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


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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.
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 is the duration of the program?

Sadhanapada will start on Guru Purnima (27 July, 2018) and culminate on Mahashivratri (4/5 March, 2019). For those who want to extend their stay at the Isha Institute of Inner-sciences, please visit the Welcome Center during the sadhana for more information.

What will I be doing at the Isha Institute 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 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 Institute of Inner Sciences 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.
Will there be a specific diet? If not will we be able to request one (such as Kanji diet)?

We do not know at this point if there will be a specific diet.  Those with doctor-prescribed dietary restrictions should mention them in the appropriate place in the application form.  In general throughout your stay, any dietary restrictions need to go through the ashram medical team for approval.

What will I need to bring with me?

Note that the program happens across 3 seasons: Summer, Fall and Winter.  Summer temperatures may reach 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day.  Winter temperatures may reach 20 degrees Fahrenheit at night.  Click here for local weather updates on the mountain.  Below are some suggested items to pack:

  1. Flashlight
  2. Toiletries
  3. Bug Spray
  4. Yoga mat
  5. Bath Towel
  6. Hiking or Tennis Shoes
  7. Winter warm boots or shoes
  8. Comfortable Clothing
  9. Rain Jacket or Umbrella
  10. Winter coat, scarf, hat, gloves
  11. Layers of warm clothing
Is there a specific dress code that I need to follow in the ashram?

Please support the spiritual focus of the ashram by not wearing tight-fitting or revealing clothing, including short-shorts, tank tops, etc. Comfortable, loose-fitting clothes in good condition are appropriate. Women: Full-length pants or capris are appropriate. Men: Pants or long shorts (knee-length) are appropriate. Shoes are removed when entering all buildings and rooms including sleeping areas. Many paths are gravel or earth - comfortable shoes with a rugged sole are recommended.

What medical facilities are available in the ashram?

Basic first aid and medical assistance is available in the ashram. Any serious medical conditions such as asthma, chronic ailments, allergies, heart conditions, physical disabilities, injuries and history of mental imbalances/disorders, should be fully disclosed in the Sadhanapada application form in advance.