Any experiences with 'Art of Living' courses?
January 8, 2014 1:23 PM Subscribe
Hello! I recently met a wonderful couple who are teachers with a worldwide organization called Art of Living. I'd vaguely heard of it before but didn't know much. What impressed me was how joyful they were - a joy they attributed to their practice (that is, they both said they weren't naturally joyful people prior). I was curious to learn more about their practices, which they described as specific breathing meditations and techniques. I am looking for input from anyone who might be more familiar.
posted by namesarehard to Health & Fitness (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
What gives me pause is that different methods I've seen over the years, (e.g. chanting - ISG), also affected people similarly but didn't resonate with me so I was hoping to learn more about it before I drop 400$+ on an Art of Living course. If it's an intro to meditation, mostly, not sure I need it.
In the past, I've done a 10 day silent vipassana retreat, and a few shorter ones at Insight LA and Spirit Rock. I have had a sitting practice for a number of years. Anyone have any insight/input on Art of Living?