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The Wellness Fair was held at the 2008 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA on Sunday, June 29, 2008 from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.

One exciting event we offered as part of the Wellness Fair was wellness classes!

The classes were:

Chair Yoga, taught by Joanne Marshall
Hula, taught by Analu Josephides
Seated Pilates, taught by Bart Birdsall

Sunday June 29, 2008 Schedule:

Each type of class rotated every 30 minutes.

10:30-10:55 Hula Analu Josephides
11:00-11:25 Chef's Demo      Bruno Serato **
11:30-11:55 Seated Pilates Bart Birdsall
12:00-12:25 Chair Yoga        Joanne Marshall
12:30-12:55 Hula Analu Josephides
1:00-1:25 Seated Pilates Bart Birdsall
1:30-1:55 Chair Yoga      Joanne Marshall

** From 11:00 - 11:25, Anaheim White House Restaurant owner Bruno Serato provided a cooking demo in this space.

About the Instructors:

Joanne Marshall is an Alumni Distinguished Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She lead the Seated Yoga activity.
(click here to read her Wellness Journey)

Please see her handout Yoga for ALA 08 (doc) for more information.

Analu Josephides was the librarian at Ka Waihona O Ka Naauao Public Charter School in Waianae, Hawaii. He lead the Hula activity.

William “Bart” Birdsall is a media specialist at Monroe Middle School in Tampa, Florida. The seated Pilates class incorporated Pilates concepts and simple movements and exercises that people can do while sitting down.