Meditation

Daily Online Group Sessions

  • Session descriptions and registration links for each session can be found below.
  • Monday 9:30am - 10:15am
  • Tuesday 2:00pm - 2:15pm
  • Wednesday 12:30pm - 1:00pm
  • Thursday 9:30am - 10:15am
  • Friday 4:00 - 5:00pm

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.

Daily Online Group Meditation

Mondays: Message Card Meditation

Mondays: 9:30 am - 10:15am

This free session is open to students and will begin Monday, September 14th.


 

Message Card Meditation

Participants will be invited to intuitively select an oracle card (also called “affirmation cards” or “medicine cards”), revealing a theme or message that will serve as your personal point of reflection for the practice. You will be guided through individual meditation anchored in the medicine of your card, and then everyone will be offered the opportunity to share reflections with the group if desired, and we will join in gentle breathwork together to close out the practice.

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

Monday zoom registration

Tuesdays: Movement and Mindfulness Meditation

Tuesdays: 2:00pm - 2:15pm

This free session is open to students, staff, and faculty and will begin Tuesday, September 15th.


 

Movement and Mindfulness Meditation

In this short, guided practice, participants will have the chance to slow down and focus on the present moment while exploring a form of movement that feels right for them. 

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

Tuesday zoom registration

Wednesdays: Community Meditation

Wednesdays: 12:30pm - 1:00pm

This free session is open to students, staff, and faculty and will begin Wednesday, September 9th.


 

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. 

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

Wednesday zoom registration

Thursdays: Circle Meditation

Thuesdays: 9:30am-10:15am.

This free session is open to students and will begin Thursday, September 10th.


 

Circle Meditation

For the first part of practice, participants will practice meditation through gentle breathwork or another mindfulness exercise, and then be guided through a meditative practice to nourish the mind, body, and spirit. The second part of practice will be spent in community, where we will hold supportive space for each other, called “circle”, to share what came to us through our meditation experience - or to simply be together.

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

Thursday zoom registration

Fridays: Wind Down for the Weekend

Fridays: 4:00pm-5:00pm.

This free session is open to staff and faculty and will begin Friday, September 11th.


 

Wind Down for the Weekend

As we continue to navigate both remote and on-campus work, we must continue to find ways to care for and nourish ourselves. Join together with fellow staff and faculty on Friday afternoons to wind down from the work week and transition to the weekend. Sessions will explore breathing practices and various meditation styles, along with time for guided reflection. 

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

Friday zoom registration

Podcasts

So Hum Breathing

Connecting in Mind Body & Spirit

Calmness