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EAP Zoom Webinars

There are none schedule at this time.

Aetna Webinars

Aetna’s EAP offers free weekly webinars on a variety of topics such as communication, stress management, coping skills, parenting, relationships, healthy living and more. You may watch a recorded webinar from the webinar library. Newly recorded webinars will be available in the webinar library 1-2 weeks after the live presentation.

Please plan up to an hour for each presentation. This includes webinar and Q&A time. Webinar participant seating is limited. Please register early to ensure availability.

What's your EI? Becoming Aware of your Emotional Intelligence. Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. It's important to be aware of your emotions and know how to manage them. In this webinar you will learn:

  • The characteristics of someone with high EI
  • How to develop your EI
  • Ways to manage emotions

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Financial Wellness Webinars

Register for a live TIAA-hosted webinar. If you have difficulty accessing the registration site, please clear out your browser cache and cookies, then type this information in your browser:

Looking to Turn your Retirement Savings into a Paycheck for Life? Tuesday, January 25 from 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. You diversify your investment portfolio before retirement to help offset risk. A similar strategy can help see you through retirement. Learn how creating a diversified income plan—one that uses a combination of income sources and includes annuity income that’s guaranteed for life—can help reduce the risks you may face in retirement and ensure you have income that never runs out.

The Starting Line: Beginning to Save for Retirement. Wednesday, January 26 from 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. You can learn how to evaluate and manage debt, find additional ways to save, create a budget and begin to plan for retirement.

Ongoing Classes

  • Tai Chi/Qigong: Thursdays, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. All levels are always welcome!
    Join the Tai Chi/Qigong Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 860 9161 6719. Please contact for the password. Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi and Qigong are some of the most effective exercises for health, combining mind and body. Join us for a moment of tranquility in your day. Gently improve muscle strength, coordination, flexibility, balance, stiffness and overall wellness through coordinated body-postures and movement, breathing and meditation. Classes are provided by Master Lynn X. Lin of Sitan Tai Chi. Master Lynn X. Lin is co-founder and Vice President of Tai Chi Qigong Association of America and Vice President of Sitan Tai Chi & Martial Arts.

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In-Person and Zoom Classes Hosted by Athletics

Please Note: All Athletics classes that will be taking place beginning the week of December 20 through January 23 will be remote.

For the zoom links, please email JR Pouncey. You now have an opportunity to work out to recorded classes or attend a live one! To obtain the link to any of the recorded Athletics classes listed below, write to JR Pouncey at

  • Yoga with Ingrid Mondays, from 1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. Contact person – For the link to Zoom, please email JR Pouncey. Ingrid’s approach to yoga in this setting, is breath and movement-based and informed with her deep experience in the practice with a focus on inner listening and cultivating a deeper connection to oneself through yoga asana and pranayama, (postures and breath). Health and wellness isn’t just about understanding your body better, but developing the habits and practices that will bring you the transformation you seek. Whether you want to get stronger and more flexible, learn optimal movement, or start or improve your yoga practice, Ingrid welcomes all levels and experience.
  • Zumba with Joann Mondays, from 5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. Contact person – For the link to Zoom, please email JR Pouncey. JoAnn’s Zumba class combines fun, sweat and dancing.
  • Meditative Yoga with Lauri Mondays, 6:15 p.m.–7:15 p.m. Contact person – For the link to Zoom, please email JR Pouncey. Want to wind down after the first day of the work week? Join veteran yoga teacher Lauri Nemetz for a gentle and restorative yoga practice with extra time for long guided meditations, savasana (active relaxation) and more!
  • Yoga with Lauri Tuesdays from 11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (Zoom only. Link has not changed.) Wednesdays, from 5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m. (Zoom and In–Person) LOCATION IN PLEASANTVILLE, AEROBICS ROOM and SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITH INDOOR RESTRICTIONS. For the link to Zoom, please email JR Pouncey. Yoga is an ancient practice based on philosophy, mindfulness and asana work. Asanas or “poses” can also be translated as “comfortable seat” meaning that as we practice different poses they become more comfortable for our body and give us more ways to move with ease. Class will have modifications and emphasize an all-level practice and will include breath work and final relaxation. Come join!
  • Bootcamp with Omar Wednesdays and Fridays, from 12:30 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Contact person – For the link to Zoom, please email JR Pouncey. This boot camp circuit workout works your entire body with cardio, lower body, upper body and core exercises. You won't need any equipment, which makes this the perfect workout for small spaces, travel exercise or for anyone who wants a challenging workout using their own body weight. You will be walked through how to modify each exercise towards your fitness level so that you can have a fun and enjoyable workout!
  • Toning with Joann Thursdays, from 5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. (Zoom and In–Person) LOCATION IN PLEASANTVILLE, AEROBICS ROOM and SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITH INDOOR RESTRICTIONS. For the link to Zoom, please email JR Pouncey. The toning class combines weights, cardio floor work, balance and combination of barre exercises that will tone your body.
  • Cardio Kickboxing with Joann Thursdays, from 6:00 p.m.–6:45 p.m. (Zoom and In–Person) LOCATION IN PLEASANTVILLE, AEROBICS ROOM and SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITH INDOOR RESTRICTIONS. For the link to Zoom, please email JR Pouncey. Get ready to punch and kick. This class bring lots of sweat, fun and hard work to this workout.

Get to Know the Instructors:

Ingrid Tarjan has been teaching yoga at Pace since 2002 and has been a yoga practitioner for more than 25 years. She is also Nutrition Counselor and Personal Trainer at Equinox. As a lover of deep learning with a myriad of certifications in her field, along with prior corporate experience and a Masters in Philosophy, she brings a unique perspective to the practice. Having learned from and practiced with renowned yogis worldwide, she imparts the teachings of the practice, including mindfulness, to enhance your health and wellbeing.

JoAnn Hamilton is a certified Aerobics and Zumba instructor. She has taught at Pace for over 10 years.

Laurice (Lauri) Nemetz, MA, BC-DMT, E-RYT500, LCAT, C-IAYT Adjunct Associate Professor, is a well-known yoga teacher and has taught at Pace University Pleasantville for over 17 years. She is a past-President of the Yoga Teachers Association (YTA), and is a certified yoga therapist and is registered at the highest level with Yoga Alliance (YA) in addition to being a YA education provider. She has taught yoga and anatomy workshops internationally and presents regularly at conferences and other universities including Harvard Medical School and Oxford University.

Omar Torres is an active student and an Army veteran of more than 12 years. He's competed in numerous fitness competitions such as mixed martial arts, powerlifting, marathons and Spartan races. His various certification include kettlebells and TRX suspension training.

Online links to practice on your own time:

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Employee Assistance Program

Aetna Resources for Living will be the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider as of January 1, 2022. You may contact Aetna’s Employee Assistance Program, as of January 1, 2022, at 1 (888) 238-6232. You can also visit the Resources For Living website (Username: Pace University, Password: EAP).

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TIAA Webinars and Resources

TIAA has developed a single webpage to consolidate the market volatility and coronavirus details: TIAA Forward Focus: Insight for our Times. The webinars are open to all Pace University employees and are posted in the Live Webinar Lounge.

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