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Isha Yoga

“As there is a science and technology to create external wellbeing there is a whole science and technology for inner wellbeing”

-  Sadguru


About Us:

Isha Foundation was founded in the year 1992 by Jaggi Vasudev also known as Sadhguru. Isha Foundation is a non-profit organisation which offers yoga programs around the world. It is a non-religious, not-for-profit, public service organization, which addresses all aspects of human wellbeing. From its powerful programs for inner transformation to its inspiring projects for society and environment, Isha activities are designed to create an inclusive culture that is the basis for global harmony and progress. This approach has gained worldwide recognition and reflects in Isha Foundation's special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations. Isha Foundation is operated by over 2 Million volunteers from more than 150 city-based centers spread worldwide. The Foundation is headquartered at Isha Yoga Center, set at the base of the Velliangiri Mountains in southern India, and at the Isha Institute of Inner Sciences on the spectacular Cumberland Plateau in middle Tennessee, USA.


Founder:

Jaggi Vasudev (3rd September 1957) was born in Mysore, Karnataka. Also known as Sadhguru, he is an Indian yogi and mystic. In 1989, he conducted his first class in Coimbatore, near which the Isha Yoga Center would later be established. The classes were known as Sahaja Sthiti Yoga and involved asanas, pranayama kriyas and meditation. In 1993, Sadhguru decided to set up an ashram to support the growing number of spiritual aspirants. He founded the Project GreenHands (PGH), a grassroots ecological initiative which was awarded the highest Indian environmental award; the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar, by the Goverment of India in June 2010. Various books on his name like Mystic's Musings, The Mystic Eye, Encounter The Enlightened: Conversations With The Master etc.,are a compilation of words of wisdom spoken to his close disciples on various occasions and settings.


 

Aim and Mission:

The aim of Isha Yoga is to help people achieve full potential and raise their consciousness, fostering global harmony. Together with its active and dedicated volunteer base, the Foundation's activities serve as a thriving model for human empowerment and community revitalization throughout the world.


Philosophy:

It is the vision of Sadhguru – a realized yogi and Master – to offer ‘one drop of spirituality’ to every individual. Isha Yog Founder’s philosophy accentuates that life and work serves as a reminder that inner sciences are not esoteric philosophies from an outdated past, but a contemporary science vitally relevant to our times.  They show that spiritual life does not deny worldly, social, and family responsibilities, but rather uses them as vehicles for personal growth and self-realization.


Key Points:

  • Isha Yoga offers three types of introductory programs, which are tailor fit for beginners. The first program, which is their flagship, is Inner Engineering. This is a seven-day program that helps you to synthesize holistic sciences. This involves meditation, breathing and Shambhavi Mahamudra, a specific program unique to Isha Yoga.

  • The second program is an Inner Engineering Retreat, which lasts four days, requiring the participants to stay in the Isha Yoga Center.

  • Finally, for those who cannot get away from busy schedules, there is also an online program, the Inner Engineering Program which you can follow in the comfort of your own home.