course catalog for more information.
- How do I purchase Mindfulness Classes offered at locations around campus?
Student Quarterly Mindfulness Pass is $20 per quarter and only open to UW students. The Mindfulness Pass gives you access to register for any of the weekly yoga and meditation classes that are offered on and around campus (not at the IMA Building) throughout the quarter. Class registration opens one week prior and closes 15 minutes before class begins, keep checking each week to register for classes.
- How do I purchase Mindfulness Classes offered at the IMA?
- What do I bring to class? What do I wear to class?
All students must bring their own yoga mat to yoga classes.
Wear something that you feel comfortable moving and stretching in. For meditation just wear anything you are comfortable sitting in. Both yoga and meditation are traditionally practiced without shoes. In yoga we are generally barefoot but you are welcome to wear socks if being barefoot is uncomfortable for you. We do a lot of deep breathing in yoga and meditation. Avoid heavy cologne/perfume that can interfere with breathing during class.
- Is the Mindfulness Project at UW (UWMP) part of the Recreational Sports Programs (RSP) Department?
Yes, and No. Yes, because UWMP needed to find a home department on campus with the back-end infrastructure to support its robust offerings. In 2016-2017, UWMP transitioned from being a RSO to being a campus unit when it was awarded SAF allocations to offer mindfulness programming to UW students. Part of SAF’s stipulations for this funding was that UWMP would find a permanent department to be housed in, and that department was Recreational Sports Programs (RSP).
No, because the Mindfulness Project at UW (UWMP) was completely student-named and student-driven. RSP wants to honor the work that students have done and the work students may want to continue to do as an RSO moving forward. RSP will not call its offerings “UWMP” but will instead continue to work with UWMP and the campus community to help shape mindfulness programming for students.
- How can I get involved? Are there employment opportunities working for RSP doing mindfulness work?
RSP would love to hear from you. RSP will be working with students to shape the type of programming we offer and student positions will be crafted to accomplish those goals as needed. Continue to check the Employment Opportunities page for updated listings. If you have specific employment questions or want to find out how you can get involved please contact Jessica Norman, Fitness Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UWMP RSO has a student run community on campus that is always open to new members. You can find the information on their Facebook page. Type in “UW Mindfulness Project.”
- My question isn’t answered here. Where do I go now?
Please contact Jessica Norman, Fitness Coordinator, at email@example.com.