U of U Health brings health and wellness to Sundance

This year, U of U Health will offer a series of wellness initiatives throughout Park City and Salt Lake City for Sundance Film Festival team members, volunteers, partners and attendees alike to help minimize stress and maximize health during the Festival.

Each winter, more than 120,000 visitors descend upon Park City, Salt Lake City and the Sundance Resort to screen, support, and celebrate the year’s acclaimed films. Those visitors are supported by more than 3,000 dedicated staff members and volunteers from around the world.

To enhance their experience, U of U Health will focus this year on two central goals as the official Health & Wellness Sponsor of Sundance Film Festival: First, expanding access to established wellness initiatives, including free yoga classes and massages, and second, hosting new offerings like organized walks and runs that will help attendees make the most of their time in Utah.

Before the festival, experts from U of U Health’s Trauma Outreach and University Neuropsychiatric Institute teams provided staff and volunteers with first aid and de-escalation training. During the festival, U of U Health will provide on-site support for festival goers, volunteers and staff with a #10DaysofWellness social media campaign that provides mindfulness, movement and nutrition resources. In addition, U of U Health will host several staff and volunteer wellness hubs in various Sundance Film Festival venues.

Each year, in collaboration with Sundance Film Festival, U of U Health hosts a panel discussion at the Filmmaker Lodge on Main Street that focuses on the power of combining storytelling with science and medicine. In 2019, U of U Health screened the film "One in a Million," an award-winning documentary on the genetic testing that uncovered a life-saving treatment for young Utahn Tyler Teuscher.

This year, Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, director of 2019 U.S. Documentary Competition film "Bedlam," will moderate a panel discussion with U of U Health experts—"Destigmatizing Mental Illness Through Storytelling, Science, and Philanthropy."

Official event schedule below. More details at uofuhealth.org/sundance.

Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

University of Utah Health Wellness Hub
Festival Co-Op
608 Main St., Park City
Free massages from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Open to the public

Lyft Driver Hub
1665 Bonanza St., Park City
Free massages from 12-7 p.m.
Limited to Lyft drivers

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020

University of Utah Health x Chase Sapphire morning yoga
Chase Sapphire on Main
573 Main St., Park City
Free yoga from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Admission by capacity

University of Utah Health Wellness Hub
Festival Co-Op
608 Main St., Park City
Free massages from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Open to the public

Lyft Driver Hub
1665 Bonanza St., Park City
Free massages from 12-7 p.m.
Limited to Lyft drivers

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020

University of Utah Health x Park City Running Club Morning Walk & Run
Begins/ends at Festival Co-Op
608 Main St., Park City
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Open to the public

University of Utah Health Wellness Hub
Festival Co-Op
608 Main St., Park City
Free massages from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Open to the public

Lyft Driver Hub
1665 Bonanza St., Park City
Free massages from 12-7 p.m.
Limited to Lyft drivers

Monday, Jan. 27, 2020

University of Utah Health Wellness Hub
Festival Co-Op
608 Main St., Park City
Free massages from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Open to the public

University of Utah Health x Enlighten Wellness Morning Yoga
Enlighten Wellness
1912 Sidewinder Dr. #105, Park City
Free yoga from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Open to the public

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020

University of Utah Health x Enlighten Wellness Morning Movement
Enlighten Wellness
1912 Sidewinder Dr. #105, Park City
Free movement class from 8-9 a.m.
Open to the public

University of Utah Health Community Screening
"Dick Johnson is Dead"
Broadway Theatre, 111 E. Broadway, Salt Lake City
6:45 p.m.
Admission by invite

Festival Staff/Volunteer Wellness Hub
Eccles Theatre, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City
2-6 p.m.
Staff/volunteers only

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020

University of Utah Health x Park City Running Club Morning Walk & Run
Begins/ends at Festival Co-Op
608 Main St., Park City
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Open to the public
 
Festival Staff/Volunteer Wellness Hub
Eccles Theatre, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City
11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Staff/volunteers only

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020

University of Utah Health x Chase Sapphire Morning Yoga
Chase Sapphire on Main
573 Main St., Park City
Free Yoga from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Admission by capacity

Friday, Jan. 31, 2020

Panel: "Destigmatizing Mental Illness Through Storytelling, Science, and Philanthropy"
Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St. (Second Floor), Park City
4:30-6 p.m.
Admission by capacity

Lyft Driver Hub
1665 Bonanza St., Park City
Free massages from 12-7 p.m.
Limited to Lyft drivers

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020

Festival Staff/Volunteer Wellness Hub
Rose Wagner Center, 138 Broadway, Salt Lake City
12-8:30 p.m.
Staff/volunteers only

Lyft Driver Hub
1665 Bonanza St., Park City
Free massages from 12-7 p.m.
Limited to Lyft drivers