Event

Wellbeing Wednesdays: Yoga and Mindfulness

  • Wed 4 May - Wed 20 Jul 22

    12:10

  • Colchester Campus

    1N1.4.1

  • Event type

    Other
    Wellbeing Wednesdays

  • Event organiser

    Student Support

  • Contact details

    Stuart Henty

Students and staff are invited to join these weekly wellbeing sessions, offering Yoga and Mindfulness.


These 40-minute sessions are available to attend face-to-face on campus (Room 1N1.4.1) and online via Zoom. There will be two sessions each Wednesday.

Sessions will be recorded and posted on the Wellbeing Directory on Moodle for staff and students unable to attend to catch-up at a suitable time.


Attend via Zoom
Date Times Session
4 May

12.10pm

1.10pm

Yoga
11 May

12.10pm

1.10pm

Mindfulness
18 May

12.10pm

1.10pm

Yoga
1 June

12.10pm

1.10pm

Yoga
8 June

12.10pm

1.10pm

Mindfulness
15 June

12.10pm

1.10pm

Yoga
6 July

12.10pm

1.10pm

Yoga
13 July

12.10pm

1.10pm

Mindfulness
20 July

12.10pm

1.10pm

Yoga

Yoga

The session will begin with breathing techniques to allow the mind to settle and the muscles to relax and lengthen. The focus of this class will be to gain strength and flexibility primarily for posture. Targeting the neck, shoulders, hip flexors, hamstrings and working the posterior oblique sling.

Options will be given for beginners and more advanced practitioners. Lauren is a movement artist, an ex GB Judo Athlete, Teacher and Yogi. She has taught yoga (Vinyasa, Mandala, Rocket, Hot Yoga and Yin) to all levels and ages across North Essex. Lauren’s attitude to yoga is to guide and educate, sharing the tools to give her students ownership of their bodies and mind through their practice.

For this class we recommend you use a mat, and some will be available if attending on campus. Please ensure you wear comfortable clothing and conduct this in an open space suitable to conduct stretches.

Mindfulness

These sessions are suitable for beginners and advanced users. In between these sessions you will be provided with additional daily/weekly meditation resources to use outside of the sessions.

The sessions provided by Daniel Rutter from Step into your Greatness are actionable and practical aimed at staff and students looking to achieve the following positive outcomes including:

  • Understanding how to manage stress and boost resilience with the aid of mindfulness/meditation
  • Making meditation a daily habit to prioritise your health and happiness
  • Better manage stress and anxiety by focusing on each task moment to moment
  • Learning how to master concentration with the aid of meditation
  • Developing the fundamentals of mindfulness and meditation with guided meditations
  • Unlocking a further sense of calm, joy and fulfilment
  • Discovering how you can increase their performance with mindfulness accessing 'flow'