Frequently Asked Questions

How to Get Started with Workplace Yoga

 

Some of the most commonly asked questions about workplace yoga are covered below. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, do get in touch via the contact page. We’d love to hear from you.

 

What if we don’t have a large space for practicing?

No problem! Although a traditional yoga class involves practicing on a mat, workplace yoga classes are designed to make the most of available space. We like to be flexible on and off the mat! We can do standing and chair-based classes to bring all of the benefits of yoga and relaxation to any office environment. We’ve even been known to get creative with walls and desks to help us stretch.

Will there be a lot of admin for us to manage attendance?

Nope! We aim to be really simple to work with. You’re busy enough. So we manage the booking, attendance and cancellation policy. Just let us know if you prefer to offer block bookings or drop-in style classes and we’ll give you your own workplace yoga booking page

Are classes drop-in or must employees commit to a block?

This is entirely up to you and there are benefits to each approach. Running your sessions on a drop-in basis allows more flexibility to work around changing schedules and holidays and can give more people the chance to try workplace yoga. Some organisations prefer running in blocks so we can work progressively and develop as a cohort who may not ordinarily get the chance to work closely together. We’re happy to advise on this.

How does the Mood Improvement Guarantee work?

With your permission, we’ll invite participants to fill in a quick Mood Index form before and after each class. We analyse this data anonymously and can share universal stats with you, via a simple monthly report. We offer to refund the cost of any session that does not see an improvement in the overall mood, or apply a rebate to the following block.

What if we’ve got total beginners and experienced yogis in our group?

Great! Our classes are designed to be accessible to anyone with a body and an open mind. We deliberately stay away from using Sanskrit words, Mantra chanting or other potentially intimidating and unnecessary barriers to the benefits of yoga. There will always be variations in each movement offered to cater for every body and emphasise an inward focus instead of striving to be competitive. This lesson is one of the most powerful ones to follow us off the mat as well.

Do you offer a free trial?

We don’t offer a free trial as it’s important to us that we work exclusively with organisations and leaders deeply committed to wellbeing and willing to invest in their employee experience. The benefits are stronger when we’re aligned in our wellness goals from the outset. We do, however, offer a workplace yoga Taster Class for any organisation that would like to try out our approach and get some feedback from staff. 

What if my company doesn’t have the budget to pay for workplace yoga?

We can still work together! If you can sign up between 5 and 15 colleagues and are willing to fund the classes yourself it is still cost-effective to bring us in. In fact, the average cost per person is less than an equivalent studio class – and there’s no need to leave the office. You may even find that after a few weeks of showing off your new found zen, your boss is convinced of the benefits of workplace yoga and finds the budget to support you!

Do you provide yoga mats?

We do provide mats for Taster classes (provided you have the space for a mat class). Since most ‘weekly’ clients prefer to have their own mats, we recommend purchasing these before kick-off. We can order these for you with notice. You can purchase 15 mats for £175. Alternatively, we offer a mat rental service for £2 per mat, payable in advance.

Can you come to a shared office space?

Yes! If you have a communal space we can get together we’re happy to work with groups of co-workers from different organisations. We’ve even forged connections between neighbouring companies through space sharing for workplace yoga!

Do you work with larger class sizes too?

Yes! We happily work with larger organisations but still recommend capping classes at 15 people to ensure maximum attention. We can run two classes back-to-back or come in multiple times per week to accommodate larger groups. If you’d like to run a single class with more than 15 people we have options for you too!

We’re not based in Edinburgh, can Well Work Yoga still come to us?

That depends! We’re adding new cities and locations over time based on demand so let us know where you are! We have run sessions in Newcastle and Glasgow recently and have some great teachers across the UK.

 

Get in touch to discuss an upcoming wellbeing event or the benefits of workplace yoga.