Mind & Body

Mind & Body Classes

Our Mind & Body program offers yoga classes to help you de-stress and integrate body, mind and spirit. Depending on the day or week, we hope you'll choose which yoga style of best for you. Below you'll see our schedule which offers virtual and offline classes this semester. Offline classes will be held in MPR-3 at the Rice Recreation Center.

We provide different options for purchase to participate in our Mind & Body Classes

Mind & Body programs are open to anyone who is a Rice Affiliate - this means you are a student, faculty, staff or Rec community member and that you have a Rice ID card. If you are a guest, you must have a Rice affiliate as your host to bring you into a Mind & Body class, and you may purchase a Single Class Pass, which is listed below.

Purchase your Unlimited Mind & Body Pass here - This gives you access to all offline and online Mind & Body classes (schedule below) from August 23rd until Dec 17th.

Purchase a Single Class Pass- If you want to try one class purchase this pass. This is the only option available for Non-Rice Affiliates.

Purchase a 5 Class Pass- Try out which classes you like and purchase other pass when you are ready.

Purchase a 10 Class Pass - Buy a class pass to give enough classes one or two tries before committing for good.

Purchase a 15 Class Pass - You know you like our classes, but want to have the freedom to drop-in when you please to suit your busy schedule.

Fall 2021 Schedule

Click the following link to access PDF version: Mind & Body Fall 2021 Schedule

Mind & Body
Wednesday, August 25th - Friday, December 17th

TIME

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

8:30-9:45am

Strength &
Mobility Flow (Virtual)

Strength &
Mobility Flow (Virtual)

Strength &
Mobility Flow (Virtual)

Sarah G.

Sarah G.

Sarah G.

9:00-10:00am

Core Connection
(Virtual)

Bailey F.

Core Connection
(Virtual)

Bailey F.


12:00-1:00pm

Forrest Inspired Flow
(Hybrid)
12:00pm-1:15pm

Power Flow

(Hybrid)

Forrest Inspired Flow
(Hybrid)
12:00pm-1:15pm

Slow & Steady Flow

(Hybrid)

11:30am-12:45pm

Pilates

(Hybrid)

Gimell R.

Ruxin F.

Gimell R.

Gimell R.

Ruxin F.

5:30-6:30pm

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga

Power Flow

Tilly S.

Tilly S.

Brett A.

7:00-8:00pm

Beginners Flow

Jonathan S.

Class Descriptions

Strength & Mobility Flow (Virtual)
Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. with Sarah G.
This class is fluid full body-mind work out developed from principles of traditional and vinyasa yoga practices, breathwork, strength training, calisthenics, joint and spinal mobility and flexibility training. Each class typically incorporates sun salutations as a warm-up and to bridge the connection of body and breath. You may recognize some yoga postures, but will be introduced to many new, progressive exercises to improve balance and coordination. We work with large and small frame movements, with a specific focus on spinal, hip, knee, ankle, wrist, elbow and shoulder mobility exercises. Come to this class with an open mind as you will probably do somethings you haven't done before! All Levels, beginners welcome :)

Core Connection (Virtual)
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. with Bailey F.
This 60 minute class is recommended for anyone who wants to reinforce a strong personal practice. Focus will be on core connection, powerfully aligned postures with longer holds (3-5 breaths) to help find correct muscle engagement and a conscious connection to what you’re feeling in your body. Sometimes the challenge is in slowing down. We will strengthen body, mind and practice with low impact movements and asana. You can expect to end class feeling strong and balanced. Modifications will be offered and are encouraged. I love to utilize props, bring what you’ve got!

Forrest-Inspired Yoga (Hybrid)
Monday and Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. with Gimell R.
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.

Slow & Steady Flow (Hybrid)
Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. with Gimell R.
Prepare for the weekend with this slow and steady flow. This flow will engage and require your full presence to move your breath through a strong practice at a slow steady pace. Allow the body to fully settle and relax into the movements we'll practice. If you have not tried yoga before, this would be a great place to start!

Power Flow
Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. with Ruxin F. (Hybrid) and Fridays from 5:30 - 6:30 pm with Brett Alt
This class will challenge your body and mind as you move through postures in progressive, fun and energetic sequences to find your edge.

Pilates (Hybrid)
Fridays from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. with Ruxin F.
This class is all levels and will help you to develop a strong connection to your core.

Yin Yoga
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. with Tilly S.

All levels- This 60 minute slow and mindful practice, is intended to apply moderate stress to the connective tissues allowing for increased circulation in the joints. We will hold poses for 3-6 minutes, these poses are restorative in nature. Yin Yoga is amazing for gaining flexibility and serves as an exceptional parallel to a “yang” or “Power Flow” practice. Expect to leave class with a similar feeling as if you've just received a deep tissue massage.

Beginners Flow
Mondays from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with Jonothan S.

New to yoga? Learn how to do it with this beginner friendly flow. Start your week off right. The pace of this class is fit for beginners - you will learn the general poses and concepts to feel comfortable in any yoga class.

Feel free to email Courtney Rorex (ccr7@rice.edu) with any questions or comments.

Register for Mind & Body Classes

If you are interested in continuing in a hybrid or virtual format, please make sure you Register Here to receive zoom links for the Fall semester class. Once your registration request is approved, please SAVE the Zoom Registration Link email to access hybrid or virtual S.W.E.A.T. classes.

If you have previously registered, and received an email with registration approval, you may continue to use those links, assuming you are either a Rec member or purchased an all access pass.