Wellbeing and Community for Students

Would you like to meet new friends? Or would you like to have more structure to your days and studying? Check out Leija -events and peer groups below!

Would you like to give us feedback, volunteer in our groups or start organizing social events with us? All new ideas and insights are welcome.

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Leija is part of “studying wellbeing by peer support” – actions offered by the Student Union and the University of Jyväskylä. For more information, please contact project worker Ismo Puhakka, isse@jyy.fi


Come check out the Leija groups! Meet new people in a nice atmosphere and enjoy the wonderful power of peer support!

Show up and Slow down – meditation moment

Wednesdays, 16.30 – 17.15.  starting on 18 August at the University Chapel (“Paja”)

Come and let yourself be. You do not need previous experience in meditation. After the meditation, you will have the opportunity to stay on site to hang out and exchange your thoughts with other practitioners. You can come when you can, just but arrive come in time in order to ensure a peaceful moment for everyone.

You do not need to register for the Show up and Slow Down group in advance, but by registering you will be notified by e-mail of any status changes or cancellations.

Please come only healthy and with a mask.

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Free Expression Drum Circle

Every other Wednesday: 1.9, 15.9 and 29.9. Instructor drummer and Psychotherapist Ville Vainikka

In the Free Expression Drum Circle you get to play intuitive, improvised rhythms and to express yourself with others. No previous experience  of playing drums is needed. For beginners and those interested, there will be a brief introduction to the basic technique of playing. The point is not to learn specific playing techniques or certain rhythms, although learning can of course take place with playing.

Drumming is known to have many health effects, e.g. increased sense of belonging, relief of stress, boosting the immune system, and the opportunity to experience a stronger connection with others and the world around oneself. The drum circle is based on free improvisation, each participant being equal.

The group meets on the university campus in changing spaces. You don’t need your own drum. More detailed instructions after registering.

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Leija events provide communal moments and opportunities to get to know your surroundings, nature and new friends. Events are mostly free of charge. Check out!

Sauna Culture at Kankaan Sauna

Tuesday 23 November, 8-10pm at Kankaan Sauna.

The Leppäne & vallitseva tilanne band performs at 9pm. Sauna tickets cost 5€ for JYY members, 10€ for others. The saunas are mixed so bring your own swim suit. No registration.

Literature & Poetry Society goes Vakiopaine

Tuesday  7 December, 7pm at Vakiopaine Bar.

Poets, an open mic and North African treats. Come enjoy the word magic and share your own poets in a friendly atmosphere. No registration.