14 employee wellness events in New York

Team Building events that also cater to employee wellbeing and mental health.
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Hi, I'm Laurent, cofounder of Spaciously and Frenchie living in New York.

We often get requests for team building ideas that cater to employee wellbeing and mental health. So, we put this curation together. Hope you enjoy it!

Yoga + Chai

Yoga + Chai is a magical experience curated to relax guests through a rejuvenating yoga flow, followed by a mindful meditation, and a community social hour featuring Noon Chai Co's Magic Masala Chai. The event activates human sensors through calming music, incense, and dim lights to truly captivate guest experience. Guests will be guided through a yoga session led by some of Brooklyn's finest yoga instructors helping them find balance and inner peace. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced yogi, our skilled instructor will provide modifications, optional hands-on assistance, and variations to suit all levels. Each guest is welcome to bring their own yoga mat since limited yoga mats are provided. Vegan and Dairy chai options are offered, as well as snack pairings for chai.

A woman pouring chai into a cup
🏷️ Price: $
30
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
25
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Create your own CBD herbal body oil

Experience the Art of Creating Your Own Healing Body Products! Join me for an hour of immersive learning as we blend your personalized 1-ounce body oil. Discover the benefits of various essential oils and CBD as you craft your unique blend using natural base oils. Opt for our 100% organic CBD oil infusion or keep it pure – the choice is yours! Plus, design your label, customize and package your creation in eco-friendly, compostable craft gift boxes, perfect for your 1-ounce rollerball or pour bottle creation. All while enjoying delightful Hibiscus turmeric ginger tea. Unleash your creativity and pamper yourself naturally!

A make your own CBD oil kit
🏷️ Price: $
30
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
20
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Yoga Class

As a certified Vinyasa yoga instructor, I will provide a 40-60 minute yoga session which will include meditation, aromatherapy, a sound bath and a sage cleansing. We provide sessions in person and online.

A person doing yoga in a park in New York City
🏷️ Price: $
50
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
20
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Paint and Sip

A private instructor will take your team through a 2 hour workshop on oil painting. All members will try to reproduce the same painting, making it fun to compare results! - No previous drawing or painting experience required. - All art supplies are included. - Everyone is guaranteed to leave with a painting they can be proud of.

A group painting class in New York
🏷️ Price: $
35
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
50
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Bonsai Class

Bonsai is the ancient Japanese art form of miniature trees in containers. It is an art form that helps connect us to nature. Through this process, it strengthens our spirit. This is why Bonsai can be a figurative mirror image of the grower. With an open heart and mind, students can start their own journey of personal growth through the art of bonsai taught by Bonsai Master Julian Velasco. Learn the artistic, philosophical, horticultural, and technical process of designing, planting, and maintaining your very own bonsai.

The bonsai participants will develop and take home are sub-tropical bonsai, so they are perfect for indoor apartment growing! With Julian’s guidance and supervision, students will learn how to prune, shape, maintain and repot their bonsai. Bonsai tools will be available for use during the class.

A bonsai class in New York
🏷️ Price: $
120
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
15
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Calligraphy Workshop New York

Beginner calligraphy workshops: learn the basics of calligraphy with a local expert.

A calligraphy template for a group event in New York
🏷️ Price: $
50
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
15
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Candle Making Workshop New York City - Grove11

Dive into the art of candle-making. Choose your scent, set your wick, and pour your design. Leave with a handcrafted candle, ready to illuminate and inspire.

Handcrafted candles of different colors are left to set
🏷️ Price: $
35
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
100
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Bracelet Making Workshop New York

Craft a unique bracelet from a variety of recycled materials and charms. Express your style, learn knotting techniques, and leave with a piece - either for yourself or a loved one.



The workshop is led by Jane, founder of jewelry brand nunchi. Upon request, Jane give an introduction to her journey as a NYC-based entrepreneur, including how to establish a brand and how to get started with ecommerce.

A hand covered with multiple handcrafted bracelets of various designs
🏷️ Price: $
50
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
20
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Chai Pop-Up

Whether it's an in-store pop-up or corporate event, experience the fusion of tradition and innovation as we serve aromatic dairy and non-dairy chai at our Pakistani-American pop-up. Dive into lively conversations about our unique chai brand, creating an upbeat, exciting, and social vibe in a cozy setting. Sip, savor, and connect with the rich flavors of culture.

A woman at a chai pop-up
🏷️ Price: $
8
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
60
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Traditional Tea Tasting

Prepare to embark on a flavor journey as you explore an impressive selection of over 80 teas sourced from China's rich historical terroirs. We're thrilled to showcase all six styles of tea, meticulously crafted by China's most renowned producers and heritage farmers.

Three tea cups seen from above at a tasting in New York
🏷️ Price: $
45
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
50
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Earring Making Workshop

Craft leather earrings using leather shapes in many different colors. Express your creativity and style, and leave with wearable art. Leather remnants are used for a minimal waste approach.

There is also the option to create additional small accessories such as leather key fobs and tassels.

Handmade leather earrings and other handcrafted leather goods
🏷️ Price: $
50
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
20
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Fragrance Blending Class

Uncover the secrets of scent blending. Mix and match essential oils to craft a signature fragrance that speaks uniquely to you.

Samples with perfume and ingredients to make it
🏷️ Price: $
70
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
80
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Terrarium Workshop: Sip and Plant New York

Create a beautiful wardian terrarium in this NYC terrarium workshop.

Gardening has been proven to reduce stress and boost well-being. Escape the daily grind and unwind in a tranquil green oasis. Our knowledgeable instructors will not only guide you through the process but also share insights about plant care, the fascinating world of tropical flora, and the importance of these ecosystems.

You can craft a one-of-a-kind terrarium that reflects your personality and style. Your living masterpiece will continue to thrive long after the workshop, serving as a reminder of your creative accomplishment.

This workshop encourages collaboration and creativity, fostering stronger connections among participants, making it great for team building and corporate events.

We provide all the essential materials, including the Wardian cases, live tropical plants, nutrient-rich soil, decorative elements, and expert guidance to craft your unique terrarium. No prior gardening experience is required.

Wardian cases, also known as indoor gardens in glass containers, allow you to cultivate a vibrant microcosm of nature with minimal upkeep. They're perfect for busy urban dwellers and plant enthusiasts alike.

To enhance your creative experience, we offer a variety of beverages, including alcoholic drinks, non-alcoholic drinks, and snacks based on your preferences, all included in the workshop price. Sip on your beverage of choice and enjoy delicious snacks while you bring your terrarium to life.

Our standard venue is included in the workshop price. However, if you would like to host the event at another location of your choice, we offer flexibility for an additional fee. Select from a range of venues across NYC, tailored to your group size and preferences, whether you prefer a cozy studio or an outdoor garden space.

If you'd rather stay at your office, worry not! We offer an on-site service with no additional cost. Our team will bring the workshop experience to your workplace, making it a seamless and hassle-free team-building activity.

Join us for a Wardian Case Terrarium Workshop and experience the beauty of nature without leaving the heart of New York City. Whether you choose a cozy corner of our studio or your office space, we're here to guide you on a journey into the world of tropical wonder. Book your workshop today and let the green magic unfold!

A group of colleagues learning how to make a terrarium at a team building event in New York
🏷️ Price: $
139
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
100
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Magazine Mandala

Unlock creativity with recycled magazines. Learn to craft intricate mandalas, transforming pages into mesmerizing patterns.

A variety of colorful handmade magazine mandalas
🏷️ Price: $
50
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
50
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Conclusion

There's many benefits in gathering in person as a team, even if only an hour or two, and do something other than work. These experiences should help create bonds as a team, work better together, and also improve employee wellness. If you enjoyed it, subscribe to our newsletter below!

Laurent Baillot is the cofounder of Spaciously - a platform of small businesses running events. A Frenchie living in New York, Laurent is interested in soccer, reading, and the occasional painting class.