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Webinar: Calm Down: Meditation and Relaxation Guide Ongoing Online Course Viewable the entire month of February Learning to calm and center ourselves is a necessary skill. Making time for a regular practice of meditation, yoga or another form of relaxation can be challenging. In this seminar, we'll review some of the most popular relaxation tools and how to integrate them into our busy lives. We'll discuss how to find and make time, even if you think you're totally overbooked already! Registration Open
(Previously Recorded) - Call Up Call Mindfulness Workshop Ongoing Online Course Viewable until March 3 2021 This workshop was previously recorded.  Previously recorded workshops are not eligible for Bonus Action points.  

In these uncertain times, it’s essential to release fear and step into the calm. This call is offered for participants to have the opportunity to be led in guided meditation, the practice of letting go of stress, fear, and anxiety, and be present to having courage, and resilience. The guided meditations will focus on breath, letting go of negativity and fear, and allowing one’s self to feel inner reserves of strength, clarity, and intentionality. No experience necessary.
Registration Open
(Previously Recorded) - Chair Yoga Ongoing Online Course Viewable until March 12 2021 Plenty of people turn to yoga for exercise, but striking a pose isn’t for everyone. If you’ve been tempted to try it but don’t know where to start, it’s time to try chair yoga. Chair yoga is a more moderate form of yoga that’s done while sitting in a chair or using a chair for support. You get the same benefits of a regular yoga workout (like increased strength, flexibility, and balance) but don’t have to master complex poses. Chair yoga can even better your breathing and teach you how to relax your mind and improve your wellbeing. Ready to give it a try? Join us for a free Chair Yoga workshop. And don’t worry about your experience or flexibility—chair yoga can be modified for all levels! This workshop will be led by Judith Glass from UPHS.

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Virtual Workshop: 6-week Resilience and Well-Being Workshop (Week 1) 02/25/2021 12-1:30 pm Introducing the 6-part Resilience and Well-Being Workshop Series for Penn faculty and staff. This series will present core resilience and well-being skills you can use in your personal and professional lives. During each 90-minute workshop, you’ll learn how each skill contributes to resilience and well-being and participate in group exercises with colleagues to explore the content together. We hope that this series provides you with new tools to bolster your resilience and well-being and enhance your relationships at work and at home.  Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Coping with Change 02/25/2021 12:30-1:30pm Change in the workplace is inevitable. However, a changing environment can often produce stress or anxiety. Change and the resulting stress derive from both positive and negative events. This workshop explores the various stages of change, and steps employees can take to achieve acceptance. Through awareness, participants can increase their ability to cope with change in both their professional and personal lives. Registration Open
TIAA Live Webinar - Actions You Can Take 02/26/2021 2-3 pm ET A TIAA financial consultant will help you understand how to access your new account on the TIAA platform and how to select options from the updated investment menu. You’ll also learn about the planning resources available to you as a Plan participant (at no additional cost to you). Registration Closed
Virtual Workshop: Guided Mindful Meditation 02/26/2021 12:30-1:30 pm This workshop is for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. During the first part of our practice, we will begin with a guided meditation focusing on the breath. The second half of our session will focus our attention on a guided exploration of the body, bringing awareness to the different areas of the body, and allowing ourselves to experience how each part feels, without trying to change anything. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome. Registration Open
TIAA Live Webinar - Actions You Can Take 03/01/2021 12-1 pm ET A TIAA financial consultant will help you understand how to access your new account on the TIAA platform and how to select options from the updated investment menu. You’ll also learn about the planning resources available to you as a Plan participant (at no additional cost to you). Registration Closed
Virtual Workshop: Guided Mindful Meditation 03/01/2021 12:30-1:30 pm This workshop is for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. During the first part of our practice, we will begin with a guided meditation focusing on the breath. The second half of our session will focus our attention on a guided exploration of the body, bringing awareness to the different areas of the body, and allowing ourselves to experience how each part feels, without trying to change anything. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome. Registration Open
TIAA Live Webinar - How to turn your retirement savings into a 'paycheck' for life 03/02/2021 2-3 pm ET A custom presentation tailored to Penn with annuities expert Benny Goodman; he’ll provide easy-to-understand, real-life interpretations of how an annuity works and pays out – and compare annuities to other products to highlight similarities and differences.
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Mindful Communication 03/02/2021 12:30-1:30 pm Mindfulness is “paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.” - Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. Mindful communication practices shine awareness of our intentions in communication. We learn: how to be intentional, stay present, observe our thoughts, and manage our feelings for both listening and being heard - true communication. In this experiential workshop, you'll see how mindful communication can help you become more intentional, engaged, and effective both at home and in the workplace. No prior meditation or mindfulness experience necessary. Registration Open
TIAA Live Webinar - Actions You Can Take 03/03/2021 10-11 am ET A TIAA financial consultant will help you understand how to access your new account on the TIAA platform and how to select options from the updated investment menu. You’ll also learn about the planning resources available to you as a Plan participant (at no additional cost to you). Registration Closed
Virtual Workshop: Gentle Yoga 03/03/2021 12-1 pm Let your body reward itself with movement! Join us for this Gentle Yoga session and explore the natural movements of the spine with slow and fluid moving bends and soft twists. During this session, you will flow into modified sun salutations that loosen those tightened muscles and joints of the lower back, neck, shoulders, and wrists. And as an added bonus, you’ll get a workout in the process.  To maximize the benefits, we encourage you to use a mat and props.  

Upon registering, you will immediately receive a confirmation email from Campus Recreation giving you instructions on how to enter the class.  
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Workspace Ergonomics 03/04/2021 11am-12pm

The goal of this workshop is to enhance your remote and traditional workspace comfort, health and productivity (ergonomics!). Your neck, back, and spine play important roles in your future wellbeing. The workshop will be led by Valerie Perez, CIH, CHO, a University of Pennsylvania Industrial Hygienist with 20 years of experience in Occupational Health & Safety, and currently serves as a University of Pennsylvania Ergonomic Program Administrator and Maureen Malachowski Ph.D., Associate Director with 23 years of experience. Ms. Perez & Ms. Malachowski will provide tips for improving your remote and traditional workspace and preventing ergonomic-related injuries and you’ll learn techniques for maximizing your “fit” with your equipment and environment.

Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: BODYCOMBAT 03/05/2021 12-1 pm This fiercely energetic cardiovascular workout program is inspired by martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as Karate, boxing, Taekwondo, Tai Chi, and Muay Thai. Tone and shape muscles while burning major calories!

Upon registering, you will immediately receive a confirmation email from Campus Recreation giving you instructions on how to enter the class.  
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Cooking Demonstration with Corporate Wellness Nutrition 03/08/2021 12-1 pm Celebrate National Nutrition Month by joining a Corporate Wellness Nutrition Registered Dietitian in creating a healthy lunch that is packed with nutrients and will keep you full throughout the workday! Your dietitian will be making a simple stir fry that will not only be healthy, but delicious too! Registration Open
Tools for Career Assessment and Development 03/10/2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm *NOW VIRTUAL: click on the course for dial-in instructions.  In this program we will examine questions for assessing and developing your career. You will contrast your career options by utilizing a variety of tools. By the end of the session you will have the resources needed to develop a plan for career success. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Chair Yoga 03/10/2021 12-1 pm Plenty of people turn to yoga for exercise, but striking a pose isn’t for everyone. If you’ve been tempted to try it but don’t know where to start, it’s time to try chair yoga. Chair yoga is a more moderate form of yoga that’s done while sitting in a chair or using a chair for support. You get the same benefits of a regular yoga workout (like increased strength, flexibility, and balance) but don’t have to master complex poses. Chair yoga can even better your breathing and teach you how to relax your mind and improve your wellbeing. Ready to give it a try? Join us for a free Chair Yoga workshop. And don’t worry about your experience or flexibility—chair yoga can be modified for all levels! This workshop will be led by Judith Glass from UPHS. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Strategies for Preventing Burnout 03/11/2021 12:30-1:30pm This workshop is designed to teach participants about the physiological and emotional dangers of stress and burnout, as well as help them develop effective coping techniques. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Gentle Yoga 03/12/2021 12-1 pm Let your body reward itself with movement! Join us for this Gentle Yoga session and explore the natural movements of the spine with slow and fluid moving bends and soft twists. During this session, you will flow into modified sun salutations that loosen those tightened muscles and joints of the lower back, neck, shoulders, and wrists. And as an added bonus, you’ll get a workout in the process.  To maximize the benefits, we encourage you to use a mat and props.  

Upon registering, you will immediately receive a confirmation email from Campus Recreation giving you instructions on how to enter the class.  
Registration Open
Art of Effective Communication 03/16/2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm *Dial-in instructions will be posted closer to the class and emailed to participants prior to the session. The skill of effective communication is at the forefront of a successful work environment.  We utilize these skills to keep projects on task, convey responsibilities, and work with individuals of all hierarchy levels and backgrounds.  Learning to develop a personal communication plan, recognize different communication styles, and utilize tools to facilitate effective communication can help individuals to better their working relationship and project plans.    Registration Open
Managing Caregiving in the Era of COVID-19 03/16/2021 12:30-1:30pm

The unique circumstances of COVID-19 add an extra layer to the already complex experience of caregiving. Now more than ever, you have a keen awareness of your loved one’s needs and an eye to supporting their continued health. But senior care providers are themselves working to limit the virus’s spread, making it that much more difficult to navigate the senior care landscape. Where do you go from here? This webinar will address ways in which the senior care landscape has been impacted by COVID-19, considerations when arranging care during this time & ways to advocate for and support your loved ones during this time. 

Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Marriage Equality - Decision Making for the LGBTQ Community 03/16/2021 12-1 pm With nationwide same-sex marriage equality, comes legal and financial opportunities and challenges to explore.  This workshop, sponsored by MetLife, discusses:
Healthcare and beneficiary designations
Social Security
Adoption.
 
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: HIIT Strength 03/17/2021 12-1 pm Come for a 45min High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout! Each week will be a different sequence of exercises, with a focus on strength training. This short workout will be a full-body blast, guaranteed to leave you sweating!

Upon registering, you will immediately receive a confirmation email from Campus Recreation giving you instructions on how to enter the class.  
Registration Open
Webinar: How to Help the Pandemic Generation Thrive 03/17/2021 1-2 pm How can we best support our children during this time? Dr. Borba explains why empathy and resilience are key and offers practical, evidence-based, and proven ways to reach kids and help them overcome adversity, be more resilient, and learn skills they will need both now – and in the future – to thrive. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: 6-week Resilience and Well-Being Workshop (Week 2) 03/18/2021 12-1:30 pm Introducing the 6-part Resilience and Well-Being Workshop Series for Penn faculty and staff. This series will present core resilience and well-being skills you can use in your personal and professional lives. During each 90-minute workshop, you’ll learn how each skill contributes to resilience and well-being and participate in group exercises with colleagues to explore the content together. We hope that this series provides you with new tools to bolster your resilience and well-being and enhance your relationships at work and at home.  Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Mat Pilates 03/18/2021 12-1 pm This class is fast-paced and challenging but suitable for beginners. The exercises are designed to align, lengthen, and strengthen the body in a unique way. Most movements are non-impact and non-weight bearing. All require focus and concentration. Every 45-minute-long class is in a small, personalized setting allowing us to meet each client’s particular needs.

Upon registering, you will immediately receive a confirmation email from Campus Recreation giving you instructions on how to enter the class.  
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Vinyasa Flow Yoga 03/22/2021 12-1 pm Vinyasa Yoga is a unique sequence of postures aimed at strengthening the mind-body connection. Its hallmark is the emphasis on the connection between breath and body. With roots in multiple forms of classic yoga—including ashtanga vinyasa yoga—this class will allow you to stretch and strengthen your body and clarify your mind. This method encourages vitality, strength, and healing as we work with the body as a whole. No previous experience or knowledge of yoga is required.

Upon registering, you will immediately receive a confirmation email from Campus Recreation giving you instructions on how to enter the class.  
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Communication Improved-Conflict Reduced 03/23/2021 12:30-1:30pm Effective communication is essential not only for our professional life, but for our personal life as well.
This interactive workshop focuses on non-verbal communication, active listening and barriers to effective communication. It explores how we can learn to effectively resolve conflicts more productively and prevent conflict from occurring, with a greater understanding of our conflict styles and methods of communication.
Registration Open
Participating in Performance Appraisals for Staff 03/24/2021 12:30pm- 1:30pm *NOW VIRTUAL: click on the course for dial-in instructions.  Join this workshop to understand the performance appraisal process and learn how you can prepare to have a productive review session. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Chair Yoga 03/24/2021 12-1 pm Plenty of people turn to yoga for exercise, but striking a pose isn’t for everyone. If you’ve been tempted to try it but don’t know where to start, it’s time to try chair yoga. Chair yoga is a more moderate form of yoga that’s done while sitting in a chair or using a chair for support. You get the same benefits of a regular yoga workout (like increased strength, flexibility and balance) but don’t have to master complex poses. Chair yoga can even better your breathing and teach you how to relax your mind and improve your wellbeing. Ready to give it a try? Join us for a free Chair Yoga workshop. And don’t worry about your experience or flexibility—chair yoga can be modified for all levels! This workshop will be led by Judith Glass from UPHS. Registration Open
Conducting Performance Appraisals for Supervisors 03/25/2021 12:30PM - 1:30PM *NOW VIRTUAL: click on the course for dial-in instructions.  You are supervising or managing other employees and feel the need to learn more about how to prepare for and conduct performance appraisals. This is the course you've been looking for! Join us to find out best practices for this important annual procedure. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Guided Mindful Meditation 03/26/2021 12:30-1:30 pm This workshop is for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. During the first part of our practice, we will begin with a guided meditation focusing on the breath. The second half of our session will focus our attention on a guided exploration of the body, bringing awareness to the different areas of the body, and allowing ourselves to experience how each part feels, without trying to change anything. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: HIIT Strength 03/31/2021 12-1 pm Come for a 45min High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout! Each week will be a different sequence of exercises, with a focus on strength training. This short workout will be a full-body blast, guaranteed to leave you sweating!

Upon registering, you will immediately receive a confirmation email from Campus Recreation giving you instructions on how to enter the class.  

Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: 4-Week Mindfulness Course - Positive Momentum 04/05/2021 12:30-1:30 pm This 4-session mindfulness course offers participants an opportunity to practice calming and effective awareness activities adapted by Jennifer Schelter, Best of Philly, Radiant Retreat - your fullest gifts, self-care, and creativity retreat. Sessions will begin with a brief guided meditation to feel present. Following this mediation, participants will experience a short journaling exercise to clarify your most cherished gifts or current goals (health, career, community, relationship, etc.). The group will also discuss how to apply mindful awareness to everyday life for greater ease, natural evolution, and self-development. The session will conclude with a simple body scan, visualization of successes, and a communal gratitude circle. No experience necessary. Participants must attend all 4 sessions to earn 30 BITK Bonus Action Points. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Call up Calm Mindfulness Workshop 04/06/2021 12:30-1:30 pm In these uncertain times, it’s essential to release fear and step into the calm. This call is offered for participants to have the opportunity to be led in guided meditation, practice letting go of stress, fear, and anxiety, and be present to having courage, and resilience. The guided meditations will focus on breath, letting go of negativity and fear, and allowing one’s self to feel inner reserves of strength, clarity, and intentionality. No experience necessary. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Chair Yoga 04/07/2021 12-1 PM Plenty of people turn to yoga for exercise, but striking a pose isn’t for everyone. If you’ve been tempted to try it but don’t know where to start, it’s time to try chair yoga. Chair yoga is a more moderate form of yoga that’s done while sitting in a chair or using a chair for support. You get the same benefits of a regular yoga workout (like increased strength, flexibility and balance) but don’t have to master complex poses. Chair yoga can even better your breathing and teach you how to relax your mind and improve your wellbeing. Ready to give it a try? Join us for a free Chair Yoga workshop. And don’t worry about your experience or flexibility—chair yoga can be modified for all levels! This workshop will be led by Judith Glass from UPHS. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Preparing to Care for an Aging Parent 04/07/2021 12-1 pm Understanding the Roles and Responsibilities of Caregiving    
Good news:  we're all living longer!  But with a longer life, it's more likely we are going to need assistance.  This is why it's extremely important to prepare financially and understand the roles and responsibilities of caregivers. During this workshop, sponsored by MetLife, you will learn about:
What it means to be a caregiver in today's world.
Different types of care and the options to receive care.
Legal and financial considerations.
Planning tips and available resources.
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: 6-week Resilience and Well-Being Workshop (Week 3) 04/08/2021 12-1:30 pm Introducing the 6-part Resilience and Well-Being Workshop Series for Penn faculty and staff. This series will present core resilience and well-being skills you can use in your personal and professional lives. During each 90-minute workshop, you’ll learn how each skill contributes to resilience and well-being and participate in group exercises with colleagues to explore the content together. We hope that this series provides you with new tools to bolster your resilience and well-being and enhance your relationships at work and at home.  Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Gentle Yoga 04/09/2021 12-1 pm Let your body reward itself with movement! Join us for this Gentle Yoga session and explore the natural movements of the spine with slow and fluid moving bends and soft twists. During this session, you will flow into modified sun salutations that loosen those tightened muscles and joints of the lower back, neck, shoulders, and wrists. And as an added bonus, you’ll get a workout in the process.  To maximize the benefits, we encourage you to use a mat and props.   Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: HIIT Strength 04/14/2021 12-1 pm Come for a 45min High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout! Each week will be a different sequence of exercises, with a focus on strength training. This short workout will be a full-body blast, guaranteed to leave you sweating!

Upon registering, you will immediately receive a confirmation email from Campus Recreation giving you instructions on how to enter the class.  
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Taking Care of Your Emotional Well-Being 04/15/2021 12:30-1:30pm This presentation is designed to build awareness of overall emotional well-being and provide tools to identify stressors and signs. We will discuss the stigma surrounding mental illness, what emotional health is, review signs, symptoms, and behavior changes, and share resources for those seeking help. We will also debunk myths of depression and suicide and discuss ways to help someone you may be
concerned about by referring to EAP and professional resources.
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: BODYCOMBAT 04/16/2021 12-1 pm This fiercely energetic cardiovascular workout program is inspired by martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as Karate, boxing, Taekwondo, Tai Chi and Muay Thai. Tone and shape muscles while burning major calories! Registration Open
Assertiveness Skills 04/20/2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm *NOW VIRTUAL: click on the course for dial-in instructions.  You may experience situations when you need to utilize assertiveness to complete a task, goal or project.  In this class, we will identify personal blocks to assertiveness, identify both assertive and non-assertive language and behaviors, and learn ways to use assertiveness in everyday situations.  Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Vinyasa Flow Yoga 04/20/2021 12-1 pm Vinyasa Yoga is a unique sequence of postures aimed at strengthening the mind-body connection. Its hallmark is the emphasis on the connection between breath and body. With roots in multiple forms of classic yoga—including ashtanga vinyasa yoga—this class will allow you to stretch and strengthen your body and clarify your mind. This method encourages vitality, strength, and healing as we work with the body as a whole. No previous experience or knowledge of yoga is required.

Upon registering, you will immediately receive a confirmation email from Campus Recreation giving you instructions on how to enter the class.  
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Chair Yoga 04/21/2021 12-1 pm Plenty of people turn to yoga for exercise, but striking a pose isn’t for everyone. If you’ve been tempted to try it but don’t know where to start, it’s time to try chair yoga. Chair yoga is a more moderate form of yoga that’s done while sitting in a chair or using a chair for support. You get the same benefits of a regular yoga workout (like increased strength, flexibility, and balance) but don’t have to master complex poses. Chair yoga can even better your breathing and teach you how to relax your mind and improve your wellbeing. Ready to give it a try? Join us for a free Chair Yoga workshop. And don’t worry about your experience or flexibility—chair yoga can be modified for all levels! This workshop will be led by Judith Glass from UPHS. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Guided Mindful Meditation 04/23/2021 12:30-1:30 pm This workshop is for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. During the first part of our practice, we will begin with a guided meditation focusing on the breath. The second half of our session will focus our attention on a guided exploration of the body, bringing awareness to the different areas of the body, and allowing ourselves to experience how each part feels, without trying to change anything. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Women and Investing with PNC 04/27/2021 12:30-1:30 pm This seminar addresses specific financial issues that women face — because women and men may be affected differently by demographic factors and often have different perspectives on money. We’ll examine the challenges women face at each stage of life, from their first job through retirement, and discuss investment strategies for each stage — to help you achieve specific goals throughout your life and plan for expenses in retirement. 
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Maximizing the Campus Visit 04/28/2021 12:30-1:30 pm Virtual or in person, the concept of information gathering about colleges and universities has changed during the pandemic.  We will offer tips, suggestions and share resources as you and your family make “visit” plans. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Stress Management 04/29/2021 12:30-1:30pm It is natural to become stressed when the demands on time and energy have become too great.
This can happen both at home and at work, and can severely limit productivity and effectiveness.
This workshop shows the physiological stages of stress development, and its harmful effects on the
body. It also addresses the defining symptoms and different sources of stress. This useful information
is incorporated with helpful stress relievers and imagery techniques.
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Guided Mindful Meditation 04/30/2021 12:30-1:30 pm This workshop is for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. During the first part of our practice, we will begin with a guided meditation focusing on the breath. The second half of our session will focus our attention on a guided exploration of the body, bringing awareness to the different areas of the body, and allowing ourselves to experience how each part feels, without trying to change anything. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Chair Yoga 05/05/2021 12-1 pm Plenty of people turn to yoga for exercise, but striking a pose isn’t for everyone. If you’ve been tempted to try it but don’t know where to start, it’s time to try chair yoga. Chair yoga is a more moderate form of yoga that’s done while sitting in a chair or using a chair for support. You get the same benefits of a regular yoga workout (like increased strength, flexibility and balance) but don’t have to master complex poses. Chair yoga can even better your breathing and teach you how to relax your mind and improve your wellbeing. Ready to give it a try? Join us for a free Chair Yoga workshop. And don’t worry about your experience or flexibility—chair yoga can be modified for all levels! This workshop will be led by Judith Glass from UPHS. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: 6-week Resilience and Well-Being Workshop (Week 4) 05/06/2021 12-1:30 pm Introducing the 6-part Resilience and Well-Being Workshop Series for Penn faculty and staff. This series will present core resilience and well-being skills you can use in your personal and professional lives. During each 90-minute workshop, you’ll learn how each skill contributes to resilience and well-being and participate in group exercises with colleagues to explore the content together. We hope that this series provides you with new tools to bolster your resilience and well-being and enhance your relationships at work and at home.  Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Mat Pilates 05/07/2021 12-1 pm This class is fast-paced and challenging but suitable for beginners. The exercises are designed to align, lengthen, and strengthen the body in a unique way. Most movements are non-impact and non-weight bearing. All require focus and concentration. Every 45-minute-long class is in a small, personalized setting allowing us to meet each client’s particular needs.

Upon registering, you will immediately receive a confirmation email from Campus Recreation giving you instructions on how to enter the class.  
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Developing a Daily Practice for Calm 05/11/2021 12:30-1:30 pm The mind is either creative or negative. How we think and feel becomes our habitual behaviors. In this class, you will develop a short daily practice for calming and establishing the priority of peace, ease, and relaxation for wellbeing and work-life balance.   This 75-minute experiential class offers participants:
- Journaling
- Breathing
- Noting mindset
- Establishing the awareness of acceptance, harmony and releasing fear
 
Registration Open
Using the Tuition Benefit for You and Your Family 05/12/2021 12:30PM - 1:30PM *NOW VIRTUAL: click on the course for dial-in instructions.  The University offers employees and their families tuition assistance.  Join this session to learn more about the tuition benefit program and how you can use the benefit for yourself at Penn, or how the tuition benefit can support your dependents or spouse in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. At this session, you will learn more about coverage, how to request the benefit using the online tuition management system and tax implications if you are using the benefit for a graduate program.  Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Dealing with Difficult People 05/13/2021 12:30-1:30pm We all work with a variety of personalities in the workplace. Coworkers or clients who are difficult or impossible to work with can affect your job and productivity. Effectively coping with difficult people is an invaluable skill. This workshop addresses how focusing on the issue, not on the anger or strong emotions conveyed by others, can lead to a more productive work environment. Clear and open communication, as well as customer satisfaction, can be increased through active listening and being more assertive in difficult situations. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Gentle Yoga 05/14/2021 12-1 pm Let your body reward itself with movement! Join us for this Gentle Yoga session and explore the natural movements of the spine with slow and fluid moving bends and soft twists. During this session, you will flow into modified sun salutations that loosen those tightened muscles and joints of the lower back, neck, shoulders, and wrists. And as an added bonus, you’ll get a workout in the process.  To maximize the benefits, we encourage you to use a mat and props.   Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: BODYCOMBAT 05/17/2021 12-1 pm This fiercely energetic cardiovascular workout program is inspired by martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as Karate, boxing, Taekwondo, Tai Chi, and Muay Thai. Tone and shape muscles while burning major calories! Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Chair Yoga 05/19/2021 12-1 pm Plenty of people turn to yoga for exercise, but striking a pose isn’t for everyone. If you’ve been tempted to try it but don’t know where to start, it’s time to try chair yoga. Chair yoga is a more moderate form of yoga that’s done while sitting in a chair or using a chair for support. You get the same benefits of a regular yoga workout (like increased strength, flexibility and balance) but don’t have to master complex poses. Chair yoga can even better your breathing and teach you how to relax your mind and improve your wellbeing. Ready to give it a try? Join us for a free Chair Yoga workshop. And don’t worry about your experience or flexibility—chair yoga can be modified for all levels! This workshop will be led by Judith Glass from UPHS. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Mat Pilates 05/20/2021 12-1 pm This class is fast-paced and challenging but suitable for beginners. The exercises are designed to align, lengthen, and strengthen the body in a unique way. Most movements are non-impact and non-weight bearing. All require focus and concentration. Every 45-minute-long class is in a small, personalized setting allowing us to meet each client’s particular needs.

Upon registering, you will immediately receive a confirmation email from Campus Recreation giving you instructions on how to enter the class.  
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Guided Mindful Meditation 05/21/2021 12:30-1:30 pm This workshop is for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. During the first part of our practice, we will begin with a guided meditation focusing on the breath. The second half of our session will focus our attention on a guided exploration of the body, bringing awareness to the different areas of the body, and allowing ourselves to experience how each part feels, without trying to change anything. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Vinyasa Flow Yoga 05/25/2021 12-1 pm Vinyasa Yoga is a unique sequence of postures aimed at strengthening the mind-body connection. Its hallmark is the emphasis on the connection between breath and body. With roots in multiple forms of classic yoga—including ashtanga vinyasa yoga—this class will allow you to stretch and strengthen your body and clarify your mind. This method encourages vitality, strength, and healing as we work with the body as a whole. No previous experience or knowledge of yoga is required.

Upon registering, you will immediately receive a confirmation email from Campus Recreation giving you instructions on how to enter the class.  
Registration Open
Getting Work Done 05/26/2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm *Dial-in instructions will be posted closer to the class and emailed to participants prior to the session. Throughout a normal workday, there are multiple distractions that can get many of us off task and behind on our to-do lists.  In this course, we’ll review tactics to help you stay on target with the many moving pieces of your role.  You’ll identify your biggest time sponges and ways to manage them, create priority lists, understand ways to delegate when not in a position of authority, and learn ways to achieve an acceptable work life balance. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: 6-week Resilience and Well-Being Workshop (Week 5) 05/27/2021 12-1:30 pm Introducing the 6-part Resilience and Well-Being Workshop Series for Penn faculty and staff. This series will present core resilience and well-being skills you can use in your personal and professional lives. During each 90-minute workshop, you’ll learn how each skill contributes to resilience and well-being and participate in group exercises with colleagues to explore the content together. We hope that this series provides you with new tools to bolster your resilience and well-being and enhance your relationships at work and at home.  Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: New and Expectant Parent Briefing 06/03/2021 11am-12pm This is an introductory resource briefing designed for expectant parents and those who are new to parenting or child care. Participants will learn about local and university childcare and parenting resources including the lactation program, childcare locators, back-up care, adjusting to new schedules, flexible work options, among other topics. This session will also cover Penn's time away from policies including short-term disability (STD), parental leave, and related sick leave policies. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: How to Help your Parents Live at Home as They Age 06/08/2021 12:30-1:30pm Ninety percent of seniors want to remain in their homes as they age, but supports may be needed to make this possible. Successful aging requires knowing what resources, tools and technology are available to help keep a loved one stay safe in their home. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Chair Yoga 06/09/2021 12-1 pm Plenty of people turn to yoga for exercise, but striking a pose isn’t for everyone. If you’ve been tempted to try it but don’t know where to start, it’s time to try chair yoga. Chair yoga is a more moderate form of yoga that’s done while sitting in a chair or using a chair for support. You get the same benefits of a regular yoga workout (like increased strength, flexibility and balance) but don’t have to master complex poses. Chair yoga can even better your breathing and teach you how to relax your mind and improve your wellbeing. Ready to give it a try? Join us for a free Chair Yoga workshop. And don’t worry about your experience or flexibility—chair yoga can be modified for all levels! This workshop will be led by Judith Glass from UPHS. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Guided Mindful Meditation 06/11/2021 12:30-1:30 pm This workshop is for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. During the first part of our practice, we will begin with a guided meditation focusing on the breath. The second half of our session will focus our attention on a guided exploration of the body, bringing awareness to the different areas of the body, and allowing ourselves to experience how each part feels, without trying to change anything. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome. Registration Open
Project Management 06/16/2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm *Dial-in instructions will be posted closer to the class and emailed to participants prior to the session.  Not everyone who has to manage a project knows how to do it well. This brief session will provide solutions for project leaders to better manage your team and meet your objectives and timeline. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Managing Time and Setting Boundaries 06/16/2021 12:30-1:30pm Whether working from home, traveling to the office, or a combination of both; the managing of time, setting boundaries, and having structure in place is beneficial to maintain consistency and reduce anxiety. Additionally, stress can be a result of not being able to manage time and/or set boundaries and is a common struggle. This session will focus on how to effectively manage time and set boundaries, by considering these basic, yet key objectives: Starting your day off on the right foot, creating a schedule, understanding when you’re most productive, and the importance of setting boundaries. By having a plan in each of these areas, you will be more likely to stay healthy, happy and ready to manage these ever changing times. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: 6-week Resilience and Well-Being Workshop (Week 6) 06/17/2021 12-1:30 pm Introducing the 6-part Resilience and Well-Being Workshop Series for Penn faculty and staff. This series will present core resilience and well-being skills you can use in your personal and professional lives. During each 90-minute workshop, you’ll learn how each skill contributes to resilience and well-being and participate in group exercises with colleagues to explore the content together. We hope that this series provides you with new tools to bolster your resilience and well-being, and enhance your relationships at work and at home.  Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Call up Calm Mindfulness Workshop 06/22/2021 12:30-1:30 pm In these uncertain times, it’s essential to release fear and step into the calm. This call is offered for participants to have the opportunity to be led in guided meditation, practice letting go of stress, fear, and anxiety, and be present to having courage, and resilience. The guided meditations will focus on breath, letting go of negativity and fear, and allowing one’s self to feel inner reserves of strength, clarity, and intentionality. No experience necessary. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Chair Yoga 06/23/2021 12-1 pm Plenty of people turn to yoga for exercise, but striking a pose isn’t for everyone. If you’ve been tempted to try it but don’t know where to start, it’s time to try chair yoga. Chair yoga is a more moderate form of yoga that’s done while sitting in a chair or using a chair for support. You get the same benefits of a regular yoga workout (like increased strength, flexibility, and balance) but don’t have to master complex poses. Chair yoga can even better your breathing and teach you how to relax your mind and improve your wellbeing. Ready to give it a try? Join us for a free Chair Yoga workshop. And don’t worry about your experience or flexibility—chair yoga can be modified for all levels! This workshop will be led by Judith Glass from UPHS. Registration Open
Radical Resilience: Ideas for Sustainable Life Balance 06/24/2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm *Dial-in instructions will be posted closer to the class and emailed to participants prior to the session.  The term “anti-fragility”, coined by NYU professor Nasib Talib takes the concept of resilience to the next level by asserting that there are conditions whereby we are not only able to bounce back, but we become even stronger as a result. This interactive workshop provides tools for increasing your ability to be super-resilient. Based on the work of Harvard educator Dr. Ben-Shahar, author of Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Taking Care of Your Emotional Well-Being 06/28/2021 12:30-1:30pm This presentation is designed to build awareness of overall emotional well-being and provide tools to identify stressors and signs. We will discuss the stigma surrounding mental illness, what emotional health is, review signs, symptoms, and behavior changes, and share resources for those seeking help. We will also debunk myths of depression and suicide and discuss ways to help someone you may be
concerned about by referring to EAP and professional resources.
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Early Career - Establishing Yourself with PNC 07/27/2021 12:30-1:30 pm If you’ve recently started your first full-time job, you have a lot of decisions to make: choosing company benefits, budgeting your paycheck to make ends meet, and beginning to save for retirement — although that may seem like a lifetime away. This workshop will give you the high-level overview you need to make good choices about housing and commuting expenses, company health and retirement plans, personal credit use, and even an emergency fund for unexpected expenses.  Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Middle Career - Expanding your Household with PNC 10/26/2021 12:30-1:30 pm Career advancement — and the increased income that comes with it — presents both new opportunities and responsibilities. In this workshop, we’ll discuss creating a spending plan, managing your credit history, and what to do if your identity is compromised. You’ll learn the stepping stones to buying your first home and how to make use of home equity products. We’ll also cover the financial aspects of an issue that confronts many mid-career adults: caring for elder parents.  Registration Open