Isha Yoga offers free meditation classes, classical hatha yoga programs, public events, and social gatherings for adults and families to learn yoga and meditation, practice yoga and meditate together and have fun! In accordance with Meetup guidelines, any children under the age of 18 present at an Isha Yoga Meetup must be supervised by a parent or guardian.
We look forward to meeting you, soon!
What is Isha Yoga?
Isha Yoga was founded by Isha Foundation, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to raising human consciousness. The Foundation offers powerful tools for inner wellbeing from the ancient science of yoga. Through classical yoga and meditation, Isha empowers individuals to transform their lives, raising the consciousness of humanity one person at a time.
Many people find meditation difficult and frustrating when they first begin practicing, struggling with the ceaseless activity of the mind and restlessness of the body. Often, people give-up on meditation before they can reap its incredible benefits, including stress reduction, relaxation, inner peace and mental focus.
The Isha Kriya guided meditation is a simple, but powerful inner process to align your mind, body, and inner-energies to naturally arrive at a meditative state. Once you are meditative for even a few minutes on a daily basis, your perception of yourself and the world around becomes much deeper and richer.
Isha Kriya guided meditation can be learned through 1-hour free meditation classes (live, local to you on Meetup), live online meditation webinars (listed weekly on Meetup, FB, Twitter), anytime through our online guided meditation video (at IshaKriya.com), or anytime and anywhere with the Isha Kriya Mobile App, available for free on all Android and Apple mobile devices. Search for Isha Kriya in your play store to download. Meditate anywhere... then share the bliss with a friend!
12-18 minutes of Isha Kriya meditation practice daily reduces stress, anxiety and depression; increases health, energy and vitality; enhances mental focus and clarity and establishes a sense of peace and deep inner balance. Isha Kriya meditation is a gentle, seated practice. No previous yoga or meditation experience is necessary. Realized yogi, Sadhguru, explains more about the Isha Kriya free guided meditation in the introductory video below...
"Meditation is a simple process that gives you a little distance from your own mind and your own body," explains realized yogi, Sadhguru. "You have probably heard of the word 'Buddha.' 'Bu' means 'buddhi,' or the intellect. 'Dha' means 'dada,' or one who is above. One who is 'above his intellect' is a Buddha. A Buddha has clear perception of the nature of his mind...Once you are in your intellect, stress, anxiety and tension are very normal; Once there is a distance from your physical body and your mental structure, that is the end of suffering."
Take a Deeper Step and Completely Transform Your Life: Eliminate Stress, Improve Relationships, Enhance Mental Clarity and Much, MUCH, more...
Inner Engineering Online Program - 7 Life-transforming Sessions in Your own Space:
What is Inner Engineering about? Inner Engineering is a 7-session online course that provides tools and solutions to empower yourself to create your life the way you want it. The program has been designed by Sadhguru, a yogi, visionary, and one the foremost authorities on yoga.
Inner Engineering gives you the opportunity to intellectually explore the ABC’s of life using methods that are the distilled essence of the yogic sciences. The course imparts practical wisdom to manage your body, mind, emotions, and the fundamental life energy within.
“A world full of love, light and laughter; its time has come. Let us make it happen.” - Sadhguru
Renowned for his powerful programs and humanitarian initiatives, Isha Foundation founder, Sadhguru is a realized yogi, mystic, and visionary who tirelessly works for the wellbeing of all. Sadhguru has been hosted to speak and offer guided meditations at numerous global leadership forums, businesses and universities, including the United Nations, the World Economic Forum, the British House of Lords, TED, MIT, and the World Peace Congress.
Isha Foundation has offered the immense benefits of classical yoga and meditation to over 7 million people over the last 30 years. Isha's US-based meditation and yoga retreat center, Isha Institute of Inner-sciences (iii), is located on 1400 breathtaking acres of Tennessee's spectacular Cumberland Plateau.
Isha Institute of Inner-sciences - A Serene Mountain Getaway to Learn Classical Yoga and Meditation
Relax and Rejuvenate at Isha's Yoga Retreat Center—
The Isha Institute of Inner-sciences is a breathtaking mountain yoga retreat providing stress relief, rejuvenation and outdoor recreation just 45 minutes outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The retreat is a world-class yoga center offering classical yoga and meditation classes from beginner to advanced levels. Guests journey from around the globe to visit this unique destination to relax, reflect, and reconnect within at this tranquil oasis nestled in Tennessee’s spectacular Upper Cumberland!
Drop-by for a Day Visit
The Isha retreat center offers campus tours daily that include light hikes to one of many beautiful bluff vistas or waterfalls and a visit inside the largest yoga and meditation hall in the western hemisphere! Free guided meditation sessions are available each day, offering guests an 18-minute meditation practice called ‘Isha Kriya’ that participants can take home and do on their own. Isha Kriya is a gentle practice for anyone age 12 or older.
Hiking and Mountain Biking on Pristine Forested Trails
The Isha yoga retreat center also offers myriad opportunities for hiking and mountain biking on forested trails winding throughout its nearly 1400 acres. The yoga center's five miles of mountain biking trails have been professionally classified from beginner to intermediate skill levels, with steep climbs, water features, and tight switchbacks on the more challenging portions of the bike trail. The trails are part of an expanding network of over 15 miles of hiking and biking trails featuring beautiful waterfalls, a meandering spring-fed creek, and breathtaking bluff overlooks.
Relaxation & Wellness Retreats
Overnight stays include the option of private studio accommodations, delicious vegetarian buffet meals, and beginner-level yoga classes of the visitor`s choice, such as the 'yoga of sound', yoga for strengthening the joints, and yoga for purifying life energies. Extended retreat packages feature Ayurvedic rejuvenation consultations and therapies; guided hikes and outdoor adventure outings to nearby caves, rivers and falls; and even vegetarian cooking classes to bring home some of your favorite vegetarian delights! Learn how to mix the pungent, tangy spices of the East, culture farm-fresh milk into yogurt, roll vegetarian sushi, or bake homemade sourdough bread in the Isha center's popular international, vegetarian kitchen.