• Your Happy Place!

    Positive Community | Breathing & Meditation | Resilience | Leadership

    A unique way to help you find connection, clarity of mind, resilience, and thrive in life!

    we care for you! we are here for you!

  • About us!

    SKY @ OSU is a student organization at The Ohio State University that empowers tomorrow’s leaders with tools to build confidence, clarity of mind, social connection, and mindfulness. Our group's primary goal is to promote mental wellness by introducing yoga and meditation as a healthier way to manage stress. We aim to empower students to develop and maintain a relaxed, stress-free mind along with an energetic, healthy body so that we all achieve more and better as an individual and as a community.


    Meet our Team

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    Salma Abdelbaky


    Salma is a graduate student in the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) at OSU. Her research focuses on the field of bioinformatics. She loves stargazing, reading, and occasionally writes a few fictional pieces during her downtime. Salma was introduced to SKY club during her first year at OSU, and found the most wholesome, warm and welcoming family. Her main goal is to support buckeyes with love and a supportive community to everyone. Also, she hopes to allow OSU students to get to know themselves and have control over their own minds and emotions.

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    Zack Muzumdar

    Vice President

    Zack is a second-year undergraduate majoring in finance at OSU. He enjoys fitness, spending time with friends, and learning about business philosophy, and theology during his free time. Zack joined SKY in 2022 and loved the welcoming community that introduced him to meditative practice which helps him deal with ebb and flow of life.

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    Jackie Penaloza


    Jackie is PhD student in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (BSGP) at OSU. She is finishing her PhD at Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH) where she works in a computational genomics lab collaborating with scientists, clinicians, and physicians. She is also an outreach officer for the Research Institute's Trainee Association (RITA) , where she organizes events for NCH trainees to get more involved in their local community. During her free time Jackie enjoys meditating, yoga, skiing, biking, and spending time with her friends. I joined SKY club during 2020 and it helped me manage my stress and learn to cope with changes I was facing in my life.

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    Anjani Kaluvala

    Marketing Director

    Anjani is a third year undergraduate pursuing a degree in Business Management/Marketing. She enjoys creating content on her socials, walks in nature, photography, and meditating. SKY club has opened my eyes about myself and surroundings that I never would have thought. I have also met amazing individuals who truly make my day feel like a true blessing. I am excited to continue on this journey that I have embarked on August 2022.

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    Weekly Meetings

    Fill your Tuesday with freshness and rejuvenation.
    Join us for meditation, music, games, and let go of stress! Make friends and find your happy place.

    Every Tuesday 6-7 pm ET
    Round Room, Union (3rd Floor)

    students meditating on the South Oval at The Ohio State University (OSU)

    Meditation Mixers

    Mingle with a positive community, amidst 45 mins of fun and of course, meditation and light yoga!

    students doing yoga on the South Oval at The Ohio State University (OSU)

    Breathe Strong

    Breathwork, Yoga, and Meditation to keep our community strong!

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    The Happiness Retreat!

    Our signature program filled with loads of awesomeness! Learn the SKY breathing meditation that reduces anxiety, and improve sleep, brain function, and immunity.

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    Music and Meditation

    "Satsang" is when you've sat and when you've sang! Our signature music and meditation is now virtual, sing, dance, connect online!

  • Testimonials

    Here is what previous participants felt about the Happiness Retreat

    “...... the techniques in SKY workshop have helped me perform better academically. There was a time when I was looking for job. This was a very difficult time in my quarter. I was definitely able to improve in my interviews because of regularly practicing the simple techniques and ideas presented in this workshop..."

    "...I have been practicing SKY techniques every day and have seen a big and amazing change in the way I feel, I think, and I act. I am able to manage stress very well, think positive most of the times, handle negative thoughts, live in the present moment, be confident, smile more often, feel more energetic, and most importantly be myself! ..."

    "...I learned so much about breathing techniques that relaxed my mind a lot and I was able to reflect on so many things in life that I never appreciated. The workshop was a perfect blend of meditation and fun activities, games, music..."

    "... practicing SKY meditation has helped me focus on my studies without getting distracted, deal with setbacks, and have a more wholesome outlook towards life."

  • Benefits

    Boost Mental Health and Immunity

    SKY will help you shake off that stress, focus on the positive and improve your mental health and immunity. Empirical research findings on SKY meditation suggests increased health, vitality, and well-being, reported by tens of thousands of SKY meditation practitioners.

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    Community Building

    SKY offers a virtual safe space for you to share and learn. Connect with a group of like-minded students online and become a part of this positive community!


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    Reduce Anxiety

    Learn breathing and meditation techniques from amazing trained facilitators. Be calm, enthusiastic, and mindful at the same time!

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  • Evidence Based Techniques


    Health and wellness are more than the mere absence of illness. To be well is to thrive physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Evidence suggests increased health, vitality, and well-being, reported by tens of thousands of SKY meditation practitioners, which are consistent with empirical research findings. Over 70 independent studies conducted on four continents and published in peer-reviewed journals, have demonstrated a comprehensive range of benefits from SKY practice.

    SKY meditation uses cyclical, rhythmic patterns of breath to bring the mind and body into a relaxed state, leading a meditative state to arise. Its effects have been studied in open and randomized trials, both in healthy populations and in populations with psychopathology.

    SKY Campus Happiness Program

    Get to know our nationwide impact

    The SKY Campus Happiness Program offers SKY retreats in more than 50 campuses across the US, enabling students to be leaders and spread happiness in their community. Students learn to meditate from trained facilitators and gain valuable life skills that are frequently missed in academic curricula.

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    It's time to go global here

    The International Association of Human Values (IAHV) is the parent organisation of SKY that offers programs in more than 15 countries for students, veterans, prisoners, refugees with a mission to reduce stress and develop leaders so that human values can flourish in people and communities.

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  • Contact Us

    If you have any questions, get in touch with us and we will be happy to help!