Learn to Be Sustainably Happy

One Weekend.

A Lifetime of Possibilities.

Discover  powerful tools to use at home feel more relaxed & more dynamic

We are born with the natural  ability to be happy. Children have it. Here and there we all experience happiness and want to be happy. Yet, whether by stress or injury, somewhere in life we lose our smile. This program helps us to again find the source of happiness within ourselves. We could be happy right now, if only our mind were relaxed and calm. 

 

Enhanced Creativity

Learn Practices for a Lifetime

Form Deeper Relationships

BECOME THE BEST YOU

Meditation helps you tap into the inexhaustible wealth of creativity that lies within, perhaps untapped.

ONE WEEKEND, A LIFETIME OF POSSIBILITIES

It's just one weekend, but the scope of possibility is endless. You can take home practices for your life - practical tools to release stress and deal calmly with even the most difficult of situations. 

CONNECT FROM THE HEART

This program is about connection in action - harmonizing your body, breath and mind; connecting with yourself and others at a deeper level.

THE PLACE

"Success
does not mean having a big bank balance. 

Success means strength,
an unshakable smile 
that nobody can take away,
and courage that does not diminish"

Experience deep meditation, usually from the very first day, without any prior meditation training!
The cornerstone of the Happiness Program is the Sudarshan Kriya, a powerful rhythmic breathing technique that effortlessly takes you into a state of deep meditation. Through the breath, you can calm the mind, purify the body, get deep rest, and tap into the peace, joy and freedom inside.

SUDARSHAN KRIYA

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Helping People Thrive

"We practice Sudarshan Kriya every day. It gives us an ever increasing awareness of how to live in the present moment."
Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry
Actors and stars of the T.V. series L.A. Law

"I am calmer, I have more energy and I feel that I am a better able to cope with things. This has been fantastic at work. I feel that I get more done, and that what used to seem like huge problems, are not so bad when you stop to think, and breathe."
Justine Tasker
Senior Art Director, Getty Images

"As an engineer, I need to be both analytical and critical. Mental clarity and stamina are also essential. Sudarshan Kriya and meditation enhance these abilities. An additional plus is a better sense of well-being."
William Hayden
NASA Senior System Analyst

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YOUR UNSHAKABLE SMILE

Research on Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY)

Over 60 independent studies conducted on four continents and published in peer review journals, have demonstrated a comprehensive range of benefits from SKY practice.

Independent research has shown Sudarshan Kriya significantly:

  • Reduces levels of stress 
  • Supports the immune system
  • Increases optimism
  • Relieves anxiety and depression 
  • Improves emotion regulation
  • Increases anti-oxidant protection
  • Enhances well-being and peace of mind

Mental Well-being:

Restores and Enhances Vibrant Mental Health:

  • Relieves depression in 68-73% of participants within one month (across over a dozen studies) [2, 4, 5, 8-14]

  • Relieves depression in 41% individuals for whom medication and psychotherapy treatments had failed [1] 

  • Reduces impulsivity and addictive behaviors [15, 16]

  • Improved emotional regulation [14, 17]

  • Increases levels of optimism, well being and quality of life [4, 5, 12, 18, 19]


 

Enhanced Brain Functioning: 

  • Increased mental focus / heightened awareness [10, 11, 20]

     

Improved Quality of Sleep: 

  • 300% more time spent in deep restful stages of sleep. [21]


 

Physical Well-being:
 

Enhanced Biochemical Status:

  • Reduced biochemical markers of stress: cortisol [2, 22], corticotrophin[2] blood lactate[23], ACTH[2], and plasma MDA[2][25]

  • 33% increase in the well-being hormone prolactin from the very first session.

  • Increased levels of antioxidant enzymes which protect us from many diseases and rapid aging [6, 23, 27]

     

Enhanced Immune Function:

  • Improved immune cell counts in apparently healthy individuals [16, 28]within as little as three weeks [29]

  • Improved immune cell counts in health compromised individuals seen in 12 weeks (Natural Killer Cells) [16]

  • Beneficial changes in our DNA which support an increased life span of white blood cells, our immunity cells. [27]


 

Enhanced Cardiovascular and Respiratory Function:

  • Reduced heart rate in both healthy and health compromised individuals[30] [6]

  • Reduced blood pressure in both healthy and health compromised individuals [25, 30]

  • Improved cholesterol and triglyceride (lipid) profile: [24] [6, 28] as early as 3 weeks, with no change in diet [31]

Significant Health Benefits

Scientifically documented and published in peer review journals

SCIENCE OF THE BREATH

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Founder of the Art of Living Foundation

Secrets of the Breath

Learn tools you can use to let go of stresses in just a few minutes, and come back to a clear and positive state of mind.

Mastering the Mind

Understanding about the nature of the mind gives you a greater perspective in life that enables you to not get bothered by issues that used to create frustration, impatience, worry and more.

Connect with a community of healthy, positive people supporting you to live your best life, deepen the breathing practices and knowledge from the course. Weekly drop-ins available in over 3,000 centers in over 150 countries.

Weekly Drop-In Follow Ups

The scientifically indicated benefits of the practices you'll learn include higher levels of optimism, greater levels of antioxidant enzymes, stronger immunity, improved emotional regulation and more.

Scientically Backed Results

HAPPINESS IS JUST A BREATH AWAY...

“Sudarshan Kriya has dissipated a lot of the worries and anxieties I had in my life. Now I am able to deal with every day challenges with a feeling of inner strength.”

– John Chu, Realtor, Miami, Florida

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HAPPINESS

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Sudarshan Kriya is taught in the Art of Living Happiness Program which spans a few hours daily, over five consecutive days. After completion of the program, weekly drop-in follow-ups are available at your convenience in our 3,000+ centers worldwide.

HAPPINESS PROGRAM FORMAT

JUNE 18-22 at the Art of Living Center in Los Angeles
Experience yourself as the source of happiness - not as a concept, but as a direct experience.

stress hormone levels decrease
(
serum cortisol and blood lactate)

well-being hormone levels increase
(serum 
prolactin)

Art of Living on MSNBC
with Keith Olberman

Interviews with course participants, L.A.'s Happiness Program teacher, Poonam Tandon and Dr. Richard Brown, Associate Professor in Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University.

The Problem 
"Commuters actually suffer more physical stress (higher blood pressure, faster pulse rates) than do fighter pilots or policemen. 
Another research group discovered another even more perturbing side effect of stress - it actually causes aging on a basic physical level. One final conclusion... Stress causes aging. Aging causes death."

"The Answer Might Be Breathing"

MSNBC ON "WHAT CURES STRESS?"

"I’m much more optimistic about my future.  I feel that I’m not alone. I feel happier, more energetic and just better all around.  I just feel fulfilled, like I actually accomplished what I set out to accomplish and more." - Valerie S.

"It was really relaxing.  I’m not thinking as much as I normally would so my thoughts are more free. I’ve learned from the course to be happy exactly where I’m at at this point in time.  I can feel the lightness and the shine in myself - just free and calm. - Vera P.

"The breathing techniques that I learned, particularly the Kriya, I found very calming and very relaxing and something I hope to incorporate into my daily life.- John S.

Helping People Thrive

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Discover your inner strength and freedom, not as a concept but as a direct experience

Happiness Program

Effortless meditation technique that inspires peace, creativity and clarity

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A Mystic Journey within, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains

worldwide with weekly follow-up sessions 

Meditation helps you tap into the wealth of creativity that lies within.

Better Mood

It is easier for a stress-free mind to concentrate, take better decisions and get more done in less time.

More Focus

Good Sleep

As stress is removed, it is easier to rest deeply and more soundly. Many people share they get their best sleep in years after the course.

Improved Relationships

When we carry stress home from work, this can cause problems in relationships. When the root cause, stress, is removed, we become more peaceful within and able to relate to others better.

Stronger Stamina

The breathing practices you learn boost your stamina. They connect you to your inner source of energy, so that you can thrive in an active lifestyle.

ONE WEEKEND, 

A LIFETIME OF POSSIBILITY

 

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But we lose sight of our innate happiness, by the constant bombardment of thoughts and going back and forth between worrying about the future and regretting the past. In the Happiness Program of the Art of Living, we discover that we have the ability to live in the present moment, happy - not as a concept but as a concrete experience.

 

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