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The Room to Breathe

The Room to Breathe

Practice Self-care in the Room to Breathe

Fall 2020 Update: The Room to Breathe will not be available on a drop-in basis until public health restrictions to control the spread of COVID-19 permit greater access to the Women's Center. 

Do you find that stress creeps in more often than you'd like? Sometimes it comes from school or work. Sometimes it comes from things going on in your personal life. Sometimes you can't even really nail down where the stress is coming from. You just know it's there. Wherever the stress is coming from, sometimes you just need a place to go to get away, even if only for a short time.

Where can you find a place on Grounds to sit quietly, have a moment to yourself undisturbed, and put tending to your wellness at the top of your list of things to do?

The Women’s Center has what you’re looking for. Thanks to a generous donation from the UVA Women’s Club, the Women’s Center was able to create the “Room to Breathe.” This room, prepped with a stress-relieving finger labyrinth, white noise machine, books, and chocolate, is a resource for the UVA community to utilize whenever they need that moment of privacy, safety, and quiet.

There's no need to make an appointment. Just come in when you need it during business hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Looking for other spaces to catch your breath and take time for yourself? Check out this list of resiliency spaces offered by the Contemplative Sciences Center.