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Welcome to BREATHE!

We are here because we believe in the power of mindful living to create inner balance, self-awareness, insight, authentic connection with others, and an overall vibrant experience of life.

The most fundamental way to begin to cultivate the ability to live mindfully is to be with the breath. There are also many wonderful physiological benefits of breathing for relaxation, focus, and health.

Come join us as we share space, ideas, compassion and intention with each other and throughout campus. BREATHE with us and Feel the Difference.

If you would like more information about our group, which is supported by Health Promotion at the Student Health Center, please visit this link: http://bit.ly/BreatheMore

Portal Information

Description

A student organization with a purpose to provide students with an opportunity to learn and experience scientifically backed mind/body practices for stress management and relaxation centered around the breath. We regularly engage in various types of mindful meditation & yoga, as well as nature-based experiences.

We are here because we believe in the power of mindful & compassionate living to create inner balance, self-awareness, insight, authentic connection with others, and an overall vibrant experience of life.

This contemplative community meets weekly in the Contemplative Practices Center (located in the lower level of the Newman's Center) for a relaxing guided meditation, some gentle yoga, discussion about interests in mindfulness or related topics, and opportunities to share and connect with others. We also host proactive events on campus to increase awareness of the benefits of mindfulness, meditation and other mind/body practices. No experience is necessary. All are welcome!

Category

Health & Wellness

President Name (Organization's Primary Contact)

Christopher L Shannon

Vice-President Name (Organization's Secondary Contact)

Bini B Sebastian

Treasurer Name (Organization's Fiscal Contact)

Alexis E Hall

Faculty/Staff Advisor Name

Andrea Kimura, M.Ed.

Advisor Job/Work Title

Ex: Professor of Health Sciences, Academic Advisor of Journalism, Chef for Dining Services, etc.

Health Educator

Organization Email Address

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Campus Mailing Address

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Student Health Center
1020 Hitt St.
DC800.00 (Internal University Code)

Membership Criteria / Selection Process

Please describe who is eligible for membership and list any criteria used in the selection process. If open to all, please indicate so. (Keep in mind the non-discrimination clause from the organization's constitution.)

Open to all. No experience necessary!

Here's What We Do

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We promote & teach healthy ways to deal with stress and increase well-being, with an emphasis on mindfulness. One way we cultivate this is by facilitating guided meditations of various types, primarily mindfulness based meditations & mindful yoga. We periodically get out in nature to take mindful nature hikes &/or meditate outdoors. We also promote the importance of other supports to well-being, such as gratitude practices, self-compassion strategies. We have a welcoming & supportive community for students to practice and grow together.

In addition, we plan proactive events on campus to increase awareness of the benefits of mindfulness, breathing and other mind/body practices. We share important resources for students to take advantage of, as well as ways to get involved and/or develop their skills and knowledge further.

Meeting Information

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Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in MU's Contemplative Practices Center, located in the lower level of the Newman Center which is on the corner of Tiger and Turner Ave. Enter doors from Tiger Ave side (across from Cornell Hall, 602 Turner Ave).

We will hold a relaxing guided meditation, often times with some gentle yoga. This is preceded and/or followed by discussion and teaching of topics related to mindfulness and well-being, as well as sharing and learning from each other within a welcoming community atmosphere.

Come sit, chat, and breathe with us. Feel the difference!

Election Month

May