Payne Whitney Gym


Located just a five minute walk from the Law School, Payne Whitney Gym contains training centers for crew, gymnastics, swimming, general exercise, recreational and varsity strength and conditioning, group fitness classes, and a state of the art fencing salon. Payne Whitney Gym is free to all Yale students, and memberships are available for purchase for student spouses.

Membership and Schedule Information

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Intramural Sports

Graduate-Professional Intramural Sports are managed by Payne Whitney Gym and are open to students, faculty and staff of the University. IM sports have four different seasons, and offer activities such as volleyball, soccer, softball, basketball and ultimate frisbee.  For more information, including details about registering a team, see the PWG website.

Meditation Sessions

YLS offers free meditation sessions every Wednesday at 12:10 pm sharp and 12:30 pm sharp.  Feel free to take part in one or both sessions.  Most sessions are led by Sue Neufeld, a Level 2 certified ParaYoga instructor. Meditation sessions are held in the Law School.

If you're interested in starting a meditation practice, we invite you to try the 40 Day Meditation Challenge which consists of two 11-minute basic meditations (Yale NetID required). Try to do one of these every day for 40 days, and at the end of the challenge we hope you find yourself stronger and more ready to take on life's challenges!

We also have four Exam Meditation Recordings, led by Sue Neufeld from Yoga For You, available 24/7.

 

 

Learned Feet Running Club

Join Professor Ian Ayres for a weekly jog around New Haven. All paces are welcome to join, for as much of the jog as you'd like. During Fall 2016, the group will meet on the following Tuesdays: 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29.

Please meet the group inside the law school at the Grove St. entrance at 4pm.

Fitness Fridays


 

The Law School offers a special group fitness class for the YLS community at no cost throughout the semester. Classes are held in the Payne Whitney Gym E/F exercise room on the 5th floor from 4:00-5:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.  No prior experience is required for any classes. The Spring 2016 schedule can be found below.  Please check back soon for the Fall 2016 schedule!

Boot Camp: Friday, January 22, 4:00 pm

High-intensity cardio intervals and bodyweight strength training are combined for a total body workout. This is a workout you can do anywhere! Modifications will be available for all exercises to increase or decrease intensity as needed.

 

Class at SHiFT Cycle New Haven: Friday, February 19, 4:00 pm

SHiFT Cycle's instructor, Jenn, uses interval training (high intensity bursts followed by recovery) to deliver fun, calorie-burning, heart-pumping ride.

 

Yoga with Natalie Schwartz (Yogis at Yale): Friday, February 26, 4:00 pm

 

Yoga with Mila Chadayammuri (Yogis at Yale): Friday, March 4, 4:00 pm

Creative Sequencing flow: the class starts with some breathing exercises, then goes through a fluid asana flow focussing on hips, back and shoulders, where sitters cramp up most, and closes with a meditation.

 

Pilates with Ellen Barrett: Wednesday, March 9, 3:30 pm

Learn more about Ellen here.

 

Zumba Cardio Party with Shana Schneider-Wednesday, March 23, 3:30 pm

Take a Zumba Fitness class with Shana Schneider--a licensed Zumba Fitness instructor and AFAA certified group fitness instructor.

Intro to Ashtanga with Danielle Casioppo: Friday, April 1, 4:00 pm

This class derives its foundational sequencing from Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, as developed by Sri T. Krishnamacharya and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the origin of all contemporary vinyasa practices. Vinyasa is a fluid practice, linking one posture to next through the breath. The use and control of the breath (pranayama) is emphasized in this practice as it leads the practitioner to a deeper level of concentration. Students will learn about the five pillars of the Ashtanga practice, get an introduction to yogic philosophy and practice the asana (postures) of the primary series. While Ashtanga is a vigorous practice, building strength, endurance and flexibility, the pace of this class allows for the use of props and modifications, making it accessible to students of all levels. 

 

Yoga with Mila Chadayammuri (Yogis at Yale): Friday, April 8, 4:00 pm

Creative Sequencing flow: the class starts with some breathing exercises, then goes through a fluid asana flow focussing on hips, back and shoulders, where sitters cramp up most, and closes with a meditation.

 

Yoga with Mila Chadayammuri (Yogis at Yale): Friday, April 15, 4:00 pm

Creative Sequencing flow: the class starts with some breathing exercises, then goes through a fluid asana flow focussing on hips, back and shoulders, where sitters cramp up most, and closes with a meditation.

 

Yoga Bootcamp with Danielle Casioppo: Friday, April 22, 4:00 pm

 

Check back for updates!