Spring Employee Wellness Opportunities

Monday, January 23, 2023, 10:45am

TO: Sonoma State Employees
FR: Wellness Program, Payroll and Benefits

Lunchtime Yoga Classes
Thank you to all who attended the fall Employee Wellness Yoga classes. We are excited to continue to offer lunchtime yoga four days a week this spring and hope you will consider joining us. Please know classes are open to all experience levels, including those who have never taken a yoga class before, and are a great opportunity to meet employees from other units, while also taking a break to stretch and enjoy a midday reset!

  • Mondays and Thursdays (12:05 - 12:55pm, Ives 80): Meditative Yoga with Jeanne Janae 
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays (12:05 - 12:55pm, Ives 80): Yoga Flow with Kim Purdy

Blood Drives
In partnership with SSU Student Involvement and Student Clubs, Vitalant will be hosting multiple on-campus blood drives this spring. All blood drives will be held in the Denali Gym in the Campus Recreation Center from 10am to 2:30pm. Employees interested in making a donation are encouraged to mark their calendars to save the date!

  • February 14, 2023
  • March 8, 2023
  • April 11, 2023

American Heart Association: Go Red Day
Join SSU’s Employee Wellness Program, staff, faculty, students, and friends to bring awareness to heart health by wearing red on Friday, February 3rd, as part of national Go Red For Women Day.

If you can spare five minutes of your time, join us at 1pm on February 3rd to take a quick group photo of all of us wearing red in front of Lobo Vision to show our campus’ support for the American Heart Association and its work to bring awareness and research to heart disease and stroke!

Wellness Webinars
We are excited to share the January line-up for Wellness Webinars offered by Kaiser Permanente! All participants must register using the links provided however need not be a Kaiser member to attend. Webinars are offered to all SSU employees and are available on demand for six months after the live stream.

Food and Activity for a Healthy You
Learn about healthy eating made simple, physical activity for a long and healthy life, and how to change your habits.
Date:  January 26, 2023
Time:  12:30 - 1:30pm
Finding Your Why
Discover your WHY, which is your purpose, cause, or belief that inspires you.
Available on Demand

Joy and Gratitude
Learn how to create an upward spiral of joy and gratitude in your life through tangible practices.
Available on Demand

CSU Wellness Challenge: Right On The Money
In partnership with the California State University and Kaiser Permanente, we are excited to announce “Right On The Money”, the 2023 systemwide wellness challenge. Right On The Money is a 4-week financial education program wrapped in a game played on your desktop or mobile device. This challenge allows you to choose topics most relevant to your life stage and financial interests. You’ll be surprised how much you learn, and the confidence you gain, just by playing a game. The challenge is divided into two 2-week rounds called Money Round and Double Your Money Round where you earn virtual dollars by completing topics most important to you.

  • Begins February 6th and runs through March 5th
  • Registration, and the option to join a team, closes February 10th
  • Register

If you have questions, feedback or suggestions for our employee wellness program, please feel free to contact employeewellness@sonoma.edu.