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-----Registration----- Any degree of participation requires registration, which includes a payment. Once you have registered, you are enrolled in the course(s), unless otherwise notified (i.e. class cancellation, full enrollment, etc.). We are unable to issue any refunds unless the course is cancelled by the Center or you withdraw before the course starts. A $15 fee will be charged to those who withdraw before the class begins. Current Harvard students, faculty, and staff are not required to complete any health clearance forms. However, any spouses, dependents, alumni, or retirees taking a movement/exercise class, must sign a participant agreement available from the Center for Wellness or in the Forms section of this web site. -----Payment----- Payments may be made by Visa, MasterCard, personal check, term bill or payroll deduction. Neither cash nor other credit cards are accepted. Discounts only apply to certain classes; please call our office if you are uncertain about a discount or a prorated fee. Prices for HUGHP Members (some employees) are listed in each description. For classes that are over $100, payments may be made in two separate installments if requested. Receipts can be provided if requested. -----Equipment / Class Spaces----- Yoga Mats are available for classes at 114 Mt. Auburn Street, and University Lutheran Church. At other locations including 42 Brattle Street, the quality and availability of mats is not guaranteed, and a personal mat is recommended. The lighting, temperature, and atmosphere of the spaces are similar to a conference room or a multi-purpose space. There are 1-2 bathrooms nearby, but no locker room space for changing, storage, or showering. Coats and belongings can be left on the perimeter of the room, or as directed by the instructor. All of the spaces used for yoga, pilates, or exercise classes have hard floors, but there are no high-impact poses or exercises in any of the classes. Most classes do not use any music, except maybe some background sounds for a final relaxing shavasana. Please bring your own water. Please return mats and other equipment to storage areas as neatly as possible.

 

4869 Walk Series, August: Mt. Auburn Cemetery

Heidi Wickersham
Wednesday, 4:30pm
Meet at John Harvard Statue at University Hall
August 16
Fee: Free (registration required)

Interested in exploring some local places by foot? Join us for some causal walking tours. Please register for each walk separately. Join us for a stroll down to the historic Mt. Auburn Cemetery just down the road at the end of Brattle Street. We will meet by the stairs near the John Harvard Statue at University Hall to walk to Mt. Auburn Cemetery together (30 minutes) and then walk around the grounds (2 mi - approx. 45 minutes).

 

4910 Morning Group Meditation (Fall)

Jeanne Mahon
Tuesdays from 8:20AM-8:45AM
114 Mt. Auburn St., 7th Floor Conference Room (Rm 755)
September 12 - December 19
Fee: Free (drop-ins welcome)

Please join us at 8:20AM, Meditation will begin at 8:25am. Come once; come weekly to this informal gathering of meditation. Everyone is welcome – no prior meditation experience is necessary! We will practice a 20 minute meditation. Practice will be eclectic and will include loving kindness meditation, breath meditation, body scan and more! Please arrive promptly at 8:25. To help us communicate if class must be cancelled or relocated, please register through website to provide name and email address.

 

4911 Lunchtime Group Meditation - Drop In (Fall)

Amanda Ayers
Thursdays from 12:30-1:00pm
75 Mt. Auburn Street, 6th Floor, Bock Room, Smith Campus Center
September 7 - December 21 (no class 11/23)
Fee: Free (drop-ins welcome)

Come once; come weekly to this informal gathering of meditation. Everyone is welcome – no prior meditation experience is necessary! We will practice a 20 minute meditation. Practice will be eclectic and will include loving kindness meditation, breath meditation, body scan and more! Please arrive promptly at 12:30. Meditation will start at 12:35pm.

 

4912 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Introduction

Suzanne Westbrook, MD
Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm
75 Mt. Auburn Street, 6th Floor, Monks Room, Smith Campus Center
September 13
Fee: FREE (registration required)

Attend this complimentary session to meet Dr. Westbrook and to learn more about the program before registering for the class (see below, #4915). The final 30 minutes of the Introduction will be reserved for questions. The Mind Body Stress Reduction (MBSR) program is an 8-week intensive training in mindfulness meditation. Based on ancient healing practices, this program offers you a way to better manage stress and to restore balance to your life. Please note: extra time may be needed to enter the Smith Campus Center during construction.

 

4915 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class

Suzanne Westbrook, MD
Wednesdays 5:30-8:00pm
75 Mt. Auburn Street, 6th Floor, Monks Room, Smith Campus Center
September 20 - November 8 ***Saturday class March 4, 9am-4pm
Fee: $450, $300/HUGHP Member, $150/HUSHP Student

This enriching learning program requires a significant time commitment that includes attendance at all classes and 45 minutes of daily practice to include yoga, meditation and specific learning exercises. Please note: extra time may be needed to enter the Smith Campus Center during construction.

 

4917 ***CLOSED/FULL. New reg. to WAITLIST*****Mini Succulent Planters

Charles Roy, Four Seasons Greenery
Wednesday, 12:15 -1:15pm
114 Mount Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Central Meeting Hall (406)
September 20
Fee: Supplies Fee: $15

Create your own mini succulent plant display. Succulents are incredibly easy to take care of, so even if you don’t have the greenest thumb, you can still keep them thriving. Succulents come in many different colors or textures, so your plant has the potential to be utterly unique. All supplies provided.

 

4918 Knitting Basics

Leon Welch
Mondays 5:15pm-6:15pm
75 Mt. Auburn Street, 6th Floor, Resource Rm #620, Smith Campus Center
October 2 - October 30 (no class 10/9)
Fee: $20 ($10 HUGHP Members)

Join experienced knitter, Leon Welch, and others for instruction, advice and company. Whether you are a life-long knitter or brand new to knitting, Leon will coach you along the way. Join us for this relaxing yet productive session. Bring your own supplies. Space is limited! Please note: extra time may be needed to enter the Smith Campus Center during construction.

 

4922 ***CLOSED/FULL. New reg. to WAITLIST**** Somatic Yoga

Nadine Kraman
Wednesday 12:00 - 1:30pm
114 Mount Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Central Meeting Hall (406)
October 18
Fee: Free (registration required)

Somatic Yoga is a gentle exploration of yoga postures using the principles of Hanna Somatic Movement. Relaxing the major muscle groups such as the neck, shoulders, abdomen, hips, and back, helps to restore joint flexibility. Our attention will be on internal sensations and mindful experiencing. By moving slowly with the least possible effort, we will gain the most benefit. Our goal is to lay the foundation for a pain free life. The class will end with integration through progressive relaxation.

 

4925 Knitting Circle

Leon Welch
Mondays, 5:15pm - 6:15pm
75 Mt. Auburn Street, 6th Floor, Resource Rm #620, Smith Campus Center
November 6 - November 27
Fee: FREE: Open to Knitting Basics graduates only. (registration required)

Continue the camaraderie and fun in this knitting circle with Leon Welch and other graduates of Knitting Basics. Bring your own supplies and projects. This is not a teaching class. Please note: extra time may be needed to enter the Smith Campus Center during construction.

 

486000 Morning Group Meditation (Summer)

Jeanne Mahon
Tuesdays from 8:20AM-8:45AM
114 Mt. Auburn St., 7th Floor Conference Room (Rm 755)
June 6 - August 29
Fee: Free (drop-ins welcome)

Please join us at 8:20AM, Meditation will begin at 8:25am. Come once; come weekly to this informal gathering of meditation. Everyone is welcome – no prior meditation experience is necessary! We will practice a 20 minute meditation. Practice will be eclectic and will include loving kindness meditation, breath meditation, body scan and more! Please arrive promptly at 8:25. To help us communicate if class must be cancelled or relocated, please register through website to provide name and email address.

 

486100 Lunchtime Group Meditation - Drop In (Summer)

Amanda Ayers
Thursdays from 12:30-1:00pm
75 Mt. Auburn Street, 6th Floor, Resource Room, Smith Campus Center
June 1 - August 31
Fee: Free (drop-ins welcome)

Come once; come weekly to this informal gathering of meditation. Everyone is welcome – no prior meditation experience is necessary! We will practice a 20 minute meditation. Practice will be eclectic and will include loving kindness meditation, breath meditation, body scan and more! Please arrive promptly at 12:30. Meditation will start at 12:35pm.

 

486800 Yoga and Poetry Class for All Levels

Melissa Lago
Wednesdays from 5:30pm - 6:30pm
University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop St., Alumni/ae Room
July 26 - August 2
Fee: Free (registration required)

Yoga and poetry have a grounding power that gives you the opportunity to connect to a deeper part of yourself and to a greater sense of meaning and inner peace. Each class in this two-part series will begin with yoga and be followed by reading and discussing a poem. The yoga practice will be soothing and help you to cultivate strength, flexibility and balance. After calming your mind and preparing for inquiry through yoga, we will read a poem and together glean its wisdom for the ways it may enrich our lives, provide us with new insight, and help us to understand the human experience. These classes are designed to leave you feeling inspired and rejuvenated.

 

 

I came out of my massage relaxed and ready to hit my computer keyboard again!
- Female, Harvard Staff, Participant for 1 - 2 years