Om Office

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  • 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.