OCAD meditation

Fall 2016

Use this time as an opportunity to acquire mental, physical, and spiritual capacity to enjoy life to the fullest. No experience necessary. Classes are coed and open to students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Reduce stress, heighten energy levels and build character, health and presence through stillness and self-inquiry. Together, we will explore various meditation techniques each week combining breath, mudra (hand position) and mantra (chant). We will spend a brief moment on physical warm-ups so we are better able to find a comfortable seated posture.

Drop-in / Pay-as-you-go

Once program pre-registration concludes, we will determine, based on how many participants sign up in advance—and instructor’s discretion—if and when drop-in meditation will happen.

Drop-in / pay-as-you-go opportunities for fall 2016 will occur as follows, per the dates below:

Morning Yoga: 9:00 AM
Meditation: 10:15 AM
Afternoon Yoga: 12 noon and/or 1:30 PM

Cost: $5 cash only, exact change payable BEFORE class begins. A paper waiver (provided at location) must be signed also.


Wednesday mornings (9 classes)*
September 21; October 5, 12 and 19; November 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2016**
10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Instructor: Krista Schilter

* Schedule subject to change/addition/revision
** No meditation is scheduled September 28 or October 26, 2016.

Classes will be conducted in Room 187, Level 1, 100 McCaul Street (MCA). Classes are limited to maximum 20 participants and require a minimum of five pre-registered meditation students to run.

Program fees for students, faculty/staff and alumni

$45 (only $5 per class)

If you sign up for both yoga AND meditation, you can join Mixed Steps Dance Club (MxD) for only $30! Email MxD for details!


Pre-registration complete and programming begun.
See drop-in / pay-as-you-go option above.
Meditation fees are non-refundable once classes begin.


Pay fees at the Cashier:
Level 7, 230 Richmond St. West (as of May 2016)
Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bring your receipt to Brent Everett James, Campus Life Coordinator: 
Level 5, 230 Richmond St. West (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or scan your receipt and email it as proof of payment.


Sign up (AND submit receipt of payment) by
4:00 p.m., Monday, September 19, 2016.

Meet your instructor

Krista Schilter spends her time connecting with people and places near and far. She is influenced greatly by her travels and practice around the world - taking cues from an array of sources and styles, namely Kundalini, Hatha and Vinyasa yoga taught from a trauma-informed perspective. Expect longer holds to challenge the physical body on a gross level and a variety of breathing exercises to transform the mind on a subtle level. 

Krista's interests include urban agriculture and horticultural therapy, which lend to a reclaiming of a lost connection with nature in urban areas. She believes that a mindfulness practice and a connection with self through the natural world will provide us with the means to reset and recharge ourselves.

What to wear/bring

Wear comfortable clothing. Please bring a comfortable cushion or blanket. Additional support from chair or seated against wall is welcomed and encouraged.


Campus Life 

230 Richmond St. West (as of May 24, 2016)