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OISE Wellness

WEEKLY OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRACTICE

Join us for weekly drop-in sessions to help you reconnect with your body, mind, and emotions. Learn techniques, including mindfulness and yoga, for increasing our capacity to be reflective, strengthen our resilience, and improve our relationships with others.

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mindful moments

Offered every Thursday, 12:10 - 12:50 pm from Sept. 10, 2020 - April 8, 2021 (excluding holidays and March Break) Please note: Time changed to 4:10 - 4:50 pm on Oct 15; Oct 29; Dec 3; Jan 21; Feb 11; Mar 25; April 1

Facilitator: Rose Mina Munjee, MBA, RP, MBSR, MBCT, MSC, AMM-MIND, MPS 
 
Get Meeting Details (You will be required to sign in using your UTORid).

These mindful moments sessions are open to all staff, students, and faculty. It is 45 minutes with 5-10 minutes at the beginning and end of the session for informal sharing and questions, allowing students some flexibility in arriving and departing. The session includes a short introduction, 20-30 minutes of practice (breath meditation, body scan, mindful walking or movement, compassion and loving kindness, and gratitude practices), sharing, Q&A, and discussion about stress management, benefits of mindfulness meditation, and latest research findings about mindfulness in mental health, including physiology and neuroscience.

 
Offered every Monday, 8:00 - 8:30 am from September 14, 2020 - April 5, 2021 
(excluding holidays and March Break)
 
Facilitator: Jennifer Baradi
 
Get Meeting Details (You will be required to sign in using your UTORid).
 

This 30-minute meditation/yoga session is open to all members of the OISE community. Participants may discover rejuvenation as well as ease as they start their day and week with practices of gentle yoga, mindfulness and meditation, meaningful discussion and sharing. As participants may have classes or meetings scheduled, they may arrive or depart quietly and respectfully during the session.

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Recorded Sessions available:
September 14, 2020  
September 21, 2020  
September 28, 2020  

 


Restorative Reset

FOR STAFF & FACULTY ONLY
 
Offered every Monday, 12:00 - 12:30 pm from September 14, 2020 - April 5, 2021 (excluding holidays and March Break) 
 
Facilitator: Jennifer Baradi
 
Get Meeting Details (You will be required to sign in using your UTORid).
 
This 30-minute meditation session is open to all staff and faculty. During this time together, participants may find restoration through movement as well as calm with opportunities for gentle yoga, mindfulness and meditation, discussion, and sharing. As participants may have classes or meetings scheduled, they may arrive or depart quietly and respectfully during the session.
 
Recorded Sessions available:
September 14, 2020  
September 21, 2020  
September 28, 2020  

Monday Mantra

Faciliator: Ellen Jamieson

Offered every Mondays | 4:15 - 4:45pm | Get Meeting Details (You will be required to sign in using your UTORid).

How did your Monday go? Looking for a bit of mindful motivation for the rest of the week? This weekly drop-in session is a space to reconnect with your body, mind, and soul and to learn and practice mindfulness to support and empower your week ahead. All are welcome!
(*Note: no session on Sept. 28th) 

This session is sponsored by ORSS


Coming Home to Ourselves: Mindfulness for Navigating Change

Facilitator: Shalyn Isaacs

Offered every Tuesdays | 12:30-1:00pm | Get Meeting Details (You will be required to sign in using your UTORid).

Change is an inevitable part of our daily experiences. This meditation will help us cultivate a sense of mindfulness, present-moment awareness, and compassion to help us feel grounded within our bodies and prepared to engage with the dynamics of change without becoming overwhelmed. This mindfulness meditation series focuses on creating a sense of inner security as we navigate change in our daily lives and learn to create a space within ourselves where different emotional experiences can be held with compassion and curiosity. No matter what changes are happening in our lives, we can use mindfulness meditation to create a safe home within our bodies that we can feel securely grounded in. The mindfulness skills students will learn can help them experience greater inner freedom, emotional regulation, stability, and choice.

This session is sponsored by ORSS


Good Morning Flow & Grow

Facilitator: Ellen Jamieson

Offered every Wednesdays | 8:15-8:45am | Get Meeting Details (You will be required to sign in using your UTORid).

Rise, shine, and get ready for class! These mindfulness drop-in sessions will be a mixed bag of practices and activities to get you grounded and ready for your day. Mindful meditations, gentle yoga or stretching, creative connections, and more. Expect a unique experience each week!
 

This session is sponsored by ORSS


Stop, Stretch, & Soul 

Faciliator: Ellen Jamieson

Wednesdays | 12:15-12:45pm | Get Meeting Details (You will be required to sign in using your UTORid).

Take a moment to nourish your body, mind, and soul with some gentle yoga in between Zooms. These sessions will stretch and strengthen your spine and soothe your stress so you can get back to studying! No yoga experience required, and sessions will accommodate for small spaces. Everyone is welcome!
 

This session is sponsored by ORSS


Mindfulness for Cultivating Compassion 

Facilitator: Shalyn Isaacs

Thursdays | 4:00-4:30pm | Get Meeting Details (You will be required to sign in using your UTORid).

This mindfulness meditation series is focused on using mindfulness to cultivate a sense of compassion for ourselves and others. Through living in a society that values production and external achievement at the expense of emotional and physical well-being, it can feel counterintuitive to experience compassion for ourselves, other people, and sentient beings. We will be using this mindfulness meditation practice to explore what compassion looks and feels like in our bodies, and ways we can feel and practice compassion for ourselves, our communities, nature, and all sentient beings in order to take small but important steps towards creating a more compassionate society. 
 

This session is sponsored by ORSS

 


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