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 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. SKY campus happiness retreat is a 3-day program. 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, dates of second course are Mar 1-2-3, Mar 29-30-31 , Apr 12-13-14
  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.
  3. Survey 3 will be sent after Retreat is completed.

 

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

  1. Fill out the interest form
  2. Complete a brief questionnaire at three different occasions
  3. Attend SKY BM Retreat

*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 on-campus course will be offered twice 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 a survey before and after the workshop. Dr. Reddy will offer weekly group practice sessions for students to maintain and learn more about the practice.

Spring 2024 Weekend On-Campus Retreat:

March 1st-2nd-3rd (25 students max)

March 29th-30th-31st (25 students max)

April 12th-13th-14th (25 students max)

*If these dates do not work, please email Dr. Reddy with your preferred dates s.reddy.linga@tcu.edu

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 a survey before and after the workshop. Dr. Reddy will offer weekly group practice sessions for attendees to maintain and learn more about the practice.

Spring 2024 Weekend Online Retreat:

March 15th-16th-17th 

April 5th-6th-7th 

*If these dates do not work, please email Dr. Reddy with your preferred dates s.reddy.linga@tcu.edu

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