Spring Health & Wellness & Special Workshops

Classes and workshops that help you improve your health, get a certificate or attend special interest events at UMass.  Sign up for any session.

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Yoga, Mindfulness & Nutrition for Workplace Wellness

Tuesdays, 11:30 am to 1 pm, April 9, April 16, April 23, April 30 (4 sessions)
Campus Center 165, except CC 162 on April 30

Many of us know what to do when we get sick, but we’re not sure about how to be—or stay—healthy. In this four-session class, we will practice mindful movement exercises culled from yoga and dance and self-massage for workplace wellness. We will learn mindfulness practices for focusing and stress reduction. And we will explore resources for good health and nutrition, developing a personalized wellness plan, and getting the support you need for your own wellbeing. Wear comfortable clothing.      —Leslie Fraser and Alison Ozer, instructors

CPR/AED Certificate

1 daytime (10 am to 2 pm) and 1 evening (5:15 to 9:15pm) session to be arranged,
102 Draper Hall

This 3- to 4-hour course is the standard and most cost effective CPR course for any person who wants to be educated in the basics of CPR and AED use. We recommend this course for any student, faculty, or community member who wants to become trained in helping treat sudden cardiac arrest. Bring a $55 check for the certificate on the day of the class, or you may pay before the day of the class.

—J. Dominic Singh and EHS staff, Environmental Health and Safety

Test Drive Electric Cars at UMass Drive Electric Earth Day

Wednesday, April 24 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
UMass Amherst Transit Services, Bus Garage Parking Lot

Learn about the newest electric vehicles (EVs) and talk with owners and dealers about costs, mileage range, rebates, and incentives like the 20% discount in UMass parking fees and UMass EV charging stations.  Test drive or ride EVs and plug-in hybrids from BMW, Chevy, Nissan, VW, and Tesla!  UMass employees should register for a special EV overview workshop at 11 a.m. to get 2-hour release time.  This event is co-sponsored by UMass Transit Services, UMass Parking Services, Sustainable UMass, UMass Workplace Education, and Pioneer Valley Electric Auto Association in celebration of national Drive Electric Earth Day.  -Fran Fortino, facilitator


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