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Spring 2021

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

This class is offered by the UVA School of Medicine's Mindfulness Center.

Mindfulness for UVA Healthcare Employees

Mindfulness for UVA Healthcare Employees

This class is offered by the UVA School of Medicine's Mindfulness Center.

Yoga for Emotional Well-Being

Yoga for Emotional Well-Being

Learn to work with the time-tested tools of yoga to help manage your stress, relieve your anxiety, and gain better rest. 

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation

Join us for a weekly exploration of mindfulness-based practices that nurture our ability to meet life’s challenges from centered alignment and wise action. 

Holding Space: Yoga and Meditation for All Bodies

Holding Space: Yoga and Meditation for All Bodies

Explore a mix of gentle and yin yoga designed for all bodies. 

Night Owl Flow Yoga—In-Person: Thursdays

Night Owl Flow Yoga—In-Person: Thursdays

Night Owl Yoga is free for all UVA students, faculty, staff, and UVA community member with IM-Rec memberships. 

Night Owl Flow Yoga: Wednesdays

Night Owl Flow Yoga: Wednesdays

Flow classes combine elements from Hatha and Flow yoga styles. This class will begin and end with a short meditation and breathing exercises and flow from active standing poses to restorative and relaxing postures. 

Night Owl Yoga for Anxiety: Tuesdays

Night Owl Yoga for Anxiety: Tuesdays

This class utilizes yoga as a powerful tool to help manage difficult emotions such as anxiety, sadness, loneliness, fear, and disappointment.

T'ai Chi

T'ai Chi

Co-sponsored with the Compassionate Care Initiative, this course will cover the basics of T'ai Chi, a martial art characterized by soft, slow flowing movements of the torso and arms coordinated with weight shifts and steps. 

Fall 2020

Contemplative Pedagogy: Bringing Intention, Awareness, and Reflection to Class Activities and Assignments

Contemplative Pedagogy: Bringing Intention, Awareness, and Reflection to Class Activities and Assignments

 For grad students: Contemplative approaches to teaching and learning that can be applied in a variety of instructional environments.

Serenity Ridge Dialogues: Body, Breath & Mind with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche & Guests

Serenity Ridge Dialogues: Body, Breath & Mind with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche & Guests

Oct 9-11 | Free. Presenters include Deepak Chopra and Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation

Join us for a weekly exploration of mindfulness-based practices that nurture our ability to meet life’s challenges from centered alignment and wise action. This class will be an experiential journey into the science and practice of resilience through meditation, mindful movement, reflection, and discussion. True resilience allows us to meet challenges in a way that leverages our human capacity for creativity, connection, care, and courage instead of collapsing into the unhealthy aspects of our fight, flight, and freeze response. This class is perfect for folks with any level of experience with mindfulness, and it can be taken as a series or as a drop-in class.

Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation

Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation

Indulge in self-care as you sink into 60 minutes of deep release and relaxation. This restorative yoga class is intended to ease mental and physical tension in a lasting way.  Guided meditation and gentle breath work are interwoven to help center you within your practice. This is a non-flow class accessible to all shapes, sizes, and abilities.

PhD+ Foundations 1: Contemplative Inquiry, Pedagogy and Practice

PhD+ Foundations 1: Contemplative Inquiry, Pedagogy and Practice

Learn how contemplative approaches to research, teaching, and daily life can enhance our well-being as scientists, scholars, teachers, and students. 

Yoga for a Healthy Back

Yoga for a Healthy Back

Too much sitting? Join Robin Lilly, Certified Yoga Therapist to learn some simple breath and movement that can help you ease back tension. Any of the sessions will help most areas of the back, but we will focus on a specific area each week. 

Gentle Flow Yoga

Gentle Flow Yoga

This class flows gently from pose to pose with a focus on proper alignment, balance, flexibility, relaxation, and breathing techniques. 

Mindfulness Center Fall 2020 Classes

Mindfulness Center Fall 2020 Classes

MBSR is the core program of the Mindfulness Center.

T'ai Chi

T'ai Chi

This class will cover the basics of T'ai Chi which emphasizes relaxation. It is a form of meditation in motion that improves balance, muscle tone, and promotes stress reduction.

Yoga for Emotional Wellness

Yoga for Emotional Wellness

Explore the timeless techniques of yoga to help manage your emotional well-being. Join Robin Lilly, Certified Yoga Therapist, to learn some simple breath and movement to help you ease the tension of daily life.  We will alternate each week, studying the energetics of Bṛṁhaṇa and Langhana using movement, breath work, meditation, and simple chanting. 

Summer 2020

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class — Summer 2020

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class — Summer 2020

Starts 6.1.2020 via Zoom. Open to both the academic and medical sides of the University as well as to the public. 

Spring 2020

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga

Online contemplative classes

Qi Gong

Qi Gong

Online contemplative classes

Mindfulness & Resilience

Mindfulness & Resilience

Online contemplative classes

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa Yoga

Online contemplative classes

T'ai Chi

T'ai Chi

Online contemplative classes

Yoga for Emotional Well-being

Yoga for Emotional Well-being

Online contemplative classes

Yin Yoga for All Bodies

Yin Yoga for All Bodies

Online contemplative classes

Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Online contemplative classes

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation

Online contemplative classes

Yoga for a Healthy Back

Yoga for a Healthy Back

Online contemplative classes

Contemplative Faculty Retreat at Morven Farm

Contemplative Faculty Retreat at Morven Farm

This event has been canceled.

Mindfulness for UVA Health System Employees — Summer 2020

Mindfulness for UVA Health System Employees — Summer 2020

MBSR is the core program of the Mindfulness Center.

Spring 2020: Mindfulness for Health System Employees

Spring 2020: Mindfulness for Health System Employees

MBSR classes include instruction in mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, and other mindfulness practices.

Thriving in Graduate School - Contemplative Inquiry, Pedagogy, and Practice

Thriving in Graduate School - Contemplative Inquiry, Pedagogy, and Practice

Contemplative approaches to research, teaching, and daily life can enhance our well-being as scholars, teachers, & students. 

Fall 2019

Mindfulness Renewal

Mindfulness Renewal

If you’d like to renew a personal practice of mindfulness, this course is designed for you. 

2019 Pickard Contemplative Fellowship and Retreat for McIntire Students

2019 Pickard Contemplative Fellowship and Retreat for McIntire Students

The 2019 Pickard Contemplative Fellowship application process is now open to all 3rd and 4th year McIntire students.

PhD Plus Workshop: Self-Assessment

PhD Plus Workshop: Self-Assessment

 Reflect on your core values, skills and interests to evaluate career choicPart of PhD Plus. Reflect on core values, skills, and interests to evaluate career choices. es. 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a seminal mindfulness course. It is an 8-week, practice-based, interactive learning program. 

Thriving in Graduate School - Contemplative Inquiry, Pedagogy, and Practice

Thriving in Graduate School - Contemplative Inquiry, Pedagogy, and Practice

This interactive 90-minute workshop will explore how contemplative approaches to research, teaching, and daily life can enhance wellbeing

Candlelight Restorative Yoga

Candlelight Restorative Yoga

This class, set in a soothing candlelight environment, focuses on poses that promote relaxation and restoration.

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga

This therapeutic yoga class modifies traditional yoga poses including stretches, balances, and strengthening exercises.

Contemplation@UVA Meeting & Practice (Student-led)

Contemplation@UVA Meeting & Practice (Student-led)

Contemplation@UVA will host weekly sessions to offer students an open space for conversation, meditation, and exploration of other contemplative activities.

Yoga for Better Sleep

Yoga for Better Sleep

This restorative yoga class works with postures and breathwork which aid sleep and relaxation by lowering the heart rate, and calming the mind. 

Yoga for All Bodies

Yoga for All Bodies

Indulge in self-care as you sink into 60 minutes of deep release and relaxation.

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation

This class is designed as an introduction to the basics of a mindfulness practice aimed at integrating fundamental principles into all aspects of daily life.

Qi Gong

Qi Gong

Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, movements, breathing techniques, and focused intention.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

This class will cover the basics of T'ai Chi, a martial art characterized by soft, slow flowing movements of the torso and arms coordinated with weight shifts and steps.

Mindful Facilitation and Leadership

Mindful Facilitation and Leadership

Through this course, you will learn foundational skills for bringing mindfulness-based contemplative practices into your life.

Yoga for Stress Relief

Yoga for Stress Relief

Learn to utilize the timeless techniques of yoga to improve focus, relieve stress, and transform your perspective. The class will cover basic yoga postures, utilize the breath in movement, and explore options to help focus the mind.

Beginner Mysore

Beginner Mysore

Weekly beginer yoga. This is an individual practice based on participant pace with instructor assistance as needed.

Spring 2019

Mindfulness Mondays - Clemons

Mindfulness Mondays - Clemons

Join CSC contemplative instructors each Monday evening to start off the week mindfully. We will explore different elements of basic mindfulness meditation including awareness, breathwork, stress reduction, and emotional regulation.

Qi Gong-Clemons

Qi Gong-Clemons

Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, movements, breathing techniques, and focused intention.

Candlelight Restorative Yoga - Clemons

Candlelight Restorative Yoga - Clemons

This class, set in a soothing candlelight environment, focuses on poses that promote relaxation and restoration through the use of provided props that help relieve the effects of chronic stress. 

Mindfulness Meditation - Clemons

Mindfulness Meditation - Clemons

This class is designed as an introduction to the basics of a mindfulness practice aimed at integrating fundamental principles of awareness, focus, stress resilience, emotional intelligence, balance, and healthy communication into all aspects of daily life.

Restorative  Yoga - Clemons

Restorative Yoga - Clemons

This therapeutic yoga class modifies traditional yoga poses including stretches, balances, and strengthening exercises. The poses aim to improve your range of motion, release stress, and leave your body feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.  

Contemplation@UVA Weekly Meeting (Student-led Program) - Clemons

Contemplation@UVA Weekly Meeting (Student-led Program) - Clemons

Contemplation [at] UVA will host weekly sessions to offer students an open space for conversation, meditation, and exploration of other contemplative activities.

T'ai Chi - Clemons

T'ai Chi - Clemons

This class will cover the basics of T'ai Chi, a martial art characterized by soft, slow flowing movements of the torso and arms coordinated with weight shifts and steps. T'ai Chi emphasizes relaxation and is a form of meditation in motion that improves balance, muscle tone, and promotes stress reduction.

Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep) - Clemons

Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep) - Clemons

Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, encourages a deep state of relaxation. This practice is tremendously calming while being simultaneously rejuvenating. 

Yoga for Stress Relief - Clemons

Yoga for Stress Relief - Clemons

Learn to utilize the timeless techniques of yoga to improve focus, relieve stress, and transform your perspective. The class will cover basic yoga postures, utilize the breath in movement, and explore options to help focus the mind.

Yoga for All Bodies - Clemons

Yoga for All Bodies - Clemons

Indulge in self-care as you sink into 60 minutes of deep release and relaxation. This restorative yoga class is intended to ease mental and physical tension in a lasting way.   

Relax & Recharge with Alexander Technique - Clemons

Relax & Recharge with Alexander Technique - Clemons

We will explore breath and balance; and rest and rejuvenation with a combination of quiet individual work and group interactive games all designed to ease your body and relax your mind. 

Fall 2018

Clemons Room 220 Yoga Workshop Series - Flow and Myofascial Release

Clemons Room 220 Yoga Workshop Series - Flow and Myofascial Release

Join us for this yoga workshop that combines simple myofascial release techniques with flowing yoga poses. 

Clemons Room 220 Yoga Workshop Series - Yoga and Stress Reduction

Clemons Room 220 Yoga Workshop Series - Yoga and Stress Reduction

This workshop is specifically designed to reduce stress and increase health and well-being with breathwork, sequencing of postures, and relaxation practices. All levels welcome.

Clemons Room 220 Yoga Workshop Series - Maintaining Your Yoga Practice Through Life Changes

Clemons Room 220 Yoga Workshop Series - Maintaining Your Yoga Practice Through Life Changes

In this workshop, we will explore techniques to maintain your yoga practice throughout life’s inevitable changes however big or small. 

2018 Pickard Contemplative Fellowship and Retreat for McIntire Students

2018 Pickard Contemplative Fellowship and Retreat for McIntire Students

The application process is now open to all 3rd and 4th year McIntire Students.

Fall 2018: Mindfulness Renewal

Fall 2018: Mindfulness Renewal

If you’d like to renew or begin a practice of mindfulness, this four-week course is designed to support you in starting again or in deepening your current practice. 

Clemons Yoga Workshop Series - Yoga to Ease Back Pain

Clemons Yoga Workshop Series - Yoga to Ease Back Pain

Learn how gentle yoga can assist in easing the pain associated with chronic neck and back  injuries.

Clemons Yoga Workshop Series - Yoga for Better Sleep

Clemons Yoga Workshop Series - Yoga for Better Sleep

This restorative workshop teaches postures and breathwork which aid sleep by lowering the heart rate and calming the mind.

Fall 2018: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Fall 2018: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

This course in MBSR includes instruction in mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, and other mindfulness practices, to promote personal well-being.

Clemons 6 Week Beginner Mindfulness Series

Clemons 6 Week Beginner Mindfulness Series

This series is designed as an introduction to the basics of mindfulness practice aimed at integrating fundamental principles of awareness, focus, stress resilience, emotional intelligence, balance, and healthy communication into all aspects of daily life.

Mindfulness Mondays - PM - Clemons

Mindfulness Mondays - PM - Clemons

will explore different elements of basic mindfulness meditation including awareness, breathwork, stress reduction, and emotional regulation.

Qi Gong - Clemons

Qi Gong - Clemons

Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, movements, breathing techniques, and focused intention. It is low-impact and can be practiced by people of all fitness levels.

Clemons 6 Week Fundamentals of Yoga Beginner Series

Clemons 6 Week Fundamentals of Yoga Beginner Series

In this series you will learn how yoga can help reduce stress while increasing fitness, health, and overall well-being.

Mindfulness Mondays - Lunchbreak - Clemons

Mindfulness Mondays - Lunchbreak - Clemons

Join CSC contemplative instructors each Monday at noon to start off the week mindfully. We will explore different elements of basic mindfulness meditation including awareness, breathwork, stress reduction, and emotional regulation.

Heartfulness Meditation (Student-led Program) - Clemons

Heartfulness Meditation (Student-led Program) - Clemons

This meditation session is aimed at increasing our ability to be more present, aware, attentive, and compassionate.

 
Candlelight Yoga - Clemons

Candlelight Yoga - Clemons

This class, set in a soothing candlelight environment, focuses on poses that promote relaxation and restoration.

Desk Yoga - Clemons

Desk Yoga - Clemons

Desk Yoga is a therapeutic yoga class that modifies traditional yoga poses including stretches, balances, and strengthening exercises by using a chair for assistance. Poses aim to improve your range of motion and release stress. 

Contemplation@UVA Weekly Meeting (Student-led Program) - Clemons

Contemplation@UVA Weekly Meeting (Student-led Program) - Clemons

Contemplation[at]UVA will host weekly sessions to offer students an open space for conversation, meditation, and exploration of other contemplative activities.

Restorative Yin Yoga - Clemons

Restorative Yin Yoga - Clemons

This class focuses on poses that promote relaxation, restoration, and rejuvenation.

 
Yoga for Focus - Clemons

Yoga for Focus - Clemons

Learn to utilize the timeless techniques of yoga including to help improve your focus, relieve stress, and transform your perspective. 

30 Minute Mindful Recharge - Clemons

30 Minute Mindful Recharge - Clemons

Feeling stressed or anxious and need a break? This is a good class for you. This class will explore a variety of mindfulness techniques from breath work to guided exercises aimed at relaxing and rejuvenating your body and mind. No prior experience necessary. 

Meditation and Art Break - Clemons

Meditation and Art Break - Clemons

Pause and connect with your innate creativity. We'll explore art as process rather than a product, using multiple drawing materials, paint and collage.

Relax & Recharge with Alexander Technique - Clemons

Relax & Recharge with Alexander Technique - Clemons

We will explore breath and balance; and rest and rejuvenation with a combination of quiet individual work and group interactive games all designed to ease your body and relax your mind. 

Summer 2018

Programming For Students

Programming For Students

CSC designs, manages, and leads various co-curricular and academic programs for students that focus on contemplation.

Spring 2018

Leading Mindfully

Leading Mindfully

Offered by Darden Executive Education. Topics include self-development & deep-listening skills for leading mindfully.

Embodied Self Care for Students

Embodied Self Care for Students

Join us for a contemplative experience and discussion on using the wisdom of the body to create a personalized self-care routine.

Embodied Self Care for Staff and Faculty

Embodied Self Care for Staff and Faculty

 Join us for a contemplative experience and discussion on using the wisdom of the body to create a personalized self-care routine.

Mindful Practice: Creating a More Compassionate, Caring and Resilient Life in Medicine

Mindful Practice: Creating a More Compassionate, Caring and Resilient Life in Medicine

Throughout the day, attendees will explore how to build health professional resilience and address burnout in the complex world of medicine, while also reframing uncertainty in medicine as an approach to cultivating resilience.

Morven Spring Into Wellness Retreat

Morven Spring Into Wellness Retreat

Join the Contemplative Sciences Center and Contemplation@UVA for our Spring into Wellness Retreat Friday afternoon April 6th at Morven Farms.  Enjoy a variety of activities to restore, rejuvenate, and relax your body and mind from a sunset Japanese tea ceremony, yoga class for all levels, mindfulness exercises, and exploration of the beautiful Morven Farms grounds.  

Yoga for Sleep and Relaxation

Yoga for Sleep and Relaxation

This restorative 3-week series teaches postures and breathwork which aid sleep by lowering the heart rate, and calming the mind. We will use props to allow the muscles to completely release and relax.

Fostering Resilience Series with Tim Davis

Fostering Resilience Series with Tim Davis

Join us for this four-part series on scientifically supported approaches to managing stress and for prospering in times of adversity.

Awareness and Integration

Awareness and Integration

Each session in this 3-week series will look at a different area of practice with the intent of building integrative awareness. 

Qi Gong

Qi Gong

Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, movements, breathing techniques, and focused intention.

Stress Relief Study Break

Stress Relief Study Break

Join us for a relaxing and reflective evening to help us to settle our minds and unwind. We will begin each class with a personal check-in about the day, followed by a new breath and relaxation meditation technique.

Beginner Yoga Series

Beginner Yoga Series

In this 6-week series, you will learn how yoga can help you reduce stress and enjoy increased levels of fitness, health and well-being. 

Self-Care Essentials

Self-Care Essentials

These sessions will offer practical exercises and contemplative activities designed to heal and care for ourselves with added grace and balance.

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation

This class will instruct on the basics of mindfulness meditation such as awareness of the breath, body, emotions, and thoughts.

Contemplation@UVA Weekly Meeting (Student-led program)

Contemplation@UVA Weekly Meeting (Student-led program)

Contemplation at UVA will be hosting weekly sessions in Clemons Contemplative Room 220 offering students an open space for conversation, meditation, and exploration of other contemplative activities.

Restorative Yin Yoga

Restorative Yin Yoga

This class focuses on poses that promote relaxation, restoration and rejuvenation through the use of props-blocks, blankets, bolsters, straps, etc..-that help relieve the effects of chronic stress, including weakness and fatigue brought on by our daily fast-paced activities. 

Candlelight Restorative Yoga

Candlelight Restorative Yoga

Set in a soothing candlelit environment, this class focuses on poses that promote relaxation and restoration. 

Biofeedback Resilience Lab

Biofeedback Resilience Lab

With the use of a biofeedback system that measures your heart-rate variability, you will be able to see your body's unique reaction to stress as well as its response to breathing techniques. 

Contemplation in Motion

Contemplation in Motion

Join movement, dance, improv instructor Brad Stoller for this exploration of body/listening, movement/stillness, and contemplative/wildness practice.

Relax & Recharge with the Alexander Technique

Relax & Recharge with the Alexander Technique

Offered weekly, we will explore breath and balance; and rest and rejuvenation. Emphasis will be on relaxing both mind and body while improving attention and the ability to be present. 

Mindfulness Mondays PM

Mindfulness Mondays PM

Join CSC contemplative instructors each Monday in exploring different elements of basic mindfulness meditation including awareness, breathwork, body scan and relaxation, stress reduction, emotional regulation, and resilience.

Peer Meditation Leadership

Peer Meditation Leadership

This course will introduce students to mindfulness practices, and prepare them to instruct their peers in mindfulness meditation in settings such as school, work, clubs, and sport.

Mindfulness Mondays Lunchbreak

Mindfulness Mondays Lunchbreak

Join CSC contemplative instructors each Monday in exploring different elements of basic mindfulness meditation including awareness, breathwork, body scan and relaxation, stress reduction, emotional regulation, and resilience.

Heartfulness Meditation (Student-led program)

Heartfulness Meditation (Student-led program)

This student-led meditation session is aimed at increasing our ability to be more present, aware, concentrated, and compassionate. The session includes a short guided relaxation meditation followed by 20 mins of silent meditation and reflection. Open to all.

Yoga for Back Pain

Yoga for Back Pain

This therapeutic class focuses on balancing strength and flexibility in the lower back, upper back, and neck. Practice is slow and gentle and suited for all levels. 

Fall 2017

Embodying Compassion, Cultivating Resilience: A Half-Day Retreat with Leslie Booker

Embodying Compassion, Cultivating Resilience: A Half-Day Retreat with Leslie Booker

In this half-day retreat being held on Sat. Dec. 2, students will learn how to embody compassion and cultivate resilience –  not only as activists and leaders in our communities, but as human beings having relational experiences. 

Tapping Into Yoga

Tapping Into Yoga

Join us for a wonderful opportunity linking two unlikely partners - yoga and tap dance - into one contemplative workshop designed to ground and energize you.

Fall 2017 : Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Fall 2017 : Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Summer 2017

Rejuvenating Yoga

Rejuvenating Yoga

This class will be an approachable, medium energy flow yoga.

THRIVE-6 Sessions Yoga & Mindfulness Workshop

THRIVE-6 Sessions Yoga & Mindfulness Workshop

Development of a simple home practice, weekly e-mail reminders, and a 5-hour retreat support your personal journey.

Spring 2017

Spring 2017 : Leading Mindfully

Spring 2017 : Leading Mindfully

Grounded in academic research in neuroscience, psychology, rhetoric, and performance, this course will help you identify and transform personal triggers and habits of attention that influence your ability to take action. 

Art Grounds Yoga Series

Art Grounds Yoga Series

Free weekly bFree weekly beginner-friendly yoga class in April for all School of Architecture students, faculty, and staff. Tuesday 7:15-8:15PM @ Campbell 405 From April 4 - 25

Wear non-restricting, comfortable clothing (doesn't have to be gym-wear). Bring a yoga mat if you have one, and a towel to go underneath.

Winter 2017: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Winter 2017: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is the core program of the Mindfulness Center. MBSR classes include instruction in mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, and other mindfulness practices.

FREE T'ai Chi

FREE T'ai Chi

All levels and abilities welcome. This class is a drop in class free for everyone! 

 
Mindfulness Mondays

Mindfulness Mondays

 Join other like-minded participants and a multitude of contemplative instructors for 30-minutes of guided meditation, discussion, and snacks.

Free Night Owl Yoga

Free Night Owl Yoga

Yoga for all levels, Tuesdays + Wednesdays 8-9pm all semester. AFC Multi-Purpose Room 1

Fall 2016

Mysore (Individually catered yoga classes)

Mysore (Individually catered yoga classes)

Mysore (Individually catered yoga classes) 

@North Grounds Recreations Center, room MP3

M-Th 6:30AM-9:30AM, Fri 6:30-7:30AM, Sun 10AM-12PM

*Conference* (Q&A regarding practice and philosophy) 12-1PM at Shark Mountain Coffee (ILab)

Summer 2016

Free Yoga Classes for UVA Employees

Free Yoga Classes for UVA Employees

UVA's Compassionate Care Initiative’s Summer 2016 Programs

UVA's Compassionate Care Initiative’s Summer 2016 Programs

Spring 2016

Free Mindfulness Meditation at Open Grounds

Free Mindfulness Meditation at Open Grounds

Join us for free guided meditation at Open Grounds. 

Summer 2016: Leading Mindfully - Connecting for Organizational Results

Summer 2016: Leading Mindfully - Connecting for Organizational Results

Develop personal and social skills necessary to interact more mindfully and lead improved organizational results. You will leave the program with practical tools you can apply immediately to your work and life.  

Mindfulness Training for Educators: Faculty and Classroom Teachers

Mindfulness Training for Educators: Faculty and Classroom Teachers

Learn how mindfulness might benefit you in your role as an educator, and how to bring these practices into the classroom, through Jon Kabat-Zinn's 8 week mindfulness-based stress reduction program.

Contemplation at the School of Education and Human Development

Contemplation at the School of Education and Human Development

Free yoga and mindfulness meditation practice offered jointly by the School of Education and Human Development and the Contemplative Sciences Center.

Law Library Meditation Break

Law Library Meditation Break

The Law Library is hosting weekly meditation study breaks that are open to all students across Grounds.

Mindfulness Mondays

Mindfulness Mondays

Meditation and mindfulness on Grounds. 

Fall 2015

Fall 2015: Mysore Yoga

Fall 2015: Mysore Yoga

Heat up your winter with free Mysore Yoga at North Grounds Recreation Center.

Fall 2015: Introduction to Mindfulness - NCPD 121

Fall 2015: Introduction to Mindfulness - NCPD 121

This course explores the concept of mindfulness, which provides an opportunity to return oneself to the present moment and make conscious choices, rather than reacting unconsciously.

Fall 2015: Herbal Medicine for Stress and Wellbeing - NCAR 120

Fall 2015: Herbal Medicine for Stress and Wellbeing - NCAR 120

This short 4-week course begins with an explanation of what is happening in our nervous, immune, and endocrine systems when we face stress triggers

Empowering Those who Care for Others: Innate Compassion Training

Empowering Those who Care for Others: Innate Compassion Training

In this retreat, Dr. Makransky will introduce Innate Compassion Training (ICT).

Fall 2015: Coincidence Studies: How to Recognize, Use, and Explain Synchronicities - NCSS 129

Fall 2015: Coincidence Studies: How to Recognize, Use, and Explain Synchronicities - NCSS 129

Over four sessions, this course provides a practical guide for recognizing and using meaningful coincidences in everyday life

Fall 2015 Creative Arts Workshop

Fall 2015 Creative Arts Workshop

Fall 2015: Meditative, Mindful, & Happy! - NCTH 114

Fall 2015: Meditative, Mindful, & Happy! - NCTH 114

This eight-session class explores the spiritual roots of mindfulness in Buddhist and other classic meditation traditions

Fall 2015: Medicinal Herbs: Creating Your Natural Medicine Cabinet - NCAR 105

Fall 2015: Medicinal Herbs: Creating Your Natural Medicine Cabinet - NCAR 105

Come learn about and directly experience the foundational aspects of western herbalism in this six-week course. 

Fall 2015: Confident City Cycling - NCPD 130

Fall 2015: Confident City Cycling - NCPD 130

Don’t let fear or rusty skills keep you from enjoying the benefits of the urban biking movement. 

Fall 2015: The Neuroscience of Learning & Change - NCPH 110

Fall 2015: The Neuroscience of Learning & Change - NCPH 110

In this course students investigate the structure and function of the brain and the physiology of learning and development.

Fall 2015: Local Food for Thought - NCAR 113

Fall 2015: Local Food for Thought - NCAR 113

This series offers an overview of the Central Virginia local food system

Fall 2015: Mastering the Five Pillars to a Happy Life - NCPD 129

Fall 2015: Mastering the Five Pillars to a Happy Life - NCPD 129

Happiness is more about how we are, not just how we feel. 

Fall 2015 Meditation Sessions

Fall 2015 Meditation Sessions

Meditation and mindfulness on Grounds. 

Intro. to Mysore Workshop at AFC

Intro. to Mysore Workshop at AFC

Learn the fundamentals of the Ashtanga yoga practice in a slow, safe, and comprehensive manner.

Law Library Meditation Breaks

Law Library Meditation Breaks

The Law Library is hosting weekly meditation study breaks that are open to all students across Grounds.

Intro. to Mysore Workshop at McLeod Hall

Intro. to Mysore Workshop at McLeod Hall

Learn the fundamentals of the Ashtanga yoga practice in a slow, safe, and comprehensive manner. 

Fall 2015 Yoga and Meditation Class

Fall 2015 Yoga and Meditation Class

This class blends elements of vinyasa flow yoga with meditation and breathing exercises (pranayama). 

R&R Triathlon (Running, Yoga, Meditation)

R&R Triathlon (Running, Yoga, Meditation)

Join us for 4 weeks of sweat, laughs, and fun as we invigorate, strengthen and balance our bodies and minds

Classes offered by the Mindfulness Center

Classes offered by the Mindfulness Center

The U.Va. Mindfulness Center offers intensive training courses to develop mindfulness skills.

Spring 2015

U.Va. in Nepal: Nepali & Tibetan Encounters: Culture & Contemplation in Kathmandu

U.Va. in Nepal: Nepali & Tibetan Encounters: Culture & Contemplation in Kathmandu

This program invites students to participate in the unique multicultural and mountainous environment of Kathmandu, Nepal, and the wider Himalayan region.

Fall 2014

Fall Course: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MSBR) with Teresa Miller

Fall Course: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MSBR) with Teresa Miller

MBSR classes include instruction in mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, and other mindfulness practices. 

Fall Course: Mindfulness and the Brain

Fall Course: Mindfulness and the Brain

With the advent of technology that allows us to peer into the workings of the human brain, we now know that the brain is able to grow and change all through adulthood right up until we die.

Fall Course: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MSBR) with Susanna Williams

Fall Course: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MSBR) with Susanna Williams

MBSR classes include instruction in mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, and other mindfulness practices. 

Fall Course: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MSBR) with Susan Stone

Fall Course: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MSBR) with Susan Stone

MBSR classes include instruction in mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, and other mindfulness practices. 

Fall Course: Mindful Writing (Mondays)

Fall Course: Mindful Writing (Mondays)

Mindful writing uses mindfulness to access the inner voice that we all have, which leads to the authentic self. We will explore how to integrate mindfulness not only into our writing practice but also in to our own deepening relationship with the creative process in general.

Spring 2014

Free Yoga Gentle/Hatha Yoga Class on Fridays Offered by the School of Nursing's Compassionate Care Initiative

Free Yoga Gentle/Hatha Yoga Class on Fridays Offered by the School of Nursing's Compassionate Care Initiative

Free yoga classes offered by the School of Nursing's Compassionate Care Initiative. All levels of the community welcome.

Nursing School Gentle Yoga Class

Nursing School Gentle Yoga Class

Yoga classes free to faculty, staff, and students associated with the School of Nursing—Tuesdays 8:00-8:45am during the academic year in McLeod Hall, room 2009.

Free Yoga Gentle/Hatha Yoga Class on Tuesdays Offered by the School of Nursing's Compassionate Care Initiative

Free Yoga Gentle/Hatha Yoga Class on Tuesdays Offered by the School of Nursing's Compassionate Care Initiative

Free yoga classes offered by the School of Nursing's Compassionate Care Initiative. All levels of the community welcome.

Free Yoga Gentle/Hatha Yoga Class on Mondays Offered by the School of Nursing's Compassionate Care Initiative

Free Yoga Gentle/Hatha Yoga Class on Mondays Offered by the School of Nursing's Compassionate Care Initiative

Free yoga classes offered by the School of Nursing's Compassionate Care Initiative. All levels of the community welcome.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, MBSR is the core program of the Mindfulness Center. MBSR classes include instruction in meditation, mindful movement, and other mindfulness practices. These practices remind us to return to the present moment and increase the opportunity to make conscious choices rather than react unconsciously.

Mindfulness and the Brain

Mindfulness and the Brain

March 12 -April 16/2014 | Regular meditation practice has been shown to increase a sense of calmness, improve concentration, and strengthen our connection to others. Class time will be split between learning about the mechanisms within the brain that are impacted by meditation, and actually practicing meditation and mindfulness in order to experience them.

Mindfulness and the Brain

Mindfulness and the Brain

March 12 - April 16, 2014 | Regular meditation practice has been shown to increase a sense of calmness, improve concentration, and strengthen our connection to others. Class time will be split between learning about the mechanisms within the brain that are impacted by meditation, and actually practicing meditation and mindfulness in order to experience them.

Free Weekly Yoga Class for the School of Architecture

Free Weekly Yoga Class for the School of Architecture

Tuesdays from 12:15-1:15pm in Campbell Hall Room 405 (4th floor) | Free yoga class for to all students, faculty, and staff in the School of Architecture.

John Campbell, a founding member of the new U.Va. Contemplative Sciences Center, will begin teaching a free weekly yoga class on Tuesdays at 12:15pm in Campbell 405.  The inspiration behind the class is that community-experience yoga practice can be a way to connect our minds, bodies and spirits to the ethos of holistic, optimal living here at the School of Architecture.

Life Maintenance for Health Sciences Students

Life Maintenance for Health Sciences Students

"Life Maintenance" is an introduction to mindfulness practice; a "course" with a beginning, middle and end, but without a course number, assigned learning objectives or even study outlines.  Each session will include guidance in one or more formal mindfulness practices - body scan, yoga, sitting meditation and walking meditation.  Informal practices and discussions will facilitate applying mindfulness in daily life, with particular emphasis on stress management and maintaining balance in your mind and in your life.

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