Global Challenge Lab: Health & Well-being Activity – Stress Relief & Working Under Pressure

Tuesday 20 July, 9am - 9.45am BST
Learn by doing! Take the most out of this practical session on meditating for a healthy living.
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Learn by doing! Take the most out of this practical session on meditating for a healthy living.

About this event

Join us for a 45-minute Stress Management seminar incorporating theory and practice. In it we will guide you through various techniques which evoke the relaxation response, calming the mind and dissolving patterns of habitual tension in the body. These include mindfulness meditation, breath focus, body scan, restorative postures, and self-massage techniques (acupressure and Myofascial Release). No props are necessary, although we do recommend having a notebook and pen handy for taking notes. Some of our postures will be reclined, so you may also wish to bring along a blanket or towel if on hard floor and a cushion for comfort.

Here are a few tips to ensure the best experience:

  • Prior to joining, we ask that you please read and acknowledge our disclaimer.
  • Ensure you have a comfortable place to sit and lie down, where you are unlikely to be disturbed.
  • Wear loose, unrestrictive clothing that allows for easy movement.

About The Office Yoga Company:

The Office Yoga Company is one of the UK’s leading providers of corporate wellbeing experiences in the workplace and has served over 300 offices in 65 countries around the world.

Founded in 2017, we supply virtual and on-site yoga, Pilates, self-care and mindfulness classes to a wide range of organisations, including FTSE 100- and Fortune 500-listed companies, public bodies, law firms, and tech startups.

About the Teacher:

Anouska Shenn was first introduced to yoga at a young age by her mother and has kept a consistent practice for over 18 years.

Before founding The Office Yoga Company in 2017, Anouska studied economics and was a self-taught graphic designer for six years. She worked at various companies across London from fashion houses to international banks, and was involved in a number of design projects in the Far East. She also authored a book on graphic design.

In the years since, she has worked with thousands of office workers around the world, and her start-up has grown from a solo operation to a team of eight experienced instructors.

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (the “College” or “Imperial”) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. This privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal information about you during and after your relationship with us, in accordance with the applicable data protection legislation and the College’s Data Protection Policy.

Please find the Imperial College London – Enterprise Division Privacy Notice here.


Yoga is a form of exercise which includes physical movements as well as an opportunity for relaxation, stress relief and relief of muscular tension. As is the case with any physical activity, the risk of injury is always present and cannot be entirely eliminated. If you experience any pain or discomfort, listen to your body, and adjust the posture or take a rest.

Yoga is not a substitute for medical attention, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Yoga is not recommended and is not safe under certain medical conditions. If you have any concerns about your ability to safely participate, please first seek the guidance of a medical professional before taking part. By joining this session, you affirm that you are solely responsible for deciding whether or not to practise yoga. You hereby agree to irrevocably release and waive any claims that you have now or hereafter may have against the teacher, Anouska Shenn, and/or The Office Yoga Company.

Individuals who are at least 12 weeks pregnant are welcome to join on the basis that they have some prior yoga experience. Pregnant women less than 12 weeks and with no prior yoga experience are not recommended to join the class. Pregnant women are asked to complete a prenatal yoga class prior to attending this class.

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