Harvest Wellness with EAW
Do you sit all day? Do you have low back pain and rounded shoulders? If so, Foundation Training is for you!
Foundation Training 101 – starts tomorrow!
Instructed by Deb Gauld-Lash, Certified Yoga Instructor and Amy Gordon, Licensed Acupuncturist
Wednesdays, October 23 – December 11 (no class on 11/27), 12:15 – 1 pm
HLC Recreation Center, multi-purpose gym (MPG)
Cost: $65/ series
Foundation Training is a movement practice that teaches proper body mechanics and movement patterns. To counteract common physical adaptations to modern lifestyles (e.g. sitting for prolonged periods and looking at screens), Foundation Training helps realign the body and integrate muscle chains to promote healthy movement. Foundation Training can benefit everyone ranging from people suffering from chronic back pain to elite athletes looking to stay injury free and improve performance.
To register, please stop by the Recreation Center front desk.
Advanced Foundation Training – starts today!
Instructed by Amy Gordon, Licensed Acupuncturist
Tuesdays, October 22 – December 10 (no class on 11/26), 5:15 – 6pm
HLC Recreation Center, multi-purpose gym (MPG)
Cost: $65/ series
This class is designed for those who have completed Foundation Training 101. Join us to continue and advance your practice.
To register, please visit the Recreation Center front desk.
Aerobic Winter Challenge starting soon!
The Aerobic Winter Challenge is here and we want YOU to be a team leader. Gather your co-workers, friends, and family members together and make a team of 5-10 people. This is a four-month incentive program that encourages physical activity and healthy eating during the winter months. The participation fee is $5 for NAU benefit-eligible employees and $10 for all others. During the challenge, team members encourage each other to participate in monthly challenges to win multiple prizes. Registration is open through October 24. Stay healthy during the winter and have fun with your NAU colleagues!
If you would like to be a team leader or would like more information, please contact Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall to Sleep
Wednesday, October 30, 11 am – 12 noon
HLC room 2405
Led by Heather Nash, PhD, EAW Director and Psychologist
This workshop will focus on helping you improve the quality of your sleep! Participants will learn about sleep in general, factors affecting sleep, and how to optimize sleep. Participants will be sent a sleep diary to fill out the week before the workshop so they can optimize their sleep program.
To register, visit the Learning and Development registration page on LOUIE and select course EAW601. Registration instructions for LOUIE.
Guided Mindfulness Practice meetings
Led by Dr. Heather Nash, EAW Director/Psychologist & EAW team
Tuesdays, through December 10, 12 noon
Applied Research and Development (ARD), building #56, large pod room on the ground floor, alternating with Science and Health, building #36, room 502, and, by Zoom*
Join us Tuesdays at noon on campus or through Zoom for a guided meditation practice. No experience is necessary, come as you are, all are welcome.
The location will alternate each week, between the Science and Health building (room 502) on October 22, and the Applied Research and Development (ARD) Large Pod on October 29 and then back to Science and Health building on November 5, etc. Visit the NAU Events Calendar link below to verify location.
*Registration not required. For Zoom instructions, please see listing in the NAU Events Calendar.
FREE Zumba Class for NAU Employees
Led by Alice Coulter Gibb, NAU Biology Professor and licensed Zumba Fitness Instructor
Thursdays, October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21 at 12 noon
Applied Research and Development (ARD Building #56), large pod room on the ground floor, and by Zoom*
Zumba is a cardio-dance fitness program that combines Latin, Pop, and World music. Zumba dance routines incorporate interval training (alternating fast and slow rhythms) and resistance training. No previous experience is necessary and modifications will be offered by the instructor to accommodate physical limitations.
Registration not required. For Zoom instructions, please see listing in the NAU Events Calendar.
Mobile Onsite Mammography (MOM) at NAU
Tuesday, October 29, 7 am – 4 pm
Wednesday, October 30, 7 am – 4 pm
Skydome parking lot (south-east corner)
Mobile On-site Mammography (MOM) provides early detection breast cancer screening with professional and experienced staff using digital computer aided detection (CAD) technology for your safety and comfort, right at work!
This program is also open to spouses of employees. Extended Campuses employees may call the number below to find out when MOM will be available throughout the state. Women under the age of 35 years must provide a primary care provider’s referral.
Please call 800-285-0272 to schedule your appointment and have your insurance card on hand.
Crafting to Calm
Wednesdays, November 6 AND 13, 11:30 am – 1 pm
HLC room 2405
Facilitated by Ann Collier, PhD, EAW Psychologist
The Maker Movement refers to people who enjoy figuring out how to create a wide range of products from home improvement to self-service to crafts. Research shows that these kinds of activities are associated with increased emotional well-being and decreased stress. In this two-part series, we are going to explore how you can use “making” in your daily life to cope.
To register, please e-mail email@example.com.
Thursday, November 7, 10 – 11 am
Du Bois Conference Center, Aspen Room A
Led by Shawnee McDowell, EAW Counselor
How do you see conflict? Is it possible that conflict can be positive? In this workshop, we’ll look at our own biases about conflict, and learn tools of self-awareness and communication that can be used to help conflict propel us forward rather than leave us feeling stuck.
To register, visit the Learning and Development registration page on LOUIE and select course EAW500. Registration instructions for LOUIE.
Group Health Coach Session Lunch-and-Learn – new!
Thursday, November 7, 12 noon – 1 pm
HLC room 2402
Bring your lunch to a short, interactive group health coaching session. Self-care can be especially challenging in the middle of the semester. Looking for motivation to make some positive changes to your life? Spend your lunch break with us! We’ll explore your motivations for change and brainstorm strategies for getting started. Walk away feeling empowered and ready to make one small change to improve your health and well-being.
To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art as Therapy: Peace Flags and Gratitude – new!
Wednesday, November 20, 11 am – 1 pm
HLC room 2405
Led by Ann Collier, PhD, EAW Psychologist and Artist
As part of the Art as Therapy series, we are pleased to present the first EAW workshop focusing on gratitude. Practicing daily gratitude supports us in welcoming changes and encourages flexibility and a positive mindset. We know that Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, which can be an incredibly busy and stressful time for some people. To remain centered, in touch with what is important to us, and be more flexible, join us in a creative activity that will focus on gratitude. We will use textiles (e.g., embroidery, piecing and sewing fabric, needle felting) or paint to make individualized peace flags as a small symbol of what we appreciate.
To register, email email@example.com.
President’s HealthyU Wellness Walks
- Tuesday, November 19, 12 noon
Walk: Louie Lunch South
- Wednesday, December 11, 12 noon
Walk: Lumberjack Mile
Join us for Bites and Hikes walks with the Office of the President, Campus Recreation, Employee Assistance and Wellness, and Campus Dining. These walks will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Please wear sturdy walking shoes, sunscreen and carry a water bottle. There will be snacks available after the walk courtesy of the Office of the President. Registration is not required. All are welcome.
For more information or for cancellation information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health coaching for NAU employees! First Session is FREE!
See a health coach right here on the NAU Flagstaff campus (or via video conference if you work elsewhere). University Coaching for Activity and Nutrition program (UCAN) is a NAU health coaching program for faculty, staff and students. Sessions are offered in-person at the Flagstaff campus (HLC 4011B), or via video conferencing. The first session is free and if you would like additional sessions, they are only $5. Faculty and staff can also sign up for a series of 6 health coaching sessions for only $20. Plus, you will be able to earn points towards the HealthyU program (1 point/coaching session).
UCAN health coaches are graduate and senior-level undergraduate students who have completed a full semester of health coaching training. Making changes to improve your health and well-being can be hard and you don’t have to do it alone. Health coaches can support you in making healthy changes such as: eating more fruits and vegetables, meal planning, grocery shopping, and food prep, becoming a more mindful eater, being more physically active, developing self-acceptance / body positivity, effectively managing stress, and improving sleep habits.
For more information, or to sign up for your first session, please visit nau.edu/ucan and follow us on Instagram: @nauhealthcoach.
Flu shots are now available through Campus Health Services!
Wednesday, October 30, 10 am – 12 noon, University Union, ground floor, near the Central Ticket Office
Tuesday, November 19, 1 – 3 pm, du Bois Conference Center, Aspen A room
Thursday, December 5, 10 am – 12 noon, University Union, 1st floor, near the Central Ticket Office
Campus Health Services (CHS) provides flu shot clinics on campus throughout the fall for NAU faculty, staff, adult dependents of employees and students. CHS accepts Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare, and Tricare insurance plans. Appointments are not required at the mobile clinics. Please wear short sleeves or sleeves that can be rolled up and bring your insurance card. Flu shots are also available at Campus Health Services by appointment.
For more information, please visit Campus Health Services flu vaccine program.
At the upcoming Paws your Stress event:
Health and Learning Center lobby
Wednesday, November 13, 4:30 – 6 pm
HealthyU Biometric Screenings
A requirement of the voluntary HealthyU wellness program is to complete a wellness assessment, which includes entering current biometrics on your wellness portal (height, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose values). If you have had an exam or screening since December 2018, you do not need to repeat it and may use your numbers from your last visit.
Biometric screenings at Campus Health Service (CHS)
Employees may schedule an annual exam at CHS to receive their biometric measures. This appointment with a medical provider lasts approximately 30 minutes and may be fully covered by your NAU insurance plan. Your exam will provide the information necessary to complete your HealthyU wellness assessment.
Please call 928-523-2131 or stop by the Campus Health Services front desk to schedule. Limited appointments are available – please schedule early!
The last biometric screening with Healthwaves (fasting):
Thursday, November 14, Health and Learning Center, room 2405
Schedule your 15-minute screening at the Healthwaves appointment scheduler or call 480-968-1886.
Wall Aquatic Center Employee Programs
Open swim hours at Wall Aquatic Center
- Sundays: 12:30 – 5:30 pm
- Mondays: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm and 6 – 9 pm
- Tuesdays: 6 – 8 am and 11:30 am – 1:30 pm and 7 – 10 pm
- Wednesdays: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm and 6 – 9 pm
- Thursdays: 6 – 8 am and 11:30 am – 1:30 pm and 7 – 10 pm
- Fridays: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm and 6 – 9 pm
- Saturdays: 6 – 8 am and 12:30 – 5:30 pm
We are pleased to announce our new evening open swim hours started with the semester! These hours will hopefully make water-based workouts more convenient after your workday. Please note that other usage groups may be in the facility during these times as well.
If you have questions, please contact WallAquaticCenter@nau.edu or call 928-523-4508.
Campus Recreation Employee Programs
EMP (Employee-Only) Classes- join any time!
Health and Learning Center, Recreation Center
Cost options: $35 / 5 classes, $60 / 10 classes, $75 / 15 classes – join any time!
Attend EMP group exercise classes without a recreation membership, for as little as $5/class! The pass is not transferrable or refundable and expires 1-year from date of purchase. Purchase your pass online (under the Multi-Visit passes option) and/or in-person at the Rec Center Front Desk. For more information, contact email@example.com or 928-523-1582.
All Levels Yoga
Mondays, 12:15 – 1 pm
Led by Melissa Schonauer, Assistant Professor of Practice in the Honors College, RYT-200
Focus on technique and alignment during each pose. Train your breathing, flexibility, and strength. Reduce stress and improve your physical and mental balance. Explore hatha, vinyasa, and yin yoga styles.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:15 – 1:15 pm
Recreation Center, Wellness Suite
Led by Judy Springer, NAU ERI, Research Specialist, Sr.; MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling; RYT 200
Build strength and improve posture through a series of gentle yoga poses. Relax and rid your body of mental stressors while stretching and toning all over. Suitable for all levels.
Join HealthyU, a wellness program open to NAU employees with NAU Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona health insurance.
Earn up to $300 per year for taking part in health and wellness, fitness, or volunteer activities and for using alternative transportation. Register and log points at azblue.com. Find more information at nau.edu/healthyu.