Inna Essence provide Corporate & Group Pilates and Yoga sessions with its unique options of mat pilates, reformer pilates, stretching, yoga and mindfulness. Whatever the needs of your business, we can provide you with an option to help your team feel nourished, energised and focused.
Inna Essence have developed our Corporate Pilates and Yoga programs to offer your team a fun and educational exercise program to combat the long-term effects of a mostly sedintary lifestyle.
A session with Inna Essence can be focused on rest and relaxation through yoga; or strength, postural improvement and mind/body connection with pilates. It can be any combination of movement and mindfulness, depending on the outcome you wish for your team.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of movement that concentrates on strengthening the muscles of the body, building core strength and stability, with a focus on our mind body connection. Pilates builds flexibility and lean muscle tone with an emphasis on lengthening the body, aligning the spine and working towards neutral positioning of our joints.
What is Yoga?
Yoga cultivates health and wellbeing (physical, emotional, mental and social) through the regular practice of a range of many different techniques, including postures and movement, breath awareness and breathing exercises, relaxation and concentration, self-inquiry and meditation.
What are the benefits?
With workdays that merge from one day into the next, day after day, our mental and physical wellbeing often become neglected. It doesn’t take long for bad health, poor posture and injuries to creep into your life.
Corporate yoga and pilates has many benefits for employees and the business as a whole by promoting a balance between work, mindfulness and movement.
Promoting good health.
Corporate Pilates and Yoga is a great way to promote health and wellness in your workplace, by incorporating healthy programs that offer significant, sustainable benefits for your team.
Pilates and Yoga is an excellent form of movement to relieve stress, nourish the mind and body and give your employees a deeper sense of awareness about their health.
There are also poses you can learn in these sessions that can be done at your desk or work environment to keep you feeling lengthened and revitalised throughout the day.
Come to our Sanctuary.
Inna Essence is a beautiful, air conditioned studio in Underwood, located at the back of the Springwood Puma’s AFL clubhouse. We can comfortable accommodate up to 12 people for floor classes.
Practising pilates and yoga can help to improve focus, increase muscle strength and progressively correct faulty movement patterns.
“I just wanted to say another big thank you for having us out there yesterday. My staff really enjoyed it, and were impressed by your facility and by how you approach your classes. I’m glad they’ve now come out and seen/experienced it, and met you both in person.”
“We had Andrea come into our workplace to conduct a lunchtime group Pilates session which I found not only challenging on the body but also relaxing. We were greeted with relaxing music and a welcoming smile and Andrea introduced herself to us all individually. We were a group of mainly first timers and Andrea guided us through the different poses and was able to adjust to our varying abilities. I found the class a really good balance of fitness and mindfulness and felt challenged on many levels. If I could give Andrea a higher than 5 star rating I would!”
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long are the sessions?
We can structure your session to be any duration that works best for you and your team. Sessions generally run from 30 minutes to 90 minutes.
Are your instructors qualified?
Yes absolutely. Our Yoga Teachers are Level 2 Certified and our Pilates Instructors have completed advanced training with BASI and STOTT training providers.
What do we need to wear?
Something comfortable that you can move freely in is recommended for Corporate Sessions. Mat Pilates and Yoga sessions incorporate floor work, so wearing shorts and bike pants for gentlemen, and leggings/tights for ladies. Shirts or singlet tops are suitable, and we recommend you bring socks with grippy dots on the soles for Reformer classes.
What time can we book a session?
We can arrange your session for mid-morning, lunch time, or the late afternoon. Just reach out to us and we can help determine the best time during your work day for you to all come to Inna Essence for your session.
I’m not flexible; I can’t even touch my toes! Do I need to be flexible to do yoga poses?
Flexibility in the body is a common concern for many people who have never practiced yoga poses. Don’t worry if you can’t touch your toes, as that’s not what yoga is about. There is stretching involved, but never to a point that harmful to the individual’s body. What is important is the cultivation of mindfulness in the movements we do. Variations are always given to those less flexible, but the great thing about yoga and pilates is it actually acts as an aid to assist you to become flexible and stronger.
How much does this cost?
Sessions start from $10 per person for a 30 minute class, up to $12 per person for a 1 hour session. Every class is different, so we encourage you to contact us so that we can tailor a Wellness Session that is perfect for your team.
What classes can be included?
Yoga Classes : Can incorporate breath work, yoga poses, mindfulness techniques, relaxation and meditation. Our yoga sessions can be a stronger style to invigorate the body, awaken the senses and challenge your balance and strength, or can be completely nourishing and relaxing, with the ultimate goal to surrender and rest.
Pilates Classes: Our pilates sessions range from beginner through to intermediate sessions both on the mat or on the Reformer. Pilates will focus on developing a mind body connection, where symmetry and balance of the muscles and movement of our joints is improved. Pilates is perfect for teams who spend a great deal of time sitting down.
Barre Classes: Barre is a really fun fusion of pilates principles and ballet movements; and you don’t need a dance background to participate. Barre is a favourite as it incorporates a cardio workout without high-impact movements, uses music to lift the mood, and targets all muscle groups.
Do you provide all the equipment?
Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020, we did supply all mats and props. However, whilst we have our COVID-Safe plan in place, we request you bring your own mat, towel, and socks.
We would love to have a chat with you about how we can serve your business and employees.