A new Academic year & Lots of Exciting stuff!

 

A warm welcome to all the freshers joining NUS this year and a welcome back to returning students! Hope you had a good summer break 🙂

This semester we have a bunch of activities and some exciting news! Come find our booth at the Student Life Fair-2017 from Aug 17-19 to know more about our group, our activities and how you can join! Briefly our schedule this semester looks like this:

On the activities front, we have our weekly free Yoga sessions starting from August 27, running till reading week. This semester there will be a rotation of teachers who will teach different styles of yoga like vinyasa yoga, hath yoga, fun stuff like laughter yoga, animal yoga, etc. Find out the details at this page. Those who are graduates of the YES+/Happiness program, we have the weekly follow up right after the yoga sessions. 

To give you a feel of mindfulness practices and introduce you to breathing techniques and meditation, we have the Mind Matters seminar – a one-and-half hour interactive session. We will in fact have 3 independent sessions in September this semester. Check out the details at this page.

Which leads us to the exciting news: The Residential Life, Office of Student Affairs is organizing the super awesome YESPlus workshop at PGPR and UTR residences… and the best part? They are sponsoring 75% of the course fee for residents!!!!! So grab this fantabulous chance and register right away!

To backtrack… What is the YES+ ?

YES+ provides us with tools to manage our stress and energy levels, leading us to a more happy, fulfilled, and meaningful life. This workshop has been taught in over 100 universities around the world and at corporate institutions such as Google and the World Bank. Here’s what you’ll learn:

– Success without Stress – Think that success and stress go hand in hand? Research shows that we are more productive and creative without high levels of stress. YES+ provides empirically validated tools for decreased stress.

– Energy  – Learn unique meditation and breathing techniques to recharge and boost your efficiency.

– Focus & Relaxation  – Find out how to achieve a relaxed and focused state of mind so you can live in the present moment and get things done without the jitters

– Empowerment  – Learn how the mind works and how you can pursue your goals while being happy and fulfilled.

– Connection & Service – Make some of the most meaningful connections you’ve made on campus and understand how making a differences impacts your well-being

Excited yet?! Find out more about the course on this linked page. This semester we are having two sessions of the workshop: 12-15 October and 19-22 October.

 

On the volunteering end, we will going to the Moral Welfare home every first Saturday of the month. Find out the details here.

This semester, we will are not having the Yoga Jam party due to some logistical difficulties… but perhaps next semester? 🙂

Looking forward to meeting all of you and having a great time ahead this semester 🙂

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YES!+ With Atika !

April 9 – 12, 2015 at Stephen Riady Centre, NUS

Atika Dhandia is not only a globe-trotting image consultant & a chic jewelry designer, she is also one of the international directors of the YES!+ ! And we had the lucky chance to have a YES!+ workshop conducted by her right here at NUS !

SoOoo much fun, energy and happyyy faces all around!! 🙂

It was a fantastic mix of meditation, SKY, yoga with games like dog-n-the-bone to go back to being child-like, delicious salads from iron chef competition, funky dancing, along with deep knowledge & self-realization.

Ruby, a PhD student, said she felt so relaxed and happy as if she had been on a long vacation !
Another participant, Chris felt happy for no reason! Nan wanted to know how soon she could train to become a teacher and spread this fantastic workshop back in her hometown in China! 🙂

Some snapshots of the lovely time we all had are available here.

What are you still waiting for? Just go, sign up for the next YES!+ at NUS !

Happiness Program (YES!+): Sept 9 – 13

 

It’s time for the Happiness Program at NUS again! Previously known as the YES!+, this 5 day program is a fantastic pack of yoga, breathing techniques, life skills and lots of fun! The program happens regularly at many ivy league universities and corporates like Google & even NASA ! Read up more on the program through out our blog. The details are:

Date : Sept 9 – 13th

Timings : Tue – Fri : 7 – 10 PM & Sat : 10 AM – 4 PM

Venue: Training Room, Yousuf Ishak House, NUS

Course Fee: S$ 300 for working adults & S$ 200 for students

Contact Ira (91340863) or nusartofliving@gmail.com to register now!

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YES!+ Rendezvous

It was the Last Sunday of 2013 i.e. 29th Dec 2013. The Clock Ticked 5:00PM. Everyone was excited!! Why???

It was time for the YES!+ Rendezvous!!

The beautiful evening unfolded with blissful smiles. Adam (Our Rocking YES!+ Teacher) started off with some interesting games – a lot of running around, chasing and team work! Everyone gave their 100% and with lots of laughter

Soon after this we brushed up on 5 sutras in a very interesting way… Kudos to the organizing team for getting the sutras explained with some amazing pictures explaining the sutras.

Soon, how could we miss hearing to our very own BAWA! There was a knwoledge sheet videos from him for us… thoroughly enjoyable and delivered like only Bawa can!

We winded up our session with Dinner with mouthwatering dishes(we won’t reveal here :P)

Great to have you all:)) YES!+ Rocks 🙂 ) Keep Smiling Keep Rocking…..:)

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