Why offer yoga at work?
The average work week is increasing from 40 to 50 hours, or more, per week. This means that the average employee is assuming more and more responsibilities and dealing with unprecedented challenges. All of this leads to an alarming amount of stress in our lives.
"Offering yoga classes in the office is a great way for employees to take a break and clear their minds. It gives them a nice boost of energy for the rest of the day. It's a wonderful benefit to offer!"
-Sue Hagstrom, HR Manager - Colle+McVoy
Corporate yoga programs have been quantifiably proven to save businesses money in terms of reducing staff turnover, absenteeism, illness and stress leave. Yoga doesn't make stress disappear but it does help people to manage their reaction to it more effectively. Yoga students often comment on improved concentration, greater clarity of mind, better decision-making and improved personal productivity as well as the more general feeling of a deeper sense of health and well being. Yoga is beautiful as it shows results even through simple methods like breathing the right way. The technique of conscious relaxation refreshes and rejuvenates allowing employees to face the remaining part of the day without fatigue.
Yoga classes encompass:
- physical, mental and emotional health
- stress management
- relaxation skills
- concentration and clarity of mind
- personal productivity