Free Daily Online Group Sessions

  • Monday 3:00pm-3:15pm
  • Tuesday 9:30am - 9:45am
  • Tuesday 9:00pm-9:30pm
  • Wednesday 12:30pm-1:00pm
  • Thursday 12:00pm-12:15pm
  • Friday 4:30pm-5:00pm
  • Session descriptions, registration links and additional ways to support your meditation practice can be found below.

Program Coordinator

  • (301) 314-1493
  • Health Promotion & Wellness Services

    (301) 314-8128

Meditation can be a useful antidote to stress and is often recommended as a supplemental resource for a number of health and wellness concerns. 

This practice invites us to slow down, breathe, and cultivate a greater awareness of the ways in which our body and mind can work together.

During meditation the body shifts into a state of restful awareness in which we relax the fight or flight stress response, improve sleep, relieve feelings of anxiety and depression, decrease blood pressure, and improve the attention span, among other potential benefits. 

When practiced regularly meditation can awaken creativity, healing, and transformation.

Group Meditation

Meditation practices at the University Health Center will explore a variety of meditative tools and techniques, all designed to cultivate self-compassion, mindful awareness, and the ease that can arise as you meditate. Meditation is a dynamic, diverse, and deeply personal practice, so we invite you to explore the various styles of meditation being offered through the University Health Center to see which styles resonate with you! 

We are currently holding our group meditation program online and in-person.

Spring 2022 Online Group Meditations

To join us on Zoom please use the registration links below. These are free, drop-in classes, and you may attend as frequently as you like.

Please Note: There will be no meditation sessions held during spring break.

Schedule and Zoom Information

Mondays: Message Card Meditation

Mondays, 3:00pm-3:15pm

This session is open to students, staff, and faculty and will begin Monday, January 24 and conclude on Monday, May 9. There will be no sessions during spring break. 

Message Card Meditation:  In this meditation practice, you will receive an intention to focus on through a card with a special word or message on it. This meditation is great for folks who like some structure and/or guidance in their meditation routine!

Note: Registering for Monday will give you one access link for all Monday sessions for the duration of the semester.

Monday Zoom Registration

Tuesday Breathwork

Tuesdays, 9:30am - 9:45am

Tuesday Breathwork: Breathwork is based on a yoga practice known as pranayama. Each week we’ll explore new breathing techniques designed to bring us to the present moment with a sense of self-awareness and calm. Through the use of specific techniques we’ll work to connect the mind, body, and soul. Benefits of pranayama, or breathwork, can include calming the mind and reducing stress, improving focus, and increasing energy, among others. 

Note: Registering for this Tuesday session will give you one access link for all Tuesday Breathwork sessions for the duration of the semester. 

 

Zoom Registration Link

Tuesday: Settle Into Sleep Student Meditation

Tuesdays, 9:00pm-9:30pm

This session is for students and will begin Tuesday, January 25 and conclude on Tuesday, May 10. There will be no sessions during spring break. 

Settle Into Sleep: This meditation and sleep story practice will help you wind down for the evening and set you up for a restful night's sleep.

Note: Registering for Tuesday will give you one access link for all Tuesday sessions for the duration of the semester.

Tuesday Zoom Registration

Wednesday: Community Meditation

Wednesdays, 12:30pm-1:00pm

This session is open to students, staff, and faculty and will begin Wednesday, January 26 and conclude on Wednesday, May 11. There will be no sessions during spring break

Community Meditation: This mid-week guided meditation is an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to join together as a community, pause, and focus on the present moment. Sessions may include breathing practices, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, and more.

Note: Registering for Wednesday will give you one access link for all Wednesday sessions for the duration of the semester.

Wednesday Zoom Registration

Thursday Breathwork

Thursdays, 12:00pm-12:15pm

This session is open to students, staff, and faculty and will begin Thursday, January 27 and conclude on Thursday, May 12. There will be no sessions during spring break.

Thursday BreathworkBreathwork is based on a yoga practice known as pranayama. Each week we’ll explore new breathing techniques designed to bring us to the present moment with a sense of self-awareness and calm. Through the use of specific techniques we’ll work to connect the mind, body, and soul. Benefits of pranayama, or breathwork, can include calming the mind and reducing stress, improving focus, and increasing energy, among others.

Note: Registering for Thursday will give you one access link for all Thursday sessions for the duration of the semester. 

 

Thursday Zoom Registration

Friday: Wind Down for the Weekend

Fridays, 4:30pm-5:00pm

This session is open to students, staff and faculty and will begin Friday, January 28 and conclude on Friday, May 13. There will be no sessions during spring break.

Wind Down for the Weekend: Let us continue to join together to find ways to care for and nourish ourselves. Join together with fellow students, staff, and faculty on Friday afternoons to wind down from the work week and transition to the weekend. 

Note: Registering for Friday will give you one access link for all Friday sessions for the duration of the semester.

 

Friday Zoom Registration

Spring 2022 In-Person Meditation Sessions

The same group meditations you know and love, now in-person at the Health Center! 

To join us during our once-a-month in-person sessions, please enter the Health Center through the front door on Campus Drive. A staff member will assist you with a COVID screening prior to entry. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, you will be asked to take a rapid test before entering the building.

After your quick screening you will make your way to the ground floor and we will greet you for your in-person meditation. All participants and instructors must be masked. 

The following sessions are free, drop-in classes, and you may attend as frequently as you like. During each session we’ll explore breathwork and a new style of meditation. 

  • Thursday, February 24 from 10am-10:30am
  • Thursday, March 31 from 10am-10:30am
  • Thursday, April 21 from 10am-10:30am

Meditations By Request

The Meditation unit offers professional staff meditation sessions by request. To schedule a session for your class, office, or group please complete this interest form. At least two weeks' notice is required. 

For an interview or consultations related to meditation please email Sarah Wilson at wilson72@umd.edu.

Pre-recorded Meditation