Mind & Body

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Mind and Body classes allow participants to improve health and fitness through a connection of the inside and out.

Fall session begins Monday, September 16th, 2019. Register online or at the St. Denis Centre.

Yoga with Coco: Monday and Wednesday 6:00pm to 7:15 pm

For over a decade "Evening Yoga" with Coco (Nicole Daignault) has been a valued Campus Recreation class suitable for all levels and abilities. Strong foundations are built on the 3 yogic principles of Proper Posture, Proper Breathing, and Proper Relaxation. Participants are taught several sequences, integrated from various styles of yoga (Classic Hatha, Restorative, Ashtanga, and Modern Vinyasa), aimed to inspire a confident and healthy home practice.


Nicole Daignault ("Coco") spent the formative years of her yoga practice inspired by oceans, massive trees, pyramids and wanderlust. Eventually her travels took her to India in 1999, where she did her Yoga Teacher Training under the guidance of Integral Yoga Master Sunil Kumar, of the Yoga Training Center. From chanting and meditating in monasteries in Nepal, through Shamanic journeys in Thailand, to Five Rhythms Ecstatic Dance on the West Coast of the US, Coco has developed a radical self practice which has kept her calm, strong, and capable despite varying degrees of discomfort due to scoliosis. Helping others reduce pain through physical and mental awareness has been Coco's passion throughout her inspired career. With training also in Myomassology and Thai Massage, Coco is considered to have great expertise with which she offers her students individual guidance based on their unique needs and abilities.


Mindful Mediatation: Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00pm

Lancer Recreation is excited to offer students, faculty, and community members the opportunity to learn and practice Mindfulness meditation. 

Why?? Stress, anxiety, mental illness and a sense of being overwhelmed is increasing each year. One of the best ways to naturally balance this is to increase your mental and emotional awareness. Meditation offers a chance for you to begin this process.

Guided meditations train the mind on how to STOP, BREATHE, SEE clearly. When we slow down the distractions, our minds have an easier time sorting through the overload of information. We can consciously decide what we need to keep in our minds and what we can let go. When studying, working, or creating meditation allows us a few moments to FOCUS our minds on the intention/goal in front of us. The stronger your practice comes, the less your mind wanders or worries. Mindfulness is the first step is allowing yourself permission to step back, regroup, and then master whatever life throws your way


Heather Nodello from Truthful Healings