Events Calendar

01

Feb

Wellness Event

Student-Led Yoga Wednesday

Student-Led Yoga is intended as a means of making the mental and physical benefits of asanas readily available to all, regardless of where you are on your yogi journey. Expect to move with your breath: this well-balanced Vinyasa flow class intends to get you out of your head and into your body, and modifications will ...

02

Feb

Wellness Event

Guided Meditation

Evening Guided Meditation is designed to offer basic meditation skills, to encourage regular meditation practice, to help deepen self-reflection, and to offer instructions on how meditation can be useful during stressful and uncertain times.  All sessions are led by Andy Acker. Open to Stanford Affiliates. Free, no pre-registration is required. 

02

Feb

Wellness Event

How to Future-proof Your Body: Fitness Strategies over 50

The changes that occur in the body starting in a person’s 50’s present new fitness challenges. Though women exhibit many of these changes earlier than men due to menopause, both men and women need to begin a more targeted approach to fitness in order to maintain functional movement and quality of life.  This workshop series ...

03

Feb

Wellness Event

Introduction to Yoga Nidra – A Guided Meditation and Deep Restoration

Learn how to experience a profound state of awareness through the practice of yoga nidra. In this online class, you will be introduced to this ancient form of mindfulness meditation and experience its profound healing effects throughout the mind, body, and spirit.   This course is a combination of lecture and guided practice where you ...

03

Feb

Wellness Event

Kundalini Yoga Series

All levels are welcome from beginner to experienced. Open to Stanford affiliates – no pre-registration required. Join Rocky Blumhagen, returning fellow, Stanford DCI 2019 as he leads a practice to help you relax, connect, nourish and uplift your spirt through movement and breathwork. Quiet your mind and open to your intuition. Bathe in the nurturing sounds ...

04

Feb

Wellness Event

Free Conscious Cooking Class, Music & Dinner – Flatbread stuffed with Fenugreek leaves

Stanford Conscious Living in partnership with Office of Student Engagement invites you to our famous "Conscious Cooking" class – a hands-on cooking experience with our chef and culinary expert – Manjari, on  Saturday, February 4th, 6pm at Havana, Graduate Community Center (GCC).  In this session we will show how to make Flatbread stuffed with Fenugreek leaves. ...

06

Feb

Wellness Event

Take the First Step to Investing

Investing can be an effective way to put your money to work and potentially build wealth. But investing also can also expose you to risk. For new investors, the many options and complex data involved can often feel overwhelming. In this free webinar, we will review the basics of investing, so you can get started ...

06

Feb

Wellness Event

ADHD Connections

Share with other undergrads and grads who identify with ADHD (diagnosis not required). This is a facilitated group that provides a confidential space for discussing strategies and personal experiences.  For more information, contact event facilitator and Learning Specialist Carolyn Wilsey at cwilsey@stanford.edu If you're interested in learning more about our resources and events, visit our ...

06

Feb

Wellness Event

Student-Led Yoga Monday

Student-Led Yoga is intended as a means of making the mental and physical benefits of asanas readily available to all, regardless of where you are on your yogi journey. Expect to move with your breath: this well-balanced Vinyasa flow class intends to get you out of your head and into your body, and modifications will ...

06

Feb

Wellness Event

How to Future-proof Your Body: Fitness Strategies over 50

The changes that occur in the body starting in a person’s 50’s present new fitness challenges. Though women exhibit many of these changes earlier than men due to menopause, both men and women need to begin a more targeted approach to fitness in order to maintain functional movement and quality of life.  This workshop series ...

07

Feb

Wellness Event

Climber Coffee

07

Feb

Wellness Event

Back to Basics – Nutrition Made Easy (Feb 7 – Feb 14)

Every day the news and social media are buzzing with complex and often conflicting messages about nutrition. How can you sort out the key elements of healthy eating among all the mixed messages? What are the evidence-based “whys” behind nutrition recommendations? What does healthy eating really mean in our daily lives? This two-session online class ...

07

Feb

Wellness Event

Kundalini Yoga Series

All levels are welcome from beginner to experienced. Open to Stanford affiliates – no pre-registration required. Join Rocky Blumhagen, returning fellow, Stanford DCI 2019 as he leads a practice to help you relax, connect, nourish and uplift your spirt through movement and breathwork. Quiet your mind and open to your intuition. Bathe in the nurturing sounds ...

07

Feb

Wellness Event

Yin and Restorative Yoga

Yin and Restorative Yoga Class with Heather Freeman (bio). This class explores gentle movement, breath, and mindfulness to support sleep, healthful rest, and enhanced resilience.  Open to Stanford Affiliates. Free, no pre-registration is required. Bring your yoga mat.

08

Feb

Wellness Event

Postpartum Discussion Support Group

Becoming a parent can be joyful and transformative. It can also be incredibly challenging and isolating. Navigating all the uncertainty, triumphs and disappointments can be overwhelming. Sharing experiences, supportive practices, strategies and educational resources can help reduce the overwhelm within the first year postpartum. Join us in a safe, confidential and interactive discussion group designed ...

08

Feb

Wellness Event

Student-Led Yoga Wednesday

Student-Led Yoga is intended as a means of making the mental and physical benefits of asanas readily available to all, regardless of where you are on your yogi journey. Expect to move with your breath: this well-balanced Vinyasa flow class intends to get you out of your head and into your body, and modifications will ...

09

Feb

Wellness Event

Black Mental Wellness Beyond Black History Month

Co-sponsored with the Black Staff Alliance The BSA and the Faculty Staff Help Center extend the theme of wellness throughout the year with the offering of monthly, mental wellness drop-in groups for faculty, staff, retirees, and postdocs who self-identify as African, Black, or of Caribbean descent. The groups aim to be a source of support for Black employees of ...

09

Feb

Wellness Event

Quick Bytes: Fun and Effective Conversational Networking

Are your conversational networking skills feeling a little rusty? Want to practice talking with people you don’t know so you feel more confident in any networking situation? Networking includes talking with people at job fairs, conferences, around campus, and many other places. In this fun, highly interactive workshop, you’ll learn the simple steps of conversational ...

09

Feb

Wellness Event

Guided Meditation

Evening Guided Meditation is designed to offer basic meditation skills, to encourage regular meditation practice, to help deepen self-reflection, and to offer instructions on how meditation can be useful during stressful and uncertain times.  All sessions are led by Andy Acker. Open to Stanford Affiliates. Free, no pre-registration is required. 

09

Feb

Wellness Event

How to Future-proof Your Body: Fitness Strategies over 50

The changes that occur in the body starting in a person’s 50’s present new fitness challenges. Though women exhibit many of these changes earlier than men due to menopause, both men and women need to begin a more targeted approach to fitness in order to maintain functional movement and quality of life.  This workshop series ...

10

Feb

Wellness Event

Stanford Neuro’s “Growing Up In Science”

Growing Up in Science (GUIS) is a new-to-Stanford discussion series. In each session, one faculty member will share the personal side of their individual journey through academia. The stories shared will focus on the struggles, doubts, weaknesses, and failures we all face as young scientists. The series aims to normalize discussing these personal and interpersonal ...

10

Feb

Wellness Event

Painting for Mindfulness, Flow, and Fun Series – Painting to Relax

Research has shown that the process of creating art can have many beneficial effects on our well-being. Artmaking can increase our sense of presence, flow, and creativity, enhance sensory pleasure and mindfulness of the present moment, and help manage stress and anxiety. This online series offers step-by-step exercises using painting as a mindful and playful ...

13

Feb

Wellness Event

Show Your Heart Some Love – Practical Steps for a Heart-Healthy Life

February is not just about Valentine’s Day flowers, candies, and chocolates – it is also American Heart Month! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US. The good news is that adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle can help you reduce your risk of heart-related ...

13

Feb

Wellness Event

Managing Your Emotions in the Workplace

Stressful situations can be all too common in the workplace, but how do we manage our emotional response while keeping things professional? Join us for a 90-minute interactive online workshop to uncover the nature of our emotions and how they play out in our work environment. The class curriculum is based on over two decades ...

13

Feb

Wellness Event

How to Future-proof Your Body: Fitness Strategies over 50

The changes that occur in the body starting in a person’s 50’s present new fitness challenges. Though women exhibit many of these changes earlier than men due to menopause, both men and women need to begin a more targeted approach to fitness in order to maintain functional movement and quality of life.  This workshop series ...

13

Feb

Wellness Event

Student-Led Yoga Monday

Student-Led Yoga is intended as a means of making the mental and physical benefits of asanas readily available to all, regardless of where you are on your yogi journey. Expect to move with your breath: this well-balanced Vinyasa flow class intends to get you out of your head and into your body, and modifications will ...

14

Feb

Wellness Event

Kundalini Yoga Series

All levels are welcome from beginner to experienced. Open to Stanford affiliates – no pre-registration required. Join Rocky Blumhagen, returning fellow, Stanford DCI 2019 as he leads a practice to help you relax, connect, nourish and uplift your spirt through movement and breathwork. Quiet your mind and open to your intuition. Bathe in the nurturing sounds ...

14

Feb

Wellness Event

Yin and Restorative Yoga

Yin and Restorative Yoga Class with Heather Freeman (bio). This class explores gentle movement, breath, and mindfulness to support sleep, healthful rest, and enhanced resilience.  Open to Stanford Affiliates. Free, no pre-registration is required. Bring your yoga mat.

15

Feb

Wellness Event

Quick Bytes: Navigating Professional Development Resources at Stanford

Completing your degree requirements is only part of what you’re here to do in graduate school. You’re also here to network and prepare for a thriving career once you graduate. A plethora of resources across campus exists to help you deepen your professional development skills, but it can be overwhelming to figure out where to ...

15

Feb

Wellness Event

Student-Led Yoga Wednesday

Student-Led Yoga is intended as a means of making the mental and physical benefits of asanas readily available to all, regardless of where you are on your yogi journey. Expect to move with your breath: this well-balanced Vinyasa flow class intends to get you out of your head and into your body, and modifications will ...

16

Feb

Wellness Event

Partner Shiatsu for Hands and Feet

Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork using the thumbs, fingers, palms, and elbows to apply pressure to the acupuncture meridians of the body. The pressure relieves stress by dissipating muscle tension and allowing the flow of energy through the body. The repetitive stresses of work are calmed and eliminated, increasing productivity and health. In ...

16

Feb

Wellness Event

Guided Meditation

Evening Guided Meditation is designed to offer basic meditation skills, to encourage regular meditation practice, to help deepen self-reflection, and to offer instructions on how meditation can be useful during stressful and uncertain times.  All sessions are led by Andy Acker. Open to Stanford Affiliates. Free, no pre-registration is required. 

16

Feb

Wellness Event

How to Future-proof Your Body: Fitness Strategies over 50

The changes that occur in the body starting in a person’s 50’s present new fitness challenges. Though women exhibit many of these changes earlier than men due to menopause, both men and women need to begin a more targeted approach to fitness in order to maintain functional movement and quality of life.  This workshop series ...

16

Feb

Wellness Event

The Eye as a Window to Brain Function and Health 

  Free and open to the community The Eye as a Window to Brain Function and Health  The eye is the most accessible part of the central nervous system. Noninvasive technologies using nonvisible light sources can now routinely image the structure and vasculature of the retina and the optic nerve at at an amazing 200,000 ...

17

Feb

Wellness Event

Nurturing Connections Through Meditation (Feb 17 – March 17)

Many of us feel the need for connection and more fulfilling relationships, and yet we do not know how to become fulfilled. Can fulfillment come solely from within, or does happiness depend on nurturing harmonious relationships? This five-session online class offers you a unique opportunity to learn how to utilize meditation to connect with your inner ...

20

Feb

Wellness Event

Student-Led Yoga Monday

Student-Led Yoga is intended as a means of making the mental and physical benefits of asanas readily available to all, regardless of where you are on your yogi journey. Expect to move with your breath: this well-balanced Vinyasa flow class intends to get you out of your head and into your body, and modifications will ...

21

Feb

Wellness Event

From Ketogenic to Low-Fat Vegan Diets

Two popular diets that would appear to be polar opposites are the low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet vs. a low-fat vegan diet. Yet, if you examine the evidence-based research underlying these dietary recommendations, you may be surprised to find less controversy and more consensus than you might expect. Join us for a scientifically robust and entertaining ...

21

Feb

Wellness Event

Quick Bytes: Transformative Conversations

Have you ever left a fraught conversation feeling illuminated and expanded? Any conversation in the classroom, and in life, has the potential to transform our fundamental attitudes about people and the world towards greater shared understanding and interconnection. Often, however, this doesn’t happen because people are uncomfortable voicing their honest views, or don’t know how ...

21

Feb

Wellness Event

ADHD Connections

Share with other undergrads and grads who identify with ADHD (diagnosis not required). This is a facilitated group that provides a confidential space for discussing strategies and personal experiences.  For more information, contact event facilitator and Learning Specialist Carolyn Wilsey at cwilsey@stanford.edu If you're interested in learning more about our resources and events, visit our ...

21

Feb

Wellness Event

Kundalini Yoga Series

All levels are welcome from beginner to experienced. Open to Stanford affiliates – no pre-registration required. Join Rocky Blumhagen, returning fellow, Stanford DCI 2019 as he leads a practice to help you relax, connect, nourish and uplift your spirt through movement and breathwork. Quiet your mind and open to your intuition. Bathe in the nurturing sounds ...

21

Feb

Wellness Event

Yin and Restorative Yoga

Yin and Restorative Yoga Class with Heather Freeman (bio). This class explores gentle movement, breath, and mindfulness to support sleep, healthful rest, and enhanced resilience.  Open to Stanford Affiliates. Free, no pre-registration is required. Bring your yoga mat.

21

Feb

Wellness Event

Gout in the Asian Population

Free and open to the community Presented by The Center for Asian Health Research and Education in partnership with Stanford Health Library Gout can significantly impact physical function, productivity, and health-related quality of life. Asian patients are 2.7 times more likely than Caucasian patients to have this condition. Jison Hong, MD, will discuss risk factors, ...

22

Feb

Wellness Event

From Mindset to Motion – Practical Tools to Transform Your Life and Career (Feb 22 – March 8)

Are you eager to create a clearer vision of how you want to live your best life – and a roadmap to make it actually happen? Join this three-session online course that will introduce you to straightforward ways to reflect, identify what you want, and implement your goals so you can start living the personal ...

22

Feb

Wellness Event

Nourish Yourself Through Self-Care (Feb 22 – March 15)

Self-care is not self-indulgence. In our fast-paced, performance-driven culture, a robust self-care plan fortifies our resilience to stress and is the foundation from which healthy behaviors can grow and blossom. But how can we tell which self-care tools are supported by science to truly improve our health and wellness? And how do we put together ...

22

Feb

Wellness Event

Leadership Bootcamp: Communication, Negotiation and Influence

Learning Objectives Navigate different types of influencing conversations  Identify the motivators of parties involved, increasing the potential for optimal solutions and outcomes Choose whether, when, and how to engage in a difficult conversation Manage problematic moments and behaviors in difficult conversations and negotiations Implement robust communication skills to amplify effectiveness in any negotiation or difficult ...

22

Feb

Wellness Event

Student-Led Yoga Wednesday

Student-Led Yoga is intended as a means of making the mental and physical benefits of asanas readily available to all, regardless of where you are on your yogi journey. Expect to move with your breath: this well-balanced Vinyasa flow class intends to get you out of your head and into your body, and modifications will ...

22

Feb

Wellness Event

Writing to Heal from Grief and Loss (Feb 22 – March 15)

You can’t always control what happens in your life, but you do have control over how you tell your story. Research has shown that expressive writing can help us make sense of unexpected and unimaginable events in our lives and reduce our stress, improve our physical and mental health, and increase our sense of well-being. ...

23

Feb

Wellness Event

Guided Meditation

Evening Guided Meditation is designed to offer basic meditation skills, to encourage regular meditation practice, to help deepen self-reflection, and to offer instructions on how meditation can be useful during stressful and uncertain times.  All sessions are led by Andy Acker. Open to Stanford Affiliates. Free, no pre-registration is required. 

23

Feb

Wellness Event

How to Future-proof Your Body: Fitness Strategies over 50

The changes that occur in the body starting in a person’s 50’s present new fitness challenges. Though women exhibit many of these changes earlier than men due to menopause, both men and women need to begin a more targeted approach to fitness in order to maintain functional movement and quality of life.  This workshop series ...

24

Feb

Wellness Event

Stanford Neuro’s “Growing Up In Science”

Growing Up in Science (GUIS) is a new-to-Stanford discussion series. In each session, one faculty member will share the personal side of their individual journey through academia. The stories shared will focus on the struggles, doubts, weaknesses, and failures we all face as young scientists. The series aims to normalize discussing these personal and interpersonal ...

27

Feb

Wellness Event

Mindful Eating – Shift Your Relationship with Food by Eating with Intent (Feb 27 – March 20)

Mindful Eating is an awareness practice that helps you choose nutritious foods and manage your weight by learning to recognize the hunger and satisfaction cues emanating from the body, not the mind. In this four-week online class, we will practice mindful eating together, and you will receive information about how to choose food that is ...

27

Feb

Wellness Event

Student-Led Yoga Monday

Student-Led Yoga is intended as a means of making the mental and physical benefits of asanas readily available to all, regardless of where you are on your yogi journey. Expect to move with your breath: this well-balanced Vinyasa flow class intends to get you out of your head and into your body, and modifications will ...

28

Feb

Wellness Event

Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Co-Sponsored by the Stanford CIO Council Neurodiversity in IT Program Neurodiversity is the range of common differences in thinking and behavior which we now understand to be normal variations in humans. This includes conditions such as autism, dyslexia, ADHD, and others. Neurodiverse variations have played a central role in the development of human society, yet ...

28

Feb

Wellness Event

Quick Bytes: Meaningful Work Kit

Meaningful Work Kit Are you considering different career paths, wondering what might be a good fit, or just want more information about yourself to help you make decisions? If so, we invite you to try the Meaningful Work Kit! We will work together on an interactive assessment that helps you identify the values, skills, and ...

28

Feb

Wellness Event

Compassion Cultivation Training (Feb 28 – March 21)

This four-session online series offers the opportunity to cultivate compassion and practice mindful self-compassion which are strongly associated with effective leadership, enhanced communication skills, and the enhancement of personal self-care practices. Based on the program developed at Stanford University, the course integrates evidence-based meditation techniques, interactive discussions, and lectures as well as real-world exercises to ...

28

Feb

Wellness Event

Kundalini Yoga Series

All levels are welcome from beginner to experienced. Open to Stanford affiliates – no pre-registration required. Join Rocky Blumhagen, returning fellow, Stanford DCI 2019 as he leads a practice to help you relax, connect, nourish and uplift your spirt through movement and breathwork. Quiet your mind and open to your intuition. Bathe in the nurturing sounds ...

28

Feb

Wellness Event

Yin and Restorative Yoga

Yin and Restorative Yoga Class with Heather Freeman (bio). This class explores gentle movement, breath, and mindfulness to support sleep, healthful rest, and enhanced resilience.  Open to Stanford Affiliates. Free, no pre-registration is required. Bring your yoga mat.