Create Happy

In today’s racing world, the mind has a tendency to get stuck either in the past or the future. But happiness is here and now. We miss the present moment when we are distracted, regretting yesterday or worried about tomorrow. Yet with practical, self-empowering tools, we can successfully counter the increasing demands of contemporary life.

During our signature Happiness Retreat, you will find out how to access the present and discover your inner power and freedom – not as a concept, but as a direct experience. This is the source of abiding happiness.

  • Reduced stress
  • Greater sense of happiness and enthusiasm
  • More confidence
  • More ease in interpersonal relations

In the Happiness Retreat, you will learn to master practical tools that can benefit you for the rest of your life. The centerpiece of the Art of Living Happiness Retreat is the Sudarshan Kriya, a powerful technique that uses precise natural rhythms to get you unstuck. You will also learn a form of this practice that you can continue at home for further growth.

Experiences: Helping You Thrive

Happiness Retreat

“I’m much more optimistic about my future. I feel that I’m not alone. I feel happier, more energetic and just better all around. I just feel fulfilled.”
– Valerie S.

“I’ve learned from the course to be happy exactly where I’m at at this point in time. I can feel the lightness and the shine in myself – just free and calm.
– Vera P.

“The breathing techniques that I learned, particularly the Kriya, I found very calming and very relaxing and something I hope to incorporate into my daily life.”
– John S.

Experiencing the Present Moment

In today’s racing world the mind has a tendency to get stuck either in the past or the future. But happiness is here and now. We miss the present moment when we are distracted, regretting yesterday or worried about tomorrow. During the retreat you will find out how to access the present and discover your inner power and freedom – not as a concept, but as a direct experience.

A Retreat in the Mountains 

During your stay, you have time for personal R & R also. Whether you want to explore forest trails, enjoy a free pottery class, release stress with a spa therapy or bask in the fresh mountain air, the choice is yours.

Make Your Retreat Extra Special

The Kaya Kalpa add-on combines authentic Ayurveda with the best of the Art of Living for rejuvenation on all levels, body, mind and spirit. Offered at a discounted rate to participants, the recommended Ayurveda treatment for this retreat is an Abhyanga massage (“Abby” for short), followed by a relaxing steam to further release stress.

Research

Sudarshan Kriya research

Independent research has shown Sudarshan Kriya, the key technique of the program, significantly:

  • Reduces levels of stress
  • Supports the immune system
  • Relieves anxiety and depression
  • Increased levels of antioxidant enzymes which protect us from many diseases and rapid aging. [6, 23, 27]

Read Additional Peer-Reviewed Results and References


Schedule

Session 1, Friday evening, 6:30-9pm: The Secret of the Breath
Session 2, Saturday morning, 7:30-8:30am: Morning Yoga
Session 3, Saturday morning, 9:30am-12:30pm: The Rhythms of Life
Session 4, Saturday evening, 5:15-6:15pm: Deepening Our Experience
Session 5, Sunday morning, 7:30-8:30am: Morning Yoga
Session 6, Sunday morning, 9:30am-1pm: New Start: Home Practice

Optional Saturday Activities:
Guided Nature Walk: 1:30-2:30pm or 3-4pm
Pottery Class: 2-3pm, 3-4pm or 4-5pm


Date & Time

Starts: Aug 11, 2017 06:30 PM

Ends: Aug 13, 2017 01:00 PM

Rate

Starting at $545

Includes meals, room & tuition

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