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Practicing mindfulness on Monday helps you to begin the week with a positive mindset and manage your stress all week long. Check out The Monday Campaign’s DeStress Monday  resources for tips to evidence-based stress reduction techniques of deep-breathing, mindfulness and positive affirmation. Here is more information on mindfulness, meditation, and all it’s benefits!


Healthy Monday Zen MeditationJoin us for Healthy Monday meditation at 12pm in Hendrick’s Small Chapel.  Each session begins with 15 minutes of instruction and time to settle in, followed by 30 minutes of quiet meditation and 15 minutes of debriefing and discussion. All skill levels and faith traditions are welcome.

Meditation will start on January 28th and end on April 29th. Please note: there is no meditation on 3/11.


Yoga Seeds Instructor Michele Gardner

Yoga Seeds is a free weekly yoga class offered to the SU community, co-sponsored with the Contemplative Collaborative. Our instructor, Michele Gardener (pictured left) is an 800 hr certified Dharma Yoga teacher and a student of yoga for over 10 years. The class is open to anyone to try! Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel if you are able. Don’t forget your SU ID for entry.


Spring 2019 Yoga Seeds Schedule:
Note: Classes are from 4 – 5 pm in Ernie Davis Exercise Room unless otherwise stated

  • January 28
  • February 4
  • February 11
  • February 18
  • February 25
  • March 4
  • March 18
  • March 25
  • April 1
  • April 8
  • April 15
  • April 22
  • April 29

Inspiring Audio

These guided meditations and practices to help bring more mindfulness to your life:

Love Your Body

Healthy Monday Syracuse partnered with Ophelia’s Place and 44 Hearts for a weekly video series, Love Your Body.  This web series provides a weekly affirmation designed to guide us on the journey of tuning in.  Begin your week with a brief video to set your intentions for the week around a particular word.  Watch all the weekly videos in this series on our Healthy Monday YouTube page: