Special Classes & Workshops

Explore our special classes and workshops.

Yoga & Wellness for Motherhood

Guided Meditation

Knitting Basics

Knitting Circle

Herbal Lotion and Salt Scrub

Somatic Yoga

Somatic Yoga

Nadine Kraman
Tuesday 12:00 - 1:15pm
Mount Auburn Room, 75 Mount Auburn Street, 2nd Floor, HUHS
November 6
Free (registration required)

Somatic Yoga is a gentle exploration of yoga postures using the principles of Hanna Somatic Movement. Relaxing the major muscle groups such as the neck, shoulders, abdomen, hips, and back, helps to restore joint flexibility. Our attention will be on internal sensations and mindful experiencing. By moving slowly with the least possible effort, we will gain the most benefit. Our goal is to lay the foundation for a pain free life. The class will end with integration through progressive relaxation.  Yoga mats are available to borrow, or you may bring your own.  A light blanket is also recommended for the final relaxation.

Class FAQs

Who is eligible to participate in Center for Wellness programs and services?

The programs and services at the Center for Wellness are available to current affiliates of Harvard University. This includes current faculty and staff, Harvard graduate and undergraduate students, all current HUGHP members, and retirees receiving health care at University Health Services.  Partners/spouses/dependents of current employees and students are also eligible.  Other types of Harvard University affiliates may be eligible for some services.  Special programs may be limited to certain groups because of space constraints, building access, or funding restrictions.

Can I get a refund for a course that I was not able to attend?

The Center for Wellness does not issue refunds for courses or sessions that an individual was unable to attend. However, refunds will be issued if a course or session has to be cancelled due to lack of enrollment or if an individual withdraws from a course BEFORE the first scheduled date of the course (minus at $15.00 processing fee).

How can I contact my instructor or therapist directly?

The Center for Wellness does not routinely provide contact information for any of our instructors or therapists. However, you can leave your contact information with the Center for Wellness office and we will request that the instructor or therapist contact you.

Can I pay for the course in installments?

Yes, courses that cost more than $100 can be paid in two installments: one before the class begins and the second at the mid-point of the session. Courses under $100 must be paid in full at the time of registration.

What if I get injured while participating?

If you acquire an injury while participating in a Center for Wellness program you are asked to notify us immediately. A report of the injury will be filed promptly and the appropriate action will be taken.

Will there be a place to change clothes or shower at the location of my class?

There is no locker room space for changing, storage, or showering.  There are 1-2 bathrooms near all of the Center for Wellness class locations, but these are not intended for changing clothes before or after classes.  Coats and belongings can be left on the perimeter of the room, or as directed by the instructor.  

The lighting, temperature, and atmosphere of the spaces are similar to a conference room or a multi-purpose space.

When can I register for classes?

Registration for each term will open on the following dates:
Fall: Aug. 1st
Winter/Spring: Dec. 1st
Summer: May 1st

*If the 1st of the month falls on a weekend day, registration will open the following Monday.