Corporate Yoga

Create a Work/Life Balance For Employees

 

Corporate yoga allows the employees to stay at work and have the yoga class come to them! Most employees complain about being overworked and over-stressed. Most managers complain about needing more productivity from employees. Find a balance to this by teaching your employees how to relax and maintain optimal health by implementing an on-site corporate yoga program.


Our corporate yoga sessions are designed to do so much more than alleviate pain in the body due to sitting too long or from prolonged typing. From our yoga sessions, we help your employees build a stable physical and mental foundation through movement and meditation that brings balance to the body and mind. These classes are training sessions to help them learn to deal with stressful situations by maintaining a calm mind while doing a challenging pose. This helps them deal with stressful situations that effect them in any and all aspects of work and life.


The result? A clearer mind, and less affliction from stress. Stress is something that we all experience and it comes in many different forms. From doing a steady yoga practice, you and your team will learn how to control the breath and the mind, which helps slow down all other systems in the body. I'm sure you've heard of 'fight or flight'? Emotional or physical stress that stays around for weeks or months can weaken the immune system and cause high blood pressure, fatigue, depression, anxiety and even heart disease. In particular, too much epinephrine can be harmful to your heart. It can change the arteries and how their cells are able to regenerate. With yoga, your employees will learn how to breathe through hard, challenging poses. The beauty of the yoga program is that it's a safe environment that can work with different ability levels. Each person works to their own limits and the ability to keep their breath calm dictates to them how far they should go in the pose, or how long they can hold it. Learning to control the breath is the secret sauce to why yoga has been so popular for over 5,000 years and has a strong presence on every continent.

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Corporate Options

On-site Yoga (at your office)

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Our highly-trained and insured teacher will come to your company and teach for an hour in the morning, afternoon, or evening. Turn your break room or board room into a space for Vinyasa flow yoga or have peaceful meditation and breathing practices with one of our desk yoga classes. All employees will need is a change of clothes.  Classes are structured to be appropriate for all levels of practitioners. The teacher will cover the basics in the beginning and as the class progress, the group will be instructed to move along with it as long as they can maintain a steady, even breath. The classes are designed to be well rounded. The group will work on strength, flexiblity, balance; they will stretch their back, shoulders, wrists, neck and hips. They will strengthen their legs, glutes and biceps. Most important, they will learn how to stay calm no matter what comes their way!

 

Pricing

Enjoy an on-site, 60 or 75-minute session. Prices vary based on location, props required (if we provide mats or employees bring their own), session length, and the number of people enjoying the private yoga class.

Off-site Yoga (corporate retreats)

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We offer weekend or week long corporate yoga retreats both locally and internationally.   


Are you planning your own corporate retreat? Think about adding yoga to your offerings. Your participants will benefit from the physical and mental benefits of yoga, as well as come together as a team.  Our professional teachers are available for weekend or week long retreats. 

Off-site Yoga (in our studio)

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Do you want your employees to reap the benefits of a regular yoga practice but don’t have the room to host on-site classes at your place of business? No worries. Luminous Yoga Studio offers negotiable corporate packages for in-studio sessions.

With a corporate package, your employees can enjoy our classes at no cost to them. We can negotiate package pricing based on how many employees and classes will be covered, and the company will be billed directly.

Additionally, we have an option for you to reserve classes at our studio and as a group, experience our public classes. Great for team building and special events.



 

Pricing

Enjoy an on-site, 60 or 75-minute session.  Base prices vary based on your needs and requests.  

FAQs

Why Start a Workplace Yoga Program?

There are so many reasons to do this, but let’s start with the benefit to the workplace. Yoga has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, and increase energy, focus, motivation and overall feelings of well-being. This means happier, more productive employees. And for the employees, it means a convenient way to de-stress, re-balance and get healthier, without having to carve out time outside of the office. 

How Do You Start?

  This will depend largely on your company culture. Often, employees bring forth this idea for implementation, or sometimes it comes from the company leader or leaders. Either way, it is helpful to get a little input from employees regarding their intentions for practicing, and also to surface any pre-conceived notions about Yoga. An experienced teacher has the training to make sure your employees are comfortable and safe in class. To introduce the classes, consider scheduling a short session or “lunch and learn” to introduce some basic concepts and share more of the details and benefits. 

Where Will You Practice?

 Again, this depends on your workplace. If you have a large conference room that is ideal, however, you can practice anywhere that you can create space for the group. This may be your break-room, a large office or entryway, a company gym, or cafeteria, even outside on a nice day.  Employees can either bring their own mats to create their personal space during class, or we can provide mats depending on what is decided upon. We also offer off-site classes at our studio or weekend/week long corporate retreats.

When Should We Have the Classes?

 On-site classes generally happen once a week. Classes can be before or at the start of the day, at lunchtime or at the end of the work day. Before starting the class it is good to get feedback from employees on this. 

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