As students continue to deal with challenges wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, UB Health Promotion seeks to improve student wellness through yoga.
The activity — which is done remotely, over Zoom — employs flexibility to stretch away stereotypes and create a space for students to enjoy.
UB’s Health Promotion team has been forced to seek out creative ways to counter rising levels — 78% of U.S. adults have reported the pandemic being a significant cause of stress on their lives — of student stress and isolation. Many people consider yoga to be a predominantly “white” activity, but with a growing participant base and professional staff members, virtual yoga has become a popular stress-buster for UB students of all stripes.
Sharlynn Daun-Barnett, a wellness coach and the stress reduction and…