immersion in Silence
Build upon your experience of freedom from the Happiness Program
Get much needed rest in an
all-inclusive guided retreat
Realign with your
Go deeper with advanced guided meditations, silent
inquiry and rejuvenating yoga
Main Elements of the Retreat
"Meditation is the journey from movement to stillness sound to silence."
- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
A set of guided meditations called “Hollow and Empty” created by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar are a central part of the retreat. These meditations are geared towards drawing out the deepest layers of stress and tension from our nervous system.
Silence is more than not speaking, it is a way to renew ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. Even just a few minutes of true silence gives a rest far deeper than sleep, and possibly anything else you’ve experienced in life.
Mudras and Advanced Pranayama
The program builds upon the breathing exercises taught during the Happiness Program and teaches a series of Mudras – a subtle technique to balance the mind and emotions.
Often, silence is associated with sadness. But in the retreat, silence is a celebration. After a full day of yoga, meditation and processes, the evenings are spent celebrating the inner spirit through soulful music and sacred chants.
- Yoga - Unite the body and mind with a morning yoga session to start each day.
- Vedic Wisdom - Explore the “Four Pillars of Knowledge” from the ancient Vedic texts of India, which gives us the tools to live with bliss in our lives.
- Question and Answer - Get clarity on meditation and peaceful living in nightly Q&A sessions with your teacher.
- Wholesome Food - There’s nothing like eating well to soothe your spirit. Relish three delicious vegetarian meals a day.
Connect to the Source
These few days make the rest of your year more alive, productive and full of energy. When you emerge, you feel recharged and refreshed, ready to take on all your responsibilities with greater focus and joy.
Grateful to all the people and things which enable me to take time out like this to care for myself so that I can be the best, most stress-free and happy version of myself possible … and in that be a better mamma. Truly blessed and most humbled. "
Create Big Shifts in Your Life
The Silence Retreat can help you drop limiting beliefs, regrets and worries, and tap into a bigger vision for yourself. You come back to your life more grounded, more centered, more wise. You find a joy that is unshaken by outer circumstances. And the more often you do this retreat, the more this strength and freedom builds inside of you.
A Structured Retreat
While other retreats could leave you a little to your own devices to find some silence amidst a quiet atmosphere, many people find it challenging to know how to quiet their own minds. The Art of Silence Retreat provides optimal conditions for sinking deep within and breaking free from our mental chatter. Your whole day is carefully guided and crafted to give you as relaxing and transformative an experience possible. It’s no wonder that many program participants refer to it as the ideal vacation for body, mind, and spirit.
What others are saying
"The guided meditations in the advance courses helped me to overcome whatever burden I was carrying each time. I was guided to put situations into perspective and let go. So that I could feel free and light again."
"My first advanced program was mind blowing. My body was detoxified and my mind became calm. I could see things clearly. Its cleansing power is amazing. I’ve been repeating so many times since then."
Every silent course brings up new introspection that enables me to grow spiritually. Once in silence, it takes on a blissful state. Can't wait to experience the depth that it brings to my soul
“deep breathing and a good yoga stretch could help you and your business”
“rejuvenating participants physically, mentally and emotionally”
“Art of Living may be the fastest growing spiritual practice on the planet”
"not only aims to remove day-to-day stresses, but also target negative emotions you may not know are still affecting you”
“breathing exercise dramatically decreased PTSD in veterans”
"many people reported better sleep, improved self-awareness, and even fewer PMS symptoms”