Monday, January 03, 2011

Reflections on 2010

2011 is here and as we celebrate new beginnings, let's pause a moment and reflect on our achievements this past year. Our Art of Living Center turned 1 on December 2010! and we have a lot to be proud of, thanks to the dedication of our volunteers. Here is this year's the main highlights:-

  • Increased  teacher headcount from 4 to 8
  • Started the Art of Living Austin Facebook page, and a very successful blog
  • Taught/Hosted the following courses:
    • 5 YES+ workshops (3 of which were conducted by Austin teachers)
    • 3 Sri Sri Yoga workshops
    • 2 Know your Child Workshops
    • 2 Sahaj Samadhi meditation classes
    • 2 Refugee Empowerment workshops - one for adults, and one for teens
    • 1 Art Excel course for kids
    • 1 Know your Child Teacher Training
    • 1 Know your Teen Workshop
  • Successfully completed a Health and Happiness Seminar Series, and launched a second one.
  • Revived weekly knowledge sessions with ongoing sessions of the following series :
    • Ashtavakra gita
    • Patanjali Yoga Sutras
    • Bhakti Sutras.
  • Hosted Swami Pragyapad. He taught the Art of Living, and Sahaj courses, and gave a public talk.
  • Spent an evening in divine satsang with Swami Suryapada
  • Spear-headed and led Sri Sri ashram activities and all ashram renovation work.
  • Conducted weekly yoga sessions, and taught relaxation techniques to juvenile delinquents between age group of 11-17 years at Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center.
  • Conducted free weekly yoga sessions for students at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Organized a retreat for University of Texas at Austin Business School students at the Sri Sri ashram.
  • Started Hindi workshops for kids and teens as part of center activities.

1 comment:

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