Workplace Yoga – Wāhi Mahi Yoga
Yoga is a fantastic way to bring so many benefits to your staff. Many employers now recognize, encourage and actively promote activities that will enhance their employees health and wellbeing.
Stress is a leading cause of many health problems in our society today, and our jobs are one of the leading causes of stress, both physical and mental. Many of us have sedentary jobs where we are sitting for long periods of the day, hunched over our desks and computers. The effects of so much sitting are very damaging to the body, not only to our posture, our neck and spinal health, but sitting also increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and encourages obesity, we can’t burn calories while sitting.
Workplace related stress is also a leading cause of colds, viruses, headaches & sleeplessness. All of these factors can contribute to a workforce that is functioning at less than optimal levels of mental and physical health.
Our workplace and lunchtime classes can be practiced by anyone, of any age, size, shape or fitness level. (There are some contraindications to practice, please see our FAQ’s below).
Yoga improves and relieves back & neck stress & strain, increases feelings of wellbeing and relaxation, allows our bodies much needed physical activity, and provides a wonderful break for the mind from the constant thinking and busyness we experience as we go about our daily tasks.
A yoga class is also a great team building activity, and a lovely way for co-workers to interact with each other in a relaxed and fun environment. Happy healthy people are less stressed, take fewer sick days, are more productive, creative and energised. Classes consist of a series of asana (postures) designed to release tension in the neck shoulders, spine & hips, breath awareness and a beautiful relaxation at the end of the class to leave you feeling refreshed and re-energised. All that is needed is a yoga mat or a towel.
One of the wonderful things about yoga, is that once you have learned it, it is totally portable, many of the postures and breathing exercises we do in the class can be adapted for use anytime during the day whilst sitting or standing, to rebalance and centre the body and mind. Learning how to stretch for stress release or taking a few deep yogic breaths can be incredibly helpful and effective.
Classes are between 45-60 minutes in duration. You can book one session as an experience for your staff, or an ongoing class, or a 4 to 6 week course, and the best thing is, we come to you.
We also provide meditation and deep relaxation classes and courses.
Please see our FAQ’s below for more info and get in touch with us through the contact form below, or even better, ring Jo, 027 206 8883 or 04 563 5901.
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