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 works with Amy Jo Metzendorf, co-founder and owner of Bodhi Tree Yoga, to provide weekly, free yoga classes to Eastman students. These free classes in the spring will have dates set in the coming weeks. Fall semester class is a 1-credit class on Wednesdays/Fridays from 6-7:15pm, (WLN101) with a max of 25 students. Yoga mats are not provided, but can be purchased in the Office of Student Life for $5. Yoga is aimed at uniting the mind, body, and spirit together as one. Great for: Posture, Strength, Endurance, Flexibility, Balance, and Emotional Well Being.
Each academic year, WISE partners with Eastman Dining Services to offer cooking classes to students with a focus on health and nutrition. Classes have included make-your-own-sushi and Mediterranean dips and chips. Students leave with recipes, food, and leftovers!
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!