Free yoga classes for faculty and staff throughout September

By on September 1, 2015

wellness_yoga2In recognition of National Yoga Month, UF-UF Health Wellness will offer free yoga classes for faculty and staff at various locations and times throughout September. The classes are open to all levels of experience. Participants should bring a mat and wear clothes that are comfortable for movement.

Remember to always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional before starting any new exercise program or making a lifestyle change. This is particularly important if you have any existing medical or health conditions.

Wednesday, September 9
4-5 p.m., Advocacy Center, Levin College of Law*

Monday, September 14
12-1 p.m., Conference Room 122, Frazier Rogers Hall

Friday, September 18
12-1 p.m., Room 2161, Clinical & Translational Research Building

Monday, September 21
12-1 p.m., Florida Gym

Thursday, September 24
4-5 p.m., Room 118, Building C, College of the Arts*

Monday, September 28               
11:45 a.m.-12:35p.m., Room 100, Smathers Library
Offered in conjunction with UF Day of Mindfulness

*Please note: If these classes fall during your normal working hours, please plan to use flex time accordingly.

What the research tells us…
Research shows that yoga is a relatively safe, health-promoting practice with the particular benefits of reducing inflammation in the body, reducing lower back pain, and enhancing body awareness. For an overview of some of the key studies and current research on yoga, check out Julia Belluz’s article that summarizes more than 50 scientific studies about yoga.

Looking for even more opportunities to practice yoga on campus? UF Health Integrative Medicine offers a range of workshops and programs, some at low- or no-cost to faculty and staff.  RecSports also offers several Small Group Training sessions.

Have questions? Please email hrs-wellness or call (352) 392-4626.

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