The Art of Living Foundation Introduces Get Happy, a New Program that Releases Stress and Brings Happiness in an Easy, Quick and Sustainable Manner

Participants get a unique opportunity to meet the Guru of Joy, Sri
Sri Ravi Shankar and experience the power of Sudarshan Kriya

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For over 35 years, the Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) has helped more
than 370 million people achieve inner happiness through self-development
programs based on meditation
and yoga.
This summer, AOLF will launch its newest offering, Get
, to discover the “how” of lasting happiness, through Sudarshan
Kriya – a simple yet powerful breathing technique that effortlessly
draws an individual into a deep state of meditation.

Get Happy has been developed under the direction of Sri
Sri Ravi Shankar
, a global humanitarian and Guru of Joy, to make the
ancient practices of meditation accessible and relevant in today’s fast
paced life. Expert instructors from the Foundation will host the two-day
immersive experience, where Sri Sri Ravi Shankar himself will lead a
special session in eight cities across the U.S., kicking-off June 24 in
Washington, D.C. Additional cities he will be visiting include Boston,
Columbus, Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

“My mission is to put a smile on the face of every person I meet,” said
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder of the Art of Living Foundation. “A
disease-free body, quiver-free breath, stress-free mind, inhibition-free
intellect, obsession-free memory, ego that includes all, and sorrow free
soul is the birthright of every human being.”

More than ever, an individual’s complete happiness is considered to be
the proper measure of social progress and the goal of public policy. In
fact, the United Nations has argued that happiness, as measured by life
evaluations, provides a broader indicator of human welfare than do
measures of income, poverty, health, education, and good government.
Recently released, the 2016
World Happiness Report Update
, ranked the United States at number 13
in terms of the happiest countries.

The centerpiece to the Get Happy program is the Sudarshan Kriya – a
rhythmic breathing technique that harmonizes the body, breath and mind;
enabling the deepest connection with oneself. Professionals from
different walks of life such as doctors, scientists, professors,
business executives, veterans, students and prisoners have benefited
from this technique. More than 60
independent studies
published in peer review journal across four
continents have demonstrated the benefits including a reduction in
stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD and addictive behaviors.

For more information about Get Happy, visit here.

About The Art of Living Foundation:

AOLF is a non-profit , educational and humanitarian organization founded
by world-renowned philanthropist and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi
Shankar. It offers educational and self-development programs that
facilitate the elimination of stress and foster deep inner peace,
happiness and well-being.

About Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a global humanitarian and a spiritual leader who
has rekindled traditions of yoga and meditation that have helped
millions achieve personal and social transformation by relieving stress
and discovering inner peace in daily life. Named one of the “Seven Most
Powerful People in India,” by Forbes, he has been credited in
bringing opposing parties together to facilitate meditation and peace
talks in Colombia, Iraq, Cote d’Ivoire, and India.


Art of Living Foundation
Seema Kalra, 650-666-9254
Choksi, 917-836-2819