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Isha Institute of Inner-Sciences

We have built all kinds of facilities in our society to take care of our physical, psychological, and social needs. What is lacking is infrastructure that addresses the inner wellbeing of human beings, the essential core of who we are. – Sadhguru

Isha Institute of Inner-Sciences

We have built all kinds of facilities in our society to take care of our physical, psychological, and social needs. What is lacking is infrastructure that addresses the inner wellbeing of human beings, the essential core of who we are. – Sadhguru

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We are happy to announce Isha Institute of Inner-sciences is open for visitors 9 AM - 8 PM CT daily. RSVP prior to arrival is required. For more information and to reserve a date please click here.

The Isha Institute of Inner-sciences is a breathtaking mountain retreat created to build a foundation of complete well-being. The center offers the essence of yogic science in its purest form, through classical yoga and meditation classes within powerfully energized spaces such as the Adi Yogi: The Abode of Yoga. Guests journey from around the globe to visit this unique destination to relax, reflect, and reconnect with nature in a tranquil oasis nestled in Tennessee’s spectacular Upper Cumberland.

How Can You Best Experience Isha Institute?

There Are Many Ways To Be In This Serene Space And Enhance Your Life.

The Institute is open 365 days a year and welcomes visitors from all walks of life.

To arrange your visit, contact info@ishausa.org or call 931-668-1900.


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How To Get There

Isha Institute of Inner-sciences (USA)

951 Isha Lane,

McMinnville, TN - 37110, USA

Telephone: 931-668-1900

Email: info@ishausa.org

Directions

Just a 1.5-hour drive from Nashville and only 45 minutes from Chattanooga, this 1,400-acre classical yoga and meditation center might feel a world away, but it’s close enough for a quick day trip.

Direction Map

Shuttles

We encourage you to make your travel arrangements as soon as possible. There are many options of transportation services to get to the Isha Institute from nearby cities, and back again.

NASHVILLE, TN (2 hours away)

1) Isha Group Shuttles: For available shuttle options, click here.

2) Uber App: $95 – $110 Total

Uber taxi service tends to be lower cost than a regular taxi. To book, you will need to download the Uber app on your smartphone with local service. Enter the Isha Institute address (951 Isha Lane, McMinnville, TN 37110) into the app to start your booking.

3) Car Rental:

Booking through Kayak.com tends to have low daily rates.

4) UCHRA: $11 Total for 1 passenger

UCHRA is a state-funded resource which charges $11 per person each way between Nashville Airport and iii. The service is available only on weekdays and you must book your shuttle at least 48 hours in advance (excluding weekends). Note: Shuttle makes multiple stops along the route to pick up/drop off passengers, so travel time is longer. Register by calling 931-473-6652 and asking for the Transportation Department. Please properly cancel your UCHRA shuttle if you decide not to use this tax-funded resource.

UCHRA Shuttle Timings:

Departs Nashville Airport 11 AM – Arrives at Isha by 2 PM

Departs Nashville Airport 4 PM – Arrives at Isha by 7:45 PM

Departs iii at 4:45 AM – Arrives at Nashville Airport by 9:30 AM

Departs iii at 9:45 AM – Arrives at Nashville Airport by 2:30 PM

CHATTANOOGA, TN (1 hour away)

1) Nooga Taxi now only runs between Chattanooga airport and our Isha center direct with no other additional stops.

It offers a 20% discount on the total price / coming or going from Isha center to Chattanooga airport. That is a straight shot trip with no additional stops. No additional passengers fees will be charged. On average each trip may be with a 20% discount around $98 each trip depending on whether they pay by cash or card(3% CCFEE).
Please mention "Isha" to avail the discount.

2) Uber App: approx. $60 Total

Uber taxi service tends to be lower cost than a regular taxi. To book, you will need to download the Uber app on your smartphone with local service. Enter the Isha Institute address (951 Isha Lane, McMinnville, TN 37110) into the app to start your booking.

3) Car Rental:

Booking through Kayak.com tends to have low daily rates.

ATLANTA, GA (3.5 hours away)

1) Groome Transportation to Chattanooga: $45 Total for 1 passenger

Groome Transportation offers regular daily shuttles from Atlanta Airport to the Groome office in Chattanooga. Book by calling (800) 896-9928 , then see above for ways to get from Chattanooga to iii.

2) Car Rental:

Booking through Kayak.com tends to have low daily rates. 855-529-2501 to book.

Consecrated Spaces

Adi Yogi: The Abode of Yoga
Adi Yogi: The Abode of Yoga

Adiyogi: The Abode of Yoga is a medium, a possibility that will move you from a compulsive state of logic to the magic of Life. – Sadhguru

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Mahima
Mahima

Mahima means Grace. This is not a place of worship, religion, philosophy, or belief system. This is a space to explore technologies for inner wellbeing. – Sadhguru

Day Visit Schedule

Isha Institute of Inner-sciences is open 365 days a year and welcomes visitors from all walks of life. No previous experience of yoga or meditation is required to visit.

Isha Institute is open for visitors from daily 9 am CT to 8 pm CT. RSVP prior to arrival is requested.  For more information and to reserve your visit, please click here: https://prs.ishausa.org/iii/dayvisit

Daily Schedule for Visitors:

 

Visitor Hours 9am-8pm

8:30 AM - 8 PM: Adiyogi: The Abode of Yoga 

11:50 AM:  Guru Pooja (special offering)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Aarthi (special offering) (Friday, Saturday, Sunday Only)

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM: Isha Life Shoppe Open 

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM:  Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya Practice Corrections 

Advance RSVP Required: http://isha.us/dayvisit (Saturdays Only)

11:30 AM - 4:00 PM: Meals Available  

12:15 - 1:00 PM: Aumkar Meditation (Ages 7+)

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM: Isha Kriya Meditation  (Ages 12+)

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Guided Hike - Meet at Welcome Center

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Yoga Namaskar (Ages 7+)

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Living Isha Tour - Meet at Welcome Center (Saturdays and Sundays only, bring your own Vehicle)

ADIYOGI: THE ABODE OF YOGA

The Abode of Yoga is a powerful energy source designed for anyone to enhance their wellbeing in all aspects of life. Simply sitting within the Abode allows one to reach an elevated state of consciousness and know yoga as an inner experience beyond mere knowledge, philosophy, or technique.

ISHA LIFE SHOPPE

Yoga gear, books, and handmade crafts available at Isha Life Shoppe.

AUMKAR Meditation (Ages 7+)

Learn the timeless AUM meditation. When practiced daily, this simple meditation can strengthen one’s physical and mental constitution and bring about tremendous balance and wellbeing. Covid-19 Test (on-campus) is required before attending.

ISHA KRIYA Meditation (Ages 12+)

A simple and powerful meditation for clarity, health and joy. Covid-19 Test (on-campus) is required before attending.

YOGA NAMASKAR (Ages 7+)

A physical yoga practice that nurtures the physical, psychological and energy dimensions of a human being. Covid-19 Test (on-campus) is required before attending.

GURU POOJA

A special offering at Adiyogi: The Abode of Yoga

Guru Pooja is a certain science of using chants and offerings to manifest a powerful experience. This Pooja is offered to all the great masters, regardless of what culture or religion they belong to.

AARTI

Aarti - a special offering of fire at Adiyogi: The Abode of Yoga

SHAMBHAVI MAHAMUDRA KRIYA - PRACTICE CORRECTIONS

This is a wonderful opportunity to get your Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya corrected and refined in-person at the Isha Institute of Inner-sciences! Please make sure you are on an empty stomach by 9:45 am.  Please be seated 5 minutes ahead of time. In order to attend, you must have been initiated into Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya. Covid-19 Test (on-campus) is required before attending

RSVP: https://prs.ishausa.org/iii/dayvisit

LIVING ISHA

Living Isha offers the possibility of residing in the sphere of a consecrated space, supported by an inclusive community. You can choose from individual homes, apartments, or studios, and craft your life within the grace of an exuberant, energized space. Join the tours on Saturdays

HIKES

Meet at Welcome Center

Guided hikes to waterfalls or a bluff vista.

MEALS

Hearty vegetarian food prepared from scratch and inspired by cuisines from around the globe. Pre-purchase your meals here: https://prs.ishausa.org/iii/dayvisit

Upcoming Programs

Isha Institute offers yoga in its purest form, through experiential classical yoga and meditation classes, along with special events with Sadhguru. The center hosts beginner to advanced level residential programs.

Please Note: Your stay as an overnight guest, program participant or Volunteer is subject to fulfilling the Health and Safety Terms. Please ensure to read carefully and complete all the steps listed here before your arrival.

Upcoming Events

Free Yoga Day

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Virtual Tour

Living Isha - Power of Presence

Isha Institute of Inner-sciences, Tennessee, USA

In light of the global pandemic, Isha Institute is not only the safest place to be but, most importantly, offers an exuberant environment to nurture self-exploration and transformation, in a caring and inclusive ambiance. You can choose your preferred housing arrangement, from studios to apartments to individual homes, and craft your life within the sphere of a consecrated or energized space.

Be a Volunteer

“The Question Is Not About The Volume Of What You Do; The Willingness With Which You Breathe, And Walk And Live, That Makes You A Volunteer.”

-Sadhguru

 There are many opportunities to contribute to Isha Institute of Inner-sciences. Anyone can visit the Institute for their own personal, spiritual growth and participate in various volunteer activities including programs and events.

Volunteering at Isha Institute of Inner-sciences includes various activities ranging from meal preparation to gardening, and center maintenance activities. Volunteers also can offer their unique skills on projects to beautify or create special features for the campus.

 To learn about volunteering opportunities at Isha Institute of Inner-sciences, USA click here.

To explore other volunteering opportunities, please fill the volunteering interest form here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Testimonials

"This place can literally be life changing - there are millions of people that can attest to that."


- Eric Einstein
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