• The Happiness Retreat

    The SKY Happiness Retreat provides tangible tools to free the mind of stress, worry, and anxiety, and helps you move from temporary to sustainable happiness, all while having a ton of fun!

    April 3 - 5, 2020

  • You can expect to...

    Shake off that stress

    Learn yoga and breathing techniques to get that work-life balance

    Breathe and Meditate

    Learn SKY breath from amazing trained facilitators. Prioritize your mental health and focus!

    Have fun

    The SKY Happiness Retreat is the best "me-time" you can gift yourself.

    Feel connected

    Meet a variety of awesome new people, and feel belongingness :)

  • The SKY Happiness Retreat

    Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2020

    The Happiness Retreat is an innovative and experiential life-skills training program that empowers you to develop a relaxed, stress-free mind and an energetic, healthy body, using the powerful tools of meditation, yoga, breathing techniques and self-exploration. This program teaches participants to thrive in life and lead with clarity of mind, resilience, purpose and belongingness.

    Times: FRI : 6.30pm to 10pm; SAT & SUN : 10am to 4pm
    Location: RPAC Room B20, 337 Annie and John Glenn Ave, Columbus, OH 43210

    Fee: OSU Students: $15; Invitees: $45; Regular: $250

  • Testimonials

    Here is what fellow Buckeyes felt about the Happiness Retreat

    “was a fantastic experience...it really does raise your happiness.”

    Pearl Chen, Bachelor's in Environmental and Humanitarian Engineering

    “SKY has helped me bring my attention inwards so that I may bring joy outwards into my community!”

    Nealofar Madani, Bachelor's in Public Health Sociology with minor in Pharmaceutical Sciences

    “...gives you a personal toolbox to face all challenges in life”

    Shubhankar Upasani, Master's in Chemical Engineering

    “SKY has taught me invaluable mindfulness techniques; also, more importantly, it has invited me into a community of the kindest, most loving people I've ever known.”

    Sin, PhD in Educational Studies: Philosophy & History of Education

  • Evidence Based Techniques

    Health and wellness are more than the mere absence of illness. To be well is to thrive physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Evidence suggests increased health, vitality, and well-being, reported by tens of thousands of SKY meditation practitioners, which are consistent with empirical research findings. Over 70 independent studies conducted on four continents and published in peer-reviewed journals, have demonstrated a comprehensive range of benefits from SKY practice.

    SKY meditation uses cyclical, rhythmic patterns of breath to bring the mind and body into a relaxed state, leading a meditative state to arise. Its effects have been studied in open and randomized trials, both in healthy populations and in populations with psychopathology.

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    Get to know our nationwide impact

    The SKY Campus Happiness Program offers SKY retreats in more than 50 campuses across the US, enabling students to be leaders and spread happiness in their community. Students learn to meditate from trained facilitators and gain valuable life skills that are frequently missed in academic curricula.

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    It's time to go global here

    The International Association of Human Values (IAHV) is the parent organisation of SKY that offers programs in more than 15 countries for students, veterans, prisoners, refugees with a mission to reduce stress and develop leaders so that human values can flourish in people and communities.

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    If you have any questions about the retreat, get in touch with us and we will be happy to help

    Ohio Union, 1739 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210