Calendar of Events

These programs are offered to NAU faculty and staff at no cost unless otherwise indicated. If you have any questions about our programs, please e-mail or call 928-523-1552, or the contact information next to the program listing.

Upcoming wellness programs

Gentle Yoga
Led by Melissa Schonauer, PhD, RYT-200

Wednesdays, July 23– August 13, 12:10 - 12:55 p.m.
Health and Learning Center, Recreation Center
$20.00/4 weeks (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 yoga mats available at the front desk of the Rec Center for those who need one.

For more information or to register, stop by the Recreation Center front desk or call the Recreation Center at 928-523-1733. 


Fire Up and Clear Yoga
Led by Shannon Arnett, RYT 200

Mondays, July 28 - August 18, 12 - 12:50 p.m.,
Health and Learning Center, Multipurpose room 2405, 2nd floor
$30.00/4 weeks

Join us for a Vinyasa based yoga class that will heat the body, offer cardio vascular moderate intensity, stretch, clear old stressors and invigorate your mind, body and spirit!  Recommended for those who are looking to deepen their practice or work-out routine, and all are welcome as many modifications in pacing can be explored to make this class a personal experience.  Come and connect with the inspirational fire within you through lunchtime yoga!

For more information or to register, stop by the Recreation Center front desk or call the Recreation Center at 928-523-1733 or visit Please note: payments are due to the Recreation Center front desk by July 25.



Acceptance and Compassion: Supporting Self and Others
Presented by Dr. Stan Clark, EAW Psychologist

Thursday, August 28, 3 - 4:30 p.m. - this session is full - waiting list only
Health and Learning Center, Multipurpose Room 2 (2403), 2nd floor
Thursday, September 4, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Health Professions (Building 66), room 229

Accepting the things we can’t change is arguably one of life’s greatest challenges. And yet in daily life we are apt to encounter a great many things we cannot change in the world or about ourselves (e.g., physical attributes, genetic predispositions, temperament, and personality). In this workshop participants will be assisted to explore obstacles to acceptance and resources for fostering acceptance (including practices of mindfulness and compassion for self and others).

To register, call 928-523-1552 or e-mail Ask-EAW@nau.eduand indicate which date you would like to attend.




Insight Meditation
Guided by Allen Atkins, PhD, Professor, W.A. Franke College of Business and Cathy Small, PhD, Professor, Anthropology Department
Tuesday evenings, September 23 - October 28, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cline Library, Room 200, 2nd floor

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 also open to NAU students and the Flagstaff community (18 years and older).

To register, e-mail or phone 928-523-1552.