A Comprehensive Well-Being Program for Faculty, Staff, & Administrators

What is the SKY Meditation Retreat?

Our minds remain constantly engaged in deep rational and analytical thinking, which goes beyond office hours. Taking time away from work is not a luxury, but rather a necessity to reset our brains. The meditation and breathing techniques taught in the SKY Meditation Retreat gives that calm and clear state of mind, great for a beginner of meditation or advanced meditator alike.

 

Techniques imparted in the retreat increases self-awareness and enhance work-life integration that contributes to physical and mental wellbeing. The SKY Meditation Retreat offer tools and techniques which can help gain a calm and relaxed state of mind, even in stressful moments for handling complex scientific information at work.

The SKY Meditation Retreat (Online) offers an in-depth experience of effortless meditation, breathwork, yoga, and more.

 

SKY Meditation, which is taught in the retreat uses cyclical, rhythmic patterns of breath to easily bring the mind and body into a state of meditation. Research has shown that SKY may reduce depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress, and addictive behaviors. It significantly increases feelings of well-being, optimism, and mental focus and improves emotional regulation.

Program Objectives and Benefits

Learn a powerful evidence-based meditation that allows your mind to be balanced and centered.

Experience and practice tools and techniques  to sustain personal wellbeing and mental health

Experience the effortless power of breathing techniques in effectively managing stress & energy.

Cultivate the power of enhancing acceptance and dissolving negative emotions.

Learn new frameworks for dealing with stressful situations, enhancing restfulness  & managing time.

Integrate core practices into your daily life to enhance a sense of calm and focus.

Program Logistics

  • SKY Meditation Retreat is presented and hosted online (during COVID-19)

  • 3 days - 3 hours (often Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)

  • Live certified instructor-led online interactive sessions + orientation

  • You can access the live sessions anywhere with an internet connection

  • Attendance is mandatory for all session on the retreat

  • Complete pre-and post-session surveys

The SKY Meditation retreat is done in a group-setting which enables learning and exchanging ideas. It's conducted online and can be joined from the comfort of home!

Prerequisites

​No prior meditation experience is needed to learn SKY Breath Meditation. Our programs are equally effective and powerful for beginners and advanced meditators.

Audiences

Our programs are custom-tailored to your team and department so anyone can participate and benefit from SKY. We've taught faculty, Deans, directors, advisors, wellness professionals, sports coaches, HR professionals, counselors, and more.

Doria et al. 2015; Hamilton-West et al., 2019; Janakiramaiah et al., 2000; Katzman et al., 2012; Sharma et al. 2017; Toschi-Dias et al. 2017; Vedamurthachar et al., 2006

Doria et al. 2015; Hamilton-West et al., 2019; Janakiramaiah et al., 2000; Katzman et al., 2012; Sharma et al. 2017; Toschi-Dias et al. 2017; Vedamurthachar et al., 2006

Agte et al., 2008; Chandra et al., 2017; Kumar et al., 2013

Gootjes et al., 2011

In general populations, SKY has been shown to: 

Ghahremani et al., 2013

Subramanian et al. 2012

Goldstein et al., 2016; Kjellgren et al., 2007

In studies, SKY Campus Happiness has:
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Advanced Programs
SKY Silent Retreat

An immersive 3-4 day retreat for graduates of the SKY Happiness Retreat

(offered on-campus and online)

Includes:

  • 3-4 days of guided silence

  • Evidence-based breathwork

  • Advanced meditation practices

  • Mindful action, yoga, and contemplation.

On this all-day retreat, participants release deep stress and fatigue, develop a deeper understanding of their own patterns of thought and behavior, and dive into self-exploration and purpose.

Upcoming Retreats

August 2022
SKY Wellness Coach Training

An advanced leadership program that empowers university staff and faculty

(offered on-campus and online)

Includes:

  • Personal and professional development

  • Incorporation of an inclusive pedagogical style

  • Public speaking 

  • Training in breathwork and meditation facilitation

  • Organizing SKY Wellness Workshops skills

  • Regular practice of SKY Breath Meditation

  • Assistance of SKY trainers and Mentorship

In the SKY Wellness Coach Training, you will become a facilitator of breathwork practices, guided meditation, and short wellness workshops.  You will learn how to guide and facilitate groups of students or faculty & staff through 30-minute to one-hour SKY Wellness Workshops, which include social connection exercises, breathing techniques, mindful awareness, and guided meditation.

You will also train on how to integrate breathing practices or “mindful breaks” into your classroom.  We will dive into different pedagogical styles to engage students in a mindful learning environment. You will be empowered with tools and training to organize Wellness Workshops and engage campus populations for maximum impact.  
 
Included in this interactive training will be group practice of yoga and SKY Breath Meditation.  We will devote time to strengthen your personal practice, as well as your ability to connect with diverse types of people, through the lens of mindful leadership and wellness.  This training will be led by expert trainers with over 20 years of experience in teaching these practices.

Upcoming Trainings

 
Contact us to bring SKY to your campus and department!

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