Isha Hatha Yoga Program

8-Day 24th – 31st May 2017

21-Day 24th May – 13th June 2017

An unparalleled opportunity to learn Hatha Yoga in the vibrant space of the Isha Yoga Center, India

“We teach hatha yoga as a transformative process. The transformation will not only be on the level of your body but in the way you are.”

Sadhguru

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The 8-day Hatha Yoga program will be part of the 21-day hatha yoga program from May 24 – 31, 2017 (first 8 days of the 21 day program) and it will be conducted in English with live translation in Mandarin, Russian, Hindi & Tamil. The 21-day program will be offered in English with live translation in Tamil, Hindi and Mandarin.

After successfully completing the program, participants will be equipped to offer some of the simple Hatha Yoga practices to their communities, thereby enabling them to conduct sessions on the occasion of International Day of Yoga 2017 and beyond.

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

8-day hatha yoga program: Upa-Yoga, Surya Kriya, Yogasanas & Bhuta Shuddhi

21-day hatha yoga program: Upa-Yoga, Surya Kriya, Yogasanas,Bhuta Shuddhi & Angamardana

Upa Yoga

Isha Upa-Yoga is a simple yet powerful system of exercise that activates the joints, muscles, and energy system. Upa-Yoga dispels inertia in the body’s energy and brings ease to the whole system. It helps:

  • Relieve physical stress and tiredness
  • Strengthen the joints and muscles
  • Rejuvenate the body after periods of inactivity
  • Negate the effects of jetlag and long travel
Yogasanas

Yogasanas are a way of aligning the inner system and adjusting it to the celestial geometry, thereby becoming in sync with the existence. By consciously getting the body into a certain posture, one creates a conducive passage for energy flow that can elevate one’s consciousness. The benefits of yogasanas include:

  • Relief from chronic health conditions
  • Evolution of body and mind towards a higher possibility
  • Stabilization of the body, mind, and energy system
  • Deceleration of the aging process
Surya Kriya

Surya Kriya is a potent yogic practice of great antiquity, designed as a holistic process for health, wellness, and complete inner wellbeing. “Surya” means “sun,” and “kriya” means “inner energy process.” Surya Kriya includes several aspects that enrich one’s life:

  • Develops mental clarity and focus
  • Remedies weak constitutions and boosts vigor and vitality
  • Balances hormonal levels in the body
  • Prepares one for deeper states of meditation
Bhuta Shuddhi

Bhuta Shuddhi is a process to purify the five elements within the human system. 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.

Bhuta Shuddhi helps:

  • Keep the system in harmony and balance
  • Prepare the system to handle powerful states of energy
  • Enhance the capabilities of the physical body, mind, and energy system
  • Create the basis to gain complete mastery over the human system
Angamardana

Those who wish to delve further into the science of Hatha Yoga and learn additional practices like Angamardana can register for the 21-day program.

Angamardana

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.

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

Upa Yoga

“My shoulders and neck tend to get sore, I think a lot of IT professionals have this similar thing, so Upayoga has helped me a lot with that, the shoulder and neck stiffness drastically has gone down. I feel throughout the day that I’m more decisive, I’m less hesitant to take action.” – Subash Kumar, India

Surya Kriya

After my first complete Surya Kriya practice, I felt as if my entire body was in a meditative state. Every part of my body and mind was just Still. It was stilling, exhilarating, HUGE, and, definitely, powerful. It tones my body and mind daily. Now I understand the difference between “authentic yoga” and other types of yoga taught simply for fitness. – Saloney Arora, USA

Yogasanas

“When we do the asanas, the experience of it has become like one long meditation, and that’s really the depth of it. This is really what’s important, the richness of experience is there.” – Dunia Atmeh, Canada

LOCATION

Isha Yoga Center

The Isha Yoga Center is a sacred space for self-transformation, where one can dedicate time towards creating an established state of wellbeing. The center draws people from a variety of cultures, backgrounds, and walks of life. A large residential facility houses an active international community of full-time volunteers, guests and visitors, making it a vibrant hub of spiritual growth and activity.

Isha Yoga Center is designed to create an ambience conducive for inner exploration. At the heart of the yoga center is the Dhyanalinga, a powerful and unique energy form, the first of its kind to be completed in many thousands of years. The yoga center also has energized water pools or Theerthakunds, consecrated to make one more receptive to the energies of Dhyanalinga. The center houses a Rejuvenation Center where one can enjoy therapeutic massages and short programs that offer relief from chronic ailments.

Program Venue

The program will be conducted in Adiyogi Alayam, a sacred space consecrated by Sadhguru specifically to create an environment supportive for the transmission of hatha yoga.

Participants will spend the entire program duration within the consecrated spaces of the Isha Yoga Center. Participants will be staying in the program hall with a provision to keep their belongings in luggage area with racks.

Getting to the Isha Yoga Center

The Isha Yoga Center is situated 35 km (about 1.5 hours from the airport) west of Coimbatore, at the Velliangiri Foothills. Coimbatore is well connected by air, rail and road. Regular taxi and bus services are available from Coimbatore to the Isha Yoga Center.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION

Pre-Registration Mandatory.

Age Limit – 15 Years and above
Arrival by 1 PM IST on 24 May, 2017

8-day program closes on 31st May 2017 at 3 PM IST
21-day program closes on 13th June 2017 at 3 PM IST

No prior participation in any yoga program needed to register.