Corporate Mental Fitness: A practical introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation

Rio Otoya [Maya Dhamma]
Feb 8 · 3 min read

A simple, science based and device free approach.

Mental Fitness — Mindfulness Training with Google’s Launchpad Start in Miami, USA — March 2019.

About the Masterclass

The constant push for innovation and business success, if not managed correctly, can lead to unhealthy levels of stress and, even, burnout.

Turns out that the mindset of problem solving, collaboration and creativity is the same metal state of being mindful: calm, present, open to possibilities.

Mindfulness workshop at Dojo Bali co-working, Indonesia Jan 2019

This introductory session covers the core concepts of mindfulness and basic neuroscience of meditation. It provides guided practices (simple techniques to experience the short term and long term benefits) and offers a few tips on developing mental fitness habits.

Being present is a powerful mental state that can help us recharge, reduce stress, increase cognition and creativity.

Why should you care about mindfulness?

The problem is that our brains evolved to survive. Our minds, in default mode tend to react, to make quick judgements and operate in habitual patterns or autopilot. In default survival mode, our minds tends to be closed, judgemental and stress easily under uncertainly.

Mindfulness Meditation workshop Talent Garden’s Family Gathering, Nov 2018

When our lives depend on solving problems, creating value and navigating the new, we need our mind to be open, curious and flexible. Here is where mindful practices come into play. We can get out of survival mode by becoming present through simple techniques like slow breathing and meditation.

Mindfulness meditation is like taking your brain to the gym. Meditation can literally change be tour brain chemistry and physiology! *Watch Ted talk by Sarah Lazar at Harvard Medical School here.

Masterclass Take aways

  • Understand the difference between Mindfulness and Meditation.
  • Understand the mind in autopilot and how to stop it.
  • Experience mindful awareness and meditation techniques without the need of an app.
  • Discover ways of cultivating mindfulness to obtain the long and short term benefits.

Follow up content

Think about your Culture and Business strategy fostering the mindsets that will impact the company socially and economically.

Consider following up with more comprehensive training in person or online. Get in touch to book a workshop via @rio.dhamma or LinkedIn


About the speaker

Rio Otoya is a Skills for Innovation & Mindful Awareness Coach.

Rio worked 4 years at Google, where he led startup growth programs (Launchpad) including leadership development and mento trainings. He was also part of gPause, Google’s mindfulness initiative, where he trained in their science based approach. He has led internal and external workshops internationally.

His background includes community building and facilitating interdisciplinary collaborations between technology, entrepreneurship and creative industries. He has led internal and external workshops internationally.

Education: MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship, BA Visual Communication & Yoga and meditation teacher certificates. More on LinkedIn

Book a workshop via rio.dhamma@gmail.com or LinkedIn

photo: Dojo Bali coworking

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Rio Otoya [Maya Dhamma]

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Speaker, Meditation & Yoga Teacher. Guide of The Inner Advisor technique. Works at Google Launchpad. LkIn: https://bit.ly/2ng6f4P | Instagram: @rio.dhamma

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