Each semester, Student Services sponsors The Holy Grounds Coffee House & Learning Café. This is a weekly event that is free and open to all students, which allows for students to join with each other and Hartford Seminary faculty to broaden their discussions on interesting and relevant topics.
The schedule for the Coffee House & Learning Café will be posted before the start of both the Fall and Winter/Spring semesters. The event does not currently take place during Summer semester.
Schedule of Events
For the Winter/Spring 2014 semester, all events will take place in the Budd Building (unless otherwise noted) within the 3:30-5:30pm time frame on the following Thursdays:
March Into Wellness
|March 13||Yoga for Newbies. Join Jen Leavitt from WHY (West Hartford Yoga) to learn basic yoga techniques in order to ease your body into gentle stretches that can help refresh, stabilize and strengthen your posture. Just a few minutes of yoga each day can greatly change your disposition. Please wear comfortable clothing. All students are eligible for an introductory month of unlimited yoga at WHY for $30. 4:30-5:30pm, Meeting Room.|
|March 20||Introduction to Meditation Practices for Everyday Living. Meditation practice is not a “one size fits all” discipline. There are a multitude of different types that can be utilized throughout our daily lives to go within ourselves and increase our awareness of the world around us. This program will include a brief introduction to meditation and a review of contemplative, walking and eating meditations. The program will include time for personal experience/practice, group discussion and video presentations.|
|March 27||Stressed Out? Or know somebody who is? Join us for an overview of MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) with Carol Tyler, M.A., R.D.,C.D.N. of Saint Francis Hospital. Learn more about this proven stress reduction program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn which has helped hundreds of thousands of people to mitigate and – in some cases – reverse stress and stress-related ailments. Use it for yourself, or learn why it might be helpful for your spiritual communities. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free, registration required.|
April, an exploration of Religion/Spirituality & Creativity
|April 3||To Be Determined|
|April 10||Zentangle® is a meditative art form that is good for your soul. Join Meredith Yuhas, PhD from the University of Saint Joseph Counseling and Wellness Center, as she leads participants through the creation of basic “tangles” or structured patterns, that through their nature are repetitive and considered to prompt meditative value. No artistic ability needed. For more information about Zentangle®, visit their Zentangle® website. For more information about Dr. Yuhas visit her website at www.merrynotesCT.com. This event is free for current students; $15 for guests in order to cover material fees, registration required.|
These events are free and are open to the Hartford Seminary community. In some cases, registration and fees may be required. For questions about these and future student events, please contact Melissa O’Brien, Student Services Coordinator at (860) 509-9535 or by email.