Corporate Wellness Programming
Bring Jerry Givens' Yoga, Meditation, and Wellness Workshops into your office to provide your company with the highest quality in holistic wellness programming. These sessions are great for on-going corporate wellness programs and for one-off events.
In addition to teaching Meditation and Yoga, Jerry has a strong background working in corporate offices, having run operations and culture at startups, tech companies, small businesses, and in hospitality. His instruction comes with unique insight and empathy into corporate culture.
Jerry's past and current clients include TaskRabbit, Uber, Morrison Foerster, Inkling and more.
*Jerry is local to the San Francisco Bay Area and available for in-person regular or one-time sessions there. He can meet your wellness program needs from anywhere with Virtual Sessions.
Meditation Sessions (15-30 minutes)
Adding Meditation to your wellness program will help your associates manage their stress, increase productivity, and find peace of mind. Jerry will guide participants through a series of exercises to help them calm their minds and focus. Even the most wandering of minds will find peace through his guidance. Longer sessions also include some seated light stretching.
Yoga Classes (45-90 minutes)
Adding yoga classes to your wellness program will help your team to unwind and manage stress, all while supporting their physical wellness. Jerry's careful training and modifications will make yoga postures accessible to everyone, no matter their skill level or limitations. Locations could include conference rooms, multi-purpose rooms, or other open spaces in your office.
Office Chair Yoga (30-60 minutes)
Limitations to yoga classes in the office include: 1) having space and 2) changing clothes. Jerry has adapted a style of yoga practice that allows participants to stay in their normal clothes and still get the effects of a regular yoga class, all from the comfort of an office chair. This class is easily done in a conference room and can fit into anyone's lunch hour.
Guided Breathwork Sessions (15-30 minutes)
Similar to guided meditation, these sessions lead your team through different breathing techniques from the yoga tradition to create certain lasting effects on their bodies, nervous systems, and minds. Many of these techniques have been published in Jerry's new book, Essential Pranayama: Breathing Techniques for Balance, Healing, and Peace, and are accessible to beginners.
Systematic Relaxation Sessions (30-45 minutes)
Practiced laying down on a yoga mat (or blanket), Jerry helps to reprogram the accumulation of tension in the physical body and stress of the mind. These sessions are a journey into the deepest levels of relaxation while still remaining fully aware. Great for the midday slump or to recover energy during those intense deadlines.
During the COVID-19 pandemic and Shelter-in-Place mandates, all sessions will be presented live online via Zoom (or your choice of video platform). All offerings have been adjusted to be accessible to those practicing remotely and safety is always maintained. If you have a concern about Virtual Sessions, please let reach out to Jerry directly.
"After the [yoga] session, everyone was radiant! The session had a great balance of vinyasa, deep stretches, and breathing. I'd highly recommend you book Jerry for an event!"
- Paul @ Uber
Mindfulness in Business Talks & Programs
Below is a series of wellness lectures and discussions that integrate yogic and mindfulness-based philosophies and practices, like compassion, focus, and inner calm, into everyday worklife. These specialized talks include PowerPoint slides, group interactions, guided meditations, and time for Q&A. Read more below.
Meditation: Staying Mindful in a Distracted World (30-60 minutes)
In our busy and distracting world, it's easier than ever to get stressed out and burned out. Thankfully, there are healthy time-tested means, like Meditation, to manage and mitigate the effects of stress on your mind, body, and nervous system. In this talk, we'll discuss the neurological effects of stress, demystify Meditation, and learn how easy it is to bring Meditation techniques into your daily life. This talk features two-to-three different opportunities to practice meditation, proving to participants just how accessible this wellness practice can be.
MIB: Mindful Communication (45-60 minutes)
Mindful Communication looks into who we are "being" in our day to day interactions, including communication ethics to awareness of individual sensibilities (i.e. - introversion vs. extroversion) to ensure that what we say (and how we think) aligns with our personal core values. The goal of this talk is to give participants a new awareness and new language when it comes to self-accountability about how they communicate in the workplace (and life). This program is especially great for leaders who are looking for new ways to connect with their direct reports.
MIB: Mindful Behavior (45-60 minutes)
Mindfulness in Business looks into who we are "being" in our day to day interactions in relationship to our actions and how we show up, ensuring that our behaviors align with our personal core values and the concept of non-harming. The goal of this talk is to give participants a new awareness and new language when it comes to self-accountability about their behaviors in the workplace (and life), including mindful timing and how they can organize their schedules more mindfully.
--- Mindful Communication & Mindful Behavior are often combined into one 1.5-2 hour talk ---
MIB: Unblocking Your Creativity (60-90 minutes)
Unblocking Your Creativity explores the Creative Process from a philosophical and psychological lens, using both Eastern and Western models of psychotherapeutic understanding. In this talk, we’ll answer the questions “What is the Creative Process?” “What is Creative Block?” “What are the obstacles to a creative mind?” and “How do we overcome these obstacles?” In addition to the didactic material, we’ll experience a meditation that will help participants to better understand the concepts introduced.
Mindful Breathing (30-60 minutes)
Based on Jerry’s book, Essential Pranayama: Breathing Techniques for Balance, Healing, and Peace, this guided breathwork practice includes a breakdown of breathwork from the yogic perspective, taking into account biology, nervous system regulation, and the regulation of stress hormones. We’ll learn three different types of breathing techniques and their effects on your system.
"Jerry is awesome!!!! He is great with my company, my employees love him, and I love his class. He really walks people through a journey each time. Our wellness program is at a different level with Jerry being part of it!"
- Kate @ Inkling