Workshops for College Students

Lead With A Twist! Lead yourself to Lead Others.


Lead With A Twist workshops:

  • are based on brain science

  • support emerging leaders to lead themselves with awareness

  • provide clear strategies for students to deal with the high demands placed on them

  • help students cope to avoid burn-out and overwhelm

  • cover a wide range of topics to support students to become the outstanding leaders we need

Please note:

  • Yoga experience is not necessary: Yoga Nidra is a deep relaxation technique that does not require movement.

  • The length of each workshop is suggested below but can be adapted to suit each institution.

  • Different workshops can be designed to reflect an institution's focus or their leadership class.

It was a wonderful experience to connect our leadership with exercise. I did not know how yoga is connected to your mind but this session gives me the initiative to take more yoga classes in the future.
— Student Leader at St Joseph College Brooklyn
 Lead With a Twist
 Discover your core values

CONNECT TO your core values

As your attention is being pulled in a myriad of directions every day,  it is so easy to experience a disconnect between your beliefs and your actions.

  • Identify and connect to you core values.

  • Create a clear moral compass for yourself.

  • Understand your "why"

  • Proposed length: 1.5 hours / 2 hours including Yoga Nidra.

 Confidence and assertiveness

confidence and assertiveness

Be it in their personal, academic or professional lives, students are constantly pushed to compare themselves to others. This often creates a threat related to status or relatedness (belonging to the in-group or the out-group).

  • Learn to recognize what increases and decreases your own confidence.

  • Create implementation intentions to overcome obstacles to your confidence

  • Learn to demonstrate assertiveness through strong presence.

Through a simple mindfulness meditation exercise, you learn to listen to your body and through simple power poses, you can respond with confidence.

Proposed length: 1.5 hours / 2 hours including Yoga Nidra.

 Developing a growth mindset with Dominique Mas

Developing a growth mindset

It can be extremely challenging for students to step out of themselves and consider varied perspectives. They are constantly told to think outside the box, but very rarely taught how to do so!

  • Identify some of your limiting beliefs.

  • Learn to challenge them.

  • Create a vision for the beliefs they would like to hold

  • Establish strategies to practice them.

A simple yoga sequence will create space in your body to do away with your old beliefs and welcome your new truth.

Proposed length: 1.5 hours / 2 hours including Yoga Nidra.

 Healthy Mind, Healthy You! Dominique Mas

healthy mind, healthy you!

How often do students express that they are exhausted and overwhelmed? If they don't say it out loud, we can read it in their bodies, their reactions. 

  • Consider how to balance the 7 aspects of your life that research has proven necessary to truly live a healthy life.

  • Understand your priorities.

  • Consider the ones that are missing for you.

  • Brainstorm creative ways to incorporate them.

Proposed length: 1.5 hours / 2 hours including Yoga Nidra.

 Keep Calm and Carry On with Dominique Mas

keep calm and carry on

The life of a college students is probably one of the most stressful lives to live! This session will help them to improve their focus and reflect on changes they can make to regain control of their time to do the things they love.

  • Consider 4 types of energy and what boosts and drains it.

  • Learn to be "in flow", fully focus and perform at your peak.

  • Learn and practice a variety of techniques to focus before and during stressful situations

Proposed length: 1.5 hours / 2 hours including Yoga Nidra.

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Introduction to ethical leadership

This workshop helps students gain a deeper understanding of ethical leadership,

  • Exploration of who ethical leaders are, what they do and why they do it.

  • Reflect on yourself as a leader as you connect to your own core values.

  • Complete a self-assessment exercise through to identify your strengths and areas for further development.

Proposed length: 2 sessions of 1 hour 50 each (20 minute break between sessions)

Lead With A Twist for our student leaders was a great success! They learned simple yoga poses, breathing techniques for relaxation, and discussed their core values.
Thank you, Dominique!
— Jaime Vacca - Executive Director of Student Life - St Joseph College, Brooklyn
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