On Campus Program

Finding Happiness in Difficult Times


Life is challenging and capricious yet also wondrous and magnificent. Join positive psychologist Maria Sirois for a program designed to help you integrate positive moments and mindfulness practices into your life even in the most difficult times. 

Through dialogue, meditation, movement, and play, you will

  • Build spiritual, mental, emotional, relational, and physical resilience 
  • Traverse a difficult time with health and humor
  • Recover from loss, heartbreak, or disappointment
  • Move with greater ease toward a happier life.

Explore the tools and perspectives of positive psychology and learn how to strengthen your resilience for elevated health and positivity. Return home with a deeper understanding of how to cultivate resilience on a daily basis.

Recommended reading Maria Sirois, A Short Course in Happiness After Loss (and Other Dark, Difficult Times).

Included in Your Stay


Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Self-Discovery


Maria Sirois, PsyD, is a positive psychologist and seminar leader who teaches with wisdom, authenticity, and humor at the intersection of resilience and flourishing.

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