Entries by Urban Balance

Meet Lizzy Gamberdella

  How long have you been with Urban Balance? I began teaching chair yoga with Urban Balance in June 2022. What part of the country do you teach/present from? I teach from my home base of Santa Barbara, CA. What services do you offer? Along with chair yoga, I regularly teach Classical Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa […]

Meet Maddie Adams

How long have you been teaching with Urban Balance? Since October 2022. What part of the country do you teach in? Portland, OR What services do you offer? Currently teaching chair yoga and a blend of gentle yoga, yoga Nidra, and restorative yoga. What do you love most about teaching in the corporate wellness sphere? […]

Virtual Workplace Wellness Retreats: A Welcome Addition to Today’s Hybrid Workplace

As we settle into the new era of hybrid workplaces, it’s more important than ever to prioritize employee wellbeing. The pandemic has forced us to adapt to a new way of working, blurring the lines between work and personal life. This has resulted in an increased risk of burnout and mental health issues. HR professionals […]

Meet Rebecca “Sunny” Sunshine

How long have you been with Urban Balance? 3 months What part of the country do you teach/present from? Portland, Oregon What services do you offer? With Urban Balance specifically, I offer Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Core Yoga. More generally, I offer Yoga, Dynamic Mindfulness, Meditation, Dance, and Foam rolling. What do […]

4 Workplace Wellness Trends to Watch in 2023

The global workforce experienced some big shake-ups in 2022, including the widely-discussed phenomena of ‘The Great Resignation’ and ‘Quiet Quitting’. Employees began the year with masking and distancing guidelines still in place, and many ended with navigating return-to-office mandates and newly formalized policies around hybrid work. It was a year of change, to be sure. […]

How to Create a Wellness-Centered Hybrid Work Model

Hybrid work is here to stay. Many knowledge workers are now able to work from home, the office, or anywhere in between. Hybrid work models have moved through multiple iterations over the last couple of years as companies refine their approach based on employee preferences and business objectives. According to research conducted by Harvard University, […]

How Employee Wellness Programming Can Bring Company Anchor Days to Life

The pandemic has created a major shift in where and how we work. It has also made many people question why they go to work, resulting in the widely-documented phenomena of ‘The Great Resignation’ and ‘quiet quitting’. massive changes in workforce demographics with employees abandoning low-wage jobs, embarking on new career paths, or taking early […]

5 Reasons to Include Employee Wellness Webinars in your Workplace Wellness Strategy

The ongoing strain on employees’ mental health and sense of psychological safety at work is taking an enormous toll on today’s workforce. According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace 2022 Report, based on surveys which were conducted in 2021 and released in June of this year, employee stress and detachment at work remain at […]

7 Wellness Services to Integrate into Corporate Meetings and Events

Does your organization have a conference, training, or all-company meeting coming up? Promote workplace wellbeing by adding holistic corporate wellness services to the agenda. Including wellness services in these types of events provides attendees with opportunities to rest, digest, and re-energize, striking a balance between work and self-care within an otherwise busy event schedule. Services […]