A new networking event using yoga has recently been launched in Bournemouth.
The session was run by Dorset Chamber of Commerce, a network of small and medium business owners.
It was hosted at The Yoga Studios on Ringwood Road.
Although, the event was aimed at Chamber members, non-members and general yoga enthusiasts were also invited to take part.
Commenting on the reasoning behind it all, Liz Willingham, Chambers president, said this:
“As business leaders, we’re under a lot of pressure, and our teams are under a lot of pressure too. That’s why, we think it’s really important that we educate leaders about the importance of building in a little bit of activity and mental down time during the week, to better how feel and boost productivity.”
However, it isn’t just about the 9-5, Willingham was also keen to stress the importance of yoga on mental and physical health:
“When practised regularly [yoga], it’s a real mind and body connection. It brings your whole self into alignment.”
And said advantages, were also not lost on one attendee of the session.
Brian Hobs, a business owner and yoga enthusiast said this:
“Yoga teaches you to be focused, to listen to your body… your breathing, and it just helps you to relax.”
He also saw a bright future for the event:
After the success of the first, Liz Willingham was confident that yoga networking could expand and see its ethos stretch nationwide: