Volunteer at isha

I’m like manure. If you keep it on your head, it will be no good. If you look up to it, it will fall on your face. But if you sink your roots into me, for sure you will flower. - Sadhguru.


Volunteer at isha

I’m like manure. If you keep it on your head, it will be no good. If you look up to it, it will fall on your face. But if you sink your roots into me, for sure you will flower. - Sadhguru.

A time of receptivity. A time when our sadhana can yield the best results. A possibility to enhance one’s sadhana in the consecrated environs of the Isha Yoga Center. Sadhanapada is an opportunity to offer oneself through volunteering and sadhana to realize one’s ultimate potential.


Sadhguru has opened up the possibility for meditators to come to the Isha Yoga Center from Guru Purnima to Mahashivratri to make use of the natural support offered during this time of the year. An opportunity to contribute to Isha’s myriad activities and make the possibilities offered by Sadhguru a reality in people’s lives.


Those who wish to participate will need to stay at the Isha Yoga Center for seven months, from Guru Purnima to Mahashivratri.



To express your interest , kindly fill in the interest form and a volunteer will get in touch with you shortly.


Isha Foundation reserves the right to reject any application without having to furnish any reason for doing so.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the basic criteria for me to apply for Sadhana Pada?

You should have completed the Inner Engineering program with Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya and Bhava Spandana Program to be eligible to apply for this program.

How do I apply for this program?

You can apply by filling out below form

How can I become eligible to participate in Sadhana Pada?
  • The first step is to fill out the interest form (link given above).
  • After that, if eligible, you will be sent a link for an application form.
  • After receiving the application form, there will be an interview and health assessment for each applicant.
  • The Volunteer Coordination Department (VCD) will then inform you about the status of your application.
What is the duration of the program?

The program is for 7 months from Guru Purnima and through Mahashivratri.

Will I be able to communicate with my family during this period?

We encourage all participants to keep communication to a minimum during this time, so that they can focus on the sadhana and the program.

What will I be doing at the Isha Yoga Center during this period? What will my schedule be like?
  • During this period, participants will be involved in sadhana and volunteering with various departments at the Isha Yoga Center. Each day will start with Guru Pooja at 5:30 am, followed by sadhana, after which a schedule with volunteering activities will be given for each volunteer.
Where will I stay during the program?

You will be staying at the Isha Yoga Center during the program. Separate stay areas will be assigned for gents and ladies.

What food will be provided during my stay?
  • Two wholesome vegetarian meals will be provided, as well as fresh fruit juice or kanji in the afternoon. The first meal is at 10:00/10:45 am and the second at 7:00/7:45 pm.
  • The kitchen will not be able to accommodate any specific dietary requirements, hence the participants will have to arrange for it themselves.
What will I need to bring with me?

The Volunteers’ Coordination Department will inform the Sadhana Pada participants about what they need to bring with them for the program.

Is there any specific dress code that I have to follow in the ashram?

Indian clothing style is modest, so please bring clothing that covers the shoulders, midriff and knees at all times for both men and women. Proper attire includes: ankle length pants for both men and women (no capris or shorts) and long shirts that cover the upper arms and thighs. Traditional Indian clothing such as kurtas, dhotis/panchakacham or pant for gents and salwar kameez , kurtis or saris for women are recommended. Please avoid tight clothing such as shirts and jeans – both for your own comfort and as a sign of respect for the local culture.

What are the medical facilities available at the ashram?
  • Isha Yoga Center will provide basic first aid and medical assistance. Any serious medical conditions such as asthma, chronic ailments, allergies, heart conditions, physical disabilities, injuries and history of mental imbalances/disorders, must be informed to the Volunteers’ Coordination Department well in advance.
  • Withholding any information about one's current or prior medical condition can lead to your application or participation being rejected at any stage of the program.

Sadhanapada Interest Form