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Recharge Week at CEU

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Recharge Week at CEU
Monday, February 28, 2022, 5:00 pm – Friday, March 4, 2022, 7:40 pm

 Are you feeling tired of the dark cold winter? Do you need to recharge your batteries?  
Covid permitting, the Community Engagement Office is launching "Recharge Week", in order to give you the chance to mentally and spiritually refresh yourself. This will happen during the week of February 28 – March 4 when a palette of workshops and relaxing and entertaining events will be waiting for you. All you need to do is pick what you want to participate in, and then come and enjoy! 


February 28, Monday - March 4, Friday

17:00-18:00 - Table Tennis Championship
BA Student Lounge, 6th floor  

Are you longing to refresh your body and soul by playing a team game at the campus? Come play table tennis and win the trophy! The teams - duos will play each day from Monday to Thursday between 5 and 6 pm and each game’s winner will play on Friday.  

Find the rules of the game here: 
Sign up your team for the game here by February 20.  

February 28, Monday  
17:00 - 18:30 Relaxation Techniques with Laszlo Biro
QS B511

Presented techniques include abdominal breathing, Progressive muscle relaxation, Safe Place technique, Autogenic Training.  
Maximum number of participants: 12.
Sign up here: 

17:30-19:00 Creative Writing Workshop with Sanjay Kumar
QS Auditorium 

Tell Me Your Story- Writing Creatively in Everyday Life

This workshop in creative writing in English will be a set of short writing activities followed by discussion and reflections on the art and craft of telling tales from everyday life through writing. 

We will think through the constituent parts of a narrative- plot, time, space, and character with a special emphasis on learning to write creatively in day-to-day life. Please bring a notebook and writing materials  (pen or pencil) and lots of creative ideas.

Sig up here:

 March 1, Tuesday   
17:00 - 18:30 What you always wanted to know but did not know who to ask - Perfume workshop with Pusa Nastase 
QS B-511

Learn about the history and the present of fragrance as a beauty product and as an industry, find out about the ‘noses’, and how to choose a fragrance. You will also get the chance to ‘sniff’ some of the most significant fragrances.  
Sign up here:  

 17:30-18:30 It takes two: Viennese Waltz Workshop with Osman Ozdemir
Glass Hall 

Get ready to learn the most recognized dance in the world, the Viennese Waltz!  
The workshop will introduce the participants to the style, rhythm, and culture of Viennese Waltz together with some basic moves that can be done by everyone!
No experience is needed.   
Osman is an active competitive ballroom dancer and a 2nd year MA student at the department of Medieval Studies.  
Sign up here :  

 March 2, Wednesday  
17:45-19:00 Contemplative Methods with Laszlo Biro  
QS B-511  

Presented techniques include Body Scan, meditation (sitting and walking), Mindfulness. Maximum number of participants: 12.
Sign up here:  

17:30-19:00 Experimental Creative Zine with Nellya Dzhamanbaeva 
QS A-516

Try yourself in an Experimental Creative Zine creation workshop. It is a chance to express yourself through different techniques that are close to you (poem, mobile photo, drawing, text, collage, etc.). During the workshop, you will learn about storytelling, types of Zines and how to create it yourself. As the result, you will make a group Experimental Creative Zine that you could carry with you.   

Nellya studies MA Cultural Heritage Management and Policy at CEU. She is an artist, art manager, and curator from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She participated in a number of local and international exhibitions.  
Sign up here: 

 March 3, Thursday  
(Time change!) 11:00-12:30 Yoga Class with Denise Rama  
QS B-505 

This workshop is an introduction to an upcoming yoga group held weekly for CEU students.  

These days it is important to make time for yourself and explore that which is otherwise neglected in the hectic world of studying, work and social life - your very own body and mind. Yoga therapy is holistic and induces a sense of wellbeing. It is all about experiencing body movement, but also focuses on activating the parasympathetic nervous system through breathing techniques in order to be able to better cope with stress and anxiety. To sum up, in my yoga sessions you will learn to release physical stress and tension and improve your mobility as well as your mental health. It is for everyone.  

Bring some comfortable clothes.  
Maximum number of participants: 15
Please sign up here: Microsoft Forms  

March 3, Thursday 
17:30-19:30 Hand in Hand Parenting Workshop with Flora Bacsó - for Student Parents

March 4, Friday 
17:30-19:30 Hand in Hand Parenting Workshop with Flora Bacsó - for Staff Parents  

Parenting can get hard and it's not your fault. Whether you are a biological or adoptive parent or you are co-parenting your partner's children, you might face challenges from time to time with the children in your family: questions arise around how to handle difficulties with eating, sleeping, screen time, transitions (bedtime, school, losses, arrival of a new family member or a pet), sibling rivalry, emotional outbursts - and you don't have to do all that by yourself. Hand in Hand Parenting is a trauma-informed approach that helps parents when parenting gets hard. Come and see how you can build emotional understanding towards the children in your family and yourself through simple tools that can be tailored to your hard parenting situations.  
Join our 120-minute workshop.  
The leader of the workshop is Flora Bacso, Hand in Hand Parenting instructor and conflict resolution professional.  
Sign up for March 3, Thursday, Student Parents:  
Sign up for March 4, Friday, Staff Parents: Microsoft Forms  

 March 4, Friday  
17:00-18:00 - Table Tennis Championship Final
BA Student Lounge, 6th floor  

Are you longing to refresh your body and soul by playing a team game at the campus? Come play table tennis and win the trophy! The teams - duos will play each day from Monday to Thursday between 5 and 6 pm and each game’s winner will play on Friday.  

Find the rules of the game here: 
Sign up your team for the game here by February 20.  

17:40-19:40 - Tea Tasting Workshop 
Ground floor lounge  

As a part of the Recharge Week, the CEU Tea Tasting Society will organize a special tasting session of vintage raw pu'erh teas (the teas that naturally age through fermentation). The aged pu’erh teas generally have a profound and robust taste with complex hints of dry fruit, honey or old camphor. They also have immense durability, sometimes withstanding up to 15 infusions. Drinking them will have soothing effects on your mind without any subsequent hangovers. 

We will compare four pu’erh teas harvested between 2006-2009 from distinct mountains in the southwestern part of the Chinese Yunnan province. 
If you would like to attend, register using the following form: 
(Please note that the Tea Tasting Workshop is a student initiative. The data provided on the registration form will be managed by the CEU Tea Tasting Society only. All data provided on this registration form will be deleted by March 11, 2022.)

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