Yoga – a physical, mental and spiritual practice

 

All classes are open to all students from beginner to experienced. Bring your own mat if you have one. Below are the types of yoga classes offered with more details and dates below

 

Mindful Movement & The Examen – Offered at the end of each month to reflect on the previous 30 days (flier and dates below).  This is a 45 minute reflection with slow, gentle meditative movements. This is offered at the end of each month to reflect on the last 30 days.  While moving with our breath, we will focus on gratitude, our emotions and what we hope to cultivate in our future.  Bring your own mat if you have one – if not, we have a few extras to share. There are also chairs available for those who want to join in the Ignatian Examen without any physical movement. For those not joining in the movement – feel free to bring a journal if that is your preference.  This yoga practice is based on the Jesuit Examen – to learn more, visit this website.

Yoga for Recovery – Co-Sponsored with the Flock: a one hour practice offered a few times each semester in O’Pake Group Fitness Room.  People in recovery from a mental or physical illness or trauma will find a real benefit in the physical practice that incorporates mental health and the spiritual aspects of yoga.  This gentle yoga flow will incorporate a typical all-levels class while highlighting the coping strategies found through yoga such as breathing techniques, being present in the moment and making social connections which are so important to living a full life in recovery.

Yoga for Mental Health – Co-Sponsored with the Psychology Club: a one hour practice offered a few times each semester in O’Pake Group Fitness Room.  Everyone can use some strategies for calming the mind and slowing the body’s response to stress.  This gentle yoga flow will incorporate a typical all-levels class with breathing techniques and meditation and offer strategies to improve one’s mental health.

Candlelight Yoga – Co-Sponsored with Campus Ministry: typically a one hour practice offered during Finals week as a study break, this class is focused on relaxation and calming the mind and body enough to connect with the spiritual self.  Using breath and meditative movement, we will find God in all things together as a community in this all-levels class.

*If you would like to schedule a yoga class or guided meditation practice for your group, reach out to Katie Bean at kbean@sju.edu for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*If you are looking for support, please reach out to Wellness, Alcohol and Drug Education (WADE) at wade@sju.edu or stop into Campion 231.  You can also contact the Wellness Educators for more resources at WellnessEducators@sju.edu or The Flock at flock@sju.edu.**