61 IAS officers from across the nation underwent Inner Engineering Leadership Program, at the Isha Foundation in Coimbatore from Jan 4th to Jan 8th 2016. These 61 Officers have opted for Inner Engineering for their compulsory in-service training for 2015-16. The Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) has included Inner Engineering on the official list trainings which can be opted for as a part of IAS officers’ in-service training.

The participating IAS officers came from various State Governments including Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka, Meghalaya, Chattisgarh and Tripura. The group included several senior officers at the Secretary and Joint Secretary level.

Department of Personnel & Training arranges In-Service Training Programme for AIS (lAS, IPS & IFoS) Officers and Group ‘A’ Officers working under Central Staffing Scheme in Government of India every year. IAS officers can choose any area for the training which is “relevant to their current job as well as the kind of assignments they are likely to hold in future”.

Isha Foundation has offered two batches of programs as a part of this in-service training for the Civil Services. The first batch of officers underwent their training from Dec14th to Dec 18th 2015.

The 4 day program called Inner Engineering Leadership Program during which the participants were initiated into the powerful Shambhavi Maha Mudra Kriya and were also exposed to several leadership aspects.

Sadhguru himself addressed the group during the culmination of the program and spoke of various profound aspects of life and Yoga.

All were deeply touched by the Inner Engineering Program and the leadership modules handled by Sadhguru himself, so much so that one senior IAS officer at the end of program offered to come to Isha Foundation on Sabbatical for two years. Many Heads of Departments in attendance expressed that they would like to offer the program to their senior staff.

In many ways, this program was a major milestone for Isha Foundation in reaching out to the government sector.

About Inner Engineering Leadership program

Inner Engineering is offered as an intensive program for personal growth. The program and its environment establish the possibility to explore the higher dimensions of life and offers tools to engineer one’s self through the inner science of yoga. Once given the tools to rejuvenate, people can optimize all aspects of health, inner growth and success. For those seeking professional and personal excellence, this program offers keys for meaningful and fulfilling relationships at work, home, community, and most importantly, within one’s self.