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Yoga in Your Office
Yoga is becoming increasingly popular in the workplace. Many companies recognize the value of yoga, and are offering classes to their employees as part of a comprehensive wellness program. According to Yoga Journal, those companies include Chase Manhattan Bank, Forbes, HBO, GE, Wall Street brokerage firms, along with several Fortune 500 companies such as Nike, Apple, Google, Forbes, and General Motors.
Why Offer Yoga in the Workplace?
Yoga in the Workplace makes it easy for employees to join by eliminating travel time to and from a studio. Yoga promotes self-care and provides stress reduction techniques to use during the workday. One of the many benefits of yoga is developing an awareness of the effects of stress in our lives and providing the skills to manage them. Yoga is known to bring improved health to the body and the mind, increasing energy, thereby increasing productivity. Unlike other exercise routines, yoga is low impact, it improves strength and flexibility, improves concentration, reduces mental and physical stress and tension. Yoga exercises are simple and can be modified for different abilities and skill levels –which makes it perfect for the workplace!
Benefits for the Company
Yoga can be a positive influence on one’s ability to concentrate, gain confidence and reduce stress – all of these things contribute to a more harmonious and productive work environment. But that’s not the only benefit to companies. Offering Yoga in the Workplace can significantly reduce operating costs. According to the American Institute for Stress, job stress costs U.S. Companies $300 billion annually in absenteeism, diminished productivity, employee turnover and direct medical, legal and insurance fees. A recent onsite study of workplace health programs by the American Journal of Health Promotion tells us that corporations realized a $3-$6 savings for every $1 invested in wellness programs. Offering yoga classes in the workplace is a low-cost and innovative solution for companies wanting to reduce health-care expenses, relieve workplace stress and promote employee well-being.
Benefits for the Employee
Kalamazoo Yoga & Wellness is YOUR Choice
Erin Reedy Tonda is a former attorney turned yoga professional and understands well the stress of corporate life. She has over 500 hours of yoga, meditation and stress-relief training and teaching experience. With various pricing options to suit individual corporate budgets, Erin does her best to make sure that yoga can be enjoyed by everyone!
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