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Instruction for Clemons Contemplative Room 220

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Spring 2018

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.

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.

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. This state of mind helps create a consistent and favorable foundation for the body, regardless of the type of movement being approached.

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

|Wednesdays|This class will teach the basics of Tai Chi, a martial art characterized by soft and slow flowing movements.

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. You will then identify the technique that is most helpful for you. 

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

Sessions will include instruction on guided practice and daily life integration as well as small group discussions.  

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

Sessions will include instruction on guided practice and daily life integration as well as small group discussions.  

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. 

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. 

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