Employee wellness

Spots still available for free yoga at Highland Senior in March
Reduce stress and develop healthy and sustainable self-care practices by attending a three-class yoga series in March at Highland Park Senior High, 1015 Snelling Ave., in room 1314. To participate, you must register and complete a liability form.

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. Each class builds on 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.  Click below to reserve your spot today. If you can only attend one or two classes, register for the classes at the same link.

March series

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

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

Request group coaching for your site today
If you want to get healthy but don’t want to go it alone, talk to some coworkers and organize a group coaching session at your work site. These group courses are designed to encourage and support healthy behaviors that truly benefit your well-being. They also count toward the enhanced benefit and lower costs in 2016.

Follow these steps:

  1. Find a group of 10-15 employees who are committed to participating in a group coaching series at your site. You must have a minimum of 10 participants.
  2. Choose the topic your site is interested. Find a list of topics here.
  3. Send email to district.wellness@spps.org with the following information:
    1. Group course name
    2. Contact person name and email address
    3. Site location (building and room number)
    4. Preferred dates and times (every two weeks within a six-week duration)
    5. Number of participants

Availability is limited to the first fifteen sites, and requests will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Contact Karly Farrell, Wellness Program Manager at district.wellness@spps.org or 651-767-8154.