Are You Looking To Offer A Wellness Benefit For Your Employees?
I offer Mindful Movement which is classical yoga poses adapted for on and around the chair. This is delivered via an online subscription service via my website, whereby employees can login in at their convenience and follow the 20 minute pre-prepared sessions. Logins will be personalised to your company or organisation.
So Why Is Chair Yoga Right For Your Organisation?
- It is accessible and inclusive. People with restricted movement and health challenges may be able to participate. There are so many people with chronic illness within the workforce. Often they will not tell you and as a result may miss out on wellness activities without you even knowing. This comes from personal experience when I worked in a corporate setting and was battling with arthritis – I told no-one
- It is different. You may well have floor based Yoga, Pilates or an exercise class in place, but this is movement with a difference
- It helps back pain. We are all know that a large number of staff absenteeism is due to back issues. The style of yoga that I teach is called ‘Akhanda’ meaning ‘whole, holistic or complete’. In each session, I move the spine in 8 directions to support the health of the back
- It is only 20 minutes. From wherever your staff are working, they can find 20 minutes out of their day to mindfully move
- Mindful movement is motivating! We know that when we stretch our bodies we feel better which leads to increased mood and wellbeing
If your employer has already signed up to a Mindful Movement package, you can login here or via the login tab on the main navigation bar.
If you, on behalf of a company or organisation would like to buy a four weekly subscription (renewable every four weeks) please get in touch.
Online subscription packages can work out as little as 25p per head per lesson depending on the number of employees (the cost will be capped over and above a certain number of staff logins).
Live chair yoga sessions are also available as a one off as part of a Wellness event or team building activity or even as an add-on option to an online subscription package. If you are looking for a group activity with a difference, then please take time to read about my tea meditations.
I have Professional and Public Liability insurance for up to £4m (documents can be supplied upon request).
Following Are Some Of The Companies Or Organisations Where I Have Taught Yoga:
Purity Brewing, Redditch
I loved the idea of teaching yoga in a brewery. I enjoy bringing yoga into a less than usual environment showing that this practice can be done anywhere. Purity’s brand aligns beautifully with yogic philosophy as they very much support sustainability, sourcing good organic ingredients and have excellent practice and trading ethics.
‘Yoga was introduced the Purity team, as our Managing Director had practiced for some years and had seen the benefits of the techniques used.
The team found the sessions to be very enjoyable, yet challenging in a positive way.
It was also a great way to strengthen relationships between departments.’
PA to MD, Purity Brewing
Kingfisher Shopping Centre, Redditch
This relationship blossomed out an original enquiry I made about potentially hiring one of the meeting rooms within the shopping centre to teach one of my classes. I met Samantha Warby, the Office Manager that day and sometime later, she called me and asked me if I would like to teach yoga to the management team.
As part of our commitment to bringing well-being into the workplace an introduction to yoga course was arranged through Sarah.
The team members from across the business who attended thoroughly enjoyed taking some time out from their working day to try something new, and we had lots of positive feedback during and following the 4 week course.
Office Manager, Kingfisher Centre
Since this introductory course, I have been asked to teach again in a new purpose built studio for Kingfisher staff and residents of Redditch to use.
Birmingham Children’s Hospital
I was approached to teach yoga in Birmingham Children’s Hospital by one of the parents who attended my group evening classes. Her son has ongoing health issues and attends this hospital. Knowing first-hand the strain the parents and families are under whilst their child is poorly, I was asked to teach yoga in the brain surgery ward to bring a little peace to what is a very stressful time.
St Bede’s Catholic Middle School (Academy), Redditch
I was asked to run a yoga programme for the teachers of St Bede’s school. This coincided with the finish time of the school day. This was offered as a benefit to the staff partly subsided by the school. Some of the teachers from this class now attend my group evening sessions.