Corporate

Practice to Pause

heather
heather berg

Show your employees you truly care about their happiness and well-being

Allow Heather to provide your employees with evidence-based mindfulness tools to feel more present, enhance creativity, performance and improve overall well-being in and out of work.

Heather’s clients have found that her down to earth approach to mindfulness, mediation and breath-work enables them to face challenges with a bit more grace. With regular practice you can improve your relationships and interactions at work and at home.

Featured Clients

bloomberg philanthropies
edge research
blakesberg & company
schlesinger group

Benefits

Employee Benefits

  • Less stress and anxiety
  • More energy and well-being
  • Increased focus, concentration, and creativity
  • Improved problem-solving skills
  • Improved communication skills

Company Benefits

  • Higher productivity and efficiency
  • Clearer communication and connection between team members
  • Lower absentee rates and employee burnout
  • A more positive work environment

How It Works

Depending on the needs of your company, the sessions can focus on any or a combination of the following:

Breath Work

Many of us live in sympathetic dominance, fight or flight. Breathing techniques are the quickest, most efficient ways to shift our body into a parasympathetic dominance, rest & digest. So, what does all this mean? Consciously controlling our breath through the nose in a slow, regulated way signals to our brain to relax and calm down. Breathing well is a vitality enhancing practice which scientifically mitigates high blood glucose, inflammation, and increases resilience in coping with stress, anxiety, anger and depression.

Heather will guide participants through various, easy-to-learn breath work exercises. After the first session, you will feel the difference!

Guided Meditation

I cannot quiet my mind. I cannot stop my thoughts. These are the typical reasons why people do not stick with a meditation practice. Heather will never ask her students to erase thoughts as that is asking them to do the impossible. As long as you are alive, have a pulse, you will have thoughts.

Guided meditation is a process of relaxed concentration. It can be done either seated or laying down in a comfortable position. It is perfect for beginners and those who have a hard time noticing all the thoughts and emotions flooding in. In lieu of sitting in silence (which can be uncomfortable for many practitioners), participants focus on the guidance of the teacher. You have an instant anchor for your mind.

Chair/Desk Yoga

Sitting in front of a computer screen for long hours often puts us in an unnatural, unhealthy posture that can create neck/back strain and discomfort. Productivity output and employee wellbeing, then is at stake.

Heather will lead participants through a series of breath work and meditation techniques, yoga postures that can be done seated or standing, all done right at their desks. There is no need to have the space to roll out a yoga mat! Chair Yoga is available for the complete beginner all the way up to the experienced practitioner.

Hatha Yoga
All levels welcome. This invigorating class is designed to encourage students to strengthen their bodies and cultivate the quieting of the mind and senses. Traditional postures are practiced while emphasizing alignment, core strength, flexibility, balance as well as breath control. Each unique class concludes with a silent or guided meditation.
Yin Yoga
All levels welcome. The Yin yoga practice focuses on the connective tissue (ligaments, joints and facia) of mainly the hips, pelvis, and lower spine where postures are held for several minutes at a time. On a physical level we create space in the connective tissue by learning to relax muscles; on an energetic level these poses stimulate the flow of energy through the body; on an emotional level we practice listening, letting go and connecting to our heart center coming into stillness to find peace within. This less dynamic practice promotes stress relief and a deeper state of meditation and relaxation.
Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra, also known as sleeping with awareness, is a practice of profound deep relaxation. This modality is different than meditation and more in line with a supported Shavasana: deep rest and relaxation, healing for the nervous system and a process of letting go to remember and connect with the unchanging part of you. All the while, the body and mind are at deep sleep yet simultaneously being aware of the surroundings. This is the highest practice of self-care for body, mind and spirit. This exploration will start with gentle movement and breath-work culminating with a guided Yoga Nidra practice. No (physical) Yoga or meditation experience required.
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