Nourishing experiences for extraordinary people to recharge, reset and give back

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What Is YOL?

YOL, Turkish for “the road,” offers transformative learning experiences for high performing teams and individuals that combine wellness, volunteering, and leadership development.

Our focus is on engagement and resilience—getting people to shed stress, expand their mind and reconnect with themselves and humanity. The end result: quicker access to “flow state” and peak performance.

YOL experiences include stimulating discussion, impactful service, and restorative exercise of mind and body.  Full presence is cultivated across moments and activities.  These experiences nourish understanding of what benefits ourselves and our communities. We also work with esteemed partners that can extend or expand the YOL experience both within and beyond the core program.

In addition, YOL works hand in hand with local community-based organizations and NGOs on issues of poverty, health and environmental preservation. We cultivate long-term partnerships and skill transfers between our participants and members of the community.



Our Personal Stories


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What We Do

Wellness, Mindful Service and Leadership Experiences for Companies and Individuals

Corporate Programs


Nourish and ignite!

YOL offers a wide array of programs designed to engage,
nourish and ignite innovative leaders and their teams across the globe


YOL Day-long Programs
Full day employee engagement experiences including volunteer activities, mindfulness training and yoga, plus custom programming
YOL Leadership Programs
2 night programs combining the YOL experience with cutting-edge leadership and executive development training
YOL Custom Experiences
Custom experiences designed to
engage and align a global workforce
YOL Embedded Experiences
On-site mindfulness training combined with an offsite YOL leadership intensive that extends, deepens the YOL experience

YOL accelerates access to flow state by engaging teams in powerful service activities, mindfulness exercises and a transformative leadership development curriculum. Whether you’re seeking to strategically align a geographically dispersed team, hone leadership styles of key executives, or reward high-performers with meaningful experiences, YOL will help you do it.

When you choose YOL, you will reignite a deep sense of connection to your corporate credo and give your team a chance to foster authentic connections to one another and the work they do, resulting in a happier, smarter, more productive workforce.


In flow state, you feel in command, execute tasks effortlessly, and perform at your peak.



Among the companies and leaders we’ve worked with:

Customers & Guests

Hear what our guests have to say


I can’t imagine anyone leaving here and not feeling more connected to themselves, more passionate about what their work is and more ready to go.

Karen Hershenson, Director, Clay Street Project, Procter & Gamble

The YOL team arranged a perfect balance of fitness, health, relaxation and community. I was so impressed with every aspect, and most of all with the incredible people I met on the trip. What a special group of people who are all looking for a great experience!

Jessika Borsiczky, Executive Producer, Showtime’s House of Lies

It was an outstanding trip with a great bunch of people. I was asked to describe the trip for (my company’s) website. And of course that just extended the trip mentally for me just a bit longer, stretching that soul-satisfying feeling a few more days.

Robert Mayer, Senior Systems Specialist, Genentech

I believe in the healing and transformative powers of mind, body and service experiences. For people in the working world, what YOL is offering is an opportunity to rejuvenate, give back to themselves, contribute responsibly, uplift communities and work hand-in-hand with host communities, having fun, creating social and economic solutions where there is a real need for assistance.

Lisa Rueff Schneider, Executive Director, Michael Franti’s Do It For The Love Foundation


Service Approach

Our approach to service is rooted in three central themes, with one primary objective: Lasting impact

Self-Awareness & Education: Meaningful service work begins by looking within and asking ourselves: “Why do I want to volunteer?” and “What do I know about the issues we’ll address through service?”
Direct Service Projects: Empowered with our collective skills and knowledge, we engage in on-site service projects geared towards meeting the immediate needs and long-term goals of our partner organizations.
Reflection: Sharing our insights, we come together to consider the following: “What did we learn about ourselves, others, the world?” and “How can we continue to support the needs of the community and service partner?”

More on who we work with and why



Featured YOL Service Partners

Forget Me Not Farm, Santa Rosa, CA

Since 1992, Forget Me Not Farm has helped thousands of at-risk children and youth break the cycle of abuse. The farm offers animal-assisted and horticultural therapeutic activities that provide a haven for children, plants and animals to bond, learn and heal with one another. YOL volunteers are laying the groundwork for Forget Me Not Farm’s first Farm Stand: a project providing employment training and opportunities to at-risk foster youth from harvest to sales.

Los Cabos Humane Society
Los Cabos, Mexico

Sea Turtle Sanctuary
Baja, Mexico

Rockhouse Foundation
Negril, Jamaica

Slide Ranch
Muir Beach, CA

Rebuilding Together Peninsula
Redwood City, CA

Redwood City PAL
Redwood City, CA

Give A Day Global
San Francisco, CA

Alameda Point Collaborative
Alameda County, CA

New Avenues for Youth
Portland, OR

Marin County Parks
San Rafael, CA

Featured service partners as of July 2017


Join Us

Thanks for looking. We’d love to hear from you.

Upcoming Adventures

Santa Rosa, California • October 20, 2017

Whistler, Canada • November 3-5, 2017

Montego Bay, Jamaica • November 5-11, 2017

Redwood City (YOL Family Day) • November 18, 2017

Santa Monica, California • December 8, 2017

Portland, Oregon • January 26, 2018

Contact info@yoltrips.com to book today

Stay Tuned!

More 2018 trips announced shortly.

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