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Om Office

Want to get your company into yoga? Before your first Sun Salutation in the conference room, ensure that your yoga program is office ready.

By Tevis Gale

  • Tell Your Story

    Share your motivation for introducing yoga at work and let people know what they can expect to do in class, what they should wear, whether they need mats or props, and so on.

  • Market It

    Create a sign-up sheet for folks in your company to express interest, and name a preferred day and time. If enough people sign up, your company may even foot the bill.

  • Make Space

    Yoga is not a spectator sport. Using an open lobby area for class will leave practitioners feeling exposed. A conference room with closed doors is ideal.

  • Shop Around

    Maybe your favorite teacher is a perfect match for the office. If not, look on the Internet for organizations specializing in office yoga. Interview several teachers and hold out for the right fit.

  • Legalize It

    Ask your human resources department about the right documentation—usually a liability waiver for students to sign as well as a certificate of insurance—both of which the teacher should provide.

  • Honor Everyone

    You may be inspired by the wisdom of swamis, but your co-workers could find the teachings a turn-off. Before the first yoga session, discuss the cor-porate culture with your teacher, so that she can plan an appropriate class.

  • Be Consistent

    Set a specific time, place, and teacher. Class is sure to become a high point of the week.

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