• 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, and Tai Chi. 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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    Fall 2016 Schedule

    All Mind&Body classes will be held in MPR3 unless otherwise noted. Schedule runs August 22 - December 16, 2016. There will be no Mind&Body classes September 5, October 10-11 and November 24-25, 2016.    
     Schedule is subject to change at any time.

    Schedule for the week of August 22 - August 26, 2016

     

    TIME  MON TUES WED THURS FRI
    6:45 - 7:45 a.m.       Sunrise Yoga
     Margaret
     
    Sunrise Yoga  
        Margaret  
     
           
     .        
     12:15-1:15 p.m. Gentle Flow
        Oleysa

    Power Flow       Jenny B.   


          All Levels
     Julia  

    Power Flow        Jenny B.

      Vinyasa Flow Jenny T.
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
           Acro Yoga      
       Jonathan 
    Mat Pilates
     Megan  
    Advanced Vinyasa                     Frances                             Tai Chi*                   Lee     
     Power Restorative
    Jonathan 
    All Levels
    Brett
    6:45 - 7:45 p.m.   Power Flow
    Brett  
          Vinyasa Flow             Kelly
    Advanced Flow
    Brett
     

     

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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.

     *August 22 - August 26 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: August 22 - December 16, 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.

    • Fall 2016 (August 22 - December 16, 2016) Classes will not be held on September 5, October 10-11, November 24-25, 2016. 

    Policies

    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.

    Etiquette
    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 This class is designed to help you build and create a powerful and energizing practice that will transform your body and mind. This challenging format integrates advanced poses to increase strength, flexibility and endurance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Advanced Vinyasa Test and find your limits through the integration of advanced pose into creative Vinyasa sequences. This class will help you build and create a skillful, conscious, powerful, and energizing practice that will transform your body and mind. Modifications are provided for those with injuries or limitations.                                             

    All Levels This yoga class is designed for beginners, intermediate, and advanced yogis.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gentle Flow A great way to begin the week. Unwind through slower, rhythmic movements that will relax the mind and stretch out the body. This class is suited for anyone who is looking to gain greater range of motion through dynamic yoga stretches and asanas.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
      Mat Pilates The Pilates series of exercises will help develop strength, flexibility and coordination, thereby improving postural alignment and balance.

    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 A full hour of stretches and poses designed to help you release tension and move efficiently. You will reconnect with yourself and restore your body's natural balance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sunrise Yoga A perfect way to start the day, this early morning class will include sun salutations to awaken and energize. The class will also build core strength and include poses to elongate and release tension in tight muscles.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       TAI CHI A gentle, restorative, low-impact body exercise that includes static positions and mindful movement that builds physical, mental and spiritual strength for daily life. Addresses balance, alignment, lower body strength, and the release of upper body tension.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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