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What is DSN?

DSN (Do Something Now) is considered by many to be the most transformational of the Art of Living Courses. It is a rigorous course that empowers participants to identify and break through personal inhibitions and access inner stability and power. We each have a deep desire to be the best we can be - for ourselves, our families, our communities and even our world- but many of us have personal barriers, old habits or inhibitions that hold us back and keep us from fully participating in life. Old emotional wounds, self-concepts, attitudes and fears can also be obstacles to living the life we real want. DSN uses a power combination of yoga, group processes, deep spiritual knowledge to break through personal barriers and create personal empowerment.

Course Details

When: Thurs, November 1st - Sun, Nov 4th
Where: International House (3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19104)
Parking: here
Cost: $480 ($380 students + some scholarships)
Contact: Dhwani Shelat (, 201.681.5432

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Who is Patti?


Patti Montella is an international faculty member for the Art of Living Foundation. In 1998 she left a successful corporate career to commit her life toward the upliftment of humanity through education that leads one toward self-realization. She is the first westerner worldwide appointed as a DSN teacher by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Patti offers a wealth of entrepreneurial experience from her years in both the corporate and non-profit sectors along with 18 years as an Art of Living teacher under the direct guidance of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Her passion always has been, and continues to be, empowering others to become strong, centered and confident agents of social change. Patti is a published author. To read stories, wisdom and anecdotes of her life as a global spiritual teacher visit her blog The Traveling Mystic

Testimonials - Week 1 of 4


Shane Sullivan

Film Student, UArts, Philadelphia

The DSN gave me a space where I could let my emotional guard down and allow people to see me for whom I really am. The DSN put in perspective barriers that have been hindering me from moving forward in certain aspects of my life. The instructor, Patti Montella was very dynamic in her approach of handeling her students with a tough love attitude while at the same time having a sensitivity that allowed for our growth within. Unlike the silence course, when you take a DSN, you take it with a bunch of strangers, but leave with a second family. If we do this together in Philadelphia, as close as we already are, I can only dream about what we'll become! We all have barriers that hinder us from being free, I look at Sri Sri and ask myself what barriers he has, if any. After taking the DSN I became one step closer to understanding how truly free Sri Sri actually is. If you want to see yourself for who you truly are (all of your flaws, past experiences, disorders, etc) take the DSN!!!