YOL Mindful
Beginning March 2020

Today’s leaders are facing a rapidly changing business landscape with greater uncertainty than ever before. Many top CEOs are recognizing that mindfulness is a leadership “superpower” that enables the focus, wisdom and creativity to meet this new world.


Beginning in late 2019, YOL is introducing the first-of-its-kind, yearlong Mindful Leadership Cohort Experience.

This blended experiential curriculum incorporates many of the challenges executive and emerging leaders face on a daily basis and ignites growth through the exploration and practice of mindfulness and peer learning.

YOL’s distinct approach to development integrates mindfulness-based service, promotes ease and “flow,” thus creating the optimal state for learning, reflection and connection.

Individual and team metrics give you an opportunity to track your own growth, as well as your team’s progress throughout and following the program.

The experience takes place over the course of a year, and includes quarterly two-day retreats, six online moderated sessions, and a curriculum of self-directed learning.

Key themes of the Mindful Leadership Cohort Experience include:

  • Learning neuroscience principles that guide how we lead and communicate
  • Exploring mindfulness, presence, and the value of embodiment
  • Aligning your authentic style with emerging leadership models of the future
  • Navigating change with steadiness and transparency
  • Activating the power of joy and intrinsic satisfaction at work
  • Increasing compassion, performance and productivity


The YOL experience delivers the knowledge you need—about your brain, nervous system and communication patterns—to empower you to show up as a leader who acts in alignment with your values.

The skill to respond intentionally (rather than react unconsciously) is developed through awareness and practice with peers.

Thinking about change is very different than enacting it, which takes many cycles of experience to build this “executive function.” By learning to regulate the nervous system, leaders can better focus in a high-intensity workplace culture, and adapt to marketplace changes.

Cohort members will learn how to more effectively:

Develop Awareness

Enhance management of personal and professional stress

Reduce Reactivity

Increase responsiveness in the moment of choice

Implement Strategy

Make your leadership vision and commitments a living reality


Increase Trust

Gain the rewards of building trust within your team and organization

Deepen Relationships

Create meaningful connections within the cohort with lasting benefits


Sample Course Schedule


Mar 27-29 2020
Indian Springs Resort, Calistoga, CA
  • Online Intro Session
  • Retreat 1: The Neuroscience of Leadership & Relationship
  • Online Session 1: “Vantage Points” Exercise

Q2 2020
(exact dates/venue TBD)
  • Retreat 2: Deep Dive into Mindfulness Origins,Experience and Benefits
  • Online Session 2: “Values & Core Commitments” Exercise

Q3 2020
(exact dates/venue TBD)
  • Retreat 3: Bringing Joy to Work—Exploring the Power of Intrinsic Satisfaction
  • Online Session 3: “Structuring Success Within” Exercise

Q4 2020
(exact dates/venue TBD)
  • Retreat 4: Change Leadership & Mindful Communication
  • Online Session 4: “Activating Your Archetypes” Exercise

Q1 2021
(exact dates/venue TBD)
  • Online Session 5: Reflections and Next Steps on the Journey
  • Single-Day Retreat: Synthesis & Closing Celebration




01 Included in the program

  • 4 quarterly 2-day retreats and 1 single-day retreat
  • 6 moderated online learning sessions
  • 25 hours of YOL’s signature Mindful Leadership Cohort curriculum
    Online curriculum, housed learning assets (e.g. articles, videos, guides, book chapters, and a managed discussion forum)
  • Optional daily yoga and meditation sessions to recharge body and mind
  • Accommodations for 2 days and nights at each face-to-face gathering
  • Optional coaching packages for individuals and teams.

02 Cost

All inclusive price/person includes all programming, materials, room and board for quarterly retreats at Indian Springs Resort, in Calistoga, CA and Olema House, in Olema, California. Contact cohort@yoltrips.com or 415.480.4676 for more specific pricing.

03 Accommodations

Quarterly retreats will be held at Indian Springs Resort, a majestic resort in beautiful Calistoga, California, about an hour’s drive from SFO and at Olema House, in West Marin County, rated the #1 hotel in Northern California for 2019 by Conde Naste Traveler. Premium accommodations will be offered as a supplement. Shared accommodations will be offered as a discount.

A social impact company, YOL delivers transformative learning experiences that combine wellness and service engagement as a foundation for leadership and executive development.

The Mindful Leadership Cohort Experience may be right for you or your team if:
  • You’re ready to evolve your leadership practices.
  • You’re working to align your actions as a leader with your company’s values and/or culture.
  • You value learning experiences with an outstanding group of peers.
  • Your team or organization is experiencing change and you want to be prepared to guide them.
  • You know deep inside it’s time to take a more holistic and mindful approach to how you lead.
Interested? Email cohort@yoltrips.com or call 415.480.4676 to
schedule a discovery meeting today.

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