Wellness Programs

Hatha yoga Class for NAU employees

Led by Melissa Shonauer

Mondays, February 1 - 29, 12:10 - 1 p.m.
$25/5 classes (fee non-refundable)

Hatha yoga is simply the practicing of physical postures. These classes will focus on balance, flexibility and strength in order to achieve ease and stability in the postures. We will slowly flow through the poses, guided by the breath, to feel more grounded, more balanced, and more aware of body, mind and emotions. Beginners to more experienced practitioners are welcome as options for variations of poses will be given. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. There are mats available at the Rec Center for those who need one.

To register, please visit/call the Recreation Center front desk (523-1733), 11 am - 7 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Gentle Yoga for NAU employees

Led by Melissa Shonauer

Thursdays, February 4 - 25, 12:10 - 1 p.m.
$20/4 classes (fee non-refundable)

In these lunch hour classes, we will incorporate breath as well as basic and relaxing yoga poses to promote an overall feeling of calm and wellness. We will begin classes with a breathing practice, then gently move through basic poses while focusing on alignment and breath awareness in the present moment, and end with relaxing postures. Beginners to more experienced practitioners are welcome as options for variations of poses will be given. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. There are mats available at the Rec Center for those who need one.

To register, please visit Campus Recreation Services EAW Specialty Classes or visit/call the Recreation Center front desk (523-1733), 11 am - 7 p.m., Monday - Friday.

 

NAU Nutrition Coalition get together

The first Wednesday evening of every month, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Health Professions (building 66), room 229

Are you curious about the nutritional interventions promoted in a recent study sponsored by NAU professor Jay Sutliffe, PhD and Joel Fuhrman, MD, which produced significant reduction in weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure measurements as well an increased quality of life measures among NAU employee participants?

 Please join us for an informal get together with our local supporters and enthusiasts and find out how you may benefit from eating a more plant based, nutrient dense diet. Enjoy a variety of guest speakers, cooking demos, camaraderie and inspiration.

For more information, contact Shawna.Bowen@nau.edu. Reservations not required; just show up. All are welcome; this program is open to the entire community.

Campus Connect for NAU Faculty and Staff

Wednesday, February 10, 2 - 4 p.m.
Health and Learning Center (room to be announced)

Did you know approximately 10% of college students have considered suicide? Do you know what to do when you see or hear something about a student that concerns you?

 This nationally recognized training on crisis response and suicide prevention for college campuses is designed to provide you with tools to identify and assist a student who is troubled and may be suicidal. You will also learn how to refer to Counseling Services and to other important resources. Please note this unique workshop is open only to NAU faculty and staff.

To register please e-mail ask-eaw@nau.edu.

Insight Meditation

Guided by Allen Atkins, PhD, Professor, W.A. Franke College of Business and Cathy Small, PhD, Professor, Anthropology Department

Tuesday evenings, February 2 - March 8, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cline Library, room 200


Insight Meditation is part of an ancient tradition originating in India 2,600 years ago. The practice involves both concentration and contemplative methods of meditation. Learn to reduce stress and anxiety by focusing on the present moment. It is important participants attend all 6 classes, as each class builds on previous instruction and practice. Please arrive 10 minutes early to get settled. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. This class is free and also open to NAU students and the Flagstaff community (18 years and older).

To register, e-mail Ask-EAW@nau.edu or phone 928-523-1552.

Employee Recreation Programs

Available at Campus Recreation, there are multiple fitness classes offered which count toward physical activity and wellness incentive points for HealthyU! 
Some of the services provided include (but are not limited to):
  • Strive to Thrive
  • EAW Specialty Classes
  • Fitness on Demand
  • Group Fitness for Employees
Click here for further information.
Specific information for Group Fitness classes.

Physical Education Services (PES) Classes

Provides fitness classes for employees on South Campus.

Living Lean At NACA

A 10-class series, designed to help you learn how to incorporate Precision Nutrition’s 10 Simple Healthy Habits for Fat Loss into your daily life. This program is not affiliated with NAU, but participating still counts for wellness incentive points toward the HealthyU program.

Strive to Thrive at Your Desk

This collaborative program between EAW, Campus Recreation Services and NAU Environmental Health and Safety provides a free workstation assessment at YOUR desk. If your job involves risk factors associated with postural imbalances or intensive desk work and computer related activities, we can assess your work station and provide a preventative or corrective exercise program. Click here to sign up for your session today. The cost of additional postural assessments and more advanced personalized exercise program is $20. For more information please contact fitness@nau.edu.