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Virtual Corporate Yoga Classes


Our online yoga classes are not what you’d typically encounter in a fitness studio. We’ve specifically designed our programmes with the office worker in mind, and over the past eight months have further evolved them to meet the needs of remote office workers.

We focus on:

  • Strengthening the posterior chain of the body
  • Dissolving chronically held neuromuscular patterns
  • Creating balanced space and elasticity along the body’s fascial lines
  • Reinforcing optimal posture patterning and breathing
  • Spinal column stabilisation through intelligent activation of the core
  • Embodiment practices to restore body awareness and calm the mind

Man practising online corporate yoga at home


Woman practising online corporate yoga at home
We target issues such as:

  • Forward head carriage (AKA ‘tech neck’)
  • Long held tension in the upper body, around the head, neck, jaw and shoulders
  • Chronically weak and tight hip muscles from prolonged chair-sitting
  • Pressure on the spinal discs and nerves due to poor posture mechanics
  • Habitual hunching of the upper back and shallow breathing
  • Lower back pain and sciatica
  • Anxiety, disconnection from the body and ‘living from the neck up’

You won’t find crunches, headstands, or overstretched hamstrings in our classes, just functional, informed sequencing that alleviates the stresses incurred from long days of chair-sitting.




WHAT STYLES DO WE OFFER?




Vinyasa Yoga

Hatha Yoga

Somatic Yoga

Desk Yoga & Mindfulness

Restorative Yoga


Need help deciding? Check out our video guide to the different styles below, or book a free consultation.






Vinyasa Yoga

This fun and athletic practice is popular with brand new and seasoned yogis alike.

We find that strength developed from other activities and movement practices translates very well to this practice, and the process of honing their skills is very rewarding and empowering for the participants. There is an emphasis on transitions between the postures, and we do include the odd playtime for beginner and intermediate level arm balancing. However, unlike their studio counterparts, you still won’t find poses such as headstand and shoulderstand in these classes because safety is absolutely paramount for us.

The main benefits you would derive from this type of class include increased body intelligence and awareness, all over body strength and flexibility, and a calming of the mind.

Hatha Yoga

This is the most commonly practised form of yoga and one of our most popular options. Just like Vinyasa, the poses flow together only this time the yogi pushups and more challenging poses are stripped away, making these sequences even more accessible for the beginner and for those with a less active lifestyle. The poses tend to be more stretch based rather than strength based.

The main benefits this type of class offers include increased body awareness, flexibility and core strength, and a calming of the mind.




Somatic Yoga

These classes borrow elements from a blend of movement and self-care practices, including qi gong, breathwork, bodywork, mindfulness, and of course yoga. Many of the poses are seated and participants won’t require as much space to practice in. It is a style that is unique to The Office Yoga Company and was developed specifically as a response to the demands of the newly remote working population. It can be practised in regular clothes and a mat isn’t necessary especially if practising at home, although we do recommend participants lay something on the floor to make reclined poses more comfortable. We also suggest the use of blankets and cushions to get the most out of each session.

The main benefits of this practice include increased body intelligence and awareness, reduced stress, and improved compassion towards oneself and others.

Desk Yoga & Mindfulness

As the name suggests, these classes are predominately chair-based so many of the postures are seated, and some will be performed standing. Unlike Somatic yoga, there won’t be any floor based poses, so this style is ideal for smaller spaces. As well as gentle movement and stretches, this class also includes breathwork and mindfulness exercises. Again, you can be wearing regular clothes for this, making it very easy to incorporate the class in the middle of the work day. We’ve even run these in the past to break up all-day conferences to get people moving and more present in their bodies.

The main benefits of this one are reduced stress, improved posture, and enhanced focus.





Restorative Yoga

This is a floor based yoga class, so is best performed on carpet or with a mat or towel. We also recommend the use of blankets and cushions to make the poses as supported as possible to allow the body to completely relax and restore. This is an ideal evening class as it can help with winding down at the end of the workday.

The main benefits of this type of class offers are reduced stress and muscular tension, improved sleep quality and a stronger immune system.



WHAT DO OUR CLIENTS SAY?


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“Anouska is by far the best yoga teacher I've had the pleasure of learning from. Each week she takes us through different movements; each lesson is slightly different from the last, with appreciation for learners at different levels and easy-to-follow instructions on variations and improvements to posture. The best you could have, especially if you work in an office all day!”

– Amy T, Collections Analyst



HOW DO WE START?



Please send us an email or give us a call to book, or set up a consultation to discuss your company’s specific needs and how we can best meet them.

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