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Why Invest in Wellness?
I’m going to get straight to the point: Companies world-wide are waking up to the importance of employee-wellbeing. Companies that offer wellness programs and promote a culture of wellbeing boast happier, healthier, and more productive employees as well as higher retention rates. Employee-stress and burnout contribute to poor health, increase in sick days, absenteeism, intention to leave, and poor performance. So quite simply: investing in your employee's wellbeing is investing in your company's wellbeing.
Wellbeing is a holistic understanding of someone’s physical, emotional, mental, and social state. It’s more than wellness, which typically focuses only on a person’s physical health. When people are in a state of wellbeing at work, they’re able to develop their potential, work productively and creatively, build positive relationships with others, cope with the normal stresses of life, and make a meaningful contribution.
Is your company committed to employee-wellbeing?
For employee-wellbeing to be most effective and sustainable, it should be a priority for your company. In what ways does your company demonstrate or communicate that employee-wellbeing is important? For example, do you offer yoga or meditation classes? Do the employees have to pay out of pocket? Are they scheduled outside of work hours? While this is a great initiative, it still sends the message that the company does not view employee-wellbeing as a necessary investment.
Does your company culture support employee-wellbeing?
No matter how strong your wellbeing initiatives are and how many resources your company is willing to put towards it, your wellbeing efforts will fall flat if the culture doesn’t support it. For example, if you take the next step forward and begin to offer a yoga or meditation class during work hours but “frown upon” employees taking the time to attend the class, again, the message is their well-being is not important, therefore they will not utilize that resource and the benefits will not be realized. Much of the responsibility is up to the leadership to encourage, model, and be the example!
Oftentimes, only physical health is the focus of wellbeing programs. While physical health is important, you must understand more than just this one aspect of wellbeing to have a real impact. Also consider mental and emotional health and wellbeing, a sense of purpose, creative fulfillment, meaningful relationships, and many others.
I specialize in creating wellbeing programs for businesses. I use practices and principles from the yoga and meditation traditions as well as other wellness modalities that are scientifically proven to enhance overall health and wellbeing. Organizations served include: Assumption College, Dell-EMC corp, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Metrowest Yoga, and Flowforms Yoga, YogaHub, College of the Holy Cross, Karme Choling retreat center, and more. I am a certified Yoga and Meditation Instructor and a Balanced Athlete Coach (which takes a holistic approach to physical fitness and health). I am a Trauma-Informed Teacher specializing in addressing Stress and Anxiety. I hold the ERYT and YACEP educator credentials with Yoga Alliance. I have over 18 years of yoga, meditation, and wellness experience which I have adapted and crystallized into wellbeing programs for businesses - I can create a custom wellbeing program for your organization.
Are you ready to take your company to the next level?
At your location, Rebecca will teach her signature Art of Self-Care course. This course is a must for any Care-Taker profession! This can be offered weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly for a total of 6 sessions.
Visit her 'Signature Self-Care Course' page on this website for a detailed description.
Rebecca also offers her signature Yoga Course: 5 or 10 week series of 50min classes taught before work hours, during lunch, or after work hours. Visit her 'Signature Yoga Course' page on this website for a detailed description.
Would you like the ability to teach Meditation to your clients? Rebecca's Teacher Training is perfect for Yoga Teachers, Fitness Coaches, Therapists, Care-Takers, Educators, Parents, and more! This can also be incorporated as part of a training that you offer (such as a Yoga Teacher Training).
At your location, Rebecca will lead a Personal Meditation Course to help your employees establish a Personal Meditation Practice. This is offered as a 4 week series and classes are 50min in length. Visit her 'Signature Meditation Course' page on this website for a detailed description.
Rebecca can design a custom retreat for your studio or organization! Half Day, Full day, and Full Weekend retreats are available. Retreat themes include: Peace & Balance; Insight & Wisdom; Strength & Power; Rest & Relaxation; Team Building & Community.
What Rebecca's clients are saying:
Rebecca teaches a staff yoga series at our organization that meets twice a week. The people who take Rebecca's class have always given positive feedback and continue to sign up series after series, 5 years running. This retention rate speaks to how she caters to the class so that they get what they are looking for. Rebecca is always professional, is great at keeping an open line of communication, and easy to work with. And she is passionate about what she does!
What clients are saying:
My work offered the opportunity to take a yoga class during the lunch hour several times a week so I gave it a try. I walked out of the first class feeling like I had learned a secret to health and wellness with disbelief I had not started practicing sooner!
Rebecca is kind, inviting, supportive, and spectacular! Her class helps me to make self-care a priority and feel energized, centered, and excited to embrace work, life, and family. Even my students appreciate me getting my practice in on the days I teach. Give her a chance to improve your life the way she has improved mine!
Nicholas J. Cioe, Ph.D.
Director of Rehabilitation Counseling
What clients are saying:
Everyone in class appreciates Rebecca and her expertise. I've been taking her classes for 5 years, and they have helped me enormously with my anxiety levels. For me, the classes have been very healing, both physically and emotionally. Rebecca is professional and knowledgeable and taught me how to take that knowledge and apply it into my daily routines. Her classes are both relaxing and challenging, and I always leave feeling better.
"Meditation offers a rubric for how to deal with most situations thrown at you and nowhere has this been more useful for me than in business, an environment fraught with uncertainty, risk, and a lot of stress. Which is why over the years, I haven’t been surprised to find so many successful and well-known business practitioners who adopted and maintained the practice in their own work, crediting it for much of their success.”
“Although the practice of meditation is associated with a sense of peacefulness and physical relaxation, practitioners have long claimed that meditation also provides cognitive and psychological benefits that persist throughout the day,” says study senior author Sara Lazar of the MGH Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program and a Harvard Medical School instructor in psychology. “This study demonstrates that changes in brain structure may underlie some of these reported improvements and that people are not just feeling better because they are spending time relaxing.”