Mindful Steps Series

Dates: October 5 – November 9

Times: Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m.

Location: Zoom

This series has been completed and can be found on the Mindful Steps YouTube Channel.

Led by a team of expert instructors, this free 6-week series is designed to assist in developing and maintaining mindful resilience, mental fitness, and relaxation. Participants are invited to attend up to six one-hour sessions that offer a variety of simple yet practical tools to be mindful in daily living.

WVU Medicine employees and covered spouses enrolled in a company-sponsored medical plan will earn 100 Wellness Rewards Points for the plan year 2025 Wellness Rewards Program by attending 4 of 6 live Mindful Steps noon sessions.

  • Week 1: Intro to Mindfulness
    • + Intro to Mindfulness. Meditation Safety
      + Intro to Yoga: 6 Movements of the Spine
      + Mindful Eating
      + Meditation Primer & Meditation on Body/Breath
  • Week 2: Fundamentals of Mindfulness
    • +Science of Mindfulness
      +Mindfulness Meditation on Thoughts
      +Standing & Balancing Yoga
      +Breathe of Courage (Ujjayi)
  • Week 3 Embodied Mindfulness
    • +Chair Yoga & 3-Part Breathing
      +Mindfulness Meditation on Sounds
      +Neuroscience of Mindfulness
      +Body Scan
  • Week 4: Communication and Compassion 
    • +Mindful Communication & Listening
      +Mindfulness Meditation on Emotions & Compassion Meditation
      +Gentle Floor Yoga
      +Humming/Bumble-Bee Breath
  • Week 5: Mindfulness and Resiliency
    • +Science on Pain & Resiliency
      +Restorative Yoga
      +Meditation Hindrances
  • Week 6: Sustaining Daily Mindfulness
    • +Movement and Breathwork Refresher
      +Extended Meditation Practice: Befriending Silence
      +Mindful Steps Summary Round-table Discussion