Resources for Well-Being During COVID-19

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Resources for Well-Being During COVID-19

We find ourselves in an unprecedented time in human history facing a new reality of social distancing, fear and anxiety over a highly uncertain future, and concern for the health and well-being of ourselves, loved ones, and society. The situation is rapidly changing and evolving globally in front of our eyes as we watch the news and respond to pings from our phones throughout the day. As individuals and as a society, now more than ever, we must draw upon our innate capacity for resilience and cultivate an ability to be deeply present, calm, and grounded when faced with the challenges this pandemic presents daily. We must bring forth the best qualities of our human nature: our kindness, care, and compassion towards ourselves and our loved ones, classmates, co-workers, neighbors, and fellow global citizens.

Virtual Classes
We offere a variety of synchronous online contemplative and Ashtanga yoga classes here. You can also find videos of some of the classes here.

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SAMPLING OF UVA Academic Classes with Related Content
The Art and Science of Human Flourishing (RELG 1400), Instructors: David Germano, Leslie Hubbard
• Foundations of Mindfulness Practice (NUIP 2210), Instructor: Sam Green
Mindfulness in Health and Human Development (EDIS 3012), Instructor: Tish Jennings
• Social and Emotional Learning, 
Instructor: (EDIS 5015), Instructor: Tish Jennings

Upcoming Events
Contemplative classes (virtual)
Ashtanga yoga classes (virtual)

Yoga Q&A Video Series
Practice and Process: Conversations With Esteemed Yoga Teachers - Q&A

Free contemplative classes including T'ai Chi, gentle yoga, mindfullness, and more

October 25 & 26, 2020
Virtual Retreat: Serenity Ridge Dialogues

Virtual Meditation Video with Resources
Learn more here

For queries or just to talk with us:
Director of Advancement: Kayti Sewell at
Communications: Ellen Daniels at
Host of the May 3 Meditation on the Lawn: Leslie Hubbard at
Contact information for additional CSC staff may be found here.

Meditation Audio
Practice of Kindness & Care

Research shows that meditations focused on cultivating kindness, goodwill, and warmth toward oneself and others can increase one’s sense of  well-being, and  social connection. Practices like this one are particularly helpful when faced with the challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic presents daily. 

This Practice of Kindness and Care utilizes breathing techniques, visualization, and repeated phrases to keep your mind focused on heartfelt wishes of kindness and well-being towards oneself and others. 

CSC's Article published in UVA Today.
Maintaining a Sense of Social Connection and a Time of Social Distancing 
Tools, research, and best practices for staying connected.

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