Wellness Programs

Campus Connect for NAU Faculty and Staff

Led by Connie Cordain, MA, LMFT, EAW Counselor and Suzanne Botello, PhD, LPC, EAW Psychologist
Wednesday, April 5, 2 - 4:30 p.m.
Health and Learning Center, room 2403 

Did you know approximately 10% of college students have considered suicide? Do you know what to do when you see or hear something about a student that concerns you? This nationally recognized training on crisis response and suicide prevention for college campuses is designed to provide you with tools to identify and assist a student who is troubled and may be suicidal. You will also learn how to refer to Counseling Services and to other important resources. Please note this unique workshop is open only to NAU faculty and staff.

To register please e-mail ask-eaw@nau.edu.

March into May with our Wednesday Wellness Walks!

Led by Fitness Wellness Intern: Urtė Kazakevičiūtė
Wednesdays, March 22 - May 10, 12 noon (location varies, see schedule below)

This is a FREE program for Faculty/Staff interested in walking on their lunch break! Join us outside on our ‘Bites & Hikes’ routes as the weather gets nicer. Walks vary in length and take about 20 – 40 minutes to walk, depending on the route and your pace.

March 22: Lumberjack Mile
March 29: Tour De Campus
April 5: Louie Lunch North
April 12: Louie Lunch South
April 19: Lumberjack Mile
April 26: Tour De Campus
May 3: Louie Lunch North
May 10: Louie Lunch South

Registration is not required. Please visit Campus Recreation Bites & Hikes to find your starting point each week!

Gentle Yoga

Led by Melissa Schonauer, PhD, Research Associate Biology Department, RYT-200
Thursday afternoons, April 6 - 27, 12:10 - 1 p.m. 
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.

Talking with Your Kids and Teens about the “Tough Stuff”

led by Rachel Billowitz, Senior Lecturer in Department of Health Sciences and Sexual Health Education Consultant at NCHC
Wednesday, April 26, 11:30 - 1 p.m.
Health and Learning Center, room 2405

Many parents want to talk with their kids or teens about puberty, dating, sex, and sexuality, but might not know the "right" thing to say. This workshop is designed to empower parents of kids ages 9 - 18 to have open and honest conversations. Participants will learn: how to send age-appropriate and positive messages about sexuality; tips for starting conversations; and steps for answering questions.

To register, please e-mail ask-eaw@nau.edu.

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 next screening date is Wednesday, April 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., HLC - room 2405. For a complete schedule of screenings, visit http://nau.edu/EAW/HealthyU/Biometric-Screenings/Online registration is now available.

For more information visit nau.edu/healthyU.

Level One Yoga Immersion

Presented by NAU Campus Recreation & Vertical Soul Yoga Institute
Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 23
Early Bird Registration $375 (Deadline April 15)
Regular Registration $425 (Deadline April 21)

This 16-hour immersion introduces participants to the most essential teachings of yoga and guides them on their path to becoming a yoga teacher. The first step is getting in touch with the teacher inside. Participants will learn how the postures fit into the bigger picture of yoga, and to develop the skills to teach a Level One Hatha Yoga class. Registrants must attend all three days to complete the certification. The following materials will be provided: Level One Manual/Notebook, Asana Charts, Yoga Block, Yoga Strap, and Level One Hatha Yoga Class DVD. This course will translate to 16 Yoga Alliance CEUs or 1.5 ACE CECs. 

Please contact fitness@nau.edu or 928-523-1582 for more information

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.