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New Wellness Suite Opens at Western CT State University

Nov 02, 2015 10:27PM

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies and the Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences Department at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) are opening the new Wellness Suite in Berkshire Hall on the Midtown campus of the university. A grand opening of the Wellness Suite is planned for November 12 from 4 to 6pm.

The common room is a warm, inviting space for small group workshops or activities such as guided meditation, yoga off the mat or drumming circles. For a more private setting, there are three treatment rooms for individual Reiki, massage, nutrition counseling or health coaching appointments. The space also includes a mediation garden next to Berkshire Hall. Students designed, planted and will maintain this garden as a place to stroll or sit in quiet reflection.

The new suite will provide a venue for WCSU and the greater Danbury community to experience opportunities for wellness, participate in workshops and attend certification programs. The space will be used for experiential learning to support courses for the new Holistic Health Option in the Bachelor of Science of Health Promotion Studies curriculum.

Christel Autuori, RDH RYT, MA, director of the Institute for Holistic Health Studies, invites students, faculty, staff and the public to the series of Wellness Wednesday Workshops held on campus. The November wellness workshop, Mind/Body Practices, will be presented by Virginia DeSiena, DDS on November 18 at 12:30pm. 

For additional information about the Wellness Suite and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies, contact Dr. Robyn Housemann, professor and co-chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences, at [email protected] or Christel Autuori at [email protected] Wellness Wednesday Workshop Location: Room 103 of Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus.