About

Business Yoga Stretch

Being Business Yoga

My name is Ella, and I created this concept to support companies to put wellbeing at the heart of their ethos. Business Yoga is about taking small increments of time to make big changes to the workplace long term. I have experienced first hand how office life can take its toll when wellbeing measures are not put in place. As a sufferer of back pain (I have scoliosis), sitting at a desk all day was challenging. Did you know the spine is meant to move in six directions? But in the office we don’t even move it?

Ella Mesma is the published author of Journal to Joy and director of award winning company Business Yoga (Prestige award 2020). Ella is a teacher, a coach and a dance artist.
Ella has been practising yoga since 2004, and been teaching since 2011. She trained with Embodied Dancer Yoga Teacher Training, Karam Kriya School & Yoga Teachers College® and practises Kundalini, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow & Yoga Trapeze.
As a trained dancer, performance highlights have included Russell Maliphant Company, Lea Anderson (The Chomondeleys), Olympics Opening Ceremony, Southpaw and Uchenna. She is also director of international touring Ella Mesma Dance Company.

Take our test to see if Business Yoga can help you find more productivity and balance

23onMe® membership provides you with wellbeing tips, videos and a timer to help you work well
23onMe®  timer reminds you to take breaks and move to stay healthy and keep the blood circulating (combatting ‘figgy brain’ at work)
23onMe®  classes help you to look after your body & mind without raising a sweat and without taking up too much time
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I have a sibling who works in finance in a big London firm, and I have seen her work lifestyle take its toll on her physical and mental wellbeing, which is why I am particularly passionate about helping the finance industry. We have also supported law firms, marketing firms, telesales companies and many more…
 
The Finance Industry is recognised as one of the top industries which experience stress within the workplace. 42% of employees have considered resigning from their positions in the finance industry and 17% of employees have been forced to take time off due to their stress levels. (McCulloch, 2019). 
 
With this in mind, I created Business Yoga to evaluate and re-imagine the work environment with businesses to reduce discomfort, keep the body healthy, reduce stress, boost productivity and create happy, engaged staff. 
 
We offer wellbeing work outs that are accessible to all. When a company values wellbeing, satisfaction levels rise and staff are happier and more productive. We have created a range of services to reduce stress, boosting concentration and support recovery and wellbeing in the body delivered by highly trained professionals.

The Benefits

Health & Wellbeing

Regular movement will lead to a reduction of back pain and muscular tension, improved posture, aided recovery, reduction in migraines and asthma related problems, a clearing of toxins, an overall easing of the nervous system, reduced insomnia, lower risk of repetitive strain injuries and a reduction in stiffness.

Reduced Absenteeism

As a result of all of the above, staff will be generally healthier, meaning this could lead to a lower staff turnover, reduced sick leave, and better job security. 2 million workdays are lost in the UK are due to employee stress and anxiety, but research has shown that a relatively small investment into wellbeing: including yoga, mindfulness and massage, has helped reduce absenteeism at work by 30%, saving companies thousand per year.

Employee Happiness

By moving our muscles, fresh blood and oxygen are pumped to the brain affecting not only our ability to concentrate but also our mood and stress levels! Working together for set moments throughout the day will also boost staff relationships producing higher levels of oxytocin in the body, creating happy, loyal staff.

Productivity Boost

Research shows that humans naturally move from full focus and energy to physiological fatigue every 90 minutes, so short sharp bursts of different activity will reboost employee focus, energy and creative imagination.

meet our amazing team

The Faces Behind our Success

We Couldn’t Do It Without Them

Ella

Special Skills: Yoga, Breathing, Meditation | City: Leeds, Lisbon, Bristol

Patricia

Special skills: Yoga & Movement | City: Leeds & Newcastle

Dani

Special Skills: Massage, Reiki & Nutrition | City: Leeds

Mark

Special Skills: Yoga | City: London

Hsing Ya

Special Skills: Tai Chi and Yoga | City: London

Ama

Special Skills: Movement | City: London

Yuvel

Special Skills: Movement | City: Newcastle

Dora

Special Skills: Yoga and Breathwork | City: Lisbon

Michela

Special Skills: Movement and Meditation | City: London

Patrick

Special Skills: Movement | City: Newcastle

Hannah

Special skills: Movement | City: London

Julia

Special Skills: Somatics | City: London

Jen

Special Skills: Leadership Development | City: Brighton

Leyla

Special Skills: Diversity Training | City: London and Leicester

Aleksandra

Special Skills: Massage | City: London