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Where did it all start? 

Movement is life for Kathryn McCann. The power of movement has no limitations for this dedicated teacher and practitioner. As a nationally certified E-RYT 500 yoga instructor by Yoga Works, Kathryn is known for her passion for health and wellness, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching that incorporates both the physical and spiritual realms of the practice. Her classes integrate dynamic vinyasa flow asana (linking movement with breath) with the application of precise alignment, stemming from extensive ballet and modern dance training. Furthermore, she infuses meditation, visualization, intention, and prayer to create an inner journey towards healing, growth, and empowerment.

A former professional dancer and performer, she studied with the Boston Ballet School and Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts. She graduated from East Carolina University in 2002, with a Bachelor of Fine Art's degree in Ballet. Having danced professionally for The Moving Poets Theatre of Dance, Sea World San Diego, and San Diego Dance Theatre, she now enjoys a full time career as a yoga instructor and SUP yoga (stand up paddleboard yoga) instructor in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Ca.

As founder of Hang Zen Yogis, she hopes to be a catalyst for positive change amongst corporate America. Her goal is to educate, inspire, and transform lives in the workplace through a mind body experience. Each class is uniquely designed to energize the body, cultivate a meditative consciousness, and bring greater vitality and health to all. 

When she's not teaching, she enjoys a modeling career in the yoga and fitness industry.

 
 
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What is corporate yoga? 

Yoga in the workplace helps to encourage physical, mental and emotional health. On-site classes offer a cost effective and innovative solution for companies wanting to reduce health care expenses, relieve workplace stress, and promote employee well-being. Classes encourage employees to develop greater motivation, clarity, creativity, and energy. Employees experience overall improved health and wellbeing. Our team of experienced and certified Yoga Alliance instructors, will bring the many benefits of yoga to the workplace at times that are convenient for everyone.

 

Corporate Yoga Classes promote:
Gentle Exercise 
Stretching 
Breathing techniques 
Relaxation 
Concentration and meditation 
Self awareness and introspection 
Positive thinking 
Corporate team camaraderie 

Employees will learn:
Yoga Asana (postures) and Pranayama (slow rhythmic breathing)
Techniques to release stress and to better manage anxiety 
Deep relaxation techniques

 
 
 
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Why corporate yoga? 

Corporate yoga sessions allow employees an opportunity to rejuvenate and refresh. Stress levels decrease, as mental clarity and energy levels soar. Recent research indicates that companies who offer yoga and wellness programs to their employees reduce their annual health insurance premiums and thereby improve their bottom line. According to a recent study on worksite health programs by the American Journal of Health Promotion, corporations realized $3-$6 in savings for every $1 invested in wellness programs. The same study showed more than a 25% average reduction in health care costs for well designed programs.

Yoga Wellness programs typically provide a $1.00 - $5.60 return on investment (ROI) in terms of improved efficiency, effectiveness and lower absenteeism. That's as much as $2,800 ROI for each $500 Hang Zen Yogis session. Self insured companies also typically enjoy an annual reduction of $200 per employee for health costs.

 
 

 

Corporate Yoga Classes promote:
Gentle Exercise 
Stretching 
Breathing techniques 
Relaxation 
Concentration and meditation 
Self awareness and introspection 
Positive thinking 
Corporate team camaraderie 

Employees will learn:
Yoga Asana (postures) and Pranayama (slow rhythmic breathing)
Techniques to release stress and to better manage anxiety 
Deep relaxation techniques

 
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