CALS Wellness Committee suggestions: Yoga, meditation and tai chi opportunities

Have you wondered about ways to bring stress-reduction, relaxation or more focused attention into your workday? Yoga, meditation and tai chi are activities that might help. There are several opportunities on the UW campus for students, faculty and staff to participate in group yoga, meditation or tai chi classes this spring. It might be just what you need to stretch your body and your mind, and bring a little bit of peace and tranquility to your day.

Free drop-in meditation classes are led by UW psychologist Dr. Bob McGrath on the following schedule:

  • Tuesdays, 12-12:45pm – 21 N. Park Street Room #1108
  • Wednesdays, 12-12:45pm – Union South – Check Today in the Union (TITU) for the room location
  • Thursdays, 12-12:45pm – Union South – Check Today in the Union (TITU) for the room location

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UW Recreational Sports offers several classes in various styles of yoga at campus recreational facilities. Cost varies depending on membership to Rec Sports.

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Tai chi
Instructor Robert Yu from the School of Human Ecology (SoHE) is currently leading two beginner-level tai chi classes this semester (January 27 to April 20, 2016) at the following times:

  • Wednesdays, 12:15pm-1pm
  • Wednesdays, 4:15pm-5pm

The suggested donation is $50 for the 12 week series (~$4 per session.) It’s not too late to register! For more information: