viajai Studio Offerings

On this page you’ll find detailed descriptions of each type of learning studio that we offer. Let us know if there’s a topic that you’re looking forward to seeing in the future!

Foundation

  • Facilitation Core

  • Peer Coaching

  • Design Mindset

  • Research Elements

Co-Creation

  • Insight

  • Problem Framing

  • Ideation

  • Prototyping

  • Testing

Communication

  • Listening

  • Storytelling

  • Body Language

  • Improvisation

Reflection

  • Personal Constellation

  • Systems Peer Coaching

Roundtable

  • Coffee Tables

  • South Spotlight

  • Co-Working Sprints

  • Deep Dives

Mindfulness

  • Embodied Mindfulness

  • Breathing Mindfulness

  • Sensing Mindfulness

Foundation

Foundation studios are about practicing core skills in facilitation, design thinking, & field research - whether you’re new or experienced as a coach, manager, or researcher.

Facilitation Core

Practice the key skills of facilitation experiences that encourage honesty, openness, and courage. Gain confidence in your ability to manage a space or room and guide people through strategic, challenging, and creative conversations. These studios will also cover facilitation and process design.


Peer Coaching

Learn tools to practice and support your colleagues and teammates. These tools are about helping your peers reflect on their own experiences and exploring pathways forward. Join these studios to also practice coaching without judgement or inserting your own experiences into others' decision-making.


Design
Mindset

Cultivate a design mindset that is responsive to change, resilient to uncertainty, and celebratory of relationships. Know how to apply the mindset to your life, your work, and your relationships.


Research Elements

Practice and gain confidence in key behaviors and tools of a field researcher. These studios will focus technically on preparing for research, gathering unstructured data, and the systematic and rigorous analysis of that data.

Co-Creation

Co-creation is about design thinking & human-centered design. With studios covering all parts of the design process, there are always opportunities to learn and practice new design tools.

Insight

These studios will also focus on navigating relationships with research participants - focusing on power relations between insiders and outsiders. We will practice a user-centered approach and learn to build trust, test our assumptions, and become more agile in our interactions to better identify insights when they arise.


Problem Framing

Learn how to scope down the problem you are trying to solve so that you are set up to uncover as many creative solutions as possible. Discover the relationship between volume of ideas and the possibility to discovering the best ones.


Ideation

Gain tools to stretch your mind and find ideas you never would have been able to identify otherwise. Explore how you can get your team to rely on each other's collective wisdom to find unlikely but valuable ideas.


Prototyping

Learn the importance looks-like and works-like prototypes so that you can get valuable feedback from the people you are designing for. These sessions will run you through exercises, where you will be building objects and designs individually and with others in real-time. This time together is about practice and using your hands in a creative and productive way.


Testing

Learn the importance of iterating and experimenting. Know how to let go of perfectionism so that you can build things that really help people.

Communication

Listening, storytelling, body language are facets of communication that require behavioral skills we often neglect to practice. These studios are about slowing down to understand how we communicate.

Listening

Practice recognizing and applying different forms of listening to different contexts and situations. These Studios may be about practicing deep listening to other without judgement, or may be about recognizing shallower forms of listening and how to re-frame and respond in the moment of the interaction.


Storytelling

Understand and practice storytelling as a powerful tool for communication, building relationships, and navigating complex situations.


Body Language

Build confidence into understand the way body language affects our interactions and relationships. Learn and practice navigating rather than being blindsided by the way people communicate with their bodies.


Improvisation

Practice thinking on the spot in creative ways. Build confidence in thinking quickly with not only wit and confidence, but also humbleness and lightheartedness. These studios are about creating a safe space for testing out the way we listen and speak in diverse ways.

Reflection

These studios explore Systemic Constellations, a form of systems thinking and mindfulness practice adapted for professional and personal contexts. These studios get you out of your head and into using your senses to understand complexity.

Personal Constellations

Practice and gain confidence in a reflection tool that integrates systems thinking, embodied knowledge, and mindfulness to gain new insights into the challenges your are working through. Build confidence in appreciating and trusting the way our bodies can be a rich source of data for tough decision making.


Systems Peer Coaching

Practice and gain confidence in a reflection tool that integrates systems thinking, embodied knowledge, and mindfulness to gain new insights into the challenges your are working through. Build confidence in appreciating and trusting the way our bodies can be a rich source of data for tough decision making.

Roundtable

These studios bring together the community in discussion and practice around everyday challenges, contemporary topics, and grassroots innovation. They are a curation of community co-creation, public forums, and thought-provoking speakers.

Coffee Table

Participate in an energetic and cozy conversation where healthy disagreement is not only welcomed, but encouraged. Topics are set beforehand, but the conversation can go in whatever direction the group wants to taken it. Meet people who support and challenge you. Learn how to build upon ideas with people whose communication styles differ from yours.


South Spotlight

Get to know some of the brightest, warmest, most hand-working and innovative minds from global south communities. Celebrate the wisdom of people who have had significant impact on their communities.


Co-Working Sprints

Work on your own project using a new tool alongside community members who are there to learn with you, give honest feedback, and help you think out loud. Utilize new canvases, templates, and frameworks in a facilitated environment while receiving fresh, real-time feedback.


Deep Dives

Dig deeper into these 90 minute studios about tools and concepts from across the viajai offerings. Contact us for more details or send us a request about what topics you'd like to see in a Deep Dive studios.

Mindfulness

We believe in creating shared space to come together for wellness. Building an online global, inclusive, and low-carbon community requires intentional time. Come practice with experienced yoga teachers and partake in creative mindfulness studios.

Embodied Mindfulness

Practice and gain confidence in the way that your body can help you be more mindful in your daily life and work. Create time and space to practice embodied mindfuless in these studios with with yoga teachers, physiologists, physical therapists together with our viajai community.


Breathing Mindfulness

Practice and gain confidence in noticing your breath. Breathing mindfulness studios focus on the practice of grounding as a way to reduce anxiety, find calmness, and increase focus.


Sensing Mindfulness

Practice and gain confidence in using all of your senses: sight, smell, touch, sound, and taste to understand the world and the experiences that we have within it. Through creative and playful activities and exercises, Sensing Mindfulness studios let you engage in the world in more ways.