Feel Good Fridays

Photo: people jumping and celebrating in the sunshineTaking time out to engage with coworkers every Friday can create joy, connection, motivation, feelings of gratitude, as well as reduce stress. Join us each Friday between March 23 and April 27 to celebrate Feel Good Fridays! Feel Good Friday activities include:

  • Journaling: The simple act of writing a few words, sentences, or paragraphs everyday can have a profound and instant effect on your life for the better. Journaling can change your life and make you more interested and interesting through the years.
  • ZUMBA®: A fusion of Latin and International music / dance themes that create a dynamic and exciting workout, with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.  Zumba is a “feel-happy” workout that is great for both the body and the mind.
  • Guided meditation: This session begins with a brief introduction to meditation and its various forms, an introduction to tools to assist a meditation practice, and simple breathing techniques followed by a 15–20 minute guided meditation. No special skill required except a willingness to learn.
  • Yoga: Focus on the breath in combination with various poses to help strengthen your body and your mind. Whether you are an experienced yogi or new to the mat, this class is perfect for all looking to improve their strength and decrease their stress. All fitness levels welcome.
  • Crochet, knit and conversation: De-stress, have meaningful conversations, and make new friends– all while learning how to crochet or knit. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome to join in! There will be a crochet and knitting instructor on hand to help and all materials are provided.
  • Yoga dance: Come move, dance, and experience the joy of being playful and connected in your body. Done with music from all around the world, we will bring fun and healing to body, mind and spirit. No experience necessary — all bodies welcome. Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Feel Good Friday Book Club: Reading can be a great way to relax. Simply lose yourself in the pages of a book and for a few minutes feel your mind and body releasing stress. Learn more about the book club and register

Check out the schedules below:

 South Campus Schedule 
DateFeel Good Activity (Time)Location
March 23Zumba (12:15-12:45 p.m.) Drop-in, no registration requiredSkybarn
March 30Zumba (12:15-12:45 p.m.) Drop-in, no registration requiredSkybarn
April 6Guided meditation with Gretchen Darrow-Crotty (12:15-12:45 p.m.) Register for April 6
Skytop Office Building
Large Conference Room (2nd floor)
April 13Yoga (12:15-12:45 p.m.) Drop-in, no registration requiredSkybarn
April 20Journaling with Marcelle Haddix (12:15-1 p.m.) Register for April 20 journaling

Yoga (12:15-12:45 p.m.) Drop-in, no registration required
Skytop Office Building
Large Conference Room (2nd floor)
Skybarn
April 27Zumba (12:15-12:45 p.m.) Drop-in, no registration required
Book club discussion group (12:15-1 p.m.)
Skybarn
Skytop Office Building
Large Conference Room (2nd floor)

 Main Campus Schedule 
DateFeel Good Activity (Time)Location
March 23Yoga (12:15-12:45 p.m.) Drop-in, no registration required
Crochet, knit and conversation (noon-1:30 p.m.) Drop-in, no registration required
Hall of Languages, Room 500
Hendricks Chapel, Chaplain's Lounge
March 30Yoga dance with Mara Sapon-Shevin (12:15-12:45 p.m.) Drop-in, no registration required
Guided meditation with Gretchen Darrow-Crotty (12:15-12:45 p.m.) Register for March 30
Hall of Languages, Room 500
Bird Library, Hillyer Room (606)
April 6Journaling with Marcelle Haddix (12:15-1 p.m.) Register for April 6 journaling
Zumba (Noon-12:30 p.m.) Drop-in, no registration required
Zumba (12:30- 1 p.m.) Drop-in, no registration required
Bird Library, Spector Room (608)
Schine 228B
Schine 228B
April 13Crochet, knit and conversation (noon- 1:30 p.m.) Drop-in, no registration required
Guided meditation with Gretchen Darrow-Crotty (12:15-12:45 p.m.) Register for April 13
Hendricks Chapel, Chaplain's Lounge
Bird Library, Hillyer Room (606)
April 20Zumba - CANCELLED
Zumba - CANCELLED
Book club discussion group (12:15-1 p.m.)
Schine 228B
Schine 228B
Bird Library, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, (114)
April 27Journaling with Marcelle Haddix (12:15-1 p.m.) Register for April 27 journaling
Yoga (12:15-12:45 p.m.) Drop-in, no registration required
Bird Library, Spector Room (608)
Hall of Languages, Room 500