There is no progress toward ultimate freedom without transformation, and this is the key issue in all lives. -B.K.S. Iyengar
Improve employee job satisfaction, work-life balance, and productivity by contracting with us to provide wellness programming at your workplace. Implementing an effective corporate wellness program is a good way for employers to reduce healthcare costs and increase productivity, plus improve engagement and overall well-being.
Workplace Wellness Programming is The New Normal
A vast majority of companies address employee wellness in some way. In fact, the Society for Human Resource Management reported that, in 2015, 80% of employers offered preventative wellness services and information. The popularity increases with larger workforces. Some reports suggest up to 92% of employers with over 200 employees offer a wellness program. The popularity is well-deserved. Employee wellness programs are successful in a lot of different ways. For companies, wellness programs have been shown to boast an average return on investment (ROI) of about 3:1. Outside of the direct financial gains, companies have seen reductions in employee absenteeism, staff turnover and employee stress.
Employee Benefits of Wellness Programming
For employees, wellness programs have been associated with a whole host of health benefits. These programs can lead to a greater readiness to change exercise behaviors, increased fruit and vegetable intake, decreases in body weight, increased adoption of smoking cessation and improved mental health. For all parties involved, wellness programs are working. (Forbes) Wellness programs also fosters a sense of community and camaraderie in the workplace and can drastically improve overall company morale.
Employer Benefits of Wellness Programming
The benefits for employers are sundry. Employee Wellness Programs provide the company with strategic advantages by investing money in a program that will hopefully bring them lowered expenses in return, often in the form of better performing workers, and lower absenteeism and health care costs. Employees are the most valuable assets to any company. By providing workers with these services, companies are improving wellbeing and job satisfaction, as well as raising retention rates. The welfare of employees has a direct impact on the success of the company.
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Yoga W/ Marca now offers a suite of Corporate Wellness Services. We deliver our mind-body wellness services, including yoga, in-house to small businesses and large corporations during the work week.
Employee wellness programming is quickly becoming a standard of competitive employee benefits packages. Oftentimes, this includes regular weekly yoga and mindfulness classes.
Corporate Wellness Programs benefit both the employer and employee making it a win-win for everyone. The employer wins by increasing productivity, lowering absenteeism and health care costs, and fostering morale with workplace camaraderie. Time and cost are the main barriers for people who might like to add yoga into their schedules. By offering complimentary yoga to workers during their workday, these barriers are removed and the employees have a win, too!
Whether you are en employer or an employee, consider bringing Yoga W/ Marca to your workplace. We will work with you and your company to customize programming to meet your wellness goals.
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Benefits of a regular yoga practice:
Stress relief: The practice of yoga is well-demonstrated to reduce the physical effects of stress on the body. The body responds to stress through a fight-or-flight response, which is a combination of the sympathetic nervous system and hormonal pathways activating, releasing cortisol – the stress hormone – from the adrenal glands. Cortisol is often used to measure the stress response. Yoga practice has been demonstrated to reduce the levels of cortisol. Most yoga classes end with savasana, a relaxation pose, which further reduces the experience of stress.
Pain relief: Yoga can ease pain. Studies have shown that practicing yoga asanas (postures), meditation or a combination of the two, reduced pain for people with conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, auto-immune diseases and hypertension as well as arthritis, back and neck pain and other chronic conditions.
Better breathing: Yoga includes breathing practices known as pranayama, which can be effective for reducing our stress response, improving lung function and encouraging relaxation. Many pranayamas emphasize slowing down and deepening the breath, which activates the body’s parasympathetic system, or relaxation response. By changing our pattern of breathing, we can significantly affect our body’s experience of and response to stress. This may be one of the most profound lessons we can learn from our yoga practice.
Flexibility: Yoga can improve flexibility and mobility and increase range of motion. Over time, the ligaments, tendons and muscles lengthen, increasing elasticity.
Increased strength: Yoga asanas use every muscle in the body, increasing strength literally from head to toe. A regular yoga practice can also relieve muscular tension throughout the whole body.
Weight management: While most of the evidence for the effects of yoga on weight loss is anecdotal or experiential, yoga teachers, students and practitioners across the world find that yoga helps to support weight loss. Many teachers specialize in yoga programs to promote weight management and find that even gentle yoga practices help support weight loss. People do not have to practice the most vigorous forms of yoga to lose weight. Yoga encourages development of a positive self-image, as more attention is paid to nutrition and the body as a whole. A study from the Journal of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine found that regular yoga practice was associated with less age-related weight gain. The lifestyle study of 15,500 adults in their 50’s covered 10 years of participants’ weight history, physical activity, medical history and diet.
Improved circulation: Yoga helps to improve circulation by efficiently moving oxygenated blood to the body’s cells.
Cardiovascular conditioning: Even a gentle yoga practice can provide cardiovascular benefits by lowering resting heart rate, increasing endurance and improving oxygen uptake during exercise.
Presence: Yoga connects us with the present moment. The more we practice, the more aware we become of our surroundings and the world around us. It opens the way to improved concentration, coordination, reaction time and memory.
Inner peace: The meditative effects of a consistent yoga practice help many cultivate inner peace and calm. (Yoga Alliance)
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Quality yoga instruction for your employees. Yoga is proven to increase productivity and improve overall life satisfaction. Most people would do yoga if they had the time and the means to do so. Many corporations are including wellness programming during the workday to attract and retain quality staff. Support your employees' wellness by providing them access to yoga during their workday. We can provide one-time only or regular, weekly programs customized to the needs of your company. Contact us to learn more, including pricing and scheduling.
In addition to general yoga class offerings, our Employee Wellness Programming Suite of Services includes special topics classes brought to the workplace. Special Topics classes can be offered as a 4-6 class series or in 2-4 hour time blocks.
Menu of Topics include:
Yoga for Arthritis
Yoga for Low Back Health
Yoga Nidra (Yogic Rest)
Yoga for Athletes
Yoga for Depression & Anxiety
Intro to Yoga
Yoga for Stress Reduction
Breathwork to support healthy nervous sytems
Mindfulness practices are simple to learn and life-changing when integrated into one's daily life. Help your employees find peace of mind by offering mindfulness programming at your workplace. Our highly trained teachers will lead mindfulness classes for your employees to find greater work-life satisfaction. A peaceful mind is a productive mind.