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Important Dates:

Fall Classes

September 11 - Registration opens at 9 a.m.
September 24 - Classes begin
December 7 -Classes end

Winter Classes

Jan 9 - Registration opens at 9 a.m.
Jan 14 - Classes begin
March 15 -Classes end

Spring Classes

March 19 - Registration opens at 9 a.m.
April 1 - Classes begin
June 7 -Classes end



Upcoming Engagement Classes:

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Note: For ONLINE Engagement Classes, the 2018 registration deadline is October 1.


Spotlight Classes:

Boost Your Metabolism

November 14, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
SLAC Building 40, Room 195

Reiki Energy Healing Level 2

November 10, 2018
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Room 208

Holiday Eating – Breaking the Cycle

November 9
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Room 102  


Contemplation by Design 2018

2018 Contemplation by Design Summit

Contemplation by Design (CBD) is a campus-wide, multidisciplinary program and annual summit designed to encourage all members of the Stanford community to enjoy the power of the pause.

From October 30 – November 8, 2018 — rain or shine, CBD Summit events and sessions will be offered all around campus that further balance, tranquility and creative excellence. Faculty, staff, students and members of the greater Stanford community are given opportunities to connect with their deepest humanity as a way to their highest possibility.

Participants pause from their high level of productivity and innovation to experience multi-faceted, transformational learning that cultivates individual and community well-being, and supports sustainable whole-hearted, ethical, purposeful engagement in service, teaching and/or research benefitting the region, the nation and the world.

Wellness on Wheels

Let HIP bring classes to you.

The Health Improvement Program (HIP) brings Fitness and/or Healthy Living classes to your University or SHC/LPCH department via Wellness on Wheels (WoW). Many of the classes that are offered each quarter by HIP can be brought to your worksite.

Find out about WoW.

To request a Healthy Living WoW class for your department, please complete the complete the Form.

To request a Fitness WoW class for your department, please complete the complete the Form.

Email us for more info.

Register for WoW classes.

Upside-Down NectarineCobbler

One the author's crowd-pleasing favorites (perfect for a barbecue) is this recipe for upside down cobbler, which was inspired by an old recipe by Nancy Silverton.

It might sound strange but it really works. You start with a healthy portion of vanilla-infused melted butter, then you spoon in the thick batter and top it with fresh fruit tossed in a little sugar. The result is a crisp-chewy, buttery, fruity, cakey dessert unlike anything else you’ve ever had. But my suggestion is to eat it while it’s still warm (it doesn’t keep well). I kind of doubt you’ll have a problem doing that.

TOTAL COOK TIME: 1 hour 20 minutes

  • 1/2 vanilla bean pod
  • 6 ripe yellow or white nectarines
  • 1/3 cup sugar (or less)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

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Mission Statement

The Health Improvement Program (HIP) aims to create a culture of wellness and increase employee productivity by empowering individuals to be self-managers of their health. It models the science of healthy living by using translational research to promote wellness. Our primary work involves Stanford University faculty and staff, but our programs are shared and utilized around the world.

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Coordinated Programs

BeWell Program

Be you. BeWell.

HIP partners with Stanford Health Care & Stanford Children's Health.
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Partner Programs

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Headspace is your very own personal guide, to help you train your mind. Meditation is a way to give your mind the time to pause, detach and re-energize in order to manage stress, increase happiness and boost focus for sustainable high performance. Learn more.

Kurbo is a 12-week digital/mobile health coaching program to help you and your family eat healthier, exercise more and manage weight. Learn more.

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NEW: 5-minutes dynamic streching video from BeWell!

BeWell Coaches Amanda Miller and Natalie Lavorato and BeWell Screener John Acena lead a five minute dynamic stretching routine that is great for warming up for a more intense workout or taking an energizing mid-day break. Six exercises are performed for 45 seconds each: shoulder rolls, trunk rotations, butt kickers, windmills, side lunges and front lunges.

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