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Personal Growth and Development Strategy Sprint

Private, Half-Day, Online Personal Growth Sprint for Self-Discovery & Meaningful Personal Growth

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A Self Discovery Approach to Personal Growth and Development: The Role of Self-Connection in Managing the Infinite Demands on Your Attention

A Yogic Approach to Achieving Inner Clarity, Self-Awareness, and Self-Connection (Beyond “Strengths Assessments”)

A yogic approach to personal growth and development requires that you establish distance from being consumed by your habitual ways of seeing, thinking, feeling, and acting; it requires that you establish distance from yourself. You want to be able to see the unconscious commitments that have been producing and re-producing your anxieties, rumination, and habits. You want to get clarity on what is stressing you out. What are you trying to accomplish? How do you define personal growth? How would you know if you experienced personal growth? What would be different? And what would it do for you? In other words, what do you want by pursuing personal growth and development? What do you really want?


Our personal growth and development strategy sprints are conducted from a yogic perspective on personal growth. Traditionally, yoga wasn’t concerned with solving the ego’s problems. Instead, it was concerned with freeing awareness from the limitations imposed by the ego’s desire for permanent security. Freed from these limitations, one has no choice but to engage more fully in/with yourself and with life. Deepening your connection with yourself allows you to connect with (and pursue) the things that make your life most meaningful and ‘full’ without the fear, doubt, insecurity, and self-sabotage (which may mean that what has become an insurmountable problem need never be addressed). 


Yoga prescribed practices precisely because theory wasn’t enough. Without practice—without implementation—change is near impossible. We can delay meaningful action and wait for change to occur spontaneously, or we can begin the process re-habituation using courage and awareness. Of course, while we always remain open to miracles, we don’t rely on them; if all we do is wait for a miracle, we run the risk of spending years feeling like we’re not any happier or have simply been wasting time.

A Balanced Approach to Self-Improvement: A Yogic Approach to Personal Growth

A Yogic Approach to Managing Self-Criticism & Personal/Professional Growth (Beyond “Work Life Balance”)

Mining for gold requires digging up some dirt. But we don’t dig up dirt for the sake of digging up dirt. Personal growth and development do not require sanitizing our inner lives of whatever (we think) causes our sense of inadequacy. Personal growth doesn’t require ‘fixing’ all our weaknesses so that we are immune to all forms of criticism. It doesn’t require achieving perfect mental health. In fact, the quest for any kind of personal perfection can reinforce our inner lack (the source of our deepest anxiety).


We inherit and develop a range of habits that help us avoid the people/situations that produce our difficult feelings and thoughts. These intrusive thoughts and overwhelming emotions determine so much of our lives because we avoid them (and our tendency to continue to avoid them means that they will continue to prevent us from being free).  Our fulfillment is often precisely in these tangled emotions connected to the very things we avoid. Confronting what we avoid replaces our meaningless stress with meaningful stress, the kind of stress that makes us resilient and allows us to pursue our most meaningful projects and a life of meaningful freedom.

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Our Personal Growth and Development Strategy Sprint: Private, Personalized, and Results-Oriented Transformational Coaching Session

A Yogic Approach to Transformation: Your Fulfillment is Tangled Up in the Emotions That You Avoid

A personal growth and development strategy sprint with Balrāj functions like a kind of mirror: it shows elements of (the habitual, unconscious) you to (the conscious) you. By making your implicit, unconscious habits more explicit, you see how these habits have been determining your life. The resulting inner clarity creates the conditions for you to experience freedom from the powerful grip of your compulsions, anxieties, and rumination (and any related destructive and self-sabotaging behaviours). Personal development requires being able to carefully confront your anxieties, not continue to avoid them. What can then emerge is something like a personal growth plan, a focused path to life goals that you are intrinsically motivated to accomplish.

In your 4-hour personal growth strategy sprint, you will identify and address the most significant ways in which your habits are sabotaging your own efforts to find a sense of freedom from limitations, so you can connect with your deeper personal motivations, needs, and values. This allows you to find freedom from your destructive and self-sabotaging habits so you can experience deeper connection with yourself, with others, and with life itself. This is a core component not just of meaningful personal growth, but also of stress/anxiety management.

This is unlike group-based or corporate training/retreats/seminars/courses. The objectives of a personal development trainings offered by employers tend to be based on the employer’s needs, not yours. Corporate trainings are not designed with your personal life goals in mind (such as any health/energy goals, relationship goals, career goals, finance goals, spiritual goals, and/or the pursuit of some meaningful project).

Our online personal growth sprint is also not intended to produce good feelings and false confidence or a false sense of control over one’s circumstances (with no attending meaningful changes to your life).


Our personal growth sprint is also not an online course and does not contain any group/video components. 100% of our sprint is live, private, and personalized.

This personal development sprint is closer to a self-discovery retreat - a place of self-discovery and a place to plan for meaningful growth. The purpose of our half-day sprint is to produce results. A simple intellectual understanding of your deeper and unconscious habits is rarely enough to affect your lived experience. (In fact, you may have experienced this in previous stress-relief and/or self-help books/courses/retreats: insights with little/no action or results.)

Our personal growth and development strategy sprint is a personalized growth sprint, so it is unique to you and helps you establish a more meaningful connection to your past and to your current situation, and helps you feel deeply seen, heard, and understood. It dedicated to personal development and success (which may or may not be equivalent to your employer’s vision for your professional development). In your self-development sprint, you will gain the clarity that will allow for greater self awareness, self acceptance, self compassion, and self connection. Our sprint are meant to help you acquire the tools and confidence for your goals and success.


In your growth sprint, we will begin by exploring whatever you feel is the cause of your restricted growth. While one/more of the following topics may very much appear to be the ‘cause’ of your difficulties, you may be surprised to know that that there are likely more efficient means to find relief (and these means may have little/nothing to do with the apparent ‘cause’ itself).


  • career, vocation, business

  • physical health, wellness

  • relationships, love, marriage

  • inner life, emotional health

  • identity, values, spirituality

  • productivity, achievement

  • home, family life

  • social health, friendship

In your self-development sprint, you will also receive suggestions that are unique to you and meant to be integrated and utilized in a direct and concrete way. No rituals, no amulets, no magic; awareness and courage are enough. (Our growth sprint is also not a therapy or healing.)

Please note that this sprint contains a Psychological Astrology Reading. For this astrology reading, your birth time is required. If you are not sure if your birth time is accurate enough, please contact us. This sprint also contains a conversational hypnosis session, for which there are no requirements. We recommend that you set aside four hours of uninterrupted time for your growth strategy sprint in a private, comfortable location.

Personal Growth and Development Strategy Sprint

half-day, private, live, online personal development intensive

3-4 hours

One Half-Day Session

Psychological Vedic Astrology Reading

Conversational Hypnosis Session

30-Minute Follow-Up Session

Find clarity amidst the (inner & outer) moving parts in your life.

Feel deeply seen; allow yourself to forgive/accept yourself.

Receive a reality check & face your struggles with dignity.

Stop asking the wrong questions; approach life more constructively.

Listen to yourself; connect with your deeper inspirations.

Stop asking the wrong questions; experience choice & empowerment.

one session (3-4 hours) + follow-up


conditions & policies

effective January 2024

  1. All sessions are conducted in English. 

  2. Any/all information provided to you in your personal growth and development strategy sprint is intended as guidance. Each client retains the right to use this information/guidance at their own discretion, and remains fully responsible for their decisions/actions. Balrāj is a yogin, executive wellness coach, meditation teacher, professional Vedic astrologer, and certified hypnotist. He provides coaching. He does not provide therapy or counselling and is not a therapist, counsellor, and/or mental health professional. The purpose of a personal strategy sprint is clarity, and a path to meaningful personal development and self-improvement.

  3. All data provided to Balrāj and/or related to strategy sprints or any services is strictly confidential, and will not be shared with or sold to any third party, unless required by law.

  4. Though fees are not charged to cancel/re-schedule your growth sprint, we kindly request that sprints be re-scheduled one-to-two days in advance.

  5. Sprints are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

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