Isha Yoga Center
The foothills of the Velliangiri mountains, forty kilometers from the city of Coimbatore in South India, serve as home for the Isha Yoga Center. The Center is the residence for an active international community of Brahmacharis, full-time volunteers and visitors. Established by Sadhguru as a powerful sthana (a center for inner growth), it is unique in its offering of all the four paths of yoga – gnana (knowledge), karma (action), kriya (energy), and bhakti (devotion). Every week, thousands of people converge at the center to seek out inner peace and wellbeing.
The focal point of the center is the Dhyanalinga. Dhyanalinga is a powerful and unique energy form which creates the possibility for every human being who comes within its sphere to experience life in its totality. In the metaphysical sense, Dhyanalinga is a Guru, and a doorway to liberation. Housed within a pillarless 250,000-brick dome structure, Dhyanalinga is a profound meditative space and stands as a living promise to nurture innate spirituality.
The Theerthakunds are a part of the Outer Parikrama of the Dhyanalinga Complex. With powerfully consecrated rasalingas, they serve as a preparatory tool to enter the Dhyanalinga. A dip in these waters has an uplifting effect on physical health and wellbeing and is an ideal preparation to receive the divine energies of the Dhyanalinga.
Adiyogi Alayam and Spanda Hall are large program halls which are the venues for many residential programs at the ashram. Adiyogi Alayam is an 82,000 sq. ft. columnless hall with unique and path-breaking architecture, which can accommodate thousands of people at a time. The distinctive Spanda Hall is a 64,000 sq. ft. meditation hall and program facility that is the venue for several advanced Isha Yoga programs.
Also located at the ashram are the Isha Rejuvenation Center and the Isha Home School. Isha Rejuvenation is an opportunity to experience inner peace and the joy of a healthy body. The center, under the guidance of Sadhguru, offers many dynamic programs aimed at bringing vibrancy and proper balance to life energies, crucial for uprooting or preventing chronic ailments. Scientifically structured, the programs uniquely combine allopathic, ayurvedic & siddha therapies with the sublime wisdom of ancient Indian sciences and spirituality.
Isha Home School is a residential school which aims at providing high quality education in a home-like setting. The school's emphasis is on integrating all aspects of life into the educational process. In addition to conventional academic requirements, emphasis is placed on exploring and pursuing various co-curricular activities, such as art, music and drama. The school is staffed by talented international faculty who recognize that the true value of education does not lie in rote learning, but rather in the inculcation of life skills and in the wholesome development of the child.