The Wellness Initiative for Students at Eastman, or “WISE”, is a series of events, workshops, and resources throughout the academic year for undergraduate and graduate students. The services are intended to support, foster, and encourage the overall well-being of the whole student, while complementing the academic rigor of the Eastman School of Music.
The WISE program makes high-fidelity earplugs available to all Eastman students, free of cost. Regular use of high-fidelity earplugs while practicing, performing and listening to music may protect you from the cumulative effects of overexposure to loud sounds throughout your life (Etymotic Research, www.etymotic.com). Stop by the Office of Student Life for your free set!
Yoga & Alexander Technique Classes – for credit
The WISE program has two credit-bearing courses that students can enroll in. Yoga is offered in the fall semester, and Alexander Technique is offered in the spring semester. For more information on when these are offered and how to enroll, contact the Office of the Registrar at 585-274-1220 or http://www.esm.rochester.edu/registrar/
On the first and third Wednesday of each month during the academic year there is a table in the Student Living Center lobby with information from the University’s Health Promotion Office or a visit from our ‘PAWS for Stress Relief’ program!