News & Upcoming Events

Lunch and Learn - Thursday, October 19


Resiliency;  what is it, why is it important and how do we cultivate it for ourselves? Resiliency is the ability to cope with and respond to the difficulties and stressors we encounter in our daily lives. Think of it as the life boat that allows us to navigate the waves, both big and small, that come our way.  Come learn tools to promote resiliency in your own life, the lives of students, and support healthy ways to navigate life stressors.  Registration is open until Monday, October 16.

Julie Hutchinson, Mental Health Care Coordinator at Hamre Center for Health and Wellness will present at the WHAM Lunch and Learn on Thursday, October 19 from noon-12:50 pm in the Library Harmon Room. Lunch for those who have pre-registered will be available beginning at 11:45 am.

Wellness 5K Run Walk

Mark your calendar for Macalester’s 15th Annual 5K.  The event is at 9 am on Saturday, October 7.  The event is open to everyone in the Macalester community and their families.  Early registration has closed but staff, faculty and community members can register onsite the day of the event.  Onsite registration begins at 8:15 am.  All pre-registered participants receive a t-shirt and are entered into a raffle of gift cards to local merchants and Macalester gear.  No need to be a world-class runner, this event is all for community well-being and fun.

Fall Classes - Sign Up Online

The 6-week series of classes have a registration fee of $20 for students and $25 for faculty and staff. If a class meets more than weekly, the registration fee may be higher and is noted by the class description.  Classes that do not have the required minimum of 10 participants (14 for mindfulness) will be cancelled.  You will be notified and refunded if we cancel the class.  Please note:  Refunds are only available up to the first day of class, with no exceptions.  Registration begins August 28, 2017.

Boot Camp - Tuesday/Thursday, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, September 19 - October 26, 2017, Fieldhouse
A fun, high energy class with ever changing routines aimed at incorporating cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, and core strength.  This is an advanced class that involves low impact jumping, running, and interval training.  Because this class meets twice per week, the fee is $40 for faculty/staff.  Instructor:  Jamie Ochsenwald

Circuit Training - Monday/Wednesday, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, September 18 - October 25, 2017, Fitness Center
Resistance training that provides a total body strength workout and elevates the heart rate.  Because this class meets twice per week, the fee is $40 for faculty and staff.
Instructor:  Jamie Ochsenwald

Mindfulness - Thursdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, September 21 - October 26, 2017, LC Classroom
Come and learn how mindfulness can help us weather the storms of our lives with more calm, acceptance and compassion.  This class is open to everyone, whether you are new to mindfulness or you would like to revitalize or deepen your meditation practice. Participants will learn ways to integrate mindfulness into their daily lives, including silent and guided meditations, compassion practices, and breath awareness.
Instructors:  Jane Rauenhorst and Jean Haley

Soma Yoga Therapy - Wednesdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, September 20 - October 25, 2017, Studio 1
Explore pain free range of motion, functional movement, and freedom as you grow your asanas from the inside out. This class grows inner awareness, along with growing competency of a stable pelvis and a functional spine.  SomaYoga Therapy blends:

  • somatics (neuromuscular reeducation between the awakening frontal cortex and muscles for greater mobility), 
  • therapeutic yoga (range of motion & functional movement), 
  • with classic Hatha Yoga Poses for strengthening and stabilizing freedom and joy.

Soma is the Greek word for body, mind and spirit unified. All somas welcome.
Instructor:  Elizabeth Eilers Sullivan

Yoga - Mondays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, September 18 - October 23, 2017, Studio 1
Join us for a reflective, energizing flow set to music linking breath to movement.  This class is beginner-friendly with sequences building to moderately advanced postures. The mid-day pause in your day will leave you energized and centered.  Mats, blocks and straps will be available for use.
Instructor:  Devavani Chatterjea

Yoga - Thursdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, September 21 - October 26, 2017, Studio 1
Learn yoga basics in this beginner-friendly hatha yoga class.  Explore alignment principles of specific poses (asanas) and experience more flowing movement sequences (vinyasa).  Increase strength, flexibility, and body awareness, and leave feeling more calm and refreshed.
Instructor: Ariel Linnerson

Yoga Sculpt - Tuesdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, September 19 - October 24, 2017, Studio 1
Yoga meets Strength Training in this low impact, energizing class!  Expect a full body workout set to upbeat music, light hand weights incorporated to intensify your practice and short cardio bursts to increase calorie burn.  You’ll flow, squat, lunge and curl your way to a stronger and leaner body.  While knowledge of basic yoga postures is helpful, this is an all levels class and options will be given to challenge everyone from the beginner to advanced student.  Bring a yoga mat, towel, water and get ready to Sculpt.
Instructor:  Tanya Kula

Zumba - Fridays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, September 22 - October 27, 2017, Studio 1
This class mixes low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party.  Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.
Instructor:  Ariel Linnerson

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