Create Lasting Happiness

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. You miss the present moment when you are distracted, regretting yesterday or worried about tomorrow. Yet with practical, self-empowering tools using the breath, we can successfully counter the increasing demands of contemporary life.

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

  • Reduced stress
  • Greater sense of happiness and enthusiasm
  • Less social anxiety
  • More ease in interpersonal relations

In the Happiness Retreat, you will learn to master practical techniques 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 breathing 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.

“As for the Happiness retreat itself… Words cannot describe it. Literally. I arrived with 25 strangers and left with a deep love of each one of them in their own unique and special way. I was moved to tears, I laughed, I smiled, I worked, I relaxed more deeply than I thought humanly possible. If you are here reading this, then run (don’t walk) to the program nearest you and let the next beautiful chapter of your life begin.”
– FullPack, TripAdvisor.

“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.

These are just a few of the many transformative experiences that people have had in the program. The Happiness Retreat offers not just a comfortable weekend, but a chance for emotional release and inner peace. What you need is only a willingness to explore new things and an open mind.

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

Combine your retreat with authentic Ayurveda for rejuvenation on all levels, body, mind and spirit. 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
Pre-requisite: 18 years of age or older

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Sri Sri Ravi ShankarGurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a humanitarian, spiritual leader and an ambassador of peace and human values. Through his life and work, Sri Sri has inspired millions around the world with a vision of a stress-free, violence-free world. He has designed programs that provide techniques and tools to live a deeper, more joyous life and has established nonprofit organizations that recognize the human identity beyond the boundaries of gender, race, nationality, and religion. There will be special evening sessions with Sri Sri at the center during the Happiness Retreat. This is a great opportunity to learn directly from the person who started the Art of Living 35+ years ago!

Course Details

CHECK IN: Dec 21st, 1PM – 5PM

COURSE STARTS: Dec 21st, 2018, 6:30pm
COURSE ENDS: Dec 23rd, 2018, 1pm followed by lunch
CHECK OUT: Dec 23rd, 2018 by 9:00am during breakfast break
• Please make your travel plans according to the check in & check out information provided
• Please reserve extra night(s) stay for early arrival or late departure during registration

Prerequisite for Happiness Retreat:
• Open to all, ages 18 yrs and above
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Date & Time

Starts: Dec 21, 2018 06:30 PM

Ends: Dec 23, 2018 01:00 PM

PREREQUISITES

• Open to all, ages 18 yrs and above

RATE

• Self-arranged accommodation: $515 (includes meals & tuition)

• Retreat Room Triple Sharing: $595 (includes accommodation, meals & tuition)

• Retreat Center Hotel Room Option available by request only

LOGISTICS

CHECK IN: Dec 21st, 1PM – 5PM

CHECK OUT: Dec 23rd, 9AM (during breakfast break)

• Please make your travel plans accordingly.

  • • Please reserve extra night(s) stay for early arrival or late departure during registration.

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