SKY Campus Happiness at TCU

SKY Campus Happiness Program

Fashion Merchandising Professor Shweta Reddy was granted a TCU IS grant to conduct SKY breath Mediation workshop on campus for students and faculty.

Fashion Merchandising Professor Shweta Reddy received the TCU IS grant to conduct the workshop.

SKY Campus Happiness Program is a total well-being program designed to help students, faculty and staff achieve their fullest potential. Participants will learn breathwork-based techniques to decrease stress and increase peace and focus in a weekend workshop.

The online program is offered by the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) and the Art of Living Foundation, with the program taught at over 100 campuses in the United States.

  1. The Online SKY campus happiness retreat is a 3-day program on zoom. Total of 9 hours. The participant is required to attend all three days for the effectiveness of the program and to fully learn the practice. SKY Campus Happiness Retreat for students,
  2. Willing participants have to complete survey twice before the Retreat.  Survey 1 and 2 are to be taken with a minimum of a 2-week gap. Dr. Reddy will send out Survey 2 when close to the time to take the survey.


Those who volunteer to be part of the research study, their involvement includes:

  1. RSVP:

  2. Complete a brief questionnaire at three different occasions

  3. Attend SKY BM Retreat on zoom

*The course fee is being waived for TCU students, faculty and staff who take this program organized by Dr. Reddy during Fall 2023 and Spring 2024. 

Fill out interest form for the SKY Breath Meditation Workshop below.

SKY Campus Happiness


SKY@TCU for Students

The online course will be offered three times to TCU students in fall 2023 and spring 2024. A total of 25-50 TCU students will be able to enroll in the workshop at a given time.

Students must complete 2 surveys need to be completed prior to the SKY retreat (cost of retreat at TCU paid for by TCU IS Grant). Dr. Reddy will offer weekly group practice sessions for students to maintain and learn more about the practice.

Spring 2024 Weekend On-Campus Retreat:

May 13th-14th-15th 6:00pm-9:00pm 

May 19th-20th-21st 6:00pm-9:00pm 

May 28th-29th-30th 6:00pm-9:00pm 

*If these dates do not work, please email Dr. Reddy with your preferred dates

Student Interest Form


SKY@TCU for Faculty and Staff

The online course will be offered to 25 full time TCU faculty & staff at a given time.

Faculty and staff must complete 2 surveys need to be completed prior to the SKY retreat (cost of retreat at TCU paid for by TCU IS Grant).

Spring 2024 Weekend Online Retreat:

May 16th-17th-18th 6:00pm-9:00pm

May 21st-22nd-23rd 10:00am-1:00pm

May 28th-29th-30th 10:00am-1:00pm

*If these dates do not work, please email Dr. Reddy with your preferred dates

Faculty & Staff Interest Form


About the SKY@TCU Instructors

Vivek Rajan
Rajan has an advanced degree in computer science and works as a software engineer in the financial industry in Dallas, Texas. He loves his day job and spending time with his wife who is an Art curator.

Outside of his work, he devotes his time teaching the Art of Living SKY breath meditation Program to adults, young professionals and college students. He is a certified SKY Campus Teacher and has taught the workshop at University of Houston,  Northeastern University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He was certified as a meditation teacher at the Art of Living Center in Washington D.C. in 2009 and has led these programs for hundreds of people nationally. Vivek enjoys organizing Art of Living programs because it uniquely empowers people on how to fundamentally deal with stress at a life-changing level. He has been meditating for over 18 years and teaching breath and meditation workshops for over 14 years.

Vishnu Galigekere
Dr. Galigekere is a faculty member of the Art of Living Foundation and the International Association for Human Values. Vishnu is also an E-RYT 200 certified yoga teacher.

Dr. Galigekere has more than 12 years of experience in instructing SKY to the general public, university campus students, prison inmates and in corporate settings.

He is also an instructor of Sahaj Samadhi Meditation to diverse groups. His easy going nature & simplicity combined with compassion makes the SKY BM course fun.

Professionally, Dr. Galigekere holds a PhD in Computer Science and is actively involved in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning in Austin, TX.

Just one of the important outcomes:

Impact of SKY on PTSD