What is this Meetup's purpose? Who should join? Why? "If life were to come with a manual, this in my opinion would be it! If we all applied the Inner Engineering technology, our world would instantly transform to exist from a foundation of peace, joy, and compassion for all beings." -Evita Ochel
Sadhguru & Deepak Chopra— Creating Inner Peace, Joy and Fulfillment in a Hectic Modern World
"The word 'yoga' means union, that means you experience the entire universe as yourself...by working with the body, by working with the mind, by working with your emotion and energy, you can setup a step-by- step system within yourself where your energies are kept at such a level of exuberance that your sensory body is as large as the universe...Once you experience everybody around you as yourself... your goodness is a consequence, not an effort."
About Sadhguru—Sadhguru is a realized yogi and mystic – a man whose passion spills into everything he encounters. With a keen mind, balanced by a heart that knows no boundary, his presence and powerful yoga programs create an extraordinary opportunity to break through limitations into one’s natural state of freedom, love and joy.
Sadhguru has a unique ability to make the ancient science of yoga relevant to contemporary minds. Sadhguru serves as a bridge to the deeper dimensions of life. His approach does not ascribe to any belief system, but offers methods for self-transformation that are both proven and powerful.
An author, poet and internationally renowned speaker, Sadhguru’s wit and piercing logic provoke and broaden our thoughts and perception of the meaning of life, the very purpose of life. Sadhguru has been an influential voice at major global forums including the UN, MIT, TED, and the World Economic Forum.
Sadhguru established Isha Foundation, a non-profit organization supported by over two million volunteers worldwide. From powerful yoga programs and meditation practices to large-scale humanitarian projects, the foundation’s activities are designed to create an inclusive culture and establish global harmony, earning a special consultative status with the United Nations.
Isha Kriya Guided Meditation—Jump Right In... Learn to Meditate NOW!
These 1-hour guided meditation sessions offer a simple, but powerful kriya practice that aligns your mind, body, and inner-energies to elevate your conscious awareness and easily and naturally achieve a state of deep meditation. Once you are meditative on a daily basis, your experience of the life within you and the world around you becomes much richer. Daily meditation makes your life stress-free, effortless and joyful!
You can easily learn this 12-to-18 minute Isha Kriya process in a convenient, online meditation class, or through a live, free meditation class near you. Our online formats include our streaming guided meditation video, the Isha Kriya meditation app (for iphone & android devices), and weekly webinars hosted by trained teachers who can answer your questions about the practice. Local meditation sessions are hosted regularly to enhance and deepen the experience with the group.
Benefits of regular Isha Kriya meditation practice include improving health, energy and vitality; enhancing mental focus, memory and clarity; reducing stress and establishing a deep sense of peace and inner balance.
Isha Kriya is a simple, gentle guided meditation that can be done seated cross-legged on the floor or sitting in a chair. No previous experience with yoga or meditation is necessary.
Take a Deeper Step with Inner Engineering: Create a Life of Total Wellbeing—
“Inner Engineering is neither a religion, nor a philosophy or dogma. It is a technology for wellbeing. One does not have to believe or disbelieve--just have to learn to use... Technology will produce results irrespective of who you are.” –Sadhguru
Inner Engineering is a 7-session online course that gives you the opportunity to intellectually explore the ABC’s of life using methods that are the distilled essence of yogic sciences. The course imparts practical wisdom to manage your body, mind, emotions, and the fundamental life energy within.
Program components include:
• Enlightening interactive sessions • Guided meditations • Asanas, simple yoga postures. • Shambhavi Mahamudra, a powerful, 21-minute inner-energy technique that brings your entire system into alignment so that your body, mind, emotions and energies function in harmony.
A Serene Mountain Getaway to Learn Classical Yoga: Relax and rejuvenate at the Isha yoga retreat—
The Isha Institute of Inner-sciences is a breathtaking mountain retreat for stress relief, rejuvenation, and complete inner well-being. The yoga retreat offers the ancient science in its purest form, through experiential classical yoga, meditation classes, and powerfully energized meditation spaces such as the Adi Yogi: The Abode of Yoga. ( http://adiyogi.org/ )
The Isha Institute of Inner-sciences 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 with nature in this tranquil oasis nestled in Tennessee’s spectacular Upper Cumberland.
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 Mahima, the largest yoga and meditation hall in the western hemisphere! Several free yoga classes and guided meditation sessions are available each day. Inquire with the main office for details.
Hiking and Mountain Biking on Pristine Forested Trails
The Isha retreat center also offers myriad opportunities for hiking and mountain biking on forested trails winding throughout nearly 1400 acres. The 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. 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, 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 adventure outings to nearby caves, rivers and falls; free access to over 5 miles of mountain biking trails, and even 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 kitchen.
For over 30 years, Isha programs have offered the immense benefits of classical yoga and meditation to over 7 million people around the globe. For further details on the Isha yoga retreat center, the Isha Institute of Inner-sciences, and full details on the yoga and meditation programs offered, visit IshaUSA.org. ( http://www.ishausa.org/blog )