Release tension, learn stress management techniques and recharge your team with our luxurious corporate wellness retreat that will take your team from stagnant to revitalized. Imagine an oasis where you practice yoga alongside your colleagues, learn stress reduction techniques you can take to the office and adventurous team building activities to establish camaraderie and synergy amongst the entire group, all while refueling with delicious sit-down meals that bring a new sense of community.
Say goodbye to hunched shoulders and unfocused work days and get ready to reclaim the vibrancy of your team that will come back to the office with a renewed sense of where they fit in the company and more connected to their work than ever before!
“Feedback from attendees was excellent!”
– Anne-Marie Maman, Executive Director, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council
Innovate in paradise
Step out of the hustle and bustle of everyday demands, and immerse your team in the beauty of nature at one of our hand-picked eco-friendly resorts. In a quiet sanctuary, your team can work together to tap into their creativity, refine the team’s mission and clarify deeper values.
On top of company refinery opportunities, we offer team building activities including, surf lessons, zip-lining, waterfall hikes and SUP tours to connect everyone in an exciting way. Give your hard-working team an experience of a lifetime they will truly appreciate, and take back to the office months after you’re back.
Choose from our domestic retreats in New York, Santa Fe, Los Altos Hills and Santa Cruz or our international retreats in Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Thailand, Hawaii, Bali, Fiji and the Maldives.
This retreat offers innovative ways to:
- Enhance company culture and cohesion
- Improve engagement, satisfaction and retention
- Boost motivation and clarify purpose
- Boost focus, productivity and efficiency
- Manage stress and regulate emotions
- Recover more quickly from setbacks
- Improve problem-solving, communication and decision-making skills
- Ignite creativity and inspire flexibility
- Improve overall health and wellbeing
67% of employees experience burnout.
– 2018 Gallup study
The 2018 Gallup study showed that those who reported that they very often or always experience burnout are:
- 2.6 times as likely to leave their employer
- 23% more likely to visit the emergency room
- 63% more likely to take a sick day
The 2018 Gallup analysis shows that 67% of employees report experiencing burnout at work (either sometimes, very often, or always). Those who experience burnout very often or always are 63% more likely to take a sick day, 23% more likely to visit the emergency room, and 2.6 times more likely to leave their employer. Tools for managing stress and boosting company culture to improve employee health and satisfaction is a more critical investment than ever before.
What’s more, managers report experiencing more stress and being less clear on expectations than those they manage. Given the critical impact managers have on company success, accounting for 70% of the variance in team engagement, supporting managers to reduce stress, clarify purpose, and boost leadership skills is a key move for teams and companies to thrive.
More companies, such as Google, Apple and Aetna, are implementing mindfulness programs on site.
Aetna’s analysis showed that implementing their mindfulness program gave an 11 to 1 ROI.
Mindfulness practices are evidence-based, proven to reduce stress, improve focus, and boost productivity, leading major companies from Google to Accenture to invest in mindfulness programs to uplevel their game. Aetna estimates that after introducing a mindfulness program, productivity gains alone amounted to $3,000 per employee, an 11-to-one return on its investment. What’s more, companies are saving big each year on healthcare and employee turnover related costs.
By hiring Mind Body Wellness Retreats, your team will learn how to bring mindfulness and its many proven benefits into the workplace. Specifically, our facilitators will help your team explore the role of mindfulness, self-compassion, and compassion in the workplace, and the contribution of these qualities to leadership.
Topics addressed can include:
- How can mindfulness enhance clarity in purpose and productivity?
- How does mindfulness change the brain to improve memory and cognition?
- What is the connection between mindfulness and compassion?
- What does compassionate leadership look like?
- How does self-compassion support effective leadership and recovery from setbacks?
- How can mindfulness and compassion be used to enhance leadership skills in problem-solving, decision-making, and communication?
- How can mindfulness and compassion inspire creativity and flexibility in the workplace?
- Are compassion and profit motives fundamentally incompatible, or can they support each other?
Learning to skillfully handle stress, regulate emotions (leading to emotional intelligence) and soothe the nervous system – these are some of the most powerful effects of mindfulness training. – Melli Obrien
Organizations needs leaders to do the inner work of mindfulness and emotional intelligence. – Marc Lesser
Problem solving, creativity, flexibility, and the ability to take criticism well are all skills that dream company teams are made of. In fact, 78% of CEOs recognize that these “soft skills” must be ingrained in a company’s culture, but many have no idea how to develop them.
Our retreats will offer your team the chance to learn key mindfulness and compassion practices to think creatively, have flexibility, exercise humility, and cultivate the skills needed to drive teams forward without burning them out. Learn the steps to recognize, develop, and foster soft skills resulting in a better return on employee investment.
Your team will learn about the neuroscience and physiology of mindfulness and compassion, and the fixes you can make at the individual, team, and system-wide levels to increase your capacity for compassion, all based on evidence-based programs targeting the development of mindfulness and the practical application of the skills of self-awareness, self-compassion, and perspective in the context of work and relationships.
Additionally, daily mindfulness-based yoga classes will provide an opportunity for your team members to calm their bodies and minds, and learn tools for stress management and regulating emotions. Refuel your energy reserves, and return home as a team feeling recharged and ready to work towards great success.
In addition to the programming in mindful leadership, there will be plenty of time for team building activities in the afternoons. Choose to adventure together on excursions such as zip-lining, surfing and nature hikes.
It is by cultivating self-awareness that we find our real power – the power to be present and authentic, the power to heal, actualize, and have a positive influence in our relationships, in our organizations, and in the world.
– Marc Lesserr
There will also be time each day for your team members to roll your sleeves up, put your thinking caps on and:
- Develop strategy
- Refine goals
- Clarify your mission
- Deepen values together
Equipped with new skills in mindfulness-based stress reduction and compassionate leadership, your team will leave ready for improved performance with a renewed sense of motivation, clarity, creativity, and purpose.
Investing in your corporate culture is a smart move for the health of your employees, and your business. As co-facilitator and mindfulness expert Leah Weiss says, “People who are valued, create value.”
Provide a memorable team building experience your team will thank you for – for many years to come!
Please contact Jaclyn at Jaclyn@mindbodywellnessretreats.com to book your team / board and/or to ask questions.