Stress Management

We know that stress can take a toll. The good news is that meditation, yoga, and other stress-busters can help you calm your mind, boost your mood, and improve your overall sense of well-being.

Benefits-eligible faculty, staff, and bargaining unit members can register online for one of our wellness programs.

Our Stress Management Offerings

Mindfulness Meditation

Learn how to calm your mind and reduce stress through mindfulness meditation. For current classes please visit our registration page. All experience levels are welcome—all you need to take part is an open mind.

During the Covid-19 pandemic please see this temporary offering:

Daily Mindfulness Sessions with Dr. Neda Gould

Mindfulness meditation can be an excellent resource to manage stress and anxiety during uncertain times. Dr. Neda Gould, faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Mindfulness Program, will be leading daily meditations at 8 AM, 12 PM and 5 PM open to the entire Johns Hopkins Community. Sessions will be 30 min in length and will include a variety of mindfulness meditation practices in a virtual format. Open the following zoom link at the scheduled times to join. 

Meeting ID: 747 490 420


Practice yoga, which takes you through a series of body movements designed to relax the mind and body and improve flexibility, strength, and balance.  We offer yoga classes at multiple locations—Carey, Homewood, KeswickTurner and Monument Street buildings in East Baltimore, and at 700 E Pratt. Beginner and mixed-level classes are offered, and you can sign up for one, two, or three days a week.

Seated Massage

Get hands-on stress relief with a low-cost 15-minute seated massage session, offered at our Homewood, Eastern, Keswick, White Marsh, and East Baltimore locations.

Calm App

Wind down with the Calm app, available free to university faculty, staff, and bargaining unit members through August 2020. You can access meditation instruction, sleep assistance, stretching videos, and relaxing music when you create a Calm account using your JHU or JHMI email address.