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Wellness Program
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PUSD Wellness Program & Mental Health Resources

New Year, New Wellness Challenge:
Introducing a New Well-Being Program to Refresh Your Mind and Body!

The Poway USD Employee Wellness Program is excited to announce that we are offering a new program called Renew, which is designed to refresh your mind and body, and strengthen relationships.

With the new year, you may have some wellness goals you are trying to achieve. The Renew Challenge is a flexible challenge that meets you where you are and helps you build habits across different aspects of well-being — physical, mental, social, and emotional. Discovering practices that work for you and making them a consistent part of your routine can help you thrive… while equipping you to bounce back from life’s challenges and setbacks.

In this 6-week program, your goal is to complete 6 scenes (30 activities) by logging 1 activity/day for 5 days a week. Your goal is to reveal a new scene each week.

There are no teams in this challenge, but you can do the activities with a partner to form a duo for the week. You can change up the duo partnerships each week. Duos can help with connection and accountability, but there is no pressure to work as a duo either. You can participate both as an individual and in the duo partnerships.

All Poway USD employees and their household members (18+) are eligible to participate in this online challenge.
Challenge starts on January 30 and ends March 12.

Register here:
Questions about the Renew Challenge? Please contact Dayna Gowan (wellness program consultant) at

Free Fitness and Wellness Classes

The PUSD Employee Wellness Program has partnered with the PUSD Adult School again to offer FREE fitness and wellness class options. Check out the amazing line-up of classes!

All PUSD Employees are eligible to participate in the classes.


There are a wide variety of fitness and wellness classes to meet everyone’s needs. Some classes will be offered on-site at the PUSD Adult School and other locations (like Poway High School and Park Village Elementary), and some will be online. See registration instructions below to view the dates and times of each class and register for all the classes you want to take. More classes will be added throughout the nine weeks, so keep checking back to see the updated schedule.

REMINDER: Some classes will run for 4 week periods and then restart. You must re-register for the next 4 weeks if you wish to continue.

Classes that start soon include:

Art for Wellness – on-site

Belly Dancing for Fun and Exercise – on-site

Instant Pot 101 – on-site

Nutrition for Optimal Immunity – online

Mindfulness Meditation – online

The Power of Vision: Tune into Your Purpose - online

Tai Chi – Beginners – online

Yoga Mix – on-site and online

Yin Yoga – online

Zumba – online


IMPORTANT NOTE: The on-site classes are limited in size. Please only sign up for the on-site classes if you are able to attend all of them. If you sign up for an on-site class and miss a class or two, you may lose your spot to someone on the wait list. This is to make sure that the classes are staying full and being utilized. The online classes have no limit on how many can sign up, but we encourage you to only sign up for the classes you will attend.

To Enroll in the Classes:

Go to

OR go to and click on Community Ed tab and then click PUSD Employee Wellness Program.

Browse through the list of classes.

Click Register Now for the class(es) that you would like to participate in.

You will be prompted to Login or Create An Account.

If you do not have an account with PUSD Adult School, then click Create An Account and complete the account information.  

If you created an account last semester, use your same account information to login.

Once your account is created, continue to click Register Now for all the classes you want to take.

Add the classes to your cart.

Once you have selected all the classes, go to My Cart and Checkout.

The price for all the classes should be $0. You should not have to pay anything for the PUSD Wellness Program classes.

Click Continue Checkout.

You will see a confirmation page, and you will also receive a receipt via email as your confirmation.

You will receive email reminders from Poway Adult School and/or the instructors about each class that you register for.

For online classes, the instructors will send the Zoom link before the class starts.

If you don’t receive a Zoom link, please contact

If you have any questions about registering for a class or if you need to make changes to your class registrations, please contact or call 858-668-4024.

We hope you enjoy these classes, and we hope you have a happy and healthy new year!




Additional Resources 

  • Free access to Wise@Work App 
    • The Wise@Work App is a minidfulness and meditation app designed exclusively for the workplace - with learning and practice modules that will leave you feeling centered, focuses, and energized throughout your workday. Free Access for calendar years 2022 and 2023 is sponsored by the PUSD Wellness Program.


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