ZEN ZONE

WHAT IS THE ZEN ZONE

The Zen Zone is a dedicated space on-campus for all students to participate in quiet, independent, and self-care activities that promote individual wellness and mindfulness.

HOW DO I USE THE ZEN ZONE?

When it comes to health and wellness, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits all approach. To ensure we tavilor to your needs and wants, we created the Zen Zone to cover it all. For 30 minutes, we offer:

  • MEDITATION

  • AROMA THERAPHY

  • ZZZ ZONE

  • YOGA

  • ACTIVITY CENTRE

  • HYDRATION STATION

  • LACTATION SPACE

ZONE 1: MEDITATION

Our dedicated meditation zone allows you to take full advantage of items selected specifically to help you on your meditation journey such as: guided meditations, cozy pillows, crystals and even a waterfall.

ZONE 2: AROMA THERAPHY

Zap stress and help lower tension curl up in our ZZZ Zone and enjoy a short nap. Our cozy atmosphere and weighted blankets are just what you need to help unwind and de-stress.

ZONE 3: ZZZ ZONE

Zap stress and help lower tension curl up in our ZZZ Zone and enjoy a short nap. Our cozy atmosphere and weighted blankets are just what you need to help unwind and de-stress.

ZONE 4: YOGA

Within our meditation zone you will find yoga mats. Explore your inner yogi with self-guided yoga. We can provide an IPad to use or find your own grove.

ZONE 5: ACTIVITY CENTRE

Relax your mind and unleash your inner artist in our colouring zone. Enjoy one of our many books or magazines handpicked and provided by OTSU staff and OTU professors, or attempt one of our brain teasers or puzzles.

ZONE 6: HYDRATION STATION

Studies have shown that dehydration leads to higher cortisol levels—the stress hormone—making it harder to deal with everyday issues. Please help yourself to fresh filtered water or an herbal tea.

ZONE 7: LACTATION SPACE

Balancing school and motherhood can be a challenge at times. The Zen Zone offers breast feeding mothers a comfortable, quite private space where you can pump or feed your baby.

Finding Zen in your Daily Life

FAQ

Who can use it?
The Zen Zone is only available for OTSU members.
Can I study in the Zen Zone?
To ensure you find your Zen, we asked that you do not bring any academic-related work and to visit the room in a state of being present.
Am I allowed to bring a friend with me?
In order to take care of yourself, we asked that you use these 30 minutes just for yourself. If you require alternative arrangements, please email us.
Why was this service created?
After collecting countless data and feedback from our membership, our Needs Assessment results revealed that the Downtown Campus feels a much greater need for a meeting and support spot. This indicated that the creation of this service was necessary because it allows us to shape healthy, well, and successful students at Ontario Tech University.

FIND US

You can also participate in our bi-weekly programming through our “Wellness Wednesdays”, where we offer a range of events revolving around the 7 dimensions of health.

CONTACT
Jennifer Neitzel
Service Coordinator

LOCATION
61 Charles St Building
Downtown Campus

Oshawa, Ontario L1H 4X8

EMAIL
jennifer.neitzel@uoit.ca

HOURS
Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30 p.m.

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