• Mind&Body

    Create a connection between physical and mental health with a variety of Mind&Body classes to choose from. Relax, renew and refresh with formats such as Vinyasa Flow, Acro Yoga, Mat Pilates, Tai Chi, and Yamuna Body Rolling. Pick a format that speaks to you, and our experienced instructors will provide you with a workout that integrates mind, body and spirit. Namaste.

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    Summer 2016 Schedule

    All Mind&Body classes will be held in MPR3 unless otherwise noted. Schedule runs May 31 - August 5, 2016. There will be no Mind&Body  classes July 4, 2016. 

     Schedule is subject to change at any time. 

    Schedule for the week of July 25 - July 29, 2016


    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.      Yamuna Body Rolling®
    Power Flow
    Jenny B 
     All Levels
    Power Flow
          Jenny B.      
     Vinyasa Flow   
           Jenny T.        
    4:30 -5:30 p.m. Mindfulness Meditation
    cancelled    (4:45-5:30pm)    


          Tai Chi  


    5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
           Acro Yoga      
    Mat Pilates
     Relax & Restore
     Power Restorative
    All Levels
    Brett  Jenny T.
    6:45 - 7:45 p.m.   Power Flow
    Brett Frances
    Advanced Flow
    Brett Jonthan


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  • Pass Fees

  • Single Class Pass:
    Student Member: $5 | Non-Student Member: $10
    How to purchase a pass:
    Single Class Passes are available for purchase at the Operations Desk only.

     *May 31- June 3 is Free Preview Week, so attend as many classes as you like! You do not need a pass to enter any classes that week.* 


    Unlimited Mind&Body Pass 

    Need to de-stress from the strains of work and school? Not sure how or where to start? Purchase an unlimited pass and enjoy as many classes as you like! 

    Dates: May 31 - August 5, 2016

    Location: Recreation Center - MPR 3 (unless otherwise noted) 

    Cost: Student Member:$80 | Non-Student Member: $90 

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    Unlimited Pass FAQ's

    1. Membership to the Gibbs Recreation Center and Wellness Center is required to purchase an unlimited Mind&Body pass.

    2. Mind&Body semester passes can only be purchased at the Rice Recreation Center online store. You will be notified when a more permanent pass is available for pick up at the facilities operation desk.

    3. Unlimited passes are available for purchase online only. Please allow 3 business days to process. If you purchase a pass the same day as desired attendance, please take your receipt of purchase to the instructor to be admitted. 

    4. Participants will be emailed when unlimited pass is ready for pick-up. Cards may be picked up at the Operations Desk of the Recreation Center.       

    4. Current passes must be shown at the entry of each Mind&Body class. 

  • General Information

  • Schedules

    Classes are subject to change at any time. Subscribe to the Get-Fit list serve to receive the latest updates and check online for the most updated schedule. Instructors will be substituted from time to time.

    • Summer 2016 (May 31 - August 5, 2016) Classes will not be held on July 4, 2016. 


    Please help us reduce your risk of injury and create a refreshing experience for all participants by following these guidelines:

    • 5-Minute Rule: Participants may enter a class up to 5-minutes after the scheduled start. Entrance is prohibited after 5-minutes have passed to ensure that all participants arrive early enough to become sufficiently warmed up for the vigorous parts of each class.
    • Please inform the instructor if you have any special considerations (e.g., pregnancy, injury, illness, recent surgery) which may influence your ability to take a class. Also, this will allow the instructor to provide options for success when necessary.
    • The use of personal music devices, cell phones and PDA’s, are not permitted during class. If a call or text or must be attended to, quietly leave the studio and return upon finishing.
    • Athletic attire must be worn during class.
    • If you need to leave class early, please inform the instructor.

    Remove Your Shoes Upon entering the studio, leave your shoes or sandals near the door.
    Silence Your Cell Phone Make a habit of silencing your cell phone before you enter the studio. If your phone does ring in class, quietly get up and turn it off immediately.
    Arrive On Time Arrive at least 5-10 minutes before the class is scheduled to start to set up your mat, yoga block and other equipment that may be needed for class. Arriving early and settling in will aid in the overall Mind&Body connection to begin the class. For your safety, participants will not be permitted in class 10-minutes after the scheduled start of class. This is for you safety and the effectiveness of the class.
    Work at Your Own Level Keep in mind the classes have varied levels of participant skills and knowledge. The teacher will offer options for success in executing every move safely and properly. Working at your own level is always priority in attaining the most out of your mind&body practice.
    Go to the Bathroom During Resting Poses It is fine to leave class for a few minutes to go to the bathroom, but the best time to go is when there is a period of rest, either in Child's Pose or Downward Dog.
    Take time to Relax in Savasana! After all of your hard work, you deserve a final few minutes to reflect on your accomplishments, renew your mind and leave refreshed and ready to take on the remainder of the day. Your final relaxation in Savasana is an important part of your practice. To respect others during the Savasana refrain from leaving class early.

    Acro Yoga Combining the disciplines of yoga, acrobatics and Thai massage, this joyful practice uses partner training to cultivate strength, balance, openness and communication. It is usually done in groups of 3 or 4, so no partner is needed, though it's always nice to train with a friend. This class is hands-on and safety oriented.      

    Advanced Flow Take this challenging class that integrates advanced poses into your regular practice. This class is designed to help you build and create a skillful, conscious, powerful, and energizing practice that will transform your body and mind. You will be encouraged to test and find your limits. Modifications are provided for those with injuries or limitations.

    All Levels This yoga class is designed for beginners, intermediate, and advanced yogis.

    Basic Korean Tai Chi (Dahn Mu Do) An ancient martial art and healing tradition that dates back 5,000 years in Korea. Through gentle, restorative, low impact mind-body exercise including static positions and mindful movement, build physical, mental and spiritual strength for daily life. Addresses balance, alignment, lower body strength, and releasing upper body tension.

    Mat Pilates The Pilates series of exercises will help develop strength, flexibility and coordination, thereby improving postural alignment and balance.

    Mindfulness Meditation This helps us cultivate moment-to-moment, non-judgemental awareness of our physical, mental and emotional experiences. It teaches us to be unconditionally present, curious and open to our lives, and is an excellent antidote to the stresses of modern times. Classes will be approximately 45 minutes in length, and will include sitting on chairs or meditation cushions or lying on mats. All sessions will be guided.

    Power Flow This class will challenge your body and mind as you move through postures in progressive, fun and energetic sequences to find your edge.

    Power Restorative Need to relax, unwind, and get stronger fast? This is your class. A full hour of stretches and poses aimed at finding release from heads full of studies, tech neck and more, plus efficient strength and balance training. The poses will help you reconnect  with your bodies so that they can properly rest in the moment. 

    Relax & Restore This flowing restorative class combines different yoga formats to create a class gentle enough to attend every day or in addition to other classes. This class is ideal for students looking to begin their practice or for those concerned with injury.

    Vinyasa Flow A more vigorous approach to yoga characterized by the synchronization of poses to the breath.

    Yamuna Body Rolling® (YBR) Combines fitness and therapy in a unique wellness workout. Developed by Yamuna Zake and based on Body Logic, YBR uses six to ten inch re-inflatable balls to release muscles. Learn anatomy experimentally while creating a leaner, well-aligned body and preventing or healing injuries.