Landlords, Build a Sense of Community for Tenant Retention

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If you’re a landlord, you’re currently in a pretty good position. Many people are now choosing to rent rather than own, and according to the Pew Research Center, more U.S. households are headed by renters than at any point since at least 1965. Unfortunately, this does come with its own set of challenges for landlords, particularly retaining tenants when there is so much rental availability out there.

Landlords can retain tenants by improving customer service, particularly through technology, fast communication, and building a sense of community for renters.

Another way to effectively enhance the tenant experience is to build a sense of community by promoting community events. Trivia nights and pizza or ice cream socials, for example, can give residents a chance to get to know their neighbors. Landlords can also use these organized events as opportunities to inform tenants about new services and building updates. Bringing community to the center of the tenant experience can make an apartment building a place where people feel at home.
— Bisnow

There are many ways to build a sense of community for tenants, one of which is by focusing on health and wellness. A report by the Nielsen Global Health and Wellness Survey recently reported that more younger consumers than ever before are concerned about healthy eating, and that the most health-centric group of consumers in general is Generation Z – the group that is next in line as prospective tenants. With this in mind, landlords should consider offering health-conscious community events, such as on-site yoga and holistic wellness courses. Chasing Nirvana Yoga offers these types of classes for landlord-owned properties, office buildings, and everything in between.

Read this great article from Bisnow on four customer service tips landlords swear by, including building a sense of community. For more information on setting up an on-site yoga or wellness class on your property, visit

The Best 5 Yoga Poses to Do Right From Your Desk

We’ve all been there. You’ve been sitting at your work desk for hours, ticking away at your to-do list, and all of a sudden you hit a wall. This could signal it’s time for a coffee break, but it could also point to something deeper. According to the American Institute of Stress, 26% of workers said they were often or very often burned out or stressed by their work. The same study reports that job stress is more strongly associated with health complaints than financial or family problems. That wall you’re hitting might be from work-related stress, and it’s really bad for your overall health.

Practicing yoga can help you combat workplace stress, increase focus, increase productivity, and boost morale. Though not all offices currently have a wellness plan in place, such as offering on-site yoga classes to employees, you can get similar benefits from practicing yoga right from your work desk. And yes, you can do this all by yourself!

Here are the best 5 yoga poses to do right from your desk.

1. Wrist and Finger Stretches

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This is an easy, discrete practice that has huge benefits. If you’re typing all day, your wrists and fingers can get stiff and painful, and stretching them every two hours will help get the blood flowing. Extend your arms to your sides and make 5-10 circles inward and outward with your wrists. Then stretch your arms above your head and repeat. After this, spread your fingers and close your fists a few times to reduce tension.

2. Seated Crescent Moon Pose

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Image Credit: Yoga Destiny

Seated Crescent Moon is a good way to elongate your posture after sitting at your desk all day. It also helps with neck and shoulder discomfort, as your sides are not supported well while you’re hunched over a computer. Start by sitting tall in your chair and lift your arms above your head, stretching your fingers wide. Lean to the right, still facing straight, for a few breaths, then repeat on the other side.

3. Chair Pose

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You remember this one from your last yoga class, don’t you? If not, you’ll be mimicking the way your body looks as it sits in a chair, only you’ll hold your posture on your own without support. Push your chair back and stand up, bringing your feet about hip-width distance apart. Bend your knees. Sit your hips down and back as you would before sitting down in your desk chair. Balance your body weight on your heels. This will keep your pose strong. For additional balance, reach your arms up or bring them together at heart center. Breathe.

4. Forward Fold

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If your back is bothering you, this is the yoga pose for you. Stand up, reach all the way up to the sky, and slowly fold forward, keeping your legs straight and bringing your fingertips as close to the ground as possible. If you can’t reach, rest your hands on your shins or knees. Nod your head yes and shake it no to release tension in the back of your neck, and feel your hamstrings stretch. When you’re ready, slowly stand up, one vertebrate at a time.

5. Seated Backbend

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Image Credit: Health Magazine

Here’s one you don’t even need to leave your chair for! Sit tall in your chair and place your hands a couple inches behind your hips. Push deep into your chair and pull your shoulder blades down and back, lifting your chest and tucking in your stomach. Stretch and look up to the sky, remembering to breathe all the while.

After solidifying your individual yoga practice at your desk, see if you can bring a team of professionals into your office for on-site group yoga classes! Chasing Nirvana Yoga serves Boston Proper, Boston Metro West, New York City, Hartford, Providence, Austin, and Los Angeles and will work with your team to help you de-stress, get healthy, and move mindfully. Connect with us today to learn more!

Gen Z is Entering the Workplace – Here’s What You Need to Know

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Gen Z. Noun. Definition: Individuals born in the mid-1990s and mid-2000s. Use it in a sentence? “Gen Z is officially entering the workplace.” Yikes!

With every new generation comes a new way of thinking. Gen Z-ers were born in the prime technology era and never lived without the internet. This makes connectivity a must. These digital thinkers are independent and entrepreneurial, and they are already changing the way offices look and feel.

Workplace leaders are getting creative in the office to attract Gen Z employees, and workplace change is happening at a lightning-fast pace. Many leaders are modeling their office spaces after college campuses, notorious for collaborative spaces that embrace conversation and overall wellness.

When leaders can deliver work environments that support their teams’ best work, they can improve productivity and profitability. By looking at college campuses now, workplace leaders can be ready to give the next wave of fresh talent what it wants: a tech-driven, free-flowing environment. So why not give it a try? The next generation will thank you for it!
— Work Design Magazine

Health benefits are an important amenity many workplace leaders are focusing on. College campuses in particular are designed to support students in fitness, mindfulness, and nutritional offerings, and to cater to more students, many campuses area adding mental health services like meditation and counseling.

When Gen Z graduates from school to work, they will bring with them these fond collegiate memories of good health and wellness—and if one workplace can’t deliver it, many will move along until they find another that does.
— Work Design Magazine


This article from Work Design Magazine is a great start for workplace leaders looking to learn from higher ed and craft office spaces that appeal to Gen Z employees. Interested in bringing corporate yoga to your office? Connect with Chasing Nirvana Yoga today! We offer custom plans to meet your needs and cater to all generations and skill levels.