Upcoming Events

These programs are offered to NAU faculty and staff at no cost unless otherwise indicated. If you have any questions about any of the programs listed below, please e-mail Ask-EAW@nau.edu or call 928-523-1552.

Upcoming wellness programs

 

Nutritarian get together

The first Wednesday 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.

Summer yoga classes

Harmony Flow Yoga and Meditation class
Led by Shannon Arnett, MA, CEHP, RYT-500

Wednesday afternoons, 12 - 1 pm, July 8 - July 29
HLC Recreation Center
$20/4 sessions (non-refundable)

Join us for a flowing yoga class, with many options to increase harmony in life on and off the mat! Resting, flowing through Vinyasa, and/or strengthening in poses are consistently offered as choices throughout practice for optimum pacing for each student. Each class will conclude with 10 minutes of guided mindfulness meditation and relaxation to balance out the mind and prepare for the rest of the day. Attending these classes provides points toward your 2016 HealthyU credit.

To register, please visit Campus Recreation Services EAW Specialty Classes. Registration is also available at the Recreation Center front desk, 8 am – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday in person or by phone at 523-1733.


Gentle Yoga
Led by Melissa Schonauer, PhD, Research Associate Biology Department, RYT-200

Tuesday afternoons, 12:10 - 1 p.m., July 21 - August 18 (5 weeks)
Health and Learning Center, location to be determined
$25/5 sessions (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 we will gently move through basic poses while focusing on alignment and breath awareness in the present moment, and we will 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 a few mats available inside the exercise suite for those who need one. Attending these classes provides points toward your 2016 HealthyU credit.


To register, please visit Campus Recreation Services EAW Specialty Classes. Registration is also available at the Recreation Center front desk, 8 am – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday in person or by phone at 523-1733.

SSLUG garden walks and events

 

Walk, talk and work get together
Led by Jan Busco, M.S., NAU Horticulturist/Campus Organic Gardener

 

Wednesday, July 8, 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
SSLUG GARDEN, South Entrance, SBS West Building 70

Combine light physical activity with learning and fresh food. We'll do a quick hands-on garden activity and learn about gardening in Flagstaff. Then pick a bit of fresh organic greenery for lunch or take-home. For more information call or text Jan at 928-864-7037.  

Garden flower walk and herb harvest
Led by Jan Busco, M.S., NAU Horticulturist/Campus Organic Gardener

Wednesday afternoon, July 1, 12:1 5- 12:45 p.m.
SSLUG GARDEN, South Entrance, SBS West Building 70

Join us for a walk in the SSLUG (Students for Sustainable Living and Urban Gardening) see what's blooming, learn which flowers and herbs do well in Flagstaff, and harvest a bit of whatever's ready. Bring a small reusable bag or container for your harvest. Garden questions welcome! For more information call or text Jan at 928-864-7037.