ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
Melody AKA Frenchy - was born in Paris, France and came to the USA through a tennis scholarship.
Melody spent over a decade in the corporate world culminating in the position of managing director for a large international corporation. This highly competitive and stress inducing environment provided an excellent environment for her to utilize the meditation and breathwork lessons that she had learned on the yoga mat since early 2008.
Others in her office started noticing a huge positive shift in her attitude and performance at work and soon she was giving guidance on how to be more present, creative and focused by utilizing simple lessons of meditation, movement and breathwork. After some time, Melody decided to make a shift, follow her passion and dedicate her trainings to make Mindfulness easier to practice in the corporate world.
Melody has taught in several countries and practices around the world to deepen her practice and knowledge.
Jacqueline AKA Jax -
was born in Florida, raised in New Jersey and moved for the 2nd time to San Diego in April 2018.
Jacqueline graduated from UF with a BA in Travel/Tourism and a minor in business and went on to work in the hospitality industry for over 12 years. After some self-exploration time working in hotels + restaurants, yoga found her while living on Maui. (Little did she know that yoga would change her path and save her life more than once).
Yoga was clearly helping her feel strong in her body and quiet her mind. In 2007 she decided to take her teacher training and went on to teach part time while working full time at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach. Her co-workers saw something in her that was shifting and asked if she’d guide yoga flows to staff, quickly Jacqueline took the chance and became a sought out yoga instructor in Delray Beach and Boca Raton.
Opportunities presented themselves in 2013 and Jacqueline opened the first dedicated organic, cold press juice and smoothie bar in Delray Beach. She has since partnered with her sister Jessica and they’ve expanded to a holistic boutique, offering all natural and organic skin + body care products including supplements + superfoods.
Since returning to San Diego, Jacqueline is happily married and currently shares her passion of everything yoga in San Diego.
Why Offer Corporate Meditation or Yoga
By investing in an employee wellness program, such as on-site Yoga or Meditation classes, your company will:
Decreased employee turnover and Reduced absenteeism
Fewer workers compensation claims
Improved performance, mental clarity & Energy boost
Reduced stress, more positive meetings & employee interactions
Increased energy levels, creativity & productivity
Enhance company culture
How do you stand out when recruiting for new talent? - The largest corporations in the country, such as Nike, HBO, Forbes, L'Oréal and Apple all offer on-site Mindfulness programs classes for their employees. These and scores more of companies from start-up’s to Fortune 500 consider yoga and meditation important enough to offer classes as a weekly or even daily employee benefit. Give us a call, we will get you started.
Trained in the MINDFRESH Method - to date teachers are responsible for guiding over 22,500 moments of presence on-site at the world’s leading companies. (ie: L’Oréal, Yahoo!, Deutsche Bank, NY Times, Pryor Cashman LLP, Citadel, and Pinterest)
Case Study- Aetna
Article: NY Times on results of Aetna’s Yoga & Meditation Programs by David Gelles. “...those who have (taken on-site programming at Aetna) report, on average, a 28 percent reduction in their stress levels, a 20 percent improvement in sleep quality and a 19 percent reduction in pain. They also become more effective on the job, gaining an average of 62 minutes per week of productivity each, which Aetna estimates is worth $3,000 per employee per year. Demand for the programs continues to rise; every class is overbooked.”