Testimonials for our Online Services
Executive Director of Dogs Trust CLG
“Umbrella Wellness is a wonderful organisation that works closely with Dogs Trust to support our staff in caring for themselves, so that they can continue to pour their heart and soul into caring for abandoned dogs. Laura and George are empathetic, kind people who offer a range of insightful, professional courses that I would happily recommend to any company, big or small.”
Sales Development Manager, LinkedIn
“Umbrella Wellness was an excellent service that I would highly recommend! They really helped me and my team through an unusual time! My team have all been working remotely since March and finding the situation hard and staying connected as a team was also proving difficult (there are only so many quizzes you can do). Umbrella Wellness yoga and meditation was the perfect solution. The team loved it! Many of us had attended yoga classes and guided meditation previously and Umbrella Wellness was honestly top class. Great classes, great teachers, great service”
Events & Office Executive, Survey Monkey
"We signed up for the Work from Home Package with Umbrella Wellness, where they have provided various sessions Monday – Friday from movement to mindfulness. As we are settling in to working from home for quite a while longer than we all thought, the team really appreciate having something to take their mind off work, keep active and learn something new. The team at Umbrella Wellness have been working really hard to enhance the programme every month by adding new sessions each month with even 2 sessions each day! Thanks for all you do!"
Culture & Capability Coordinator, Pernod Ricard - Irish Distillers
"We partnered with Umbrella Wellness back in April when we were quickly adapting our Wellbeing offering to ensure we could support our people through the challenging time of being launched into remote working and lockdown. Laura, George and the team were so quick to offer an online solution that we could easily deliver to our employees. With a mix of meditation, yoga, Pilates, HIIT, nutrition and financial advice, there really is something for everyone and with the additional benefit that each session is recorded, it means that our employees can join a session at a time that suits them. The fact that people could take part in the comfort and privacy of their own home, meant that many got to try something new that they may have been too nervous to try before in a more public setting. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend working with the team at Umbrella Wellness, they are always willing to listen to your needs and adapt their offering to fit. "
We reached out to Umbrella Wellness in March 2020 as they were providing a work from home package. We recognise that there is not a one size that fits all when it comes to providing support to staff members. That is why we have partnered with Umbrella Wellness and created our own wellbeing page with them. Their online classes use a variety of delivery methods from guest speakers, information talks, practical physical and nutritional demonstrations that allow staff to get information and support remotely. This approach allows our staff to join the classes that are most relevant to them. All classes are recorded and staff can log in at a time that is convenient for them.
The team at Umbrella Wellness have been working really hard to enhance the programme every month by adding new sessions and topics. The program has covered a broad range of areas which have been engaging, informative and fun! The ability to tailor the program to our needs has been fantastic and has been well received by our staff. Thanks to Laura, George, Dylan and the team at Umbrella Wellness.
Testimonials for our Pre-Covid Services
HR Generalist, Leinster Rugby.
"As a HR professional with an interest in health and wellbeing for the workforce and personally, I encouraged staff to sign up to Laura’s 8-week corporate yoga and mindfulness program.
What I really enjoy about the sessions is that the focus is different each week which keeps it exciting as you are trying new poses and learning different breathing and mindfulness techniques too.
I have been to various yoga classes over the past 10 years through gyms memberships and yoga programs but I have no hesitation in saying Laura is the best yoga teacher I have come across.
Her passion of yoga really shines through and her explanation of the poses/moves and personal attention she gives is excellent. Laura’s encouragement motivates you to push past your comfort zone leaving you feeling energised and proud of your achievement within the session.
From a physical point of view the benefits have been definitely been noticeable, personally each session has left my body feeling stretched, open and strong! I even think I’ve toned up and lost a few pounds :- )
I would highly recommend Laura’s program and hope to continue our corporate yoga journey together!"
HR Generalist, Digit Game Studios
"When we were deciding who to use for our corporate yoga we reached out to 5/6 companies, Umbrella Wellness stood out from the start and didn't fail to impress for the duration of our courses. The classes are a really nice balance between mindfulness and movement, each week can be as challenging or relaxing as you want it to be. Laura's instruction is clear and easy to follow and she really gave us the confidence to try poses that seemed impossible. The whole team are really happy with the course and would highly recommend Umbrella Wellness to everyone."
Marketing Manager, Effective Software
"The Effective Software team found it an absolute pleasure working with Umbrella Wellness over the course of eight weeks at the Effective Software headquarters in Portobello, Dublin.
Effective Software is a growing start-up which can often-times require long and stressful days in the office after which we won’t always make it to the gym or other fitness programs. Having the yoga class in the office saved us time but most importantly allowed us to “shut off” at the end of the working day in order to focus on ourselves through brief mindfulness training at the beginning of each class. Laura also maintained absolute professionalism while often times having to work around our busy schedules.
Laura’s course is both challenging and rewarding which encompassed a mixture of starter and intermediate yoga positions. Her ability to gauge our skill in the practice was surely one of the strong points along with her guidance and immensely positive influence. After the eight-week course had finished, several of Effective’s staff are now enrolled in yoga courses and some specifically with Laura’s Saturday class as well.
Effective Software will surely look to book another course with Umbrella Wellness in the coming months and years and we look forward to having them back."
Caoimhe Mc Kenna
Sales Manager, Google.
"We had the pleasure of having Laura Farrington facilitate a yoga and meditation session with Google employees where the feedback has been really positive. Prior to the session, Laura was very professional in listening to our needs for the afternoon and customised the session to suit those who attended. The Google team were able to switch off from the daily demands of their role and really relax during the session. We are hoping that Laura returns to Google again in the new year."
Marketing Executive, Carzone
"Laura came in to the Carzone office to run a yoga & mindfulness session in celebration of International Yoga Day. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the session, the feedback was brilliant. So much so that we are looking at running a weekly course with Laura. She is such a brilliant instructor, ensuring to give personal attention to each and every person in the class, ensuring everyone was pushing themselves out of their comfort zone and getting the most out of the class. The hour was over before we knew it, and everyone left feeling relaxed, stretched and energised for the upcoming week. I’m really look forward to the next session 😊"
Stuctural Engineer, O Connor-Sutton-Cronin
"The staff at OCSC have really immersed themselves in the yoga culture thanks to our instructor Laura. She is a very engaging, hands-on teacher, who really challenges a class and caters for all fitness levels. The progression of the class is great and Laura is always coming up with new and interesting ways to challenge the class. Corporate yoga is a great way to de-stress from work, take some time out of the day to concentrate on yourself and to stretch out after sitting at a desk all day. We have hired Laura for 3 yoga courses so far and will definitely be signing on to work with her in the future again.”
Talent Coordinator, Riot Game Studios, Dublin.
"Since the first class Laura has been an amazing yoga instructor. Her classes are challenging and motivating. For me personally, I joined a complete newb to yoga, five months on I have a genuine understanding and appreciation for yoga as both a fitness and meditation tool. Laura's classes perfectly compliment my existing training and I look forward to them every week. I am stronger and more flexible than I ever thought I could be and I owe so much of that to Laura knowing when to push us, but also offering the modifications for when the peak pose is that little bit too challenging for my level (although I know Laura will get us there in time!). Other participants in the class who are more experienced than myself have described Laura as the best yoga teacher they've ever had, and I don't doubt it!
Having Laura onsite in our office once a week is so valuable, it's so important to be able to take a hour out of a busy and sometimes stressful schedule to refocus. Laura's approach to yoga makes it easy for both beginners and experienced participants to enjoy and benefit from the class, which is great for an office setting as there is a mixed ability. We're looking forward to continuing to work with Laura and growing the class. "
Senior HR Coordinator, Regeneron
"George and the team at Umbrella Wellness were absolutely fantastic to work with. I felt I was in great hands from the get go as they were so responsive and helpful while I was organising my wellness day at work. On the day we took a Self Defence Class which was great fun. The instructor Michal Borek was excellent, he had amazing energy and while giving us useful tips he also made the class lots of fun. The team at Umbrella Wellness are professional, friendly, reliable and I would highly recommend using Umbrella Wellness when organising your Wellness Day at work"
If you are interested to hear more about Office Yoga, Mindfulness or Wellness days, please get in touch