Worklife and Wellness

The WorkLife and Wellness Program offers a variety of programs and information to encourage and assist the UC Davis community in understanding, adopting, and maintaining healthy and well-balanced lifestyles.  Topics in this brown bag series are designed to help staff, faculty and students meet commitments and pursue interests within and outside of the university through the integration of professional and personal life roles.

Yoga Release for Neck and Shoulders

This gentle hatha yoga workshop will guide you through a series of poses that thoroughly stretch the muscles around the shoulders, neck and upper back. You will also learn to move in rhythm with your breath to encourage a deeper more diaphragmatic breathing pattern. Everyone is welcome regardless of your yoga experience.

February 8, 2018
Instructor: Kia Meaux
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Student Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room

All About Fruit Trees!

Growing fruit trees can be a rewarding experience with proper planning. This presentation provides an overview of the many types of fruit that you can grow in the Sacramento Valley and how to troubleshoot common problems. Find out what’s easy to grow and harvest, what might require special attention and how to more easily manage fruit production. Join the conversation to learn how to select the best location for planting your fruit trees, and how and when to water and prune. 

March 8, 2018
Instructor: Don Shor
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Student Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Take Care of Your Finances and Yourself

Personal finance can be challenging. Most of us were not taught how to manage our money, and so feel uncertain how to get started. Join us for this discussion of what to do in order to take care of your own finances, whether that be dealing with debt, living within your income, saving for the future or planning for retirement.

April 12, 2018
Instructor: Linda Matthew
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Student Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Stimulate the Brain Through Movement

How can certain movements and motions strengthen and stimulate the brain? This experiential workshop will present specific techniques that will have you “moving” towards increased brain stimulation and improved overall wellness. Wear comfortable clothing to this fun workshop presented by local dance expert Pamela Trokanski.

May 10, 2018
Instructor: Pamela Trokanski
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Student Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room

The Recipe for Being Happy

Have you ever felt really good then something came along and stole your happiness? Maybe it was an unexpected bill, a dreadful project, or even something someone said to you? This workshop encourages you to discover the secret ingredients for protecting yourself against happiness robbers! Learn how to: not let others get you down, let go of negative thoughts and emotions, stay motivated around energy thieves, and harness the power of your Happy Mind

June 7, 2018
Instructor: Derika Faamansili
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Student Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room