Drawn from contemplative practices including yoga, we have developed a breath and movement programme specifically designed for the workplace.For many people the modern work environment is a place where we are being asked to do more with less, everything is moving very fast, technology is fracturing attention spans and people often feel overwhelmed.
Hum teaches simple and effective tools that everyone can practice for focus, clarity, and resilience. The programme takes a mindful approach for people to reclaim balance, wellness and happiness and for businesses to be more productive with higher functioning workplaces. The programme is tailored to businesses, designed in partnership by Vanessa Bailey and Karla Brodie.
Every person attending a Hum class is in the very best hands with our Movement Educators (MEs). MEs are skilled and experienced yoga teachers and they receive on-going training and coaching. The language MEs use is relevant to the workplace, simple, grounded in the everyday, uncluttered and non-competitive.
Studies have found that with regular practice over time people found marked improvements in feelings of clear-mindedness, composure, elation, energy and confidence. In addition they reported increased life purpose and satisfaction, and feelings of greater self-confidence during stressful situations.
Practicing conscious breathing can help to re-pattern habitual responses to stress so that we become better resourced to live life with a greater quality of ease and presence. Easeful breathing supports reducing high levels of stress, increases mental clarity, our ability to focus and can improve our energy levels.
When our spine is aligned well in sitting, standing and walking nerve channels flowing from our spinal chord out to innovate the body remain clear. In other words, the communication system of the body is working well. Postural imbalance can lead to nerve channels being inhibited, which can lead to pain and imbalance, commonly in the nerve pathways from the neck to the arms contributing to repetitive strain injuries.
Moving well supports circulation, hydration, joint mobility and balanced muscular tone. Muscular imbalance is common when we sit or stand for long periods of time. Some muscles can over work for example the upper back and neck which can then become tight and fatigued. As well some muscles can under work, becoming weak.
We come to your workplace
Open to everyone
Can be done in work clothing
Using breath and movement techniques we help people to be more productive in the workplace.
1. PAUSE 20
Re-balance in 20 minutes. Simple and effective, designed to easily slot into the business day with minimal disruption. Participants will develop, refine and maintain healthy breath, posture and movement practices which can be done in comfortable business clothing.
2. MOVE WELL 50
A 50 minute class combining breath, dynamic movement and restorative practices. Including practices for releasing tension in the upper torso and neck, along with breath and postural awareness.
3. ONE-ON-ONE 60
60 minutes of personalised tuition. Tailored attention, individualized practice and programme development. Life changing work.
4. CONFERENCE YOGA
For your next conference consider adding a Hum breath and movement session to focus and energize your people. Make the most of bringing your team together by including tools to help with productivity, creativity and problem solving. Tailored packages provided.
Hum was founded in response to people asking for a healthier work-life balance, wellness and happiness. The complex world we live in has many of us living not as the human race was designed to. People are feeling disconnected and displaced from their lives.
At the core of what we do, is to connect people to their true self and enable them to live fuller happier lives. Through connecting people to themselves we believe we can make a true difference, not only to the individual, but the world at large.
"We had Friday morning classes for 1,5 month called breathe and movements with Karla, what a great way to start the last day of the week! We organised at our work place a room for Karla to teach us movements and make us discover some body functions that we had no idea of! After the 45 min class, we were all ready to start our work day, feeling relaxed, stretched, taller and longer. We learn some tips to use every day in our lives, at home or at work. Karla's approach was fantastic. She saw our bodies and was able to assist us with our weaknesses, to make us understand more how our bodies are working. Karla took the time to explain technical aspects of the body, that we understand why we do the movements and what it does to our posture. We all felt wonderful on these Fridays!"
Environmental, Health and Safety Advisor NZ | Baxter Healthcare Ltd.
"I was absolutely thrilled with the classes provided by Hum both Vanessa and Karla were intuitive to our needs and even though we were a little unsure what to expect, we quickly got into it and at the end of the class were left feeling revived and invigorated. We learnt about the parts of our body that affected areas of concern i.e. back, neck and shoulders and aches and pains therein! We were shown the importance of posture and the damage that could occur through not taking care of ourselves. Both Karla and Vanessa adapted the classes to suit our needs and requirements regarding time constraints etc. I highly recommend using their services they are fabulous!"
Human Rights Commission, Office & ICT Lead - Auckland
I used to say to people ‘I feel like I live my life in the red lines of a car speedo’. Always maxed out. The environment and situations I kept finding myself in, or more honestly putting myself into, were high pressure. I was not an ER doctor, I worked in marketing, in an office. […]