WHAT DOES “WORKING YOGA” DO?

Working Yoga provides comprehensive stress-management programs and strategies to improve worker well-being. The sessions are a blend of traditional yoga exercises and relaxation techniques with a relevant modern approach. All classes are conveniently taught in the workplace and require minimal facilities. All equipment (non-slip mats) is provided.

 

HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?

The programs are usually run in 6-10 week blocks and are reviewed at the end of this time. Workplaces vary in their methods for enabling staff to enjoy the benefits of the courses. The costs are covered in a variety of ways. Sometimes management pays the total cost (as the outlay is very quickly recovered through reduced absenteeism, increased productivity etc). Sometimes the cost is subsidised through OH&S funding. Sometimes, though, the staff members are sufficiently motivated to pay for the courses themselves.

 

WHY IS YOGA HELPFUL FOR EMPLOYEES?

Working Yoga has an on-going emphasis on reducing occupational stress. Students are shown techniques, for use at work and at home, to relieve physical and psychological stress. Handouts are particularly relevant to desk-bound employees. Also, the regular practise of yoga (even once per week) quickly brings a host of benefits and a sense of well-being. Yoga is a valuable aid for back-care, relief from repetitive strain injury and stress-related disorders.

 

HOW WILL THIS HELP OUR WORK PLACE?

Workplaces use Working Yoga’s services to consolidate or initiate good OH&S practices. As well as increasing productivity, reducing absenteeism, improving the business image, Working Yoga courses also bring substantial side-benefits. Staff morale is greatly improved and the classes are a great ‘leveller’, enabling inter-linking between staff members. A cost benefit analysis of work-site health promotions is available on request. Similarly, data is available regarding the responses of staff in other work places (this is collated from surveys at the completion of each course).