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Meditation Vacation

A vibrant inner life is far more powerful than a busy outer one.

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Why take this course?

Feel less stress and anxiety

Research shows that taking time to sit and breathe lowers stress, helps reduce insomnia, and improves overall health.

Focus better and get more done

Meditation helps you focus better by training your brain to become better at filtering out any unnecessary information.

Feel more creative, positive, and compassionate

Meditation increases activity in the part of our brain that is responsible for positive emotions like happiness, joy, and enthusiasm.

Sleep better

Meditation slows down your heart rate and breathing and improves blood flow, all of which helps you sleep longer and better.

How does the course work?

Over the next 7 days, you’ll learn how to meditate in a way that is relaxing, easy, and super fun! Here’s how it will work:

Daily prompt.

Every day you’ll get a prompt from Dave to help you slow down, appreciate simple pleasures, and live in the moment. In the spirit of what Happier is all about, we will ask you to share something positive to start the day.

Daily guided audio meditation.

Dave will guide you through a short, sweet 5-10 minute meditation set to soothing musicscapes created by East Forest. These are not stereotypical meditations taught by monks in loincloths eating seeds on faraway mountaintops. And hey, there’s nothing wrong with faraway mountaintops. But most of us don’t have time to go faraway, so we are presenting to you a new, fun, modern approach to meditation that is relevant for your busy life.

Inspiring videos.

Maybe you can't go to one of Dave's workshops or retreats, but our short, original videos will help you feel like he is right there with you, offering advice, inspiration, and tons of ideas for how you can make a few minutes of meditation a part of your daily life.

7 days of original content.

Daily Tips, advice, quotes, and stories that will keep you mindful and motivated to make meditation part of your everyday life even after your Meditation Vacation is over.

About Dave

David "Yeah Dave" Romanelli believes wellness and feeling good is much more than fancy yoga poses, green juice, and tight-fitting clothes. He co-founded At One Yoga, one of the first yoga studios to mix music, technology, and fashion with ancient wellness practices, and created Yoga + Chocolate, Yoga + Wine, and Yoga for Foodies. Now focused on making meditation accessible to everyone, Dave has launched MeditateON, a series of hilarious and inspiring guided meditations that feel like inner vacations.

Yeah Dave's Guide to Livin' the Moment (Broadway Books) reached #1 on the Amazon Self-Help Bestseller List, and Happy Is The New Healthy: 26 Ways to Celebrate Life NOW! will be published in October, 2014. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Food + Wine, Newsweek, and The New York Times, and is a contributor to Health Magazine, Yoga Journal, and other publications. To learn more about Dave, check out

About Nataly

Nataly Kogan is the founder and CEO of Happier, a leading wellness company, whose social gratitude journal iPhone app has been used by hundreds of thousands of people to become happier, less stressed, and more optimistic. Nataly has been featured in the New York Times, Fortune, New York Magazine, Time, and many others and is a sought out speaker and expert on happiness.

Nataly immigrated to the US with her family when she was 13 years old and learned first hand that it’s possible to find small happy moments in even the most difficult of circumstances. A busy working mom always finding new ways to juggle, Nataly is on a mission to inspire millions of people to stop saying “I’ll be happy when…” and start saying “I’m happier now because."

Watch Nataly's TED Talk

The “Meditation Vacation” course costs $20.

Please note that you need an iPhone to participate in the course. We are working hard to make it available for Android soon!

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How long is the course?

Meditation Vacation is a 7-day course. Complete it and you’ll learn how to meditate in a way that’s simple, relaxing, and fun!

How much time/day does the course take?

We know you’re busy so we’ve designed the course to fit into your schedule. All you need to complete it is 5-15 minutes per day.

I’ve never tried meditation. Should I do the course?

Of course you should! Closing your eyes, being still, and facing yourself isn’t as hard or as scary as you think! All it takes is one moment to shift the energy from dreading to dreaming, from fearing to hoping, from grinding to living. There is absolutely no prior experience required.

What kinds of stuff will I be asked to do?

The goal of this course is to help you learn a simple meditation practice and make it part of your daily life. Every morning we’ll ask you to do or think of something to help you start the day off in a positive way. We’ll then offer you a guided (words and music) 5-10 minute meditation that Dave designed specifically for this course. You can choose to listen to it at any time that day. At night we will ask you to share your experience with it (which you can keep private if you like.) And along the way we’ll give you specific ideas and tips for your meditation practice through videos, examples, and stories we think you’ll find inspiring.

What if I have questions during the course?

We’d love to hear from you! Dave and Nataly and our support team will be standing by to answer any of your questions, so please ask away!

Meditation sounds intimidating to me. Is this course for me?

Dave’s philosophy on meditation is simple: If you’ve been scared or simply unable to mediate, that’s about to change, because if it doesn’t feel good, you’re not doing it right. If you’ve always wanted to try meditation but didn’t know how or where to start, Meditation Vacation is the course for you!

When will this course be available for Android?

We are working hard on our Android version and should have it available in early spring.

What about privacy?

We care a lot about maintaining your privacy. As you take the course you will be able to decide whether you want to share your happy moments from the course with others or keep them completely private. It's entirely up to you.