Corporate Wellness: Get Your Namaste On

Marrying the corporate and wellness worlds, Lyndsey Morash started a couple business ventures based on her experiences as an employee and a yoga enthusiast.

After a brief flirtation with yoga in college (I mostly stuck with child’s pose and joked with my friends in the corner of the studio), I finally went to another yoga class this weekend. My yoga-teaching older sister bought me a few classes at a local studio as a birthday present. “Get your namaste on!” she wrote. It was very sweet.

It was also very sweaty. Hot yoga takes a lot out of you. A 150-degree room (all right, fine, I’m definitely exaggerating), and a limited amount of space to fit all these mats and people. I learned a few things: 1) put a bath towel on your mat, and your hands won’t slip on the mat when you’re trying to do downward facing dog; 2) child’s pose is still my best friend; and 3) it’s a lovely way to relax. And simple.

I’m not quite sure when the yoga trend started in the United States, but it’s pretty stellar that so many people are interested in working on things like meditation, focus, balance and strength. As an amateur, I personally found value as a stress reliever. I’ve also read a lot in the past few months about the impact stress has on the workplace and the rise of corporate wellness programs to manage that stress.

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The other day I spoke with Lyndsey Morash, founder of Chasing Nirvana Yoga in Boston. Her story is a good example of marrying the corporate and the wellness worlds. Back in 2012, she was working at a long-hour, high-stress job in Boston. Meanwhile, she also took classes to become a certified yoga instructor. Continue Reading the full article...

October 17, 2016 by Andie Burjek