November 08, 2021

Virtual workshop will help faculty, staff and students cope with stress

The SKY Happiness Retreat, a virtual workshop promoting the mental well-being of students, faculty and staff will be at SIU Nov. 13-15, courtesy of the Sky@SIUC, a registered student organization.

The nine-hour workshop, held over three days via Zoom, is a nationally acclaimed program featuring breath work, interactive group activities, experiential learning, evidence-based meditation, yoga, emotional intelligence training and other experiences.

More than 70 universities across the country have participated in the retreats. The workshop is conducted in partnership with several other universities and the leaders include trained SIU students and faculty.

The retreat focuses on helping participants by promoting connectedness, self-care and mental well-being. The online Zoom live event is from 4 to 7 p.m. each day. Attendance is required at all sessions.

Twenty-five full scholarships are available due to sponsorships provided by The University of Florida SKY club in partnership with SIU. The scholarships and online seating for the retreat are available on a first-come, first-served basis by advance registration online at

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