Eastern Michigan University to offer special programming to students during March 3-4 personal wellness days

Events include, a wellness woof session, yoga, creative drawing, self-care lessons with EMU Campus Life and CAPS, and more

YPSILANTI – Offices from the Eastern Michigan University Student Affairs and Programming Committee have come together to provide a host of programs for Eastern Michigan University students during EMU’s Personal Wellness Days without classes on Wednesday, March 3, and Thursday, March 4.

“The academic personal wellness days were created to provide students with a well-deserved opportunity to catch up and time for personal care, particularly with this year’s elimination of the traditional one-week winter recess,” said President James Smith in his Dec. 18 update to campus.

The programming opportunities for the wellness days are open to EMU students, faculty and staff and include:

Wednesday, March 3:

4-5 p.m. Wellness Woof: Relieve some stress, improve your mood and meet some new friends in a virtual therapy pups visit. The event can be attended via the ZOOM event page.

6-6:45 p.m. Creative Drawing with an expert artist: Learn new techniques and create something new by drawing portraits with an expert artist. Students will earn 60 Eagle Reward points for attending. Register through the registration page to receive the ZOOM link.

7:30-8 p.m. Yoga Nidra: Join Yoga Nidra for a mid-semester reset. Nidra is a specific type of yoga that promotes rest and relaxation through meditation and is a powerful yogi technique for controlling your body's relaxation response. Students will earn 30 Eagle Rewards Points for joining! The event can be accessed through the ZOOM event page.

8-9 p.m. Body Proud Fitness: This class is designed as a comprehensive and challenging workout for novice to advanced participants. The focus is on taking participants through a hybrid training session to improve functional movement (seven basic human movements). The instructor will incorporate fun and active dynamic movements, static stretching and breathing exercises utilizing household items to create a more balanced approach to health. Participants can register through the event page.

Thursday, March 4:

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Easting Well 101: Nutrition Basics: March is National Nutrition Month. Come celebrate by learning the basics of healthy eating. After this workshop, attendees will be able to define what healthy foods are, how to build a healthy plate at mealtimes, and proper portion sizes for various foods. One lucky attendee will win $20 in Flex Dollars and students will receive 60 Eagle Reward points! The event can be accessed through the ZOOM event page.

2-3 p.m. Self-Care Lessons with CAPS: Join EMU Campus Life and Ali Siewert, clinical psychologist and outreach coordinator at Counseling & Psychological Services, to learn more about self-care. The event can be attended via the ZOOM event link.

4-5 p.m. Body Proud Fitness: This class is designed as a comprehensive and challenging workout for novice to advanced participants. The focus is on taking participants through a hybrid training session to improve functional movement (seven basic human movements). The instructor will incorporate fun and active dynamic movements, static stretching and breathing exercises utilizing household items to create a more balanced approach to health. Participants can register through the event page.

7:30-8 p.m. Yoga Nidra: Join Yoga Nidra for a mid-semester reset. Nidra is a specific type of yoga that promotes rest and relaxation through meditation and is a powerful yogi technique for controlling your body's relaxation response. Students will earn 30 Eagle Rewards Points for joining! The event can be accessed through the ZOOM event page.

For more information, visit the EMU Today calendar.   

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 16,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

February 25, 2021

Written by:
Morgan Mark

Contact:
Morgan Mark
mmark@emich.edu
734-487-4402