Penn State Hershey University Fitness Center

Mind & Body Classes

iStock_000016265906XSmallKundalini Gentle Yoga

Kundalini Yoga is a style of yoga that is at least 5,000 years old.  B.J.’s gentle and practical teaching style focuses on developing the breath to release stress and rejuvenate the body, as well as moving at the individual’s pace and energy level.  While releasing stress, flexibility, strength, and stamina are also improved.  Kundalini Yoga works to improve the function of many “systems” of the body; the nervous system, immune system, digestive system, circulatory system, and more.  A strong meditative component teaches how to focus the mind on what is important, and to let go of the things that are not so important, creating inner strength and steadiness.

  • Tuesdays: 5:45 – 7:00 PM or 7:15 – 8:30 PM
  • March 18 – May 6
  • May 13 – July 1
  • July 8 – August 26
  • $75 Paid in Advance, $80 Paid Day of
  • Instructor: B.J. McNeillie
  • Online Registration

Kundalini Yoga with Dan

iStock_000003495249XSmall Awaken the body, mind, and spirit in this challenging, fun, and nurturing class.  Rather than achieving a “perfect” posture, focus on achieving the correct alignment for your body, being present with the breath, and finding a calm vitality.  This class will help develop flexibility, strength, lung capacity, and stress tolerance.  Learn breathing techniques to give mastery over moods, daytime energy, and a peaceful night’s sleep.

Meditation is an integral part of Kundalini Yoga.  Research shows that Kundalini techniques are especially effective in affecting the brain in a positive way, by improving memory and cognition, awakening awareness, lifting your mood, and assisting the healing process.  Kundalini Yoga meditations can bring fast, powerful, and positive change.

This class is suitable for beginners or experienced students.

  • Mondays: 6:30 – 7:45 PM (New Day & Time)
  • March 3 – April 21
  • April 28 – June 23 (No Class May 26)
  • June 30 – August 18
  • $75 Paid in Advance, $80 Paid Day of
  • Instructor: Dan Coma
  • Online Registration

meditationMindfulness Meditation

The intention of this program is to introduce the basic model of mindfulness, and to explore ways of applying it both professionally and personally.  This program is a first step on the path to integrating practical, mindfulness based stress reduction skills into your everyday life.  Program participants will engage in a range of mindfulness practices and exercises intended to tap their innate capacity to learn how to increase mind-body awareness, identify and reduce stress, gain new coping skills to manage stress, and be more responsive and less reactive in the midst of complex and highly charged situations.

 

  • Wednesdays: 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • March 5 – April 23
  • April 30 – June 18
  • June 25 – August 13
  • $75 Paid in Advance, $80 Paid Day of
  • Instructor: Joshua David O’Brien
  • Online Registration

mfricovsky-140Vinyasa Flow Yoga

This vigorous, yet multi-level class has something for everyone!  Vinyasa Flow Yoga translates as linking breath with dynamic movement.  It helps regulate blood pressure, improve circulation, and reverse the effects of gravity on the body. This 8-week series will guide you through basic and advanced yoga asanas and begin with a solid 
warm-up while finishing with an appropriate cool-down at the end of each practice.  Learn standing postures, tripod headstand, forearm stand, handstand as well as a variety of arm balances.  Students will work at their own 
individual pace with the opportunity to study the basics of the poses and explore their variations in 
a safe manner.  This series is appropriate for students with a regular practice who wish to deepen their postures AND for those practitioners who are newer to yoga and wish to learn the
 variations to the full poses and still reap their benefits.

 

  • Wednesdays: 6:00 – 7:15 PM
  • March 19 – April 23
  • $60 Paid in Advance, $65 Paid Day of
  • $12 Pay-As-You-Go
  • Instructor: Jess Trudeau
  • Online Registration

Picture1 3D Balance:  Stretching for Mind, Body, Spirit

3D Balance is a wellness program that combines light stretching and rehabilitative exercises with relaxation and meditative techniques.  Individuals who are new or returning to exercise , and those who are engaged in intense workouts, will benefit from this stretching and mindful approach to movement.

 

  • Thursdays: 7:00-8:30 AM
  • March 6 – 27
  • $80 Paid in Advance, $85 Paid Day of
  • $25 Pay-As-You-Go
  • Instructor:  Penny Koval
  • Online Registration