Yoga & Wellbeing @ Work

Corporate Yoga programs

Are you seeking a creative and long term solution to reduce workplace stress, back pain and absenteeism? Have you considered a Yoga and Well-being program? The Health and Safety Executive say that millions of working days are lost every year due to back pain or stress-related illness. One of the best solutions/therapy for stress and associated body tension is gentle movement, guided relaxation (Savasana) and efficient breathing (Pranayama), which allows oxygen and Prana (vitality) to flow in the body.

Contact me to schedule a short Yoga & Relaxation taster session (30, 40 or 60 mins) at lunchtime, or pre/post working day where I’ll demonstrate that Yoga can be for “everybody” (#yogaforall) and that regular practice provides an enjoyable, natural and holistic support in your workplace for happier, well-rounded and healthier employees! Sessions are available in the Brighton & Hove area, in London, and at other UK locations.

I’ve hosted Yoga and Wellness sessions for a wide range of businesses, from Technology Procurement Consultants and IT firms to SEO/Marketing Agencies and Charities to High Street Retailers, including:

  • Properllernet SEO Marketing Agency;
  • Aids Alliance;
  • Barnados;
  • Specsavers Opticians;
  • Long Tall Sally;
  • BOOTS HQ, Nottingham.
  • The proof is in the pudding!

    In September 2019 I hosted Yoga & Relaxation taster sessions at a Health and Wellness event for Boots UK in their Nottingham headquarters. I asked 15 participants how they felt before the 40 minute session, and how they felt afterwards. They transitioned from feeling stressed/a little bit stressed/ok to “feeling GREAT” after just 35 mins of gentle warm-up stretches, uplifting Dru Yoga sequences and Yoga poses, along with some mindful breathing and a mini guided relaxation.

    Also, at Bangor University an eight week Dru Yoga programme involving gentle movements, stretching, breathing and relaxation was piloted within the NHS in north Wales, and at First Group (Virgin) trains. Employees on the yoga program reported feeling significantly less anxious, confused, depressed and tired, compared to those not on the program.

    The great thing about Dru Yoga is that it’s so accessible and enjoyable for all ages, all bodies, abilities and levels of experience. Not to mention, extremely safe, with input from osteopaths, and physiotherapists.

    Here are some of the benefits of my Yoga Well-being Programs:

    – boosted immunity and vitality;
    – improved focus, concentration and sleep (essential for a productive day’s work);
    – a mobilised spine to alleviate back pain and improve posture, motivation and creativity;
    – a support for mental health and stress eg reduced anxiety, SAD and depression;
    – increased resilience to manage challenges with good breathing, rest and relaxation.

    Corporate Yoga Packages:

  • Corporate Wellness sessions: A stand-alone, or booster sessions throughout the year. Ideal as an offering during a Corporate Wellness or Mental Health Awareness Campaign. The sessions incorporate elements of the program (below), and are a good starting point to gauge interest and to reward staff.
    Duration: 30, 40, 60 or 75 minute duration options at a suitable time during the day.
    Group numbers: 15-20 max.
    Yoga mats: At additional cost a set of Yoga mats will be delivered to your premises for your ongoing use, and to promote the integration of Yoga and Mindfulness practices into the working day. Alternatively, Yoga Mats can be hired for a single session, or a Yoga studio with all equipment provided.
  • The Rebalancing Yoga/Wellness package: A progressive program (suggested time, between six to eight weeks), giving participants direct access to very accessible, take-away (and enjoyable) Yoga and Relaxation techniques as a toolkit for life. Sessions provide a good stretch to the physical body, along with Yoga poses and breathing techniques to help with specific conditions, eg, to relieve anxiety/depression or boost motivation and vitality and finish with guided meditative/relaxation (mini Yoga Nidra) to reset/recharge the nervous system.
    Duration: Up to one hour, ideally 45-50 minutes at lunchtime or one hour pre/post working day.
    Group numbers: 15-20 max.
    Yoga mats: At additional cost a set of Yoga mats will be delivered to your premises for your ongoing use, and to promote the integration of Yoga and Mindfulness practices into the working day. Alternatively, Yoga Mats can be hired for a single session or a Yoga studio with all equipment provided.