healthyU ”fosters health in the Yale community by providing a support network for those trying to improve health, stay healthy, or share insights about health. healthyU holds weekly workshops for health-promoting activities and health instruction.”
Yogis at Yale (YAY) is a student-run organization that hosts daily yoga classes for the entire Yale community. Classes are free and drop-in style and cover a range of yoga forms.
YMindful is a religiously unaffiliated student organization for collective meditation and mindfulness. YMindful students gather every Saturday in Jonathan Edwards College and take turns leading meditation. No prior experience is needed, and anyone is welcome to attend.
Vita Bella! is an undergraduate-run magazine that celebrates and promotes positive living through photography, creative writing, fashion, journalism, and art. The magazine also hosts events that “aim to spread love, joy, and beauty in all forms to enrich the lives of students.”
Yale New Haven T’ai Chi Study Group offers class once a week and practice sessions twice a week at Dwight Hall. Classes are open to the public, and beginners are welcome, especially during September. A monthly membership fee of $40 is charged starting in October, though classes are free for undergraduates.
Mind Matters is a student organization that works to create an open dialogue about mental health in the community, particularly by hosting guest speakers, arranging study breaks, screening films, and circulating newsletters. Student members advocate for positive mental health at Yale, working with peer liaisons and the Yale College Council to reduce the stigma associated with mental health and to educate students about the resources available to them.
The CCEs are a group of undergraduate students who work to foster a positive sexual and social climate at Yale. Directed by the Office of Gender and Campus Culture in the Yale College Dean’s Office, CCEs conduct trainings, spark conversations, and collaborate with student groups to ensure that mutual respect, and mindfulness are standard campus practice.
The Coalition for Mental Health & Wellbeing is a union of student organizations committed to positive mental health and well-being at Yale. In open monthly meetings, Coalition members plan joint initiatives, such as Mental Health and Wellness Weekend, aimed at enhancing the well-being of the student body. The Coalition’s Steering Committee advocates for mental health and well-being at Yale, liaises with Yale health professionals and Yale administrators, and serves on the Yale College Mental Health & Counseling Advisory Committee.
The Chaplaincy Fellows are a core group of students throughout the residential college system who help engender an ethos of reflection, non-judgmental conversation, and respectful curiosity of divergent worldviews. With the guidance of the staff of the Chaplain’s Office, Chaplaincy Fellows are empowered to facilitate conversations rooted in life’s big questions around meaning, purpose, authentic success, and happiness.