LACMC Education Committee: “Mindfulness and Wellness: Fitness Techniques and Living in the Moment”
When: November 18, 2021
Time: 09:00 AM To 12:00 PM

A recording of this seminar can be accessed here.

Password is: Mindful2021

Los Angeles County Management Council


Mindfulness and Wellness: Fitness Techniques and Living in the Moment

Thursday, November 18, 2021 

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Leadership roles are often one the most challenging and stressful roles we take on as managers and supervisors, requiring an array of skills, knowledge, and strong acumen.  As we consider the challenges and complexities that we face as County leaders, it is easy to understand the value and importance of cultivating mindful leadership, restoring work-life balance, and maintaining physical and mental wellness.  In this interactive virtual seminar, we will explore concepts in Hardcore Mental Conditioning of Career Technical Education (CTE) and learn hands-on techniques and strategies in restorative yoga that helps promote mindfulness, living in the present moment, and encouraging physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. This class is appropriate for individuals of all skill levels and is practiced at a slow pace, with a focus on long holds, stillness, and deep breathing. Come and enjoy this unique LACMC offering along with your yoga essentials – mat, comfortable clothing gear, and yourself!

Participants will:

  • Gain a general understanding of ways to reduce stress, restore physical and mental balance, and relax through an interactive yoga class session.
  • Learn fitness techniques that may be applied across all skill levels, and the ability of yoga to activate the parasympathetic nervous system.
  • Explore topics in “Mental Health Conditioning” to help you and your staff improve mental fortitude by managing their negativity diet, neutral thinking, and cognitive distortions.

Instructor (9:00-10-30):

Andrea Borja Andrea Borja, Yoga Instructor

Harmony Healing Center/Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort

(Nosara, Costa Rica)

Before Andrea Borja went into the field of health and fitness, she was very successful in the field of Finance, working for Fortune 500 companies such as Pepsi, KFC, Polaroid, and Disney.  Five years ago, she decided to take the first step on the journey to becoming who she is today, teaching her first yoga class to a group of close friends.  To undergo this transition, Andrea had to reinvent herself along the way.

Andrea moved to Nosara, Costa Rica where she was able to create a perfect balance between work and leisure.  She is now living the life she has always dreamed of, full of yoga, adventures, and travel. Andrea enjoys teaching Yoga and Fitness to large groups, small groups or individuals, but working one-on-one with someone is something that Andrea is very passionate about.

Presenter (10:30-12:00):

Eric FanEric Fan

Squarage® LLC

Eric Fan, founder of Squarage® LLC, is a Millennial who graduated from California State University Fullerton with a B.A. in Marketing and received his M.A. from the School of Hard Knocks. He was in the corporate workforce from 2004-2014 and then exited to preserve his sanity and extend his lifespan.

He has worked for and with cranky, hard-to-please, paper-pushing, my way or the highway, and micro-managing bosses for 10+ years. He’s also been employed by 20 companies coupled with being interviewed over 200x and took all of his corporate workforce experiences, trade secrets, and lifehacks from on-the-job training, ad-hoc tasks, coffee breaks, water cooler talks, reprimands, vacation days, and put it in a blender to create Emotional Intelligence and Mental Health content for training programs to enhance and better prepare for a post-modern workforce climate.

Seminar Information

Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021 

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Online Only via WebEx

Seminar Questions: Patricia Flores via email at or Olga Svitlynets via email at

Registration Information 

Registration is required. Click here to register!

Cost: $0 (Free for Members)

Once registered, a direct link to the seminar will be emailed to you.


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“Disclaimer – The Los Angeles County Management Council invites speakers to share their knowledge with the membership; however, LACMC is in no way endorsing the individuals or the companies presenting information at our seminars.”