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Yoga Club at Design Bridge Singapore

One of the great things about working at Design Bridge is our unique Studio culture and all the extra-curricular things we get up to. Here’s Mafalda, a Presentations Executive, to tell you about a little initiative she has set up in our Singapore Studio to promote health and wellness in the workplace…

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I’ve always loved sports and exercise, but when I moved to Singapore from Portugal I had to give up my gymnastics practice. Hence I decided that I wanted to get into yoga as I’d always enjoyed it. Handily, the DB Singapore Studio is located in a very yogi-friendly neighbourhood and I found out quite a few of my colleagues would go to yoga classes during lunch or at the end of the day – it’s a perfect break from a busy schedule, and a chance to relax and re-energise after a creative day in the Studio!

In addition, going to several classes a week can be quite expensive (and I’m trying to save money to make the most of all the amazing travel opportunities I have available to me now that I am based in Singapore), so I thought, why not gather a few of us and start a Yoga Club at DB?

I talked to a few people to see if others would be keen. After getting recommendation for a teacher and a successful trial class, we soon held weekly classes in one of our meeting rooms.

We’ve noticed that it’s much more cost effective for us to bring a teacher into the Studio rather than going elsewhere, and more people can also get involved because the room we use as our ‘yoga studio’ is literally a few steps away from our desks. It incentivises people to join the yoga classes and because we’re practicing with our friends, it’s much more fun too!

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Alice runs the club with me, and DB now sponsors it by contributing 50% towards the price of classes (it only costs S$10 per person per class, the equivalent of £5.70 in the UK), helping us bring a weekly well-deserved break to the team.

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