7 Top Virtual Wellness Activities for Remote Teams in the UK

Our selection of 7 top wellness activities to practise live stream with our friendly and experienced instructors

In an era where remote work has become the norm, maintaining employee wellness and engagement is more critical than ever. As office managers and HR professionals, it’s imperative to foster a culture of well-being within your teams, regardless of physical distance. Virtual wellness activities promote a healthy lifestyle, strengthen team bonds, and improve overall productivity.

If you have a hybrid model where some team members are based at the office and some are remote, livestream activities work just as well: people can participate in the same room in the office (from a conference room for example), while working from home team members can join via Zoom.

We are a remote-first company created during lockdown. We specialise in live-streamed yoga classes, pilates, and other wellness activities. Contact us for a bespoke quote!

We provide sessions on the following seven wellness activities: Flow Yoga, Breathwork, Desk Yoga, Pilates, Meditation, Gong Bath, and Massages.

Whether you organise one-off team-building events, recurring classes, or Wellness Wednesday activities, we've got you covered!

Our activities suit all fitness and yoga levels and can take up to 100 participants.

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1. Flow Yoga Class

What is Flow Yoga?

Flow Yoga is a type of yoga practised in most yoga studios and gyms across the UK. It involves a series of poses that smoothly transition from one to another, coordinated with breathing. This practice can be very dynamic, but it's also known as Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga. It's designed to break a sweat and build strength, flexibility, and mindfulness.

What Do You Need for the Session?

  • Yoga mat
  • Comfortable clothing
  • A quiet space

Benefits

  • Increased Flexibility: Regular practice improves flexibility and mobility.
  • Stress Relief: The synchronized movements and breathing techniques are excellent for stress management.
  • Enhanced Energy Levels: Flow Yoga can invigorate the body and mind, leaving participants feeling refreshed.

2. Breathing Exercises

What are Breathing Exercises?

Breathing exercises involve consciously controlling the breath to improve mental and physical well-being. Techniques range from deep breathing to more structured exercises like the 4-7-8 method.

What Do You Need for the Session?

  • A quiet space
  • Comfortable seating or lying position

Benefits

  • Stress Management: Deep breathing activates the body’s relaxation response.
  • Improved Concentration: Enhances mental clarity and focus.
  • Reduced Anxiety: Helps calm the nervous system and manage anxiety.

3. Desk Yoga

What is Desk Yoga?

Desk Yoga consists of simple stretches and poses that can be performed at the desk, making it ideal for breaking up long periods of sitting.

What Do You Need for the Session?

  • A chair
  • A bit of desk space
  • Comfortable clothing

Benefits

  • Reduced Muscle Tension: Helps alleviate the physical strain caused by prolonged sitting.
  • Improved Posture: Encourages better sitting habits and posture.
  • Boosted Energy: Short sessions can revitalise the body and mind, improving productivity.
Desk yoga virtual wellness activity

4. Pilates

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. It focuses on core strength, balance, and stability.

What Do You Need for the Session?

  • Yoga mat
  • Comfortable clothing
  • A bit of space to move

Benefits

  • Core Strength: Builds strong core muscles, which support overall physical health.
  • Flexibility and Balance: Improves flexibility and balance, reducing the risk of injury.
  • Stress Reduction: Offers a mindful, focused exercise that can alleviate stress.

5. Meditation

What is Meditation?

Meditation is a practice where an individual uses techniques such as mindfulness or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity to train attention and awareness, achieving a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. We provide guided meditation sessions by one of our experienced teachers for 30 minutes to one hour.

What Do You Need for the Session?

  • A quiet environment
  • Comfortable seating or lying position

Benefits

  • Enhanced Focus: Regular meditation improves concentration and cognitive function.
  • Emotional Well-Being: Helps manage stress, anxiety, and depression.
  • Better Sleep: Can lead to improved sleep quality and relaxation.
Gong bath virtual activity

6. Gong Bath

What is a Gong Bath?

A gong bath is a form of sound therapy where participants are "bathed" in the sound waves of gongs, creating a deeply meditative state. It’s an immersive experience that can help alleviate stress and promote relaxation.

What Do You Need for the Session?

  • A reliable internet connection
  • Headphones or quality speakers for clear sound
  • A comfortable place to lie down or sit

Benefits

  • Stress Reduction: The soothing sounds of the gong can help reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Improved Focus: Participants often report enhanced concentration and mental clarity.
  • Enhanced Relaxation: The deep vibrations promote physical and emotional relaxation.

7. Virtual Massage Workshops

What are Virtual Massage Workshops?

These workshops teach self-massage techniques that employees can perform at home. Led by professional massage therapists, these sessions are designed to relieve tension and promote relaxation.

What Do You Need for the Session?

  • Massage oil (optional)
  • A comfortable place to sit or lie down
  • Towels or cushions for support

Benefits

  • Pain Relief: Targets muscle tension and pain relief.
  • Relaxation: Promotes deep relaxation and stress reduction.
  • Improved Circulation: Enhances blood flow and overall well-being.

Conclusion

Integrating virtual wellness activities into your team’s routine can significantly enhance wellness at work, boost morale, and foster a sense of community among remote teams. Start by introducing a few of these activities and pay attention to the feedback from your team members. Remember, a healthy and engaged team is a productive team.

Ready to Elevate Your Team's Well-being?

Explore these wellness at work activities and see the difference they can make. Encourage your team to join in and create a healthier, happier work environment together. Ready to book? Give us some info and we will send you a quote within 24 h. For more tips on virtual team building and remote wellness activities, sign up to our newsletter and stay updated!