Health and Safety Terms - United States and Canada



Isha Institute of Inner-sciences

Isha Institute of Inner-sciences is taking all the necessary precautions established by the CDC, state and local health authorities. To safeguard everyone’s health, Isha Institute of Inner-sciences has established a mandatory Covid-19 policy, detailed below. Please note that this policy does not completely eradicate the risk of infection, but aims to offer the necessary preemptive measures. You may still face the risk of exposure to Covid-19 or other illnesses. 


If it is determined that your health status or exposure to Covid-19 constitutes a risk to others, it may lead to postponement of your visit/program participation and/or being asked to leave the Isha Institute campus.


​Please DO NOT visit if you have any Covid-19 symptoms: Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Sore throat, Chills, Fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, New loss of taste or smell, Vomiting or diarrhea within 3 days prior to your arrival.


Before Travel
  • Vaccination for Covid-19: Anyone staying overnight at Isha Institute must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. (Effective September 30th, 2021)
    • You must be fully vaccinated, meaning:
      • 2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer, Moderna & AstraZeneca vaccines, or
      • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
    • You will be required to provide a proof of your valid Covid-19 Vaccination status.
      • A Vaccine Card counts as proof of vaccination. If you lost your vaccine card, check with the provider where you got the shot (CVS, local pharmacy, etc.) and ask for a new copy.
      • For those who got vaccinated through FEMA or at another government-run site, contact your state health department’s immunization information system for proof of vaccination.
  • Covid-19 Questionnaire: Fill the Covid-19 Questionnaire within 4-7 days prior to your arrival and upload proof of your valid Covid-19 vaccination status.
  • Covid-19 Test: You are required to take a Covid-19 test no more than 3 days before your arrival to Isha Institute, regardless of your vaccination status.
    • Acceptable: Covid-19 PCR (preferred) or Rapid Antigen Test
    • Not acceptable: A Rapid Antibody, Home test/Auto-diagnostic test
    • Please check your testing location’s processing time in advance and plan your travel accordingly.
    • Those who have returned from international travel (outside the United States or Canada) must quarantine for 10 days within the United States or Canada. After quarantine, a Covid-19 PCR Molecular test must be taken on or after the 11th day. This PCR test must be taken no more than 3 days prior to arriving at Isha Institute.  
    • United States travel restrictions apply for anyone from overseas planning to visit the Isha Institute of Inner-sciences.
  • Email test results: Please send your Covid-19 Test results to at least 24 hours before your arrival.
    • The subject line should include your first and last name, the purpose of your visit, and your date of arrival (For ex: Jane Smith, Surya Kriya, April 10th).
    • In the email, ensure your name, date of sample collection, and test result are visible.
    • Without test results, or with a positive result, admittance into Isha Institute will not be granted and your registration will be canceled.
  • Self-Quarantine: Once you take the Covid-19 test, please maintain strict self-quarantine until you arrive at Isha Institute.
  • Orientation video: Please watch to ensure a smooth experience while on campus. Video


During Travel
  • Touching Surfaces: Be conscious of what you touch and avoid touching your face (eyes, nose, etc). Keep a sanitizer and disinfecting wipes at hand and use whenever needed.
  • Mask: It is recommended to wear an KN95 mask when in public spaces or interacting with people. If a KN95 mask is not available, please use a surgical mask.
  • Social Distancing: Always maintain a minimum of 6ft distance and minimize interactions.
  • Public Spaces: Avoid indoor public spaces as much as possible (ex: Gas station stores, public toilets, indoor restaurants etc.). It is recommended to eat before you travel or bring food with you.
  • Air Travel: It is recommended to wear a KN95 mask in the plane and at the airport.
  • Car/Taxi/Hotel: To limit your exposure, it is recommended that you plan your trip in such a way that you do not have to stay at a hotel or carpool. 


During Your Stay
  • Additional Covid-19 Test: As a precautionary measure, everyone will undergo an additional Covid-19 test upon arrival at Isha Institute for a fee. The charges for this test are included in the program fee for program participants and volunteers.
  • Luggage Sanitizing: Your luggage will be sanitized with a disinfectant spray upon arrival. 
    Shower: After checking in, have a shower and place your travel clothes in a separate bag.
  • Masks and social distancing are required, regardless of your vaccination status. A KN95 mask is required to enter Adiyogi: The Abode of Yoga.
  • Access: Designated areas of the campus will be accessible depending on the purpose of your visit. Please remain within the premises until the end of your stay; any trips off campus are not permitted.
  • Free yoga sessions offered indoors require a Covid-19 test administered on campus (Fee: $20).
  • Extended stay: If you have reserved a stay for longer than 5 days, an additional Covid-19 test will be administered on campus for a fee. A negative result will allow you full access to the Isha Institute campus.
  • Showing symptoms: If you present any Covid-19 symptoms while at Isha Institute, to ensure your and everyone else’s safety, you will be required to discontinue your stay. 


Non-Residential Programs in cities

Isha Foundation is taking all the necessary sanitary and safety precautions established by the CDC, state, and local health authorities. All participants and others physically present in the program premises are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, you may still face the risk of exposure to COVID-19 or other illnesses, so please follow the additional guidelines below. If it is determined that your health status or exposure to COVID-19 constitutes a risk to others, it may lead to postponement of your program registration and/or being asked to leave the program premises due to the prioritization of public health and safety.

Additional Guidelines for participants:
  • Vaccination: All participants, volunteers, and instructors are required to be fully vaccinated, and provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
  • International Travel: Those who have returned from international travel must quarantine for 10 days in the United States or Canada before attending the program.
  • COVID-19 Questionnaire: You are required to fill a COVID-19 Questionnaire 3 days before the program.
  • Your temperature will be checked upon arrival on each day of the program. If a temperature indicates the possibility of a COVID-19 infection, admittance to the program will not be granted and your registration will be cancelled.