Community Programs at Monona Terrace

2016 Health and Wellness Media Sponsor


Lunchtime Yoga


Tuesdays & Thursdays
September 1 - October 25 (excludes: Sept. 15 & Oct. 11, & 20)
12 noon - 12:45pm 

Take a break from the daily stresses of your workday with Lunchtime Yoga! Focus on breathing techniques to help relieve stress and learn useful techniques to navigate the rest of your day. Jill Lundberg's classes provide the opportunity to cultivate strength, flexibility, balance and ease in the body. You may discover habit patterns that cause tension and muscle imbalance. Identifying and working with these patterns, we can learn to move more optimally during our daily routine and help sustain an active life. All levels are welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

Jill Lundberg has been teaching Moving Insights' Alignment Yoga (MIAY) since 2011. She is a registered yoga teacher with the Movement Insights' Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level.


 Lunchtime Yoga Handouts

Gentle Yoga Sequence

Gentle Yoga Sequence #2

Gentle Yoga Chair

Yoga for Shoveling

Here's what some past participants had to say:
- "I really enjoyed the yoga and am now participating in the meditation class. this is really an island of sanity in my day -- thank you!" - Holly O., Madison

- "I very much enjoyed the yoga practice and beautiful space at Monona Terrace as a break in my very busy days. It allowed some 'me' time which helped manage my stress levels and improved mood. Thank you!" - Emily, Mt. Horab


Meditation at Monona Terrace


Mondays, October 10 - December 12  (no class on Nov. 14)
12 noon – 12:45pm

Touted by attendees as our most impactful program, spending even a few minutes in meditation can reconnect you with a sense of calm and inner peace. Anyone can practice meditation. It's simple, inexpensive and doesn't require any special equipment. You can bring mindfulness to any of your daily activities… out for a walk, riding the bus, waiting at the doctor's office or even in the middle of a difficult business meeting. Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that benefits both your emotional well-being and your overall health.

Mindfulness meditation will be led by Sarah Moore M.D., a mind-body practitioner, therapist, and physician at the Dean Hematology and Oncology Clinic. Sarah has been practicing meditation for 14 years and teaching meditation to groups and individuals for the past six years. Her personal practice has brought her much peace, joy and stability, and she is excited to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with others. 

Chairs will be available. Walk-ins are welcome. These sessions are provided through the generous support of Dean and St. Mary's Hospital.





 WISC 3 interview on Meditation at Monona Terrace, aired April 18, 2014


Tara Brach's "Guided Meditations for Emotional Healing." Click HERE for link to website.

Meditation Handouts & Audio Recordings:


Audio Recording of Session 3.21.16

Audio Recording of Session 3.28.16

Audio Recording of Session 4.4.16

Audio Recording of Session 4.11.16

Audio Recording of Session 5.2.16

Audio Recording of Session 5.9.16

Audio Recording of Session 5.16.16




Audio Recording of Session 3.30.15

Audio Recording of Session 4.06.15

Audio Recording of Session 4.13.15

Audio Recording of Session 4.27.15 Guest Beth Wortzel  

Audio Recording of Session 5.11.15

Audio Recording of Session 11.3.14

Audio Recording of Session 11.24.14

Audio Recording of Session 12.01.14

Audio Recording of Session 12.15.14

Audio Recording of Session 12.22.14

Audio Recording of Session 3.25.13

Audio Recording of Session 4.8.13

The Guest House

The Journey

Love After Love


Our True Heritage

Here's what some past participants had to say:

“This program is wonderful. I appreciate that it is free, entirely voluntary, and that all are welcomed. I have enjoyed and benefited from it more than any other downtown recurring event, ever.” - Bill W., Verona

“This is a powerful contribution to the health of our community. Let's have it year 'round! I have my own daily practice but the synergistic energy of the group is another level of experience.” - John M., Madison

"This experience was amazing. My friend and I were traveling to Wisconsin for a day of food and sight-seeing, saw the meditation listed on the Convention Bureau website and said "How Madison!" and, despite the fact we had never meditated before, decided we really had to try it. We felt VERY welcomed. Thank you so very much. Hopefully we can come again."  -
Jerry M., Sugar Grove, IL



Mindful Yoga

Tuesdays and Thursdays
December 1-22, 12 noon - 12:45pm

How can we learn to feel truly at home in this fast paced modern world? In this series, we learn to use yoga postures and breath as gateways to the richness of the present moment. We explore a set of simple yet profound yoga and mindfulness practices to nourish the body, to bring peace to the mind and to open the heart. This series is perfect for those who are new to yoga and mindfulness, as well as experienced practitioners who are interested in deepening their practice. Please bring your yoga mat, if you have one, and a sense of curiosity!




Tai Chi at Monona Terrace


Click for T'ai Chi at Monona Terrace Demonstration Video  


Tuesdays & Thursdays
June 2017
12 noon - 12:45pm, Rooftop Garden

A unique Madison favorite!  De-stress during the workday with gentle lake breezes and soothing sounds of the Monona Terrace fountain, as you experience the ancient art of T’ai Chi. All levels of experience are welcome to enjoy the simple guided movements led by Terri Pellitteri. Come learn how this ancient Chinese art form invigorates the soul and releases stress.

Terri has studied t’ai chi for over twenty years (including time in Taiwan), teaching for thirteen. She currently studies and teaches at a t’ai chi school called Madison Daoguan, along with teaching at Group Health Cooperative in the Complimentary Medicine Department.

In her own practice, Terri has learned that this integration of mind, breath and action develops softness, agility, and resilience. Tai Chi helps us to enhance our physical/mental health and manage our stress, depression, anxiety and pain.

This program is generously sponsored by Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin and FOX 47 WMSN TV Madison. Walk-ins welcome. Comfortable shoes recommended. In case of inclement weather, class will be cancelled. Please call 608.261.4000 after 11am the day of event for cancellation information or visit


 T'ai Chi Handouts

Here's what some past participants had to say:

“It was nice to see people of all ages shapes and sizes experiencing the benefits of T’ai Chi. The instructor does a great job of making everyone feel welcome” - Rick R., Madison

“ Love, love, love this program and Terry P. is a fabulous teacher.” - Rita J., Cottage Grove

“Loved it.....very relaxing ......always left feeling energized - aches were gone.” - Sandy M., Madison



Health and Wellness Presentaion

Wednesday, October 5
12 noon - 1PM, Lecture Hall

Aging and Love
by John DeLamater, Conway-Bascom Professor of Sociology at UW-Madison

Join Professor DeLamater, Professor of Sociology at UW-Madison, as he addresses the topic of older adult relationships and intimacy. He will also discuss results of a recently completed study on the subject.

Sponsored by Monona Terrace, Madison Senior Center, Madison Public Library, and Visiting Angels.


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