January 19, 2019 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Written by Chantal Quagliara, Communications Intern

 Taking care of your physical, mental, and spiritual health is a great way to maintain good overall health and ensure a successful semester. King’s is committed to supporting all students in reaching their highest potential, and that includes providing a multitude of wellness resources available to them on campus, one of which is weekly yoga classes.

For the past two years, yoga classes at King’s have been run by instructor Jaime Burnham, who has a strong background working in schools and delivering programming to youth. Yoga is open to everyone, including students, staff, and faculty, and is free of charge. Classes are held every Wednesday in the Reflection Room (KC219) in the Student Life Centre (SLC), from noon to 1 p.m., from now until March 27, 2019.

To get involved, all you have to do is show up! There is no registration necessary, but it is recommended to arrive early, as space is limited to approximately 15 participants. While many choose to bring their own mats, there are a few mats available.

Yoga classes are just one of many initiatives that contribute to King’s commitment to wellness on campus. The reflection room, where the yoga classes are held, is a multipurpose space that can also be used for meditation, reflection, and quiet discussion. The lower level of the SLC also has a fitness room, which provides a clean and welcoming space where students, staff, and faculty can enjoy a great workout with a variety of cardio and weight machines. The Cardinal Carter Library also has a number of resources including books, ‘Muse’ meditation devices, and Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) lamps that are available on loan.

To find out more information on yoga classes, and the additional resources and supports that are available within King’s and our broader community, visit the Wellness page on the King’s website at https://www.kings.uwo.ca/current-students/student-affairs/mental-health-and-wellness-at-king-s/. In addition to services at King’s, there are also a number of online resources that can be accessed that compliment the in-person supports on campus.