Rise and Shine! Mindful Movement in the Morning

Begin your day with the gifts of movement, breath and balance. Join Danielle Casioppo, MS, RYT, Education Specialist/Coordinator, Registered Yoga Teacher, for an energizing 50 minute wellness session which focuses on gentle stretching, basic seated and standing yoga postures and yogic breathing practices to increase vitality and joy while balancing the body and mind.

Suitable for all ability levels. No experience required. No special equipment needed. Participants should wear clothes suitable for movement and have a stable chair to use as a seat and as a prop.

Rise and Shine is offered live Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 7:30 - 8:20 AM EST


  • Tuesdays are mostly seated, chair practice.
  • Wednesdays are mostly standing, focusing on balance, using the wall as a prop.
  • Fridays are basic floor stretches and postures using a mat (or using a chair is always an option).

All sessions offered on Zoom.

Please click day above for specific dates and how to join.

Recorded sessions are available to Yale faculty and staff through Box.


For more information, contact danielle.casioppo@yale.edu.

Thank you so much for the RAS sessions. They’ve become a vital part of being able to create new structure for my week, and they’ve been great for my body and mind, too.”