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Updated 10/17/14

Workshops & Events

Thriller - Nightmare on State Street

Join Adam from Group X and learn the dance from Thriller - the infamous Michael Jackson video!  There will also be free food and a variety of other activities taking place before the showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Friday, October 24, Purdue Memorial Union, South Ballroom, Free

YogaFit Instructor Training (Level 1)

Saturday and Sunday, November 8-9, 8am-6pm

Register Here: https://webportal.orderwave.com/yogafit/default?a=viewTrainingDetail&i=3709

YogaFit Instructor Training gives instructors the tools to create inspiring vinyasa yoga classes that are founded on flow yet grounded in the safety of exercise science. The learning includes physical execution, transitions, and modifications to traditional yoga poses with an emphasis on effectiveness and safety. Dynamic vinyasa sequencing, flowing class formats, and transformative language for communicating the mind/body connection have made this the most popular vinyasa yoga style in the world today. While most attendees have experience as either yoga students, teachers, therapists, or as fitness professionals, there are no prerequisites, only the desire to learn and commitment to attend. Level 1 includes an innovative and experiential learning environment guided by a talented and experienced YogaFit Master Trainer, a YogaFit Level 1 DVD and Active Volume 3 CD (first-time participants only), and a comprehensive training manual.

Cost: $399 (Early Bird), $429 (Regular), $459 (Late)

Wellness Workshops

Wednesdays, 7-8pm, Wellness Conference Room

Please dress in loose, comfortable clothing; socks or bare feet are acceptable.  All required equipment will be provided.  No registration required.

October 22: YOGA FOR A HEALTHY BACK

Build a healthy relationship with your spine! In this class, we will move through a series of postures designed to help you find and feel proper alignment in your low back, sacrum, hips, upper back, neck and shoulders. We will practice yoga breathing and meditation techniques intended to help you recognize and release tension. You will leave feeling refreshed and equipped with the tools to help you stand up to poor posture. Please dress in loose, comfortable clothing — socks or bare feet are acceptable. Yoga mats and other equipment will be provided.

November 5: MYOFASCIAL RELEASE

By using your own body weight and a cylindrical foam roller, you will perform a self-massage or myofascial release, break up trigger points, and soothe tight muscle fascia while increasing blood flow and circulation to the soft tissues. Please dress in loose, comfortable clothing – socks or bare feet are acceptable. Mats, Foam Rollers and other equipment will be provided.

November 19: RESTORATIVE YOGA

Taking time out each day to relax and renew is essential to living well. Restorative Yoga is a gentle, nurturing, therapeutic style of yoga using props for comfort, stability and balance to ease into various yoga poses. The poses, held comfortably for a prolonged period of time, help you unwind, relax and renew the mind and body.

December 10: A TASTE OF RELAXATION

Escape your daily routine, restore your mind and revitalize your body.  Sample various stress reduction techniques including meditation, progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery. Learn to control breathing and calm the mind through a gentle practice of yoga and deep stretching. Adequate floor space and proper attire is required.