Discovering Peace, Happiness and Bliss Within

Dates: September 30 – October 10, 2017 & 2018

Introduction to the Workshop

The Science of Joyful Living is an experiential, 10-day residential program based on the teachings of H.H. Dr. Swami Rama of the Himalayas, a great yogi, scientist, author, teacher and humanitarian. His pioneering experiments with American scientists in the early seventies laid the foundation for a holistic approach to health and healing. Swami Rama taught that the purpose of life is to be free of pains, miseries and bondages. Much of our suffering is self-created and a vast majority of diseases are of psychosomatic origin. Research has shown that stress is a major cause of accidents and many illnesses: headaches, depression, anxiety, heart disease, high blood pressure, respiratory diseases and digestive disorders.

In this program, the interaction between the biological, physiological, psychological and philosophical dimensions will be explored. Harmonious integration of body, breath, mind and spirit will be reinforced through simple practicum. Devoting only a few minutes each day to these practices will allow us to enhance communication skills, improve inter-personal relationships, sharpen decision-making and manage stress effectively. Hidden potentials will be unlocked making us more creative and dynamic and allowing us to fulfill the purpose of life.

For sincere aspirants, after completion of the 10-day program, there is an option to stay on for an additional week in silence under the guidance of Dr. Ganasan.

The program begins September 30 at 7:45 p.m., and ends on October 10, at 12 noon.


Facilitator: Dr. M. Ganasan

Duration: 10 days, application is required.

Suggested donation: Rs. 9,000

Registration: Please fill out the online application form on the Registration page. You will be contacted by email after your form is submitted.

Workshop Practicums


  1.  31 Points Exercise
  2.  61 Points Exercise



  1. Diaphragmatic Breathing
  2. Systematic Relaxation
  3. Alternate Nostril Breathing hub[1]



  1. Yoga Postures
  2. Yogic Walk
  3. Relaxation Practices
  4. Eating Practicum



  1. Guided Meditation


Workshop Interactive Modules

  1. Introduction to “Science of Joyful Living”
  2. Diet & Nutrition Exercise
  3. Science of Breath
  4. Psychosomatic Origins of Disease
  5. Four Primitive Fountains
  6. Creative Use of Emotions
  7. Meditation: “What it is & How to do it”

A typical daily schedule is as follows:

  • 5 am                Rise / Ablutions / Stretches / Breathing Practice/ MEDITATION
  • 6 am                Warm Refreshments: Lemon Drink / Chai / Warm Water
  • 6.30 am           Practice
  • 8.00 am           Break Fast
  • 9.00                 WALK
  • 10.00 am         Satsang
  • 11.00 am         Practice / Breathing Practices
  • 12.30 pm         MEDITATION
  • 1.00 pm           Lunch
  • 2.30 pm           Swami Rama Video on alternate afternoons
  • 4.00 pm           Chai
  • 4.30 pm           Practice
  • 5.30 pm           MEDITATION
  • 6.30 pm           WALK
  • 7.00 pm           Dinner
  • 7.45 pm           Satsang on alternate nights when no afternoon movie
  • 9.00 pm           MEDITATION
  • 10.00 pm         Sleep