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FLU SHOTS FOR Faculty and Staff

The annual flu shot clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28 from 8:15 am - 11:45 am in the Weyerhaeuser Boardroom.  This clinic is for staff and faculty only.   All insurance forms are accepted at this year's clinic.  Please bring your insurance card and a photo id. The vaccination is the Quadrivalent Injectable and the cash price is $36.00.  There is no preregistration.  Please wear loose-fitting sleeves.  Download and complete the Flu Shot Consent Form PDF before arriving at the clinic to save time.

Early Fall Classes: -   sign up ONLINE

New this fall, we're offering a 7:15am class for you early risers, and a Friday noon class

The 6-week series of classes have a registration fee of $20 for students and $25 for faculty and staff. If a class meets more than weekly, the registration fee may be higher and is noted by the class description.  Classes that do not have the required minimum of 10 participants (14 for mindfulness) will be cancelled.  You will be notified and refunded if we cancel the class.  Please note:  Refunds are only available up to the first day of class, with no exceptions.  Registration begins August 22 and classes begin the week of September 12, 2016.

Boot Camp - Tuesday/Thursdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, September 13 - October 20, 2016, Fieldhouse
A fun, high energy class with ever changing routines aimed at incorporating cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, and core strength.  This is an advanced class that involves low impact jumping, running, and interval training.  Because this class meets twice per week, the fee is $40 for faculty/staff.
Instructor:  Nicole West

Circuit Training - Monday/Wednesday, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, September 12 - October 19, 2016, Fitness Center
Resistance training that provides a total body strength workout and elevates the heart rate.  Because this class meets twice per week, the fee is $40 for faculty and staff.
Instructor:  Steve Murray

Mindfulness - Thursdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, September 15 - October 20, 2016, Studio 2
Come and learn how mindfulness can help us weather the storms of our lives with more calm, acceptance and compassion.  This class is open to everyone, whether you are new to mindfulness or you would like to revitalize or deepen your meditation practice. Participants will learn ways to integrate mindfulness into their daily lives, including silent and guided meditations, compassion practices, and breath awareness.
Instructors:  Jane Rauenhorst and Jean Haley

Pilates - Fridays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, September 16 - October 21, 2016, Studio 1
Strengthen and lengthen with Pilates. This mat class will help you develop abdominal strength and control, while creating a connection between your core and the rest of your body. The exercises emphasize proper breathing, precise alignment, and efficient sequencing of movement. Mats are available or feel free to bring your own.   All levels welcome.
Instructor: Ariel Linnerson

Power Fusion Yoga -  Wednesdays, 7:15 am - 8:05 am, September 14 - October 19, 2016 (note this is a 5 session class with no class on October 12), Studio 1
This class is a combination of traditional Bikram yoga postures with vinyasa flow. Postures will help open the shoulders, hips and spine while strengthening the core and upper body. The sequence is blend of balance, strength, flexibility, and mediation to help students deepen their physical and mental practice.
Instructor:  Amanda-Rae Barboza

Yoga - Mondays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, September 12 - October 17, 2016, Studio 1
Join us for a reflective, energizing flow set to music linking breath to movement.  This class is beginner-friendly with sequences building to moderately advanced postures. The mid-day pause in your day will leave you energized and centered.  Mats, blocks and straps will be available for use.
Instructor: Devavani Chatterjea

Yoga - Wednesdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, September 14 - October 19, 2016, Studio 1
Learn yoga basics in this beginner-friendly hatha yoga class.  Explore alignment principles of specific poses (asanas) and experience more flowing movement sequences (vinyasa).  Increase strength, flexibility, and body awareness, and leave feeling more calm and refreshed.  Mats are available or feel free to bring your own. 
Instructor: Ariel Linnerson

Yoga Barre - Tuesdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, September 13 - October 18, 2016, Studio 1
Yoga Barre class is a combination of the stretching and toning movements of Pilates and Yoga with the strengthening and sculpting principles of ballet.  You will use small isometric movements to target and tone every muscle in your body.  This class is accessible for all levels and beginners are always welcome. Dress as you would for a yoga practice- no socks or shoes are needed.  Props and mats are provided for this practice. 
Instructor: Ariel Linnerson

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