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: Tuesday & Thursdays, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
    Where: Bickman Multipurpose Room, Kneller Athletic Center
    Cost: $5.00/class
    Contact: Sharon Griffin Edson if you are interested in participating.

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. and 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
    Where: Bickman Multipurpose Room and Blue Room, Atwood Hall respectively
    Cost: Free
    If interested, please simply come. No registration or sign-up necessary. All are welcome.


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Hamidreza Ahady Dolatsara, Assistant Professor, GSOM
Jessica Bane-Robert, Director Prestigious Fellowships/Scholarships
Cherilyn Bonin, Student Success Specialist
Ashley Brewer, Office Manager, Language, Literature and Culture
Mara Brown, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Trish Cronin, Director of Athletics
Andrew Dzaugis, Science Librarian
Ethan Fisher, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Allison Fong, Lecturer, Language, Literature and Culture
Sharon Griffin Edson, Help Desk Coordinator
Robin Huntley, Assistant Director, Project, Internship and Research Funding
Jenny Isler, Assistant Director Facilities, Director of Sustainability
Elyana Kadish, Title IX/Wellness Program Manager
Megan Kersting, Director Counseling Services
Susan Leo-Johnson, Assistant Director, Human Resources
Lynn Levey, Assistant Dean of Wellness and Campus Title IX Coordinator
Shawn McGuirk, Counselor and Community Education Coordinator
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