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  • “Life Changing”

  • “May be the fastest-growing spiritual practice on the planet”

  • “Like Fresh Air to
    Millions”

  • “Show promise in providing relief for depression”

Why this Workshop?

Calming a busy, fearful, or frantic mind is
possible when you have the right tools

If you’re struggling to maintain a balanced state of mind that is calm and focused, it can be hard to break the cycle. The mind can get stuck in a loop of future, fear-based worries or even past regrets, the constant bombardment of thoughts can become exhausting and spiral out of control—your mind can feel anything but relaxed and at ease.

You may feel overwhelmed, stressed, or fearful. And perhaps you’ve tried to manage with one of the many options out there that provide momentary relief, but you’re still getting stuck in the same thoughts and mindstate.

Calming the mind doesn’t need to be so hard.

The Online Happiness Program gives you evidence-based tools, proven to relieve, in minutes, even the busiest, most frantic of minds—with a calm that lasts.

If you’re struggling to maintain a balanced state of mind that is calm and focused, it can be hard to break the cycle. The mind can get stuck in a loop of future, fear-based worries or even past regrets, the constant bombardment of thoughts can become exhausting and spiral out of control—your mind can feel anything but relaxed and at ease.

You may feel overwhelmed, stressed, or fearful. And perhaps you’ve tried to manage with one of the many options out there that provide momentary relief, but you’re still getting stuck in the same thoughts and mindstate.

Calming the mind doesn’t need to be so hard.

The Online Happiness Program gives you evidence-based tools, proven to relieve, in minutes, even the busiest, most frantic of minds—with a calm that lasts.

You cannot control what happens in life, but you can change how you react to it

One of the biggest illusions is that life can be controlled. And we’re so good at creating these false structures of safety and control! Through timelines, schedules, achievement, deadlines, competitions—there are so many methods we seek to control reality, holding on so tight without really realizing it.

So the current pandemic is a big shock to the system. We have to wake up to the reality of life—the only constant changes, nothing is permanent, even if we do our very best to make it appear otherwise! Fear and stress are a natural consequence of living in the illusion of control—which is where we find ourselves. That’s where we come in.

Imagine waking up each day, knowing you have a morning routine that leaves you strong, calm, and centered in minutes—with the confidence to manage change, uncertainty, and whatever comes your way.

After 39 years of dedication to the mind and the art of finding calm within, we’ve arrived at a proven formula for living with a greater sense of unshakeable ease and empowerment to live your best life.

How do you choose to live? Because it is a choice.
 

Find your calm and clear,
whatever happens

Life keeps happening—it's unavoidable. The ups
and downs, the wins and losses, the pains and gains.

You cannot control what happens in life, but you
can change how you react to it.

Through evidence-based processes of breathwork
and meditation, you can:

soothe the nervous system

get deeper sleep

calm the mind

reduce stress & anxiety

boost the immune system

restore energy and more

You can become so centered that stresses big or small —don’t determine how you feel. 

You do.

And all it takes is some training and practice. In just a few minutes a day, you can transform how you feel in terms of your energy, your emotions and your mind

Find your calm and clear,
whatever happens

Life keeps happening—it's unavoidable. The ups and downs, the wins and losses, the pains and gains.

You cannot control what happens in life, but you can change how you react to it.

Through evidence-based processes of breathwork and meditation, you can:

soothe the nervous system

get deeper sleep

calm the mind

reduce stress & anxiety

boost the immune system

restore energy and more

You can become so centered that stresses big or small —don’t determine how you feel. 

You do.

And all it takes is some training and practice. In just a few minutes a day, you can transform how you feel in terms of your energy, your emotions and your mind

A powerful program brought to you by
compassionate experts.

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, humanitarian leader, spiritual teacher, and ambassador of peace, creator of the Happiness Program and Sudarshan Kriya™ (SKY Meditation).


Spencer Deslisle and Patti Montella, lead trainers for the video on-demand program.

 

Recognized as a leading figure in contemporary meditation and for building bridges between inner peace and peace in the world, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar founded the Art of Living programs 39 years ago. Since then, this movement has inspired a wave of transformation that has reached over 154 countries, touching millions of lives.

Now for the first time ever, in response to this crisis, you can do the world-renowned Happiness Program online. Teachers around the country are available to guide you through these practices to clear your mind, drop stress, and open your heart.

The live program features real-time interaction with highly trained teachers and a digital community of fellow participants.

The on-demand program lets you learn at your own pace and on your schedule with two of our best trainers, Spencer Deslisle and Patti Montella.

Either way you choose, you're in for a power-packed experience.

Be Calm & Centered Today

What people are saying about the Happiness Program

 

From "Anxious and Scattered", to "Grounded and Confident"

"Prior to learning Sudarshan Kriya, I had a hard time relaxing and breathing. I was anxious and scattered. Now that I have this practice, I am more grounded and confident in myself. I can express more love to myself and others. I'm more clear, focused and awake." 
- Samora S., actress
 

 

"Significantly Improved My Ability to Stay Calm"

"The main benefit is it's significantly improved my ability to stay calm when I'm stressed, tired or angry. I used to think these practices were for people who did very little, but it's the opposite. I have a lot to do and I have to be effective as a leader. Sudarshan Kriya keeps me moving in the right direction." 
- Clarke Weatherspoon, teacher
 

 

"Helped Heal Past Wounds"

"Learning to manage my own mind and body through breathing practices has truly been the greatest gift. Practicing Sudarshan Kriya everyday has helped me heal past wounds, become more confident in myself and more aware of everything in my life so that I can be a better me."
- Samora S., actress

 

"Transformed into Newness, Aliveness, and Innocence!"

“I had four children as a single parent. I was depressed. Medicines didn't help. After the workshop, I do the practice when I feel anxious, and an unpleasant emotion is washed away and I am transformed into newness, aliveness, and innocence! I am constantly in awe of the whole process and so thankful, full of gratitude that it's happening. I feel like I will find my purpose in life through this practice.“
- Clarke Weatherspoon, teacher

 

"Much Healthier Right Away"

“I was very ill. The only thing that helped me other than allopathic medicine was pranayama. It was a complete change (after Happiness and Silence Retreat). I was much healthier right away. My mind became clear and I became more comfortable in my body. Also, people commented on my skin all the time, so I think it helped with anti-aging. That's a benefit.” 
- Patricia, retired ESL teacher, Winston, NC

 

"Come to Work in a Better Mindset"

“Making food that makes people happy brings me a lot of happiness. And when I come to work (after doing my practices), having already centered myself, it's way easier to plan out menus, delegate tasks to other people, or work with other people. Now I come to work in a much better mindset, and that in turn translates into the quality of work and the way I deal with people at work. Just the way I process emotions, thoughts, and feelings is different from before."
- Dan, Boone, NC 

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Powerful Techniques

for Deep Rest and Rejuvenation​

  • Discover the secrets to effortless meditation through the power of SKY Meditation for a calm, clear state of mind. Experience advanced breathing exercises that have been scientifically shown to effectively reduce stress, calm the mind, and take you into a state of deep meditation.
  • Gain life-enhancing tools you can benefit from immediately - feel energized, centered, with a fresh perspective ready for each day. Experience freedom from past regrets or future worries, stress, and anxiety.
  • Enjoy unique guided meditations and wisdom sessions and get a taste of the serenity within
  • Discover how the wisdom of yoga can be applied in everyday life to bring clarity, enhance relationships, and reduce stress. SKY Meditation helps you remove stress; wisdom helps you not accumulate stress, to begin with.

Discover the power of Art of Living's breathing exercises
70 Independent studies on Sudarshan Kriya™ & related practices (SK&P)

From reducing stress to getting better rest, these techniques have a demonstrated measurable impact on quality of life.

Over 70 independent studies conducted on four continents and published in peer review journals, have demonstrated a comprehensive range of benefits from practicing Sudarshan Kriya™ and related breathing exercises taught on the Art of Living Happiness Program.

Research Result Key Findings
Deep Sleep and Wellbeing Increase
 

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SKY Meditation—it is your personal connection to a steady calm within, whatever
happens. It’s the key to peace of mind that lasts. And we’ll guide you there.

 

We invest in our health, our home, our car, but when it comes to peace of mind — in our own happiness — what do we really invest?

In this current crisis, we are being shown that investing in our own sense of well-being regardless of outside circumstances is not only important, but vital.

We are here to support you on that journey.

We’ve created the online version of our signature Happiness Program so that it can be as accessible to as many people as possible at this time. That’s why we’ve reduced the on-demand, Online Happiness Program price by 62%.

This is your chance to give yourself the tools you need to live well.

Two Ways to Learn Online

Video On-Demand:
Learn On Your Schedule
  • ✓ Lifetime, access, anytime and anywhere
  • ✓ Available on all your devices
  • ✓ Video lessons in HD
  • ✓ Quizzes and handouts to maximize learning
  • ✓ 2 Live sessions with a certified teacher
$295 $150

Enroll Today

Live Program with
Certified Teachers
  • ✓ All sessions live with highly certified teachers
  • ✓ Personal attention and guidance with small group sizes
  • ✓ 2-hour sessions each day for 3 days
  • ✓ Available via mobile, tablet, or desktop
  • ✓ Get answers to your questions with live Q&A
$395 $190

Enroll Today

Free Resources: During this time, we are committed to providing resources to the community regardless of ability to pay. You can access these offerings, including live online meditations, in our free resources page.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY

How the Happiness Program is changing lives -A dozen leading publication reviews-

The Easy Breathing Technique That Can Lower Your Anxiety 44%

"many people reported better sleep, improved self-awareness, and even fewer PMS symptoms"

Six months later, their anxiety scores had decreased by about 44%, and many no longer qualified for a clinical diagnosis. Scores on a comprehensive measure of psychological symptoms—including depression, phobias, and hostility, among others—also fell by 45%.

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Breathing is the New Yoga! 9 Shortcuts to Calming Anxiety

Sudarshan Kriya’s engagement of the parasympathetic nervous system can rebalance brain chemistry.

In scientific terms, a controlled breathing practice cuts into stress hormones, dances with our nervous system, and regulates the oxygen, CO2, and pH levels in our blood. It has therapy potential against depression, anxiety, and PTSD. In sidewalk terms, breathing lets us get a grip.

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An Incredible Alternative to Mindfulness You Never Heard Of

"Does meditation make you anxious or mad? Here's a science backed alternative."

"We keep seeing more studies demonstrating how mindfulness meditation can change the brain, make us feel better, and generally improve our lives. That’s great. But what if it doesn’t work for you? Maybe the practices that were supposed to take you to a calm place made you feel anxious or irritable. Your skin crawls, you have ants in your pants, and you swing between anxiety attacks and rage. Not exactly Zen."

Read Full Article »

Breathing Lessons

"A yoga-based technique that targets healing and stress is gaining favor"

Students of the Art of Living program say the breathing technique can bring greater awareness, a fuller and happier life, less stress, greater mental focus, and a bevy of other health benefits. – Los Angeles Times

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3 Science-Backed Ways to Relieve Pain and Stress

"Calm your nervous system with the relaxation response"

"Guided relaxations calm the nervous system by decreasing blood pressure, heart rate and muscle tension while increasing blood flow. When your mind is in a state of stress from pain or anxiety, your breathing becomes tense and shallow. But research shows that when you consciously change your breathing, you can quickly change how you feel as well."

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How Meditation Transformed This Entrepreneur’s Approach To Work And Life

“It changed my life literally overnight.” ~Louis Gagnon, CEO of MyBrainSolutions

Louis Gagnon, CEO of MyBrainSolutions and former executive at Audible Inc., ... shared his view that we can only reach our highest potential as individuals and leaders if we find peace of mind.

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Emperor of Air

"Art of Living may be the fastest growing spiritual practice on the planet"

If you try to understand things through experience, the proof is in the pudding. You do the practice and the stress leaves you and you feel better. It promises a very satisfying and immediate thing. You can feel better without relying on someone else to explain it rationally and without relying on the promise of heaven later.

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Art of Living on CNN Project Life

“Life Changing”

“Meditation is like a mental workout. The more you exercise these parts of the brain, the healthier and happier your mindset will be.”

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Take a Deep Breath

"just as emotions impact how people breathe, how they breathe can also impact their emotions"

The breathing technique Shankar teaches is based on the notion that just as emotions impact how people breathe, how they breathe can also impact their emotions. By controlling their breath, the idea goes, people can counter their stress and recover from natural disasters and violent surroundings.

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Yogic Breathing: What are the benefits?

"not only aims to remove day-to-day stresses, but also target negative emotions you may not know are still affecting you"

A specific kind of yoga called Sudarshan Kriya is in the limelight. Focused on breathing, this form has been shown to provide relief from depression and has even shown promise in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans, according to a recent study in the Journal of Traumatic Stress.

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Here’s Why Meditation Is So Amazing For Your Mental Health

“impressive results”

“A study done on this specific type of meditation showed that it was able to alleviate stress-related disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, because of the way it affects the parasympathetic nervous system (responsible for moderating heart rate and hormone release), and curbs the body’s stress response.”

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FAQS

Q: Why take a workshop about breathing? I’ve been breathing my whole life!
Q: What if I’ve already learned some breathing exercises before? Will this be too beginner?
Q: What results have been seen by independent researchers?
Q: How soon will I start seeing results? And do they last?
Q: How is the Happiness Program different from other spiritual and self-development workshops?
Q: Who created this workshop?
Q: Who is eligible for this workshop?
Q: Can I repeat the workshop after taking it before?
Q: I have other questions. Who can I talk to about the workshop?

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What people are saying about The Happiness Program

 

"Come to Work in a Better Mindset"

“Making food that makes people happy brings me a lot of happiness. And when I come to work (after doing my practices), having already centered myself, it's way easier to plan out menus, delegate tasks to other people, or work with other people. Now I come to work in a much better mindset, and that in turn translates into the quality of work and the way I deal with people at work. Just the way I process emotions, thoughts, and feelings is different from before."
- Dan, Boone, NC
 

 

"My Whole Personality Has Been Transformed"

“I was diagnosed with Hypertension (High BP) at the age of 19. I started practicing Sudarshan Kriya at the age of 21; now 6 years have passed and I am as normal and fit as I could have imagined. My whole personality has been transformed. I love practicing Sudarshan Kriya and Sahaj Samadhi Meditation … my innate perception of life has since turned very positive. Earlier I was not there for me - now I am there for others."
- Abhinav Kapri
 

 

"It pulled me out of my depression"

“I was undergoing moderate depression. Hated eating. Couldn't focus on anything in life. Was basically in a very, very bad state of mind (depression does that) and had no idea how to get out of it. Then I took up Sudarshan Kriya. Within 1 month of Sudarshan Kriya, I was coming back up. I was returning to my usual self. My health improved considerably; I used to eat like a bird, now I eat well. I sleep better"

 

"Made Me a More Confident and Social Person"

“I am practicing [Sudarshan Kriya] for 5 years now. I used to stammer a lot, but this breathing technique has a helped me to overcome the issue, and made me a more confident and social person. It has also helped me in reducing my sinus problems.”
-Prakash Porua

Two Ways to Learn Online

Video On-Demand:
Learn On Your Schedule
  • ✓ Lifetime, access, anytime and anywhere
  • ✓ Available on all your devices
  • ✓ Video lessons in HD
  • ✓ Quizzes and handouts to maximize learning
  • ✓ 2 Live sessions with a certified teacher
$295 $150

Enroll Today

Live Program with
Certified Teachers
  • ✓ All sessions live with highly certified teachers
  • ✓ Personal attention and guidance with small group sizes
  • ✓ 2-hour sessions each day for 3 days
  • ✓ Available via mobile, tablet, or desktop
  • ✓ Get answers to your questions with live Q&A
$395 $190

Enroll Today

Free Resources: During this time, we are committed to providing resources to the community regardless of ability to pay. You can access these offerings, including live online meditations, in our free resources page.

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