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Yoga & Meditation Classes

Students experience increasing stress throughout the year. Yoga and meditation have been proven to reduce stress levels, help with academic performance, and promote overall emotional and physical well-being. 

WELLWVU offers free yoga and meditation drop-in classes to meet the needs of our students well-being in an effort to create an environment where students can thrive.

WVU students meditating on campus

All classes are held in the Health & Education Building, room 101 and are free for students - just bring your WVU student ID to participate. Yoga mats, blocks, straps, and blankets will be provided.
Schedule

yoga & meditation schedule

Class Descriptions

Midday Meditation 
Take some time to relax, breath, and bring some mindfulness into your day. In this class, we'll ease into our half hour with a brief overview of our intention, utilize some breathing techniques, and explore the body through a guided meditation. Expect to build awareness, release tension, and create some more space for your day and week. Yoga mats, meditation cushions, and chairs will be available. 
Vinyasa Flow A with Maggie
This 75 minute class is an all levels class in which we move with body and breath from one pose into the next. Each week will be a different, fun flow. This class is sure to leave you feeling mentally, physically, and emotionally refreshed and ready to conquer the week.
Vinyasa Flow B with Ilana

This 60 minute class is a creative and challenging all levels yoga class. The focus is on linking breath and movement while trying fun transitions, novel poses, and flows. Modifications are always available so that this class is accessible to everyone from first-time yogi to the advanced yoga practitioner.
Yoga Fundamentals
In this 60 minute class, we will learn and build on fundamentals of yoga: breath, presence, focus, alignment, stability, and opening. We will take our time with each pose to give students a chance to fully experience and understand the proper alignment, while offering modifications for all levels. For anyone who is new to yoga or wants a solid review of the basics to deepen your practice, this class is for you.
Power Yoga
The perfect start to your morning, this 60 minute class will ground you and wake to you take on your day. We will find flow through sun salutations, build strength through standing postures, and open up on our mats using breath to lengthen and deepen in each pose. Expect to feel grounded, balanced, and energized after this dynamic practice. 

Instructors

Audrey 
WELLWVU yoga instructor - Audrey

Audrey is a student in WVU's Masters in Counseling program and a GA with WELLWVU focusing on stress management programming and leading the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT). She grew up in NYC, studied and lived in NC, AZ, France, and Washington, DC before landing in beautiful Tucker County, WV. Her yoga journey began 15 years ago and since getting her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at PoYoMo in spring 2016 she has been teaching a variety of community classes. 
Ilana
WELLWVU yoga instructor - Ilana

Ilana is a PhD student in Behavioral Neuroscience at WVU. She began her yoga practice only one year ago but quickly fell in love with the sensation of peace and connectedness that comes from the linking of movement and breath. She completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Houston and is excited to share her love of yoga and mindfulness with the WVU community. 
Maggie
WELLWVU yoga instructor - Maggie

Maggie grew up in Charleston, WV and moved to Morgantown in 2010. She attended WVU for her BA in English Literature and Religious Studies and MA in Secondary English Education. During her undergraduate years, Maggie started practicing yoga as a form of physical activity and mental relaxation. She found the tools yoga offered extremely beneficial and knew that she needed to share these tools with others. She did her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training through Moonbow Yoga and Wellness at BlissBlissBliss in Morgantown.

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