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The Holistic Wellness Training Institute (HWTI) provides workplace training with a heart-centered approach. We provide scientific backing to our mindfulness-based approaches that integrate compassion, creativity, emotional intelligence, and resiliency practices that help companies meet the needs of their employees, while simultaneously meeting organizational goals. We are a diverse team of individuals with a desire to see your workplace thrive! 

Our Mission

To integrate creativity and well-being into workspaces through mindfulness-based programs, fostering a supportive, enriching, and resilient work environment.

Our Vision

To build meaningful connections within organizations that cultivate a sense of belonging and purpose for all members of the team.

Our Values

• Supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all workspaces

• Building continuous and cohesive growth by working with all levels of stakeholders within organizations 

• Promoting integrative mindfulness-based practices to create emotionally intelligent and sustainable workplaces

• Creating wellbeing in the workplace by affirming individuals and their needs

• Inspiring organizations to share in corporate citizenship by connecting to and supporting our free community outreach programs

What we do

With our team of skilled experts, we provide effective tools and programs that help your team thrive. In this time, more than ever before, individuals seek a healthy and supportive work environment, that allows them to grow with their organization. Mindfulness-based tools have been proven to help organizations with team building and increase employee productivity, engagement, and morale. See our infographics for more information.

"Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves." Pema Chodron

Want to bring Light of Loving Kindness (LOLK) to your youth organization or place of business?

Light of Loving Kindness offers a variety of pre-curated packages, as well as custom programs that can be tailored to suit your specific needs. Our programs help to foster mindfulness, healthy communication, team-building, confidence, resilience and so much more. Ranging from a singular, introduction event to a multi-week course, Light of Loving Kindness has provided youth development and workplace team building programs for seven (7) years. We would love to share our unique process of program development and delivery with you. Contact us for more information.

The Holistic Wellness Training Institute (HWTI)

Why You Should Care

Creating a thriving and productive workplace environment requires attention to employee engagement, retention, and psychological safety. These factors directly impact an organization's success and the satisfaction and well-being of its employees. Despite the economic slowdown, data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2023) indicates that employee turnover in 2022 and 2023 has reached unprecedented levels in the past 13 years. Employee engagement fuels motivation, commitment, productivity, and innovation. Retention efforts save resources by reducing turnover costs and ensuring a knowledgeable and experienced workforce. According to research conducted by SHRM (Navarra, 2022), replacement costs can be as high as 50% to 60%, with overall costs ranging from 90% to 200%.

Mindfulness: The Game-Changer You Didn't Know You Needed

Implementing mindfulness and meditation practices can significantly contribute to fostering psychological safety in the workplace. This psychological safety allows employees to feel at ease expressing their ideas, taking calculated risks, and openly collaborating with their colleagues. Mindfulness and meditation techniques empower individuals by helping them effectively manage stress, improve focus, and develop emotional intelligence. These benefits enhance the organization's engagement, retention, and overall psychological safety. Enabling individuals to cultivate a resilient mindset and navigate challenges with clarity, mindfulness, and meditation positively contributes to creating a harmonious work environment that propels the organization toward sustainable success (linkedin, 2023).

Cultivating Happiness at Work

Numerous studies have shown that a regular, consistent mindfulness practice can develop resilience, mitigate the effects of workplace stress, increase creativity, and foster compassion at work. Translation? Happiness.

Researchers in 2019 concluded that mindfulness helped restaurant workers in fast-paced environments cope with stressful situations, and that mindfulness may guard against emotional exhaustion at work, which contributes to turnover rate.

Mindful supervisors can also do their part to cultivate happiness in their employees. Studies found that employees with mindful supervisors actually perform better, report higher job satisfaction, and feel more successful in balancing work and family life. Why? Partly because mindfulness teaches key interpersonal skills, such as improved communication and empathy, and promotes collaboration, teamwork and even inclusivity in the workplace.

Experts are also recognizing that intangible elements of workplace culture like psychological safety and trust are essential for happy and successful teams. In fact, a study by Google found psychological safety to be the top characteristic of high-performing teams (

Cassandra Powell

Holistic Wellness Training

Chris George

Dr. Larry Turner

Mindfulness Facilitator and Coach

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Meisner Technique Facilitator

Writer, Wellness Coach

Yvia LaVie

Rebekah Joy Hall

Our Team

I had tension in my shoulders when I came in, the exercises helped reduce tension. The best part was reducing my tension with helpful exercises for work.


The presenter was able to engage the audience & hold their attention. The techniques were useful and I liked learning the breathing technique. Fantastic information. Thank you! In our society it is very helpful to slow down! Proactive mindfulness, I wish it could have been longer to go further in depth.


Great instruction and DIFFERENT -- I love the focus on self-care. Straight forward & simple tools; refreshing. I liked best how accessible & useful the tools are for work and home.


What clients are saying

Curated Packages

Water Acclimation

Water Movement

Water Stamina

Custom Package

Corporate Citizenship

Each program delivered by the Holistic Wellness Training Institute (HWTI) provides streamlined donations to Light of Loving Kindness (LOLK), a Chicago-based nonprofit that works with young adults from challenging circumstances including poverty, trauma and violence affected areas of Chicago. LOLK triangulates their resources to incorporate mental wellness, mindfulness-based interventions, and workforce readiness and development in its programming. Working with the HWTI provides continued access to LOLK's free programs and resources for these young adults.

Water & Wellbeing

Why do we name our curated packages after elements of water? 

We all know that water is essential to our physical well being, but did you also know that water affects our minds? Research has shown that proper hydration is vital to our mental health. Water affects our mood, energy, ability to cognitively process information, blood circulation, and even reduces the risk for depression. Certainly, water is crucial to our wellbeing, both physically and mentally, just as mindfulness-based tools can tremendously benefit your workplace teams. Contact us to schedule your organization’s mindfulness solutions workshop today. 

Executive Director

Cassandra Powell

Holistic Wellness Training

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