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Don’t Settle for happy-ish

Do you feel like happiness is often just out of reach?

Find out how the Art of Living Happiness Program can help you rediscover your joy, cope with the stresses of everyday life and become a calmer, more confident you.

“Life Changing”

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

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“Show promise in providing relief for depression”

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The Happiness Program is Perfect for You,
If You Want to…

A 3-Day-program. A lifetime of happiness.

Through a tried and tested combination of yoga, powerful breathing exercises, meditation and practical wisdom, The Art of Living Happiness Program will help you live life the way you’ve always wanted to:

Calmly, confidently, and armed with the tools you need to deal with whatever life throws at you.

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Quickly & effectively reduce stress
with the power of your breath

The Happiness Program gives you expert training in a series of yogic breathing techniques which can reduce your stress, relieve anxiety & depression, and bring you back to a clear and positive state of mind.

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Make meditation easier
with Sudarshan Kriya

The Happiness Program gives you expert training in a series of yogic breathing techniques which can reduce your stress, relieve anxiety & depression, and bring you back to a clear and positive state of mind.

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Build resilience
with mind mastery

The Happiness Program gives you expert training in a series of yogic breathing techniques which can reduce your stress, relieve anxiety & depression, and bring you back to a clear and positive state of mind.

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Relax deeper
with guided yoga & meditation

The Happiness Program gives you expert training in a series of yogic breathing techniques which can reduce your stress, relieve anxiety & depression, and bring you back to a clear and positive state of mind.

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 the 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 the Sudarshan Kriya and related breathing exercises taught on The Art of Living Happiness Program.

Research Result Key Findings

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All Research Results and References

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About the Art of Living

37 years
of service to society

3000+ centers
worldwide

155 countries
where our programs made a difference

370M+ lives
touched through our courses & events

Get equipped with a comprehensive toolkit for a peaceful, happy state of mind.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Advanced breathing exercises

  • Experience the Sudarshan Kriya – effectively reduces stress and takes you into a state of deep meditation.
  • The power of pranayama – learn a series of breathing exercises to calm and energize your mind.
  • Backed by research – 70 independent studies confirm a full range of mind-body benefits from Sudarshan Kriya, home kriya and related practices (yoga and pranayama).
  • Get expert training on how to practice Sudarshan Kriya and pranayamas on your own.

Mind mastery

  • Traditionally, yoga is more than a movement – it’s also an outlook on life. At the Happiness Program, we’ll explore a profound and practical yogic thinking framework, which when understood and practiced, can act like a force-field against stress. The Sudarshan Kriya helps us remove stress; wisdom helps us not accumulate stress, to begin with.
  • These aren’t just intellectual lectures – you’ll engage in interactive discussions and experiential processes based on learning theory to maximize your understanding and retention.

Yoga and meditation

  • Learn easy yoga poses you can incorporate into your day for greater health, focus, and relaxation.
  • Enjoy unique guided meditations and get a taste of the beauty within.

Plus, never stop growing with this special bonus:

FREE Lifetime Access to Sudarshan Kriya Practice Groups

Get access to weekly graduate-only practice groups in nearly 155 countries. Connect with a community of healthy, positive people supporting you to live your best life, and refresh the wisdom and techniques from the program.

What people are saying about the Happiness Program

Frequently asked questions

While breathing happens automatically, most of us are unaware that working with the breath can give us the ability to manage our mind and emotions. In fact, every emotion you experience has a corresponding rhythm in the breath. By changing the rhythms of breath, you can change your emotions.

For example, you’ll learn the breath of peace. This technique makes, both, inhalations and exhalations long and smooth, bringing you back to a calm and relaxed mind. Another technique, we call “Yogic Coffee” will give you a boost of energy and focus (and no caffeine jitters). The centerpiece of the program, Sudarshan Kriya, uses specific rhythms of breath to take you effortlessly into a state of meditation.

You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how quickly the breath can calm the mind and how easy meditation can be.

In addition to a series of introductory breathing exercises (pranayamas), The Happiness Program features a unique breathing technique called the Sudarshan Kriya. Many people who’ve practiced other breathwork and meditation techniques have told us that the Sudarshan Kriya is the most powerful and effective tool they’ve ever learned.

It leaves you calm yet energized, focused yet relaxed, bringing more joy and happiness to your life, eliminating fatigue and negative emotions such as anger, frustration, and depression.

Over 60 independent studies have been done on the breathing exercises taught at the workshop, called SKY (Sudarshan Kriya Yoga).

Here are some of the most impressive research results:

Up to 87.5% reduction in stress biomarker levels (serum cortisol and blood lactate)
33% increase in the well-being hormone prolactin from the very first session
Relieves depression in 67-73% of participants within one month (across over a dozen studies)
Relieves anxiety in 71% of individuals for whom medication and psychotherapy treatments had failed
3x more time spent in deep, restful stages of sleep
Increased levels of antioxidant enzymes which protect us from many diseases and rapid aging
Reduced blood pressure in both healthy and health compromised individuals
Improved cholesterol and triglyceride profile
Greater mental focus in regular practitioners (significantly greater EEG Beta wave activity)

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Disclaimer: The Happiness Program is for overall well-being and rejuvenation. The above results are from research studies, many of which are based on an adaptation of The Happiness Program to special needs groups. The Happiness Program is not designed to treat or alleviate clinical symptoms. If you suspect you may have a clinical condition, consult your healthcare professional before deciding whether to enroll in our program.

Research shows physical and mental health benefits are often shown in the very first session. And results are cumulative; they grow stronger over time.

The results also seem to have a lasting effect. In one study cited by Prevention Magazine, not only did people’s anxiety reduce 44%, but it lasted for 6 months. Results from studies on people with PTSD and depression also show sustained effects. See details and references​ here.

Experiential – Unlike many self-development programs, this program is not a lecture. The Happiness Program is experiential and interactive. You will learn and practice yoga, breathing, and meditation, enjoy engaging group processes and discussions and receive expert guidance on how to practice the breathing at home.

Effortless, yet effective – One thing that makes us unique is the effortless nature of our techniques. You don’t have to worry about fast, complicated yoga poses, strict meditation techniques, or overly intense breathing techniques.

Research-based – Over 65 independent studies conducted on four continents and published in peer-reviewed journals have demonstrated a comprehensive range of benefits from practicing the breathing exercises taught on The Art of Living Happiness Program.

The Happiness Program was designed by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a world-renowned humanitarian leader, spiritual teacher, and ambassador of peace. His vision of a stress-free, violence-free society has united millions of people around the world through service projects and programs offered by The Art of Living.

As a spiritual teacher, Gurudev has rekindled the traditions of yoga and meditation and offered them in a form that is relevant to the 21st century. Beyond reviving ancient wisdom, Gurudev has created new techniques for personal and social transformation. These include Sudarshan Kriya, which has helped millions of people to find relief from stress and discover inner reservoirs of energy and inner silence in daily life.

As a noted humanitarian leader, Gurudev’s programs have provided assistance to people from a wide range of backgrounds – victims of natural disasters, survivors of terror attacks and war, children from marginalized populations, and communities in conflict, among others. The strength of his message has inspired a wave of service based on spirituality through a massive body of volunteers, who are driving these projects forward in critical areas around the globe.

As an ambassador of peace, Gurudev has played a key role in conflict resolution around the world, as he shares his vision of non-violence at public forums and gatherings worldwide. Regarded as a neutral figure with a sole agenda of peace, he represents hope to people in conflict. He has received particular credit for bringing opposing parties to the negotiating table in Columbia, Iraq, the Ivory Coast, Kashmir, and Bihar. Through his initiatives and speeches, Gurudev has consistently emphasized the need for reinforcing human values and recognizing that we belong to a one-world family. Fostering interfaith harmony and calling for multi-cultural education as the remedy for fanaticism are significant parts of his efforts to achieve sustainable peace on our planet.

You must be over the age of 18 to be eligible for this program. We do offer youth programs, and workshops designed for specific groups.

Some techniques in the program are not suitable for pregnant women. A suitable alternative program for pregnant women is the effortless meditation program called Sahaj Samadhi Meditation.

Persons having undergone major surgery within eight weeks of the program start date. Those with a seizure disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or schizoaffective disorders, must consult with a physician and provide a signed copy of the attached medical clearance form to enroll in The Happiness Program. For such individuals, the effortless and highly effective Sahaj Samadhi Meditation program may be a valuable alternative.

Many people enjoy repeating the Happiness Program and find they get something new out of it each time. There is a discounted donation for repeaters.

Call us at +91-80-67612345 to speak with one of our experts about the Happiness Program and how it can benefit you in your life.

A dozen leading publications on how the Happiness Program is changing lives