18 Mar UTKATA Yoga on CityNews
This week, CityNews Toronto did a story on UTKATA, covering the next big thing in wellness: office chair yoga.
Audra Brown filmed our Founder, Inna Miretski, in action, leading an office chair yoga workshop at Public Inc.–creative agency in Downtown Toronto. While interviewing the employees and listening to their enthusiastic feedback, Audra decided to invite Inna to do an impromptu chair yoga workshop at the news room.
“When you tell a news room: “You’re going to workout,” there aren’t too many volunteers,” says Audra Brown in the video below. “But with the stress of deadlines and changing stories, a little chair yoga could be just what their tense bodies need.”
And she was right. Shayla Vize, a member of CityNews Web Team, admitted that she “definitely didn’t want to do it,” but after doing a few chair yoga stretches she said, “Now that I’m doing it, I do feel like I would do a few of these moves during the middle of my day just to kind of stretch out.”
Even though studies have shown the importance of introducing movement into your day, especially if your job has you sitting for hours, some people are still anxious about taking a short break from work. But Inna believes that a 30-minute office chair yoga break will actually improve productivity in the workplace. And she’s not alone. Jay Rosenthal, Director of Projects at Public Inc. says, “I think it really makes you more productive. I really do.”
Missed the news? Watch the full story here.