Isha Workplace Health & Wellness Framework


Isha Workplace Health & Wellness FrameworkOVERVIEW OF ISHA HEALTH AND WELLNESS FRAMEWORKPAGEWorkplace Wellness Programs – A Business Savvy Investment2Current State of Health in America3Overview of Isha Health and Wellness Programs4Why Isha Institute of Inner-sciences?6Sadhguru and Isha Foundation7Corporate Clients Listing7Reviews7Appendix: Medical Research Findings8Isha Institute of Inner-sciences 951 Isha Lane, McMinnville TN 37110 931-668-19001

Workplace Wellness Programs – A Business Savvy InvestmentIn the current economic environment, corporations are challenged to increase marketshare and keep costs low, thus putting unprecedented pressure on employees to produce more with less. Most people spend more hours at work than anywhere else. Along sedentary work day increases stress levels and creates poor health habits, resulting in growing rates of chronic disease, thereby increasing the cost of health insurancefor both employees and employers.Introducing health and wellness programs in corporations serves as an effective toolto reduce corporate stress, sickness-induced absenteeism and employee turnover.Many companies are starting to realize the tremendous benefits of corporate wellnessprograms that promote the well-being of their employees, employers and organization in general.Isha Institute of Inner-sciences (operated under the auspices of the Isha Foundation)was established with the primarily focus of creating peak human physical, mental, andemotional wellbeing through the technology of yoga and meditation. Isha approachesyoga and meditation as a science and imparts it as a technology. The inspiration forthis scientific pursuit comes from Isha’s founder and yoga master Sadhguru Vasudev’smastery over the mechanisms of life, stemming from his yogic lineage tracing backthousands of years. Organically created from an authentic source, Sadhguru’s scientifically structured wellness programs are rooted in the purity of yoga and delivered in acontemporary manner.Isha’s health and wellness solutions - designed to alleviate stress - are simple, powerful, and most importantly, relevant to today’s fast paced corporate environment. Itslow cost, highly effective, practical, down to earth, and easy to learn wellness programs can easily be integrated - without continuous reinforcement - in the employee’sworkday. Regular practice can bring about the following: Improved productivityHigher focus and clarityIncrease in employee commitmentImproved sense of being a teamImproved morale & attitudeDecreased absenteeismDecreased turnoverIsha Institute of Inner-sciences 951 Isha Lane, McMinnville TN 37110 931-668-19002

Current State of Health in AmericaThe cost of healthcare is one of the top social and economic problems facing Americans today. The rising cost of medical care and health insurance is impacting the livelihood of many Americans in one way or another. Health care costs fora family of four have doubled in less than a decade from 9,235 in 2002 to over 19,000 in 2011.Family Healthcare Costs RisingSource: 2011 Milliman Medical Index 19,393 20,000 15,000 10,000 50002002200320042005200620072008200920102011 One of the most expensive aspects of health care is the treatment of chronic diseases. It will behard to make insurance affordable without changing how chronic disease is treated. are-statistics.htm) Healthcare expenditures in the United States exceed 2 trillion a year. (Source: Centers forMedicare & Medicaid Services, Office of the Actuary, National Health Statistics Group) 75% percent of total health care spending in the United States in 2007 went towards the treatmentof chronic diseases, such as diabetes and asthma. (Source: CMS) Approximately half of all chronic diseases are linked to preventable problems (Source: CDC).Stress is a major contributor to chronic disease. Numerous studies have shown that when patients with chronic diseases focus on their health andget involved in their own care, their health improves and health expenses decrease.Because of the rising cost of the treatment of chronic disease, there is a growing interest in self-management programs,making self-care an inevitable and critical component of healthy living. As a result, there is a fundamental need toempower patients, caregivers and corporate professionals with appropriate tools and technologies to manage chronicconditions, which not only has a direct impact on the per capita health care cost, but more importantly, enhances thequality of life.For those whose professional lives are spent caring for others, its significance is magnified. Observations from researchhave shown that health care professionals may overlook their own needs for self-care and those of their peers. Overtime, this can lead to mistakes, health problems, compassion-fatigue, and burnout.Introducing Yoga and Meditation in the work place can bring much needed relief from elevated stress levels andits undesirable impact on the human system. Twenty minutes per day of meditation and yoga can lower feelingsof stress and improve sleep quality in sedentary office employees (Source: 4114102.htm)Isha Institute of Inner-sciences 951 Isha Lane, McMinnville TN 37110 931-668-19003

Overview of Isha Health and Wellness FrameworkYoga has been practiced for more than 5,000 years, and currently close to 11 million Americans are enjoying its healthbenefits (Source: fits-of-yoga). Yoga is a technology to bringthe body and mind to the peak of their capabilities allowing one to live life to the fullest. Described briefly below areIsha’s corporate health and wellness solutions.Meditation on the Go (60 - 90 minute session)As an introduction to meditation, this 60-90 minute session can be conducted as a lunch and learn or as a workshop presentation. Isha Kriya is a very simple15 minute meditative practice that involves the use of breath andthought to experience a meditative state and can be practiced at anytime, anywhere. This program is accreditedby the Annenberg Center with 1 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for Physicians, Nurses, Physician Assis-ADVANTAGES Introduces a simple practice that can beeasily incorporated into your daily routine Experiential in nature Benefits are immediate and sustained Requires little time commitment on a daily basis No special conditions Requires no lifestyle changesBENEFITS Brings a state of relaxation Enhanced Clarity Regular practice decreases stress andpromotes a general state of wellbeing* Isha Kriya does not require physical agility or prior experience of yoga and is suitable for persons of all ages and physical abilities.“Isha Yoga – One Day Workshop”This interactive workshop allows for a more in-depth exploration of yoga and meditation. It can be offered at an offsite location where participants can enjoy both indoor andoutdoor sessions. Learn yoga asanas – simple postures thatbalance the system, as well as kriya and meditation andexplore the role that food plays in one’s health.ADVANTAGES Simple physical asanas or yoga postures thatrequire no previous experience with yoga. Conscious breathing techniques bringing aboutphysiological changes in terms of health. Interactive, fun-filled group activities thatfacilitate relaxation and flexibility.BENEFITS Brings relaxation to both body and mind Increased energy thoughout the day Promotes internal balance Improves overall healthIsha Institute of Inner-sciences 951 Isha Lane, McMinnville TN 37110 931-668-19004

“Yoga is the science of activating your inner energies in such a way that your body, mind andemotions function at their highest peak. When your body and mind function in a completely different state of relaxation and a certain level of blissfulness, you can be released from so manythings that most people are suffering from.” - Sadhguru Vasudev“Inner Engineering”Inner Engineering is an opportunity to engineer an inner transformation that deepens your perception of the very wayyou look at your life, your work, and the world you inhabit. An authentic program for self-empowerment and personalgrowth, the course opens up the possibility of living life to your fullest human potential - a potential modern physicistsand psychologists say is almost unlimited. Especially those seeking professional and personal excellence, this programoffers keys for meaningful and fulfilling relationships at work, home, community, and most importantly within one’s self.Once given the tools to rejuvenate, people can optimize all aspects of health, inner growth and success.Benefits of Inner Engineering experienced by millions for over 25 years include: Eliminate stress, fear and anxiety Improve communication & inter-personal relationships Enhanced mental clarity, emotional balance & productivity Find relief from chronic ailments such as allergies, insomnia, hypertension, diabetes, and obesity Find relief from addictions Achieve inner peace, joy and fulfillment 10.5-26 hours of CME (AMA PRA Category 1TM) credits for physicians and medical professionalsInner Engineering is offered in 2 formats - “Live” or OnlineLIVE FORMAT WITH SADHGURUInner Engineering is offered as a weekend programconducted by none other than Sadhguru Vasudev. Participants have the unique and rare opportunity of being in hispresence and experiencing the program in a comprehensiveformat with support from Sadhguru and trained volunteers.ONLINE FORMATThe online course offers seven 90-minute modules,with Sadhguru. The online session includes a personalized workbook, and access to a treasure troveof video questions and answers addressing varioustopics. Participants have the flexibility of completingthe online program at their own pace and in their ownspace.Isha Institute of Inner-sciences 951 Isha Lane, McMinnville TN 37110 931-668-19005

Why Isha Institute of aYIshoEnhanced focus, clarity, memory & Inner Engineering: Live/Online FormatIsha Institute of Inner-sciences (operated under the auspices of the Isha Foundation) is a non profit, non religious,internationally known public service organization that offers simple, powerful and cost effective health and wellness solutions to individuals and corporations through the technology of yoga and meditation. For over 25 years,Isha has been helping millions of individuals regain their natural state of health and well-being, inner peace, andfreedom through powerful yoga programs. Isha provides a comprehensive health and wellness solution frameworkderived from the ancient science of yoga and meditation, which has been proven to relieve stress induced chronicconditions leading to a joyous and balanced life. Isha’s unique advantages include: Imparting Yoga and Meditation as a science/technology, not as an esoteric philosophy. Practitioners can clearly see and track – with regular practice - the ‘before’ and ‘after’ statesin terms of their health, body, mind, emotions and relationships. International organization operating in 150 US city-based centers. Trained teachers in each of the 150 city based centers to help practitioners with theirpractices. Onsite support provided for corporations. Monthly gathering for practitioners to meet, meditate and share a meal. Childcare (at practitioner’s cost) offered to enable more people to attend these monthlygatherings. Supported by a network of over 2 million unsalaried volunteers worldwide.Isha Institute of Inner-sciences 951 Isha Lane, McMinnville TN 37110 931-668-19006

About Sadhguru and Isha Institute of Inner-sciencesSadhguru is a yogi, international thought leader, humanitarian and the founder of the Isha Institute of Inner-sciences located in McMinnville, Tennessee. Sadhguru works tirelessly towardthe physical, mental, and inner wellbeing of all. With speaking engagements that take himaround the world, he is widely sought after by prestigious global forums to not only speakabout yoga and meditation but also to address issues as diverse as business values, humanrights, social, environmental and existential issues. He has been a delegate to the UnitedNations Millennium World Peace Summit, a special invitee to the Australian LeadershipRetreat, Tallberg Forum, Indian Economic Summit and the World Economic Forum in Davos.Isha Institute of Inner-sciences was founded by Sadhguru as a non-profit, non-religious organization dedicated to cultivating human potential through the application of ancient yogicknowledge. The organization serves as a thriving model for human empowerment, community revitalization and environmental stewardship. Its activities are designed to create aninclusive culture that is the basis for global harmony and progress.Our corporate engagements include:General Motors, Daimler Chrysler, Pfizer, Philips, Microsoft, Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), World Presidents’Organisation (WPO), Young Presidents’ Organisation (YPO), Braun, Ford, Citibank, Infosys, Suzlon, Titan, Tata,Alcatel Lucent, Google, London Business School, IMD Business School (Lausanne), Apax Partners (Private EquityFirm), Everton Football Team, Beaumont Hospital, Henry Ford Health System, and many more.Reviews“The Inner Engineering Program was fun,interesting, and informative. My severe allergies and acid reflux I suffered since childhood completely vanished, my cholesteroldropped 35 points, and my blood pressuresignificantly reduced. During only 6 monthsof practice, I became calm and focused andlost 45 pounds.”Michael Gremley, CEO, Voice Prism, IL“I had high blood pressure and migraineheadaches for years, and I never treatedthem. But Inner Engineering p

Isha’s health and wellness solutions - designed to alleviate stress - are simple, power - ful, and most importantly, relevant to today’s fast paced corporate environment. Its low cost, highly effective, practical, down to earth, and easy to learn wellness pro - grams can easily be integrated - without continuous reinforcement - in the employee’s workday. Regular practice can bring about .