Our workshops are designed to assist you to learn about and engage multiple dimensions of wellness: including physical, intellectual, spiritual, environmental, occupational, social, and emotional.
During the Fall, Winter, and Spring academic quarters, we offer Wellness Workshops that are FREE for DePaul students, staff, faculty (members and non-members)and community members. Workshops include topics related to all seven dimensions of wellness, including nutrition, workout ideas and goal-setting, running efficiency clinics, mindfulness, and more. In addition, check out our DIY Workshops and our training programs in Self-Defense and CPR/AED. Participants are encouraged to register in advance due to limited space. Register at The Ray Membership Services desk, online or through The Ray at DePaul app.
Fall Quarter Workshops will be posted mid-August. Below are a sample of some of our past workshops:
Stress-Relief Through Mindfulness & Aromatherapy Spray Scents
Wednesday, May 30; 5:30 - 6:30 pm; The Ray; FREE
Relax AND rejuvenate through a guided mindfulness activity, then make your own aromatherapy spray bottle to enhance your mood later! Learn how to apply mindfulness practice to improving your focus and enjoyment of everyday life. This workshop is free to all DePaul students; all materials are provided so please pre-register as supplies are limited!
Tune out the noise and tune into your world. Rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul with this relaxing midweek break from the action. A facilitator from the Office of Religious Diversity will lead you in a guided relaxation and meditation exercise. Join us! You'll be glad you did! This program is only held during the academic quarter while academic classes are in session. See the Group Fitness schedule for days and times.
Spring Nature Walk and Yoga Class
Tired of being cooped up inside? Time to opt outside and enjoy the restorative benefits of a nature walk followed by a special yoga class.
Meet at The Ray for a leisurely walk to the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
(Lincoln Park's Hidden Garden); return to The Ray for yoga! You are welcome to participate in both activities or just choose one.
Hand Lettering Fun!
Hand lettering is lots of fun! If you've never done it, we will provide an introduction to the basics and a chance to practice some lettering. If you're already into it, we will provide the space and materials for you to create something new. Whatever your skill level, you will be able to walk away with a handmade wall or desk decoration of your own creation! Pre-registration is suggested as supplies are limited.