Recreation


Mindfulness

Mindfulness, Yoga, & Meditation

UW Recreation offers yoga and meditation classes, workshops, and special events designed to support body, mind, and heart. Get ready to experience more moments of reflection, clarity, empowerment and connection in your daily life.

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


Mindfulness, Yoga, & Meditation Programs

Mindfulness, Yoga, & Meditation Class Options

Mindfulness, Yoga, and Meditation classes are offered through UW Recreation in two ways: Class Pass and Classes at the IMA. Not clear about the difference between our two programs? Click here to learn more.

Class Pass

Cost:

Quarter AUT, WIN, SPR
Student $35 $90
Faculty/Staff + IMA Membership $50*
Faculty/Staff (No IMA Access) $90
Spouse/+1/Other N/A

*Details on purchasing an IMA Membership can be found here.

Class Locations

Classes take place at various locations around Central Campus.

Registration

You can purchase your Class Pass online or in-person at the Programs Office on the 3rd floor of the IMA, Mon – Fri, 8:30am-5pm. Once you have your Class Pass on your husky card you can register for spots in class times online ONLY. Register for classes up to 2 weeks in advance to secure place in class, no registration period, buy pass at any time.

Purchasing Class Pass

  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.

Spring Schedule

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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

Students

All passes provide access to unlimited weekly yoga and meditation classes offered on and around central campus (not at the IMA building).
  • Class Pass (Quarterly) $35. The price of two drop-in yoga classes at most local studios.
  • Class Pass (Autumn, Winter, Spring) $90 ($15 savings off quarterly). ONLY SOLD at start of AUTUMN Quarter.
  • Class Pass (Discounted). $17.50. Will return Autumn quarter.
  • *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 class pass.

Faculty/Staff

All passes provide access to unlimited weekly yoga and meditation classes offered on and around central campus (not at the IMA building).
  • Class Pass w/IMA Access (Quarterly).
    • 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).
  • Class Pass NO IMA Access (Quarterly) $90.
    • To purchase the Faculty-Staff Class Pass (with NO IMA Access) please email normanje@uw.edu
  • **Spouses,+1, retired F/S, and alumni are not eligible for the pass at this time.

What if I registered for a Class Pass class but need to cancel my class reservation?

  • Login to our registration site here https://reg.recreation.uw.edu/.
  • Click on your name in the upper right hand corner, then “Profile”.
  • Click on “Programs” on the left.
  • Click “cancel” next to the class you would like to cancel your reservation in.

Classes @ The IMA

Cost:

Class Cost
60 minute class $26-76

($3.75 per class)

75 minute class  

$40-81

($4.50 per class)

See current classes

Class Locations

All classes take place at the IMA Building.

Registration

Online or in-person at the Programs Office on the 3rd floor of the IMA, Mon – Fri, 8:30am-5pm.  Register for the entire quarter during the open registration period, starting about a week before the quarter begins until about two weeks into the quarter.

Online Registration

  • Student Options:
    • Purchase a class series for the quarter (all enrolled students automatically get an IMA membership).
  • Faculty/Staff Options:
    • Purchase a F/S IMA membership ($87.53) AND
    • Purchase a class series for the quarter.

PURCHASE MINDFULNESS CLASSES

Spring Schedule

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IMA S19

 

Video Classes

Checkout these guided practices to support you in movement, breath, and beginning meditation techniques. Want to learn more about why mindfulness practices work? Click Here.

Movement Breaks

Breath and Guided Relaxation

Meditation

Tips and Techniques

FAQs

What do I bring to class?

  • Yoga mat (a non-toxic yoga mat is ideal, if you don’t own one we sell them).
  • Water bottle (to hydrate post practice).
  • Small washcloth to cover your eyes (will allow the brain to relax more during relaxation).
  • Light blanket/towel to cover your body (will increase rejuvenation during relaxation, especially if you cool quickly).

What should I wear?

  • Comfortable clothing that allow for ample movement and invite ease in a seated position.
  • Although yoga is practiced barefoot socks are handy for the end of practice in order to stay warm.

What if I am late?

  • If you are a few minutes late to class please wait outside until the class has completed their centering (as to not disturb this process of arriving) and is in the warm up phase of the practice.
  • If you are running over 15 minutes late it is best to skip class to ensure your body remains safe.

What if I need to leave early?

  • Set up your mat near the door (if there are other students already setup explain to them you need to leave early and ask them to shift over).
  • Depart the class BEFORE the teacher guides everyone into the final resting posture (as to not disturb others while they are integrating their practice).

How should I prepare? Anything else I should be mindful of?

  • Avoid eating a large meal about 1.5-2 hours before practice.
  • If you are working with a recent injury mention it to your instructor.
  • Please do not wear heavily scented colognes, perfumes, or lotions as they can be overwhelming and interfere with deep breathing during class.

How can I get involved? Are there employment opportunities working for UW Recreation doing mindfulness work?

  • UW Recreation is working with students to shape the our mindfulness programming. Check the Employment Opportunities page for updated listings. For more information about employment, please contact Danny Arguetty, Mindfulness Manager.

Contact Us

Danny Arguetty
Mindfulness Manager
206.685.7730
dannyarg@uw.edu

Programs Office
206.543.2571
recreg@uw.edu

Questions About Accessibility?

We encourage you to participate in classes, personal training, intramurals, rec clubs, or UWild Adventures. Please contact the Programs Office, (206) 543-2571 for more information.

The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests.  Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 business days.

Request Disability Services Office

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at:

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