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Are you feeling stressed out? Have you wanted to try Yoga but have been intimidated in the past? You are not alone!

Students today face ever-increasing levels of stress that are causing burnout, fatigue, anxiety, and other mental and physical imbalances that can get in the way of enjoying life. Many of us have heard that Yoga can help but are often hesitant to practice because we fear we are not flexible enough, athletic enough, or “Zen” enough.

Our Restorative Yoga workshops may be just what your mind and body need! Join us for an accessible and approachable Restorative Yoga workshop that will help ease tension and melt your worries away, plus teach you skills to practice on your own for ongoing self-care. During the workshop, we use props like blocks, bolsters, and blankets to help you relax into several Restorative Yoga postures that are held for several minutes at a time. We use mindful breathing and meditation techniques that are sure to leave you calmer and more grounded than when you walked in the door.

If you’re looking for a workout or more intense yoga, this is not that type of workshop. If you want to ease into relaxation quietly and learn new mindfulness, medtiation and breathing techniques, you’ve found the right place!

Workshops are free, open to all levels of experience and all props are provided. Please come in comfortable clothing and dress in layers as the space tends to be cool.

  • Restorative Yoga Workshops have finished for the academic year. Please check back in Autumn Quarter 2024 for more offerings!

For additional yoga offerings on campus, please check out classes in Ratner Athletic Center and those hosted by Spiritual Life in Bond Chapel and Rockefeller as well as on Zoom. 

Email Carolyn Banner, cbanner@uchicago.edu, with any questions. 

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