Wellness Programs

Gentle Yoga for NAU employees

Led by Melissa Shonauer

Thursdays, July 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.  

NAU Nutrition Coalition/Plant Pure Nation Local Group get together


The first Wednesday evening of every month, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
McGee Auditorium, Flagstaff Medical Center

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. 

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):
  • 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.