Mindful Movement for Self-care

Do you feel stressed much of the time or like you can’t quite catch your breath? If so, you’re not alone. But did you know that there are simple yet highly effective ways to help the body and mind alleviate the effects of daily stress? Join Danielle Casioppo, Education Specialist/Coordinator and certified hatha yoga teacher with Being Well at Yale, for a holistic wellness session consisting of gentle chair-based and standing stretches, relaxing breathing techniques, and mindful self-compassion principles. Experience how to tap into your body’s natural ability to reduce feelings of tension and stress throughout the day and in the moments when you might need it most.

Five focus areas:

  • Somatic awareness and mindful movement
  • Gentle breathing practices to regulate the nervous system
  • Acknowledging emotions and practicing self-compassion
  • Tapping into gratitude as a source of strength
  • Reach out for support when you need it

Participants should wear clothing suitable for movement, office casual is fine. Beginners welcome! No equipment needed besides a stable chair.

Sessions can be 30 or 45 minutes.

For sessions offered in-person to groups of 10 - 20, each participant will receive a self-care bag with various wellness supplies.

Virtual sessions also availble (no participant limit).

What participants are saying:

This series gave us easy-to-learn tools that we could use in our offices to relieve stress, which was especially beneficial in our department given the stress of a recent move. It also brought together people from throughout our department with some of our new neighbors, so it helped give us a sense of community in our new space, too. - Martin Kurth, Associate University Librarian for Technical Services.

Read the article about Danielle’s morning yoga class, Rise and Shine! Mindful Movement in the Morning by clicking here. For RAS dates, check the calendar by clicking here

To schedule this program for your department, please contact beingwell@yale.edu or call 436-8270. 

Photo credit: Heather B. Smith