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Wintersession

The time between terms provides students with an opportunity to step back from the demanding pace of the semester schedule.

Many students find that spending this time with family and friends, traveling, or pursuing enriching off-campus activities is the best way to rejuvenate and return to begin the spring term anew. Other students choose to return to campus for Wintersession, during which College-led and student-initiated programming provides opportunities to explore a creative passion, to learn new ideas, to develop a new skill, or to delve into an extracurricular or career interest.

Whatever your decision, we hope that you will use this period in ways that are most beneficial to you.

 

 

Winter Session Laughter Yoga - Winthrop

Jason Jedrusiak
Tuesday 1:30-2:45pm
Winthrop House, Tonken Room
January 20, 2015
Fee:

Laughter Yoga leads us through simple movements that are yoga inspired and are about unlocking our breath and our laughter. We fake the laughter until real laughter just arises. Yes this class is silly. Whether fake or real, laughter boosts the immune system and lowers the amount of stress inducing hormones throughout the body.

 

Winter Session Laughter Yoga - Quincy

Jason Jedrusiak
Friday 1:30-2:45pm
Quincy House, Senior Common Room
January 23, 2015
Fee:

Laughter Yoga leads us through simple movements that are yoga inspired and are about unlocking our breath and our laughter. We fake the laughter until real laughter just arises. Yes this class is silly. Whether fake or real, laughter boosts the immune system and lowers the amount of stress inducing hormones throughout the body.

 

Winter Session Core Flow Yoga

Jason Jedrusiak
Wednesday 1:30-2:45pm
Quincy House, Senior Common Room
January 21, 2015
Fee:

Geared to open, release, and detox the mind and body, this class begins with Pranayama or breath work then moves through a series of core strengthening poses and a slower paced yoga flow that strengthens and tones.

 

Winter Session Yoga Balancing Poses

Lucie Kasova
Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm
Quincy House, Senior Common Room
January 21, 2015
Fee:

This workshop introduces students to the practices of non-judgmental awareness through a sequence of balancing postures and attention training. Increase coordination and balance as you develop concentration.

 

Winter Session Yoga Dance

Edwin Ortiz
Thursday 5:00-6:15pm
Malkin Athletic Club, Mezzanine
January 22, 2014
Fee: Free

Come dance your way into the new year though JourneyDance™, an energetic, guided, expressive dance ritual. You will move and shake to a wide range of music to discover your funky and divine self; use shamanic movement to clear and sweat out what no longer serves you; and open to your heart's desires for the new year. JourneyDance™ employs guided and free movement exploration to connect you with your innate state of joyous well being. No dance experience is necessary. This is a barefoot dance practice, wear loose comfortable clothes, some floor work is part of the practice.

 

Winter Session Restorative Yoga

Natasha Busse
Tuesday 8:00-9:15pm
Quincy House, Senior Common Room
January 20th, 2015
Fee: Free

We'll practice stretches, slow-flow Vinyasa and meditation. This practice helps the body restore its natural alignment, release tension, and relax the mind. Bring a blanket, pillow or any other props that will help you rest easily in a supine position.

 

Winter Session Vinyasa Flow

Lucie Kasova
Tuesday 5:00-6:30pm
Winthrop House, Tonken Room
January 20, 2015
Fee:

A mix of breath work, yoga postures (strengthening and restorative), to help rejuvenate the body and counteract postural imbalances and stress.

 

Winter Session Yoga Nidra

Natasha Busse
Thursday 8:00-9:15pm
Winthrop House, Tonken Room
January 22, 2015
Fee: Free

Yoga Nidra is a form of guided relaxation that soothes the mind in a restful yogic "sleep". We'll start with gentle stretches to open the body, and finish with a passive guided meditation. Bring blankets, pillows, or any other props that will help you rest easily in a supine position.

 

Winter Session Yogalates

Jason Jedrusiak
Thursday 1:30-2:45pm
Winthrop House, Tonken Room
January 22, 2015
Fee: Free

A mix of yoga and pilates, Yogalates gets right to the core! Students will work on alignment of the spine as well as focus on strengthening the lower back and improving overall balance.

 

 

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- Female, Harvard Staff, First Time Participant