ONLINE YOGA BASED TRAINING | Supporting your Teams to Thrive
We know that compassionate leadership, good role modelling and active encouragement of staff wellbeing creates happier staff, effective teams and more productive organisations. By changing the culture of the workplace and actively encouraging stress reduction techniques to become a part of the working day, productivity and work satisfaction increases.
Edinburgh Community Yoga’s Online Workplace Wellbeing Programs are designed to:
We are passionate about supporting your teams to thrive.
We offer a range of live streamed classes, workshops and day retreats all of which incorporate mind-body practices to support good mental health. These can be compact and flexible enough to fit into a working day or can be incorporated into staff away days or CPD training. We can also offer bespoke programmes that can be created to meet the specific needs of your organisation.
Our approach, while based on yoga and mindfulness practices is underpinned by a thorough understanding of the physiology and neuroscience of the stress response. We recognise that we all currently live in stressful world and aim to help you and your employees to understand the impact of stress on individuals and teams, and to create space for safe and supported discussion. We offer practical strategies and tools and help you to create cultures that promote and encourage wellbeing.
Workplace Wellbeing Classes are purely practical and will offer you the chance to experience a full, mat based yoga class including breathing exercises, meditation and yoga poses.
Classes can be organised for a time and day that suits you. Many of our clients run sessions first thing in the morning, at lunchtime or straight after work.
Workshops combine the practical with the theoretical. They are chair based but still offer the opportunity to experience the breathing, moving and meditating exercises we promote. The group will also have the chance to discuss the issues around stress in the workplace, and also learn how stress affects us physiologically and why the approach we offer works.
All of our services are currently live streamed or pre-recorded. Helping you to improve team working during COVID-19 restrictions and beyond
Our current clients and what they say:
“The weekly yoga session is the highlight of my week. It is the single one thing I do for me! I am not a Mum, wife or midwife during this hour. The teachers are really engaging and fantastic. It’s amazing how relaxed and empowered you can feel following a session.”
“It is lovely to be able to switch off the computer at the end of a long hard stressful day knowing that there is a class on to help me unwind.”
“Without a doubt the yoga classes have had an extremely positive effect on my physical and mental wellbeing and I really look forward to the class. It’s a great opportunity to relax and unwind after work and I usually leave the class feeling refreshed and energised, ready to tackle the rest of the week’s work.”
We are always extremely grateful to receive corporate donations or sponsorship, all of which go towards helping us to continue to provide yoga and meditation classes to underserved, minorities and marginalised communities free at the point of service.
We offer the opportunity to integrate health and wellbeing into your company structure whilst also meeting our social goal of making yoga accessible and inclusive within our community.
Lorraine Close, Director | Lorraine is a nurse and trauma informed yoga teacher and yoga teacher trainer. She is an experienced facilitator of workshops on stress management and wellbeing in the workplace. She also has an MSc in nursing research, focusing on junior doctor mental health. She is a TCTSY facilitator in trauma sensitive yoga and an experienced educator in nursing and medical education.
Laura Wilson, Founding Director | Laura is an experienced trauma informed yoga teacher, teacher trainer and yoga therapist specialising in yoga for mental health. Laura’s work focuses on stress management and building emotional resilience. She has many years of experience presenting and promoting the importance of self care and stress management in the workplace.
Supporting Laura and Lorraine are a team of experienced and skilled yoga teachers all of whom are all fully insured and professionally trained.