Progress through Winter quarter with improved mental and physical well-being by signing up for any of these yoga and meditation series with The Whole U and UW Recreation. Each series offers a unique path to wellness. To learn more about each and register click the title!
Yoga Series at the UW Tower
Starting December 3 • Tuesdays 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. • UW Tower • $40
Ground your day with a warm and welcoming yoga practice which leaves you feeling fresh and inspired. The instructor of this 10 week series uses clear resonant voice and lovely imagery to guide you through meditation and evenly paced yoga postures. Classes begin with a centering warm-up, move into Vinyasa flow (breath with movement), and complete with a final relaxation. Beginners through advanced practitioners are welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat (and optional props eg. blanket, blocks, bolster).
Starting January 8 • Tuesdays 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. • HUB • $50
This 10-week spring vinyasa yoga series is a dynamic heat building practice that synchronizes movement with breath. This class utilizes progressive and creative sequencing to build towards a peak pose that enlivens your body, mind, and heart. Cultivate physical strength, cardiovascular health, mindful awareness, and a greater sense of overall well-being. Some experience with yoga recommended. Please bring your own mat.
Starting January 15 • Wednesdays 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. • South Lake Union • $35
This 7 week class is taught by Li Zhang (Lily). Li is a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher and is excited for the opportunity to share the spirit of yoga with the UW SLU Community. Her classes infuse thoughtful sequencing, movements coordinated with breath, and various posture options to support all-levels. Li also invites in meditative mental awareness so practitioners can observe body sensations, thoughts, and feelings with a sense of openness and ease.
Beginners through advanced practitioners are welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel (and optional props eg. blanket, blocks, bolster).
Starting January 31 • Fridays 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. • Health Sciences Building • $40
This 8-week Winter flow yoga is a medium pace practice that weaves together synchronized movement and breath with longer posture holds. This class emphasizes basic alignment principles and creative sequencing to foster greater mental clarity and awareness. Cultivate physical strength, reduce stress, increase brain functionality, and improve spinal health. No prior experience with yoga required. Please bring your own matt. The class will run from 1/31 through 3/27 with no class on 3/13.
Winter Deep Relaxation Series
This 25 minute progressive relaxation will support your body to release built up tension, let go of mental stagnation, and rejuvenate wholeheartedly so you can reengage with the rest of your day. Lay down, unplug, and simply be. No prior experience with yoga or meditation required. Bring a yoga mat, towel and any added layers as you will be laying down the whole time.
Autumn Meditation Series
A practice that strengthens mental attentiveness and facilitates the ability to step back, take inventory of the present moment, and make more skillful and empowered decisions for the sake of a more centered, peaceful, and enriched life. This class utilizes brief spinal warm ups and various meditation focal points that provide a strong foundation for greater awareness. Increase mental clarity, improve productivity, reduce stress, and gain a more expanded conscious perspective. No prior experience with meditation required.
Ongoing FREE Yoga and Meditation Classes
UW Tower Basement Gym
Need a stretch, and working at the UW Tower? Come join us! We meet every Thursday for FREE yoga classes! Beginner to intermediate flow yoga integrated with breath. Bring your mat and comfortable attire.
Tower Basement Gym – Alexis Wall or Bomani Siwatu 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Harborview Medical Center
Yoga – Join The Whole U and UW SOM Wellness Committee every Monday and Thursday for FREE yoga classes at Harborview! All levels are welcome, bring your mat and water bottle to join in on these fun, relaxing yoga sessions.
Mondays — Liz Blanton or Rose Cano
12:15 p.m. — 12:45 p.m. • Epstein Opportunity Center, East Room (On corner of 8th and Fir)
Thursdays — Joe Merrill
6:30 a.m. — 7:30 a.m. • 5 CT-Room 80
Meditation – The Harborview Resilience and Well-being Committee and The Whole U are pleased to offer weekly guided meditation sessions to build your capacity to return to an inner calm, even when encountering situations that cause stress.
Wednesdays — 6 East Hospital, Room 43 (6EH-43)
12:00 p.m. —12:30 p.m. • 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursdays — 6 East Hospital, Room 43 (6EH-43)
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. • 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sign up for one of the series or drop in to any of the ongoing free opportunities to invest in yourself in 2020 and explore mindfulness.