2018-2019 Schedule

Looking to relax and de-stress? Join a weekly meditation, yoga or Tai Chi session on campus. Sessions are available Monday through Friday at various campus locations.

Sessions may be offered from a more secular or spiritual-based perspective. This is indicated for each session below. No experience necessary. Beginners welcome! 

You can also join Mindful Moments at U of T's Facebook Group

Please note: All sessions are appropriate for beginners or students with a regular practice. 

All meditation and yoga sessions are facilitated from a secular perspective unless designated spiritual. In every instance, however, we acknowledge that meditation and yoga emerged from Buddhism, Hinduism and a variety of other spiritual traditions. 

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Contents

About mindfulness Mindfulness helps you manage academic stress
Mindful Moments Spring & Summer 2019 Schedule
Instructors Meet the diverse team of meditation and yoga instructors
Training Mindfulness meditation certificate

About mindfulness

Mindfulness is a practice of being aware of yourself, your body and your surroundings in the present moment.

Rooted in Buddhism as a spiritual practice, it is also used in clinical psychology to help treat patients with chronic anxiety and stress. 

By learning to incorporate principles of mindfulness in your life through meditation and yoga, or in your diet through mindful eating, you can improve how you manage academic stress.

Register for a mindfulness workshop and you will learn practical skills to enhance your focus in class and deepen relaxation outside of class.

Spring & Summer 2019 Schedule

Mondays

12:10 – 1:00 p.m. | Grad Room, Lower Level, 66 Harbord Street – Mindful Moments Meditation with Owen Ware, PhD

5:30 – 6:25 p.m. | Goldring Centre, Fitness Studio, 3rd Floor, 100 Devonshire Place – Mindful Yoga & Meditation with Jill Cressy

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre, Room 208, 569 Spadina Crescent – True Peace Toronto: Mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh; open to students and faculty of all backgrounds, traditions and experience levels

Tuesdays

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre, Room 208, 569 Spadina Crescent – Tai Chi with John Vervaeke, PhD *Runs from May 7 to June 25.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre, Room 208, 569 Spadina Crescent – Meditation with John Vervaeke, PhD *Runs from May 7 to June 25. Participants must join by May 14.

1:10 – 1:55 p.m. | Athletic Centre, Dance Studio, 55 Harbord Street – Mindful Yoga & Meditation with Melissa Campagnolo *Runs until June 28.

 

Wednesdays

5:30 – 6:25 p.m. | Goldring Centre, Fitness Room, 3rd Floor, 100 Devonshire Place – Mindful Yoga & Meditation with Lauren Brown

 

Fridays

1:10 – 1:55 p.m. | Athletic Centre, Dance Studio, 55 Harbord Street – Mindful Yoga & Meditation with Melissa Campagnolo *Runs until June 28.

Instructors

The Mindful Moments program has a diverse team of instructors. Each instructor's class is shaped by their unique academic and personal experience with mindfulness. We encourage you to take a couple of minutes out of your busy day to read about each of our Mindful Moments instructors and to drop in to their classes.