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. This Sadhanapada we invite you to the Isha Yoga Center. For the first time, 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. A possibility to enhance one’s sadhana in the consecrated environs of the Isha Yoga Center. 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 from Guru Purnima 2018 to Mahashivratri 2019.
Starts on: Guru Purnima – 27th July, 2018
Culmination: Mahashivratri 2019
For queries mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 83000 98777.
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 to be eligible to apply for this program.
How do I apply for this program?
You can apply by filling the below form.
How can I become eligible to participate in Sadhana Pada?
The first step is to fill out the form (link given above).
After that, 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?
Sadhana Pada will start on Guru Purnima (27 July, 2018) and culminate on Mahashivratri (4/5 March, 2019).
For those who want to continue staying at the Isha Yoga Center or wish to join full-time, please get in touch with the Volunteer Coordination Department (VCD) during the sadhana for more information.
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.
Daily schedule /activity
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 at in the afternoon. The first meal is at 10:00/10:45 am and the second at 7:00/7:45 pm.
Packing & clothing
What will I need to bring with me?
The Volunteer’s 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.
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, should be informed to the Volunteers’ Coordination Department well in advance.
In case if any further queries, please mail email@example.com or call 83000 98777.
Getting up every morning before the sun to do my practices. Volunteering every day well after the sun has set. Giving everything I've got. It is more beautiful than I could have imagined.
I know this space has settled something deep in me forever. Bliss is so palpable in the air of the ashram. I feel this space constantly moves you in a state of joyfulness. I am supercharged for the endeavors of journey ahead.
I had the great fortune of being in the ashram during Guru Purnima. Not even the wildest rock concert sees the types of crowds Sadhguru can draw (Adiyogi Alayam overflowing with 14,000 people from all over the world!) or the exuberance one can see on the faces of little old ladies dancing with abandon to Sounds of Isha. Words fail to describe the beauty and love of a Guru who offers himself and his Grace freely and without ostentation.
The primary objective of moving to the ashram, for me, was to live in this space and make whatever Sadhguru has to offer available to more people. Being here and volunteering has significantly reduced my sense of self-preservation – removing hesitation & fear and allowing me to throw myself into whatever needs to be done.
Finding Isha Yoga Center has completely changed my life. Spending time in a consecrated space with a community of people dedicated to realizing their full potential has fast-tracked my spiritual journey and opened my eyes and heart to a vaster experience of life. The opportunities to grow and transcend my limitations have flowed, and I continue to be amazed by all the activities that happen here and the grace and professionalism with which they are conducted.
Being in the ashram and just making myself available for whatever needs to be done has given me the opportunity of becoming less of myself, so much so, that even saying something like this feels unnatural. It's a way of becoming less of me, throwing myself into an activity without likes, dislikes, abilities, inabilities – allowing myself to feel the guidance of grace at every step.