Free Wellness Activities

Spring 2019 Wellness Activities

This spring, Health Promotion and Wellness will offer a wide selection of free activities for students. The activities are intended to appeal to a broad range of interests and will be available as part of three unique series.

Wellness Wednesdays 

Every Wednesday from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m., Healthworks student volunteers and Healthy Penn State peer mentors will guide students through new and engaging activities as part of “Wellness Wednesdays.” Each 45-minute session is designed to provide students with an opportunity to relax, take a break from their academic schedules and learn strategies to help manage daily stressors. Activities are meant to help students gain skills that they can use in everyday life. Examples of activities include:

  • Discovering calmness through meditation and positivity
  • Learning how to unplug from technology
  • Using breathing techniques to destress

Wellness Wednesday activities will be held every Wednesday during the spring semester beginning Jan 9. Students will gather in the HPW Wellness Suite, 20 Intramural Building.

Meditation Series 

Mark Agrusti of the Dharma Lions at Penn State, will lead four meditation Monday sessions to help students learn stress management strategies. The sessions are independent of each other and students are not required to attend all four sessions. Sessions will be held from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Wellness Suite, 20 Intramural Building. Dates and topics include:

  • Monday, Jan. 14 – Learn to Meditate
  • Monday, Feb. 11 – Relaxation Meditation
  • Monday, Mar. 11 – Mindfulness and Stress Reduction Techniques
  • Monday, Apr. 15 – Calming the Mind with Meditation

Spring Wellness Activities 

HPW will host a variety of activities in the Wellness Suite on Thursdays from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. Dates and topics include:

  • Jan. 10 – Meditation and Guided Vision Board*
  • Jan. 24 – Yoga
  • Feb. 7 – Self Care Box*
  • Feb. 21 – Knitting and Overnight Oats*
  • Mar. 14 – Stamp Making*
  • Mar. 28 – Yoga
  • Apr. 11 – Art Journaling*
  • Apr. 25 – Pilates
    (*noted activities are also part of the Mindful Making Series in collaboration with Student Engagement Programs.)

Advanced registration is not required to attend any wellness activities. All materials will be provided.

For more information about the wellness activity series, or any series being offered this spring by Health Promotion and Wellness, email promotinghealth@psu.edu.