Employee wellness

SPPS Health & Benefits Fair is Thursday, Oct. 23
Come join your colleagues for a fun, healthy event this Thursday. Learn more about resources available to you and how you can take small steps to live well.

The Health & Benefits Fair is from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at 360 Colborne St.

  • Learn healthy cooking tips with the Cooks of Crocus Hill
  • Stretch and relax in a free chair yoga class
  • Get a free flu shot if you have any health insurance ($35 if not insured)
  • Learn to sleep better from HealthPartners sleep specialists
  • Talk with a Chiropractor and learn about spine health
  • Find answers to your questions about medical and dental insurance
  • Learn about the Employee Assistance Program
  • Know your numbers! Get a blood pressure reading
  • Win fabulous prizes

Breakout sessions including the healthy cooking demo, sleep health presentation and chair yoga will be 3 to 3:20 p.m., 4 to 4:20 p.m., and 5 to 5:20 p.m. Attendance at all three breakout sessions will be considered a qualifying activity towards the 2014 wellness initiative if your online health assessment was completed by Sept. 30.

For more information, contact Karly Farrell at 651-767-8154.

Back by popular demand: Yoga-based stress reduction classes for staff
Reduce stress and develop healthy and sustainable self-care practices with the help of yoga instructors.

In this class you will:

  • Explore mindfulness, self-reflection and intention-setting through yoga-based movement
  • Discover breathing techniques to lower heart rate, reduce stress and increase lung capacity
  • Use yoga-based movement to deepen your connection to yourself while increasing your strength, flexibility and stamina

No yoga experience or special equipment is necessary.

Last year, 100 percent of staff who attended enjoyed the teaching style of their instructor and more than 90 percent continue to use techniques they learned in class to help manage stress. Join your SPPS colleagues in November or December for a three-class series. Each class builds on your learning from the previous class.

Attend all three classes in a series to receive credit for a well-being activity in 2015, which will work towards healthcare savings in 2016.

Reserve your spot using the links below. If you can only attend one or two classes, register for single classes at the same link.

November series: Register here

  • Class one: 5-6 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 4
  • Class two: 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11
  • Class three: 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18

December series: Register here

  • Class one: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2
  • Class two: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9
  • Class three: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16

All classes will be held at Washington Technology Magnet, 1495 Rice St.

It is required to complete and bring a signed liability form to class to participate.

Future classes will be available through May with varying times and locations. For more information, contact Karly Farrell at 651-767-8154 or district.wellness@spps.org.