Wellness Programs

Gentle Yoga for NAU employees

Led by Melissa Shonauer

Wednesdays, September 7-28, 12:10 - 1 p.m.
Recreation Center
$20/4 classes (fee non-refundable- no class during spring break)

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 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday-Friday.  

Insight Meditation Class

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

Wednesdays, September 21 - October 26, 2016 (6 sessions), 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 open to all NAU faculty, staff, students and the Flagstaff community (18 years and older).  To register, e-mail Ask-EAW@nau.edu or call 928-523-1552.

Employee flu vaccine information

Healthwaves Family Flu Vaccine Clinics

Tuesday, September 27, 3 - 6 pm, Health and Learning Center, room 2405
Tuesday, October 4, 3 - 6 pm, Facility Services break room

NAU faculty, staff and their covered dependents (ages 4 and older) on the NAU Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona health insurance plan are eligible to receive a flu vaccine without a co-pay. Flu vaccines and pneumonia vaccines (for those at risk) will be offered at these clinics. Please bring your insurance card and wear sleeves that can be rolled up to the shoulder. Appointments are not required.

Downloadable vaccine waiver form available here.

Flu vaccines are also available at Campus Health Services.  Please visit the online scheduler to book your vaccine appointment. 

Flagstaff Nutrition Coalition

Wednesday, October 5, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
McGee Auditorium, Flagstaff Medical Center (free parking available in the parking garage)

Would you like to find out more about the nutritional interventions promoted in a recent studies sponsored by NAU and Northern Arizona Health Care which produced significant reductions in weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure as well an increased quality of life measures among participants? Join us to meet the research team and past nutrition study participants and get more information about whole food, plant based nutrition. All are welcome; bring your family and friends!

Please visit nau.edu/eaw for more information about EAW programs and services.

Employee Recreation Programs

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
Specific information for Group Fitness classes.

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

Payroll Deduction Small Group Training
September 6 - December 9, 2016

Various hourly sessions (sessions available morning, afternoon and evening)
Recreation Center, Health and Learning Center
Rec members: $308/person two sessions a week
Non-Rec members: $420/person, two sessions a week

This 14 week program is designed for benefit eligible NAU employees to participate in small group training with 4 - 6 colleagues and/or their sponsored members, at a reduced rate that may be paid in 5 installments through payroll reduction.For more information, please visit the Small Group Training page or stop by the Rec Center front desk.

Physical Education Services (PES) Classes

Provides fitness classes for employees on South Campus.