We created Business on the Mat for likeminded innovators, businesspeople, and entrepreneurs so they can benefit from the tools of yoga and meditation. These instruments help us to build resilience to volatility and open our hearts to creating a better world through business.
What is Business on the Mat?
Business on the Mat connects likeminded innovators, businesspeople, and entrepreneurs once a week for an hour of relaxation and renewal on the mat. The instruments of Kundalini yoga and meditation—both central to the Business on the Mat practice—are powerful tools for coping and reducing stress, increasing compassion, and renewing our energy. The combination of these benefits helps us to build resilience to VUCA—volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.
Our course is taught virtually via Zoom by Bibi Nanaki, a world-renowned instructor of Kundalini yoga who is especially good at helping both newcomers and experienced yogis ease into the practice. This is not simply a yoga class, but rather a movement to help guide innovators, businesspeople, and entrepreneurs toward approaching crisis with resilience and compassion to creating a new world through business based in sustainability, inclusivity, and social justice. In this spirit, a portion of proceeds from Business on the Mat will go toward various social causes such as Kindernothilfe.
Business on the Mat was born in 2020 out of the Coronavirus crisis to help the May & Company community cope while also strengthening our team’s bonds and resilience. Since we live in an increasingly uncertain and volatile world, May & Company decided to open the practice to its wider community and other likeminded people over the summer so that everyone could benefit from the power of Kundalini yoga and meditation. Join us!
Business on the Mat meets virtually every Thursday at 18:30 CET via Zoom.
Cost: 12€, and a portion of all proceeds go toward social causes.
Upcoming Business on the Mat courses
Join us and take some time for yourself in one of our upcoming sessions. Registration is handled via Eventbrite. Once you have registered, you will receive details for how to join the course.
In the current series — The wheels of life: How to unlock our potential — we explore the various areas of our body that process energy from both within and outside of our selves. You will learn how to work effectively with these energy centers, harnessing the different positive effects of each of them. Each week focuses on a different area and how it affects us.
About the current series The wheels of life: How to unlock our potential
Our body has seven main energy centers. When all of these centers are open and uninhibited, our energy can run through them freely, bringing harmony between the physical body, mind, and spirit. You can imagine these centers like wheels of free-flowing energy.
Hence, these centers are an important part of how we cope with the energy around us. Through these wheels of life, the energy we receive from the outside is transformed according to the resilience of each of these centers. In our practice, we will help build resilience in our chakras so our body-mind system can take in and deal with these energies.
In the next eight weeks we will take a closer look at each one of these centers, ending with our full energetic aura as the eighth. We will understand how each of these wheels is related to a certain area in the body, emotions, and bodily functions, glands, and organs. You will learn how to work effectively with them, harnessing the different positive effects of each of them.
We will use the versatile techniques of Kundalini Yoga to balance, stimulate, and transform these focal points of our anatomy in order to feel more healthy, balanced, calm, clear, and vital.