One Hour Wellbeing

All Student Affairs and Campus Life classified and professional staff are invited to participate in any and all of our One Hour Wellbeing activities, which will take place 12pm-1pm on one (1) Friday per month each semester. All activities are scheduled to begin at approximately 12:15pm and end at approximately 12:45pm to allow participants ample preparation and travel time.

Staff must have a pre-approved 12pm-1pm Friday lunch/break time or seek supervisor approval to participate. Staff must follow standard unit/area timekeeping swipe in/out procedures as applicable. We ask all participants to bring their housing badge or UCard in order to our events to swipe in for attendance. All event participants will be required to sign a release waiver for participation (waivers are signed at the event).

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is committed to providing access to the university for people with disabilities. To request event accommodations, please contact Accessible Workplace Manager, Lori Corcoran, at or (413) 545-6948.


Sign Ups
All staff members must sign up online to participate. We ask that you sign up at least ten (10) days prior to each activity so that we may provide notification to our facilitators. Space may be limited so sign ups and participation are first-come, first-served. It is recommended that you use Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (rather than Internet Explorer) as your web browser to navigate to our electronic sign-up form.


Fall 2019 Schedule
*Note: Activities or dates are subject to change. Notifications of changes will be sent through our online sign up page to those who signed up for activities.


Friday, September 27th, 2019, Berkshire House, 315 : Hatha Yoga

Hatha yoga focuses on holding poses for a long time, and calls for concentration on breathing. This yoga will build focus, strength, and flexibility. All levels of experience are welcomed to join this therapeutic experience.


Friday, October 25th, Campus Center 804-08: Barre

Barre is used extensively in ballet training. In this session, you will learn beginner barre type exercises that with strengthen and tone your entire body, leaving you feeling strong and centered. No barre or dance experience is necessary to participate.


Friday, November 15th, Campus Center 804-08: Pilates

Focusing on your body's core, Pilates is a system of movement and exercise with moves to realign, re-pattern, and balance your body. It increases muscle strength and improves coordination, stamina, and flexibility.


Friday, December 6th, Campus Center 804-08: Yin Yoga

Yin is designed to help you sit longer--and more comfortably--in meditation by stretching connective tissue around the joints. A passive practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for several minutes.