The Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) offers numerous highly effective educational and self-development programs and tools that facilitate the elimination of stress and foster deep and profound inner peace, happiness and well-being for all individuals. These programs, which include breathing techniques, meditation, yoga, and practical wisdom for daily living, have helped millions around the world to completely transform their lives.
The Art of Living Foundation is a non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization founded in 1981 by the world-renown philanthropist and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. All of AOLF’s programs are guided by Sri Sri’s philosophy: “Unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot achieve world peace.”
The AOLF community is diverse and attracts people from all walks of life backgrounds and religious orientations. In addition to these courses offered globally, AOLF, working in collaboration with The International Association for Human Values (IAHV), has successfully implemented numerous humanitarian projects and service initiatives including conflict resolution programs, disaster relief, sustainable rural development, empowerment of women, prisoner rehabilitation, education for all, and environmental sustainability.
The Somerset West Art of Living Happiness Centre opened in January 2018 and is supported by 2 teachers and a number of volunteers. We run 3 day Happiness Programs at the Centre every 5-6 weeks.
The Art of Living Happiness Program spans a few hours daily, over three consecutive days.
Secrets of the Breath
The heart of The Happiness Program is a series of yogic breathing techniques, including the Sudarshan Kriya, which reduce your stress and raise your energy, bringing you back to a clear and positive state of mind.
Mastering the Mind
Understanding the nature of the mind gives you a greater perspective on life that enables you to not get bothered by issues that used to create frustration, impatience, worry and more.
Scientifically Backed Results
The scientifically indicated benefits of the practices you’ll learn include higher levels of optimism, greater levels of antioxidant enzymes, stronger immunity, improved emotional regulation and more.
Guided Yoga & 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.
Jatin Gordhan and Marcelle du Rand are the resident teachers. Jatin became an Art of Living Teacher in 2006 and has taught over 100 Happiness courses.
Marcelle du Rand is the newest member of the team and became a teacher in January 2018.