Entries by Urban Balance

Embracing and Navigating Workplace Wellness Trends in 2024

As we approach 2024, it is important for companies to note how the landscape of workplace wellness is evolving and assess where their employees are in relation to these shifts. Human resources, people operations, and employee benefits professionals are encouraged to monitor the yearly trends in order to deliver corporate wellness programming that is relevant […]

Enhancing Employee Wellbeing with On-Demand Wellness Platforms

In today’s fast-paced corporate world, ensuring the wellbeing of your employees is not just a responsibility; it’s a necessary piece of corporate strategy. As an HR professional, you know that a healthy, motivated workforce is at the heart of any successful organization. There are many ways to achieve this, but it all comes down to […]

Meet Lauren Chandler

  How long have you been with Urban Balance? Since the fall of 2022 What part of the country do you teach/present from? Portland, OR What services do you offer? I teach plant-centered cooking to groups in person and virtually. I cover a wide range of topics, everything from Seasonal Cooking to Healthy Holiday Holiday […]

Benefits of International Yoga and Meditation Retreats for Busy Professionals

In today’s fast-paced world, finding ways to recharge and rejuvenate is essential. Over the last few years, we’ve seen a steady stream of headlines and statistics related to the employee burnout epidemic, which has solidified the importance of workplace wellbeing and highlighted the essential role that companies play in supporting this for employees. The ‘Pandemic […]

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 […]

On Workplace Stress: 5 Culture Shifts Employers Can Make to Help Employees Manage Overwork and Overwhelm

Stress is a common experience in today’s fast-paced work environment, and it’s no secret that it can take a toll on both employees and employers. As the workplace has gone “back to normal” in many ways here in 2023, a new study from The Hartford found that a majority of workers (84%) indicate they are […]

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. […]