Work doesn't have to be a pain in the neck. The SELF-CARE 101 Wellness Workshops in Central LA are perfect for office workers, hairstylists, makeup artists or anyone who performs repetitive tasks as a part of their job.
In this 2 hour workshop, we'll focus on:
POSTURE and STRESS RELIEF
Through the use of thoughtful, yoga-based poses that you can easily do at work, you'll learn ways to better your posture and feel stronger and more flexible while unwinding job-related stress in your neck, shoulders, arms, hands, lower back and feet. And the great part is, you don't need a mat, yoga clothes, flexibility or any experience.
THE ART OF SELF MASSAGE
The area where you experience pain is typically a symptom and not the source of the problem. When muscles are overworked or strained, they refer pain to other seemingly unrelated areas and can set off a whole constellation of issues. In the self-care workshop you will learn valuable self-massage "hot-spots" that often address the source of your tension, as well as the art of applying appropriate pressure to encourage muscles to relax.
Increase your awareness of how your thoughts, breathing and alignment are connected and how they affect the way you work.
Everything you learn in the workshop can be done in regular clothes from the comfort of you station. A free visual aid download will help you remember what you learned after the workshop is over.
ALSO AVAILABLE THROUGH WELLNESS WORKSHOPS:
* "Brush ups" Quarterly follow up to refresh information provided in the
* Regular weekly or monthly mat classes
Stress-related injuries and conditions are increasing every day. Why? The average work week is increasing from 40 to 50 hours, or more, per week. This means that the average employee is assuming more and more responsibilities and dealing with unprecedented challenges. All of this leads to an alarming amount of stress in our lives. Stress impacts our work environment by:
*Reducing productivity and morale
*Increasing work-related musculoskeletal problems
*Raising benefits expenses
*Increasing employee absenteeism and turnover
Workplace Yoga can help!
We have many years of experience in combating stress with our customized corporate and organizational yoga-based program. Yoga is a scientific discipline that offers practical and tangible results while addressing tension in both the body and the mind. Yoga at the workplace has become popular in many companies nationwide because of the stress reduction benefits and the low cost of implementation.
Unlike other exercise routines, yoga is low impact, improves strength and flexibility, builds concentration, and reduces mental and physical stress and tension. In addition, yoga is known to eradicate fatigue and generate energy, all of which lead to increased productivity and morale.
Yoga exercises are simple and can be modified for different skill levels and abilities - perfect for the office environment!
While most stress management workshops just talk about how to deal with stress, our yoga programs get results. Your employees will learn and experience proven techniques that have immediate and lasting effects. BalanceWork Yoga brings:
*13 years of teaching experience with a specialization in Repetitive Stress Injury Prevention
*Certification of General Liability Insurance for your peace of mind
*All equipment including props and mats
For the workplace, we offer group classes, individual assessment, workshops, employee appreciation days and health fair sessions. To get started, you just need a conference room, lobby or other small area and comfortable clothes!
Contact us today to schedule a complimentary introductory group class. BalanceWork has provided yoga in the workplace for:
Sports Chalet AFI - American Film Institute
Southwestern Law School Univision
City Hall - West Hollywood Click Active Media
Avatar Labs The Groundlings Theater
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
"As a nurse working with children with cancer, we face so much stress daily. Mark and the folks at Balance Work have been a blessing with their willingness to come to our off-site retreat for staff and provide yoga instruction and chair massage for everyone. These activities are exactly what we need to help us manage our stress and recharge our batteries. The staff members consistently rave about how wonderful they all are and how they can't wait to come back to the next retreat. These retreats would absolutely not be the same without our awesome yoga and massage! I would highly recommend them for any event!"
Diane Altounji, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Mark is an amazing, inspiring teacher. He doesn't just demonstrate the poses, he articulates exactly how each pose can be best performed... He is also very understanding of his students' limitations and will work with each one so they can get the most out of their practice. His calm soothing manner puts you in a completely relaxed frame of mind. His class is a wonderful respite from the stresses of the workday."
Alison R.- City of West Hollywood Staff Attorney
BalanceWork Yoga and Massage offers chair massage for events, retreats, parties and corporate wellness programs.
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"I hired Mark to teach yoga during the lunch hour for staff and Fellows at The American Film Institute. His method is completely inclusive and encouraging, allowing students at any level to join the class on any day. It is amazing how just an hour of slow and contemplative yoga can be helpful in reducing stress levels. I am very lucky to have found Mark in the crowded field of yoga instructors."
Carolyn Brooks - American Film Institute