The Youth Empowerment Seminar (YES!)

 
 
 

Peer pressure is very demanding. So are exams, parents, relationships, sports and entrance tests. So how can you cope with everything? The YES course empowers you physically - through simple yogasanas; mentally and emotionally - through cleansing breathing techniques including Sudarshan Kriya.

Have fun in team games and interactive processes, and group discussions about the issues that affect your life: dealing with friendships and relationships, how to concentrate better on studies, how you can reach your potential.

Gain the ability to take the right decisions through the power of Sudarshan Kriya. Overcome nervousness and stage fear with simple techniques. Learn to love yourself, learn to share with others and handle problems with a smile, instead of a frown.

Come and see the world from a different point of view.

Know more about YES! its program contents, benefits and an overview to it at the end of this page at Tabbed contents.

YES! 2 (YES! Advance Course) - For YES! Graduates

Dive into knowledge and meditation. Become strong and fearless, and useful to yourself, your family, your country. Simple processes and gentle guidance in the YES! 2 course help you to overcome all your fears and limitations and experience new aspects of yourself.

The YES! 2 enables you to look into and beyond yourself. You can understand and conquer your mental constraints, whether it is about relationships, family, habits, addictions, academics or anything else. Experience the joy of service, the freedom of silence and the intellectual sharpness that comes from meditation.

Benefits
  • Re-energise body, mind and intellect
  • Learn to think of others, not just of yourself
  • Overcome mental constraints and fears
  • Learn the joy of service
 
Overview
Age group: 13+ to 18 years, graduates of YES course
Course duration: 4 days
Time per day: 6 hours/ residential
 
Program contents
  • Sudarshan Kriya
  • Meditation
  • Chanting
  • Interactive processes
  • Team games
  • Service projects
  • Outdoor activities

YES! Club World - Nepal 

YES! Fun Gathering conducted by YES! Club World-Nepal on alternative weekends . Students who have done the YES course, who are adventurous, fun loving and who have a thirst for knowledge, form the back bone of the club.
 
YES is a fun and challenging life-skills and leadership program that provides youth with practical knowledge and effective tools to reduce stress, manage emotions, and develop social and leadership skills.
 
This club will provide an opportunity for all the teenagers to become aware on all career possibilities. Professionals of all walks of life will interact with the members of the club, with an interactive audio visual presentation on latest happening in the respective area of scope.

Integrate at your school 

YES! Club World Nepal of The Art of Living Nepal has a school integration module specially designed for school to nurture human values in children as well as a holistic approach for a school environment. It is a complete package which includes interactive and practical workshops for each of the stakeholders in the education system.

The stakeholders in the education system - Teachers, Parents, and Students - who are closely involved in the overall operations of schools can get long term benefits from these workshops. These workshops will help each of the stakeholders to:

  • Learn how to handle tensions, stress & negative emotions through powerful breathing techniques,

  • Get tips to energize the body, mind & spirit.

  • Experience healing at physical, mental & emotional level.

  • Enhance energy & enthusiasm levels in life.

Roles & Challenges of the stakeholders - The ideas and methodology change to meet the information age, the role of the stakeholders also changes. The challenges faced by each of the stakeholder are:

  
Teachers 
  • Compete for attention of students
  • Complete assigned syllabus in given time
  • Long hours standing while teaching
  • Read enormous amount of materials - books, answer papers etc

 
Parents
  • Busy working – strive to give quality time for children

  • Unclear on how to bring up children
  • Peer Pressure – need to compare performance of children
  • Disagreements amongst themselves
  • High expectations of children and school

 

 

Students

  • Pressure from teachers, parents and fellow students

  • Many sources of distraction – TV, Computer Games, Opposite sex etc

 
 

Addressing the Challenges - For each of the stakeholders of the education system the workshop has been designed:

Workshop
Stakeholders
 
Art of Living Course for educators
School Teachers
 
Know Your Child workshop
Parents of children below 12 years
 
Know Your Teen workshop
Parents of teenagers
 
All Round Training in Excellence (ART Excel)
Children 8 – 13 years
 
ART Excel Club 
Children 8 – 13 years
 
Youth Empowerment Seminar (YES!)
Teenagers below 18 years
 
YES! Club
Teenagers below 18 years
 
 

Stress Free Teaching

Stress Free Teaching – An interactive 1-Hour FREE seminar for Teachers is conducted at the beginning for teachers and the school management.

This seminar addresses:

  • Examination of the root cause of stress in teachers

  • Simple exercise to relieve physical stress

  • Breathing techniques

  • Tips to bring out best in children

  • Techniques to make teaching stress-free

After the Stress Free Teaching seminar, we look forward for the Art of Living course for Educators for the entire school management. This is conducted on the mutual understanding of the school team and our faculty with the arrangement of timing allocated in the school calendar.

Art of Living Course for Educators 

is a practical effective transformational workshop for 6 days that brings self awareness in teachers on values and how they can nurture these in children they teach.

Teachers –  OUR ROLE MODELS

Education is not merely assimilation of knowledge but a holistic all round development that instills in a child the courage and confidence to face life's challenges.

Teachers are true role models or living examples to the students, and have to  inculcate values that will help determine the future of the society.

A good teacher not only gives academic training but also teaches you to be sensitive to all life around you. The teacher allows the student to discover his true potential so that the course they pursue in future can be truly enjoyable and not something forcibly thrust on them. These are the qualities that make teaching a noble profession and the teacher, a powerful influence.

Features of  the workshop:

  • Practices that heal and harmonize the body, mind, and spirit and eliminate mental and physical stress

  • Skills for handling negative emotions and situations and working with children

  • Practical wisdom for improving work and  relationships 

  • Insight into the laws that govern the mind and    emotions of self, children, peers & supervisors

  • Stretching and low-impact exercise for health, blood circulation, and body stillness

Know Your Child

An interactive 3-hours workshop for parents of children below 12 years which gives simple tips on how they can help children to:

  • enhance creativity
  • improve focus & concentration in studies
  • be independent and responsible
  • communicate better
  • feel more free and natural
  • respond to stress in an emotional healthy way

Know Your Teen

An interactive 3-hours workshop for parents of teenagers which helps to:

  • handle your child’s transition to teen
  • stay involved in your teens life – physically & emotionally
  • understand their need to appear trendy and be accepted among peers.
  • help your child become/remain emotionally healthy
  • be a friend and guide, who can help in choosing their career – What they want to be in life!

 

   

 

 
Founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,The Art of Living is an educational and humanitarian movement engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. Read More