Join YOL for a day of volunteering, connecting, and more at Forget Me Not Farm in Santa Rosa, CA on October 25, 2019
Our impactful single-day YOL Showcase experience offers you and your colleagues an opportunity to shed stress, have fun, and give back to an incredible organization. Through YOL’s mindfulness-based service program, everyone will learn strategies they can take back to the workplace to increase motivation and enhance performance!
When we welcome you at Forget Me Not Farm, an animal/horticultural therapy organization for youth, we’ll give you an immersive introduction to Mindful Service™, YOL’s approach to hands-on, socially responsible volunteer engagement, then dive right into a project. During this service experience, you’ll have a chance to practice new self-regulation and self-compassion skills, build team cohesion, and challenge yourself to engage in a new level of mindfulness in action.
We’ll break for a delicious, organic lunch and connect with FMNF’s Executive Director, Carol Rathmann to learn more about the Farm’s mission and impact in the community. Dr. Zanette Johnson will deliver a short learning session on Bringing Joy to Work to show you how to overcome the 7 Cs and show up as your full self at work. You’ll identify strategies to increase trust in your team—the secret to great leadership.
In the afternoon we’ll engage in a nourishing yoga practice, then close the day with a seriously inspirational connection exercise to deepen trust, strengthen compassion, and fortify teamwork.
Our methods are tried and true. YOL participants consistently report that they feel more able to create positive change in themselves, in the world, and in the workplace. You’ll head home with a taste of this potential and a new set of strategies for staying responsive and refreshed—strategies you can practice at home and with your team when you need to move from stressed to personal best.
Don’t miss this transformative experience! The $98 per-person cost includes lunch and a donation to Forget Me Not Farm. Want to come with friends or coworkers? Register three of your people and the fourth person attends for free!
ABOUT FORGET ME NOT FARM
Forget Me Not Farm is a program of the Sonoma Humane Society that offers animal-assisted and horticultural therapeutic activities to youth in the Sonoma County Foster Care System. Since its inception in 1992, FMNF has helped thousands of at-risk children and teens break the cycle of abuse. Learn more at forgetmenotfarm.org.
DIRECT SERVICE PROJECT
Provide care to the therapy animals and turn crops in horticultural therapy garden
Forget Me Not Farm, 5345 Highway 12 West, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Somatic Skills Practice
Intro to Mindful Service
Direct Service: Animal care and gardening
Lunch and Conversation with FMNF’s Executive Director, Carol Rathmann
Learning Session: Bringing Joy to Work
Dynamic Discussion and Closing
YOL delivers transformative experiences for professionals and teams that combine wellness and mindfulness-based service engagement as a foundation for leadership development. Drawing on evidence-based science, our programs are designed to elevate compassion, performance and productivity. Companies work with YOL to successfully accelerate the development of high potential talent, align diverse teams for success and prepare the next generation of women in leadership, among other use cases. Learn more at experienceyol.com.
ABOUT OUR FACILITATORS
Jason Gant, MA
A learning designer and facilitator with a specific interest in mindfulness and athletics, Jason has helped support healthy and inclusive communities, youth, workplaces, and teams globally. He is also a certified instructor of Search Inside Yourself, the global mindfulness platform developed at Google.
Jackie Richards, MA, Director of Service Engagement
YOL co-founder Jackie Richards leads program planning and service engagement. She is passionate about people and service and has worked with local and international communities for over a decade. She is also a Licensed Somatic Psychotherapist and yoga teacher.
Zanette Johnson, PhD, Director of Learning
Zanette is a facilitator, change leader, neuroscientist, and mindfulness practitioner who earned her PhD at Stanford in learning science and technology design. She helps companies and teams build adaptive expertise and use their intrinsic resources to solve unexpected problems gracefully and effectively.