Why support your team?
Over the last years there have been drastic changes in the work environment which affect how we now collaborate, communicate and connect as a team. For many of us these changes have been particularly stressful, anxiety provoking and emotionally draining.
Many of us live fast paced and busy lives – surrounded by a lot of noise, movement and constant stimulus. We are affected by challenges we face at work and in our private lives, pressure we put on ourselves, expectations and ambitions.
This can be exciting – and give us the buzz of an adrenaline kick – but it can also lead to high levels of stress and even burnout. Both affect our personal lives, our behaviour and performance at work, and our relationships with colleagues.
”In 2020/21 stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 50% of all work-related ill health cases.Health and Safety Executivehttps://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/causdis/stress.pdf
These practices also increase resilience, support physical and mental health and foster a positive outlook on life.
In my talks, workshops and courses I provide theoretical background and link topics to up to date research and insight from neuroscience and psychology. I offer practical exercises, actionable tools and techniques, and opportunities to discuss and exchange experiences.
I help people to:
Develop focus, self awareness, and mental stability
Increase productivity and creativity
Develop empathy and emotional intelligence
Adapt to change
Gain and maintain a positive outlook on life
Short talks (e.g. lunchtime talks) to introduce a topic
Workshop (1-2 hours)
Whole health and wellness days (4-6 hours)
- Ongoing courses
Regular classes (weekly)
- In person at the workplace, or elsewhere
- Live online (on Zoom, Teams, etc.)
Inclusivity, non-judgment and a non-dogmatic approach are crucial to my approach to teaching. In my work I’m aiming to be inclusive of all lived experiences across race, gender, age, religion etc.
I strive to provide a safe environment for everyone to learn and grow.
A toolkit for resilience: Resources and techniques to overcome challenges and manage stress.
Tools to manage anxiety: Explore techniques and practices to support yourself through anxious times
Calming the mind: Meditation, breathing techniques and simple exercises to feel less stressed, more relaxed and sleep better
Mindfulness to support learning, productivity and creativity
Effective working relationships: Empathy, compassion (towards yourself and others) and communication
Move at your desk: Quick movement and relaxation breaks at your desk
Cultivating presence: Foundational principles of meditation
General regular yoga sessions
Clients I’ve worked with
A voice from a workshop organiser
Isabell's Breath Workshop was a really valuable session in our team away day. It was a fantastic way for our remote-working team to learn together about practical ways to use breath to aid wellbeing. The team really enjoyed the combination of practical exercises and fascinating background on the scientific understanding of breath. Isabell has a real knack for bringing a subject to life and we all went away with some really practical ways to use this to manage our own wellbeing in both personal and professional lives.CEO, Heart of the City, London
I started my teaching journey in 2009 and teach yoga, mindfulness, meditation and related modalities at a senior level. I also train new yoga and meditation teachers.
I give talks and facilitate workshops and courses at the workplace – all infused with warmth, care and humour.
These can cover a wide range of topics including embodied practice, functional movement, the physiology of breathing, mindfulness and productivity, building resilience, managing stress, meditation and many other topics. I work with each organisation individually to create a bespoke session that can be offered as part of a health & wellbeing day, away day, lunch time talk or practical session.
I trained as a yoga teacher with Yogacampus and have taken advanced training with many international and local teachers. I also trained extensively in yin yoga and mindfulness with Sarah Powers, mindfulness and self-compassion with Karen Atkinson at MindfulnessUK, and trauma-sensitive mindfulness at an advanced level with David Treleaven.
I hold accreditation by the British Wheel of Yoga, Yoga Alliance, and the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.