Corporate Wellness Programs
The benefits of yoga for your employees include:
A regular yoga practice helps to maintain good health and assists in preventing illness and reducing stress, These techniques can enhance all areas of life in both subtle and dramatic ways.
All you need is a conference room, extra office, or at the desks!
Health and Wellness Coaching
Is your company promoting a healthy workplace?
Most people can get behind the idea that health, happiness, and productivity at work are related concepts, and that companies have an opportunity to foster all three—to everybody’s benefit—with a corporate wellness program.
I work in coordination with health and fitness challenges to increase participation and satisfaction.
Weight loss support
Accountability check ins
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a method of using meditation and yoga to cultivate awareness and reduce stress. It is based on the ancient practice of mindfulness, which is about waking up, being fully alive, and being present for the richness of each moment of our lives.
Within this awakening, we gain access to our deepest inner resources for living, healing, and coping with stress.
It has potential benefits for all types of participants!
Learn basic breathing techniques and stretches to help bring a clear mind and reduce stress.
Reduce Insurance cost and Employee attrition through the power of Yoga!
The New Way to Combat Stress at School and Work By Gina Shaw
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH
Sept. 24, 2015 -- In the cavernous gymnasium at Robert W. Coleman Elementary School in Baltimore, dozens of third, fourth, and fifth-graders sit on yoga mats -- legs crossed, eyes closed, palms loosely open and facing upward on their knees.
At the front of the room, a young man guides them through a series of breathing exercises, yoga poses, and meditation. The program’s goal: to show students how to focus better, control anger, and ease stress.
People of All Ages Can Benefit. Workplace adopters are reporting perks, too. Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna, recently told the New York Times that the company’s meditation and yoga classes have led to reports of lower stress levels and an average increase of 62 minutes of productivity per employee per week. The company estimates that is worth $3,000 per employee annually. One study published last year found that a mindfulness-based stress-reduction program used by the Dow Chemical Company led to drops in stress for participants, as well as more resiliency and engagement in work.
Some companies are pursuing mindfulness solely with an eye toward the bottom line, or because they think it’s a fad -- “Google’s doing it, so we should too.” “But others are doing it because they want to have happy, satisfied, well employees,” Hickman says. “That’s where it’s going to be sustainable.”
Google, Target, General Mills, and Aetna are among companies that have made a big investment in these programs. They’re among companies adopting Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, an 8-week program teaching mindfulness and gentle yoga originally developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., founder of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The center says that since its inception, more than 22,000 have completed the 8-week program.