An all-levels yoga and meditation class geared toward employees who spend most of the day working at a desk. This on-site class is guided by a certified yoga teacher and takes place weekly in a 55 minute session on-site. This program is currently implemented for the City of Aspen's downtown workers and offered at the Rio Grande Plaza. The class focuses on simple yoga stretches and movements as well as meditation and breathing exercises designed to counter balance the effects of a desk job.
City of Aspen: all departments
Wednesdays 11:50am - 12:45pm
Pilot Period: 2/22/2017 - 8/22/2017
$15 Sponsor one employee for 1 month of weekly yoga
$30 Sponsor two employees for 1 month of weekly yoga
Commonly Asked Questions:
Q. What is a pilot period and why is it 6 months long?
A. ACW is very evidence-based. We’ve aggregated the data collected from our local population (an exhaustive library of it is here) and noticed some trends. Our programs are designed to address known stress factors using simple but effective interventions. We are utilizing our funds to invest in pilot programs that occur in the workplace at least once per week for consistency. We hire trained professionals to teach movement, breathing, and meditation on-site. We also occasionally offer chair massage to workers and provide healthy meals to integrate nutrition. By showing up consistently and with impactful programs, we are seeing the participants adopt lasting lifestyle changes that increase their wellbeing. We survey the participants before and after the 6-month pilot programs to measure the efficacy. In order for our organization to grow to reach more people, the pilot programs are 6 months in duration after which we present the findings to the work site’s leadership and ask that they budget to continue the offerings. When the employer begins investing resources in these programs, that indicates a shift in the organization’s culture. They now value the benefits enough to make them a part of how they operate.