Yoga For Work

Wednesday, December 11
2:45 pm to 3:45 pm


Thursday, December 12
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Career Voyage

Desi Klimesh
Yoga Benefits for Repetitive Stress in the Work Place, Yoga Tree Yoga Studio

Our health is our wealth. Being mindful of our health and wellness allows us to be more cognizant of our work performance, and our relationships with families and friends. Becoming aware of tools to assist us to move forward towards our optimal health is vital in our everyday life.

In this experiential session, we’ll explore the top benefits for incorporating Yoga in the workplace, including:

  • better breathing to reduce stress and increases calm;
  • a focus on the present to create better concentration for increased productivity;
  • better body alignment for increased comfort whether sitting or standing;
  • improved circulation to stay alert; and
  • increased strength and flexibility relieves muscle tension and inflammation.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the importance of breathwork and how to apply this skill in the workplace.
  2. Understand the use of yogic tools to relieve stress and tension in the workplace.
  3. Learn how to apply the tools and skills learned in this session to an individual situation.

About GTS Educational Events

If you are a nonprofit or public sector group looking to create a conference, workshop or educational event with impact, look to GTS. We believe educational events are successful when participants learn and grow and then return to their organizations and communities to make them stronger. We look forward to continuing our work with the broad spectrum of organizations striving to make a difference for the people and communities they serve.

Steering Committee

Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Bill Bleckwehl, Cisco
Dave Andrews, DEED
Jay Wyant, Minnesota IT Services
Jim Hall, Ramsey County
Matt Bailey, IBM
Melissa Reeder, League of Minnesota Cities
Nathan Beran, City of New Ulm
Sue Wallace, IT Futures Foundation
Lisa Meredith, Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative
Justin Kaufman, Minnesota IT Services
Renee Heinbuch, Washington County/MNCITLA
Jerine Rosato, Ramsey County
David Berthiaume, Minnesota IT Services
Cory Tramm, Sourcewell Tech 

Content Committee

Tomas Alvarez, Federal Reserve
Tom Ammons, MN.IT – Central
Dave Andrews, MN State Services for the Blind
Susan Bousquet, MN.IT – DOT
Robert Granvin, Metro State
Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Shawntan Howell, Ramsey County
Jenny Johnson, Metropolitan Council
Millicent Kasal, MN.IT – Central
Ping Li, MN.IT – MMB
Chibuzor Nnaji, MN.IT – DHS
Mehrdad Shabestari, MN.IT – Central