Meditation

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Session Information

All meditation sessions are drop in (no registration required), and are free to RecWell members.

  • No FitPass or pre-registration required
  • No experience needed
  • Mats and comfortable seating provided, no special clothing required

Schedule + Location

Class Length: 45 minutes 

  • Mondays, 8:00am Meditation with Sarah S, Beacon
  • Wednesdays, 8:00am Meditation with Sarah S, Beacon
  • Fridays, 1:15pm Meditation with Nadia, Beacon
Fall 2022 Wellness schedule for meditation and yoga classes at RecWell

Additional Information

  • All classes are drop-in and free to all RecWell members, no FitPass required.
  • More info about the benefits of meditation available on our blog!

Nadia

Nadia’s personal meditation practice started in 2017, soon after she received over a 100 hours of meditation teacher-training in different lineages/styles, such as: Loving kindness meditation, mindfulness meditation, Shamatha meditation, and Vipassana meditation. She uses her daily practice to bring mindfulness to her life as a student and a teacher. Nadia believes that meditation should be an accessible tool to manage stress and cultivate emotional well-being.

Practice Times: Monday + Wednesday, 7:00pm, Multipurpose Room 6

Let's get in touch! [email protected]

Sarah

Sarah is excited to be leading classes on Meditation with Intent. Sarah has been a Group Fitness Instructor at the University of Minnesota Recreation and Wellness Center since 2014, and helped develop the Yoga 101/Intro to Yoga Small Group Fitness Series in 2015. She is an Alumni of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program, and now works as a Performer, a Writer, and Teaching Artist. She especially loves to work toward helping Twin Cities youth gain access to the arts, and embark on healing generational trauma via dance therapy.

Practice Times: Mondays + Wednesday, 8:00am, Multipurpose Room 6

Mary

Mary has spent over 35 years in spandex teaching yoga, mindfulness and group exercise, as well as training instructors for a variety of exercise and wellness adventures. Her passion as a teacher are love, fun, laughter, great music and copious amounts of sweat and kind energy, and getting the uninterested interested. She has trained extensively in the industry: from varieties of yoga and meditation to dance and strength training; and from cycling to laughter yoga. Catch her reading, biking, Nordic skiing, or hanging out with her husband and enjoying her family, along with a bit of chocolate from time to time.

Practice Times: Tuesday + Fridays, 12:00pm, virtual

Maria

María Sánchez-Muñiz has always been mesmerized the mind/body connection. Her practice is primarily informed by the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program created by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Art of Living program.  She has undertaken many periods of silent long-term retreat practice. When María is not on her meditation cushion, she can be found in a library finishing her Ph.D. thesis in Mathematics, lecturing Calculus, teaching group fitness classes at Rec Well, or hammocking by the Mississippi River with her dog.

Let's get in touch! [email protected]