How to Move Well Off Campus

  • New Haven Parks

  • New Haven Bike Share

  • Balanced Yoga

    • Located on Whalley Avenue, Balanced Yoga is a hot yoga studio offering a variety of yoga and meditation classes for the individual as well as the family.

  • Breathing Room Yoga Center

    • Breathing Room, located in downtown New Haven, offers a variety of classes ranging in level and focus, including candle-lit yoga, lotus flow vinyasa, form and flow, yin yoga, urban zen restorative yoga, max meditation, happy power hour +, and much more. Breathing Room also offers private yoga and reiki sessions. Special classes and workshops, such as Chocolate Chakra Yoga for Valentine’s Day, conscious breathing workshops, and meditation workshops, occur every month. Student drop-in and class card rates are available.

  • Elm City Wellness

    • Elm City Wellness is an independent health spa with a “focus on wellness, not beauty.” Services include a variety of massages, acupuncture and community acupuncture, reiki, and facials. Elm City Wellness practitioners will customize treatments to your need, and offer services specifically tailored for athletes, musicians, and students.

  • Fresh Yoga

    • With two locations in Erector Square and Ninth Square, Fresh Yoga offers a variety of drop-in and series classes for all levels. The studio also offers an 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction series, in addition to national workshops with renowned guest instructors, in-depth workshops taught by Fresh Yoga Staff, and teacher training programs. Live-stream classes are also available for those wishing to participate in the comfort of their own space. Fresh Yoga offers special rates for students, including a class card student discount and a student drop-in rate. The studio’s Ninth Square location also offers $5 Community Flow classes on Mondays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Recreation in New Haven and Connecticut

    • New Haven and Connecticut offer wonderful scenic activities, including biking, hiking, running, and kayaking. Visit the Student Life website for guides to recreational experiences beyond Yale.

  • Walking Routes

    • There are plenty of sidewalks throughout New Haven that are great for walking.  Recommended routes, based on neighborhood and distance, are available on the Being Well at Yale website.