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.
** Yoga classes held in the Health and Education Building are currently suspended due to concerns about the coronavirus. For the most up-to-date information, please visit coronavirus.wvu.edu.
* Rec Center classes are free for students and members. Non-members can pay or explore membership options at the front desk or at studentreccenter.wvu.edu
This class introduces the fundamental principles of alignment and breath work. Classes are for beginners who are looking for a basic flow class as well as a way of learning different yoga postures.
Ideal for anyone and everyone, BODYFLOW(TM) is the yoga-based class that will improve your mind, your body and your life. For 60 minutes an inspired soundtrack plays as you bend and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves and embrace elements of Tai Chi and Pilates. Breathing control is a part of all the exercises, and instructors will always provide options for those just getting started. You’ll strengthen your entire body and leave the class feeling calm and centered.
Buti Yoga is a high-intensity fusion of power yoga, dance elements, and plyometrics. This 60 minutes class combines cardio, strength training and flexibility in one seamless format. No prior yoga experience is necessary.
Color My Dance
Wrap up the day by participating in Color My Dance. Learn about color-eurythmy, discover your core colors, and share and learn about others' core colors. Then end the program with some improvisational dance!
This includes a 5-minute mindfulness/spiritual reading + 15-minute meditation (guided or silent meditation). Each week, we will read and practice on one important topic, such as gratitude, love, forgiveness, change, etc. This activity is open for all levels of meditators/mindfulness practitioners. No previous experience with meditation is required.
Spend your last day of the week connecting to nature and your surrounding by taking a hike with students in recovery. Meet us at Serenity Place, 628 Price Street, at 9:00 on Sundays. In the event of bad weather, the hike will be cancelled.
This class consists of a beginning breath work and then
progressing into guided mindfulness meditation, short break with discussion on
bringing meditation into our daily lives and a second seated
guided meditation from many traditions.
Pilates, also known as Contrology, is a mind/body workout focused on improving core strength and stability. This 60 minute class will enhance flexibility, endurance, and strength not only in one’s core, but entire body. Every practice concludes with 10-15 minutes of stretching to leave the body and mind refreshed.
Power yoga is a style of yoga practice that focuses on the combination of movement and breath. This 60 minute class will combine yoga pose sequences with a steady, full inhale and even, long exhale. Students can expect a class that engages core muscles, challenges balance, and increases flexibility. Power yoga is a form of moving meditation that will improve mental and physical strength for all skill levels.
This style of yoga practice is designed to rejuvenate your nervous system and release deep tension in your body and mind. Participants will use props to support postures, while gently stretching and strengthening their bodies.
These classes entail a variety of activities that include: practice of mindfulness, education on mindfulness, and provide Buddhist-inspired guidance and meditations for anyone seeking recovery.
Infuse your week with some relaxation and tension release. Poses will be held for longer than in other yoga classes, often with the support of props such as blankets, cushions, and straps, to enhance the release of stress and tension. This 60 minute class is great for anyone looking to sooth and nourish their body after a workout, a long day, or simply to access greater connection, compassion and clarity through yoga practice.
TGIF Drop-In Meditation
End your work/school-week on a mindful note with our TGIF Meditation. This weekly event is free and open to all WVU students - no experience required.