Wellness Days

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Department of Theatre "Wellness Days" are part of a long-term initiative to encourage individual and collective well-being. These monthly events draw on resources within our community, giving participants a closer look at the relationship between wellness and the arts. The Department of Theatre will offer workshops, classes, and seminars to encourage physical and mental/spiritual self-care, while promoting connection and engagement through Community Wellness Conversations. 

Wellness Days will continue through Spring Semester, with our next event currently scheduled for April 5. For instructor and panelist bios, click here. For questions, information, or if you’d like to suggest or teach a future wellness event, contact us at  

To register, check out the schedule of events below. Advance registration is required and space is limited, so sign up early!



SCHEDULE - Monday, April 5


9:00am to 9:45am - Greeting the Sun: Yoga for All Levels with Aria Klein

Disconnected? Drained? Ready to move? Whether you're just starting out or adding to your own practice, CorePower Yoga instructor Aria Klein is ready to guide you through a routine that can help you awaken your mind, invigorate your body, and reconnect with your self.

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10:00 am to 11:00 am - Meditation Practice with Jerry Gardner

Department of Theatre Associate Professor Jerry Gardner will lead participants through a three-step process—Explanation, Movement, and Practice—to help them incorporate meditation into their wellness regimen. 

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4:00pm to 5:00pm - Community Wellness Conversation: Embody the Change You Want To See with Guest Speaker Kelsie Jepsen


Where do you turn when you can’t find the help you need? What should we do with the time we have and the gifts we are given? How do we change the story we tell ourselves ABOUT ourselves? Department of Theatre alum Kelsie Jepsen speaks from experience and from the heart about education, activism, and the power of narrative: how storytelling skills and theatre training can become superpowers when you decide to be—or embody—the change you want to see in the world. 

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In our efforts to support collective well-being, the Department of Theatre is introducing Community Wellness Conversations. Through presentations and discussions in a variety of spaces, we hope to encourage participants to see representation, equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and justice as essential elements of wellness for themselves, their communities, and their futures. We also hope that centering this conversation on the Utah arts community will give participants a more immediate sense of how they might affect—and be affected by—structural inequality and unsustainable practices, while reminding them of the exceptional work being done within arms’ reach. Although education is always a priority, the ultimate goal is to encourage participants to connect with the conversation, examine the part they play, and take an active role in this work.