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8 Tips to Successfully Introduce Yoga at Work

Making holistic wellness part of the company’s culture often requires some creativity and commitment, yoga helps mental and physical health and wellbeing. Here’s how to introduce it.

Making holisitic wellness part of the company's culture often requires some creativity & commitment. Here are some tips:

As workplace wellness becomes integral to many company’s cultures it’s becoming increasingly important to introduce a health programme which is accessible to everybody & elevates physical and mental wellbeing.

Making holistic wellness part of the company’s culture often requires some creativity and commitment and for obvious reasons many organisations are turning to yoga as a low-cost and easy to roll out solution.

Yoga is a form of mind-body fitness that involves a combination of physical activity and an internally directed mindful focus on awareness of the self, the breath, and energy.(1) This targets strength, balance and flexibility whilst also helping to combat anxiety and assist with depression.

Studies have shown that attending just one weekly yoga session increases overall effectiveness in the workplace and increases positivity in employee behaviour.

For an office environment it has the added benefit of requiring minimal space and and very few resources (just a few mats).  As yoga becomes much more mainstream, employees who would never even consider stepping foot into a yoga studio are giving it a go with very positive results.

The question is how to encourage non-yogis to attend the initial class and how to keep them enthusiastic for more?  Check out these simple tips to get a programme up and running and keep a programme running successfully.

Here are 8 tips to help you get underway:

"The feedback from organisations that have implemented yoga classes have reported positive business outcomes including happier and more focussed employees, employee retention, increased employee satisfaction and better team-work and productivity."

It is always recommended to utilise a qualified yoga teacher – Seeking a teacher that is Yoga Australia Recognised ensures that teachers offer the highest standard of teaching recognised by the Australian peak body.


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