Panoramic Sunset; copyright Ford Dyke, Ph.D. 2018

School of Kinesiology

Mindfulness-Based Performance and Health Optimization


The 2018 Wellness Retreat will facilitate a holistic approach to performance and health optimization for members of the Auburn/Opelika Community. Specifically, we will host a campus-wide retreat incorporating mindfulness-based techniques including, but not limited to, Exercise, Sleep, Nutrition, and Hydration. This particular retreat is designed to develop and/or enhance individuals’ performance, health, and well-being for daily life.


Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. The 2018 Wellness Retreat is schedule for a total of 6 hours (9:00AM – 3:00PM). Discussion-based information and application-based guidance is set to be the focal point. The program will also include some basic restorative movements (light, active stretching), lunch, and smoothies.

wellness retreat Tentative schedule
Program commencement (9:00 am)
  • Preface and Facilitators’ Introductions (KINE 156)
  • ‘The Sit’
  • What is Performance?
  • Ideal Performance State (IPS)
  • ‘Pillars of Health’
Lunch (11:45 – 12:45 outside)
  • The Power of Gratitude
  • What is Mindfulness?
  • Restorative Movement Session (KINE 149; approx. 30 min)
Closing Remarks (3:00 pm)
price: $50

The price covers the cost of lunch, smoothie ingredients, and materials. Please wear comfortable, casual attire for the restorative movement session.

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Reita Clanton
Coordinator III, Performance and Health Optimization Center
Auburn University School of Kinesiology
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Ford Dyke, Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor
Auburn University School of Kinesiology
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more information

Please visit our webpage for additional information about mindfulness-based techniques.

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