Take a break for the pause that refreshes. Experience a variety of 30-minute meditation practices led by trained practitioners.
Whether you are an experienced meditator or brand new to the practice, come join us to explore a variety of meditation traditions.
Mondays - Fridays
(excluding Spring Break)
January 17 - May 5
12:15 - 12:45 pm
Contemplative Practice Center
(Newman Center's lower level) (map)
Class is held on the lower level accessible by stairs only;
if you need accommodations please call Kirstin at (573) 884-WELL (9355).
No enrollment necessary; noon meditation sessions and all supplies provided are sponsored by your pre-paid health fee.
This Wednesday class is perfect for students who are new to meditation. Two back-to-back, 15-minute meditation sessions gives you the option of starting with a shorter goal and leaving after the first session. As your practice grows, you can opt to continue for the second 15-minute session. Guided imagery is used with 3-5 minutes of silence during each session.
Offered on Thursdays, this class is a great way for beginners and advanced students alike to practice mindfulness. It requires very little time to develop the meditation skills necessary to practice every day. You'll listen to guided imagery and use all five senses to bring the scene to life.
For example, imagining being on a beach. The aqua blue of the ocean, the way the sun feels as it warms your face, the sound of seagulls calling overhead, the smell of sunscreen on your skin, and tasting saltwater spray on your lips.
As you strengthen this skill, you can use it in daily life, like imagining confidently standing in front of your peer giving a presentation.
On Fridays, we offer arestorative yoga class has a contemplative, restful energy and aims to enhance freedom in your body while calming your nervous system and grounding you energetically. This specific manner of practicing uses bolsters, cushions, blankets and chairs to completely support your body and allow it to deeply relax while posture are held.