Wellness at work: Yoga, QiGong, Meditation

with SURYA MONTREAL

To improve the physical and mental health of your employees/colleagues, and get active as a team! In light of the current situation, your colleagues will appreciate that you care about their health and well-being. Here are 10 good reasons to offer corporate yoga, qigong or meditation classes to feel good in mind and body:

Proven benefits of Yoga, QiGong and Meditation

Physical health

  • Improves our posture at work and in everyday life
  • Prevents pain caused by sitting or standing for long periods of time, or by repeated movements
  • Strengthens the body and increases flexibility
  • Improves sleep
  • Improves digestive-, cardio-respiratory- and immune system functions

Mental health

  • Improves cognitive functions (attention, concentration, memory etc.)
  • Increases creativity
  • Reduces negative emotions and anxiety
  • Allows you to refocus and address priorities more efficiently
  • Improves interpersonal relationships

Activities among colleagues improve the feeling of being part of a group. This will keep your coworkers healthy, in a good mood, motivated to work and capable to give the best of themselves! 

Are you interested? We suggest 2 options:

Option 1: corporate classes tailored to your team!

Your group class, online or in-person – at your location or at 903 St-Zotique East (depending on sanitary measures in place).

Activity Recommended duration Required materials Format
Yoga with mats From 40 minutes to 1 hour Yoga mat, comfortable clothes, space around the mat In-person, online or hybrid
QiGong From 40 minutes to 1 hour Comfortable clothes, little space required (standing practice) In-person, online or hybrid
Meditation From 30 minutes to 1 hour Comfortable clothes, a chair or cushion/zafu or large towel to sit on In-person, online or hybrid
Automassage, stretching and relaxation of the mind From 30 to 45 minutes  Can be done standing or on a chair Only online
Chair Yoga From 30 to 45 minutes  Chair, desk, comfortable clothes, space in front of the desk Only online

Requirements: none; the classes are adapted to the level of the participants.
Duration: between 30 minutes and 1 hour; your choice

Frequency: 

  • Once a week (recommended)
  • every other week

It is possible to give a workshop of more than 1 hour, which includes both theory and practice, upon request.

How to proceed? 

  1. Choose the format that suits your team.
  2. Pick the day of the week and time that works best for them.
  3. Meet with one of our specialized teachers: either in your office, online via Zoom, or both at the same time in hybrid mode.

Rates: starting at $100/class.

Option 2 : offer unlimited classes to your team!

Unlimited online classes for your employees. Surya Montreal hosts regular weekly Yoga, QiGong and Meditation classes online via Zoom. Get a corporate access so that all your employees can join the live classes or receive a recording to practice at their convenience (current schedule: www.surya-world.org/montreal). Rates:

  • 300$ / month for up to 10 employees (i.e. $30 / employee / month)
  • 500$ /month for a maximum of 30 employees (i.e. $17 / employee / month)

What to expect

Yoga (Suryashtanga): Our yoga classes are composed of a variety of movements and poses to strengthen and stretch the whole body in a balanced way. We place special emphasis on breathing while moving or doing poses in order to act directly on the nervous system and therefore the hormonal system. This way, our body gets relaxed and detoxified, our emotions balanced, and our mind more focused and calm. We offer a complete session of suryashtanga yoga on a mat, but for practical reasons, we adapt can it to be able to practice at the office (chair yoga) – on and next to your chair and desk.

QiGong is practiced standing, without any accessories. It is accessible to everyone, regardless of their physical condition. Simple movements, coordinated with breathing, and visualization lead to physical relaxation and mental and emotional stability. The practice is based on the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine to maintain health.

Meditation: our meditation classes begin with some stretching to release tension in the body and permit better breathing. Next, breathing exercises are used to facilitate introspection and mental calm. Finally, we guide participants through visualizations that assist in relaxing, cultivating positive emotions and soothing the mind.

Automassage, stretching and mental relaxation: we guide you through a succession of self-massages or stretches to relax the areas of the body that are very solicited or tense when teleworking, such as: the eyes, head, shoulders/neck, back, arms, wrists and hands. We finish with a global conscious relaxation of the body. 

For more information, please contact us!
All classes can also be taught in French.

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Contact

T: 514 431 5248
montreal@surya-world.org

903 Rue St.-Zotique E
Montréal, Québec H2S 1M9

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