Sonoma Valley Hospital Offers Three Sessions Of Wellness University In 2017

Jan 18, 2017 | Sonoma Valley Hospital News

Sonoma Valley Hospital has scheduled three sessions of its popular Wellness University™ course during 2017 and all are open to the community without cost. Wellness University is a college-level course based on a curriculum developed by the Hospital for those interested in improving or maintaining good health, serving as a role model for healthy behaviors, and teaching wellness. Students completing the program graduate as Wellness Ambassadors.

Among the topics covered are: assessing your current state of emotional and physical health; finding balance in your life; stress reduction and relaxation techniques; importance of making positive choices; value of exercise and good nutrition; recommended breathing practices; and how to inspire others to better health.

Many who take the course find it invaluable in helping them understand how to improve their health and wellness. “Not only did we learn about improving individual health using the Five Keys to Wellness, we learned how to share these insights with others. I encourage every community member to attend Wellness University,” said Angie Sanchez, Lu Luz Center’s Director for Community Engagement and a Wellness University graduate.

SVH has scheduled two sessions of six biweekly classes that begin in March and September, and a special intensive one-week “boot camp” in July. The schedule is as follows:

Session I: Mar. 1 – May 10 • Wednesdays, 8:00 am -10:00 am (every other week)

Session II: July 17 – 21 • Monday – Friday, 8:00 -10:30 am (one week)

Session III: Sept. 20 – Nov. 29 • Wednesdays, 8:00 am -10:00 am (every other week)

Wellness University instructors include Kelly Mather, CEO; Leslie Lovejoy, Chief Quality Officer; and Steven Lewis, Wellness Coordinator.

To reserve a place or obtain more information, contact Vivian Woodall at or 707.935.5005. If you receive voicemail, please leave your name, phone and email address. If you plan to attend, please make sure you are available for all classes. Attendance is limited, so early sign up is encouraged.