Workplace Yoga, Desk Yoga or Corporate Yoga are booming. And it makes totally sense. Why? Because how does a regular office day actually look like – you already know: Your employees sit all day at their desks in front of the computer and if you observe their posture it really doesn’t look healthy. And you’re right. It is not. In this „hunched over the laptop“ position our whole energy system is blocked.
We cannot use our total potential. The work of today’s world requires a constant high energy level, focus, endurance, creativity and concentration. People nowadays burnout way faster than it was only 10 years ago. The numbers of employees calling in sick to work are rising each year. Studies* show that office workers get more vulnerable to illnesses year by year. That sounds shocking and it actually is. But here’s the good news! Workplace yoga is a significant countermeasure!
What are the benefits of Office Yoga at the workplace?
Employees who suffer from a high degree of stress in their lives miss twice as many work days as employees who report a low degree of stress.(Conference Board of Canada)
Recent medical, psychological & neuroscientific studies* from US, Canadian and European universities have shown possible benefits of office yoga for several aspects of wellness, including:
- Improved stress management
- Mental/emotional health
- Higher energy level and decreased fatigue
- Increased intrinsic motivation
- Improved employee posture
- Healthy eating/activity habits
- Improved sleep quality
- Emotional stability/balance
- Less Hostility and aggression
- Less Absenteeism and greater morale
- Higher job satisfaction amongst employees
I will guide your employees through a yoga practice that can help increase flexibility and strength, what improves posture and relieves pain issues from tensions in the body. Practicing yoga on a regular basis while at work will also raise the energy and motivation level of your employees.
Your employees will learn several techniques (new thinking habits, different forms of mindful breathing) how to work efficiently without losing energy. In fact these simple breathing and thinking techniques provide the employee with constant energy. That will in the long run increase also the focus and concentration level of your employees at work. It’s a win-win situation for your company AND your employees!
Who will benefit from Corporate Yoga?
Office Yoga and Desk Yoga are designed for everyone that works in an office. There is also scientific proof* that employees that are often stressed or anxious, that have a hard time concentrating or focusing at work or suffering from tight muscles due to sitting at the desk for long hours day by day without proper stretching, will benefit significantly.
Corporate Yoga will deliver instant and long term results that bring your company and your employees to the next level:
- Relaxed muscles
- Less neck pain or headache
- Efficient stress & anxiety management
- Improved concentration
- Sharped focus for long periods
- Improved employee-client relationship
- Less breaks and sick days
- Healthy and inspiring mind set
How does Office Yoga look like?
I will visit your company for the Corporate Yoga and give a class in your office gym or conference room. My classes are designed for approx. 10-15 people as my experience has shown that is the perfect count. If you like to offer office yoga to more employees we will also find a good solution. Each employee will need a yoga mat, comfortable clothing and a water bottle.
The alignment-centered classes are so designed that your employees learn how to sit, stand or move in a healthy and energy-efficient way. That will relieve the body from the strains of sitting in the long run. Furthermore, they will learn several techniques on how to breathe efficiently and how to gain more energy with instant results. Meditation techniques will help them to create a healthy and motivating mind set and letting go of self-sabotage behavior. Positive affirmation statements will help them to create the best version of themselves in order to perform in an outstanding way.
If you don’t have a conference room or office gym and only a small place that’s no problem! I also offer Desk Yoga what we can do right on the spot! So we learn how to sit and work in an efficient way. We do efficient Eye Yoga exercises that improve the sight and relieve neck pain and headache. We strengthen and stretch the muscles of the body to gain a healthy posture while working at the desk will also improve the energy level.
How long is a Corporate Yoga class?
Usually a class is designed to be 30 – 60 min. On request I can also design a shorter or longer class (Look at rates below). If you like you can also book the several offers separately (contact me for individual price):
- Breathing exercises
- Meditation practices
- Yoga exercises
- Empowering mind tools
I recommend practicing yoga at least twice a week, but even once a week has shown significant results.
Every dollar invested in corporate yoga class, a company can expect $3 in cost savings or benefits.(University of Michigan Research Center)
Need a yoga instructor in your office, for a special event or offsite? I am based in Vancouver and also open to travel. Use the form below to send me a message and we can discuss your needs: