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Summer 2018

4-Week Intro to Ashtanga Yoga

4-Week Intro to Ashtanga Yoga

This course is designed for beginners—those with no yoga experience at all or those who have some yoga experience. Participants will be guided in a small, intimate setting, allowing for individual attention.

Spring 2018

Leading Mindfully

Leading Mindfully

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

Fall 2017

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)

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. 

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.

Spring 2016

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.

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

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: 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: 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: 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. 

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. 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Healthcare Providers

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Healthcare Providers

The course can offer benefits in multiple areas, including: reduced stress and increased well-being; improved balance between work and personal life; and better communication with patients and others.

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

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.

MBSR for Healthcare Providers

MBSR for Healthcare Providers

April 8 - May 27, 2014 | 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. This mindfulness program includes these elements and has been adapted specifically for healthcare professionals. The course can offer benefits in multiple areas, including: reduced stress and increased well-being; improved balance between work and personal life; and better communication with patients and others. In addition, familiarity with the practice of mindfulness allows healthcare professionals to determine suitability of mindfulness programs for patients.

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.

J-Term 2014

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