Whether you want you and your employees to learn how to better balance their work and personal lives, or are just looking for ways to improve your bottom line, yoga can provide you and your employees with the perfect recipe for improved health, happiness and productivity.
A standard corporate day often entails long hours hunched over a computer, phone stuck to ears, short or no lunch breaks, and very little time outside the four walls of the office. The effect of such a work lifestyle gradually impacts employees’ bodies and minds, manifesting in various forms such as stress, tension, depression, and sickness including back and neck ache, amongst other ailments.
I am available for corporate classes that are specially designed to keep all participants energized, charged, happy and ready to tackle any challenge! Yoga sessions are a great way of increasing and boosting productivity.
Check out this blogpost for tips & guidelines for students before asana practice.
Did you know?
Some of the most successful business people in the world are yoga practitioners; billionaire investors Bill Gross and Guy Hands, former Obama chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel, Russell Simmons, and even Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs was said to have been a vegan, Zen Buddhist; he travelled extensively to India during his youth, and every single year he used to read Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda (supposedly ‘the only book Jobs had downloaded on his iPad 2 was Yogananda’s Autobiography Of A Yogi’).
Prices for corporate group classes or workshops depend on number of attendees. Please connect with me via email (by completing the form below), briefly outlining your requirements and questions and I will revert as soon as possible with a quote.
How yoga may benefit you, your business and your employees*
Yoga leads to happier employees
Employees that are happy and full of energy are more productive.
New research confirms what Google already knows—greater employee happiness results in higher productivity without sacrificing quality. When we are happy our productivity and performance increases, in fact it multiplies. Happy people are happy to become team players.
Increased mental stability and clarity
Yoga does wonders for the mind. Even novices of asana (yoga poses), pranayama (breath control), and meditation report feeling increased mental stability and clarity during and after practice. Employees who practice yoga become more alert, focused, and have greater capacity to make decisions and solve problems.
Reduce costs – improve productivity and lower absenteeism
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, workplaces that implement and promote wellness initiatives experience a healthier, happier workforce, lower direct costs – such as health insurance and worker’s compensation – and a positive impact on indirect costs – like absenteeism and productivity. As published by The CEO Magazine.
Yogic philosophy increases thinking outside the box
“You must not let your life run in the ordinary way; do something that nobody else has done, something that will dazzle the world.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
Brings balance and improves health
Yoga provides followers with mind and body balance.
Teaming and networking
Group yoga classes provide employees with a common interest and an opportunity for fellowship and networking.
Shows commitment from employer to employees’ wellbeing
In the midst of challenging and demanding deadlines and requests from employers, offering yoga classes and corporate wellness workshops shows employees that the employer is committed to their health and wellbeing.
Helps ease and prevent workplace related injuries
Relief of head, neck and back strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, insomnia, high blood pressure and work-related injuries from repetitive motion.
Quotes on yoga from some successful business people
“…the amazing thing is that yoga ultimately delivers as advertised. Unlike any other activity in which I have participated, I never walk out of a class feeling anything less than great, and always a little more than curious about my practice, my business, my family and my life. Yoga allows me to carry both equanimity and enthusiasm through my days. Ultimately it has allowed me to be a more effective CEO by making me a happier, healthier and more mindful human being. And though I promise you will never find me in lotus pose chanting “Om” on my conference room table, I am an eminently more grateful CEO than I was before I started practicing yoga.”
~ Stanton Kawer, chief executive officer and chairman of Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide. (Forbes: Yoga made me a better CEO, March 25, 2011)
“…everything in life is not smooth, but the mind has to be smooth. Your way of thinking, your method of tackling the problems of life must be smooth. … The mind is your friend if it is properly tuned by the practices of yoga, but an undisciplined mind will be your enemy in life. A good car can still kill you if it is not serviced, maintained and driven by a careful and trained driver…”
~ Lecture by Swami Satyananda Saraswati at the Chamber of Commerce, Bangalore on 21.3.1979