Yoga in the Workplace

Enjoy yoga for your workplace and give your team a boost!

Stress in the workplace is becoming a huge, huge problem for employers. Continued stress can seriously, negatively affect your employees’ and collegaues’ physical and mental health, not to mention their overall wellbeing and performance at work.

Yoga is an incredibly effective tool for managing stress, and for keeping stress at bay. With that in mind, bringing yoga in to your workplace can be a no-brainer for helping employees and colleagues feel their best and perform at their best.

We’ll make it really easy for you, you’ll be practicing yoga in the workplace in no time – getting ready to return to work chilled and energised for the rest of the day!

The benefits of workplace yoga include:

  • Decreased stress levels
  • Release physical tension, brought on by office work
  • Improved posture
  • Increased efficiency and productivity
  • Increased energy

Added benefits

When you book eight or more sessions, not only do we offer a 10% discount, but we also supply a company-wide log in to our on-demand yoga and meditation library, which includes everything from 30 second ‘De-desk yourself’ classes that can be done right there at your desk, through to strong flow classes, and deep meditations.


Yoga in the Workplace – We can offer:

  • All levels mat based yoga sessions
  • Chair Yoga which is absolutely perfect for workplaces; people can attend wearing casual or office clothing and it’s really accessible for people who may be managing niggles and injuries
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Any combination of the above

De-desk with Chair yoga

In the fast-paced corporate world, finding moments of relaxation and rejuvenation can be a challenge. However, at Yoga Hero, we believe that self-care and wellbeing are essential for individuals to thrive personally and professionally. That’s why we are delighted to offer our invigorating Chair Yoga and Mindfulness session.

The Benefits of Chair Yoga and Mindfulness:

1. Stress Reduction: Chair yoga and mindfulness techniques are powerful tools for stress management. By incorporating gentle movements, deep breathing exercises, and focused awareness, chair yoga promotes relaxation, calms the mind, and releases tension stored in the body.

2. Improved posture and flexibility: Spending long hours seated at desks can lead to postural issues and muscle stiffness. Chair Yoga helps to improve posture, strengthen core muscles, and increase flexibility, leading to better spinal alignment and enhanced overall well-being.

3. Mental clarity: Chair Yoga includes mindfulness exercises that cultivate present-moment awareness and help participants develop a focused and clear mindset. Practicing mindfulness at work can enhance concentration, decision-making abilities, and overall cognitive function.

4. Accessibility: Chair yoga is suitable for people in office or casual clothing – no shorts or leggings are required!

What can you expect:

Our experienced instructor will guide you through a series of chair-based movements, breathwork exercises, and mindfulness practices. The session will be tailored to accommodate various fitness levels and adapt to the unique needs of your team members. No previous yoga experience is required.

Mat-based yoga in the workplace

All levels yoga – for yoga newbies and experienced yogis alike – with a real focus on de-stressing, energising and reducing the physical effects of desk work. Unwind, relax and recharge with our all-levels yoga session – absolutely no previous yoga experience is required. Yoga has a bit of a reputation for only being for flexible people, well this is most certainly not the case – we’d love you to join us (even if you can’t touch your toes!)

Yoga combines movement, focus and breathwork to promote balance, strength, flexibility, and mental clarity. With a focus on alignment and mindful movement, this session allows participants to experience the benefits of yoga in a supportive and non-competitive environment.

The benefits of yoga:

1. Stress reduction and relaxation: Engaging in a regular yoga practice can significantly reduce stress levels, enhance relaxation, and promote a sense of overall wellbeing. By incorporating breathwork and mindful movement, this session provides a space for you to unwind, release tension, and cultivate a calm and focused state of mind.

2. Increased strength and flexibility: Through a variety of yoga postures and sequences, you’ll improve strength, flexibility, and balance.

3. Improved mental clarity and focus: Yoga emphasises mindful awareness and presence, allowing you to cultivate mental clarity, enhance concentration, and improve cognitive function. The combination of breath-centered movement and meditation techniques promotes a calm and centered state of mind, which translates into increased focus and productivity in the workplace.

4. Enhanced energy and vitality: Expect to leave the session feeling revitalised, refreshed, and ready to take on the challenges of the day.

What to expect:

The whole session will be thoughtfully crafted to accommodate individuals of varying yoga experience and fitness levels, and modifications and variations will be offered to ensure that each individual can practice safely and comfortably.

– Warm-up and centering: The session will begin with gentle warm-up exercises and a brief centering practice to prepare the body and mind for the yoga experience ahead.

– Yoga practice: Be guided through a balanced sequence of yoga postures, focusing on proper alignment, breath awareness, and mindful movement. Our instructor will offer variations and modifications to suit different abilities and needs.

– Relaxation: The session will conclude with a blissful relaxation, allowing participants to fully integrate the benefits of their practice, rest, and rejuvenate.

Mindfulness Meditation in the Workplace

Learning to meditate can have a profound impact on your life, and on your wellbeing. However, people often think that in order to meditate, they have to not think. At all.

In this workshop, we invite you to explore the profound practice of meditation in a supportive and nurturing environment, and join us in debunking the ‘clear mind’ myth, and explore practical ways that a busy, overactive mind can practice meditation.

What to expect:

  1. Gentle Introduction to Meditation: We understand that beginning a meditation practice can feel intimidating, which is why we have designed this workshop to gently introduce you to the basics of meditation. Our experienced instructors will guide you through accessible meditation techniques, helping you find a style that resonates with you.
  2. Step-by-Step Guidance: You will receive step-by-step guidance, with clear instructions and practical tips to help you establish a strong foundation for your meditation practice. You’ll learn how to create a meditation environment, find a comfortable seated position, and cultivate a relaxed and focused state of mind.
  3. Exploring Different Meditation Styles: During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to explore different meditation styles, such as mindfulness meditation, loving-kindness meditation, or guided visualisation. This exposure to various techniques allows you to discover what resonates with you personally and what supports your journey toward inner calm and clarity.
  4. Practical Tips for Integration: We understand that establishing a consistent meditation practice can be challenging. Therefore, we will share practical tips and strategies to help you integrate meditation into your daily life. You will learn how to overcome obstacles, create a sustainable routine, and infuse mindfulness into your everyday activities.

No previous meditation experience is required to participate in this workshop. All you need is an open mind, a willingness to explore, and a desire to cultivate inner peace and mindfulness.

Yoga Hero: Yoga in the Workplace Case Studies

Corporate Yoga at Royal Armouries
Yoga in the Workplace Leeds CRT

Royal Armouries
Yoga Hero were asked to lead daily morning yoga classes, open to all Royal Armouries staff, with the aim of energising, relaxing and rebooting before a busy day ahead!

Canal & River Trust
Yoga and mindfulness classes were held at lunchtime to provide a lovely break in the middle of the day. These were simple 30 minute sessions, focusing on releasing shoulder, neck and hip tension, improving posture and increasing core strength.