Weekly Events - Fall 2022


Wes Sangha

4:30-5:45 pm | Memorial Chapel Basement (meditation room, no key card necessary)

Welcome to Wes Sangha! Join us every Monday for our weekly meditation. We will meditate, connect, and reflect on the big questions. No experience necessary, all are welcome. Contact Nate Schultz at nschultz@wesleyan.edu or Sydney Slavitt at sslavitt@wesleyan.edu if you have any questions

Wishing you joy and wisdom :)


Mindfulness Meditation with Sydney Slavitt

4:00 - 5:00 pm | ORSL Lounge (169 High St, Second floor)

Everyone is welcome whether you have been meditating your whole life, have always wanted to try, are just curious, or anything in between. Each week we’ll go through a few aspects/techniques of meditation and try different meditation practices. Sittings will range from 5-15 minutes. Questions are encouraged! Contact Sydney Slavitt at sslavitt@wesleyan.edu if you have any questions


Vinyasa Yoga with Grace

5:30 - 6:30 pm | Fayerweather 108

Join us for an all-levels vinyasa flow! Vinyasa yoga is about linking the breath to movement. Through yoga, we build a relationship with our bodies and learn to listen to and give them what they need. In our practice, we will take the muscles and joints in the body through their full range of motion, creating space in the body and the mind. You will leave class feeling open, calm, grounded, and connected. Wear comfortable clothes you can move and flow in and bring water, a yoga mat, and friends! If you don’t have a mat, there are a few extras you can borrow. Please contact Grace Higgins at ghiggins@wesleyan.edu if you have any questions.



Mindful Wes Meditation with Rabbi David

4:30 - 5:30 pm | ORSL Lounge (169 High st, Second floor)

Join us for some quiet and contemplation as we explore the many ways to learn and live mindfully.  ORSL Lounge. Please arrive by 4:30 so we can start prompt at 4:40 pm. Reach out to Rabbi David at dleipziger@wesleyan.edu if you have any questions.



Yoga with Julie

6:00 - 7:00 pm | ORSL lounge

We tend to think of yoga as a purely physical experience, but in reality, yoga is a practice of uniting the body, mind, and soul. In this all-levels vinyasa class, we will link breath with movement in energizing, balancing, and joyful flows! Using a variety of mantras, breathwork (pranayama) and poses (asanas), you will leave each class with more body awareness and a quieter mind.
Please come prepared with comfy clothing you can move around in, water, a mat if you have one, and an open mind :)
Don’t hesitate to reach out to Julie Wise jwise@wesleyan.edu with any questions, comments, or concerns. Peace and blessings 💟☮️



Tai Chi

4:15 - 5:30 pm | ORSL Lounge (169 High st, Second floor)

Come practice moving with a quiet mind - practice bringing your clear mind off your cushion and into your moment to moment daily life.  Each week, the Small Forest Temple Tai Chi session will consist of 10 minutes of sitting, 15-20 minutes of warm ups/stretches and 30-35 minutes of learning the Shaolin Chuan Tai Chi form. There will be instruction throughout the session, and each week will build upon the last. It is best if you can come consistently, but feel free to drop in and check it out anytime as well. Please contact Scott Kessel at skessel@wesleyan.edu if you have any questions!  Wear clothing that is comfortable to sit and move in.


Sitting and Walking Meditation

5:30 - 6:30 pm | ORSL Lounge (169 High st, Second floor)

Come practice unlearning, letting go and simply being your most authentic self. The Small Forest Temple Sitting and Walking Meditation session will consist of 20 minutes of sitting, 10 minutes of walking, 20 minutes of sitting and then a little time for questions and discussion. There will be instruction at the beginning, and silence during the sitting and walking.  This traditional practice follows in the Chan lineage (the marriage of Buddhism and Taoism). Please contact Scott Kessel at skessel@wesleyan.edu if you have any questions!  Wear clothing that is comfortable to sit and move in. 



Movement Lab with Amy

11:00 am - 12 noon | ORSL Lounge (169 High st, second floor)

Yoga for all levels! Come check in with Amy about your practice. You can use the first ten minutes to ask questions and discuss your experience in practice. We will then proceed with a slow, mindful movement and breathing practice drawing from the yoga tradition. Sometimes we'll do a body scan or yoga nidra (yogic sleep), sometimes we'll work primarily with pranayama (yogic breathing), other times we'll have a more dynamic asana (yogic postures) practice. All are welcome. Any level of ability can be accommodated. Contact Amy Tate at amylynntate@gmail.com if you have any questions.