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Saturday, July 15, 11 a.m. – 12:30 pm
This 90-minute workshop will review the main forms of meditation practiced in the United States, discuss some of the scientific research supporting the practice, review the philosophical implications of the transformation of consciousness that it brings about, and provide instruction in three useful meditation techniques. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and be available to stay for the entire workshop.
Physical benefits of meditation include muscle relaxation, lowered blood pressure, and increased circulation. Mental benefits include calmness, enhanced awareness, and greater mental focus. Research at the University of Wisconsin suggests that meditation "rewires" the brain to throw off stress and produce happiness.
The instructor, Patrick Breslin, a full-time faculty member at Santa Fe College, has been practicing and teaching meditation for over 40 years. Pre-registration is not required.
June 27, 28; July 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26; August 1, 2
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:45 – 4:45 pm
Vinyasa yoga translates to “Breath synchronized movement”. Be prepared to get in tune with your breath and follow it through standing, flowing, seated and balancing postures. Please bring your own mat and check in all personal items at the security desk. A water station will be provided. UF Students register in advance at www.recsports.ufl.edu/classes/. This class is also open to the public, no registration required. Late arrivals will not be allowed to participate. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Instruction provided by UF Department of Recreational Sportsopen rehearsals. Seating will be provided.
Sunday, July 30, 2 – 4 pm
Storytelling is a powerful tool for developing self-efficacy, building relationships, and gaining perspective. Participate in a free, 2-hour in-depth story development workshop led by Self Narrate, a community organization empowering people by helping them craft and share their personal stories. Outcomes include the development of a specific story and skills in story creation and sharing. Participants will receive a template to use moving forward. To reserve a spot, email email@example.com with self narrate as the subject line. For more details on our partner, visit www.selfnarrate.com.