Workplace Yoga

According to Corporate Wellness Magazine, every $1 invested in employee wellness programs yields roughly $4 in savings through reduced sick days, higher productivity and decreased overall health costs.

More and more companies are recognizing the benefits of a wellness program in the workplace. So often employees will go through a full day without leaving their desk, where as many studies show there is a decline in productivity when breaks are not taken. Here’s a fun infographic that nicely sums up some stats on taking breaks and productivity.

Yoga has proven benefits on the physical body, as well as emotional and mental well being. Even a short yoga practice increases mental awareness, reduces stress and gives the body a much needed stretch.

I’ve had the pleasure of teaching a few classes, at offices, during the lunch hour. I truly enjoy the experience of these classes and feel they offer so much to the employees. I have received feedback on how these classes have positively impacted my students, including one student stating she “[considered taking the day off work, but having the class to look forward to motivated me to come in]”. I cannot guarantee the same dedication from all your employees, but I can say that if there is an interest in yoga, offering a class can only bring favourable results.

teacher's mat

How it works

I come into the workplace and teach a 45-50 minute class wherever space is available. I’ve taught in company gyms, boardrooms and empty office rooms. The classes are geared at beginner to intermediate students and I very much welcome those who are new to yoga. I do my best to create a safe and welcome atmosphere that’s also fun.

Students may be required to sign up in advance to ensure that I have enough students to meet my teaching minimum (see below). More details, including a full class policy is available upon request.

I am a certified teacher and have liability insurance.

Cost

Company pays: $70/class (discount available for non-profits and charities)

There is no minimum attendance requirement. I will teach even if there is only one student. No advance registration is required, but recommended as a $20 cancellation fee applies, if I arrive to teach, and there are no students.

Students pay: two options available

$60 for a 5-class pass (expires 8 weeks from first class used) or $15/class for a drop in. There is a 4 person minimum. Class will be canceled if less than 4 students are present. Advance registration requested. Please email for more details.

Sounds like something you’d like at your place of work?
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