BeWell Talks

Sponsored by Texas Mutual

FREE Workplace Wellness and Team Building Presentations & Workshops

Ballet Austin's Butler Center for Dance & Fitness engages, educates, and empowers people of all skill levels, ages, and economic and cultural backgrounds to adopt healthy lifestyles; creating well beings. 

Two of Ballet Austin's core values include encouraging lifelong health and well-being and enriching our community.

We desire to connect with the Austin community to inspire and encourage people to develop habits for lifelong health and well-being, and to promote positive and effective culture teams in the family, at work and beyond.

Through participation in local healthy living and fitness opportunities, Ballet Austin's annual Get Fit event, unique workouts designed for older adults and breast cancer survivors, and our free BeWell Talks, we hope to be a resource for individuals, organizations and businesses.

Are you looking for a fun team building activity, or something creative to do with your group or work colleagues?  Dance is a fun and fantastic way to build camaraderie through a shared experience with your group. It's also great physical activity for your wellness program. Or just make it a Dance Party! Your group or organization can find out more and book a private group class here

Free Healthy Living & Wellness Talks

It is Ballet Austin’s goal to be a part of the effort to bring wellness to the workplace, the home, and beyond. We offer BeWell Healthy Living Talks at no cost in the Austin community. 

  • Looking for a speaker for a Lunch & Learn or other workplace wellness events?
  • Talks are informative, interactive and motivational, and are available on a variety of topics in the areas of health and wellness, healthy living, and healthy workplace culture. 

We will bring our workshops and presentations to you at no cost!

Hear the facts, laugh a little, get motivated and learn practical steps to change your attitude, your mind, and your life. 

Taught by Vicki Parsons, Director of Ballet Austin's Butler Center for Dance & Fitness, who has over three decades of teaching and speaking, and most importantly, real-life health and well-being experience. She lives what she speaks!

Most requested topics include (Topics may be requested and may be modified for any group):

  • Stand Up and Live Longer—Your Chair is Killing You! (AKA Scared Sitless!)
  • Be Together. Not the Same. (Creating a Culture of Workplace Unity)
  • Surviving & Thriving through Stress—Before it kills you
  • Tips to Have a Healthy and Well Workday. Also offer 'Balancing Work & Life'
  • The Gap Between Knowing & Doing—Taking a hard look at the "Action Gap"
  • Your Brain on Exercise or Your Brain on Sugar.
  • The Power of the 3 R's. Respect. Responsibility. Resilience.
  • How to Avoid Holiday Stress - and actually enjoy the holiday season! 
  • Let’s Play!—The Importance of Play for a Healthier Life. 
  • Aging Does Not Mean Growing Old. 
  • Someone's Watching You—Modeling a Healthy Life to the Next Generation.
  • Other Team Building Presentations

Request more information about topic content or schedule a free presentation

FREE BeWell Talk - Holiday STRESS! How to avoid it and have the best holiday ever!

Join Vicki Parsons at Ballet Austin for a FREE Talk on HOLIDAY STRESS. More importantly, how to plan for it and then have the best holiday season ever!

At times (maybe all the time), the holiday season is as stressful as it is fun.
 
Halloween is coming, the elections are just around the corner, and next there's the long stretch to make it through New Years’ day.
 
By the time December rolls around, high levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) turn 80% of the American population into fruitcakes. (And most of us do not even like fruitcake!)
 
On top of adding 800 things to your ''to-do'' list, and checking it twice, holidays are also a time to deal with family relationships, parties and special events, excess food, buying and giving gifts, and so on. Bummer!
 
But it should NOT be a bummer! And it doesn't have to be.
 
Come hear some practical tips to drive your stress levels down a notch so that you don''t hurl the mistletoe at an obnoxious relative or co-worker. And better yet, so that you can go through the holidays loving the season and feeling great!
 
Bring your lunch! Bring a friend. Bring a family member. Bring a co-worker. Bring your stress. Laugh a little, laugh a lot. You will leave feeling better!

Presentor: Vicki Parsons, Director Butler Center for Dance & Fitness

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 17: 11:00am - 11:45am

Where: Ballet Austin's City View Lounge, 501 W 3rd Street

Cost: FREE!

Request a Free BeWell Talk or Team Building Presentation

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