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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 – Getting Older: Tips on the Legal Planning We All Need  

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Light Hall, Room 415


Barbara Moss, Elder Law of Nashville PLC


What are the steps we need to take to plan for the future if using Veterans Administration (VA) Benefits?  Barbara Moss can answer that question!  While use of VA benefits will be the primary topic of this presentation, Ms. Moss will also touch on Medicare and Medicaid benefits. This presentation will be held Thursday October 11, from Noon to 1 p.m. in room 415 Light Hall.

Ms. Moss’ primary focus is on legal needs of seniors and those in need of long-term care.   She has been named “Best of the Bar” (one of the 75 best lawyers in Nashville) multiple times by peers in Nashville and has been chosen as a Mid-South Super Lawyer at Elder Law.  She has also received recognition in the community including winning the Athena Award.  She received her undergraduate and law degrees at Vanderbilt University where she has also taught as an adjunct professor.


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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