Max Strom – Tedx Talks

Technology has expanded at such a rate that nearly every aspect of our world has been affected — yet there has been no corresponding expansion of personal happiness. We are depressed, anxious, sleep-deprived and overmedicated. This talk explores the innate technology within us — the “apps” of our mind, body and emotional center that contain the inner-knowledge that can empower the most meaningful areas of our lives.

There is No App for Happiness
January 15-17, 2016

No app for happinessJoin international Guest Speaker, Max Strom for a special weekend at PranaShanti with a four part series of seminars that will explore a transformational breath practice and gentle yoga, self-healing through strong vinyasa practice, and lectures and writing seminars inspired by his book: There is No App for Happiness – How to Avoid a Near-Life Experience.

There is No App for Happiness is the new playbook for how to survive THRIVE in our modern culture. It served as a great reality check for me personally.”
—Kerri Kelly, Executive Director, Off the Mat, Into the World™

“Comprehensive, focused and immediately useful, There is No App for Happiness is an articulate and highly readable synthesis of unique thinking and a framework through which to apply it to everyday life. This should be recommended reading for all leaders and development professionals.”
—Travis Southwick, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

“The marvel of reading Max Strom’s book is to be convinced one can follow his three life imperatives to take back control of our lives and the private reality that is the deepest self. It is an astonishing work propelling the reader towards a new and more meaningful experience of living.”
—Jeff Carter, Chief Strategist at Eyelock Corporation and author of No-Limit and The Art of War for Cancer


Friday, January 15, 2016 to Sunday, January 17, 2016.

Seminar Weekend Outline

Max Strom January 2016

Learn to Breathe: Heal Yourself and Your Relationships

Friday, January 15, 2016 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm

How does the way we breathe affect our stress level, quality of sleep, depression, and even our relationships? This two hour seminar combining lecture with yoga practice will explore how breath penetrates, breath invigorates, and breath heals.

Following the lecture on the transformative power of a conscious breath practice, followed by a simple but profound practice of breathing exercises and gentle movement. The effect of these done in sequence can lead to profound release and calm. Other benefits may include increased energy and mental clarity. Once people have experienced the power of their own breath, they understand why it is called “Life Force”. Appropriate for all levels, this seminar includes very gentle breath-initiated movement, and meditation.

Helpful reminders:
• Do not eat at least two hours before practice and eat lightly.
• Dress in loose fitting clothing.
• Arrive a few minutes early & leave your cell-phone in your car.
• Before the seminar, inform Max of any injury or special condition.
• This seminar is not advisable for pregnant students.

Strength, Grace, and Healing

Saturday, January 16, 2016 – 9:30 – 11:30 am

The intent of yoga is not only to increase our strength and flexibility, but also to promote health and vitality. The next layer is to transform our behavior from coarse to gracious, and to transform even our very thoughts, from chaos to beauty. Described as “firm, consistent, and magically gentle”, experience Max Strom’s unique yoga practice with emphasis on emotional transformation. Seminar will include a short talk, vinyasa-flow physical yoga practice, non-dogmatic philosophy, breathing, and meditation.

The Internal Technology of Happiness: A Lecture and Writing Seminar

Saturday, January 16, 2016 – 1:30 – 3:30 pm

We live with our mind in a storm and call it normal, but we know it isn’t. This storm is what keeps us awake at night in anxiety or causes depression. This is why we need to turn our attention to our internal technology and personal growth now more than ever. This seminar offers an inspiring talk by Max based on the ideas of his new book, There is No App for Happiness, followed by a concise course in essential internal technologies for transformation. He will ask ten questions that will illuminate your inner life. This work may help you to see the world differently! Be sure to bring writing materials. (Please no recording equipment.)

Inner Axis: Health, Transformation, Empowerment

Sunday, January 17, 2016 – 9:30 – 11:30 am

Take a proactive approach to your health and well being, so you can avoid having to react to illness and lower quality of life. This seminar will focus on how breath-initiated movement based on Max’s approach called Inner Axis, can be a catalyst for an emotional logjam being swept away, allowing desperately needed change to occur within you. This can transform long-term anger and anxiety into a calm strength, bringing meaningful change to our emotional lives. The seminar will highlight a yoga practice that is appropriate for all levels of students, from total beginners to teachers. Seminar will include a 40 minute talk by Max, yoga and qi gong movement, breath-work, and guided meditation.


$325.00 per person for the full weekend. Individual seminars $85.00 per person.

Register here!

“In a world where there appears to be an app for everything and many people have more virtual friends than real ones, Max has written a powerful and important book. Highly informative, thought-provoking, empowering and action oriented…a book that can help transform lives and create deep personal connections.”
—Russ Nash, former Global Managing Director, Accenture Health Practice