The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) calculate that the UK economy looses around 13 million working days a year from illnesses caused by work-related stress, costing in the order of £3.7 billion. On average, each stress related absence involves 29 working days. In addition there are 35 million days lost in the UK due to musculoskeletal issues.
Yoga can directly help with both musculoskeletal issues and with stress issues. The yoga postures (asanas) directly strengthen the body, and start to realign and re-balance the body making you stronger, healthier and more flexible. The breathing practices of yoga (pranayama) start to effect the energy of the body, improving mental clarity, alertness, mental focus and concentration making you more resilient to stressful situations.
Many of the musculoskeletal issues and stress related issues mentioned in the statistics above, result from not doing what is healthful for the body and also not doing what is healthful in our thinking, or for our mental state. Yoga, practiced in the right way, can improve both of these areas leading to a happier, healthier, less stressed, more balanced and more productive workforce.
How It Works
To start things going, one of our trained team will visit your location. This would be to meet you, to discuss any specific requirements and to look at any proposed venues. We would need a venue that is large enough for the expected turnout and available regularly. Ideally it will be clean and clear of clutter. Also ideally in a place in which we will not be disturbed.
Our corporate yoga classes, are specifically designed to fit around your working day. They can be designed as a generally practice to promote strength, flexibility and well being – or be tailored specifically to the nature of your work .
Sessions can be 45 minutes, 60 minutes or 90 minutes. Ideally, this will be at a regular time each week. These sessions can be before work, or at lunch, or after work. Or any other time that might be appropriate. Classes are designed for all levels – beginner to advanced, or aimed at a mixed ability class. This will be discussed during the initial meeting.
Classes are generally booked and paid for in blocks of six.
Farnham, Guildford, Aldershot, Farnborough, Camberley (or specifically by arrangement)
(The area in the triangle on the map cornered by Farnham – Guildford – Camberley)
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