Wellness Activities

Wellness Activities will take place at Annual Session Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM and Thursday from 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM. Final details will be provided closer to the conference.

  • Join Donna and John Krug as they help you get your day off to a great start. The meditation will help you relax and focus and the dō-in exercises will energize you so you will have a better day. Dō-In is "Self-Shiatsu" which is based on the theory of acupuncture and the flow of life energy in our bodies.Donna has been an Extension Agent for 31 years and is currently the Kansas Affiliate President. Her husband, John, is a retired Chiropractor who has studied acupuncture and natural healing for many years. We invite you to check out their Extension Ed Talk U-tube video recorded by Nex-Tech TV by going to barton.ksu.edu/

  • The CATCH morning exercise activities will be aimed at increasing our moderate to vigorous physical activity and promoting gross motor development including locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills. Brad Averill, Nebraska Extension Educator,  will lead activities to promote adults to be more motivated to walk, run, jump, dance, and move their whole bodies while playing games and having fun. These activities and games will be a great way for you to start your morning and will teach you some games that will increase the moderate to vigorous activity of the children in your classrooms and programs.

  • Ease yourself into the day with Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese form of exercise using slow rhythmic movements – easy and fun for beginners. Improve balance, strength and flexibility to prevent falls and reduce stress. Perfect for non-fitness enthusiasts; anyone can do low-impact Tai Chi. Jamie Goffena, Nebraska Extension Educator, teaches ways to live healthier with improved nutrition and fitness activities.