A Comprehensive Well-Being Program for University Populations
Bringing meditation, breathwork, emotional intelligence, social connection, and service leadership to college students, faculty and staff.
We envision happy and mindful campus communities where students, faculty, and staff thrive in life and lead with clarity of mind, resilience, purpose, and belonging.
The SKY Campus Happiness Program incorporates an empirically-validated curriculum and includes:
The cornerstone practices of our programs include SKY Breath Meditation (Sudarshan Kriya) whose effects have been studied in open and randomized controlled trials, both in healthy populations, including developmental populations, and in those with psychopathology.
Science-backed techniques for total wellbeing.
A randomized controlled study run by Yale University scientists evaluated the effect of SKY and two other programs - Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Emotional Intelligence - on undergraduate well-being as compared to a control group. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction showed no improvement compared to the control group, Emotional Intelligence showed one improvement (mindfulness) and SKY had the highest results of all the programs, benefiting stress, depression, mental health, mindfulness, positive emotion and social connectedness.
Seppälä et al., 2020, Frontiers Psychiatry
SKY vs a cognitive behavioral intervention
A randomized controlled study run by Harvard University scientists evaluated the effect of SKY versus a cognitive behavioral intervention. SKY demonstrated greater improvements than the cognitive behavior intervention in perceived stress, sleep, social connectedness, distress, anxiety, depression, conscientiousness, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. SKY also led to improved sleep and stress reactivity. Results were observed immediately after and 3 months after the workshop.
Goldstein et al., 2020, forthcoming in Journal of American College Health
Our leadership team oversees 500+ certified SKY teachers. We work together to build customized plans uniquely suited to each college and university campus.