Employee wellness

Free yoga for SPPS staff continues January-March at Highland Park Senior High
Reduce stress and develop healthy and sustainable self-care practices with the help of a Saint Paul yoga company. During the sessions 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 the staff who attended classes 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 colleagues for a three-class series this winter. 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 toward healthcare savings in 2016. Click on the month below to reserve your spot today. If you can only attend one or two classes, register for the classes at the same link.

January series

  • Class one: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8
  • Class two: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13
  • Class three: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20

February series

  • Class one: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5
  • Class two: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10
  • Class three: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17

March series

  • Class one: 5:00-6:-00 p.m., Thursday, March 5
  • Class two: 5:00-6:-00 p.m., Tuesday, March 10
  • Class three: 5:00-6:-00 p.m., Tuesday, March 17

All classes from January through March will be at Highland Park Senior High, 1015 Snelling Ave, St. Paul, in room 1314. Please sign and submit a required liability form to participate.

If you have questions, contact Karly Farrell at 651-767-8154 or district.wellness@spps.org.

Weekly employee wellness texting program coming in 2015
A weekly texting program starting in January will give SPPS employees wellness offerings, reminders and lifestyle tips that will help put you on the path toward better health. The texting program is a partnership between SPPS and HealthPartners. You can register for these texts anytime after Tuesday, Dec. 16, by texting "SPPS" to 77199. Texts will be delivered on a weekly basis starting Jan. 7, 2015. This program is completely voluntary. To stop receiving texts at any time, text STOP to 77199.