Pratt Institute, Integrative Mind & Body Program is nationally recognized by Yoga Download as one of the top 10 Institutions for their yoga program.

Pratt Institute’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) has launched the Integrative Mind and Body Program on its Brooklyn Campus.

Courses are offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters, allowing undergraduate and graduate students to apply one-credit courses toward their studio elective requirements. All students must be registered as a full time student at Pratt, see your Academic Advisor for course scheduling and registration.

We are dedicated to providing diverse styles of Yoga, Yoga of Meditation, Pilates, Qigong, as well as Contemplative Practice studies that are safe, nurturing and empowering. The training will foster students’ self-discovery in body, mind and spirit. Through their practice, students will develop skills on coping with stress, improve in academic performance, and increase mental and physical stability. 

All of the instructors that teach within the Integrative Mind & Body Program are certified in their specialized practice with years of experience in body, mind, and spirit practices. 

REGISTRATION: Please see your advisor.

Contact: Professor Rosie De Pasquale,  rdepasq@pratt.edu
Coordinator of The Integrative Mind & Body Program

Fall 2020 Course Sections

 

Please note classes meet Online and classes meet as hybrid/East Hall 303)

YOGA

AWARENESS THROUGH  MOVEMENT
YOGA-100WP
ONLINE

This course uses somatic practices to promote movement awareness and mind/ body integration.  Students will be able to understand and practice basic principles concerning breath, anatomy, gravity, space, and movement awareness while owning their own creative process throughout the course.  This course is designed for students to apply these techniques to their own disciplines in order to increase bodily efficiency, improve concentration, and reduce stress through mind/body awareness.

Yoga-100WP-01
Wed. 7PM-8:20PM
Jessie Gold, jgold222@pratt.edu   View Biography

BEGINNER HATHA YOGA
YOGA-105W
HYBRID/EAST HALL 303

This course offers students the fundamentals of Hatha style yoga practice, emphasizing a Vinyasa style (yoga sequences connected with the breath) along with an introduction to Yogic philosophy. Attention is given to postural alignment to safely develop strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance, as well as reduce stress.

Yoga-105W-01
Mon.5pm-6:20pm
Robin Simmonds, rsimmon9@pratt.edu       View Biography

Yoga-105W-03
Wed.9:30AM-10:50AM
Robin Simmonds, rsimmon9@pratt.edu        View Biography

Yoga-105W-05
Thurs. 12:30PM-1:50PM
Rosie De Pasquale, rdepasq@pratt.edu          View Biography

Yoga-105W-06
Wed.11AM-12:20PM
Rosie DePasquale, rdepasq@pratt.edu           View Biography

Yoga-105W-08
Fri. 12:30PM-1:50PM
Shahar Yannay, syannay@pratt.edu               View Biography

Yoga-105W-09
Mon. 6:30pm-7:50pm
Vidisha Paul, vpaul@pratt.edu                       View Biography

YOGALATES
YOGA-125W
HYBRID/EAST 303 & ONLINE

Yogalates is a hybrid introduction course to Yoga and Pilates, two complementary body/mind exercise regimes.  Both practices strengthen core and postural muscles, while improving balance and coordination. The intended result is overall enhanced fitness and awareness of one’s body for mind-body alignment.

Yoga-125W-01
Hybrid/East 303
Tues. 2PM-3:20PM
Rosie De Pasquale, rdepasq@pratt.edu          View Biography

Yoga-125W-02
Hybrid/East 303
Wed.12:30PM-1:50PM
Rosie De Pasquale, rdepasq@pratt.edu          View Biography

Yoga-125W-03
Online
Mon.12:30PM-1:5PM
Molly Cuff, mcuff@pratt.edu     View Biography

Yoga-125W-04
Hybrid/East 303
Tues.3:30PM-4:50PM
Rosie De Pasquale, rdepasq@pratt.edu          View Biography

SUPPORTED YOGA WITH PROPS
YOGA-145W
HYBRID/EAST HALL 303

This course teaches students how to effectively use props in their Yoga practice to create support and stability, enhance alignment and aide in making challenging poses more accessible with the use of yoga chairs, bolsters, blankets and straps.

Yoga-145W-01
Wed. 2PM-3:20PM
Robin Simmonds, rsimmon9@pratt.edu        View Biography

Yoga-145W-02
Fri. 11AM-12:20PM
Shahar Yannay, syannay@pratt.edu               View Biography

Yoga-145W-03
Hybrid/East 303
Mon. 9:30AM-10:50AM
Shahar Yannay, syannay@pratt.edu               View Biography

YOGA THERAPY
YOGA-155W
ONLINE

The Yoga Therapy course is designed to explore and discuss the inner traditions and classic texts of yoga as well as yoga postures.  Historic texts including Patanjali’s Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika will be explored.  Students will practice the tools of yoga tradition and reflect on the impact of these tools in daily life. 

Yoga-155W-01
Tues. 8AM-9:20AM
Tina Paul, tpaul3@pratt.edu                           View Biography

Yoga-155W-02
Tues. 9:30AM-10:50AM
Tina Paul, tpaul3@pratt.edu                           View Biography

 YOGA OF MEDITATION
YOGA-225W
HYBRID/EAST HALL & ONLINE

Yoga of Meditation is an introduction to the study and practice of the main styles and common threads of meditation.  Students will be introduced to the tools that train the mind’s attention in ever increasing mindful awareness of their inner and outer world.  This mind-body practice supports mental, emotional and physical balance as well as fosters a sense of inner calm.

Yoga-225W-01
Online
5:30PM-6:50PM
Joelle Danant, jdanant@pratt.edu                   View Biography

Yoga-225W-02
Online
Thurs.5:30PM-6:50PM
Joelle Danant, jdanant@pratt.edu                   View Biography

Yoga-225W-04
Hybrid/East 303
Thurs. 9:30AM-10:50AM
Robin Simmonds, rsimmon9@pratt.edu        View Biography

Yoga-225W-05
Hybrid/East 303
Fri.9:30AM-10:50AM
Shahar Yannay, syannay@pratt.edu               View Biography

Yoga-225W-06
Online
Mon.8PM-9:20PM
Vidisha Paul, vpaul@pratt.edu                       View Biography

QIGONG

BEGINNER QIGONG
YOGA-135W
HYBRID/EAST HALL 303

Qigong is an ancient Chinese body-mind-spirit practice involving slow, gentle movements with gentle breathing and a focused mind. This practice produces physical healthiness, a calm, clear mind, increased energy as well as an uplifted mood. Along with discussion on traditional Chinese teachings, students will benefit from this ancient practice

Yoga-135W-01
Tues. 7PM-8:20PM
Michael McComiskey,  mmccomis@pratt.edu      View Biography

PILATES


BEGINNER MAT PILATES
PILAT-105W
HYBRID/EAST HALL & ONLINE

Students gain a working knowledge of the Pilates Mat Principles, postures and the benefits associated with Pilates for core strength and stability as they perform the basic Pilates postures and breathing techniques.

Pilat-105W-01
Hybrid/East 303
Thurs. 11AM-12:20PM
Robin Simmonds, rsimmon9@pratt.edu        View Biography

Pilat-105W-02
Hybrid/East 303
Tue. 11AM-12:20PM
Rosie De Pasquale, rdepasq@pratt.edu          View Biography

Pilat-105W-03
Online
Mon. 2PM-3:20PM
Molly Cuff, mcuff@pratt.edu                         View Biography

CORE INTEGRATION

PILAT-135W
HYBRID/EAST HALL 303

Core Integration offers students the opportunity to access and strengthen their core muscles as a place of orientation for physical movement and acquire a deepened knowledge of anatomy with their own unique alignment. Students will be encouraged to research their movement patterns and support their musculoskeletal system through embodiment of the course teachings.

Pilat-135W-01
Wed. 3:30PM-4:50PM
Robin Simmonds, rsimmon9@pratt.edu        View Biography

CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICES

STRESS REDUCTION THROUGH MINDFULNESS BASED PRACTICES
CP-100W –ONLINE

This course provides an introduction to mindfulness practices to facilitate greater engagement with life and coping with stress.  Mindfulness involves bringing intentional non-judgmental awareness to what is happening in the present moment.  Based on the highly successful Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, this course is highly experiential and uses a seminar-like format designed for college students to explore applications of mindfulness in mind-body awareness, mindful eating, communication skills and stress management.

CP-100W-01
Tues. 8AM-9:20AM
Rhonda Schaller, rschal20@pratt.edu          View Biography
 
CONTEMPLATIVE ART MAKING
CP-400W
ONLINE

This course focuses on creativity and creative practice in the arts through the lens of contemplative inquiry, including embodied perception, mindfulness, meditation, visualization, beholding, deep listening, mind mapping, free writing and visual journaling.  Students will explore the world of meditation, mindfulness and movement contemplative practice for an inward focused reflective learning journey and art making processes through drawing.  Students will study and experience contemplative practices, and experiment with their own creativity through mindful drawing as the focal point for their artistic process.

CP-400W-01
Fri. 3:30PM-4:50PM
Rhonda Schaller, rschal20@pratt.edu            View Biography