COURSES & WORKSHOPS




Art of Meditation

The Art of Meditation Course teaches Sahaj Samadhi Meditation, a graceful and natural meditation that allows the conscious mind to experience the silent depth of its own nature.
Sahaj, in Sanskrit, means effortless and Samadhi is the silent, lively state of awareness that lies at the source of thought.

It requires no effort, no concentration, no contemplation. When the mind settles down it lets go of stress and fatigue.

Samadhi is a natural state beyond waking, sleeping and dreaming that is an unlimited reservoir of energy, intelligence and creative power and a place of infinite peace and tranquility.

The practice of Sahaj Samadhi brings all of these qualities into our daily experience, resulting in increased energy, clarity, and most importantly, deep inner peace.

The course is given over three days in 2 1/2 hour sessions each day.

For any information, please contact us:
artofliving.org/iaolc  |  819 532 3328


Art of Happiness Program

Live with joy, purpose and confidence. Within you lie vast, untapped possibilities waiting to be discovered. Through the Art of Happiness course this potential is set free and you gain a greater vision of who you are. You find you have the power to create a joyous life that is on-purpose, the confidence to stretch and grow beyond limiting beliefs, and the ability to lead a deeply fulfilling life.

In today’s demanding, distracting world the mind is stuck in the past and the future. But happiness is here and now. It cannot be experienced when one is stuck regretting yesterday or worried about tomorrow. During the Art of Happiness program you will discover your unlimited power and freedom - not as a concept, but as a direct experience.

The uniqueness of the Art of Happiness program is the Sudarshan Kriya, a powerful technique that uses specific, natural rhythms to set you free. Sudarshan Kriya, time tested and based on ancient Vedic knowledge promotes continued growth and helps you to effortlessly release stress, fatigue and negative emotions such as anger, frustration and depression, leaving you calm, energized, focused and relaxed.
Independant research has shown that Sudarshan Kriya and accompanying practices significantly:

  • Reduce levels of stress (reduces cortisol – the “stress” hormone)
  • Benefit the immune system
  • Relieve anxiety & depression (mild, moderate & severe)
  • Enhance brain function (increases mental focus, calmness & recovery from stressful stimuli)
  • Enhance health, well-being & peace of mind
  • Relieves Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms
  • Affects the mind-body system at the molecular level

For any information, please contact us:
srisriayurveda@artofliving.ca  |  819 532 2613


Art of Silence

The Art of Silence course, usually offered in residence over a minimum of 3 1⁄2 days, provides optimal conditions for going deep within, quieting our mental chatter, and experiencing profound rest and inner silence. In this course, the focus is on silence and on guided meditation sessions.

The practice of silence – of consciously withdrawing our energy and attention from outer distractions – has been used in different traditions throughout time as a pathway to physical, mental, and spiritual renewal. By participating in various course processes specifically designed to take us beyond our usually active minds, we experience an extraordinary sense of peace and renewed vitality that we carry home with us and into daily lives.

This course builds upon the Sudarshan Kriya® breathing technique offered in the Art of Living Happiness Program.

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srisriayurveda@artofliving.ca  |  819 532 2613


Art of Wholesome Eating

Whatever we eat becomes our body and mind. In this course, the basic concepts of Ayurveda are introduced in a dynamic manner, giving us a better understanding of our personal needs. Using the most recent studies on foods, the vegetarian cooking demonstrations introduce ways of balancing our diet in a quick, easy, creative and delicious way.

This 18-hour program gives us both the tools to recognize imbalances and the means to correct them. This knowledge answers many of the questions we often ask ourselves when we wish to improve our health and thrive on high energy levels?

Ayurveda originates from India but cooking according to ayurvedic principles requires no change of eating style, but rather, a reintroducing of harmony within the natural rhythms of nature and our beings, to support our own individual needs.

The Art of Wholesome Eating is an 18-hour course programmed over a weekend.

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srisriayurveda@artofliving.ca  |  819 532 2613


Art of Daily Living (Dinacharya)

There is a natural order to daily life, which is often forgotten in this age of fast living. With the advent of fast food, precooked meals, television and Internet, our lives have moved away from a daily balanced rhythm of work, play and rest.

Dinacharya, a keystone Ayurvedic approach to our health and happiness, offers us the means to keep this balance within ourselves with quick and easy to use routines. When it comes to our own health (be it physical, emotional or mental), Ayurveda offers many simple solutions. Unlike the conventional systems of medicine, Ayurveda places a lot of emphasis on self-care and self-healing.

The Dinacharya (or Art of Daily Living) workshop will suggest simple and invaluable tools to incorporate into your daily life. They are easy to implement and not time consuming. Just a few minutes per day: cleansing of sense organs, daily mini abhyanga, and comprehension of the 3 doshas and the important role of the mind.
The effect of these simple interventions compounds over time. They enliven the innate intelligence of the body to function optimally - not just an absence of disease - but vibrant health.
You will see a marked difference in your level of energy, clarity and sense of calm.

The Art of Daily Living (Dinacharya) is a three-hour workshop

For any information, please contact us:
srisriayurveda@artofliving.ca  |  819 532 2613


Baby and child Massage Workshop

This is a two-hour training session for mothers and caregivers.

  • You learn how to give ayurvedic massage to babies and children with confidence.
  • You understand the importance of regular oil massage to increase immunity, strengthen bones, help with tummy upsets, support cranky babies, and much more…
  • You realize how much kids love it!
  • It is simple to learn and you leave the session with all the tools necessary to practice.

    For any information, please contact us:
    srisriayurveda@artofliving.ca  |  819 532 2613


    Ayuryoga workshop

    The two sisters, Ayurveda and yoga share the same origin, the vedas, the same philosophy of Samkhya and the same goal, which is connecting to one’s self.

    As we seek to balance our doshas to achieve purity, longevity and spiritual growth, it is beneficial to practice those two systems hand in hand and use specific yoga asanas to address particular needs along with massage and treatments, detoxification, use of herbs and spices, seasonal daily routines and diets as well as breathing and meditation techniques.

    The workshop is offered over a weekend. It includes individualized daily yoga sessions and meditation, ayurvedic knowledge including an Art of Daily Living presentation and the preparation of balanced ayurvedic meals.

    For any information, please contact us:
    srisriayurveda@artofliving.ca  |  819 532 2613