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Corporate & Workplace Wellness

Virtual Wellness Classes, Talks, and Experiences

Elevate your company’s wellness programming with classes and talks to help your team:

  • manage stress and stressors

  • manage and avoid burnout

  • become more productive

  • better manage emotions

  • improve self-accountability

  • improve relationships and collaboration

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. His clients include Microsoft, Meta, Cisco, TaskRabbit, Eli Lilly, HP, Kaiser Permanente and more!

 

Schedule a FREE 30-minute Workplace Wellness Chat

or email him with questions

Wellness Classes

Below is a menu of corporate and workplace wellness experiential classes that are great for regular weekly, biweekly, and monthly programming, as well as one-off classes.

Most of these classes can be lengthened or shortened to meet your needs.

No prior experience necessary for any of these sessions.

Experiential Wellness Classes

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Guided 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. (more info)

Sample Session

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Yoga Classes (all levels)

(30-90 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. 

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Sample Session

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Office Chair Yoga Classes

(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 at your desk and can fit into anyone's lunch hour.

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Sample Session

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Stand & Stretch Break

(15 minutes)

 

Take a quick break from your seat to Stand & Stretch! This guided stretching session will help wake you up, improve your mood, release tension in your body, and counteract the physiological effects of sitting. These yoga-informed practices are tools for you to use in your daily life to support your wellness journey. No special clothing, equipment, or experience required.

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Breathing Techniques to Manage Stress

(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.

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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.

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Sample Session

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Restorative Yoga @ Home Classes

(45-60 minutes)

 

Restorative Yoga is a passive form of yoga that helps to release the accumulation of tension in the body through long-held and supported postures. Using common items from around the house to support themselves with, participants will feel relaxed, restored, and refreshed after one of these sessions. 

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Sample Session

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Mindful Writing Sessions

(30-45 minutes)

 

Mindfulness meditation and journaling is a great way to help bring clarity to the mind and to organize our thoughts. In this experience, participants will be led through a brief mindfulness meditation where they will be given a writing prompt. They'll then have time to write freely on the topic, unstopped. We'll end the session with a short discussion about the insights they gained and paths forward with that information.  

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Sample Session

Wellness Talks

Mindfulness @ Work Talks & Workshops

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 work life. These specialized talks include PowerPoint slides, group interactions, guided meditations, and Q&A. 

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M@W: The Key to Mindfulness

(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 "intro to meditation" talk features two-to-three different opportunities to practice meditation, proving to participants just how accessible this wellness practice can be.

 

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Mindful Communication @ Work 

(45-60 minutes)

 

This talk 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. (more info)

Watch the trailer for this talk

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Mindfulness in Action @ Work

(45-60 minutes)

This talk 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. (more info)

Watch the trailer for this talk

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M@W: 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. (more info)

Watch the trailer for this talk

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M@W: Mindful Breathing to Regulate Stress

(30-60 minutes)

 

Based on Jerry’s book, Essential Pranayama: Breathing Techniques for Balance, Healing, and Peace, this talk and 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.

 

(more info)

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Self-Leadership @ Work 

(60-90 minutes)

 

In this workshop, Jerry introduces a new way of looking at your mind where YOU become the leader of your mind, instead of being pulled and pushed by your reactivity and desires. You’ll learn that even when you’re less skillful, you’re still a good person. You will also become aware of an aspect of your consciousness that isn’t affected by the trials and tribulations of life and learn to identify more with that sense of Self. All of this awareness will help you to show up better for yourself, your coworkers, friends and family, and your career. (more info)

Watch the trailer for this talk

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Busting Burnout @ Work 

(60-90 minutes)

 

In this workshop, Jerry explains burnout from the physiological and psychological level, helping folks to understand why we burnout, how to prevent it, and how to consciously recover when burnout has already set in. Two different written exercises will help attendees understand their own relationship to burnout and how to create a more harmonious life where burnout is less likely.

 

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Mental Wellness & Self-Care

(60-90 minutes)

 

Mindfulness practices have proven to be useful tools in managing mental health for centuries. Building awareness around your thoughts and actions, along with your met and unmet needs, will help you to make positive changes in your life, boosting your mental resilience. The information and self-care practices presented will help you deepen your understanding of yourself and give you ongoing support to create healthy mindsets. Jerry uses these same interventions to support clients on their mental health journeys.

 

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Clients

Client List

Below is a non-exhaustive collection of wonderful companies who I've helped improve their wellness programs through wellness talks, classes, and experiences.

Future Advisor

Gartner

Grabango

Greystar

Gtt

Hood Container Corporation

Houzz

HP

In Stride

Inkling

ISSA (International Sports
Sciences Association)

IXL Learning

JETPUBS

Johnson Controls

Kaiser Permanente

Lemonade

Lighthouse Lab Services

Marine Credit Union

Matern Law Group

Matik

MCIC Vermont, LLC

Meta

Microsoft

Miles & Stockbridge, P.C.

Mindbody

Morrison Foerster

Offor

OpenText Corp

Ortho Marketing

OS National

Pfizer

PFS 

PNC

3Q Digital
Accenture
Activision
Acumen Solutions
AKASA, Inc
Amplify Consulting Partners
Aptus Court Reporting

Arcadia

Ascena Retail
Avail Car Sharing
Bar Association of San Francisco

Beautycounter

BetterCloud
Blossom ABA Therapy
Bluecrew
Branch
Brighthouse Financial
BrightTalk

Burkland Associates

Capital One
Carolina Family Practice & Sports Therapy
Carr Engineering

Ceridian

Cisco
Connect LA

CourseStorm

Deepgram

Doppler Veterinary

Dynatron Software

Elektra

Eli Lilly

Epic Games

Figma

Prolifics

ProVision

Purered

ReadMe

RepTrak

Revco Solutions
RezStream
Rippling
Rose Bien Galvan & Grunfield, LLP

Securly, Inc.

Sedgwick

Shearman & Sterling

ShopPad
Smith College
SRA International*
Stryker Medical

TaskRabbit
The Meet Group
To The Market
Tropic
TrueLearn

Uber

US Bank

Vena Solutions

Verta, Inc.

Villa Restaurant Group
Volunteer Hub

Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease
WideOrbit
Wisq
Workers Federal Credit Union

Wounded Warrior Project
XL Fleet

*keynote speaker

Testimony

Below are some wonderful words current and past corporate clients have said about me and my programming!

Testimony
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"Jerry is of the highest caliber when it comes to mindfulness coaching and development. He has the perfect blend of empathy and impact. His partnership and guidance has been critical to the growth and development of our team. I would highly recommend partnering with Jerry on challenging dynamic, matrix organization and cross functional team building initiatives. In summary, Jerry is a beautiful combination of both artist and scientist when it comes to mindfulness and corporate wellbeing. He brings his expert skills and experience, along with his creativity and intuition, to guide you towards being your best and most authentic self."

                ~ Saralynn Mallot, VP of Human Resources

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“Jerry Givens has led a series of mindfulness sessions for our Business Development, Strategy and Ventures organization at Microsoft. Jerry’s sessions were extremely well received and we invited Jerry to come back to cover more content with us. Jerry is excellent at presenting complex concepts like mindful communication, behavior, and self-leadership in an engaging and approachable way. Jerry has an outstanding ability to connect mindfulness to real-world situations and challenges that we face in the business world. Throughout the sessions, Jerry provided a wealth of knowledge and practical tools that we could immediately apply to our work lives. Attendees left feeling empowered and inspired to incorporate mindfulness into their daily routine. His insights and guidance were invaluable, and I have no doubt that the skills and practices he shared with us will have a lasting impact on attendees’ both personal and professional life. Overall, I highly recommend Jerry's mindfulness sessions to anyone looking to cultivate a more mindful and self-aware approach to their work and life. His teachings are truly transformative, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from him.”

                ~ Julie Hamm, Director at Microsoft

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"We have used Jerry's services for many of our corporate wellness programs as he provides broad offerings for every employee level. As the team moved remote during the pandemic we needed ways to keep mindfulness and well-being as a pillar of our culture. Jerry and his virtual meditation, chair yoga and systematic relaxation became a part of our monthly company schedule. Jerry provided our employees with a safe space to focus on their own wellbeing and growth. From meditation to workshops, Jerry has been instrumental in enhancing and building our employee wellness programs."

                ~ Katie Combs, Sr. Manager, People Operations at Tropic

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"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 Singer, Strategy & Management at Uber

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"Everything went smoothly! Jerry was very engaging and resonated well with our employees, especially during year-end." (Self Leadership @ Work)

                ~ Nili Smallcomb, HR Generalist at XLFleet

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"Jerry is awesome!!!! He is great with my company, my employees love him, and I love his class [Weekly Guided Meditation]. He really walks people through a journey each time. Our wellness program is at a different level with Jerry being part of it!"

                ~ Kate Renner, HR Assistant at Inkling

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Guided meditation with Jerry was fantastic! He is an excellent guide, and we look forward to inviting him back.”

                ~ Brit Vasconcellos, Senior Operations Coordinator at RepTrak

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