Yoga in your Workplace

Yoga in the WorkplaceResearch1 concludes that even a short program of yoga is effective for enhancing emotional well-being and resilience to stress in the workplace.

‘Yoga in your Workplace’ brings yoga to your employees in the convenience of your workplace. We offer a range of classes from  ‘Dynamic Physical Classes’ to ‘No Sweat Classes’ and ‘Breathwork and Relaxation Classes’ that you could even do in your suit!

Empowering Yoga is a very contemporary technique that can be integrated into your workplace with minimal ease, yet with such positive and potential outcomes for both employees and management. Whatever their background or belief pattern, Empowering Yoga is suitable for men and women of all ages, abilities and mind-sets.

‘Yoga in your Workplace’ is considered to be more than a staff perk or benefit, but instead an intrinsic part of staff welfare, to assist employees meld into the work environment that they are in one way or another challenged with. This includes stress (personal & office), deadlines & target issues, anxiety,  stiff necks and back pain. At other times your employees are just in need of some relaxation or ‘me time’.


Results1 showed that six-week yoga intervention resulted in significantly improved for seven of eight measures of mood and well-being in comparison to those in the control group.

yoga in the workplaceSimilarly they reported marked improvements in feelings of clear-mindedness, composure, elation, energy, and confidence.

In addition, the yoga group reported increased life purpose and satisfaction, and feelings of greater self-confidence during stressful situations.

Productivity and profitability is attributed to the clear-mindness, energy, confidence and satisfaction of the workforce.

yoga in the workplaceBeyond research it is simple logic.

Absenteeism in the workplace has been described2 as ‘a disease that is plundering profits and preventing businesses from performing at peak. 40 million days are lost each year, costing £12 billion a year.’

yoga in the workplaceAccording to CBI, every day that an employee is not at their desk, it costs their employer £533.

It is estimated that 13.4 million days are lost each year to stress, anxiety and depression alone, with 12.3 million down to back and upper limb problems.

 

Empowering Yoga in your Workplace


yoga in the workplace‘Yoga in your Workplace’ will increase staff well being and self-worth as well as the appreciation of staff welfare. An increase in office morale will improve the work environments and once again increase productivity and profitability. Combined this will reduce absenteeism.

Whether it is a lunchtime or an end of day class Empowering Yoga can be tailored to fit into your office schedule.  For instance we can do a 50 minute ‘Lunch-time Class‘, and your employees will have time for a quick sandwich and feel revitalised for the rest of the day. We can even make it a ‘No Sweat Class’ if you do not have showers or changing room facilities.

Or what a way to the end the day by the staff enjoying an ‘After Work Class’ and getting some ‘me time’. Being able to let go of all the pressures of the day, relaxing the mind and body and boosting them for their week ahead.yoga in the workplace

‘Yoga in your Workplace’ can be designed around the needs of your employees. From ‘Dynamic Physical Classes’ to total ‘Breathwork and Relaxation Classes’  that they can even be done in their suits.

To arrange a meeting to discuss the opportunities of holding yoga classes for your employees in your workplace please contact us or pass our details over to your office manager.


Class Space at your Workplace


You do not need a dedicated workout room or studio. If you have that’s great, otherwise all you need is a room with some clear open space. It can have either solid flooring or carpets. We can even supply the yoga mats within the package.

We will have been and gone before you know it. Leaving your staff to get on with their day with a clear mind-set and focus and you can have the peace of mind that you once again have done something good for business and your staff. That’s about it…looking forward to working with you.

 

 

References

1. The effectiveness of yoga for the improvement of well-being and resilience to stress in the workplace
Hartfiel. N, Havenhand. J, Khalsa. SB, Clarke. G, Krayer. A. Scand J Work Environ Health 2011;37(1):70-76

2. Reducing absenteeism in the workplace. Roberts. P, IHC 2009 http://www.ihc.co.uk/articles/3.html

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