Workplace stress is real and it is costly. According to the APA, stress costs businesses in the U.S. approximately $300 billion per year in absenteeism, reduced productivity, and employee turnover. According to the American Institute of Stress, 80% of workers feel stress on the job; nearly half say they need help learning to manage stress; and 42% say their coworkers are in need of help with stress management. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health adds that stress prompts longer periods of employee disability than do other types of work-related injuries or illnesses.
As our modern workplace adapts to the changing needs of the work force, Wainhouse Wellness offers an array of programming to support you.
Hour-long yoga classes help employees stretch, move, and decompress. Yoga activates the parasympathetic nervous system, improving focus and reducing fatigue. Moving the body helps alleviate back pain and other chronic issues caused by repetitive movement or long stretches of sitting at a desk.
A variety of workshops are available as one-time events or as a series. Employees leave each session with a concrete set of skills to apply both in and out of the workplace. No special clothing or equipment is required. These one-hour courses include:
Yoga at Your Desk
Sitting throughout the workday can bring strain to the body from poor posture and repetitive movement. This workshop teaches stretches that can be done in a chair throughout the day. Movement targets chief areas of complaint from the desk-based employee.
Quick Tips for Less Stress
Managing stress in the workplace is essential: job stress is more strongly associated with health complaints than financial or family problems (The American Institute of Stress). In this workshop, employees will learn three simple ways to calm the body and mind for a more productive, less anxious day.
Guided meditation teaches employees skills to build and maintain a mindfulness practice. Meditation helps reduce stress and improve concentration. Employees leave with a clearer mind and calmer body. Classes are broken down into several brief, guided meditations ranging from 5-20 minutes.
Contact us for information on booking and rates.
We have class once a week before work. Just that one hour makes a big difference in our sense of well-being and physical comfort during the day. It also creates a connection among the participants, so we feel more like an organization and less like employees. And mention on-site yoga to interviewing prospective employees – their eyes get really wide and they say “Really?” It makes the whole company look and feel good.
We have on-site group meditation as part of our company's wellness program. Our instructor teaches techniques that bring awareness, focus, and relaxation as well as day-to-day skills for work and life.
I own an upbeat salon and I had Rebecca do a workshop with the team. Being aware of your energy and knowing how to stay centered is essential when working in the service industry.
The most amazing part of having yoga in the workplace is simple: my back pain is gone! I was new to yoga when my company started offering classes. Since then, I have become stronger and more flexible and feel more focused during the workday. I truly appreciate the investment my company has made in my health.