Program for the 2020 PDI

Monday, January 13th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Smart Cycling Part 1 (Classroom)
Presenters:
Erika Benti,Aaron Buckley
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
Certified instructors will lead the class through an interactive and in-depth discussion of the following principles, while applying them to CSU and the Fort Collins area: 1.The Basics: Choosing a bike, maintenance, clothing/equipment, helmet, bike handling, shifting gears 2. Principles of Bicycling: Riding in a group, sharing paths/trails, inclement weather, night riding, long distances 3. Principles of Traffic Law: where to ride on the road, navigating intersections, rural roads 4. Bike Infrastructure 5. Hazards: Crashes and how to avoid them, five layers of safety.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will help build an understanding of traffic laws as they apply to bicyclists, and provide strategies to increase safety and confidence while riding on campus and throughout the community. The target audience ranges from current bicycle commuters to people who are interested but concerned about using a bicycle for transportation. Smart Cycling Part 1 is a prerequisite to Smart Cycling Part 2 (On-Bike).

Tuesday, January 14th

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Self-Care and Caring for Others: Mindful Compassion Practice
Presenters:
Margit Hentschel
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
Are you finding obstacles to your inner calm in meeting all of life’s challenges? Mindful Compassion Practice is an antidote to help us transform these obstacles. Neuroscience research shows how mindfulness practices can help us access the part of our brain that induces relaxed action, so that we can stay fully engaged in our lives without becoming stressed out. This session offers guided mindfulness practices that contribute to mental equanimity, which helps us connect with our innate capacity for self-compassion and compassion for others. We’ll begin with an overview of compassion science and engage participants in "hands-on" mindfulness practices. Audience participation will be invited in a "learning circle" format. A "start where you are" philosophy is embraced, and no previous experience is needed. Practice sessions will range from 5-15 minutes, followed with time to share experiences and learn from each other. For those interested in continuing a daily mindfulness practice, we’ll offer tools you can take with you.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to learn compassion practices that can be applied in daily life. Everyone is welcome.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Yoga for Relaxation
Presenters:
Kirsten Slaughter-Rice
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
This gentle yoga class will explore yoga postures, breathing techniques, and meditation to help participants let go of stress, tension, and tightness, calm the mind, and settle the body. We will practice basic yoga poses and explore the openness and release that comes from combining breath and movement. Participants will learn techniques they may incorporate into their daily life to decrease stress and cultivate relaxation. Take a moment to move, find your breath, and surrender stress or tension. Participants should bring a yoga mat or towel and a blanket, towel, or pillow. Participants may also bring blocks. Mats and other yoga props will not be provided.
Goals and Target Audience:
To take a break and practice yoga, breathing, and yoga! To practice yoga postures and breathing and meditation techniques to reduce stress and promote relaxation To learn poses and techniques that may be practiced throughout the day to reduce stress and cultivate relaxation Targeted Audience: Everyone is welcome. No previous yoga or meditation experience is required.

Wednesday, January 15th

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Yoga Nidra
Presenters:
Kirsten Slaughter-Rice
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
Yoga Nidra is a form of guided deep relaxation done in a relaxed yoga posture that brings about “conscious sleep” through a guided meditation. The class will explore techniques to help participants release stress, settle the body, and encourage better sleep. Take a moment to move, find your breath, and find release. Participants should bring a yoga mat or towel and a blanket, towel, or pillow. Mats and other yoga props will not be provided.
Goals and Target Audience:
- To take a break and practice breathing and meditation techniques to reduce stress and promote relaxation Targeted Audience: Everyone is welcome. No previous yoga or meditation experience is required.