Wellness with Wellesley
Make time for yourself during January to keep calm and strong in the year ahead. We are excited to offer 12 free virtual fitness classes just for alums.
After the incredible alum participation in Walktober, the walking challenge sponsored by Wellesley Friends of Athletics and Physical Education Recreation and Athletics (PERA) in the fall of 2020, we could see how much our community valued being on the move together. Staying connected with a focus on staying well is our inspiration to start off 2021.
Throughout this month the Alumnae Association is offering a variety of complimentary classes led by instructors from Wellesley’s Department of Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics.
About the Classes
• Each class is 45 minutes followed by optional 15-minute breakout sessions where you can connect with other alums.
• Classes are appropriate for all fitness levels.
• Advance registration is required.
• You must register for each class separately.
• Admission to the class will be on a first come, first served basis.
• Due to capacity constraints, please honor your commitment to attend any class you register for.
• As part of registration, you will be asked to agree to the terms of the Wellness with Wellesley waiver.
• Class links will be provided in advance of each session in the confirmation you receive upon registration.
• In order to participate in post-class breakout sessions, please ensure you are running Zoom Desktop client or mobile app:
version 5.3.0 or higher. If using ChromeOS: version 5.0.0 (4241.1207) or higher.
• We welcome participation from all alumnae. If you have accessibility questions, please contact email@example.com.
Meditation and Mindful Movement - Sundays at 8 pm EST convert to your timezone
As you gently explore stillness and motion, breath and alignment, relaxation and resilience, you will become more aware of nurturing experiences that lead to enhanced self-awareness and lower levels of stress and anxiety. The course will be informed by millennia of human experience passed on from generation to generation through the forms of Buddhist meditation, Qigong, and Taichi.
No equipment necessary. Instructor: John Bailes
|Sunday, January 10, 8 pm EST||Register here|
|Sunday, January 17, 8 pm EST||REgister Here|
|Sunday, January 24, 8 pm EST||Register Here|
Slow Flow Yoga - Mondays at 7 pm EST convert to your timezone
Move with mindfulness into poses that will open you up physically and mentally as you develop balanced strength and flexibility. Through movement connected to your breath, you will experience a respite from stress, quieting your mind and sinking into the present moment with gratitude and appreciation. No previous experience is required.
Recommended equipment: A yoga mat, 2 yoga blocks if possible. You may also want a cushion or pillow and a blanket. A chair may also be helpful for balance support. Instructor: Beth Gifford
|Monday, January 11, 7 pm EST||Register here|
|Monday, January 18, 7 pm EST||REgister Here|
|Monday, January 25, 7 pm EST||Register Here|
Full Body Fitness - Wednesdays at 12 pm EST convert to your timezone
In this class, you will experience a series of strength and core focused moves, all of which can be modified to suit your level of fitness. Exercises are focused on making your upper and lower body stronger, more stable, and more flexible.
Recommended equipment: A yoga mat and a towel. Instructor: Jan Taylor
|Wednesday, January 13, 12 pm EST||Register here|
|Wednesday, January 20, 12 pm EST||REgister Here|
|Wednesday, January 27, 12 pm EST||Register Here|
All Levels Yoga - Fridays at 7 am EST convert to your timezone
Recenter the mind and body. This yoga class uses guided asana movement with mindful breathing to leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Recommended equipment: A yoga mat, yoga blocks or a small stool or chair. A yoga strap (or cloth belt, towel, scarf, or rolled up t-shirt). You may also want a cushion or pillow and a blanket. Instructor: Sarah Schultz
|Friday, January 15, 7 am EST||Register here|
|Friday, January 22, 7 am EST||REgister Here|
|Friday, January 29, 7 am EST||Register Here|
A Message from Connie Bauman, PERA Emerita Professor of the Practice
The Wellesley Fund supports all areas of student programming, including student wellness. Join fellow alumnae, family, and friends in making your gift today.
Find helpful resources to continue your wellness journey.
Please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org