Walter Jones has been a housing specialist with St. Louis County for 18 years. Mr. Jones began taking yoga classes the first day our program began nearly 3 years ago in April. According to Walter Jones, the main reason for signing up for the yoga class was his desire to stay loose and gain greater flexibility. Staying healthy and in shape has always been important for Mr. Jones.
Walter found some success with weightlifting, bodybuilding and even Pilates. But in all honesty, he was looking for something that did not build bulk, but rather helped him to feel lighter and more flexible. In practicing yoga, Walter Jones really enjoys the relaxing and soothing breathing and the conscious way he notices how to listen to his body. He likes the fact that at work, his energy levels are very high. The social community that he finds with co-workers is also fun as everyone else apparently really enjoys participating in the yoga program as well. The yoga classes relieve lots of tension and stress during the workday. Walter Jones also states that he feels renewed and more relaxed at work.
“I go back to work feeling really relaxed and have energy and just renew myself. I love it. The changes I have noticed in myself, I am so much more flexible.” His job can at times be stressful and frustrating as he negotiates between homeowners & contractors. “I feel a lot less stressful, I tend to feel things will work themselves out if I take my time and not panic, just breathe.”
In addition to a healthy body and a relaxed spirit, Walter also finds that the yoga helps him to keep an open mind. In his job, there are always new things to learn. For example, new types of construction techniques and better ways of doing things. He enjoys the way yoga keeps him refreshed and able to absorb new information.
In a sense, yoga is not only a physical active part of his life but psychological too. Walter enjoys having lots of energy and doing things that make him feel good. He wants to share that feeling then with others. And no longer relies on just telling them, but being a person who acts as well in a way that demonstrations kindness and thoughtfulness too.
Walter’s last recommendation to other interested participants is “this is the best thing you can do for yourself”.
Clayton Yoga and St. Louis Corporate Yoga saves you time by offering professional, courteous service. Your employees will not need to worry about taking showers after class. Classes are between 50-60 minutes in length and always end on time. A proven, practical solution to help your company reap the benefits of offering corporate yoga classes. Call us today to set up your free phone consultation, 314-630-1677! Allow us to help you feel good, be good and do good too!