Why Great CEOs Do Yoga With Their Employees

More and more, leaders are being told to step out of their corner offices and engage with their employees. But one CEO says simply hanging around the water cooler or hosting annual company parties isn’t enough to motivate employees. Instead, David Inns, CEO of GreatCall, a provider of mobile health and safety solutions, takes his employees surfing two or three evenings a week and organizes weekly Friday yoga sessions.

In addition to improving the health of his organization, engaging in fitness activities with employees had a number of benefits for Inns’s company:

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HOW YOGA HELPED A TECH BUSINESS BUILD A HEALTHIER & MORE COHESIVE COMPANY CULTURE

I wanted our employees to live meaningful lives, both in and out of the workplace, and I knew from personal experience the impact that yoga had in helping me live my most fulfilling life. I was eager to share my practice with our employees and excited to see firsthand the benefits that my colleagues – and our company – could experience as a result of implementing it.

The idea quickly caught on, especially because of how accessible it is. You don’t have to be a great athlete, a certain age or body type to practice yoga.

— Lynn Herrick


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YOGA FOR BALANCE PODCAST 001: HEALING CORPORATE AMERICA WITH KATHRYN MCCANN

WELCOME TO THE YOGA FOR BALANCE PODCAST!

I’m beyond excited to introduce the new Yoga for Balance podcast! This has been a passion-filled project of mine that’s been brewing for quite some time. I’m excited to share insightful conversations with you, with some of the industry’s leading experts in yoga, meditation, mindfulness, nutrition, practicing yoga, teaching yoga, beginning a yoga practice, advancing your practice – and so much more!

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Aura Ambition : Hang Zen Yogis

AURA AMBITION is a series of interviews on female entrepreneurs who are passionate, determined and committed to building their own version of success by living life full of intention and purpose. This Aura Ambition post spotlights the entrepreneurial spirit and growth of Kathryn McCann, CEO of Hang Zen Yogis. Hang Zen Yogis is a corporate yoga and wellness company that coutures unique experiences for every type of workplace setting; proving the power of movement has no limitations!

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Yoga in the Workplace: More Than a Wellness Fad

Lynn Herrick, general counsel and CHRO at GreatCall, has practiced yoga for over 20 years and was an early advocate for the benefits of yoga in the workplace. Here is her journey to discovering yoga and the changes she's witnessed in employees since implementing yoga at her workplace.

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