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Adi Yogi: The Abode of Yoga

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

Adi Yogi: The Abode of Yoga

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

Sadhguru conducting a consecration near the miniature statue of Adiyogi
Sadhguru sitting near the miniature statue of adiyogi in USA
Statue of Adiyogi in Isha Institute of Inner-sciences
Sadhguru doing a ceremony in front of the statue of Adiygi in Isha Institute of Inner-sciences

The Abode of Yoga is a powerful energy source designed for anyone to enhance their wellbeing on 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.

Sadhguru, a realized yogi and mystic, consecrated the Abode through a powerful yogic process – Prana Pratishtha (consecrating using life energies) – on September 23rd, 2015.

The Abode is also an expression of gratitude to Adi Yogi, the first yogi, who offered the yogic sciences to the world over 15,000 years ago. The profound methods offered at the Abode are in consonance with Adi Yogi’s work.

The Abode is available – beyond race, religion, or culture – to bring fulfillment and wellbeing to all. Visitors may become receptive to the energies and grace of the Abode through various offerings, processes and spending time meditating within the space.

Open year round, the Abode is the main feature of the Isha Institute, a leading center for inner exploration and complete wellbeing for the past 20 years.

About Adi Yogi

“Adiyogi has been brought into your life to see that a dimension which has no boundaries becomes a living reality in your life.” - Sadhguru

The Abode is also an expression of gratitude to Adi Yogi, the first yogi, who offered the yogic sciences to the world over 15,000 years ago. He brought technology and methods, not as a philosophy or teaching, as to how one can raise their energies and transform their lives into a great possibility. The profound methods offered at the Abode are in consonance with Adi Yogi’s work.

Originator of Yoga

Sadhguru: In the yogic culture, Adi Yogi is the originator of yoga. He was the one who first put this seed into the human mind. According to the yogic lore, over 15,000 years ago, Adi Yogi attained to his full enlightenment and abandoned himself in an intense ecstatic dance upon the Himalayas. When his ecstasy allowed him some movement, he danced wildly. When it became beyond movement, he became utterly still.

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How to Get There

Accessible within a few hours via international airports in Atlanta (3hrs), Nashville (2hrs) and Chattanooga (1hr).

Hours and General Information

Adiyogi: The Abode of Yoga -  8:30 AM to 8:00 PM CT Daily

All visitors are welcome including families. 

Visitor Information

Abode of Yoga is open for visitors from 8:30 AM CT to 8:00 PM CT daily.  For more information and to reserve your visit please click here.
During the visiting hours, one can make an offering of water to the linga and join Guru Pooja at 11:50 AM and 6:20 PM. On weekends, there is an Aarti (a special offering of fire) at 6:00 pm. There is no prayer or worship required at The Abode. Visitors may instead make various offerings to connect with the energies of the space and benefit from it. Read more. 
Special processes are also established to bring wellbeing to all aspects of life, including klesha nashana kriya, purifying the 5 elements, anniversaries, weddings and for children. Read more. 

Anyone can benefit from the energies of the Abode regardless of race, religion, age or physical ability.

Upon entering, one can simply sit silently with palms facing upward to connect with the energy of the Abode.

Processes and Offerings

Water Offering

Visitors to the Abode may offer water to the linga and make contact with it as a way to connect more deeply with the powerful energies the form radiates. This offering is available daily, free of charge. 

Trigun Offering

Vibhuti, turmeric and vilva or neem leaf are offered to the linga.  These represent three qualities of Adiyogi.  Ash (vibhuti) represents the right--ascetic, masculine. Turmeric represents the left--passionate, feminine. Vilva or neem leaf represents the third eye that is beyond polarities.  This offering is available daily with a $7 voucher purchased at the reception or Isha Life Shoppe.

Pournami Pooja 'Full Moon Offering' - by Mail

Be in touch with the Grace of the Abode throughout the year.  Receive prasadam by mail from the aarti offered to Adi Yogi on full moon days. This prasadam package includes  black sesame prasadam, sutras, and consecrated vibhuti/ash.

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Klesha Nashana Kriya

Periodic cleansing of the energy body wards off negativity and provides one with a protective aura supporting physical health and mental wellbeing. Klesha Nashana Kriya includes a powerful process with neem leaves, which are a great cleanser and energizer of the system.

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Ayush Kriya – An Offering for a Long and Good Life

Ayush Kriya supports overall health and wellbeing. The process includes Klesha Nashana Kriya, a cleansing process for the energy body, and Loha Arpanam, an offering of precious metal in your choice of gold ($2100), silver ($333), or copper ($150). Ayush Kriya is often conducted to celebrate a birthday, wedding anniversary, or other significant milestone in the Grace of Adiyogi.

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Vijaya Arpanam – An Offering for Success & Prosperity

Prosperity and wellbeing pave the way for a seeker to pursue deeper dimensions of life. Vijaya Arpanam supports new endeavors, existing businesses and careers. The process involves an elaborate offering of the five elements to the Abode.

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Bhuta Shuddhi Vivaha Wedding Process

This is a special opportunity to be married in the presence of Adi Yogi. Along with those who wish to be married, this is a process is also available for those who are previously married.

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Vidyarambham – A Process to Enhance Learning & Support Knowing

This age-old tradition introduces young children into the world of knowledge and learning. It is a supportive process for children enrolling in school or for the start of a new school year. The fee for Vidhyarambham is $250.

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Anna Prasanam – A Process to Nourish a ​Child’s Health

This ceremony enhances a child’s health, longevity, strength, and vitality. Anna Prasanam supports the transition of a baby from mother’s milk to solid foods. It is a celebratory occasion where family members and friends can participate in the first feeding of your child. The fee for Anna Prasannam is $250.

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Bhuta Shuddhi – Purification of the five elements

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.

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Yoga Namaskar

At the Abode, visitors can learn a very powerful system of yoga called Yoga Namaskar, and offer it by practicing within the Abode to become more receptive to the energies there.

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Namakaranam - Ceremony for Naming your Child

The precious moment of naming your child can be done in the presence of the Divine, and celebrated with family and friends. In this ceremony, whisper your child’s name into your baby’s ear for the first time. This ritual helps to enhance articulation, wellbeing, longevity, and offers protection for the child. Appropriate for new born to age 12. Sessions are approximately 1 hour.

Science & Mysticism

Science of Yoga

It is estimated close to two billion people are using some kind of yogic system today in different forms that are not necessarily referred to as ‘yoga.’ The beauty of yoga is that it is an elaborate expression of human mechanics – whichever way you sit, stand, breathe, think or feel, for every aspect of your life, there is a type of yoga. Knowingly or unknowingly, millions of people across the planet are practicing some form of yoga because the process is simple, empowering, and effective.

Channelizing Modern Science and Technology

"This yogic science is of utmost importance now, like never before, because today we have tremendous power in our hands. With modern science and technology, tomorrow if we want, we can flatten a mountain or city. When we have this much power in our hands, it is very, very important that we have an inner sense, an awareness of life, and that we experience life and everyone as part of ourselves. Otherwise, we can create a calamity for ourselves and the world around us—which right now we are doing to some extent. This has happened only because we have attended only to the external science. We have never looked at the inner science within us. Just as there is an external science to create external wellbeing, there is an inner science to create inner wellbeing." – Sadhguru

Transcend Life's Struggles

Today many people perceive yoga as challenging postures, a trend for weight loss or merely a stress reliever, without realizing its depth and dimension. Sadhguru’s vision is to revive this ancient science in its purity and profoundness, and offer it to every individual.

He says, "If you are willing to strive, you can transcend all your limitations. We want this one message, which is over 15,000 years old, to reverberate across the planet. Whether everybody actually gets there or not, they should at least know that if they have the necessary focus, they can. I want this one message to reach every human being. No matter what they are going through in their lives – their struggles, frustrations, madness, longing – that if they are willing to strive, they can transcend all of this." - Sadhguru

Consecrated Space

As life is just energy manifested itself in various forms, a whole science of consecration is also about using these life energies and the manifested forms which could be of immense benefit and serve human well-being on various dimensions.

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951 Isha Lane,
McMinnville, TN 37110

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"This is an amazing space. I was never into religion but when I went there they were patiently explained to me how it was not religious but there was a scientific explanation of why everything is created and maintained the way it is. I felt very calm and meditative in this space."

- Evan Stevens