Sonoma Valley Hospital’s Wellness University Final Session for 2017 Starts In September

Jul 31, 2017 | Sonoma Valley Hospital News

Sonoma Valley Hospital again invites the community to attend Wellness University™ classes without cost. The six classes, which begin Wednesday, September 20, are based on a health education program developed for people who want to be wellness ambassadors or teachers, and discuss practices to inspire improved health and make health more contagious.

Topics include 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 developing healthy habits.

Hospital instructors include Kelly Mather, CEO; Leslie Lovejoy, Director of Quality & Resource Management; and Steven Lewis, Wellness Director.

“I took the Summer Boot Camp Session and found it to be truly inspiring,” noted community member Deborah Kweller. “Kelly, Leslie and Steven are all extraordinary presenters and their choice of words to explain a concept created word pictures that are easily remembered and can be used to teach others. I found Wellness University to be very practical and as a result I’ve built breathing and stretching into my daily routine,” she said.

Classes are held from 8:00 to 10:00 am over six Wednesdays. Scheduled dates are September 20 and 27, October 4, and 18, and November 1, 15, and 29. If you plan to attend, please make sure you are available for all classes. While there is no cost to participate, attendance is limited. The summer session filled quickly, so early sign up is encouraged. We suggest attendees bring a pen and paper to classes.

To RSVP or ask questions, contact Vivian Woodall at or 707.935.5005. If you receive voicemail, please leave your name, phone and email address.