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A successful start to CMU-A’s new yoga classes

Posted 25th March 2021

Carnegie Mellon University in Australia has launched a new weekly yoga class live from its Adelaide campus, with students from around the globe joining the first session earlier today.

Hosted by CMU-A’s Student Services Co-ordinator and qualified yoga instructor Anneliese Elmendorp, the one-hour yin yoga class aims to help calm and balance the mind and body while improving circulation and flexibility through gentle yet powerful exercises.

Students based in Pittsburgh participated in the class at the Askwith Kenner Exercise Studio, where they followed Anneliese’s instructions on the big screen, while those in other parts of the US joined in from home via Zoom.

Anneliese describes yin yoga as a ‘deep and slow practice’ that releases tension in the connective tissues via soothing stretching and is suitable for both beginners and those more familiar with yoga.

“It was great to introduce students to this type of yoga and provide them with a new way to relax and unwind and to also remind them of the importance of having a balanced lifestyle,” she said.

“It can be hard to fit exercise into your routine when you’re busy studying, but if you’re feeling tired or overwhelmed with university life, finding the time to add yoga into your week can help.

“I’m passionate about empowering international students and think that the self-enquiry that yoga brings can really help them unlock their potential and achieve their personal goals, both big and small.

“I look forward to hosting this class each week, and having even more students, faculty and staff from our campuses all over the world join in.”

Carnegie Mellon University students, faculty and : https://athletics.cmu.edu/fitness/groupx

Students in Pittsburgh take part in Anneliese's virtual yin yoga class.

Anneliese describes yin yoga as a ‘deep and slow practice’ that releases tension in the connective tissues via soothing stretching and is suitable for both beginners and those more familiar with yoga.

“It was great to introduce students to this type of yoga and provide them with a new way to relax and unwind and to also remind them of the importance of having a balanced lifestyle,” she said.

“It can be hard to fit exercise into your routine when you’re busy studying, but if you’re feeling tired or overwhelmed with university life, finding the time to add yoga into your week can help.

“I’m passionate about empowering international students and think that the self-enquiry that yoga brings can really help them unlock their potential and achieve their personal goals, both big and small.

“I look forward to hosting this class each week, and having even more students from our campuses all over the world join in.”

Carnegie Mellon University students, staff and faculty can register for the in-person experience here: https://athletics.cmu.edu/fitness/groupx

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