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August 21, 2023

Free yoga offered on campus every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Submitted by Kathryn Harth

Start this academic year focused on your mental and physical well-being. Noontime Yoga is for all levels and abilities and is free to attend.

The volunteer-based program provides an outlet for students, staff, faculty and community members to practice yoga together in a friendly, non-competitive environment.

The group will meet throughout the fall semester from 12:05-12:50 p.m. on the following days and locations: 

  • Mondays at the International Student Center; Martha Caldas will teach.
  • Tuesdays at McCain Auditorium; Kathryn Harth or Dan Swenson will teach.
  • Wednesdays at the International Student Center; Ayumi Amama will teach.

View the full schedule online.

What to expect during noontime yoga:

  • Class begins at 12:05 p.m. and ends at 12:50 p.m. so that those spending their lunch hour with us have time to travel across campus.
  • It's okay if you arrive late or have to leave early. Just come as you are and enter/leave quietly.
  • All are welcome. Whether you are a veteran yogi or a beginner, Noontime Yoga is a safe space where you can just be you and grow in your practice.
  • Please bring your own yoga mat.

More details about the new locations:

  • International Student Center — There will be a sign out front to help you know which building to enter. The Multipurpose Room is just off the lobby, and there will be a sign on the door.
  • McCain Auditorium lobby — The group will practice in the recently remodeled, beautiful lobby that overlooks the outdoor courtyard. You can enter the lobby from either side — the north door if you're coming from Goldstein Circle or the south door across from Nichols Hall. Signs will be outside both entrances for the first couple of weeks to help you find your way.

Yoga not only improves strength, balance and flexibility, it can help manage stress, increase energy and lead to better sleep. The Noontime Yoga community has been going strong for more than 20 years and gives K-Staters a midday break from the stresses of class and work. The group's yoga leaders are volunteers from K-State and the community.

To stay up to date about schedules, cancellations and upcoming events, join the K-State Noontime Yoga Facebook Group and/or sign up for the Noontime Yoga listserv.

Noontime Yoga started in 2002 as a part of K-State's Campaign for Nonviolence. Many thanks to the International Student Center and McCain Auditorium for hosting the program this semester and to the leaders who donate their time and talents to continue this unique opportunity for the K-State family.