Wellness Programs

Gentle Yoga

Led by Megan Anderson, RD, NAU Dietitian and Health Educator, Level 1 Hatha Yoga Instructor
Thursday afternoons, August 3-24, 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.

Meet Me Downtown Flagstaff

Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m.
Heritage Square, Aspen Street, downtown Flagstaff
Walk/run 1 to 3.12 miles (route guide provided)

EAW, in partnership with NAPEBT (Northern Arizona Public Employee Benefits Trust) wellness program, Northern Arizona Healthcare, Native Americans for Community Action, the Downtown Business Alliance, and several other community organizations is pleased to announce Meet Me Downtown Flagstaff! 

Meet with family and friends every Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Heritage Square to walk or run the designated route. You may register at any time by visiting Meet Me Downtown Flagstaff. Be one of the first 75 people to register and receive a free inaugural t-shirt. By registering and participating, you will become eligible for prizes. The more you participate, the more prizes you can win. You will also receive discounts on downtown goods and services. We are building our Flagstaff community through fitness and fun! Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome too!

Recording your participation on these walks/runs on your azblue.com account provides points toward your 2018 HealthyU incentive under the “Physical Activity Challenge” category. For complete information visit nau.edu/healthyu.

Questions? Please e-mail ask-eaw@nau.edu

President's HealthyU Wellness Walks 

Wednesday, August 9, 12 noon 
Louie Lunch South
Join us as we walk with Dan Goebel, the new Dean of the W.A. Franke College of Business   

Wednesday, September 6, 12 noon
Louie Lunch South
Join us as we walk with NAU President, Dr. Cheng
This south campus loop begins and ends at the west entrance of the Franke College of Business and provides one or two-mile options, lasting 30 - 45 minutes depending on individual walking speed.

These walks will take place, rain or shine. Be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen and carry a water bottle. Registration is not required. All are welcome. Recording your participation in these walks on your azblue.com account provides one point/walk toward your 2018 HealthyU incentive in the “HealthyU Classes and Events” category. For complete information visit nau.edu/healthyu.

For more information, please contact ask-eaw@nau.edu.

HealthyU Update

The deadline to complete HealthyU activities and record points is 6 p.m. on September 30. For assistance with tracking and recording HealthyU points, please print the Points Tracking Form to organize required information and get step by step instructions on how to navigate the BCBSAZ website.

One of the required activities of earning wellness points is having a current biometric screening*. You may schedule a biometric screening with one of the following resources:
• NAU Campus Health Services OR
• Your primary care provider OR
• Healthwaves biometric screening

*If you completed biometrics with your primary care provider or at a screening since October 1, 2016, you may use those numbers and do not have to repeat a biometric screening to complete the My BluePrint health assessment.

For more information visit nau.edu/healthyU

Insight Meditation class

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

Wednesdays, September 20 - October 25, 2017 (6 sessions), 6:45 - 8:45 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.

Campus Connect for NAU Faculty and Staff

Led by Connie Cordain, MA, LMFT, EAW CounselorandSuzanne Botello, PhD, LPC, EAW Psychologist

Wednesday, September 27, 2 - 4:30 p.m.
Health and Learning Center, room 2405 

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, e-mail ask-eaw@nau.edu

Family Flu Vaccine Clinics

Thursday, September 28, 3 - 6 p.m.
Facility Services, building #77, break room

Thursday, October 12, 3 - 6 p.m.
Health and Learning Center, room 2407

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. Please note: these are the only two clinics that provide vaccine for children.Tips for helping prepare your children for a flu vaccine.

Recording your flu vaccine on your azblue.com account will provide one HealthyU point under the "Vaccines" category. For more information visit nau.edu/healthyu.

Save time and complete your forms in advance! Complete one form for each person receiving a vaccine. Forms may be found at nau.edu/eaw/forms.

It Takes Two: Three Strategies for Improving your Relationship

Presented by Dr. Kristen Flugstad, EAW Psychologist
Thursday, October 5, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
HLC room 2403


Maintaining connection in an intimate relationship can be a challenging human experience. Even if your partner seems reluctant or unwilling, engaging in specific behaviors has been shown to help couples improve the quality of their connection.  This workshop will explore three strategies that could shift the trajectory of your relationship and enhance closeness. Partners are welcome but not required to attend. Handouts will be provided to share with partners unable to join the workshop.

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

Managing Stress Mindfully

Presented by Dr. Stan Clark, Trainer, Consultant, Psychologist
Thursday, October 26, 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Health and Learning Center, room 2407

To manage stress effectively it is necessary: 1) to understand mind and body reactions that occur in highly challenging circumstances; 2) to learn practices to temper those reactions so as to enhance personal effectiveness and well-being; and 3) to customize and refine such strategies so they are more likely to fit each person’s particular sets of circumstances, temperament, personality, and values. This workshop will provide opportunities to accomplish all three aims.

To register for this workshop, e-mail ask-eaw@nau.edu

FAST Fitness - Small Group Training

Recreation Center
Monday, July 10 - Friday, August 25 (Registration Deadline: June 23) 
Training options: 7 - 8 a.m., 11 a.m. - 12 noon, 12 noon - 1 p.m. or 5 - 6 p.m.
2x a week (14 sessions) Cost: $175/person for members; $210/person for non-members

This 7-week program allows NAU employees to participate in small group training consisting of 3-5 individuals.  Groups will be matched based on skill level and desired training time slot. The registration fee will be paid via payroll deductions in three installments between July 7 and August 4. Please print, sign and return the registration form to the front desk of the Rec Center at the time of payment. 

Recording your participation in this training program on your azblue.com account provides points toward your 2018 HealthyU incentive under the “Physical Activity Challenge” category. For complete information visit nau.edu/healthyu.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact fitness@nau.edu or 928-523-1582.

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.