Founded by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a global thought leader in yoga and meditation, the Sri Sri School of Yoga aims to bring the ancient Vedic knowledge to the world, in a practical way.
Our school seeks to expand the world’s understanding of yoga through an education and training that are steeped in the Vedas – the original roots of yoga – and a long lineage of masters while making yoga accessible and applicable for modern day use for people of all ages, abilities, cultures and religions.
Through a comprehensive and multidimensional science based education, our school’s programs teach about and integrate all paths of yoga including Gyana (wisdom), Karma (service & action), Bhakti (love & devotion), Raj (royal) and Hatha (effort) and more. The primary elements of our training are: asanas (postures), pranayamas (breathing techniques), meditation and the experience and application of yoga beyond the mat.
Program graduates undergo our intense training and are equipped with a deep and personal understanding and experience of yoga that enables them to bring these different dimensions of yoga to their students. The simplicity of Sri Sri’s approach to yoga combines the fundamental principles of self practice (sadhana), service (seva) and expansion of the self (satsang) – this unique approach empowers individuals to thrive and society to blossom in human values.
Operating in 155 countries, the Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) is a non-profit, educational and humanitarian organisation, working in a consultative status with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council.
Founded in 1981, the Art of Living Foundation offers highly effective educational and self-development programs and tools that eliminate stress and foster deep and profound inner peace, happiness and well-being.
These programs include breathing techniques, meditation, yoga, and practical wisdom for daily living.
“Unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot achieve world peace.” – Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s mission.
The organisation’s diverse community attracts people from all walks of life, backgrounds and religious orientations.