Bring increased health and vitality to everyone at your workplace in a safe and enjoyable way, plus improve staff moral and reduce workplace stress. Start your wellbeing programme safely and effectively.
We are experienced at helping you set up a wellbeing programme, providing advice on getting started and providing quality yoga teachers who conveniently teach at your workplace, or we can provide studio space in Bishopston to host your group class. We provide popular yoga class across a wide ranges of business, Universities and schools in Bristol. Enjoyment through safety first Relax, your in safe hands. We are serious about quality and safety in all our teachers so we only work with the teachers with excellent training and experience who are fully insured. It is important to remember that anyone can claim to teach Yoga and Pilates with just a few days training so scrutinise who you choose to teach your yoga classes and ensure they have good training and prioritise safely. The British Wheel of Yoga or the Register of Exercise Professionals is a good place to start. Ensure at least 500 hours of training at minimum for sufficient safe practice.
How we can help Booking your teacher through us will ensure your workplace yoga provides - Helpful and supportive teachers to accommodate all levels of fitness, age and experience - Safe and enjoyable lessons - Tailored classes to suit the participants (one-size does not fit all) - Flexible times to suit you - Pre-screened and trialled by YogaSpace for quality teaching (we set the highest standards) - Teachers guided on effective workplace yoga through our extensive experience
What do we need to do to get started?
We are happy to discuss how to get started, with advice on whether yoga or Pilates at work would be right for you. If it seems right, then a first session time is agreed to suit you and the payment details are agreed. You can book in a trial lesson to see if your staff enjoy it.
An experienced yoga or Pilates teacher will come to your workplace about 10 minutes before the agreed time to help prepare the space and ensure it is suitable. They will get your staff started with an initial lesson to get everyone involved. Advice on space, kit and participants is readily available and we'll even come to your workplace to discuss further. Simply get in touch to find out more.
What space will we need for the yoga class?
A clean, clear space is needed for a class. Tables and chairs can be moved aside to clear a space or foyers or other open plan areas are fine as long as there aren't people passing through at the time of the class. The floor can either be carpeted or hard flooring. If carpeted, mats may not be needed. Each participant will need about 2m long x 1m wide, so a space that is 5 x 5m will allow space for 10 participants.
Do we need special kit?
Yoga kit can be minimal and we prefer it that way. You don't need any at all if you have a clean carpeted space and would rather keep it simple.
Yoga mats are preferable, although not essential. One mat per person is helpful. Mats are stored rolled up and then the teacher or participant can lay them out before the class.
Foam blocks are also useful but again by no means essential. They help support some poses and make them more accessible to some people. If you are taking a long-term view, then 1-2 blocks per person is recommended.
We can recommend where to purchase mats. Get in touch to find out more.
What do we wear?
Special clothes aren't needed to practice yoga. Many participants do prefer to change into loose/comfortable clothing that allows free movement, however this isn't essential. Yoga can be practiced in work wear if desired and we can design a class that is modest and doesn't ask you to sweat!
How many participants?
This partly depends on the experience of the group. If you are all beginners, then we would recommend a group size of no more than 12 so that you all get enough individual instruction to practice safely. If you are a fit group with some experience, the group size can be larger. A smaller group will get more personalised instruction from the teacher, so small groups are great too.
How long is a class?
Classes can be tailored to suit your schedule. Commonly they are an hour or so, but can also be 30 minutes or somewhere in between. We are flexible and design the lessons to suit you. You could arrange a 45 minute class, or 2 x 30 minute classes to accommodate more participants in the morning or during lunchtime. An hour is common too - so see what time you feel you have available.
We have provided classes to the University of Bristol, University of the West of England, various corporate classes, secondary schools and other small businesses.
How much does it cost?
Yoga classes at your workplace start from £78, which includes city centre travel, up to an hour lesson and up to 6 participants. We are happy to prepare a quote for you based on your needs, simply get in touch.