Splash Biography



LEILA MURPHY, Yale freshman from New York City!




Major: Undeclared

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Past Classes

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X2052: Mindfulness and Stress Tolerance in Splash Spring 16 (Apr. 02, 2016)
Learn to identify and better manage stress through mindfulness, a simple way of thinking that anyone can do.


E1898: Yoga, Meditation, and Your Brain in Sprout Spring 16 (Feb. 13 - 27, 2016)
Many people talk about the benefits of yoga and meditation -- but do they actually know how these practices impact your brain? In this class, we'll talk about how these activities (and other "mindful" practices) can help you relieve stress, focus better, and live a happier life. They do this by changing the shape of your brain -- so we'll get into the neuroscience of it! (If you have no idea what neuroscience is, don't worry, we'll go over it). We'll also practice a bit of simple yoga and meditation, so you can see the effects for yourself. You can get something out of this class if you're interested in meditation, yoga, the brain, or are just curious to see what the hype's all about!