RESTORE BALANCE AT WORK
INVEST IN HAPPIER, HEALTHIER EMPLOYEES
Are you a gangbuster company that recognizes the value of work-life balance? That believes investing in employee health yields a stronger, balanced, and more sustainable workforce? Bringing yoga into the corporate space can:
boost employee morale
reduce burnout and improve focus
improve stress management
mitigate common symptoms of sitting at the computer, including carpal tunnel, “tech neck”, and back pain
boost employee immune system
improve workplace productivity
So why not look at booking workplace yoga for your team today?
My name is Eléonore. Most people call me Elly.
I am a Stråla Yoga Guide, Nutrition Coach and Food Expert, Focused Triathlete.
I help athletes to incorporate yoga in their trainings, and work with ambitious and active people to bring fitness and wellbeing into their routine.
Together we will embark on the journey towards the best version of you, and I’ll help and support you all the steps of the way.
Be ready to thrive pass your goals, and dreams.
Yoga and Nutrition Certifications
- Certified in Stråla Yoga 200hrs + 20hrs with Tara Stiles and Michael Taylor at Stråla London, UK. (2016)
- Certified in Hatha Yoga 200hrs and Ashtanga 200hrs at Shiva Yoga Peeth, Rishikesh, India. (2016)
- Certified Precision Nutrition Coach (2022).
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CORPORATE YOGA?
There are a number of benefits that come with introducing corporate yoga into your workplace.
1. INCREASED ENERGY LEVELS
Workplaces which are sedentary are particularly at risk of decreasing blood circulation and increasing stress. The most common culprits are office jobs, where workers typically stay seated for around 6-8 hours a day.
Moderate stretching has been shown to increase blood circulation which in turn raises energy levels. One of the core fundamentals of yoga is stretching exercises which are performed through dynamic movements.
This helps reduce stress and fatigue, which in corporate yoga will help to keep employees alert and energised.
2. RELIEF FROM “DESK PAIN”
Those in office jobs often spend hours at a time slouched over their desks, which stretches the neck forward and rounds the spine.
This posture is unhealthy because it is unnatural, and it can have serious impacts on posture. Back pain, neck pain and shoulder stiffness are also commonly reported symptoms which interrupt productivity as workers struggle to get comfortable.
The fluid movements and stretches found in yoga practice can correct posture, lessen tension and stretch and strengthen the muscles under strain. It can also teach employees movements that they can enact in their desk chairs which can prevent them from slipping back into the posture later on.
3. INCREASED FOCUS
Corporate life can be stressful with heavy workloads and looming deadlines. Mental clutter caused by stress and pressure can hinder decision making and reduce concentration.
The poses and meditative qualities found in yoga can dissipate mental clutter, which makes employees more alert, more focused, and subsequently more productive. Yoga also improves blood circulation in the brain, which improves brain function and will result in heightened concentration.
Meditative aspects of yoga can also encourage employees to develop a still mind, which is a useful tool to have in a pressurized work environment.
4. LESSENS STRESS
One of the benefits of traditional yoga practice is its ability to relax the body and also calm the mind. Those who can think calmly often think rationally and are not quick to anger, which negates stress.
Stress-free and calm employees will uphold a much more positive outlook on life and will therefore be less likely to suffer the impact of negative behaviors.
Likewise, employees who are stress-free are also much more likely to be productive when compared to employees who are suffering the ill-effects of stress. Having a stress-free workplace is vital for the effective running of a business, and the businesses productivity.
Engaging in corporate yoga can reduce stress just through its holistic practice. Vinyasa sequences and Hatha practice are just two types of yoga which can greatly benefit the mind and body by relieving stress and reengaging the body’s chakras.
5. INCREASED MORALE
Highly stressful environments impact mental wellbeing, hampering the morale of employees. Such an unhealthy environment can cultivate irritability and frustration among employees, which leads to heightened disagreements and impacts motivation and productivity.
Yoga can elevate employees’ moods by reducing and relieving stress. This improves both their mental and physical health, and boosts confidence and motivation.
It also creates a more harmonious workplace by introducing the idea of team morale. A group that practices yoga together will have a joint experience, and will bask in the benefits of the practice together, strengthening bonds.
Ultimately this fosters a much more healthy workforce, which shows in increased levels of productivity.
HOW CAN CORPORATE YOGA HELP THE WORKPLACE?
The corporate workplace can be highly stressful and demanding. More companies than ever before are signing up for employee assistance programs to negate the negative effects that such heightened levels of stress are having on their employees.
Creating a healthy work environment improves employees’ physical and mental health. One such factor in having a healthy work environment is to promote exercise. Exercise benefits all of us because it releases endorphins, making us less stressed, and boosting our happiness levels.
Yoga has long been accredited for its physical and mental health benefits. Yoga’s poses and meditative qualities are hailed as holistic health benefits that can have a myriad of positive effects on a person’s health.
In the workplace, these positive effects can greatly benefit employees. Confidence, productivity and motivation levels can all be raised, while concentration and focus can be heightened.
Another advantage is that corporate yoga is cost and time effective. A corporate yoga class could be performed in 20 minutes, meaning it doesn’t take time out of the day.
Why not give corporate yoga a try for your business and see positive results it can bring about in your workplace?
I’m picky with my yoga, not often people get it right for me. Moving with Elly changed that all. It seemed like she intuitively knew what my body needed even though we were in a room full of people. Her flows always took me on a mindful journey with her words whispering in the background… and breathe.
I loved her sequences as they were an amazing mix of strong movements, holding, releasing and breath.
I can’t wait for her to be able to share her unique approach to this practice with you all online. Jodi.
Elly is amazing, her passion and dedication to health and fitness are truly remarkable. Elly’s techniques to improve flexibility and balance combined with her attention to details makes her a great instructor. She is a people’s person, highly knowledgeable. After each practice with her, I felt inspired, deeply relaxed yet energized, and connected to the feeling of oneness. Can’t wait to have her (and you!) here at Pumula. Lucie.
I only just subscribed, and was excited to try straight away to get a taste of how it feels. One of Elly’s sequences high quality is that working out is done smoothly. Her voice is calm and guides every moves which unroll in a very smooth rhythm that makes all things appear super easy. That’s great! just amazing! I went half way through “Easy Flow” and “Standing Traveler” ( that I have found more challenging because flexibility is required. ) And I am sure that the more I’ll do, the more I’ll achieve. Thank you so much. She really does deserve to succeed.
I loved Elly’s yoga class, she explained everything before starting and during the class. Elly has a caring attitude and paid attention to the needs of everyone, slowing down when needed. I felt really relaxed and rejuveated after the practice with her. Will definitely come again and recommend to others! ♥
If you are hesitant to start yoga, Elly is a good place to start. Her attention to detail during our class is second to none. She guides you through the entire motion, and brings calm to the practice. I highly recommend Elly. She has the experience to help wherever you are in your practice. Also: i really did enjoy her playlist.