Leisure and Recreation Education

Header of a man placing a golf ball on a green in Yates.

The “Leisure and Recreation Department” (LRED) offers a variety of non-credit recreation classes for Georgetown University students. Courses include a range of introductory and intermediate instruction in recreation skills and activities that promote and maintain a healthy and more active lifestyle.

Class listings and schedules are maintained by the University Registrar and may change or fluctuate with each academic year. For more information on current class listings, please review the list below.

Spring 2024 Class Offerings

Please note that all LRED classes scheduled during the Spring 2024 semester will be subject to change. Questions? Email Bethany Bower.

Mind/Body

M/W | 10 – 11 a.m. | CRN 44581

This is an introductory-level course on the practice of Mindfulness and Meditation. This course will focus on improving mind and body balance through the mindfulness of breathing techniques (Pranayama), physical movements and postures (Yoga Asanas), and energetic qualities in the present moment to apply to meditation practice.Students will be guided on a mindfulness and meditation journey designed for the unique demands of the university lifestylethrough safe, efficient movements and self-care options.Each class will entail breathing,movement, energetic work, and meditation designed to encourage balance in the mind and body and will introduce or review these elements as needed for the application.

T/TH | 11 – 11:50 a.m. | LRED 0015

This introductory course is designed for individuals who are new to the world of strength training and eager to build a solid foundation for a healthier, stronger lifestyle. Our engaging sessions will cover the basics, prioritize consistency, and focus on proper technique, gradually progressing to help you build a strong foundation. Whether you are brand new to strength training or looking to refine your training techniques, this course will empower you with the knowledge and skills needed to embark on a 10-week fitness journey. No matter where you are on your fitness journey, this course is tailored to meet you at your current level and guide you toward your unique fitness goals. 

T/TH | 10 – 11 a.m. | CRN 40616

In this 10 week class you will learn and master a basic Hatha Yoga routine as well as the five principles of Yoga for physical, mental, and emotional well-being. No background in yoga is required. This course will take place in Studio A at Yates Field House.

Racquet Sports

M/W | 11:05 – 11:55 a.m. | CRN 40611

This course includes instruction from basic skill levels through intermediate levels of play. Students will be introduced to the rules of Racquetball and will be challenged to improve level of play and overall fitness. Racquets will be provided for students for class sessions. This course will be held on the Racquetball Courts located in Yates Field House.

M/W | 10 – 10:50 a.m. | CRN 40612

This course includes instruction from basic skill levels through intermediate levels of play. Students will be introduced to the rules of Squash and will be challenged to improve level of play and overall fitness. Racquets will be provided for students for class sessions.

M/W | 11 – 11:50 am | CRN 40607
T/TH | 11 – 11:50 a.m. | CRN 40608

This class is intended for students who are new to tennis or have taken some basic lessons. Each class will focus on the development of excellent tennis technique. Classes will include several drills intended to develop proper tennis form.

M/W | 12:05 – 12:55 p.m. | CRN 40609
T/TH | 12:05 – 12:55 p.m. | CRN 40610

This class is intended for students with basic skills and some tennis experience. The class reinforces the proper techniques for ground strokes, serve and volley. Students will perform several drills intended to improve shot making and court positioning. The course will also cover strategic concepts for singles and doubles tennis.

Swim

T/TH | 10 – 10:50 a.m. | CRN 42208

This course is designed for the student who may wish to overcome their fear of the water and learn basic swim skills. Students will learn and practice key elements of the crawl stroke and back float and stroke. Student should have their own swim suit and goggles.

M/W | 1 – 1:50 p.m. | CRN 43174

In this course the student will build on basic-level swimming skills. This course will provide practice for confidence, refinement of technique, and improvement of other aquatic skills. The instructor will introduce more advanced swimming techniques and focus on physical conditioning and aquatic safety.