Workplace Wellness Programs teach healthful practices in a convenient setting geared to help employees reduce stress and tension. Offering mind-body techniques such as yoga, meditation, mindfulness and fitness helps to increase productivity, concentration, decision-making ability, creativity and overall job satisfaction.
Who are Workplace Wellness Programs geared towards?
Everyone benefits from wellness programs. If you have a group of employees and/or coworkers who might be experiencing work-related pressures or stress, yoga, meditation and fitness can help to counter-balance the negative impact of environmental stressors. Programs can be designed to address the unique issues of your workplace and target your specific wellness goals.
Workplace Programs can be tailored to a wide spectrum of professions and work environments such as:
- Medical and Health Professionals
- Teachers and School Administrators
- Executives, Managers and Staff
Why Offer a Workplace Program?
Making a commitment to a health and fitness regimen can be a challenge amidst the competing demands of the work day, family responsibility and other social obligations. Offering yoga, meditation and exercise in the workplace makes it easy and convenient for employees to participate in wellness oriented activities. Another great benefit of a workplace program is that it offers a chance for employees to experience activities together that are not work related, which can facilitate more camaraderie with one another and a happier work environment.
By making services such as yoga, meditation and fitness readily available to employees, companies are improving well-being and job satisfaction, as well as raising retention rates. Healthy employees tend to be happier and more productive. The health and wellness of employees has a direct impact on the success of the company.
Benefits of Yoga, Meditation and Fitness for Employees
- Improves concentration, decision-making skills and ability to multi-task
- Reduces multiple costs of stress-related illnesses and absenteeism
- Improves alertness and productivity and ability to react more calmly in demanding situations
- Relieves head, neck and back strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, insomnia, high blood pressure and work-related injuries from repetitive motion, sedentary job environments and/or lifting and moving objects
- Creates better customer service
- Enhances attitude and outlook
- Promotes well-being in the workplace
This class includes gentle stretching to relieve the tension that builds up in the muscles from a lot of sitting as well as the stress of the workplace. We will also strengthen muscles of the core necessary for good back health. The class includes ball work for massage and guided relaxation. The chemistry in your body will change from the hormones of stress to the healing chemicals of serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin.
Yoga for Stretching, Strengthening and Cardio:
This class will stretch and strengthen the entire body in a faster moving flow making sure that you get a good work out for your heart and tone for the muscles. You will enjoy the upbeat music and the fun vibe.
Stretch and Back Care:
This class incorporates deep stretches as well as toning of the muscles that support a healthy back. We will end with a process that will induce the Relaxation Response which lowers the heart rate, breathing rate and metabolic rate so that the cortisol (the stress chemical) stops being released and the body goes back into balance.
Zumba incorporates a fusion of Latin and International music / dance themes that are dynamic, exciting, and based on the principle that a workout should be “fun and easy to do.” The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.
Mindfulness and Meditation
Mindfulness helps us gain awareness into habits of being that may be contributing to our own stress. It teaches us to step into the present moment, the moment where all of our power exists. We practice a way of Being with ourselves and others that cultivates peace and an increased enjoyment of life. Meditation is a tool that is largely misunderstood and available to everyone! In meditation we can do so much, from releasing stress and anxiety, building self -confidence, improving relationships with others, releasing fears, move into the greatest version of ourselves and so much more! The benefits of these practices grow exponentially.
All of these classes can be taught in 30 minute, 45 minute or hour long sessions. They can run for a 4, 6 or 8 week series or as an ongoing program. All supplies are brought to the class for your use.
Lunch and Learns:
Mindfulness and Meditation for Stress Reduction and Empowerment:
We can’t live our dreams and be all that we can be when we’re stressed. It’s just not possible. Learn the two step process to relieve stress and get into the zone where dreams are created and fulfilled.
Eating to Improve Digestion, Overall health and Increase Energy:
We will present the latest research into what foods and combination of foods make us sick and which ones make us well and why. Recipes will be given out.
Balance in Life and Work:
We want to do a great job at work and there always seems to be more that we can do. No matter how much we do, we live with that little voice of perfectionism whispering in our ears that we’re not doing enough, at home, with our families, and our own self- care. How do we balance it all?
Sleep? What’s That?!:
Forty-five percent of Americans say that poor or insufficient sleep affected their daily activities at least once in the past seven days, according to the National Sleep Foundation. 35 percent of Americans report their sleep quality as “poor” or “only fair.”Twenty percent of Americans reported that they did not wake up feeling refreshed on any of the past seven days. Learn techniques and tools to improve your sleep.
All programs can be customized to meet the needs of your workplace.
Interested in learning more about what Workplace Programs entail or setting up a customized Workplace Program for your place of business? Contact Bani and discuss your specific needs and goals.