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Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive

By Support
March 27, 2018

Overview

Wouldn’t you LOVE to be able to facilitate people making real changes and having lasting healing?

Some coaching, psychology, and ministerial programs teach only intellectual practices. They teach formulas and strategies. But a truly healing therapy session is all about being able to be in your heart and meet your client from that space.

When you come at people from the intellect, it often creates more judgment and prolongs suffering for both you and them. You might be able to seem to achieve a temporary fix, but that just delays real healing.  When you approach your clients from a spiritual, heart centered place, you open the opportunity for true, lasting transformation and that’s what people desire – real change.

Whether you’re already a licensed therapist, counselor, healer, practitioner, teacher, minister or still studying, this intensive training will assist you to increase your feelings of confidence and your success in working with clients. You will be able to support your clients in moving out of pain, into living miraculous lives and making their dreams come true.

Taking the Spiritual Counseling Intensive was the best decision of my life.
The transformations I experienced were life changing.

Lorri Gifford, Coach

 

This Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive program is a multi-layered, thorough and profoundly deep, rigorous training for those who would like to become masterful at Spiritual Counseling. This includes opening up your intuition, healing your life, and becoming truly masterful. For most of us this is something we achieve over many years of deep inner work, training and study, however, this training will help you speed up the process so you can be truly helpful to others sooner.

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Testimonials

Open to anyone with a desire for deep inner work.

If you would like to receive CEU’s  please contact [email protected] for assistance.

About the Teachers


Jennifer Hadley has led over 50,000 spiritual seekers to unlock the secret of becoming more successful and helping more of the people they want to serve. She has been working as a spiritual writer, speaker, teacher and counselor in Los Angeles since 1998. An active minister, Science of Mind practitioner and spiritual counselor, Jennifer completed all her training at and is licensed by the Agape International Spiritual Center – a trans-denominational spiritual community founded by Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith, who is well known for his appearances in The Secret and on Oprah, Larry King and others.

Jennifer Hadley has felt the difference in her life, and seen the changes brought forth as a result of aligning with her Holy Purpose. Jennifer teaches classes in how to move out of being a prisoner of the ego to living in the flow of Love. You can find Freedom. You can feel truly masterful at all times. This is your inheritance! More


Learning Outcomes

Each day focuses on different aspects of counseling work to give you a solid foundation on all levels.

Part of the training will be lecture but the majority of the time will be spent in group and one on one interactions, allowing for real-time application, insight and improvement.

It will be a small, intimate group, so you’ll get plenty of individual attention and assistance.

You’ll become familiar with various exercises and practical tips and tools to immediately get results and increase the effectiveness of your work with clients.

This training is deeply transformative and what you learn and apply in this intensive training will benefit everyone in your life.

Here are some of the topics we’ll be going into depth on:

ATTRACT MORE CLIENTS
Magnetize and attract the perfect clients for you to be of service to

REMOVE BLOCKS TO SUCCESS
Discover your hidden blocks to success and how to heal them

BENEFIT MORE PEOPLE
Get out of your own way so your counseling practice can thrive and benefit more people

INCREASE CONFIDENCE
Release resistance, reluctance, shame, fear of failure and unworthiness that keep you playing small and repelling clients

UPLEVEL YOUR MARKETING
Improve the promotion and marketing of your services

SUCCESS WITH DIFFICULT CLIENTS
How to get back into your heart when your client is triggering you

INCREASE INTUITION
Tap into your intuitive guidance to bring about miraculous transformation in a counseling session

BE MORE EFFECTIVE
Learn how to quickly recognize and eliminate the thoughts and beliefs that are the root cause of suffering. Create miraculous healing

APPLY SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLE
Deepen your own spiritual practice, and anchor yourself to be a more beneficial presence for your clients.



Schedule

On ALL mornings except Sunday (final morning):

Silence and inner focus until our start time, unless in a counseling session

 

Monday – Day 1

3:00 – 6:00      Participants check-In

6:00 — 7:00     Dinner available in main dining room

6:45 – 7:00      Art of Living Retreat Center Orientation (required)

7:00 – 9:30      Opening – experiential learning

HOMEWORK for the morning:  Fearless moral inventory of reasons why you shouldn’t do this – all the self-judgment and insecurity.

 

Tuesday – Day 2

7:30 – 9:30      Breakfast available in main dining room – observe the silence

9:30 – 12:30   Morning Session – experiential learning

12:30 to 1:30  Lunch available in main dining room

JH has 1pm class with Venerable

2:30 – 4:30      Afternoon Session – experiential learning

4:30 – 6:00      Individual Sessions

6:00 – 7:00      Dinner available in main dining room

7:00 – 9:30      Evening program – Movie? & Discussion

 

Wednesday – Day 3

7:30 – 9:30      Breakfast available in main dining room – observe the silence

9:30 – 12:00   Morning Session – experiential learning

12:00 to 1:00  Lunch available in main dining room

JHH has  class at 1pm to 2:30

2:30 – 6:00      Afternoon Session – experiential learning

6:00 – 7:00      Dinner in main dining room

7:00 – 9:00      Individual Sessions –

 

Thursday – Day 4

7:30 – 9:30      Breakfast available in main dining room – observe the silence

9:30 – 12:30   Morning Session – experiential learning

12:30 to 1:30  Lunch available in main dining room

2:00 – 4:30      Afternoon Session – experiential learning

4:30 – 6:00      Individual Sessions

6:00 – 7:00      Dinner in main dining room

7:00 – 8:30      Fire Pit – New Moon – Fire Puja

 

Friday – Day 5

7:30 – 9:30      Breakfast available in main dining room

9:30 – 12:30   Morning Session – experiential learning

12:30 to 1:30  Lunch in main dining room

2:00 – 5:30      Afternoon Session – experiential learning

6:00 – 7:00      Dinner available in main dining room

7:00 – 9:00      Individual Sessions – Spa evening – your choice

 

Saturday – Day 6

7:30 – 9:30      Breakfast available in main dining room

9:30 – 12:30   Morning Session – experiential learning

12:30 to 1:30  Lunch in main dining room

2:00 – 4:30      Afternoon Session – experiential learning

4:30 – 6:00      Individual Sessions

5:30 – 7:30      Dinner in main dining room

7:00 – 9:30      Evening program – Movie? & Discussion

 

Sunday – Day 7

7:30 – 9:00      Breakfast available in main dining room

9:00 – 1:00      Closing Session – experiential learning

1:00 to 1:30   Lunch in main dining room

Checkout time 11am


Joyful Yoga Conference

By Liviu
March 12, 2018

The path of the yogi is an ever evolving journey.

Whether you are just stepping into the world of yoga and holistic living or are a seasoned practitioner, come and experience this rare mix of authentic thought leaders and soulful togetherness in the serenity of the mountains.

Explore new ideas, connect with fellow yogis, and delve to the depths of your true, beautiful, whole self.

 

Highlights
Emerge enriched and connected to a full heart!

  • Master Classes: Choose from 18 90 minute master classes.
  • An eclectic range of self-empowering, enriching experiences and discoveries.
  • Explore a variety of styles, including Ashtanga, Iyengar, restorative, and more.
  • Master Teachers specially selected from leading yoga centers across six southeastern states to bring you the best in authentic and engaging teaching.
  • Deepen and expand your practice and develop your teaching skills.Music, Kirtan, and Celebration with renown artists including Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band, Blue Spirit Wheel and Luna Ray.
  • Location, Location, Location. A pristine mountaintop sanctuary with serene forested hiking trails and an award-winning Ayurvedic Spa.
 

Schedule

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10
2:00 > Arrivals and Registration
3:00 > Master Teacher Orientation
5:30-7:00 > Dinner
7:00 > Large Meditation Hall
Welcome! Bob McCandlish, AOLRC Staff
Center Orientation: Rob Beck, Hospitality Manager
7:30-8:15pm > Krishan ji: Video, Opening Remarks
8:15-9:30 > Kirtan: Luna Ray, Alvin Young, Ian Boccio, Mary Walker, Socializing Together

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11
7:00-8:30 > Large Meditation Hall
Sunrise Yoga & Knowledge with Krishan ji (ALL)
ABHYASA – Exploring and Experiencing the Essence of Yoga
Free Your Mind, Ignite Your Heart, Awaken your full potential
8:30-9:15 > Breakfast
9:15-10:45 > Master Class Sessions
Veda 1: Bharti ji, The Marriage of Practices: Modern Medicine & Ancient Meditation
Veda 2: Stephanie Kohler, Yoga for Intuition
Veda 3: Shirleyann Burgess, Living Light with a Yoga Jam Heart
Veda 4: Andrea Boyd, What’s the Point?
11:00-12:30 > Master Class Sessions
Veda 1: Jonathan Miles, Yama, Niyama and the Path to Freedom
Veda 2: Blue Spirit Wheel, Nirvana Yoga, Planetary Alignment: Yoga with Live Chanting & Music
Veda 3: Yogeshwar Darin Somma, Joyful in the Battle: Yoga for the Householder Warrior
Veda 4: Valerie Midgett, Luna Ray, Embody Your Inner Warrior and Awaken Your Heart: Bhakti Asana
12:30-1:30 > Lunch
2:00-3:30 > Master Class Sessions
Veda 1: Kim Rossi, Ayurveda: Yoga’s Sister Science, Taking your practice to the next level
Veda 2: Annelise Lonidier, {sacred} SPARK
Veda 3: Dawn Yager, Growing up Yogi: Ancient Techniques for Modern Seekers
Veda 4: Rachael Goolsby, Making Sacred
4:00-5:30 > Master Class Sessions
Veda 1: Leia Jones, Blossoming Heart
Veda 2: Medha Garud, Practical Ayurveda Tips for a Deeper Yoga Experience
Veda 3: Wendy Swanson, Katie Sutton, Josh Vogt, Restorative Deep Stretch Yoga & Healing Sound Journey
Veda 4: Marti Yura, From Earth to Sky: “Yoga from the Ground Up”
6:00-7:30 > Dinner
7:30-10:00 > Large Meditation Hall
Yogic Mind & Life Celebration!: Luna Ray, Mary Walker, Blue Spirit Wheel, Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band

SUNDAY, AUGUST 127:00-7:30 > Early Meditation led by AOL Staff (Large Meditation Hall)
7:30-8:30 > Breakfast
9:00-11:30 > Large Meditation Hall (ALL)
Sean Johnson & Wild Lotus Band, Bhakti on The Mat: Storytelling, Kirtan, Vinyasa Yoga + Live Music
12:00-12:30 > Closing Ceremony AOLRC Thank you; Krishan ji closing remarks
12:30-1:30 > Lunch
2:00-3:00 > Master Teachers Recap Bob, Kim, Staff, Krishan ji

SRI SRI YOGA – DEEP DIVE RETREAT

By Liviu
March 8, 2018

Course Details

Sri Sri Yoga – DEEP DIVE RETREAT (Previously named as Sri Sri Yoga Level 2)

CHECK IN: June 30th, 2018 between 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
COURSE START DATE: June 30th, 2018 at 6:30 PM
COURSE ENDS: July 4th, 2018 at 1:00 PM followed by lunch
CHECK OUT: July 4th, 2018 by 9:30 AM during breakfast break
• Please make your travel plans according to the check in & check out information provided
• Please reserve extra night stay for early arrival or late departure during registration

PRE-REQUISITE:
• Art of Living Course (Part 1 / Happiness Program or YES+)
For More Information About Accommodation for Family Housing & Hotel Room at Retreat Center CLICK HERE

For More Information About Transportation, Shuttle Timings & Parking CLICK HERE

 

Register

Overview

As yoga enthusiasts many of us are on the lookout for a yoga course that can help us explore the depths of yoga – from philosophy to practice. Sri Sri Yoga Level 2 gives us an opportunity to go deeper into the realm of yoga and understand what it means to live like a yogi!

Advanced yoga does not have to necessarily mean difficult yoga. Here we get a thorough exploration of yoga postures, ancient yogic knowledge, breathing and meditation in a gentle yet profound, celebrative and joyful retreat setting.
– Correct your postures for better symmetry and alignment
– Physical and Emotional cleansing through Shankh Prakshalan and Neti
– Better understanding of yoga scriptures
– Learn new Pranayams like Chandrabhedi, Suryabhedi, Sheetali etc.
– Experience Subtle strengthening and Healing Contractions
– Experience Silence in Activity and Activity in Silence

Sri Sri Yoga Deep Dive Yoga Retreat

By Liviu
March 5, 2018

 

Sri Sri Yoga Level 2 is an opportunity to dive deep into the depths of yoga and fully experience what it is to live like a yogi. You will move beyond the confines of the yoga mat to invigorate and heal your body, relax your mind and nourish your soul. You will learn how to bring principles of yoga into every moment of your life, bringing you total health and freedom.

 

In Sri Sri Yoga Level 2 course you will:

  • Discover age-defying Yogasanas, powerful Pranayamas (breathing techniques) and profound meditations
  • Strengthen and tone your muscles through a Subtle Strengthening and Healing Contractions (SSaHC) restoring the balance and harmony at physical and Pranic levels decreasing chronic pains.
  • Learn practical knowledge based on Yogic wisdom and study the foundational principles of Yoga.
  • Experience a genuine sense of internal tranquility, transformation, and peace.
  • Experience mental clarity and radiate like a crystal with the body feeling strong, agile and filled with vitality.
  • Nourish the body and mind with the delicious and nutritious Ayurvedic food.
Please note, if you are interested in becoming a Sri Sri Yoga teacher, completion of the Sri Sri Yoga Level 2 course is a pre-requisite.
 

Pre requisites:

Happiness Program (previously known as Art of Living Course) or Yesplus course.
Participation requires attending all sessions. If you miss a session, you will not be able to continue with the Program without a discussion with the instructor. No refunds will be provided.

 

About the teacher

Dr. Bharti Verma, MA, MD, MCFP

Bharti is the President of Duffus Health Centre and is passionate about promoting preventive health and patient education.

As a senior teacher with the Foundation, Bharti teaches advanced level yoga and meditation programs internationally. She is an avid yoga practitioner and instructor with 500 h E-RYT Yoga Alliance certification. She brings yoga to her clinical practice and provides yoga and meditation instruction to many of her patients on a weekly basis.

   

Awaken Your Inner Goddess

By Paige Reist
February 22, 2018

 

The Four Goddesses of Yoga

Reconnect with your feminine energy as you explore, inspire, and embrace what is uniquely you through this blissful Yoga-Mojo “Awaken Your Inner Goddess” retreat in North Carolina’s breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains. Discover your inner goddess and unify mind, body, and spirit as Loretta Jo guides you with yoga mythology, mantras, mudras, pranayama & vinyasa inspired practices.

Deepen your practice, on and off the mat, as you come to see yourself through the eyes of the goddesses: Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati, and Kali, opening your mind and spirit to the lessons, the knowledge of mythic feminine energy that comes from them – and within. This Yoga-Mojo Retreat, “Awaken Your Inner Goddess” will leave you relaxed, recharged, and transformed.

 

Enjoy the rejuvenating, renewing power of Spring in the mountains, far from the stresses and noise of your daily life. Our Art of Living Retreat Center is your mountain get-away, a place to escape the hustle and bustle of daily activities, a place to focus on you, to reflect, to grow, to be. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy the invigorating, renewing breath of May.

We invite you to be restored by the beauty and power of nature, to strengthen your body, rejuvenate your mind, and renew your spirit. Tap into your feminine energy and understand the power inside you to live beyond your imagination. You’ll hear stories of the Gods & Goddesses of Yoga, learning the myths and power of the goddesses – and find the goddess inside you.

 

About your teacher

 

Loretta Jo

“The mind has to reach inside the body to find a quiet space…” Geeta Iyengar

Loretta Jo, E-RYT500, YACEP, has dedicated her teaching to helping students and teachers find that quiet inner space using the practice of yoga as a means for personal and professional transformation. As owner of the Yoga-Mojo Studio and Yoga-Mojo Teacher Training, she is locally recognized as a master of yoga sequencing and storytelling. Each Yoga-Mojo practice is designed to provide students an opportunity to seek a balance of mind, body and spirit – This is what Loretta Jo calls the magic of Yoga. As an advanced yoga teacher with more than 8,000 teaching hours, Loretta Jo’s classes include purposeful movement with attention to alignment and modification options. Her personal journey includes the love of mantra, mudras and yoga mythology and her classes often include a story – or two.

 

Schedule

Friday
3:00pm CHECK-IN

6 – 7:00pm DINNER – Dining Hall

7:05 – 7:20pm Welcome – AOLRC Orientation – Veda TBD
7:30 – 8:45 pm Introductions / Welcoming Circle
Yoga-Mojo Vinyasa & Yoga Nidra Relaxation; Introduction to the
Goddesses of Yoga

Saturday
7:30-8:30am BREAKFAST – Dining Hall
8:30-9:30am Personal Time – Hike, Spa, Pottery, Rest, Walks, Meditation
9:30-11:45am Yoga-Mojo Vinyasa – Goddess Lakshmi – Inner Beauty, Abundance & Prosperity
12-1pm LUNCH – Dining Hall 1-3pm     Personal Time – Hike, Spa, Pottery, Rest, Walks, Meditation
3-5pm Yoga-Mojo Vinyasa – Goddess Saraswati – Inner Knowledge – Trust Your
Intuition
5-6:30pm Personal Time – Hike, Spa, Pottery, Rest, Walks, Meditation
6:30 – 7:30pm DINNER – Dining Hall
7:30 – 8:15pm Kirtan / Satsang (optional Group / AOL – Community) – Evening

Gathering*

8:15 – 9:30pm Fire Circle

 

Sunday
8:30-9:15am BREAKFAST – Dining Hall
9:30-~11:00am Yoga-Mojo Vinyasa Practice – Goddesses Durga & Kali – Fearlessness,
Inner Strength & Transformation
11:00am CHECK-OUT (luggage may be stored at the reception)

12:00-1:30pm LUNCH

 

Silent Retreat

By Liviu
February 2, 2018

Overview

A Mystic Journey Within

The Silent Retreat provides optimal conditions for going deep within, quieting mental chatter, and experiencing profound rest and inner silence. The practice of silence — of consciously withdrawing energy and attention from outer distraction — has been used in different traditions throughout time as a pathway to physical, mental, and spiritual renewal.

This program combines the Happiness Retreat and several days of silent contemplation with unique guided meditations as well as advanced breathing techniques. The first two days include various talking processes, which actually deepen your experience of silence. You will also take home a beautiful practice to sustain inner quiet and peace in daily life.

Why take 3-4 days out of your busy life for a meditation retreat?

These few days make the rest of your year more alive, productive and full of energy. When you emerge, you feel recharged and refreshed, ready to take on all your responsibilities with greater focus and joy.

  • Get much-needed rest in an all-inclusive guided retreat
  • Go deeper with advanced guided meditations, silent inquiry and rejuvenating yoga
  • Emerge rejuvenated

Your whole stay is carefully guided and crafted to give you as relaxing and transformative an experience possible. There’s morning yoga, nature walks in the mountains, delicious plant-based dining and a supportive atmosphere for your inner journey. It’s no wonder that many course participants refer to it as the ideal vacation for body, mind, and spirit.

What People Are Saying:

I have been to other silent retreats… but basically, we were just silent and did our own thing, with optional classes we could attend throughout the day. But what we did here is so much more. What you guys offer is a full curriculum—the guided meditations, the service, the wisdom, the music—all of this took me on a journey far deeper than I thought possible.” — Silent Retreat participant

I feel more like myself after the Silence Retreat. My life goes smoother after it, and I feel the difference for a good 3-6 months.” — Daniel Moss

It was very, very powerful. I gained such a sense of calm, more than I ever could have imagined.” — Max Goldberg, livingmaxwell.com

Silent Retreat

By Liviu
February 2, 2018

Silent Meditation Retreat — A Mystical Journey Within

Take four days out of your busy life to quiet the mind, expand the heart, and experience profound rest, inner awakening, and stillness.
Join Michael Fischman for a silent meditation retreat program in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, where you can watch the sun rise and set over a canopy of endless forest and mountaintops.
Morning yoga, nature walks in the mountains, delicious plant-based dining, and an opportunity to get rejuvenating treatments at the renowned Shankara Ayurveda Spa.
The program includes . . .

·      The powerful yogic breathing technique, Sudarshan Kriya, which studies have shown to relieve stress and fatigue while boosting the immune system and increasing awareness, positive emotions, and energy levels.

·      Deep silence, with unique guided meditations that effortlessly release old patterns.

·      Interactive processes, inner exploration, and discussions that will help you experience and integrate the benefits of silence and meditation into every aspect of your life.

·      You will also take home a beautiful practice to sustain inner quiet and peace in daily life.

 

About the Teacher

Michael Fischman is a leader in the field of personal development. He is the inspiring host of Back to the Source podcast and the author of the multiple-award-winning memoir, Stumbling Into Infinity: An Ordinary Man in the Sphere of Enlightenment. He was a founding member and long-serving president of the U.S. Art of Living Foundation, an NGO and worldwide non-profit educational service project. A former advertising executive with Ogilvy & Mather, Michael travels the U.S. and the world leading personal-development seminars that bring greater peace, awareness, and fulfillment to daily life.

   

Why take 3-4 days out of your busy life for a meditation retreat?

These few days make the rest of your year more alive, productive and full of energy. When you emerge, you feel recharged and refreshed, ready to take on all your responsibilities with greater focus and joy.

  • Get much-needed rest in an all-inclusive guided retreat
  • Go deeper with advanced guided meditations, silent inquiry and rejuvenating yoga
  • Emerge rejuvenated

Your whole stay is carefully guided and crafted to give you as relaxing and transformative an experience possible. There’s morning yoga, nature walks in the mountains, delicious plant-based dining and a supportive atmosphere for your inner journey. It’s no wonder that many course participants refer to it as the ideal vacation for body, mind, and spirit.

 

What People Are Saying:

I have been to other silent retreats… but basically, we were just silent and did our own thing, with optional classes we could attend throughout the day. But what we did here is so much more. What you guys offer is a full curriculum—the guided meditations, the service, the wisdom, the music—all of this took me on a journey far deeper than I thought possible.” — Silent Retreat participant

I feel more like myself after the Silence Retreat. My life goes smoother after it, and I feel the difference for a good 3-6 months.” — Daniel Moss

It was very, very powerful. I gained such a sense of calm, more than I ever could have imagined.” — Max Goldberg, livingmaxwell.com

   

Silent Retreat

By Liviu
February 2, 2018

Overview

A Mystic Journey Within

The Silent Retreat provides optimal conditions for going deep within, quieting mental chatter, and experiencing profound rest and inner silence. The practice of silence — of consciously withdrawing energy and attention from outer distraction — has been used in different traditions throughout time as a pathway to physical, mental, and spiritual renewal.

This program combines the Happiness Retreat and several days of silent contemplation with unique guided meditations as well as advanced breathing techniques. The first two days include various talking processes, which actually deepen your experience of silence. You will also take home a beautiful practice to sustain inner quiet and peace in daily life.

Why take 3-4 days out of your busy life for a meditation retreat?

These few days make the rest of your year more alive, productive and full of energy. When you emerge, you feel recharged and refreshed, ready to take on all your responsibilities with greater focus and joy.

  • Get much-needed rest in an all-inclusive guided retreat
  • Go deeper with advanced guided meditations, silent inquiry and rejuvenating yoga
  • Emerge rejuvenated

Your whole stay is carefully guided and crafted to give you as relaxing and transformative an experience possible. There’s morning yoga, nature walks in the mountains, delicious plant-based dining and a supportive atmosphere for your inner journey. It’s no wonder that many course participants refer to it as the ideal vacation for body, mind, and spirit.

What People Are Saying:

I have been to other silent retreats… but basically, we were just silent and did our own thing, with optional classes we could attend throughout the day. But what we did here is so much more. What you guys offer is a full curriculum—the guided meditations, the service, the wisdom, the music—all of this took me on a journey far deeper than I thought possible.” — Silent Retreat participant

I feel more like myself after the Silence Retreat. My life goes smoother after it, and I feel the difference for a good 3-6 months.” — Daniel Moss

It was very, very powerful. I gained such a sense of calm, more than I ever could have imagined.” — Max Goldberg, livingmaxwell.com

Silent Retreat

By Liviu
February 2, 2018

Overview

A Mystic Journey Within

The Silent Retreat provides optimal conditions for going deep within, quieting mental chatter, and experiencing profound rest and inner silence. The practice of silence — of consciously withdrawing energy and attention from outer distraction — has been used in different traditions throughout time as a pathway to physical, mental, and spiritual renewal.

This program combines the Happiness Retreat and several days of silent contemplation with unique guided meditations as well as advanced breathing techniques. The first two days include various talking processes, which actually deepen your experience of silence. You will also take home a beautiful practice to sustain inner quiet and peace in daily life.

Why take 3-4 days out of your busy life for a meditation retreat?

These few days make the rest of your year more alive, productive and full of energy. When you emerge, you feel recharged and refreshed, ready to take on all your responsibilities with greater focus and joy.

  • Get much-needed rest in an all-inclusive guided retreat
  • Go deeper with advanced guided meditations, silent inquiry and rejuvenating yoga
  • Emerge rejuvenated

Your whole stay is carefully guided and crafted to give you as relaxing and transformative an experience possible. There’s morning yoga, nature walks in the mountains, delicious plant-based dining and a supportive atmosphere for your inner journey. It’s no wonder that many course participants refer to it as the ideal vacation for body, mind, and spirit.

What People Are Saying:

I have been to other silent retreats… but basically, we were just silent and did our own thing, with optional classes we could attend throughout the day. But what we did here is so much more. What you guys offer is a full curriculum—the guided meditations, the service, the wisdom, the music—all of this took me on a journey far deeper than I thought possible.” — Silent Retreat participant

I feel more like myself after the Silence Retreat. My life goes smoother after it, and I feel the difference for a good 3-6 months.” — Daniel Moss

It was very, very powerful. I gained such a sense of calm, more than I ever could have imagined.” — Max Goldberg, livingmaxwell.com

Practices at sunrise at yoga retreat center.

Happiness Retreat

By Liviu
January 30, 2018

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


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