Health and Wellness

Free yoga for stress relief on Tuesdays and Fridays

Employees and students are welcome to participate in the gentle alignment yoga classes offered at the Truax campus. All are welcome — this class is open to all ages, shapes, sizes, genders, colors and abilities. Participants do not need to be flexible or have yoga clothes; just come as you are. Participants don’t have to commit to coming to the class every week; they can just come when it works into their schedule.

Class Details:

  • Tuesdays from 4:45-5:45 p.m. in the Health Building, Room 131
  • Fridays from 12:15-12:45 p.m. in Room B2213 at Truax (Please bring your own mat)
  • Cost: $0
  • Registration: No registration required. We have space for 25 people, so please arrive early to guarantee your spot. 
  • Required liability release: All new participants must sign a liability waiver at their first class. Please arrive early for your first class.
  • Clothing: please wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to breathe and move (no tight waists).

What is alignment yoga? 

Alignment yoga focuses on mindfulness, joint stability, safe range of motion and gentle movements designed for optimal regulation of the nervous system. This is not a “flow” class or the bootcamp style of yoga that has been popularized in the West. Our intention is for participants to leave this class feeling calm, strong and rejuvenated. Learn more about alignment yoga

In every class, we will practice the hallmarks of alignment yoga: 

  1. Three fundamentals (grounding, relaxing the mouth, full exhale)
  2. Pre-yoga (to develop strength and stability)
  3. Action and resistance (to protect the joints)
  4. Win-win alignment (for safe and optimal movement)
  5. The Recipe (sequence for optimal regulation of the nervous system)

Would you like to create a yoga group at a different time or location?

If you'd like to organize a yoga group, contact Lisa Lanting to get a login for free web-based video yoga classes on Gaia. You just need an open space with a TV and internet connection.

Published August 27, 2018. Updated February 6, 2019.