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


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 from 8 AM – 8 PM, 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.

“Adiyogi is a reminder that you can be involved with everything in the universe and still be absolutely above it. That’s the message he is. That is his message; absolutely engaged in life but never in it. I don’t want you to ever see him as a god. I want you to see him as a human being, who achieved a state that everybody should aspire for.” - Sadhguru

How to Get There
How to Get There

Accessible within a few hours via international airports in Atlanta, Nashville and Chattanooga, and a few hours drive from major cities in the South.

Hours and General Information

Main Office Open 8:30 AM – 9 PM daily.

All visitors are welcome including families.

Accommodation and Meals

Two wholesome vegetarian meals are served daily at the Isha Institute: 10 AM (brunch) and 7 PM (dinner). Those visiting the Abode are welcome to make a donation and join for the meals.
Those wishing to spend more time at the Abode can book an overnight stay by calling the office at 931-668-1900 For more information visit:

Visitor Info
Visitor Information

Abode of Yoga is open from 8 AM – 8 PM daily.


Throughout the day visitors 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 a special aarti at 6pm. 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. More details...


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.More details...




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.


Rituals and Offerings
Rituals and Offerings

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.

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 process is open to anyone for free.

Anna Prasanam

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.

Trigun Offering

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

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Family Celebrations

A larger celebration in honor of your special occasion can be arranged for your family, friends, or the whole ashram. Group celebrations can include annadhanam-a special meal and/or prasadam (sweet) offered at the Abode and served in the ashram dining.

Pournami Pooja

Receive offerings by mail throughout the year: You can be in touch with the Grace of Adi Yogi no matter where you live by receiving prasadam from the aarti offered to Adi Yogi on full moon days. Shipped to your home monthly, the Pournami Pooja prasadam package includes: a copper pot of vibhuti, prasadam, a neem leaf, a flower that you may keep with you in your pocket or purse and an Adi Yogi sutra.

Pournami Pooja Interest Form

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.

It has all-around benefits for the entire body, including activating the lumbar region of the spine in a tremendous way to regenerate and protect the spine as one ages. Yoga Namaskar is a very simple and complete process by itself, which visitors can continue to practice when they return home.

There is no fee to learn Yoga Namaskar.

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. This process is available to those of all ages.

Sadhguru on Klesha Nashana Kriya: 

Ayush Kriya

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, silver, or copper. Ayush Kriya is often conducted to celebrate a birthday, wedding anniversary, or other significant milestone in the Grace of Adiyogi.

Vijaya Arpanam – An Offering for Success & Prosperity

Vijaya Arpanam supports new endeavors, existing businesses and careers. The process involves an elaborate offering of the five elements to the Abode. As part of the process, you receive a consecrated, precious metal coin in your choice of gold, silver or copper bearing the image of Adiyogi. The coin serves as a reminder of your offering and a connection with the Abode.


Vijaya Arpanam from Afar


On both full moon and new moon days, we are performing the Vijaya Arpanam process on behalf of those who are unable to visit the Abode in person. Once the process is complete, you will receive your coin and a prasadam package by mail. 

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.

There is a whole system of yoga called Bhuta Shuddhi, which means “purification of the elements.” The Bhuta Shuddhi process provides a unique opportunity for everyone to benefit from this deep yogic science, which otherwise requires intense sadhana (spiritual practices). One can continue this process at home on a daily basis.

Sadhguru on Bhuta Shuddhi: 

Events and Celebrations
Events and Celebrations
13th Feb 2018, 6pm to 6am
Mahashivratri, one of the largest and most significant among the sacred festival nights of India, celebrates the Grace of Shiva, the Adiyogi, from whom yogic sciences originate. The planetary positions on this night are such that there is a powerful natural upsurge of energy in the human system. It is enormously beneficial for one’s physical and spiritual wellbeing to stay awake and aware in a vertical position throughout the night.  
Science and Mysticism
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.


Sadhguru established the Abode of Yoga through the potent and ancient process of consecration over the process of three days in September of 2015.


History of Consecrated Spaces


Over 15,000 years ago, Adi Yogi guided seven determined seekers, known as the saptarishis – the “seven sages,” in imparting the science of yoga. He taught them the very nature and mechanics of the human system, and illustrated seven different ways to approach this great knowledge.



A visually striking 30,000 square foot space, the Abode is a two-level structure housing a 21-foot statue depicting the meditative image of the Adi Yogi alongside a consecrated linga.

Adi Yogi 21-foot Statue

A breathtaking 21’ metal artwork depicts the meditative image of Adi Yogi, the first yogi, who offered the methods and science of Yoga as practiced by millions around the world today.

Energized Copper Form (Linga)

Every form and shape has its own vibrance and quality about it. This ellipsoid or linga can be energized in various ways to bring different types of wellbeing to humanity. At the Abode, the linga is submerged in water and all visitors have the opportunity to touch the form and connect with the energy that it radiates.

Five Elements Yantra

The most fundamental aspect of yoga is Bhuta Shuddhi – that means cleansing of the five elements that make up our physical existence and the planet we live on: Earth, Water, Wind, Fire and Space. Visitors to the Abode can make use of this deeply purifying science for their well-being. At the Abode, experience the one-of-a-kind artisan copper-work that depicts the five elements and fundamental mantras, which surround the energy form.


View exquisite and unique paintings depicting stories from the life of Adi Yogi — one as a man, another as a yogi, an ascetic and a Guru. Spanning the length of the walls inside the Abode, these stories offer inspiration for all and celebrate the significance of the Adi Yogi.

Becoming Receptive

Experiencing the benefits of the Abode does not require any prayer or worship. Visitors can connect with the energies of the space by simply sitting, doing yogic practices, or through several offerings and processes.

Contact Us
Contact Us

Isha Institute of Inner-sciences
951 Isha Lane,
McMinnville, TN 37110

Welcome Center: 931-668-1900