Wellness Programs

Insight Meditation Class

Guided by Cathy Small, PhD and Allen Atkins, PhD
Tuesdays, January 31 - March 7, 2017 (6 sessions), 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cline Library, Room 131 (please note this is a new location!)

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 to 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 for this class, please e-mail ask-eaw@nau.edu.

Gentle Yoga

Led by Melissa Schonauer, PhD, Research Associate Biology Department, RYT-200
Thursday afternoons, March 2 - 30, 12:10 - 1 p.m. (No class March 16)
Health and Learning Center, Recreation Center, Exercise Suite 1
$20/4 week session

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 stop by the Rec Center front desk.

HealthyU Update/Biometrics

HealthyU is NAU’s wellness incentive program that provides employees on the NAU Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona health plan the opportunity to earn incentives by participating in and tracking wellness activities. One of the required activities is a biometric screening. You can schedule a biometric screening with one of the following resources:  
NAU Campus Health Services OR
• Your primary care provider OR
• Healthwaves Screening – There will be seven Healthwaves screenings on campus before the HealthyU deadline in September 2017. The first screening date is Wednesday, March 8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., HLC - room 2403. Online registration is now available.

For more information visit nau.edu/healthyU.

Employee Flu Vaccines

Flu vaccines are available without a co-pay to employees and their covered spouses on the NAU Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona plan and other select plans. Schedule your appointment at Campus Health Services and click on “Make an appointment” under the “Campus Health Online” box. Appointments available Monday-Friday.

Annual Payroll Deduction Memberships for Recreation and/or Aquatic Center Now Available.

Open enrollment for annual payroll deduction memberships is available now through December 16, 2016 for benefit eligible employees. The membership runs from January 1 through December 31, 2017. As an added bonus, new members purchasing a payroll deduction membership, can begin to enjoy the Rec Center or Aquatic Center starting December 1, 2016 (that’s one month free!). The front desk staff at either facility is ready to assist you. Please bring your NAU ID to enroll.

Please contact Paul.Rehn@nau.edu or call 928-523-1575 for more information.

NAU Dance Academy Employee Classes

Pilates

Led by Flower Darby, MA, Certified Fitness Instructor
Spring Semester 2017, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
NAU Dance Academy, Ponderosa Building, Studio A
1 day/week: $130/semester
2 days/week: $210/semester
Drop-in Rate: $15/class

Based on the transformational work of Joseph Pilates, this technique strengthens the core muscles of the torso to improve ability and to prevent injury in every kind of physical activity. Floor work develops better, more graceful posture as well as mind-body focus. Class includes gentle stretching and relaxation for a calming yet refreshing experience. Wear comfortable exercise or yoga-style clothing and bring a yoga mat. Shoes are not required. New session starts January 9, 2017. NAU employees receive a 10% discount; payroll deduction is an option.

To register email Academy@nau.edu


Adult Jazz Dance

Led by Flower Darby, MA, Certified Fitness Instructor
Spring Semester 2017, Fridays, 11:30am – 12:30 p.m.
NAU Dance Academy, Ponderosa Building, Studio A
$190/semester

Adults will enjoy learning jazz dance while also improving strength and flexibility. This class is for students who are new to dance, or those who have danced before and want to begin again. Basic technique will be practiced and time spent stretching and improving strength. New session starts January 9, 2017. NAU employees receive a 10% discount; payroll deductions is an option.

To register email Academy@nau.edu

Commit to be FIT Yoga and Fitness Classes on South Campus

Core Strength

Led by Anthony Santos
Tuesdays, March 7 - April 25, 12 noon - 12:50 p.m. (no class March 14th)
$35/7 classes 

Core strength is essential for almost every activity. Let us help you build a more stable, powerful core to improve fitness, straighten posture and provide a foundation for an active daily life. Suitable for all levels. To register e-mail ask-fit@nau.edu or call 928-523-8277. 

Body Sculpt

Led by Anthony Santos
Thursdays, March 9-April 27 noon - 12:50 p.m. (no class March 16th)
$35/7 classes

This course will focus on strength and resistance training for the entire body and is suitable for all levels. To register e-mail ask-fit@nau.edu or call 928-523-8277.  


Beginning Yoga

Led by Malisa Bobbitt
Mondays, March 6-April 24, 10:40 - 11:30 a.m. (no class March 13th)
Rolle Activity Center (south campus)
$35/7 classes 

This Beginning Yoga class is an excellent option if you are just beginning in your yoga journey, want relax and stretch, and learn more about yoga. Yoga mats are available for those who may need one.   To register e-mail ask-fit@nau.edu or call 928-523-8277.


All Levels Flow Yoga

Led by Malisa Bobbitt
Wednesdays, March 8 - April 26, 10:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (no class March 15th)
Rolle Activity Center (south campus)
$35/7 classes 

In this class, one pose leads fluidly into the next with little rest between the poses. Yoga mats are available for those who may need one. 

To register e-mail ask-fit@nau.edu or call 928-523-8277.

Employee fitness classes 

Multiple fitness classes are available which count toward physical activity and wellness incentive points for HealthyU! 
Some of the services provided include (but are not limited to):
  • EAW Specialty Classes
  • Fitness on Demand
  • Group Fitness for Employees

Employee Recreation Center Membership Options

Early Bird
Recreation Center, Health and Learning Center
$100/semester or $200/year

This membership includes access Monday through Friday, 6 - 9 a.m., all day Saturday and Sunday and also includes group fitness classes during access hours and may be purchased through payroll deduction.

Lunch & Bunch
Recreation Center, Health and Learning Center
$125/semester or $250/year

This membership includes access Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., all day Saturday and Sunday and also includes group fitness classes during access hours and may be purchased through payroll deduction. Please visit Rec Center membership page for complete information, or stop by the Rec Center front desk

Physical Education Services (PES) Classes

Provides fitness classes for employees on South Campus.