University Hospitals to offer four-week yoga, meditation courses at discounted price

The Connor Integrative Medicine Network at University Hospitals once again will hold four-week yoga and meditation classes, offered at a discounted price for Case Western Reserve University employees, students and volunteers.

In Meditation 101, participants will experience meditation and learn practical tools that will help manage stress effectively and tap into natural healing abilities. The class is held every Wednesday, Feb. 6–27, from noon to 1 p.m.

The Meditation 102 series aims to help participants develop a more consistent meditation practice and experience the cumulative benefits on their emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical health. This month’s session will focus on metta—or loving kindness. Two classes will be held: Mondays, Feb. 4–25, from noon to 1 p.m., or Wednesdays, Feb. 6–27, from 5 to 6 p.m.

Both meditation courses will be held in the first-floor conference room B of Bolwell Building except for the Meditation 102 class on Feb. 6, which will meet in conference room A.

In addition, hatha yoga courses are available. The gentle hatha yoga class, held Thursdays, Feb. 7-28, from 5 to 6 p.m., combines breath awareness and guided relaxation practices along with some standing, seated (on the floor) and reclining poses. This class, held in Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Community Room, is appropriate for beginners, individuals with low back pain or other health conditions, and more experienced students who want a slower paced, less strenuous class.

The regular hatha yoga course, held Tuesdays Feb. 5-26 in the Lerner Tower Room 2060 from 6 to 7 p.m., blends a variety of levels of yoga poses with an exploration of the body, mind, and spirit connection through breathing and meditative practices.

Each four-week series is $40 for Case Western Reserve or University Hospitals employees; community members are welcome for $60 each series. Call 216.767.8435 to register.