What we're about

The Isha Midlands Meetup group offers free meditation classes, yoga programs, public events, and social gatherings where we can come together to practice, learn more, relax and have fun!

In this Meetup group, we publish all Isha programs that are happening in Leicester, Nottingham and Birmingham!

We look forward to meeting you, soon!

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Isha Foundation:

Isha Foundation is a volunteer-based, non-profit organisation founded by Sadhguru, to create an inclusive culture towards global harmony and progress. Its powerful yoga programs for inner transformation and inspiring projects for society and environment are appreciated worldwide, reflecting in Isha's consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

https://youtu.be/9jwDaVtAbfk

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About Sadhguru:

Sadhguru is a realised 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 organisation 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.

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In the yogic tradition, the word “yoga” is attached only to a complete path which leads to self-realisation. Isha Yoga is a comprehensive system that integrates the core of yogic science and presents it for the modern human being. Isha Yoga programs allow individuals to take tangible steps towards their inner growth. Designed by Sadhguru, these programs are a rare opportunity for self-discovery under the guidance of a realised master.

At Isha, yoga is taught in its full depth and dimension and communicated on an experiential level. The programs provide methods for establishing oneself in a way of life that affirms wholeness and vitality. They show that spiritual life does not deny worldly, social, and family responsibilities, but rather uses them as vehicles for personal growth and self-realisation.

An array of programs are conducted regularly by Isha worldwide. The programs involve simple postures, meditation and powerful ways of transforming one's energies. They do not require physical agility or any previous knowledge or experience of yoga.

Tailored to suit individuals from every social and cultural background, Isha Yoga programs provide powerful tools for inner exploration.

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You can go through life untouched, you can play with life whichever way you want, and still life cannot leave a scratch upon you. That is the miracle that Isha Yoga can manifest in everyone's life.”

- Sadhguru

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Isha Kriya Guided Meditation—Jump Right In... Learn to Meditate NOW!

This 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.

https://youtu.be/q8NYZdYd5GQ

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"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

For all of the strides we have made in science and technology with standards of living unimaginable a century ago, most human beings still remain in search of wholeness and purpose in their lives. Inner Engineering (http://isha.sadhguru.org/isha-yoga-programs/basic-yoga/inner-engineering/?webSyncID=6366b7b5-2e57-b99d-a0d9-8144b41a2963&sessionGUID=978454c1-093a-d3e1-8b9c-608859c3457e)is scientifically-structured to offer powerful processes from the ancient tradition of yoga to transcend the limitations of who you are and bring you to higher levels of consciousness. Inner Engineering was designed by Sadhguru, a yogi, visionary, and one the foremost authorities on yoga as a powerful tool to create your life the way you want it.

https://youtu.be/hUeyqLTsGJs

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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.

https://youtu.be/ooFAmT4n89Y

**Live Reviews from Inner Engineering Participants ** (https://www.innerengineering.com/ieo-new/reviews/)

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Visit us online...

Isha website: http://isha.sadhguru.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InnerEngineering

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/IshaFoundation (https://www.youtube.com/user/ishafoundation)

Upcoming events (5+)

Inner Engineering Total @ Harrow

Harrow High School, Drama Room

Designed by Sadhguru, Inner Engineering is a technology for wellbeing derived from the ancient science of yoga. For those seeking professional and personal excellence, this program fosters an understanding of your interiority and offers keys for fulfilling relationships at work, at home, in the society and most importantly within yourself. Offered as a 4-day intensive program, it empowers you to handle the pace of modern life with ease and realise your peak potential—a potential modern physicists and psychologists say is almost unlimited. For registration click here https://www.innerengineering.com/ieo-new/total/#register • What to bring Yoga mat, come with relaxed/comfortable clothing.

Surya Kriya

Mill Wellington Mill

Surya Kriya is a potent yoga of tremendous antiquity, designed as a holistic process for health, wellness, and complete inner well-being. “Surya” means “sun,” and “kriya” means “inner energy process.” Surya Kriya activates the solar plexus to raise the samat prana, or solar heat, in the system. It also balances a person’s left and right energy channels, leading to stability of the body and stillness of the mind. This strong foundation becomes the basis to explore higher dimensions of life. Traditionally available only to select groups of yogis, Surya Kriya is being offered by Sadhguru as a comprehensive spiritual practice that is ideal for the hectic pace of today’s world. This is a hatha yoga program (physical postures) which will be taught step-by-step and guided by a teacher trained in India by Sadhguru. Once you have completed the program, you can practice on your own at home. Surya Kriya does not require previous experience with yoga. Benefits: - Develops mental clarity and focus - Remedies weak constitutions - Boosts vigor and vitality - Balances hormonal levels in the body - Prepares one for deeper states of meditation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wq-OiPk-pU Timings: Saturday February 23rd, AM Session 10 AM – 12:30 PM, PM Session 5.30 PM – 8 PM Sunday February 24th, AM Session 10 AM – 12:30 PM Please note that attendance on all days is mandatory. This programme is open to ages 14 and above. Please come on an empty stomach condition: Finish a meal 4 hours prior to the class, snack 2.5 hours prior, beverage or cigarette 1.5 hours before the class. Due to the nature of the practices taught, there are some contraindications. People who fall under any of the below categories are not eligible to participate at this time: - Women who are currently pregnant - Anyone who has had a major open surgery within the last 6 months - Anyone who has had a laparoscopic surgery or any severe muscular injury within the last 6 weeks - As a general note, always consult and follow your doctor’s advice. If you have any questions regarding your participation, please email [masked] What to bring: Yoga mat, comfortable clothing Registration link: http://www.ishayoga.eu/index.php/register-hatha/?pgmId=1491

Bhuta Shuddhi @ Manchester

Space at the Mill

The basis for all creation, including the physical body, is the group of five elements: earth, water, wind, fire, and space. The wellbeing of the body and mind can be established by purifying these five elements within the human system. This process also shapes the body into a stepping stone towards one’s ultimate wellbeing. There is a whole system of yoga called Bhuta Shuddhi, which means “purification of the elements.” The Bhuta Shuddhi processes offered by Isha provide a unique opportunity for everyone to benefit from this esoteric yogic science, which otherwise requires intense sadhana (spiritual practices). Completion of the Inner Engineering programme is a prerequisite. Please come on an empty stomach condition: Finish a meal 4 hours prior to the class, snack 2.5 hours prior, beverage and cigarette 1.5 hours before. Register here: http://www.ishayoga.eu/index.php/register/?pgmId=119

Angamardana @ Milton Keynes

Bancroft Meeting Place

Angamardana https://youtu.be/9aAzFTQOJJU Angamardana, a fitness system rooted in yoga, offers everyone the opportunity to invigorate the body and reach peak physical and mental health. “Angamardana” means gaining complete mastery over the limbs, organs, and other parts of the body. True to its name, this practice revitalizes the body on all levels including the muscles, circulatory system, skeletal structure, nervous system, and the basic energy system. With exercises carefully selected by Sadhguru to be of universal appeal and application, Angamardana needs no fitness equipment. It uses only the body and can be practiced anywhere, even during travel. Regular practice of Angamardana revitalizes the body in many ways: • Strengthens the spine, skeletal system, and muscular system • Builds physical strength, fitness, and tenacity • Takes years off the body, bringing a sense of lightness and freedom • Prepares the body for Hatha Yoga Timing : March 16th: 8:30am - 12:00am and 5:00pm - 8:30pm March 17th: 8:30am - 12:00am and 5:00pm - 8:30pm Please note that attendance on all days is mandatory. This programme is open to ages 8 and above. Please come on an empty stomach condition: finish a meal 4 hours prior to the class, snack 2.5 hours prior, beverage or cigarette 1.5 hours before the class. Due to the nature of the practices taught, there are some contraindications. People who fall under any of the below categories are not eligible to participate at this time: - Women who are currently pregnant - Anyone who has had a major open surgery within the last 6 months - Anyone who has had a laparoscopic surgery or any severe muscular injury within the last 6 weeks - As a general note, always consult and follow your doctor’s advice. If you have any questions regarding your participation, please email [masked] You can enrol yourself at http://www.ishayoga.eu/index.php/register/?pgmId=161

Past events (70)

Isha Kriya - Free Meditation Session in Leicester

Rushey Mead Centre

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