Sunday, April 19, 2020
9:00am - 10:30am

Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation Workshop: Co-hosted by the Princeton Alumni Association of New England (PANE)

Sunday, April 19
9:00am – 10:30am Pacific Time

Zoom (full login details viewable when logged into PCNC account)

Scroll down to “Bookings” to sign up.

Yoga: 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time, led by Raquel Frisardi ’06

We’ll use gentle movement and breathing techniques to tap into the mind-body connection and ground you in to a meditative mental space. All poses will be beginner-level; no prior yoga experience necessary!

Mindfulness meditation and reflection exercises: 9:30am – 10:30am Pacific Time, led by Mariyam Mirza ’02 (no prior experience needed)

  • A general-purpose 20-30 minute mindfulness meditation, starting ~ 9:30am
  • An introspection or reflection exercise, starting between 9:50am and 10:00am, which may be a second meditation or journaling exercise.
  • The reflection exercise will be at least somewhat mentally and emotionally demanding. If you are overwhelmed by all things COVID-19, this might not be the right or safe time for you to do such exercises, and we encourage you to log off from the session after the general-purpose meditation. On the other hand, you may have extra quiet time on your hands these days, and might want to use it for reassessing life priorities, investigating ingrained thought and behavior patterns, etc. In this case, the reflection component will be helpful.
  • If you plan to do the reflection component, we recommend that you do the general-purpose meditation component prior to it, so you have a gradual transition from your everyday activities to the more demanding exercise.
  • For an overview of Mariyam’s perspective on teaching mindfulness, please see https://mindfulnessforengineers.dev



All you need is comfy clothes and a space to move in. A yoga mat or other soft floor covering (e.g., carpeting rather than hard wood) is recommended, but not required.

Mindfulness exercises

  • Please have scratch paper and pen/pencil on hand for journaling exercises. We do not recommend using electronic means for these exercises.
  • The meditation this week will be a walking one designed for indoors; ideally, you would have 6-10 ft of space to walk in one direction, but this can be done in smaller spaces, too. The walking pace is slow. Feel free to turn off your camera and listen rather than watch for privacy, or if you are getting Zoom burnout (or turn your camera on if you want to ask questions etc., then turn it off). If, on the other hand, you are feeling isolated and need interaction, you are welcome to keep your camera on.


Bookings are closed for this event.