Wellness Wednesday w/UMBC alumna, Dr. Karolyn Babalola
Join us as we take a breather and practice mindfulness
We would like to invite you to the first of five conversations on mindfulness this spring. In these sessions you will join members of the LSAMP community across the University System of Maryland as we learn the benefits of mindfulness and engage in exercises to help us appreciate the present moment.
Each session will be led by Dr. Karolyn Babalola. Dr. Babalola is an innovator, teacher, yogini, and learner. She is currently a Senior Lead Engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton leading AI-based Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology development. She completed her M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her B.S. in Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she was a Meyerhoff Scholar.
Session 1 will be an introduction to mindfulness and meditation techniques.
This session will introduce the concept of mindfulness and discuss how to use different meditation techniques to heighten mindfulness and manage stress. We will discuss the history of meditation and the stages of meditation from a yogic view point. We will conclude with a yoga nidra (reclined) meditation.
Materials: A mat on which to recline
Optional: Neck pillow, blankets, bolsters (lumbar pillow)
For information on mindfulness and its benefits, check out this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTsUEOUaWpY
Register below to join us.