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 UCard or housing badge 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). 

Sign Ups
All staff members must sign up online to participate. We ask that you sign up at least seven (7) 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.


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) 545-6204.


Spring 2020 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, January 31st, Campus Center 803 : Meditation and Relaxation

Come reduce stress and improve your mental health. This class will help you improve your sense of awareness and deepen your relaxation. Your breath will ground you as you take this time for yourself!

Friday, February 21st, Campus Center 804-08: 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, March 27th, Campus Center 803: 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, April 10th, Campus Center 903: 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.