Welcome to college. Welcome to new friends, new memories, and some of the best years of your life. But wait—that’s not all. Welcome to midterms, late nights, dead weeks, and stress. Fear not fellow Duck—there’s a place you can go to get away, to take a break, and maybe learn something too. A place where you are always invited. Welcome to the Duck Nest.

Nestled on the lower level of Erb Memorial Union, the Duck Nest wellness center can help you develop self-care and life-balance strategies related to stress, nutrition, physical activity, and general wellness. Our center is staffed by Peer Wellness Advocates that understand the challenges facing college students.

Programs include:

  • Meditation and relaxation
  • Yoga
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • Aromatherapy
  • Therapy dogs
  • Mental well-being workshops
  • Wellness presentations

Presentations

If you are interested in our team presenting to your organization or community please request a presentation

Duck Nest Events

May 26
Relaxation Yoga11:00 a.m.

Come join us for a drop-in yoga break focused on relaxation and breath work. The class is offered every Tuesday and Friday morning, and will be guided by a student instructor from...
April 4–June 9
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (on the ground floor of the EMU, Room 041)

Come join us for a drop-in yoga break focused on relaxation and breath work. The class is offered every Tuesday and Friday morning, and will be guided by a student instructor from the Student Recreation Center. We have the mats; all you need to bring is yourself!

May 29
Supporting Friends in Distress2:00 p.m.

Knowing how to help a friend can be challenging—This one-hour workshop will provide you with initial strategies for helping friends who might be in distress, including offering...
April 3–June 5
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Knowing how to help a friend can be challenging—This one-hour workshop will provide you with initial strategies for helping friends who might be in distress, including offering effective coping strategies and ways of getting them additional support. No sign-up required, all students are welcome to drop in.

May 31
Be Well Wednesdays2:00 p.m.

Join us for Be Well Wednesdays—a weekly interactive workshop. Learn to identify and reduce your own stress through relaxation and stress management techniques. No sign-up...
April 5–June 7
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Join us for Be Well Wednesdays—a weekly interactive workshop. Learn to identify and reduce your own stress through relaxation and stress management techniques. No sign-up required, all students are welcome to drop in.

Jun 1
Drop-in Energy Release Techniques 4:30 p.m.

Learn unique, easy relaxation techniques that you can put to use daily for quick benefit. The first half-hour will include teaching you the techniques, with the rest of the time...
January 26–June 1
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (on the ground floor of the EMU, Room 041)

Learn unique, easy relaxation techniques that you can put to use daily for quick benefit. The first half-hour will include teaching you the techniques, with the rest of the time reserved for you to practice what you've learned.

The free class will be led by Jude Kehoe, LPN, who is also a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and meditation instructor. She has taught and practiced energy healing and meditation at University Health Center since 1998.

Jun 3
Dogs at the Duck Nest11:00 a.m.

Come hang out at the Duck Nest and relax with some pups. Therapy dogs will be visiting us on multiple Saturdays throughout Spring Term. PAAWS is a Eugene-based support and...
April 15–June 3
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (on the ground floor of the EMU, Room 041)

Come hang out at the Duck Nest and relax with some pups. Therapy dogs will be visiting us on multiple Saturdays throughout Spring Term.

PAAWS is a Eugene-based support and networking organization for teams registered or certified with a recognized therapy animal organization.

Jun 5
Coping with Anxiety2:00 p.m.

Are you feeling anxious? If so, come to this one-hour anxiety management workshop to gain a greater understanding of your anxiety and develop initial strategies for addressing...
April 10–June 5
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Are you feeling anxious? If so, come to this one-hour anxiety management workshop to gain a greater understanding of your anxiety and develop initial strategies for addressing anxiety symptoms and related challenges. No sign-up required, all students are welcome to drop in. Offered even weeks of spring term.

Jun 8
Yoga on the Lawnnoon

Come join us on the Condon/Chapman Lawn for a study break while we do yoga outside! In partnership with Conflict Resolution Services. Part of Stress Less Week.
June 8 noon–1:30 p.m.
Condon Hall East Lawn

Come join us on the Condon/Chapman Lawn for a study break while we do yoga outside!

In partnership with Conflict Resolution Services. Part of Stress Less Week.

Jun 8
Drop-in Pressure Point Relaxation4:30 p.m.

This free drop-in session utilizes a stress ball on pressure points of the hands and feet. Experience how simple techniques can relax your entire body, relieve tension, and help...
January 19–June 8
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (on the ground floor of the EMU, Room 041)

This free drop-in session utilizes a stress ball on pressure points of the hands and feet. Experience how simple techniques can relax your entire body, relieve tension, and help reduce pain. The first half-hour will include teaching you the techniques, with the rest of the time reserved for you to practice what you've learned.

The class will be led by Jude Kehoe, LPN, who is also a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and meditation instructor. She has taught and practiced energy healing and meditation at University Health Center since 1998.