We are living more sedentary lifestyles; spending more time at our desks, in our cars, or on our computers; working longer hours and spending less time outside or exercising.  The cumulative effect… we are losing work-life balance, getting more stressed-out, overweight & sick.

Bringing yoga into your workplace is a wonderful way to take a break from the job, to bring clarity & perspective and help you not to be overwhelmed by all the things you have to do.  It might not seem logical to the busy mind, but taking 30 - 60 mins break away from your desk doing yoga can make such a big difference to your working day and working week. 

Trust us.  We've been there!

Emma, one of the founders of return to peace, has a busy, chaotic, overly stressful media job to thank for introducing her to yoga.   With an increasingly unhappy workforce who were buckling under their workloads and loss of their personal time and lives, the company introduced a yoga instructor to the company.  Practising on Wednesday mornings 8 - 9 am, Emma's Yoga asanas were absolutely awful, but she felt good & Wednesdays were much easier to manage.  Her neck & shoulder pain started abating and something clicked.  3 years later Emma found herself in an ashram taking a yoga teacher's training course and is now very happy to be bringing a moment's clarity, a moment's peace to other's who need to regain some balance in their lives. 

It's a fact.  Yoga makes you feel good!  Facilitating yoga classes in the workplace can promote well-being, boost your immune system and give you the tools to manage anxiety & stress.  Getting active with yoga can help: 

  • Increase concentration & mindfulness; students learn how to identify stress reactions and control them with breathing.
  • Improve cognitive performance – reasoning, attention, problem-solving, reaction times, long-term memory.
  • Increase flexibility, agility, co-ordination, strength & muscle tone.
  • Reduce neck, shoulder, back & wrist problems.
  • Stimulate & revitalise the immune system.
  • Improve cardiovascular fitness, reducing long-term risk of heart attack & stroke.
  • Maintain mental health & stability, releasing serotonin, dopamin & norepinephrine.
  • Reduce sleeplessness, often a side effect of stress.

Testimonial:

Lucas (28) visited the doctor for his yearly company medical straight after his weekly yoga class.  Having taken medication for his blood pressure for 3 years, he was amazed to see his normal 14/8 (with medication) blood pressure be registered at 11/6:

"I don't remember if I ever had my blood pressure taken at this level, my whole life!" 

Contact us to discuss implementing a yoga programme in your office. Try it, you might like it! 

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