What will I get from the workshop?
What does science say about Sudarshan KriyaTM?
Over 100 independent studies globally published in peer review journals have demonstrated benefits from the practice of the Sudarshan kriyaTM and related breathing exercises:
Immune cell count
INCREASE in lymphocytes in 6 weeks &
remained in the normal range
REDUCTION in serum cortisol in 2 weeks
INCREASE within 1 week
Legacy of 40 years
What people are saying about Sudarshan Kriya
“I have been doing Sudarshan Kriya for many years. With regular practice, I can manage daily life stress and anxiety much more effectively. Before every film, I make my entire crew go through this 3-day workshop.”
"I'm regularly following the Kriya practice at home. I feel very energetic all through the day and sleep well. Thank you so much for enlightening us with such a simple, powerful health care practice and incorporating discipline in us."
"I experienced a significant difference in myself, observed by others who know me. The Sudarshan Kriya helped me to overcome my sinus problem. Gradually, significant changes have taken place-whether it is in improved concentration skills or better health."
"I was suffering from anxiety and depression for a long time and I've had suicidal thoughts too. Sudarshan Kriya™ has helped me get rid of the heavy baggage I was carrying. Apart from learning the right way to meditate, I also learned many life lessons."
"It's been 21 years since I learned the Sudarshan Kriya. I used to shy away from speaking in public or even in a small group, but now I can speak comfortably. Sudarshan Kriya changed my life completely."
"I experienced a significant difference in myself, observed by others who know me. The Sudarshan Kriya™ helped me to overcome my sinus problem. Gradually, very significant changes have taken place - whether it is in improved concentration skills or better health."
"Sudarshan Kriya is so beneficial. It truly made me calm and stress-free. With this practice. It is a unique breathing exercise which only takes a few minutes to practice every day, but has day-long, and eventually lifelong, benefit."
"I’ve been regularly practicing this technique for over a decade. It’s amazing to see that how taking a few minutes everyday for yourself keeps your energy so high and helps you get rid of all the unwanted stress and negativity."
"I did my first Sudarshan Kriya in 1997. It completely changed my life. I experienced such a transformation! It uncovered a lot of hidden potential and leadership qualities within me."
Meet the founder & inspiration
"My vision and mission is to see a smile on every individual’s face,” says Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, global humanitarian and spiritual leader.
Gurudev has spearheaded an unprecedented worldwide movement for a stress-free, violence-free society. It all began in 1982 when he cognized the Sudarshan Kriya™ after a ten-day silence period. The technique remains a centerpiece of all programs of the Art of Living.
Through a myriad of programs, teachings, and social service projects across 180 countries, Gurudev has empowered and transformed the lives of millions. Recognized globally as an impactful mediator, Gurudev has played a pivotal role in restoring peace in several conflict zones. His body of work is a testimony to his vision of a stress-free and violence-free society.
“I want to join, but...”
Yes, of course! Regular practice of the Sudarshan Kriya™ is known to improve sleep, boost immunity, and lower stress and depression levels. You only need to read these testimonials of people who have benefitted from the workshop. Be sure to let your teacher know your ailments beforehand so they can give you the best and most customized experience!
Life can change in a moment. A moment with a loved one or a lost moment of awareness while driving a car can both be life-changing. A “Eureka” moment can be life-changing not only for you but also for the whole world. However, more than changing your life, this workshop equips you with tools to change your life yourself. In these four days, you’ll be learning the Sudarshan Kriya™, a widely researched technique adopted by millions globally. Those who have practiced it have reported life-transforming experiences.
You will also have free lifetime access to follow-up sessions, and a global community of mentors. You can also enroll for advanced programs of the Art of Living. Your journey has just begun.
An undying smile is the only side-effect! :) The Sudarshan Kriya™ is practiced globally by millions of people every day with documented health benefits.
It is absolutely safe to practice our techniques. If you have a medical history of asthma, high blood pressure, heart problems, and back pains, we will guide you differently during the session.
If you’re not stressed, great! You’re living the best life. But consider this: Do you start saving money only when you’re running out of it? Or start exercising only when you’ve lost your health? No, right? So how about building those inner reserves of resilience and strength for times when you could need them? But hey, it's your call. You could wait till you are stressed and this workshop will still be around to help you.
Those who have taken this workshop have recommended we charge more. This is because apart from teaching you essential life skills, your donation funds many service projects in India. For instance, sending 70,000 tribal children to school, reviving 43 rivers, empowering 2,04,802 rural youth with livelihood skills, and lighting 720 villages with solar lamps. If you think it’s not justified, we won’t object if you wish to pay more. ;)
You’re exactly the person we’re looking for! Did you know swimming before getting into water or did you know driving before attempting to drive a car? There’s always the first time. The practice of Sudarshan Kriya™ and meditations are simple and natural processes that help energize you. This is not one more thing to be stressed and pressured about.
Spirituality is nothing but a process that enhances the beauty of our Self, our being, our spirit. It is the science of life. The earlier you learn this science, the sooner you can create a better life for yourself. Why wait till 60?
It doesn’t matter what name you give him. Call him a teacher, a life coach, a mentor, a guide, a friend, or a guru. It’s up to you. But what matters is that you learn the technique (Sudarshan Kriya™ ) and the teachings correctly. And just be happy!
The Art of Living’s workshop and teachings are embraced by people of different faiths and communities around the world. You can be assured of the diversity of participants and the unity of purpose, which is bringing a smile on everyone’s face.
We’d like to share a thought with you. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder, says: “The Art of Living is more of a principle, a philosophy of living life to its fullest. It is more of a movement than an organization. Its core value is to find peace within oneself and to unite people in our society - of different cultures, traditions, religions, nationalities; and thus reminding us all that we have one goal - to uplift human life everywhere.”
Absolutely! The breath doesn’t care about your food preferences. All it cares about is your well-being.
Is wanting to see a smile on every individual in the world, and working towards better health, prosperity, and progress for every community being a cult? Not at all!
When you go to a gym, you don’t become part of a cult. You simply learn to take care of your body and mind. Similarly, the teachings of the Art of Living only comprise universal human values, techniques, and wisdom that can help you lead a stress-free, healthy, and fulfilling life. But don’t take our word for it. Experience it firsthand.
We recommend a daily meditation practice for you. You could learn the Sahaj Samadhi Meditation technique which is a special, mantra-based practice.