June Employee Wellness Series DC Government Exclusive Webinars and Resources

Welcome to DCHR's Employee Wellness Series!

At DCHR, we prioritize your well-being and work-life balance. We're excited to offer you a diverse range of wellness courses to help you take care of yourself and your loved ones. Our wellness program includes everything from invigorating fitness classes to calming meditation sessions, from informative health seminars to simple cooking demonstrations, and so much more.

Never Skip a Beat DC! Discover the perfect wellness webinars and resources designed to empower you to create a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. Your well-being matters to us, and we're here to support your journey to a healthier, happier you.

All wellness webinars and resources are available exclusively to you, as a DC Government employee, and your family.


June is National Great Outdoors, Men's Health, Safety Month, and Pride Month

Happy June, DC! This month, we celebrate National Great Outdoors Month, Men's Health Month, Safety Month, and Pride Month. Check out our helpful resources below and stay connected with us through social media.

Join Our Summer Wellness Challenge: Summer Self-Care Series

This month, we're excited to showcase our Summer Self-Care Series presented by DCHR Wellness in collaboration with United Healthcare and SoHook'd. Get ready for an educational wellness challenge with rewards! That's right—Learn and Earn.

We're offering 6 special summer webinars available on demand throughout the summer: Self-Care for Busy People, Transforming Ritual into Self-Care, Skin Sense, Hydrate Your Cells, Energize Your Body, Movement 101, and Soul Healing Meditation.

For every webinar you watch, you'll be entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift card for the SoHookd Wellness Marketplace. You can earn up to $300 worth of gift cards if you watch all 6 webinars, PLUS qualify for the Grand Prize of an additional $100 gift card that you can only use in the SoHookd Wellness Marketplace.

Please Note: All rewards are gift cards for SoHookd Wellness Marketplace only, not cash equivalent.

Don't miss this chance to enhance your well-being and win exciting rewards!

Learn, Earn, and Shine This Summer. Take the Wellness Challenge!

June Wellness Webinars

Please Note: Registration is required to attend most of the webinars and receive a calendar reminder.

2024 Summer Wellness Challenge

DC Government is excited to announce a partnership with SoHookd, an innovative wellness provider, to offer you On-Demand Wellness Webinars that you can watch at your own time at your own convenience. In addition, we will be rewarding you for watching the Wellness Webinars by raffling off gift cards to The SoHookd Wellness Marketplace.

For our Summer Wellness Series, we will be releasing 2 self-care webinars each month. Webinars will be posted on the first of each month and winners will be chosen at the end of each month.

Learn, Earn, and Shine This Summer and Take the Wellness Challenge!

Self-Care for Busy People

On-Demand (Available starting June 1)

We are each responsible for our health + wellbeing. External factors outside of our control can play a role in negative health outcomes and we combat this with self-care. Self-care is critical to creating a sustainable lifestyle that supports our personal + community goals. Self-care practices give us the stamina to show up as our best selves consistently. Join Dr. Danielle as we explore practical self-care for busy people through a holistic lens, including physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and financial self-care. The workshop is interactive.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Danielle Richardson is a Los Angeles based optometrist + yoga teacher + wellness entrepreneur. She takes a holistic approach to wellness in her own life and is passionate about sharing these tools and practices with others. Through Fierce Clarity, she has hosted corporate yoga classes, international wellness retreats, and pop-up events that introduce mindful and health-conscious living to a new audience.

Transforming Rituals Into Self-Care

On-Demand (Available starting June 1)

On a daily basis, we perform routine tasks like brushing our teeth, making meals, and caring for ourselves and our loved ones. Learn how to shift daily tasks into self-care rituals with the Prezence team. We'll share tools, such as mindfulness and meditation to transform an ordinary moment into a moment of self-care.

About the Speaker:

Catie is a mentor, educator, writer, and speaker based in Boston. An international yoga and meditation teacher, she has been trained in multiple styles of yoga, meditation and the healing arts. This unique blend of education, training and life experience shapes an innovative approach to leadership and mindfulness. Her raw authenticity, vibrant personality and accessibility instantly connect her with clients and peers. She is the Chief Product Officer for Prezence and has co-founded The Essence of Yoga School and Luminous Body Flow, a virtual studio. Catie was named Boston's Best Fitness Guru in 2018 by the Improper Bostonian.

Mindful Mondays

Kickstart your week with our Mindful Mondays meditation classes to help you foster presence, sharpen focus, and lessen emotional reactivity. These sessions are designed to fortify your resilience against stress, heighten self-awareness, nurture healthier relationships, and ultimately elevate your quality of life.

30-Minute Meditation: Reduce Anxiety and Stress

Occurs Every Monday

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST

Start your week with our Monday meditation classes to help you sharpen your focus, and get ready for the days ahead. Meditations are inspired to give your mind a little rest to rejuvenate and recharge.

Each 30-minute meditation helps relax the entire body, including the brain, the nervous system, and the heart’s blood pressure. Gentle slow breaths also nurture the immune system and lower rates of anxiety and depression.

Please Note: This course occurs every Wednesday as well. Reach out to the instructor, Pamela White, for the Wednesday session link.

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Build a Routine! Occurs every Monday

Guided Meditation for Energy & Focus

Monday, June 3, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

While we often think of meditation as a calming tool, it can also be used to increase our energy. Learn how meditation can help you release tension, recharge your mind, and better handle distractions.

Mental Wellness Tuesdays Series

The Mental Wellness Tuesdays Series offers a dedicated space each week to delve into various aspects of mental well-being. The series strives to explore diverse mental health topics, raise awareness, and offer coping strategies, self-care insights, and community support.

Men’s Health

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Men are traditionally less likely to go to the doctor yet more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and heart disease. Learn about the chronic diseases that commonly impact men and the measures that can be taken to prevent them.

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Healthier Travel

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST

During this presentation, we are going to discuss how to stay safe and healthy while traveling. Specifically, we will discuss signs and symptoms of jet lag and identify risks that may be associated with traveling.

Mental Health in the LGBTQ Community

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

This session will focus on understanding common mental health challenges experienced within the LGBTQ+ community, fostering a safe and inclusive environment, and building supportive mental health systems and strategies.

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Well-being Wednesdays Series

Explore wellness every Wednesday. Join us for our Well-being Wednesdays Series, featuring informative sessions, expert-led discussions, and activities aligned with our monthly themes. Elevate your well-being every Wednesday and take a step toward a healthier, happier you.

Tools for Men’s Health

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

A comprehensive webinar that delves into the unique health challenges faced by men and provides valuable insights, strategies, and resources for achieving and maintaining optimal health.

Mindful Nature Therapy: National Great Outdoors

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Awaken your senses, find your Zen, and embrace the healing magic of nature! Join us for an immersive journey where Zoom transcends screens, and you step into a world of tranquility. Whether you’re nestled indoors or venturing into the great outdoors, we’ll guide you through mindfulness practices that sync with the rustling leaves, the sun’s warm embrace, and the gentle flow of a nearby stream.

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Well-being Wednesdays: Men's Health

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

We will discuss what are the risk factors for heart disease, prostate cancer, and diabetes in men. Additionally, we will learn the risk factors and simple lifestyle changes including weight management that can help with avoiding chronic disease.

Spanish Class with Profesora Harrison and Nina Jones

Occurs Every Wednesday

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST

Enhance your language skills with elementary and intermediate level Spanish. Learn basic Spanish oral and written communication skills.

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Build a Routine! Occurs every Wednesday
Transformation Tuesdays & Thursdays

Make Thursdays Your Day of Transformation and Empowerment! Ignite a positive mindset and unlock a fitter, more energized you. Our curated workouts and activities on Transformation Tuesdays and Thursdays are designed to boost your physical and mental well-being. Join us for transformative experiences, sculpting a healthier, happier version of you!

Freestyle DansFit

Occurs Every Tuesdays and Thursdays

6:30 p.m. EST (In-Person Event)

Location: Marie Reed Community Center 2200 Champlain St NW (Gymnasium)

Freestyle DansFit is an intense, dynamic & full range body motion dance workout. Incorporating jazz, hip-hop, latin and ballet dance moves that will burn calories, tone your body, extend your flexibility, and stimulate your mind.

DansFit classes are never the same. Songs are repeated but do not repeat the playlist. There are days with themed-playlists such as Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, girl groups, boy bands, afro, latin, and more.

Learn More

Email gabriel@freestyledf.com for more information.

Learn to Run with FITDC

Occurs Every Tuesdays and Thursdays

6:30 p.m. EST (In-Person Event)

  • Tuesday Location: Navy Yard
  • 300 Tingey St SE #160, Washington, DC 20003
  • Thursday Location: Banneker Recreation Center
  • 2500 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Join Pacers Running and FITDC for track workouts and seasonal, race specific training for all levels every Tuesday at Navy Yard and Thursday at Banneker Track at 6:30 PM, as well as weekly community runs led out of Pacers Running locations in the DMV.

Start running or gain knowledge and confidence for general fitness now!

Learn more about Pacers Social Runs

Email elyse@runpacers.com for more information.

Financial Literacy Friday

Finish the month strong with Financial Literacy Fridays. Join our monthly Financially Fit DC at Work webinars for practical insights and expert strategies to shape a brighter financial future.

Get Real with Real Estate

Friday, June 28, 2024

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST

June is National Homeownership Month! Learn how real estate can maximize your portfolio and build generational wealth.


Stay tuned to our monthly employee wellness newsletter for upcoming webinar series and valuable resources you won't want to miss.

We hope to see you next month!

June Wellness Resources

Men's Health and Pride Month Resources

Men's Health Learn More

Why Men’s Health Matters to Everyone Learn More

Excessive Alcohol Use is a Risk to Men’s Health Learn More

Gaming and Digital Eyestrain Learn More

Men's health at every age:

A guide through the decades Learn More

LGBTQ Health Learn More

6 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health as an LGBTQ+ Individual Learn More

How To Support Your LGBTQ+ Child Learn More

Connecting the LGBTQ+ community to care and support Learn More

National Great Outdoors and Safety Month Resources

Washington, DC Events Learn More

Step up your walking routine to reap the most benefits Learn More

5 Health Benefits of Spending Time in Nature Learn More

Forest bathing: What it is and why you should try it Learn More

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Eyewear Learn More

Sports and Eye Safety: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Eyes Learn More

7 safety tips for your next outdoor adventure Learn More

Safety First Blog Learn More

NIH: Safety, Health and Wellness Day Event (June 18) Learn More