Beyond the Mat: Achieve Focus, Presence, and Enlightened Leadership through the Principles and Practice of Yoga

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Achieve professional and personal success by following the philosophical principles of yoga, along with powerful poses that can be done at a desk, in flight, or on the go

Yoga is thought of by many as a fitness hobby--a gentler alternative to SoulCycle and CrossFit--but its underlying philosophy offers much more than a good workout. Yoga can relieve stress, focus the mind, and provide a path to reinvention, resilience, and a meaningful life. In Beyond the Mat, physician, executive, and yoga instructor Julie Rosenberg reveals how the essential lessons of the four-thousand-year-old Yoga Sutras contain a relevant framework in which to thrive both personally and professionally, with:

  • Principles for achieving work/life balance, building resilience, cultivating compassion, and working effectively with others
  • Practices to manage time, avoid distractions, and get in "the zone"
  • Breath-control exercises to mitigate stress and anxiety
  • Power poses that can be done at home, at a desk, or on the go

Editorial Reviews


"Let Julie Rosenberg take you Beyond the Mat, where you can breathe, focus, and balance your way to a healthier and happier you--and be a better leader while you're at it!"

―Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times #1 bestselling author of Triggers and What Got You Here Won't Get You There

"Julie Rosenberg speaks with an authentic and passionate voice about the holistic benefits of a yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practice. Taking the practice 'beyond the mat' using a practical and readily available framework will help you to lead and to live with stability, presence, clarity, and focus. Beyond the Mat is a must for anyone seeking peace and joy in life."

―Mark Hyman, MD, ten-time New York Times bestselling author, Chairman, Institute for Functional Medicine

"Many of us are struggling with busyness, stress, and exhaustion in the face of our over-burdening lives and over-demanding roles. What Julie Rosenberg does beautifully in this book is to apply the ancient wisdom of yoga to the modern challenges of twenty-first-century life and work. This book is both practical and profound. It's like a new set of glasses: it helps you to see familiar problems a bit differently, a bit more clearly. It also provides a host of simple techniques and tools to respond more effectively. For anyone who has found mindfulness useful, this book is a must; it will help you extend your mindfulness through your body, life, and leadership."

―Tony Crabbe, author of Busy: How to Thrive in a World of Too Much

"It is time for a book like this one! Julie Rosenberg is an authentic voice for the integration of yoga philosophy and leadership skills. Her personal experience in yoga and corporate America, upfront honesty, and practicality combine to create a book that is as useful as it is inspirational."

―Kate O'Donnell, author of The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook and Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind

"Dr. Rosenberg combines the rare talents of advanced medical training and practice, leadership in a high pressure industry, and hundreds of hours of training in yoga and meditation to share with us the 'special sauce' and power of success: a practice of yoga combining mind, body and spirit. Her tools, even as simple as twisting in your chair purposefully at work, will enhance your life and will be used to coach my patients in my clinic."

―Joel K. Kahn, MD, FACC, Clinical Professor of Cardiology; Author, The Whole Heart Solution

"Dr. Rosenberg's book examines the internal process of improving mindfulness through the principles and practices of yoga. As someone who has gained great insight through my own practice of mindfulness, the concepts and ideas outlined in this book are highly relevant to anyone working to achieve greater focus, presence, and enlightened leadership."

―Mark Bertolini, Chairman and CEO, Aetna

"Dr. Rosenberg has the courage to make the connections between mind, body, productivity, and authenticity. In a cynical world full of self-doubt and fear of the future, Rosenberg presents a way through the commotion and noise that is practical, applicable, and designed to allow us to live more congruent, purposeful lives. It's one thing to talk in platitudes. It's another thing to embrace an approach which increases the probability that we will live the kind of lives that we dream about."

―Professor Thomas DeLong, Senior Fellow and former Professor of Organizational Behavior at Harvard Business School and former Head of Human Capital at Morgan Stanley

"Dr. Julie Rosenberg's Beyond the Mat urges readers to use yoga to improve their lives, in and beyond the workplace, and demonstrates the potential power of yoga to transform lives, systems, and organizations. The book is an important contribution to a body of literature that celebrates and cultivates compassion, kindness, and empathy."

―Dr. Barbara Vacarr, CEO of Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

"With a lovely candor and pragmatism, Julie Rosenberg explores how applying yoga practices can transform both the personal and corporate landscape. Read Beyond the Mat for insight into essential yogic principles, as well as simple and inspiring lessons on how to integrate them into daily life. A vital contribution for anyone trying to bring their best self into the workplace."

―Natasha Rizopoulos, Master Teacher and Teacher Trainer; Creator of Align Your Flow

"Beyond the Mat serves as a compass for leaders to work and breathe with purpose beyond traditional markers of success. Weaving between easy step-by-step handbook and stories of real-life experiences, Julie Rosenberg offers both path and parable for anyone who hopes to lead by service and clarity of vision and intention. This wonderful book provides a chance to detach from the distractions of 'business book,' a leadership and anchor to the precepts of human leadership. Beyond the Mat is my new desktop companion and I am certain it will serve my company, my employees, and me quite well."

―Stanton Kawer, Chairman and CEO, Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide

About the Author

Julie Rosenberg, MD, is a physician executive who has worked in a variety of leadership roles in the pharmaceutical industry. She has actively practiced yoga for more than fifteen years and has completed both 200-hour and 500-hour teacher trainings. Dr. Rosenberg teaches yoga primarily "beyond the mat," helping individuals and groups to apply the principles and practice of yoga to their daily lives and to support their overall health and well-being, to achieve success, and to become more effective leaders. She lives in Connecticut and Florida.