Living Well @ Western is Back!

We are pleased to announce the return of virtual fitness classes and new wellness opportunities related to the arts!

Classes will be held through Zoom. Sessions will be recorded and available for viewing at a later date to accommodate any conflicts in scheduling.

Yoga with Cassie

This activity class focuses on breath control, mindfulness, and adopting specific postures to promote relaxation and improve the health of the mind, body, and spirit. Namaste.

When: Mondays from 12:00-1:00 PM; October 26th – December 7th

Zoom ID: 916-8055-8072

Passcode: western

Instructor: Cassie Ellis

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This high-energy aerobic fitness class features movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance. You are guaranteed to have fun while improving coordination, balance, strength, and heart health.

When: Tuesdays from 12:00-12:45 PM; October 27th – December 8th

Zoom ID: 932-8431-2460

Passcode: western

Instructors: Heidi Laio and Angelica Lucaci

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Yoga with Melissa

This activity class focuses on improving posture, balance, coordination, strength and breath control by practicing a series of physical postures. Use the power of positive thinking to develop harmony in the body, mind, and environment. Namaste. 

When: Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 PM; October 29th – December 10th

Zoom ID: 970-5982-4327

Passcode: western

Instructor: Melissa Ostrowski

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Art After Dark - Coming Soon!

Grab your supplies and join us for guided lessons that will tap into your artistic side! Learn from some of the best talents at Western and in our London community. Various art mediums will be explored with a focus on exploration and fun!

Western Coffeehouse - Coming Soon

Join us for an evening of music and relaxation. Get comfortable, grab your beverage of choice, and connect with your colleagues while listening to some great tunes! 

iCalendar Download Instructions

To import an activity class calendar in Outlook:

  1. Click File tab.
  2. Select Open & Export from left column.
  3. Select Import/Export
  4. Choose Import an iCalendar (.ics) or vCalendar file (.vcs)
  5. Find and select the .ics file that you downloaded (files located at bottom of class description)


Additional Sources and Resources

Western Campus Recreation

Looking for ways to stay active while staying at home and working on social distancing? Sports and Recreation wants our Mustangs to be able to stay active, so our Western Campus Recreation Fitness is going LIVE on Instagram @Western_Rec with daily classes.

Employee and Family Assistance Plan (EFAP)

Your EFAP services with Morneau Shepell continue to be available to you and your family. Counsellors are available to provide support through telephone, videoconference, secure email and chat.

Lift by LifeWorks

Learn how to access custom developed training sessions created by the world’s best trainers. Lift by LifeWorks, by Morneau Shepell provides a full suite of fitness offerings without ever stepping outside your house. 


The London-Middlesex chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CAMH) offers a number of free workshops and events every month. Choose from activities like mindfulness, mood walks and wellness talks.

Fitness Blender YouTube Channel 

Gain access to over 600 full length workout videos for free.  There is something for everyone – from beginner to workout warrior. Most of these workouts require little to no equipment and can be done from the office or home.    

The Happiness Lab Podcast 

Based on the psychology course she teaches at Yale – the most popular class in the university's 300-year history – Dr. Laurie Santos will take you through the latest scientific research and share inspiring stories. There are 21 episodes to choose from, including bonus episodes related to the Coronavirus.

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