Wellness Events

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Holiday Food Trivia
Thursday, Dec. 8
from 1-1:15 p.m. CT

Do you know your holiday foods? Join us to find out! Wellness Coordinator Morgan will lead trivia. The top three winners will be awarded a prize. An additional prize will be awarded to a participant chosen at random! We'll play using the platform Mentimeter. The link to play will be provided the day of trivia.

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Every Thursday: Department of Education Meditation Break
Thursday, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
from 11:15-11:30 a.m. CT

Give your mind a much needed break with the Department of Education Wellness Council every Thursday on Microsoft Teams! You can expect a livestreamed meditation video handpicked by TDOE Wellness Council members.

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Stay tuned! Details about the next challenge coming soon.

Tips for a Healthy, Stress-free Holiday (presented by ActiveHealth)
Friday, Dec. 16
from 10-10:30 a.m. CT

The holidays can be exciting, but they can also add stress - both good and bad. We'll discuss common holiday stressors, ways to manage your stress and coping skills that can help with holiday anxiety.

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You can try our free virtual workouts without any commitment. Just pop in, see if it interests you and stay if you want to give it a try! You don't need a webcam or anything special, and you can adjust the workout to your fitness level.

Please sign this digital waiver prior to live workouts.

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Every Monday: Yoga for All with Sophia 
Dec. 5, 12 and 19
from 12-12:15 p.m. CT

Join us for this 15-minute live, virtual, seated yoga class each week that’s suitable for beginners and relaxing for all fitness levels.

This class is brought to you by volunteer certified yoga teacher and state employee Sophia DeMarse in partnership with Working for a Healthier Tennessee.

Attire: Anything you can move in
Equipment Needed: Chair or mat

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Every Wednesday: Department of Human Services 10-minute Fitness Break
Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28
from 11-11:10 a.m. CT

This class is brought to you by the Department of Human Services Wellness Council.

Attire: Anything you can move in
Equipment Needed: Varies

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Every Wednesday: Yoga for All
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28
from 12-12:15 p.m. CT

Join us for a 15-minute live, virtual, seated yoga class each week that’s suitable for beginners and relaxing for all fitness levels.  

This class is brought to you by volunteer certified yoga teachers and state employees in partnership with Working for a Healthier Tennessee. Each class will be led by a different yoga instructor: Denise Galben, Kristina Giard-Bradford, Lara Gill or Sophia DeMarse.

Attire: Anything you can move in
Equipment Needed: Chair

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Every Thursday: Department of Children’s Services Fitness Break
Thursday, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
from 11-11:15 a.m. CT

Give your body a break with the Department of Children’s Services Wellness Council every Thursday on Microsoft Teams! You can expect a livestream workout video handpicked by DCS Wellness Council members.

Attire: Anything you can move in
Equipment Needed: Varies (None to light/medium hand weights.)

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Every Friday: Yoga: Core & More
Friday, Dec. 2, 9 and 16
from 12:15-12:45 p.m. CT

Join us for this weekly 30-minute live, virtual yoga class that has extra emphasis on your core! It’s suitable for all fitness levels. The only equipment recommended is a mat.

This class is brought to you by volunteer certified yoga teachers and state employees in partnership with Working for a Healthier Tennessee. Each class will be led by a different instructor: Denise Galben or Lara  Gill.

Attire: Anything you can move in
Equipment Needed: Mat

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