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UCLAREC FITWELL Program

About

Bruin MindFit is a 4- week hands-on mindful movement and meditation course that teaches several effective stress management tools and is offered to faculty and staff at no cost. Bruin MindFit participants practice meditation, breathing (pranayama), basic yoga movement, relaxation, walking, and everyday mindfulness. We are offering 4 different modules: Mindfulness & Stress Reduction, Mindfulness & Resilience, Mindfulness, Compassion & Communication, Relaxation & Breathing.

Bruin MindFit is appropriate for individuals of all fitness levels, who are ready to cultivate everyday wellness and a daily practice of stress relieving, mindful movement, and meditation. Some possible benefits of Bruin MindFit are:

  • greater focus, clarity, and productivity
  • increased energy, vitality, & optimism
  • improved body awareness
  • increased strength & suppleness
  • enhance your overall level of wellness

Bruin MindFit is appropriate for individuals, of all fitness levels, who are ready to cultivate everyday wellness and a daily practice of mindful movement and meditation for stress relief & resilience. Sessions are offered either in person or in a virtual format through Zoom live streaming.

Two sections will be offered for fall 2022: (1) Mindfulness, Breathing & Relaxation and (2) Mindfulness, Compassion & Communication.

The Mindfulness, Breathing & Relaxation Module teaches several mindfulness and stress-management tools, including meditation, breathing (pranayama), basic yoga movement, and relaxation. Learn the capacity to relax & rejuvenate your body & mind.

The Mindfulness, Compassion & Communication Moduleteaches several mindfulness & communication techniques & tools, including basic yoga movement, meditation, breathing (pranayama), yoga, relaxation, and everyday solutions. Develop the capacity to resolve difficult conflicts and challenges with compassion & mindfulness.

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FOR UCLA STAFF & FACULTY

*Must be employed 50% time or more to be eligible to apply for Bruin MindFit.

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LIVE Virtual & In Person Bruin MindFit Fall 2022 - More Information & Registration Links

Bruin MindFit is appropriate for individuals, of all fitness levels, who are ready to cultivate everyday wellness and a daily practice of mindful movement and meditation for stress relief & resilience. Sessions are offered either in person or in a virtual format through Zoom live streaming.

SECTION 1: Mindfulness, Breathing, & Relaxation:

The Mindful Breathing & Relaxation Module teaches several mindfulness and stress-management tools, including meditation, breathing (pranayama), basic yoga movement, and relaxation. Learn the capacity to relax & rejuvenate your body & mind.
The Mindful Compassion & Communication Module teaches several mindfulness & communication techniques & tools, including basic yoga movement, meditation, breathing (pranayama), yoga, relaxation, and everyday solutions. Develop the capacity to resolve difficult conflicts and challenges with compassion & mindfulness.

Offered at 3 different days/times, both in-person and virtually. Choose the option that works best for you!

1. IN PERSON: 9/26 - 10/19, Mondays & Wednesdays 11:00am -11:55am: (55min each class, twice a week, Dynasty Room, John Wooden Center)

2. VIRTUAL: 9/27 - 10/18,Tuesdays, 5:00pm- 6:15pm (75min each class, once a week, via Zoom)

3. VIRTUAL: 9/29 - 10/20, Thursdays, 5:00pm- 6:15pm (75min each class, once a week, via Zoom)

Registration opens at 12p on 9/12! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

SECTION 2: Mindfulness, Compassion & Communication:

The Mindful Compassion & Communication Module teaches several mindfulness & communication techniques & tools, including basic yoga movement, meditation, breathing (pranayama), yoga, relaxation, and everyday solutions. Develop the capacity to resolve difficult conflicts and challenges with compassion & mindfulness.

Offered at 3 different days/times, both in-person and virtually. Choose the option that works best for you!

1. IN PERSON: 10/24 - 11/16, Mondays & Wednesdays 11:00am -11:55am: (55min each class, twice a week, Dynasty Room, John wooden Center)

2. VIRTUAL: 10/25 - 11/15,Tuesdays, 5:00pm- 6:15pm (75min each class, once a week, via Zoom)

3. VIRTUAL: 10/27 - 11/17, Thursdays, 5:00pm- 6:15pm (75min each class, once a week, via Zoom)

Registration opens at 12p on 9/12! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Bruin MindFit Daily Class Overview

Lunch Time Class (55min)

  • 1-Presentation of applied Solutions & Exercises (10 min)
  • 2-Guided Mindful Yoga Movement (10 min)
  • 3-Guided Breathing Practices (10 min)
  • 4-Guided Meditation Practices (10 min)
  • 5-Guided Relaxation (10 min)

Evening Time Class (75 min)

  • 1-Presentation of applied Solutions & Exercises (15 min)
  • 2-Guided Mindful Yoga Movement (20 min)
  • 3-Guided Breathing Practices (15 min)
  • 4-Guided Meditation Practices (15 min)
  • 5-Guided Relaxation (10 min)

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FAQs


Does Bruin MindFit cost money?
No. This program is being offered free to (first time participants) faculty and staff as part of FITWELL’s employee wellness initiative funded by the University.

What is the program like? What will we be doing?
Bruin MindFit is a stress mindful movement and meditation program. Meditation, breathing (pranayama), yoga, relaxation, walking, and mindfulness will be practiced regularly. The goal of the program is for you to walk away with a daily practice that suits you best.

How much physical activity will be included in the program?
Yoga and walking will be done regularly. The yoga will be suitable for a beginner and/or someone who practices yoga regularly. It will include getting up and down from the floor. You will learn several short sequences that could serve as your daily stress management practice. We will also explore several ways to use walking as a meditation and stress management technique. The walks would last 5 minutes to 30 minutes.

Will the meditation require floor sitting?
We will learn several types of meditation. You will always have a chair as an option. When we do meditation on the floor, there will be bolsters, blankets, and blocks available that help to make floor sitting more comfortable.

Who is going to teach the classes?
Our FitWell Staff of Yoga, Meditation, and Fitness Instructors.

Do I have to sign up for a specific time or could I go to any of the scheduled times?
Yes, please choose the class time that suits you best. We will do our place you in your preferred timeslot as space permits. This will be your assigned timeslot for each day of class, for the entire program. On an occasional basis, you can attend another class if you cannot make the class you are enrolled in.

Do we need to attend each and every class?
We recommend you miss no more than 4 classes total in order for it to be as beneficial as possible. If you foresee missing 4 or more classes, we recommend you apply for the next Bruin MindFit session when you can attend consistently. Schedule alternatives (i.e. practicing from home, make-up classes, etc.) will not be offered.

Do I need to be a recreation member to participate?
No, recreation membership is not required. You only need to be a full time faculty or staff member to qualify. This program is not for students.

Can I repeat Bruin MindFit?
If you have participated in the past (either dropped the program early without an excused dismissal such as a medical or family emergency, or finished the entire program), the cost is $150.

Questions?

E-mail FITWELL or call the FITWELL Desk at 310.206.6130.