What Is YOL?
YOL, Turkish for “the road,” offers transformative reboot experiences for high-performers, teams and individuals all over the world. Think of YOL experiences as “resets” that touch participants on many meaningful levels — physical, mental, spiritual and a desire to give back to organizations in need.
Our focus is on engagement and resilience—getting people to shed stress, improve effectiveness, expand their mind and reconnect with themselves and humanity.
YOL supports personal purpose-finding and promotes professional growth, inspiration and improved productivity. We also work with esteemed partners that can extend or expand your YOL experience both within and beyond the trip.
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.
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What We Do
Mind/Body + Service Experiences for Companies and Individuals
Client: Mind/BodyDate: Nov 14,2012Skill: Mind/BodyLaunch Project
YOL trips are led by instructors and trip leaders who have been chosen for their skills in working with people of all levels, ages, builds and athletic abilities. Beginners to advanced students are welcome. A typical YOL trip will offer 1 to 2 yoga classes per day--usually one more active practice and one slower meditative/restorative class. All classes are optional and many other activities are offered (hiking, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding among others) depending on the location.Instructors’ styles vary depending on the trip lead, from slower Yin-based to more active Vinyasa-based teachers. Guided meditation is offered daily and embedded within the trip. All of our teachers are committed to providing guests with the tools to either build a new yoga or meditation practice or advance an existing one. Our instructors are happy to speak with you about any concerns or requests you may have prior to the trip and most offer private instruction during the trip.
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Client: ServiceDate: Nov 14,2012Skill: ServiceLaunch Project
Through service, YOL takes you on a journey into yourself and into the world. We work on the ground with organizations as they address social, economic and ecological issues, and respond to larger organizational needs by leveraging volunteer skills and expertise. YOL pursues relationships with leading community organizations that are ongoing and long term to ensure lasting success of service projects. We invite you to expand your perspectives, collaborate as a team and contribute where help is needed the most.
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Client: Companies/GroupsDate: Nov 14,2012Skill: Companies/GroupsLaunch Project
YOL hosts high performing teams, executives, and managers from leading companies including Procter & Gamble, Genentech and Filice Insurance. Organizations find YOL to be a unique solution to improve business performance, stimulate creativity, renew energy, and bring a fresh level of productivity and engagement back to the role, department and company. YOL trips have been used for selective high potential (HiPo) employee benefits, rewards and recognition, and authentic team-building experiences.
Client: For IndividualsDate: Nov 14,2012Skill: IndividualsLaunch ProjectAre you looking to recharge, reset or do you simply need a much deserved break from a hectic personal or professional life? Are you in between opportunities, contemplating a life change, seeking community with other like-minded people, or looking for a healing yoga retreat? Maybe wanting a unique experience to clear your head, rejuvenate your body and give back at the same time? YOL offers single day, 3, 5 and 6 night experiences for individuals at some of the top retreat centers and travel destinations in the world. Prepare to reconnect with yourself.
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
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.
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