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Contemplation at Curry

A collaboration between the Curry School and the Contemplative Sciences Center at U.Va.

Please join us for these regular events!
Sessions are free for all students, staff and faculty.

Mindfulness @ Curry

Wednesdays, 2:00-2:30pm
Bavaro Hall 306
Take a mid-week brain break on Wednesdays throughout the semester. A collaboration between the Curry School & the U.Va. Contemplative Sciences Center, Mindfulness @ Curry is open to all members of the university community. No previous experience with mindfulness is required.

Yoga @ Curry

Thursdays, 2:00-2:45pm
Bavaro Hall 306
Take a break to quiet your mind, relieve muscle tension, and enjoy a good time throughout the semester. A collaboration between the Curry School & the U.Va. Contemplative Sciences Center, Mindfulness @ Curry is open to all members of the university community. No previous experience with yoga is required. Mats and cushions are provided, thanks to Diane Whaley and the Lifetime Physical Activity program (or bring your own).

Bios:

Lynne Crotts
Lynne Crotts (Educ '15) is a doctoral student and instructor in the Curry School of Education. She holds certification in the Mindfulness Curriculum through Mindful Schools and has been trained in MindUP, a research-based program for educators and children in mindfulness. She's been practicing mindfulness for years and teaching for 2 years at U.Va. She's taught students from age 3 to adults. She has also taught mental health care agents in Haiti.

Tish Jennings
Tish Jennings Is a Associate Professor in CISE and a former preschool and elementary teacher.  She is an internationally recognized leader in the field of contemplative teaching and learning. She co-developed the CARE for Teachers professional development program that combines mindfulness and emotion skills training to reduce teacher stress and promote resilience. She has been practicing mindfulness for over 40 years.

Marian Matthews
Marian Matthews is a Hatha based yoga instructor employed by the Contemplative Sciences Center to bring yoga and mindfulness into the local schools. Marian’s teaching focuses on breath work, mind/body awareness, practicing postures, relaxation, and meditation. Her approach is informal, beginner and advanced are welcome and the only requirement is an open heart, open mind, and a mat. Even if you think you can't do yoga, come anyway.

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