Human Resources

CUFit: Mind & Body

Fall Activities

Faculty/Staff Yoga

    In this 60 minute Slow Flow Yoga practice, we will work on connecting the mind, body and breath through a series of yoga poses. We will begin with a short seated meditation and then find movement as a way to connect to our senses and bring us calmness and focus. No two classes will be exactly alike. No experience is necessary and all levels are welcome. Find a new sense of stillness, strength and ease and leave the stress behind.

    When: Tuesdays, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., starting September 4, 2018
    Where: Bickman Multipurpose Room, Kneller Athletic Center
    Cost: $5.00/class
    Contact: Sharon Griffin Edson if you are interested in participating.

Staff Zumba

    Get swept in by fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body using an aerobic/fitness approach. This Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements, creating a dynamic, exciting, exhilarating, and effective fitness system. This class is for everyone regardless of your Zumba experience. Whether you're a Zumba expert, have never tried Zumba, are convinced you have two left feet, or fall somewhere in the middle, this class is for you! You'll get a great workout get just as good a workout if your hands and feet simply won't cooperate and you just enjoy moving around. Come join the fun! It's always a great group of folks, an excellent workout, and guaranteed laughs.

    When: Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., starting September 10, 2018
    Where: Bickman Multipurpose Room, Kneller Athletic Center
    Cost: $5 per class
    Contact: Joanne Miller (Monday) and/or Tina Mukda (Thursday)if you are interested in participating.
    Please indicate if you plan to participate weekly or if you are just interested in dropping in once in a while. You do not need to commit to every week, but we do need a core group of regular participants in order for the class to run.

Zen Meditation

    A growing body of research is showing a robust association between the practice of meditation and better mental and physical wellbeing. Beyond those practical effects, the ancient practice of Zen meditation provides a tried-and-true gateway to a direct and intimate experience of what it truly means to be alive and awake in a world of both bone-deep suffering and incredible beauty. If you've ever been interested, please do come to this brief introduction to Zen meditation and taste for yourself what it might have to offer you in your life.

    This session will be led by Professor James Cordova, Chair of the Clark University Psychology Department and one of the guiding teachers in Boundless Way Zen.

    Loose, comfortable attire recommended. Yoga mats are available, but feel free to bring whatever you will be comfortable, sitting, kneeling or laying on. Sessions will include guided introduction to meditation, sitting practice, walking meditation, a brief dharma talk and opportunity for dialogue about practice.

    When: Wednesdays, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., starting September 5, 2018
    Where: Bickman Multipurpose Room, Kneller Athletic Center
    Cost: Free
    If interested, please simply come. No registration or sign-up necessary. All are welcome.

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Health and Wellness Advisory Group Members

Cherilyn Bonin, Student Success Specialist
Ashley Brewer, Office Assistant, Language, Literature and Culture
Mara Brown, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Trish Cronin, Director of Athletics
Andrew Dzaugis, Science Librarian
Sharon Griffin Edson, Help Desk Coordinator
Megan Kersting, Director Counseling Services
Susan Leo-Johnson, Assistant Director, Human Resources
Lynn Levey, Assistant Dean of Wellness and Campus Title IX Coordinator
Arundhati Nag, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
John Ristaino, Assoc. Dir. Clark Fund
Gregory White, Head Athletic Trainer