Employee Wellness

Mission Statement

Sonoma State University promotes a culture of wellness amongst faculty and staff to encourage personal and professional productivity, physical and mental well-being, and to promote a healthy lifestyle. We believe that healthy employees are more productive, happier and better prepared to thrive.

The Employee Wellness Program is a voluntary program that is available to all employees and to be utilized during (not in addition to) appropriate rest breaks. Lunchtime fitness classes are considerate of a 30 or 60 minute lunch break so that employees may plan accordingly.

Employee Wellness Program benefits include:

  • Lunchtime Yoga Classes
  • Kaiser Permanente Wellness Webinars
  • Kaiser Permanente Flu Shot Clinic
  • Vitalant Blood Drives
  • Ergonomics

Fall 2022 Employee Wellness Opportunities


Take advantage of our lunchtime yoga this Fall! Please know you can join at any level of experience, including none. These sessions are open to all and are a great opportunity to meet employees from other units, while also taking a break to stretch and have a midday reset.

  • Mondays and Thursdays (12:05 - 12:55pm, Ives 80): Meditative Yoga with Jeanne Janae
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays (12:05 - 12:55pm, Ives 80): Yoga Flow with Kim Purdy

Kaiser Permanente Wellness Webinars

We are excited to share the line-up for Wellness Webinars offered by Kaiser Permanente this month! Regardless of your health plan, these are offered to all of our employees. All participants must register using the links provided. Webinars are available on demand for six months after the live stream.

Meditation: Mind, Body, and Spirit
Learn about meditation as an everyday practice to help us reduce the chatter in our minds, manage difficult moments, relax our bodies, and lift our moods and spirits.
  • Date: December 7, 2022
  • Time: Noon - 1pm
  • Register
Find Your Joy
Discover how positive psychology and practical strategies can nurture your own happiness. Learn concepts and evidence-based practices such as kindness, empathy, gratitude, and awe that foster social and emotional well-being.
  • Date: December 12, 2022
  • Time: 6 - 7pm
  • Register
Social Connections: Mind, Body, and Spirit
Our social behavior is a critical part of how we adapt in our communities, so together we'll explore behaviors to improve our relationships and connections with others.
  • Date: December 14, 2022
  • Time: Noon - 1pm
  • Register

Kaiser Permanente Flu Shot Clinic

Kaiser Permanente will be on campus to administer free flu shots for Sonoma State University employees on October 11, 2022 from 10am to 1pm in the Student Center, Ballroom D. Please refer to our September 23rd email for registration details.

Vitalant Blood Drive

Vitalant will be on campus for an SSU blood drive to support our community. This will be held in connection with Student Involvement and Student Clubs and is open to all employees. These events will be held in the Denali Gym in the Campus Recreation Center from 10am to 3pm on the following dates:

  • September 6, 2022 - Appointments closed
  • October 5, 2022 - Appointments closed
  • November 2, 2022 - Appointments closed

The Employee Wellness Program wishes you all a safe and healthy start to the academic year! Please reach out to us with any questions regarding our employee wellness opportunities. We can be reached at employeewellness@sonoma.edu.