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I believe the readers of Magic City Morning Star will be fascinated and intrigued to learn about "YogaAnne" -- a phenomena quickly spreading across corporate America and into people's own homes!
Cheetah Learning, a highly respected and well known Project Management Training Company, has been designing training courses since the early 1980's, and is known for using slightly unusual but highly effective techniques, i.e. Accelerated Learning. Cheetah Learning's corporate students have been doing yoga in Cheetah's classes for over a decade. Cheetah was even highlighted for using Yoga in the classroom in the Hindu Times in an article called "a Whiff of Ancient Wisdom," (27 March 2002). Cheetah's flagship course is a four day, accelerated intensive preparation program which helps people prepare for a grueling exam to become certified project management professionals. Before Cheetah started with their program in 2001, the main option busy professionals had to prepare to pass this difficult certification exam was to study for about six months - and according to the Project Management Institute records at the time, 40% of them were failing. With Cheetah's approach, students do a series of yoga stretching and breathing exercises every ninety minutes that takes just under ten minutes to do. They learn how to do these same activities while taking the exam to keep their brain in a state of relaxed focus...and with an approximate 98% pass rate...it seems to be working! Over 50,000 project managers have gone through Cheetah Learning's program and many report back, even years later, they still use these same yoga techniques in their organizations to improve their productivity. This is clearly not a fad.
Last year, Cheetah embarked on a new effort. Seeing how many people were using their yoga approaches in their own workplaces to improve employees' well-being and productivity, Cheetah wanted to make this approach more available to the mass market. They funded the start up of a company, YogaAnne, who shares their vision. YogaAnne took on the mission of creating an 8-minute yoga program, which is easier to fit into a typical workday. Based on their extensive experience, they discovered this can be even more effective than hour-long yoga sessions. Incorporating several 8-minute yoga sessions into your day provides all the same benefits of yoga for your peace of mind and soundness of body as would struggling to fit several classes after work each week into your already over-scheduled life.
Why is YogaAnne unique?
YogaAnne worked with an award-winning cinematography team and skilled yoga teachers, called "yoginis," to create a highly engaging series of 8-minute yoga videos filmed in uplifting, beautiful outdoor locations.
They then found the best web streaming applications to deliver their 8-minute yoga videos.
As a YogaAnne member, you are able to download unlimited videos from the YogaAnne application on your computer or smartphone and follow along with the inspiring yoginis wherever you are.
You can also use their prescribed programs at various times throughout your day or to achieve various effects (such as "Energize My Day", "Make Me Happy," or "Heal My Back"). The app utilizes push reminders that allow you to set your own schedule for the day- it's like having your own personal yoga coach throughout the day guiding you through short series of yoga poses and breathing exercises.
With YogaAnne, there's no need to jolt yourself awake with an afternoon caffeine fix when you have a healthier alternative: any of their 50 videos will guide you through an invigorating, yet calming, 8-minute workout that has been proven to help with workplace focus and productivity.
YogaAnne has created different series of 8-minute yoga flows tailored for beginners, more advanced yoga practitioners, and people practicing at home or in the office.
The cost for a month of unlimited access to YogaAnne's inspiring yoga videos is about one-fourth the price of a monthly caffeine habit - and a lot healthier, too.
While these exercises are great for individuals, they are also a fun way for groups who work together in the office or virtually to come together several times a day for an activity that improves their health, outlook, and productivity.
Some YogaAnne members schedule group break times where they all do the 8-minute yoga flow that is right for them in that moment.
Incorporating several 8-minute yoga sessions into your day provides all the same benefits of yoga for your peace of mind and soundness of body as would struggling to fit several classes after work each week into your already over-scheduled life.
Marlene Soligo Bruce