Why Bring Yoga to your Business or Organization?
Employees face numerous psychological stresses that has been shown to be one of the factors leading to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). OSHA reported that each year more than 1.8 million workers complained of backaches, neck and shoulder strain, headaches and leg pain in the workplace. 600,000 MSDs were reported serious enough to result in worker absenteeism. Employees with high stress levels incur health care expenses nearly 50% greater than employees who do not have high stress levels.
All of us experience stress in our lives.
Modern life does not allow our body to de-stress, or rest. We experience increased noise and traffic, we sit under fluorescent lights in front of computer screens, and many people are sedentary. Increasing personal and corporate expectations, as well as the constant apprehension and fear that our world can easily collapse unless we make a continuous gargantuan effort, elicit a continuous stress response from our bodies and minds.
Symptoms of stress may include high blood pressure, insomnia, fatigue, hyperventilation, headaches, irritability, and loss of focus and physical function. A stress response that is sustained over time and never lets up leads to serious illness and disease. Seventy-five to 90% of physician visits are stress related, and stress-related disorders are a major cause of rising health care costs. Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that can reduce stress and relieve muscular tension or pain.
Yoga at the workplace is a convenient and practical outlet that improves work performance by relieving tension and job stress. Clients who sit in front of a computer all day can use these techniques to relieve the resultant cramps and aches of chest, shoulders, arms, hands, and fingers.
Yoga exercises are simple and can be modified for different skill levels and abilities - perfect for the office environment! Employees will learn and experience techniques that have an immediate effects. Practicing yoga at the workplace teaches employees to use relaxation techniques to reduce stress and risks of injury on the job. Unlike other exercise routines, yoga is low impact, improves strength and flexibility, builds concentration, and reduces mental and physical stress and tension. In addition, yoga is known to eradicate fatigue and generate energy. Yoga practice helps to regulate the endocrine and nervous systems, as well as increase oxygen intake and circulation. In addition, Yoga improves mental clarity and focus. In other words, Yoga helps to re-balance body and mind, creating the conditions for vitality and productivity.
Fee Structure for Yoga Classes at Businesses:
Classes are set up in 6 week sessions. I have found that employess or members of organizations feel more motivated to participate when they committ to a set number of classes.
The fee for a one-hour class is $70 ($420 for the six week session)
The fee for a 30-minute class is $35 ($210 for the six week session) This is great for a lunch our class.
If you are interested in bringing yoga to your business or organization, contact me at email@example.com or call at (937) 619-YOGA (9642).