Haven Yoga Meditation explains four reasons why you should add a yoga session to your next corporate retreat.
Work retreats are a great way to strengthen relationships between colleagues, as well as reward your employees for their hard work. Yoga has been proven to reduce stress, so it’s no wonder that it is a common addition to workplace retreats. Below are a multitude of other benefits to adding a yoga session to your next corporate retreat.
It provides a break from technology.
Employees often spend long days in front of screens, or even on their phones when they aren’t at work. Spending too much time in front of screens can lead to neck and back problems and sleep problems which can affect concentration and productivity. A corporate yoga session is a perfect opportunity to give your staff a break from screens, helping them to feel more refreshed before they return to work.
It improves the body and mind.
Go back to work with employees that have clearer minds and stronger bodies thanks to a corporate yoga session. Yoga uses a wide range of physical postures and movements to help with flexibility, balance and strength. This is great for the physical health of employees that spend all day seated. Adding meditation to yoga sessions also helps to improve mental clarity and focus, which is great for relieving stress and increasing productivity.
It allows time for self-reflection.
Yoga encourages a lot of self-reflection through meditation. This will give your employees the chance to reflect on their actions and decisions, and whether these actions and decisions are positively impacting their work life. This can lead to better productivity and purpose from your employees when they return from the retreat.
It fosters a sense of community.
Workplaces thrive when their staff works effectively as a team. Adding yoga to your work retreat allows employees to enjoy and appreciate each other’s company and contributions without the pressure of work. This results in a more cohesive, friendly work environment.