While working in digital media, I settled into the norm of sitting up to 10 hours a day at a desk. After close to a decade of simultaneous sitting + stressing, the byproducts were chronic back pain, terrible body posture + insomnia. I couldn’t help but notice that the tighter my body became, the tighter my mind became.
As a last ditch effort to find relief, I started a daily yoga + meditation practice in 2008. Sometimes that meant sneaking out of the office mid-day, but it felt justified because my performance at work was improving. With less physical pain + mental distraction, there was space for the good stuff, like inspiration + creativity, to come through again.
I became fascinated with the mind-body connection + how it influences our work. In 2012, I spent a year studying at the Jivamukti Yoga School in NYC for my 800-hour certification. I also traveled to India four times in four years to study yoga philosophy + asana with masters.
The goal was to develop the most effective mindfulness experience to bring into the office, since that’s where many of us spend most of our time. Our belief is: if we feel great at work, we’ll do great work. When we feel great at work, we’re more engaged + our time spent at the office is more meaningful.
Based on lots of experimentation + focus grouping, Mindfresh became a hybrid of mindful movement (to improve body language + release physical tension), breathing exercises (to calm an over-active nervous system down) + guided meditation (to increase attention span). It’s intentionally designed to be accessible + relatable to the business audience + environment.
Our belief is: if we feel great at work, we’ll do great work. When we feel great at work, we’re more engaged + our time spent at the office is more meaningful.
We’re honored to have trained 25 of the best yoga + meditation teachers in our office-focused approach. Each of them has a minimum of 200+ hours certification from an accredited yoga school. They were hand-selected, and they’re awesome.
Mindfresh has now led 750 on-site mindful movement sessions at NYC + SF’s most dynamic companies. Our new digital content library features on-demand exercises from our highly trained, inspirational teachers.
In a world where our work and life continue to blend, Mindfresh is excited to be the leader in offering experiences and products to cultivate a “mindful workstyle”.