• "Best Ayurveda Program"
  • "2016 Winner: Best Hidden Gem, Best for Yoga, Best for Mind, Body, Spirit"
  • "A 380-acre sanctuary... a balancing act of rest and activities"
  • "5 Wellness Retreats You Should Escape to ASAP"
  • "2016 Reader's Choice Winner: Best Health & Wellness"
  • "Best Ayurveda Program"
  • "2016 Winner: Best Hidden Gem, Best for Yoga, Best for Mind, Body, Spirit"
  • "A 380-acre sanctuary... a balancing act of rest and activities"
  • "5 Wellness Retreats You Should Escape to ASAP"
  • "2016 Reader's Choice Winner: Best Health & Wellness"
Upcoming Happiness Retreats
Nov 23-25
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Happiness Retreat

Discover your unlimited power and freedom – not as a concept, but as a direct experience

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Nov 30 - Dec 02
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Happiness Retreat

Discover your unlimited power and freedom – not as a concept, but as a direct experience

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Dec 07-09
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Happiness Retreat

Discover your unlimited power and freedom – not as a concept, but as a direct experience

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Dec 14-16
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Happiness Retreat

Discover your unlimited power and freedom – not as a concept, but as a direct experience

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Dec 21-23
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness

Happiness Retreat in the Presence of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Discover your unlimited power and freedom – not as a concept, but as a direct experience

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Dec 27-30
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness

Happiness Retreat + Unveiling Infinity 1

A powerful combination of programs to boost your energy and reconnect with inner peace

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Jan 02-04
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Happiness Retreat

Art of Living Faculty

Discover your unlimited power and freedom – not as a concept, but as a direct experience

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Jan 04-06
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Happiness Retreat

Art of Living Faculty

Discover your unlimited power and freedom – not as a concept, but as a direct experience

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Jan 11-13
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Happiness Retreat

Art of Living Faculty

Discover your unlimited power and freedom – not as a concept, but as a direct experience

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Jan 16-18
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Happiness Retreat

Art of Living Faculty

Discover your unlimited power and freedom – not as a concept, but as a direct experience

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Jan 18-20
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Happiness Retreat

Art of Living Faculty

Discover your unlimited power and freedom – not as a concept, but as a direct experience

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Jan 25-27
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Happiness Retreat

Art of Living Faculty

Discover your unlimited power and freedom – not as a concept, but as a direct experience

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Feb 01-03
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Happiness Retreat

Art of Living Faculty

Discover your unlimited power and freedom – not as a concept, but as a direct experience

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Feb 08-10
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Happiness Retreat

Art of Living Faculty

Discover your unlimited power and freedom – not as a concept, but as a direct experience

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Feb 13-15
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Happiness Retreat

Art of Living Faculty

Discover your unlimited power and freedom – not as a concept, but as a direct experience

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One Weekend
One Weekend
A lifetime of possibility

We could be happy right now, if only our mind were relaxed and calm. But we lose sight of our innate happiness, by the constant bombardment of thoughts and going back and forth between worrying about the future and regretting the past.

In the Happiness Program, discover that you have the ability to live in the present moment, happy –
not as a concept but as a concrete experience.
Overview
Deepen Your Experience of Life

Make the choice to truly thrive in life. So often we wait for the weekend, a vacation or celebration to live our desired life and feel fully alive and happy.

Imagine being able to access the warm glow of happiness throughout your day. The Happiness Program equips you with a toolkit of techniques to get you through even the most challenging of times to create a more easeful, peaceful day whenever you chose.

Begin your journey to a more joyful, whole and happy life.

Through the Happiness Program:

  • Gain a greater sense of happiness and enthusiasm
  • Reduce your stress
  • Increase confidence
  • Experience more ease in interpersonal skills
  • Enhance your creativity

Learn the transformative power of Sudarshan Kriya®. Based on ancient Vedic knowledge, the technique uses natural rhythms to get you unstuck.

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.

Increasing Well-Being Hormones: Science-backed Results
Increasing Well-Being Hormones: Science-backed Results

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

Quiet Spaces, Great Views

Mountain Scenery
We provide quiet spaces and trained teachers so you can immerse yourself in the retreat experience. As one participant shared, “The silence here is breathtaking”. It is this beauty and the silence of the mountains that help awaken the mind to the peace and happiness within.

Trained instructors are here to assist you every step of the way. They are skilled in sharing concrete techniques that you can take home with you and begin your journey to a joyful life.

The land itself is an incredible resource too. Surrounded by nature, there are plenty of opportunities for hiking and nature-viewing on this patch of forest on top of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Nourishment for the Journey

We support you through the Happiness Program with nourishing, tasty food, some of it sourced right from our organic garden.

A wonderfully healing, revealing, life-changing program.

- Heather D.

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