Penn State Hershey University Fitness Center

Mind & Body Classes

Alignment Focused Flow Yoga

“You don’t use the body to get into a pose; you use a pose to get into the body.” 

Strengthen the body and focus the mind in our new 6-week yoga program.  This vigorous class will have participants flowing through a variety of poses with special attention on correcting alignment and addressing muscular tightness*.  Prior experience with yoga is helpful, but not required.

*Please note this class is not recommended for participants with hip or knee injuries. 

Participants are asked to bring two yoga blocks and a strap (instructor will have limited quantities to share).

  • Mondays: 6:15 – 7:30 PM
  • June 12 – July 24 (No Class July 3) – CANCELLED contact Deb Tregea to be put on an interest list for a Fall 2017 session.
  • $60 Paid in Advance, $65 Paid Day of
  • Instructor: Kate Toczek

About the Instructor, Kate Toczek: Yoga is strengthening, calming, relaxing, invigorating, playful, grounding, and unending.  That’s what draws Kate to it.  She has been practicing yoga for many years and teaching for about 10.  In addition to taking workshops and continuing her yoga studies, she holds a 500 hour yoga certification from The Yoga Loft in Bethlehem, PA. 

Easing Stress with Yoga

An 8-week wellness program for Penn State Health and College of Medicine employees supported by your employer

We can’t escape stress, but we can become more resilient to its effects.  This special 8-week yoga and meditation class can help.  Each class will include breathing techniques, yoga exercises, deep relaxation, and meditation.  No experience is necessary.  Class is non-competitive and all exercises can be modified as needed.  

We will practice skills that can last a lifetime:

  • Learn how to use the breath to enjoy the mind-body connection
  • Learn relaxation skills to release tension and improve sleep
  • Relieve anxiety
  • Feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally

*The usual fee for this class is $140 however, when you attend 6 out of the 8 classes, the fee will be waived.  Class is limited to 15 people.

  • Tuesdays: 5:30 – 6:45 PM
  • June 20 – August 15 (No Class July 4)
  • *Please note registration for the June session is FULL.  A Fall 2017 session is anticipated but more details will be announced at a later date.
  • Instructor: Dan Coma

**Registration and payment details:  No payment is needed from you to register and join the roster.  Part of the registration process is that you are agreeing to a payroll deduction of $140 if you do not meet the attendance requirement, which is at least 6 of the 8 classes. 

fit mature woman yoga pose on beachKundalini Yoga with Dan

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
  • June 19 – August 14 (No Class July 3)
  • August 21 – October 16 (No Class September 4)
  • $75 Paid in Advance, $80 Paid Day of
  • Instructor: Dan Coma
  • Online Registration