WELLNESS 132: Breathwork for Wellbeing

1 Unit, Winter Quarter. Discover the power of the breath to reach a meditative state of mind. Details here!

SKY Campus Happiness Retreat

Previous Retreat December 4–6 | Fri, Sat, Sun
Fri 5:30–8:30 PM PST | Sat, Sun 2–5 PM
Via Zoom

Participants will learn breathwork-based techniques they can practice at home to decrease stress and increase peace and focus. The cornerstone of the retreat is the evidence-based SKY (Sudarshan Kriya Yoga) technique that uses the breath to calm the mind and leads to a deep experience of meditation. 

Reviews from our 2020 Retreats

“This retreat is a great way to implement positive psychology and mindfulness into your life through meditation. You learn breathwork technique in detail along with ways to incorporate these exercises into your day to clear your mind and improve your emotional and mental wellbeing. Taking care of yourself is very crucial but easy to neglect in a fast-paced academic environment, so this course is a great way to alleviate stress.”

“Best weekend of my life! Stanford is hectic and stressful and this was an awesome way to relax. Super fun too - loved the activities ;)”

“If you have tried meditation apps, books, podcasts, and still can not develop a constant daily practice, this is the workshop for you. It will give you the structure and understanding you need to develop a practice you will stick to and enjoy.”

“Please do!! If you are looking to grow within yourself, find a toolkit to help you navigate life, and connect with others on a deep level this is the community for you.”


Thanks to generous funding, the retreat is heavily subsidized for the Stanford community.

Undergrads ($395 $35)
Graduate/Medical Students, Postdocs ($395 $50)
Faculty, Staff ($395 $95)
Alums ($395 $190)

About the Instructor

Julia Tang has been teaching SKY meditation practices through the International Association of Human Values (IAHV) for over 20 years. Julia has taught SKY to students at the University of Virginia, Boston College, Boston, University, MIT, Harvard University, UMass Amherst, as well as at Stanford University where she is a Lecturer in Wellness Education. She currently teaches SKY meditation through the Department of Veterans Affairs in Palo Alto as part of a federally-funded study examining the effects of SKY meditation on veterans with PTSD. Julia received her Masters of Education from Harvard University.