“Learning Sudarshan Kriya has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life,” says Johnny, a junior at Harvard University who has benefited from the YES!+ Program (Youth Empowerment Seminar) in the United States of America.“I honestly feel I can live my life more fully as a result of taking YES!+. I have practiced the Sudarshan Kriya everyday since I completed YES!+ in my freshman year of college, and my life has been enhanced in many ways: I no longer get sick as a result of stress, I have more energy and clear-mindedness, and I can grapple with negative emotions far more effectively than my pre-kriya days. The improvements to my physical and mental health are so tangible that I almost think I have stumbled across a panacea.”
Johnny is one of the 2700 students who have completed the YES!+ program between 2006 and 2008. It is an intensive workshop spanned over a week to cultivate life skills among the youth aged 18 to 30 years. Through yoga, meditation and Sudarshan Kriya, the workshop manages to de-stress the youth, enabling the release of negative emotions. The workshop also focuses on leadership, creativity, enthusiasm and responsibility. It touches pertinent youth issues such as studies, career, love and relationships with parents through various interactive sessions and activities.