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Growing number of studies on benefits of yoga and meditation continue to attract attention from B.C. workplaces and institutions

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Students of the Inner Engineering Completion Program – coming to Vancouver May 27 and 28 – attest to the practical effects the program teaches

Vancouver: From easing the symptoms of breast cancer treatments to coping with stress and anxiety, the number of studies showing the benefits of meditation and yoga are constantly growing and organizations throughout Canada, including B.C., are taking notice.

According to the Carleton University’s independent newspaper The Charlatan, several schools across Canada, including Vancouver, have recently implemented mindfulness practices into school or after-school curriculum, some of which are being considered for the replacement of detention periods.

Vancouver-based consultants offer businesses the opportunity to implement corporate yoga and meditation specialized programs into the workplace.

The Canadian Mental Health Association has a Getting Loud for Mental Health annual campaign that includes holding yoga and meditation classes on site at workplaces.

And just last year, the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business publicly praised a one-month long online mindfulness training program that was said to significantly increase workers’ satisfaction, performance and their ability to handle stress.

Students of the Isha Foundation’s Inner Engineering Program are not at all surprised that schools, health organizations and workplaces are either implementing programs or at least talking about the benefits yoga and meditation provide.

Greater Vancouver resident and electrical and computer engineer Prasad Sristi, who is the analytics business unit vice-president of a U.S. based software services company, is a recipient of Inner Engineering who says the program has changed his life. Although already versed in meditative techniques, Sristi found the meditation taught during Inner Engineering to be the most effective for him as they gave him increased energy, he maintains.

“With my tough travel schedule and having to work with a global team across time zones, I’m very thankful to have this tool that enables me to maintain a sense of calmness in my internal world irrespective of what happens in the outside world,” says Sristi who holds a Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as a Master’s in Business Administration.

Physicist Alicja Kielbik says the Inner Engineering program had a dramatic effect on her life as well. Although accomplished in her academic pursuits, she was struggling with her day-to-day life. Before taking the course, she explains she was, “very socially isolated and withdrawn and was experiencing burnout and fatigue.

“I could sleep anywhere between 10 to 14 hours a day and still feel groggy when I woke up,” she explains. Since finishing the program, Kielbik says she feels more self-confident, she is physically healthier and is no longer socially isolated.

Classified as one of the world’s most respected and contemporary gurus, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, a New York Times bestselling author, advisor to the United Nations and one of India’s 50 most influential people, has offered the program to thousands around the world, who have reported feeling many positive results from the experience.

To attend the completion program and life-changing experience that will be offered at the Vancouver Convention Centre May 27 and 28, participants must first prepare themselves for it by taking the foundation’s online course that gives you the opportunity to intellectually explore the basics of life using methods that are the distilled essence of yogic sciences. The foundation defines inner engineering as “an opportunity to engineer an inner transformation that deepens your perception, bringing about a dimensional shift in the very way you look at your life, your work, and the world that you inhabit. It is offered as an intensive program for personal growth and establishes the possibility of exploring the higher dimensions of life, in addition to optimizing health and success.”

To register please visit:

https://innerengineering.com/ieo/newadmin/forms/megaSham.php

When: Saturday May 27 and Sunday May 28, 2017

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre

What: Inner-engineering completion workshop

About Isha Foundation

Isha Foundation is an entirely volunteer-run organization which has been dedicated to raising human consciousness and fostering global harmony through individual transformation. The Foundation has over seven million volunteers working at 300 centres worldwide and is a human service organization that recognizes the possibility of each person to empower another – restoring global community through human well being.

From its powerful yoga programs for inner transformation to its inspiring projects for society and environment, Isha activities are designed to create an inclusive culture that is the basis for global harmony and progress. This approach has gained worldwide recognition and reflects in Isha Foundation’s special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of 3 the United Nations.

Find Isha Foundation:

Online at: https://www.innerengineering.com/SadhguruLive/

On Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/innerengineering

On Twitter at: https://twitter.com/innrengineering

On YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/user/IshaInnerEngineering

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