The WorkLife Wellness Program offers a variety of wellness classes and information to encourage and promote healthy and active lifestyles for all employees, staff, faculty, retirees, and students.

Basic Remedies and Essential Oils

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Instructor: Chrissy Helmer
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Facilities Support Services Building (FSSB), Room 2020 - Located on 4800 2nd Avenue, Sacramento 95817


Simple Remedies is a basic wellness workshop that outlines natural items you should keep on hand and how to use them for the common cold, headache, stomach ache, cuts, scrapes and other basic ailments that can be treated holistically and simply. You will learn which are the must have go-to items such as essential oils and herbs. We will explore their purpose, benefits & effectiveness. 

Mother-to-Mother Support Group

Friday, July 14, 2017
Instructor: Shirley German, IBCLC, RLC
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Main Hospital, Davis Tower 8712


Meet other moms, encourage and learn from each other, and get help resolving breastfeeding difficulties.

  • Sponsored by the UC Davis Breastfeeding Support Program


Monday, July 17, 2017
Instructor: Brenda (Astara) Gustin, Ph.D., CMT, RYI
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Glassrock Building, Room 7106

We will learn how to have more energy and vitality, to be receptive, to be relaxed, to recharge the body, calm the mind, open the heart and to have positive, cheerful and wholesome attitudes.  These workshops can be for beginners who are just learning about meditation or for people who already make meditation their daily practice.

Continuing to Breastfeed While Returning to Work/School

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Instructor: Shirley German, IBCLC, RLC
Time: 11:30 am – 1 pm
Location: Ticon III – Human Resources, Training and Development Room 2400


Workshop Includes:

  • Implications of CA State Law, AB-1025; the Affordable Care Act, and UC’s PPSM-84.
  • How to establish a Breastfeeding Plan:
    • Plan ahead at work and at home
    • Register with the UCD BFSP – lactation sites, room etiquette, administration
    • Practice – pumping, expressing, and bottle-feeding
    • Milk storage – long-term and for the day
  • Devise a “Return to Work” checklist” group activity.

Eat A Summer Rainbow- Hungry for Change?

Wednesday July 26, 2017
Instructor: Maryam Nabavi, MS, RD
Time: 12 -1 PM
Location: Cancer Center Auditorium

Summer days are here and so are the colorful fruits and vegetables from Northern California, the capital region of Farm to Fork movement. This class will provide tips on how to enjoy them during the summer and for later months. Maryam will also discuss the nutrition and health benefits of eating seasonal fruits and vegetables.  Join Maryam in a discussion about how to add colorful and tasty foods to your plate while eating healthfully throughout the year. Light refreshments will be provided.


Maryam Nabavi is a Registered Dietitian working in primary care and specialty clinics at UC Davis Health.  She educates patients to improve nutrition knowledge for self-care with healthy eating. Maryam obtained her Bachelors and Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics from the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She has practiced within a variety of university based hospitals and clinics for nearly 30 years.  Maryam enjoys learning about food from all over the world and enjoys cooking by adding her own taste of spices.

Anyone interested in attending this event, please RSVP to Marina Podoreanu at by Tuesday, July 25, 2017

For more information or to RSVP you may contact Marina Podoreanu at 916-734-2760 or