The employees of RealTime Productions know the secret to a great work week: kick-starting it with yoga! Once per month on a Monday morning, the event-planning experts at RealTime start their week practicing with Phyzz yoga. We recently spoke with Jeanne, founder and principal of the Seattle-based firm.
The team at RealTime kicked-off their first class with Phyzz in true go-get-’em fashion: first thing on a Monday morning. No joke. Monday morning! “It was great!” says Jeanne. Although some had misgivings about holding class at that time slot, turns out that “it was a great way to start the work week.” The team signed on shortly thereafter for a whole year of monthly Monday sessions with Phyzz in 2011!
As most of RealTime’s staff was completely new to yoga, they were glad to work with an instructor who came prepared. “Karen came with everything we needed, so all we had to do was show up and participate.” With any new yogis, Phyzz ensures that all students are given the opportunity to learn, and are eased into their practice. Jeanne reported that her team got all the great attention they needed as newbies: “Karen took great care with us to ensure we were breathing and doing the poses with correct alignment.”
Like many other Phyzz clients, the folks at RealTime Productions have to do a little bit of work in order to transform their office space into a studio. “Thank goodness for Courtney, our office admin,” complements Jeanne. “She comes in early and prepares our space.” Once the office is transformed, class begins.
For these hard-working event planners, it might seem impossible to fit in yet another activity into their already busy schedules. But Jeanne tells us the choice to practice yoga was about bringing balance to her employees. “I’ve found that yoga brings a sense of calm to our otherwise hectic and chaotic schedules. It allows us all to refocus our energies and be more productive during the work day. As a business owner I want my staff to be happy and productive and yoga has helped provide that balance to my team.”
We couldn’t have said it much better ourselves! Thanks, Jeanne & the team from RealTime Productions. We’re lucky to have you on board with Phyzz!