Frequently asked questions
Corporate Yoga vs. Corporate Mindfulness Session?
Corporate ROI & Incentives to offering wellness programs?
- Reduce health care expenses
- Acquire and retain the best talent
- Promote employee well being while reducing stress
Companies who offer yoga and wellness programs to their employees show an average of $200 per employee reduction in their annual health insurance premiums. Additonally shrm.org shows that with every dollar invested in the intervention process companies yielded $3 to $6 in health care savings per $1 spent as well as medical claim costs declined by $1,421 per participants.
ROI Facts, Articles and Survey's:
Fact: By 2030 the leading cause of disability will be depression (World Health Organization). Depression is the most disabling illness for the corporate sector, second only to cardiovascular disease. Long hours, sedentary sitting at a desk, and work related stress all contribute to mental distress.
Study: Since smartphones have become prevalent in our lives our attention span has dropped from 12 Seconds to 8 seconds (Microsoft Study). This means we only have 8 seconds of presence in a conversation, conference call, meeting or reading an email before our minds wonders. What valuable information is lost? Mindfulness helps retrain your attention span to regain those seconds lost.
Article: NY Times on results of Aetna’s Yoga & Meditation Programs by David Gelles. “...those who have (taken on-site programming at Aetna) report, on average, a 28 percent reduction in their stress levels, a 20 percent improvement in sleep quality and a 19 percent reduction in pain. They also become more effective on the job, gaining an average of 62 minutes per week of productivity each, which Aetna estimates is worth $3,000 per employee per year. Demand for the programs continues to rise; every class is overbooked.”
TED Talk by Shawn Achor. “When your brain is at positive, intelligence rises, your creativity rises, your energy level rises…every single business outcome improves. Your brain at positive is 31% more productive than at negative, neutral or stressed.
Article: Sitting is the New Smoking in Forbes by David Sturt, Todd Nordstorm & Tom Rath. Sitting more than 6 hours per day increases your likelihood of early death. Rath said, “Sitting is the most underrated health-threat of modern time.”
What time of day and how often should session be offered?
Anytime is better than no time.
Trial session? Prices?
1st time trial session (non-event):
How do we book a session?
Call us at the number listed top right of this page or email Melody@mindfulmob.com
Length of Class? How many people can join the session? Is it challenging?
- All sessions can be modified* to fit your company schedule. (*price may vary)
We charge a flat fee for our sessions**
We reserve the right to review offering and contract price at each 12 month contract renewal.
No. Our techniques are accessible to all & designed to enhance physical composure.
How do we get the message out to the staff about our upcoming session?
We will work with HR to send a fun promotional flyer & link to a video you can share in a calendar invite. The content gives employees a sense of what they can expect in the session.
Do we need to change into gym clothes? Do attendees need to have prior experience with meditation?
- For the Mindfulness Meditation, employees can come to a session in whatever they wore to work that day.
- For the Yoga sessions we suggest employees bring yoga or athletic clothes.
- First timers & long-time practitioners alike will get value from this.
Do we have to clear the conference room of furniture? Can we hold sessions in the company kitchen / open space?
- Mindfulness sessions only require that each participant have a chair & some personal space for the mindful movement segment. You don’t need to re-arrange anything, we work with your environment, the experience is seamless.
- Yoga sessions require more room but we have offered it in the midst of cubicles and outdoors on lawn.
- Conference rooms are ideal since we can remove sound & visual distraction. Open spaces like kitchens aren’t ideal since employees are used to talking on their phone or using the microwave in this space. If you have to use an open space, try to make sure it’s as secluded and distraction free as possible.
What do we provide? What you provide?
What we provide: