Helping your people feel great whilst giving back to the planet
The unique green service that boosts productivity and reduces sick days for eco-conscious businesses
Welcome! My name is Lucy Newport, and I help your people feel happier and healthier in their personal and working lives by combining office yoga, breathwork and unlimited email coaching.
I plant 3 trees for every one of your classes, which means they’re all carbon positive; and donate 5% of all profits to animal and environmental charities.
I also use a variety of breathwork practices within your classes to create more calm, energy or creativity than yoga alone, with each class focusing on what’s best for you. For example, one particular practice is proven to boost the immune system.
Unlimited email coaching throughout the week really boosts the benefits of yoga and breathwork. Everyone can go at their own pace: some people may only want to attend classes, which is absolutely fine! But with just a few minutes of their own yoga and breathwork practice a couple of times a week, I’m confident that your employees will feel much more focused, healthier and have a greater positive mindset.
You will also have your own beautifully designed Green Yoga Dashboard – see how yours might look. Here, you can view upcoming class dates, reserve your place, ask coaching questions and see your Giving Forest grow as you help more and more trees to be planted. It also makes class organisation simple and fuss-free for you.
My guarantee: a full refund if you don’t love your first class – no questions asked
Make a difference to your business and your employees by living yoga
Unlimited email coaching boosts benefits.
An office yoga class is enjoyable, great for team morale and offers a time to de-stress, but the benefits of yoga and breathwork are also cumulative. The more your employees bring the practices and principles into their lives, the more amazing they will feel!
This is why I offer optional unlimited email coaching as part of my service, so that those who want to go beyond their weekly class and incorporate practices into their lives can do so, with expert guidance and support where they want and need it.
Green living is also included in the coaching, helping your people make positive sustainable changes in their lives, and feel great at the same time.
Make a difference to your business and the planet by living green
People feel good when they’re doing good.
By participating, your employees will be directly responsible for the planting of 3 trees for each class, which helps to support some of the planet’s poorest communities. Each tree offsets 1 ton of carbon, meaning that classes are carbon positive.
Your employees will also get to vote on which animal and environmental charities they would like to receive 5% of my profits.
If any of your people would like to use eco-friendly yoga mats, I can save you money through my trade discount. These are recyclable, biodegradable and free from toxins, making them much better for the environment than standard mats.
Through my articles, guides whitepapers I will show you how to live and work in a green way. I’ll help you reduce costs, be more attractive to employees and reduce your impact on the planet.
Living Green Office Yoga is powered by Bulb, whose electricity comes from renewable sources. I also use Ecosia as my search engine, who give 80% of their profits to conservation organisations, with a focus on tree-planting.
“It is our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live.”
Our sessions with Lucy have been a pleasure. She is such a positive and calming person to be around and helped to make all the yoga novices in our group feel comfortable. It was such a great way to start a Tuesday morning and we’d leave each session feeling positive, energised and focused- and very loose in our bodies! It was really convenient being able to do the sessions in our own space and it was a laugh too. ‘Restaurant yoga’ was a new one for all of us! It’s also been a really nice opportunity for the team to get to know each other better while practising alongside someone aligned with our eco-friendly values. I’d recommend Living Green Office Yoga to anyone looking to improve their companies wellbeing, social culture and quality of work life. Thanks Lucy!
Studies show that going green and practising yoga directly benefits your bottom line
Based on my knowledge from extensive research of academic studies, industry data, case studies and my yoga teacher training, I include techniques in my office yoga classes to help improve mental and physical health problems which impact employers.
Green is the future for businesses
Green companies attract employees
A 2016 survey by Morgan Lovell found that 72% of UK workers value working in a sustainable office and a study by Canadian Universities in 2013 showed that job seekers are drawn to businesses who practice sustainability, as it creates employee pride.
Going green increases productivity
A 2012 study of 5,220 French businesses by UCLA found that companies who voluntarily adopt international green practices and standards have employees who are 16% more productive than the average.
Reduce sickness absence
The UK Government have recorded an annual £5.2 billion lost to businesses due to work related stress, anxiety and depression
A study by 3 universities in the USA including the Department of Psychology, University of Miami measured a 28% reduction in stress levels at one of America’s largest companies, in employees attending office yoga classes
Boost business productivity
The Integrated Benefits Institute report that 30.6 million working days are lost annually in the UK, due to musculoskeletal problems such as neck, back and wrist pain
Figures published by Harvard Medical School state that since following a regular yoga practice, study participants had a 42% reduction in back pain
Improve employee retention
The mental health charity Mind state that 14% of UK employees said that they had resigned and 42% had considered resigning when asked how workplace stress had affected them
Mind also found that 60% of employees say they’d feel more motivated if their employer took action on supporting mental wellbeing
Interested in green office yoga? Book your free, no-strings consultation
I’ve found it’s essential to start with a conversation so we can see whether we’re a good match to work together. If so, I’ll use the information from this call to tailor your quote and sessions, based on your needs.
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“We love Lucy’s office yoga classes as she tailors them just for us. They give us an hour each week to fully switch off – we all feel so clear-headed and with really good focus and energy afterwards. Some of us in the office struggle with back problems and the classes have been great for this too. The stretches for that feel amazing.
The classes are very enjoyable and we consider them an important part of what we do for employee wellbeing. Our staff feel that they’ve helped them stay relaxed, feel less physical tension and that they’re a nice opportunity to move their bodies around after mostly being stuck behind a desk.
At Big Life we’re also mindful about reducing waste for the sake of the environment so we really like Lucy’s positive environmental outlook and charity donations.
Lucy is organised and communicates really well, so everything is easy to arrange. The classes are an employee benefit, which helps the business too and we’re very happy to offer them.”
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With my service you get much more than just yoga classes
I make reducing environmental impact my top priority, and specifically teach yoga for eco-conscious and vegan businesses. From being powered by renewable sources to making my own eco-friendly mat cleaner, find out how I work green.
5% of all Living Green Office Yoga profits are donated to environmental and animal charities chosen by you. This is just a small way of giving back to the planet and animals, to help try to make things better for the future.
If you have a quiet outdoor space nearby, I encourage classes outside whenever the weather allows! It’s known that getting outside is great for mental health and a study published by Research Gate has shown that there is a positive relationship between exposure to nature and job satisfaction.
My aim is to make the organising of office yoga classes as simple and easy as possible! Everything is taken care of for you, for example finding the best class time to suit your employees, ordering yoga mats and props and organising mat cleaning all done in an environmentally friendly way.
Throughout my early twenties I experienced anxiety and burnout from office working, firstly in the music industry and secondly within the fashion world. Around this time I found yoga and I can honestly say that it has transformed my life, giving me tools to help deal with stress and anxiety as well as stopping the back pain I’d had since a teenager.
In October 2017 I left my office job to travel SE Asia, ending in Bali where I completed my Yoga Alliance accredited hatha yoga teacher training.
I love to explore nature, am vegan and always looking at ways that I can live and work with low impact to the planet. I also teach yoga classes and events in London as Living Green Yoga, you can learn more about these classes on my (other) website, here.
I find so much joy in sharing yoga and its endless benefits. I hope that in doing so I can help people find some relief from the stresses and demands of modern day working and living, and the challenges these create for businesses.