2018-2019 Schedule

Looking to relax and de-stress? Join a weekly meditation, yoga or Tai Chi session on campus. Sessions are available Monday through Friday at various campus locations.

Sessions may be offered from a more secular or spiritual-based perspective. This is indicated for each session below. No experience necessary. Beginners welcome! 

You can also join Mindful Moments at U of T's Facebook Group

For students who have attended Mindful Moments this year, please consider providing feedback on your experience.

Please note: All sessions are appropriate for beginners or students with a regular practice. 

All meditation and yoga sessions are facilitated from a secular perspective unless designated spiritual. In every instance, however, we acknowledge that meditation and yoga emerged from Buddhism, Hinduism and a variety of other spiritual traditions. 

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Contents

Event: March 9 Mindfulness for Academic Success
About mindfulness Mindfulness helps you manage academic stress
Mindful Moments Winter 2019 Schedule
ucw88 da ga Instructors Meet the diverse team of meditation and yoga instructors
Training Mindfulness meditation certificate

Event: Mindfulness for Academic Success

Saturday, March 9

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (10:30 a.m. sign in)

Koffler House, 569 Spadina Avenue, Room 208

Join us for a half-day mindfulness retreat on campus! Practice yoga, mindful meditation and learn mindful exercises to help you stay calm, resilient and focused.

Activities will include yoga, mindful eating and a variety of mindfulness-based meditations. Free vegetarian lunch included.

Register on Eventbrite.

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About mindfulness

Mindfulness is a practice of being aware of yourself, your body and your surroundings in the present moment.

Rooted in Buddhism as a spiritual practice, it is also used in clinical psychology to help treat patients with chronic anxiety and stress. 

By learning to incorporate principles of mindfulness in your life through meditation and yoga, or in your diet through mindful eating, you can improve how you manage academic stress.

Register for a mindfulness workshop and you will learn practical skills to enhance your focus in class and deepen relaxation outside of class.

Winter 2019 Schedule (January 7 - March 29)

Note: There are no classes during Reading Week unless otherwise specified, please contact the site or facilitator to confirm. However, Hart House, Athletic Centre, Goldring Centre and Grad Room have extended schedules and run classes during Reading Week. Please visit their websites for details.

 

Mondays

12:10 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Grad Room, Lower Level, 66 Harbord Street - Mindful Moments Meditation with Liam O'Leary

4:10 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre, Buddhist Psychology Student Union, Room 208, 569 Spadina Crescent - Mindful Moments Meditation with Thomas Shakir

5:30 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. | Goldring Centre, Fitness Studio, 3rd Floor, 100 Devonshire Place - Mindful Moments Yoga with Jill Cressy

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre, Room 208, 569 Spadina Crescent - True Peace Sangha in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Tuesdays

8:10 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. | Hart House, Exercise Room, 7 Hart House Circle - Mindful Moments Meditation with Lauren Brown

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre, Room 208, 569 Spadina Crescent - Tai Chi with John Vervaeke Ph.D (Note: This session runs from January 15 - March 26.)

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre, Room 208, 569 Spadina Crescent - Meditation with John Vervaeke Ph.D (Note: This session runs from January 15 - March 26. Participants must join by the second class.)

12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. | Faculty of Information, Inforum, Room 520, 5th Floor, 140 St. George Street - Mindful Moments Meditation with Kathleen Scheaffer

1:10 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. | Athletic Centre, Dance Studio, 55 Harbord Street - Mindful Moments Yoga with Melissa Campagnolo

1:10 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre, Room 207, 569 Spadina Crescent - Mindful Moments Meditation with Brenda Toner

2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Robarts Library, Reflection Room, 8th Floor, 130 St. George Street - Mindful Moments Meditation with Kathleen Scheaffer

4:10 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | St. Hilda's Residence, Abbott Room, 44 Devonshire Place - Mindful Moments Meditation with Airrow Toner

 

Wednesdays

3:10 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Hart House, Exercise Room, 7 Hart House Circle - Mindful Moments Meditation with Marie Masse

5:30 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. | Goldring Centre, Fitness Room, 3rd Floor, 100 Devonshire Place - Mindful Moments Yoga with Lauren Brown

 

Thursdays

12:10 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Gailbraith Building, Room 202/173, Faculty of Engineering, 35 St. George Street - Mindful Moments Meditation with Tina Brooks

12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. | OISE, Room 250, 5th Floor, 252 Bloor Street West - Mindful Moments Meditation with Rose Mina Munjee (Note: No class on March 14.) 

12:10 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. Rehab Sciences Building, Room 1016, 500 University Avenue - Mindful Moments Meditation with Laurie Coleman, MSW, RSW, Health & Wellness (Note: This session runs bi-weekly on the following dates: Jan 10 & 24; Feb 14 & 28; Mar 14 & 28.) 

12:35 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Gailbraith Building, Room 202/173, Faculty of Engineering, 35 St. George Street - Mindful Moments Meditation with Tina Brooks

1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. | University College, Leonard Common Room, 75 St. George Street - Mindful Moments Meditation

2:10 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | New College, Room 2008, Wilson Hall, 44 Wilcocks (20 minute session) - Mindful Moments Meditation with Zach Johnson

2:35 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. | New College, Room 2008, Wilson Hall, 44 Wilcocks (20 minute session?) - Mindful Moments Meditation with Zach Johnson

3:10 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre, Buddhist Psychology Student Union, Room 208, 569 Spadina Crescent - Meditation & Yoga with Lucy Panko

5:10 p.m. to  6:00 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina Crescent - Brown Girls Yoga

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Multi-Faith CentreRoom 307, 569 Spadina Crescent - Chan Meditation

 

Fridays

1:10 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. | Athletic Centre, Dance Studio, 55 Harbord Street - Mindful Moments Yoga with Melissa Campagnolo

Instructors

The Mindful Moments program has a diverse team of instructors. Each instructor's class is shaped by their unique academic and personal experience with mindfulness. We encourage you to take a couple of minutes out of your busy day to read about each of our Mindful Moments instructors and to drop in to their classes.