The Youth Empowerment Seminar (YES!)

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The Youth Empowerment Seminar (YES!) is a dynamic and fun program that challenges teens to take responsibility for their life and provides a comprehensive set of practical tools for releasing stress, mastering emotions, and raising self-awareness. The program addresses:

  • Teens’ physical, mental, social, and emotional development
  • Breathing techniques to relieve stress and bring the mind into focus.
  • Dynamic games and yoga
  • Practical knowledge to create awareness.
  • Experiential processes to develop problem-solving strategies
  • Dynamic group discussions designed to help teens feel at ease in challenging situations, increase confidence, withstand criticism and peer pressure.

For participants:

Whatever you are into – music, sports, study, clubs – the skills learnt in «The Art of Living» YES! programs will help you succeed. Because skills like concentration, focus, dedication, memory, understanding people will serve you everywhere. If you are into sports, you will understand better the role of teamwork and the pressure to perform in key moments. If you need to improve at school, you will understand how memory and concentration work. If you play a role in clubs, you’ll learn useful tips on how to deal with people and their emotions, as well as learning how to deal with your own (!)


For parents: 

Both fun and challenging, this seminar provides teens with a comprehensive toolbox to develop the interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence they need to excel in their social life, sports, study and future professional lives. The program broadens youth's vision of the world and thereby provides practical knowledge and skills to take on challenges, responsibility, leadership.

The Youth Empowerment Seminar (YES!) for Schools from ages 14-17 is dedicated to providing youth with a healthy body, a healthy mind and a healthy lifestyle. This is achieved by offering youth practical tools and life skills to manage stress and emotions.  When students learn how to manage their stress in a healthy way, they exhibit greater confidence and motivation to succeed in school and make healthy choices when faced with life's challenges.

Young people face emotional issues such as low self-esteem, depression and anxiety that are a source of great stress, which inhibits learning. Without a healthy alternative, students often turn to unhealthy strategies to cope with these problems including: smoking, alcohol or drugs, aggression and violence, and withdrawal from social interaction. As students learn to reduce stress and manage emotions they gain the ability to focus and perform well academically at school, as well as the ability to build more positive relationships with their peers, parents and teachers.

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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