Chaplain leading yoga and meditation

Also see Take a Breath for a growing library of Rev. CQE's free virtual meditation, yoga, qigong & other energy medicine practices available on this Cornell College Chaplain & Spiritual Life website.

Deep Peace Yoga classes (Tuesday afternoons) as well as Mindfulness, Meditation, & Mind-Body Spirit (Fridays @ 11:15 - noon) drop-in classes are offered by Rev. Dr. Catherine Quehl-Engel each week in order to help you release stress, cultivate calm and well-being, and help you tap the deep well of peace you've had inside you all along.  While yoga classes are limited to current students, faculty, and staff, community members are always welcome to join us for Friday 11:15 meditation.

Catherine Quehl-Engel also offers adjunct courses in the fields of meditation, mindfulness, and yoga.

  • Psy 513 "Mindfulness, Meditation, & Psychological Health" is offered both semesters through the Psychology Department for 1/4 academic credit (register through Self-Serve)
  • "Awaken: Yin Yoga, Mindfulness, & Peace" (REL513) is an inter-spiritual adjunct course that's in the works Catherine will offer through the Religion Department, hopefully with a launch in for 1/4 credit in Fall 2020.  Using a yin or gentle, non-striving, receptive style of yoga, meditation, and mindful living practice, this course applies the deep well of wisdom from Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu, and Christian contemplative perspectives.   

Catherine Quehl-Engel is a certified meditation, mindfulness, and yoga instructor as well as a Spring Forest Qigong practice group leader, Level III Sound Healer, Reiki Master, and certified Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry practitioner. She teaches on campus, and through workshops and retreats for other campuses, ministry sites, and retreat centers around the midwest. Her doctoral dissertation "Deep Abiding: Praying, Living, and Loving from the Inside Out" with it's 6 week program she developed using heart and energy focused meditation/interior prayer practices for personal and communal healing (both seated and amid every day life activities and encounters versions of practices) was featured by the research and education org HeartMath Institute in 2014, and is housed in their on-line dissertation library

Meditation, Mindfulness, & Mind-Body-Spirit 

Fridays 11:15-noon in Allee Chapel (except Block Breaks).
Find support for your practice.  We explore a variety of both movement and seated based practices and styles. Includes East-West contemplative healing wisdom. Occasionally enfolds the soothing sound of Himilayan singing bowls. See Block Calender for schedule).

Deep Peace Yoga

Tuesdays (1 hr) in Hall-Perrine, Thomas Commons. 
Time for 2020-201 T.B.A. (will be in that 3:15-5pm window).

4th Tuesday of each Block (right before finals!) features Yoga Nidra, a reclined practice for greater  effortlessness, relaxation, and planting your personal goal or sankulpa deep within the subconscious  (For yoga nidra, it's recommended to bring a pillow, sweatshirt, and blanket).

NOTE: Arrive at least 5 min. early to all classes for signing in, grabbing a mat and bolster from the Roe Howard Fitness Room (you'll need your campus ID), and settling into your space.  

Consider completing the one-time required waiver on line prior to your arrival.

Yoga classes are co-sponsored by the Cornell College Chaplain & Spiritual Life Office and the Health and Counseling Center. All extra-curricular offerings named on this page are also part of The Cornell Well-Being Network. Questions? Email cquehl-engel@cornellcollege.edu or call 319-895-4402.