The Art of Living Foundation is an international, non-profit organization that empowers individuals and communities through transformative, evidence-based techniques—taught via live courses with certified instructors and with opportunities for ongoing mentorship, community, and guided practice through their unique Journey app.
Rooted in ancient tradition and backed by science, the Art of Living Foundation provides the most comprehensive meditation experience available, with effective tools and techniques to alleviate stress and cultivate a powerful sense of well-being—that lasts.
Signature programs include SKY Breath Meditation—the world-renowned, effortless breath-based meditation technique introduced by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Art of Living founder and global spiritual guide, who has dedicated over 40 years to sharing the science and art of inner transformation.
It is an evidence-based practice, documented in over 100 independent, peer-reviewed studies, shown to significantly decrease stress and anxiety and increase physical and mental well-being—all through the science of breathwork. This powerful breath meditation practice works as an instant natural stress reliever, using specific rhythms of the breath to quiet the mind and create effortless meditation. Research has demonstrated that by practicing SKY Breath Meditation, levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, are reduced from the very first session. And there’s more—the practice has shown to increase immune cell count, improve sleep, lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and increase life satisfaction. [View research] The breathwork techniques enable you to raise your energy, manage your emotions, and find lasting ease.
You can learn SKY Breath Meditation techniques in a live 3-day online course format, guided by certified instructors with real-time feedback, connection to community, and live Q&A—you gain a life-enhancing breathwork technique that works from day one, a practice that has transformed the lives of millions around the world.
Other signature programs include the Sahaj Samadhi Meditation™ course, a powerful mantra-based technique, and the guided Silent Retreat—an immersive experience into the profound restorative and reenergizing depths of inner silence.
The Art of Living Foundation provides life-enhancing, evidence-based techniques to shift stress, improve well-being, and empower lives.