How to set up an Ergonomic Home Office – a two part Workshop for Businesses

This two-part online workshop focuses on how to set up an ergonomic office at home to minimize pain from long hours of working on the computer.

how to set up an ergonomi home office

At the beginning of the corona virus lock down it felt okay to set up an office in whatever way possible. Many of us worked from the couch, the kitchen table, and in between home schooling. No one was thinking about setting up a proper ergonomic office space at home. After all, in a couple of months everyone would be working at the ‘real’ office again, in a quiet environment without many distractions. Or so we all thought…

The lock down has now continued for over a year and it also reshaped our ways of working in general. One day, many will return to the office. Nonetheless, many others will also continue to work from home as the work situation becomes ever more flexible. As we become more aware of this fact, we realize how important it is to invest time and effort into making our home office more ergonomic.

In this two-part workshop, we look at all aspects of how to set up an ergonomic home office. This ergonomic home office workshop guides working practices that provide good health and an increase of productivity. We look into the basics of posture, as well as back, wrist and eye care. We also explore the proportion of working while sitting, standing and walking; and the quality and frequency of our breaks. Furthermore, we examine the infrastructure used, such as the height of the table, chair, monitor, type of keyboard and mouse. The suggestions of how to improve office infrastructure include a diverse range from DIY ideas or cheap props to a glimpse of what is available on the market. The workshop is given via ZOOM and includes both mindfulness and practical exercises, as well as a short stretching session.

For Who:

This workshop is for all businesses that are interested in improving their employees’ work health and safety. Employees do not need to have any yoga or mindfulness experience to participate. Likewise, employees do not need to have any fancy office equipment at home. The workshop is designed to help employees create a better working environment starting from exactly where they are. It is limited to 50 participants.

Workshop Details:

This two part workshop is given on two separate days so that employees have time to integrate the information.

PART ONE: posture, infrastructure, quality of breaks (1 hour and 10 minutes long)

PART TWO: wrist care, eye care, general environment, questions (1 hour and 10 minutes long)

At the end of the workshop, employees receive detailed notes summarizing what we covered in the workshop with many links so that they can do further research on their particular office issue.

Corporate Base Rates:

The corporate base rates for the two part workshop are the following:

  • 350 Euro for the entire workshop for a group up to 12 people
  • + 5 Euro for each additional person

About the teacher:

Pinelopi co-founder of English Yoga Berlin

Beginning her yoga journey in 1999, Pinelopi completed a 600 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher and Vedantic Philosophy Training course over a period of two years in Valencia, Spain. For over a decade, she has worked as a full-time yoga teacher in Spain and in 2010 she founded English Yoga Berlin.

She, then, deepened her knowledge through studying Yoga Anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff . Meanwhile, she also studied with David Moore and attended several of his “Injury-free yoga” workshops of how to apply the Alexander Technique postural alignment to yoga poses.

Currently she is in her third and final year of studying with Jorg Asshof to become an Alexander Technique teacher.

Her ergonomic consultations are based on her knowledge of anatomy, alignment through the Alexander Technique, and a deep understanding of the body and mind’s needs through yoga.

Her meditation philosophy is deeply inspired by Tara Brach and especially the RAIN meditation.

Request the Workshop for your company:

Pleas write an email to discuss further details and dates for your company.

pinelopi (at) englishyogaberlin (dot) com

Read testimonials from people and businesses who have already received the workshop.