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Virtual Programs from the UHS Health Promotion Office

For Students:

UR Supported
Feeling stressed? We’re here to support you. If you are struggling with feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or having difficulty balancing it all, we are here to support you. We understand that this is a very unsettled time in the world, and you may be feeling a variety of troubling emotions right now. You are not alone! Although the previous UR Supported curriculum is not able to be delivered virtually, we would like to offer you a variety of resources that could help you during this difficult time. Check UR Supported for more information.

Mindful Yoga for Athletes
Student athletes, this yoga class is for you! Taught by the Mindful University Project’s Lucinda Snyder, this class will focus on how to stay mentally and physically strong as we navigate our new way of life. It will include 15 minutes of mindfulness practice followed by a 30 minute yoga practice. Classes are held via Zoom every Saturday at 11:00am EST through  May 2nd. Registration is required for each session.

Zzzzs to As Online Sleep Challenge
The UHS Health Promotion Office offers this online program to help students calm the mind for a better night’s sleep. The 21-day challenge includes informational emails about sleep & diet, relaxation and mindfulness training as well as sleep logs and other helpful tracking tools. Registration is open and you can begin any time. To sign up, visit the registration page.

EAT Mindfully Online Program
Challenge yourself each day to implement a new strategy to help you pay attention to what you eat and how you eat it. That could mean turning off the technology while you enjoy lunch, becoming more aware of when you’re hungry (and when you’re not), or feeling motivated to choose foods that are both satisfying and nourishing . This program is customized to YOU, so that you can make the changes you need to EAT Mindfully. Read more & register…

Virtual Meditation: For Students, By Students
Join Jessica Silverstein, class of 2020 and meditation facilitator for the Mindful University Project, for three virtual 20-minute meditation sessions each week. She will hold space on Zoom for: Be Mindful Mondays at 10am, Bed-Time Meditation on Tuesdays at 10pm, and Happy Hour Meditation on Fridays at 5pm. All times are EST. Prior meditation experience is not necessary. Zoom access: https://rochester.zoom.us/j/2919260736


For Students / Staff / Faculty:

Create a Personalized Journey Toward Mindful Living – June 25, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
The Mindfulness for Us program is designed to help people of all backgrounds incorporate mindfulness into their daily life. Through a combination of meditation, journaling, and group discussion, you will connect with the goals you want to achieve while finding a better understanding of your fears which may be holding you back. The journey towards mindful living is different for everyone. This program will allow you to create a unique path towards your personal needs. Facilitated by the Mindful University Project and the University Counseling Center on June 25 from 3:00 – 4:00. To join: https://rochester.zoom.us/j/2919260736

Virtual Programs – Using Alexander Technique to help create physical ease while working at a desk/table/couch
Eastman’s Wellness program teacher Katie Fittipaldi is leading a series of workshops to help attendees use Alexander Technique principles to guide their actions at work and at study. The workshops, which are offered on Wednesdays from 11:30-12:00, are free and open to students, staff, faculty, and anyone else who is interested. Click here to register and to check for descriptions of the workshops that will be held on May 6, 13, and 20.

21 Days of Mindful Reflection
Journaling is a great way to work through all the mixed emotions that you may be feeling in these unsettled times. The Mindful University Project will be launching a new Instagram program, the 21 Days of Mindful Reflection beginning on Friday, March 27th. Each morning we’ll post a journaling prompt to help get your creativity going. Find us @URMindfulUniversityProject.

Koru Mindfulness: 4-Week Learn to Meditate Workshop
Explore a path to a happy life through the practice of mindful meditation. Participants will learn new breathing and meditation techniques every week. The next series begins on Friday, April 3rd and will meet virtually every week from 12:30 – 1:45 EST. Registration is required. Brought to you by the Mindful University Project.

Cultivating Resilience during COVID-19
Check out this resource from Koru Mindfulness. When the future is unclear and our path forward is out of our control, it can be tricky to stay calm and grounded. We have put together some resources to help us be ready to respond with thoughtfulness and wisdom to whatever comes our way during this uncertain time.


Staying Fit During the COVID-19 Time

Check out Ideas on how to stay fit without access to a gym.