• Mind & Body

    General Information

    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 Hatha Yoga, Acro Yoga, and Mat Pilates. 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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  • SPRING 2018 Mind & Body Class Schedule


    All Mind & Body Classes will be held in MPR-3 unless otherwise noted. Schedule runs Jan 8 - May 4, 2018. The summer schedule will begin May 21, 2018.  


     Mind & Body classes will not be held January 15, February 8-9, March 10-8, and May 6-20.     

     Schedule is subject to change, changes are sent out via Get-Fit listserv










    12:15pm -



     Gentle Flow





     Hatha Yoga

    (12:00pm - 12:50pm)


    Marti E.



     Hatha Yoga

    Julia A.



     Hatha Yoga

    (12:00pm - 12:50pm)


    Piper J.



     Power Flow

    12:00pm - 1:00pm)

    Muni Z.



    5:30pm -



    Acro Yoga

    Jonathan S. 




     Mat Pilates

    Chrissy L.



     Hatha Yoga

    Marti E.



      Restorative Yoga

    Jonathan S.


     Power Flow

    Brett A.


    6:45pm -



    Hatha Yoga

    Claire W. 






     Power Flow

    Brett A.


    Power Flow

    Olivier M.



     Hatha Yoga

    Elena O.










    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.    


    Express Yoga - Get all the benefits of yoga in this all-level, 40 minute, flow class. Express Yoga activates your mind and body and connects you to the present moment. Modifications are instructed for beginners while experienced practitioners may choose more advanced postures.      


    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.                  


    Hatha Yoga - A mind-body practice that allows one to experience the present moment through balanced alignment in physical postures (asanas), deep breathing practices (pranayama), and mindful awareness by compassionately listening to one's body.


    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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


     Yoga Break Spring 2018 corrected


    Acro Yoga - February 13 from 8pm to 9pm - location is MPR-3 in the Rice Recreation Center. Acro Yoga is yoga done in pairs or in small groups. This is a fun and interactive class. 

    Pranayama (Breathing) Yoga - February 27 from 8pm to 9pm - location is MPR-3 in the Rice Recreation Center. Pranayama is one of the eight limbs to a well rounded yoga practice. The class will teach breathing techniques that have different effects when used in your personal yoga practice. Some breathing exercises will heat the body while holding yoga postures, while others calm and soothe.

     Doggies and Yogis - March 27 from 2pm to 3pm - location is Rice University Central Quad near Brochstein's Pavilion. This a time to be out in nature, spend time with loving doggies and do yoga. Please refrain from bringing your personal pup as trained therapy dogs will be provided at this event.  

    Disney Jams Yoga - April 23 from 8pm to 9pm - location is MPR-3 in the Rice Recreation Center. Have fun, sing along if you'd like, and be in the moment with your favorite yoga postures.

    Costs and Other Information

     All Yoga Break classes are free to Rice students, faculty and staff. Simply show up to the Yoga Break class with your friends or colleagues and enjoy. Yoga Breaks are designed to help the Rice community down shift for an hour and let go of stress letting the body recover, rejuvenate and repair. For more information about the classes, please email Ash at amll8@rice.edu .

  • Pass Fees

    The first week of classes Jan 8 - Jan 12, 2018, all Mind Body Classes are free of charge for members to try. From Jan 15 - May 4, one will need a pass to take the class.

    Single Class Pass: $5 Student Member, $10 Non-Student Member.

    Unlimited Semester Pass (Jan 15 - May 4, 2018): $80 Student Member, $90 Non Student Member.

    To purchase an unlimited pass, please click here. Please allow 1 to 3 business days for processing. Your unlimited pass will be activated on your Rice Badge ID. Bring this to class and scan in with each session. You receive an email notification when your pass has been activated. Passes will not be processed until Jan 8, 2018.