YES! + Cursus (18-30 yrs)

Youth Empowerment and Skills Workshop

A powerful life-skills program, that charges the youth with a fresh breath of vigor, enthusiasm, excellence and responsibility. YES!+ enables you to absorb the freshness, the repose and all the positivity around you, and helps you discharge stress, inhibitions, bad habits, and barriers.

YES!+ is a brilliant mix of antiquity and the contemporary. It is a smooth blend of ancient wisdom, yoga, pranayama (breath control), and meditation, fused with contemporary intellectual exchanges, music and games. And of-course it includes Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s powerful and famous breathing technique, the Sudarshan Kriya.


Our Teachers



With a postgraduate in Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Khurshed Batliwala, or “Bawa” as he is fondly known (a nick name that has stuck from his IIT days) is an extraordinary personality. Deciding “it was better to teach people meditation and make them happy rather than teach them mathematics and make them miserable” he chose the unconventional and challenging career path as a faculty member and a trainer with The Art of Living, sharing the vision of its founder, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, “To see a smile on every face on the planet.” A myriad personality, Bawa is committed to utilizing every moment of his time in enriching the lives of people around. Apart from conducting youth workshops, Bawa also conducts other workshops such as the Mathemagic, which makes maths fun and interesting; the Financial Literacy Workshop, a seminar on unconventional concepts on money management and wealth generation; and an introductory workshop on Western Classical Music appreciation. Recently he put together a workshop that s makes daily cooking an enjoyable experience. Being a techno - geek, he brings to the table a meld of cutting edge technology, deep knowledge of Indian traditions along with the most amazing delicacies he so passionately prepares. His passions include computer games, long walks, good food and caring about the environment and animals. His love for writing has translated to one of the most visited blogs – a blog in which both Bawa and Dinesh contribute, much to the delight of YES!+ grads!


Nothing is more apt, in describing Dinesh, than the statement “Presence speaks more than words.” Just a few moments in his company are enough to justify it. Dinesh Ghodke is a B. Tech. from IIT Mumbai. Along with Bawa he is the director of World Alliance for Youth Empowerment (WAYE) that was launched on Christmas Eve, 2006. Dinesh has been a senior trainer with the Art of Living for the last 13 years. His life is dedicated to spreading the knowledge of his Guru, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. His childhood passion has been to excel in whatever he does. A “born winner”, be it sports or academics, his tenacity has always helped him to be a cut above the rest. An athlete, a gymnast and also the chess champ of IIT, Dinesh also loves to play football. He is an exercise freak. Joining him for a physical exercise session may prove to be very dangerous because when you think you can’t do it anymore, Dinesh has just started! Through the YES!+ (Youth Empowerment and Skills) workshops that Bawa and Dinesh designed, with the guidance of Gurudev, they have been training youth all over the world to excel in their personal and professional lives while being socially responsible as well.



Upcoming Art of Living Courses

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