Employee Wellness Classes
Sep 5, 2018 – June 21, 2019
All Wellness classes are free to Wellesley College employees and their partners.
|Tuesdays||12:30-1:30pm||Yoga||Susie Masters||KSC 202|
|Wednesdays||12:30-1:15pm||Pilates Fusion||Jan Taylor||KSC 201|
|Thursdays||12:30-1:15pm||Tai Chi||John Bailes||GRH 440|
|Thursday||12:30-1:15pm||Barre||Monica Verity||KSC 202|
|Fridays||12:30-1:30pm||Yoga||Susie Masters||KSC 202|
In this 45 minute mat based class, we will work your entire body to improve strength, balance, and flexibility; with an emphasis on challenging the core muscles with each movement. Pilates Fusion is a creative approach to traditional Pilates, using a variety of props. It is an energizing, fantasitc and accessible way to sculpt your body and increase your agility in every day movements. And we have fun doing it!
Based in the work of Peter Wayne PhD, Harvard Medical Researcher and Tai Chi teacher, our class will explore the Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi. The class will help us to heighten our bodily awareness, make body movements more graceful and efficient, enhance natural breathing and heart health, and find peace of mind. We will learn to integrate breath, stillness, and motion, to deeply relax and nourish our body and mind, and develop a buoyant and resilient way of being while learning the form of Tai Chi.
This class is aimed at beginners with no or limited experience of yoga or those individuals who have taken a break from yoga and wish a refresher. This class introduces students to the fundamentals of alignment and posture and to asanas (poses) and into to breath-work. This class will support the students in guiding them to unveil their fuller potential, through embodiment and experiential learning. Careful alignment is stressed but also the influence of flow as it develops a creative form to the practice, while making sure that yoga is accessible to all. This class encourages students to practice from where they are on the mat that day.
Barre is a full body workout that incorporates body weight strength, pilates and ballet exercises. The Wellesley Wellness workout is a 45 minute long class set to fun and high-energy music. The exercises are designed to exhaust your muscle groups then stretch targeted areas for toned results. After participation in classes, a Barre workout will improve posture and flexibility, enhance the mind and body connection and build strength.