Busaba, the modern-Bangkok restaurant group, is taking an alternative approach to engaging its colleagues and guests with the introduction of mindfulness classes this month. In partnership with charity Breathing Space, part of the London Buddhist Centre, staff and guests are invited to take part in free 60-minute classes of ‘Mindful Based Approaches’ to improve their mental health and live in the present moment.
Designed to sit in line with Busaba’s philosophy and culture of Nam-Jai, the sessions begin with an introduction to mindfulness, its relevance and how to approach and practice it in daily life. Mindfulness practice stems from the pillars of Buddhist teaching: kindness, generosity, contentment and communication, and is known to improve mental clarity, emotional positivity and even productiveness. Classes at Busaba are led by senior teachers who offer a modern approach to these pillars of practice.
The first exclusive event for colleagues was hosted at Busaba Shoreditch on 30thJanuary. A second class, open to guests, will take place on 20th February. Following the classes, the participants have the opportunity to discuss the experience over some complimentary refreshments. The mindfulness classes are part of Busaba’s ongoing plan to engage with colleagues and guests.
Jason Myers, CEO of Busaba, comments:
“At Busaba, guest and colleague engagement and being a force for good are our priorities and we pride ourselves and work hard to have a real and positive workplace culture – our employee’s wellbeing as part of the Busaba family is at the forefront of everything we do. Mindfulness classes, inspired by the Buddhist teachings popular in Thailand, are a great way of giving back to our fantastic teams and we hope it will resonate with them and our guests.”
UK leading Thai restaurant group Busaba was first launched in 1999, offering a unique dining experience inspired by the flavours and aromas of modern-Bangkok. It now shares the Busaba experience across 16 individually designed sites across the UK with also one site in Dubai.