Wellness Days March 2023

We are so excited to bring back the Wellness Days event in-person again, with three days of programming, and lots of prize draws. Come join us! The goal of this event is to encourage staff, faculty and students down the path to a healthier lifestyle and to provide a means of awareness to the services that are available to assist them in their day-to-day lives. We also aim to build a community that positively influences the health and well-being of its members, and supports local businesses.

We hope you can take this time for self-care, creativity, physical fitness, and some puppy love! Yes, Dog Therapy is returning!

The Wellness Days will include activities (e.g. the long-awaited Dog Therapy, yoga), workshops (e.g. Seasonal Wellness, Art Therapy), and Wellness Fair booths (e.g. programs, services, local vendors with food and drinks samples). Want more details? See the three days of programming below.

Wellness Days Schedule

Day 1: March 28

Seasonal Wellness

Time: 12:30 - 1:30pm

This session will explore the benefits of embracing the natural elements present in each season through Ayurvedic principles, yoga practice, and nutritional suggestions. Yoga instructor, Fiji McAlpine, will discuss how embracing these seasonal elements will allow us to remain resilient and invite us to remember that there are cycles of growth and expansion, and of release and rest. All attendees will be entered into a prize draw!

*This session will relate to the Yoga for Spring session on March 30.

*Please note this session will be recorded.

Day 2: March 29

Art Therapy

Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm
Teck Gallery, Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC

Relax and let your creativity shine in this session led by Vancouver-based artist, Laura Jane Klassen. Laura will lead participants through painting a mountain scene using acrylic paints on canvas. All attendees will be entered into a prize draw!

No previous experience is necessary and everyone is welcome. All materials will be provided and participants get to take their canvas home with them to enjoy!

Day 3: March 30

Yoga for Spring

Time: 12:30 - 1:30pm

In yoga, seasonal wellness practices are designed to align with the natural rhythms and cycles that govern our bodies and being. Join yoga instructor, Fiji McAlpine, for this multi-level yoga practice aligned with the elements present in spring. All attendees will be entered into a prize draw!

*This session will relate to the Seasonal Wellness session on March 28.

Dog Therapy

Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm
 Teck Gallery, Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC

Dog Therapy returns to the Vancouver campus! Therapy dogs are trained to provide affection, comfort, and support to people. Drop by the Teck Gallery for some self-care and canine cuddles. All attendees will be entered into a prize draw!

No registration required.

Wellness Fair

Time: 12:00 - 2:00pm
 Concourse, Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC

Drop by the Wellness Fair for lots of useful health and wellness-related info from local vendors and SFU departments. Enjoy yummy samples, learn about available services and resources, and have multiple chances to win prizes!

Wellness Passport
Pick up a passport when you arrive, visit each vendor and collect a sticker, and submit your completed passport for a chance to win a Ninja blender! 

Some of the vendors onsite will be Awaken & Live FitnessBikeMaps.orgHome Body SoapKirk’s KefirCampertunitySFU Health & CounsellingSFU Recreation, and SFU Human Resources.

No registration required.

Check Out Past Wellness Day Events: