Follow Your Bliss in the Workplace


Follow Your Bliss in the Workplace Today

When it comes to following your bliss, do you have difficulty to find out what you want? Did you know that when you focus on what you don’t want, you bring more of what you don’t want!  Let’s stop and take a minute to do a bit of guided imagery or even journaling.  If you have a few minutes, take out your notebook and write down some of your thoughts. I assure you, you will find this very relaxing and enlightening way to spend some free time.

Is it impossible to find a deep and honest answer to the question: “what do you want”? You are not alone! Many of us struggle to find out what we really want in life.

The time comes when it is easier to come up with a long list of what you DONT want than creating a list of what you are really looking for. That’s where creative writing comes into play.  Take a deep breath and let’s begin this visualization!
Imagine you have a huge bag full of ideas, situations, things, characteristics, images, etc. The bag has a never ending supply of every imaginable thing and thought. Now visualize yourself taking pieces out of the bag. Take one thought, idea, image, opportunity…. Have a look at it and decide if you want it or not. Make the decision as intuitive as you can. Decide quickly, you need to move fast to sort through all those possibilities in the bag.

Take one, look at it, decide, done. Then repeat. Take notes of the things that went to the “don’t want” list.  To help you I have come up with different ideas, images, situations and characteristics to help you with this exercise. Below is a random list of possibilities around teaching yoga.

Here is the list:
, Making money
, Comfortable living
Coaching others, 
Practicing yoga every day, 
Practicing yoga as you wish, no set times, Flexibility, Doing what is good for your family/community , Self-appreciation, 
Taking care of yourself
, Calming environment, 
Working for yourself, 
Passion, great health, 

Working for a non-profit, Creating value
Creating new ideas, doctors Alternative medicine, Nutrition, Ayurveda
, Acupuncture
, Quantum healing

Now, you can write up the above 30 possibilities on small pieces of paper then put them into a bag, jar or box. Or write them down simply on a piece of paper!  Feel free to add to the list above! Now take one piece of paper out of the container, decide if you want that or not. Separate the “want” and “don’t want” items. Keep on going until you worked through the whole list.

When you look at the “don’t want” items, you will have a pretty good idea what it is that you don’t want. And this will be a tremendous help in figuring out what you really really want out of your everyday life and attracting more of the same!

Clayton Yoga has been teaching over 13 weekly corporate yoga classes for more than ten years in the greater metro St. Louis area.  We follow our bliss everyday and love what we do.  Interested in having more of that energy in your company?  Get started with corporate yoga wellness and onsite classes today, contact Michelle at 314-630-1677!   

Clayton Yoga Teacher Training Offers Employment Opportunities for New Grads

utf-8''IMG_2825Clayton Yoga creates a “win-win” selection process for its yoga teacher training graduates.  Every year, Clayton Yoga hand selects enthusiastic and sincere yoga graduates to lead and teach corporate onsite wellness classes.  It’s great because graduate students are very excited to gain solid work experience while Clayton Yoga corporate clients benefit enormously from the new enthusiasm and individual styles!

Our Clayton Yoga Training guarantees that all graduates will be prepared to teach all backgrounds in any type of setting.  Sometimes our yoga teachers will lead a class of 25 students, while other teachers are perfectly happy with 5 or 6. Yoga privates at the corporate workplace is also very convenient for company executives.

We train our students and staff to create yoga sequences that are accessible for any background, level or ability.  This makes is super convenient for companies to bring employees together and have more fun.  Benefits of ongoing yoga are tremendous and include better sleep, higher productivity and greater teamwork!

Clayton Yoga currently offers 11 weekly corporate yoga classes will a staff of 7 fabulous lead corporate yoga teachers. This selection process happens when students graduate from the Clayton Yoga Teacher Training and express their sincere desire to teach corporate yoga.  While we cannot guarantee employment opportunities to every student, one of the greatest benefits of attending our yoga course is this opportunity to be selected to teach at one of our corporate onsite locations.

A great example of how well yoga can benefit a company is with the SAS Institute.  This world’s largest privately-held software company, reaps the benefits of wellness classes and boasts an employee turnover rate of just four percent, far below the average for the industry at 20 percent.  What does SAS do differently?  They emphasize the importance of daily exercise with a 36,000 square foot on-site gym and regular yoga classes.  (Source:

We consider our Clayton Yoga Instructors to offer the best yoga classes available in the corporate industry today.  We train our instructors to develop cordial guest relations with clientele and stay one step ahead exceeding employees overall satisfaction levels.  Additionally, we provide ongoing feedback, research findings, nutritional tips, and many other preventative wellness lifestyle support.

Most of our corporate clients have been with us for many years.  Anna Gall, Director of Employee Wellness for the St. Louis county began working with Clayton Yoga three years ago.  She has seen yoga classes explode with popularity and interest.  Ms. Gall says “Michelle and her staff are passionate about what they do and very respectful of each yogi who comes to class.  This is a great stress relief and low impact fitness workout.”

Clayton Yoga is well aware that every company is different and requires a unique and courteous approach.  We have taught collectively over 6,000 corporate onsite wellness and yoga classes in a ten year span.

In summary, not only do we offer fantastic yoga teacher trainings, Clayton Yoga also offers great opportunity to teach corporate yoga throughout St. Louis too!

Interested in starting a corporate yoga program at your organization? Setting up a phone consultation with us today can be the first step to a successful wellness program at your offices!  We can help you gather as much information as you like to see if this if the right fit for you. Just click right here to set up your consult!