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Take a yoga or meditation class for academic credit

PDP credit courses are a great way for students to schedule a workout into their academic weeks or balance their course loads. From swimming to group fitness to dance, BU offers something for everyone! Classes generally meet once or twice a week, for varying times. Most are held in BU’s new, state-of-the-art Fitness and Recreation Center. Register for your class on StudentLink, and then pay fees (if necessary) on My FitRec.

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PDP MB 100 T'ai Chi, Beginning

Fall ‘16

A classical system of martial arts and exercise developed in China 700 years ago. It is characterized by fluid and slow movements designed to cultivate internal energy, balance yin and yang, develop body flexibility, and promote efficient and healthful body movement.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 MWF 8:00 am – 9:00 am Hung FRC L126

PDP MB 101 Hatha Yoga, Beginning

Fall ‘16

This slow, fluid, graceful exercise helps develop muscle tone, flexibility, coordination, balance, breath control, and deep relaxation.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 M 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Feldman FRC 220
B1 M 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Feldman FRC 220
C1 T 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Feldman FRC 220
D1 T 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Feldman FRC 220
E1 W 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Strange-Lee FRC 220
F1 R 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Feldman FRC 220
G1 F 9:30 am – 11:00 am Feldman FRC 220
H1 F 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Feldman FRC 220

PDP MB 102 Ashtanga Yoga

Fall ‘16

The Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga is a beginner level sequence of yoga postures linked with movement and breath, designed to bring strength, flexibility and stamina to the body and tranquility to the mind. The class features a warm-up sequence including sun salutations, the first half of Primary Series, relaxation techniques and meditation.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 WF 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Cardamone FRC L126
B1 WF 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Cardamone FRC L137

PDP MB 103 Zen Meditation

Fall ‘16

Includes sitting, breathing exercises and interactive exercise to gain insight into ourselves and be more relaxed and awake for our day-to-day life.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 R 8:00 am – 9:30 am Houghton FRC 220
B1 R 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Houghton FRC 220

PDP MB 104 Sivananda Yoga

Fall ‘16

In addition to a typical class with breathing exercises, sun salutations, 12 basic asanas and deep relaxation, the focus is on mastery of the asanas from which variations are then added to further deepen the practice. These asanas allow for the systematic movement of every major part of the body in a balanced way that enhances prana or life force energy, keeping the mind quiet. Additional variations may also be taught.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 R 8:00 am – 9:30 am Strange-Lee FRC L137

PDP MB 105 Gentle Restorative Yoga

Fall ‘16

This is a hatha/kripalu style class with the focus on breathing, long periods of holding postures, and variations of posture flows that are gentler on the neck, wrists, knees, and back. Each class will focus on posture options to protect students that have chronic pain or are working through an injury and using breathing techniques to ease into a meditative mindset. The end of class concludes with a 10 minute savasana.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 F 10:00 am – 11:30 am Strange-Lee FRC L137

PDP MB 110 Vinyasa (Flow) Yoga

Fall ‘16

Often called "Flow" yoga, Vinyasa Yoga links breath and movement while "flowing" through a series of poses. These classes will move through poses more quickly than Hatha Yoga, but are less strenuous than Power Yoga. Classes will work to improve strength, flexibility and balance while promoting relaxation and stress release.  [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 MW 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mehta FRC L137

PDP MB 201 Hatha Yoga, Low Intermediate

Fall ‘16

Prereq: PDP MB 101 or the equivalent. Deepen harmony of mind and body through gradual perfection of postures and increased attentiveness to breathing. Stress, stiffness, and weakness transform into deep relaxation.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 W 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Strange-Lee FRC 220
B1 R 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Feldman FRC 220

PDP MB 203 Hatha Yoga, High Intermediate

Fall ‘16

Prereq: PDP MB 201. For dedicated intermediates who wish to perfect the more difficult moves and increase their understanding of the mechanisms of the human body.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 F 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Strange-Lee FRC 220

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