Meditation and yoga
Looking to relax and de-stress? Join a weekly meditation, yoga or Tai Chi session on campus. Sessions are available Monday through Friday at various campus locations.
Sessions may be offered from a more secular or spiritual-based perspective. This is indicated for each session below. No experience necessary. Beginners welcome!
All sessions are appropriate for beginners or students with a regular practice.
All meditation and yoga sessions are facilitated from a secular perspective unless designated spiritual. In every instance, however, we acknowledge that meditation and yoga emerged from Buddhism, Hinduism and a variety of other spiritual traditions.
Mindfulness is a practice of being aware of yourself, your body and your surroundings in the present moment.
Rooted in Buddhism as a spiritual practice, it is also used in clinical psychology to help treat patients with chronic anxiety and stress.
By learning to incorporate principles of mindfulness in your life through meditation and yoga, or in your diet through mindful eating, you can improve how you manage academic stress.
Register for a mindfulness workshop and you will learn practical skills to enhance your focus in class and deepen relaxation outside of class.
Exploring Mindfulness: half-day meditation retreat [New]
Date: Monday, November 5, 2018.
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Koeffler House (569 Spadina Ave), Room 208.
Join us for Exploring Mindfulness, a half-day meditation retreat for U of T students. In this retreat you will experience traditional silent practice, try seated and walking meditation, yoga, body-scan and mindful eating.
By the end of this retreat, you will gain mindfulness skills to manage your stress, improve your academic performance and increase your life satisfaction.
Note: A complimentary vegetarian lunch will be provided.
Hosted by Dr. Susitna Banerjee and the Multi-Faith Centre.
What to bring?
- Comfortable clothing
- Yoga mat
12:10 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Grad Room, Lower Level, 66 Harbord St.
4:10 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Buddhist Psychology Student Union, Multi-Faith Centre, Rm 208, 569 Spadina Cres - Meditation
5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Goldring Centre, Fitness Studio 3rd Fl, 100 Devonshire Pl - Meditation and Yoga
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | True Peace Sangha, in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, Multi-Faith Centre, Room 208*
8:10 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. | Hart House, Exercise Room, 7 Hart House Circle
12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. | Faculty of Information, Inforum, 5th Fl Rm 520, 140 St. George St.
1:10 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre, Rm 207, 569 Spadina Cres
1:10 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. | Athletic Centre, Dance Studio, 55 Harbord St - Meditation & Yoga
2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Robarts Library, Reflection Rm, 8th Fl, 130 St. George St
4:10 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Abbott Room @ St. Hilda’'s Residence, 44 Devonshire Place
3:10 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Hart House, Activities Room, 7 Hart House Circle
5:30 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. | Goldring Centre, Fitness Rm, 3rd Fl, 100 Devonshire Place - Meditation & Yoga
12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. | OISE, Rm 250, 5th Fl, 252 Bloor St W
12:10 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. | Rehab Sciences Building, 500 Univ. Ave, Rm 1016 - Occurs Bi-Weekly
12:10 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Faculty of Engineering, Gailbraith Building, Rm. 202/173, 35 St.George Street
12:10 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Rehab Sci/Faculty of Dentistry, 500 University, bi-weekly starting Sept 20
12:10 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre, Rm. 208, 569 Spadina Cresent - Tai Chi
1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. | University College, Leonard Common Rm., 75 St. George Street
2:10 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | New College, Wilson Hall, Rm 2008, 44 Wilcocks - 20 minute session
2:35 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. | New College, Wilson Hall, Rm 2008, 44 Wilcocks - 20 minute session
4:10 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Buddhist Psychology Student Union, Multi-Faith Centre, Rm 208, 569 Spadina Cres - Meditation and Yoga
5:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Brown Girls Yoga, Multi-Faith Centre
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Chan Meditation, Multi-Faith Centre, Rm 307 Buddhist
1:10 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. | Athletic Centre, Dance Studio, 55 Harbord St - Meditation and Yoga
U of T Continuing Studies certificate courses:
**Sessions in Italics are associated with specific spiritual traditions. They are open to everyone. The Multi-Faith Centre acknowledges the deep, centuries old meditation teachings and practices from the Hindu and Buddhist traditions that inform the practice of mindfulness meditation today.**