One third of students today start college without having any religious affiliation or spiritual practice, yet hungry for something that grounds and connects them. Yoga provides an accessible spiritual path for students of all beliefs and perspectives. Yoga at Nazareth responds to students’ desire to explore and strengthen their spirituality by explicitly integrating spiritual themes, meditation, and self-reflection into yoga experiences.
The nationally award-winning “Yoga Revolution” on campus is characterized by a depth and breadth of programs, both curricular and co-curricular. Co-curricular programs include five free classes per week, weekly sessions for athletes, and a wide array of creative events, including: Yoga Festival, Yoga Retreat, workshops for aerial yoga and acro yoga, and an emerging yoga service program. Curricular programs are offered by Physical Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy, and Social Work departments within Academic Affairs.
Yoga classes at Nazareth bring together students, faculty and staff from various faiths, ages, cultures, genders, sexual identities and abilities and help to foster a sense of community within a diverse campus community. Yoga students are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones and develop new confidence, skills and awareness. Themes such as gratitude, peace, balance, identity, solidarity and teamwork help students to reflect on their lives, classes, career aspirations, hopes, fears and passions. In this way, the Yoga Revolution at Nazareth has positively influenced the bodies, minds and spirits of hundreds of yoga practitioners on campus.
Stretch. Strengthen. Center.
FREE for students, faculty, staff and alumni. All levels are welcome.
Bring your own mat or use one of ours.
WEEKLY CLASSES – SPRING 2016:
All are classes in the Linehan Chapel - 1st floor of GAC Sponsored by the Center for Spirituality and the Office of Intramurals.