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Elements of Wellness at Vanderbilt UniversityThe Rec advocates a comprehensive approach to achieving a healthier lifestyle based on eight major categories of wellness. Through our programs and outreach, we seek to empower the Vanderbilt community to continually explore multiple dimensions of health and wellness and have fun doing it.


  Wellness Wheel  |  Life Phase Series  |  Mind Body Wellness  |  Resources



Know Your Wellness Wheel

The wellness wheel is a visual guide to better understand the eight dimensions or areas of an individual's life that make up their overall health. All elements are interconnected, meaning that setting goals in one area positively impact or improves your ability to expand that element of wellness.


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Life Phase Series

Life Phase Series are presentations offered bi-monthly on a variety of topics to support well being to the Vanderbilt community. Topics range from gardening to financial management.


Life Phase Series – Greening Your Home and Personal Life

Thursday, November 8

Noon – 1:00 PM

Location: Medical Center North C 2209


Chelsea Hamilton, Sustainability Outreach Coordinator for the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office

At this session, you will learn the simple steps to make your home and personal life more sustainable. Learn tips on sustainable behaviors and simple food and product switches to improve the sustainability of your home utility use, food, cleaning routine, waste, and more!  This presentation will be held Thursday November 8, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Medical Center North room C2209.

Chelsea Hamilton joined the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) in October 2014. Chelsea is primarily responsible for sustainability outreach, awareness and education while also collaborating with the various sustainability programs managed and supported by SEMO. She received her B.A. in Biology and Anthropology from Vanderbilt University and completed her Masters in Sustainability from Lipscomb University in 2015.

This Life Phase Series session is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center. It is open to the Vanderbilt community.

Contact: Marilyn Holmes, (615) 343-2638 or

Mind Body Wellness

The mind-body connection is a well-researched topic that points to the relationship between mental and physical health. The Vanderbilt Recreation & Wellness Center (Rec) offers several group fitness classes to cultivate this aspect of wellness, including:

Click here for the Group Fitness Calendar with class description, days & times. 

  • Yoga
    • Intro to Yoga
    • Yoga
    • Gentle Yoga
    • Hatha Yoga
    • Vinyasa Yoga
    • Ashtanga Yoga
    • Iyengar Yoga
    • Yoga Bands and Roller
  • Meditation
  • Beginner Meditation



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