Build upon your experience of freedom from the Happiness Program
Get much needed rest in an
all-inclusive guided retreat
Go deeper with advanced guided
meditations, silent inquiry and
Realign with your
Why take 3-4 days out of your busy life for a meditation retreat?
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.
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 and centered as well as wiser. You find a joy that is unshaken by outer circumstances. Also, the more often you participate in this retreat, the more of this strength and freedom builds inside of you.
A structured retreat
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 the body, mind, and spirit.
Main Elements of the Retreat
"Meditation is the journey from movement to
stillness sound to silence."
- Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
A set of guided meditations called “Hollow and Empty” created by Gurudev 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 & 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 our full potential.
- Q&A- Get clarity on meditation and peaceful living in 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.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHARE
The Joy of Meditation
"I feel more like myself after the Silence Retreat. My life goes smoother after it and I feel the difference for a good 3-6 months."
"It was very, very powerful. I gained such a sense of calm, more than I ever could have imagined. "
“It helped me to put into practice the valuable wisdom which I had picked up on [The Happiness Program]. I came away relaxed , refreshed and happier than I had felt for a long time. "
"I've been on quite a few silent retreats in the past and this felt more balanced, nourishing and comfortable than any other retreat I'd been on."
"The meditations are deep! It was an extremely relaxing yet energizing experience"
“A wonderful, peaceful retreat ... extremely joyful and easy"