Mission Programs2020-02-25T19:32:08-05:00

Our Teaching Mission

The essence of the Institute’s teaching mission flows from the timeless message of the Himalayan Masters. Their message is one of self realization—to first become aware of the reality within ourselves, and to build a bridge between our inner and outer worlds. This inner journey of self discovery has the capacity to grant us freedom from all fears, propel our transformation and empowerment, and lead us to the pinnacle of self-realization.

Our teaching mission expresses a rich body of experiential wisdom:

  • Classical hatha yoga practice and yoga meditation (raja yoga)
    as embodied in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Source wisdom and sacred texts of the Tradition including the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, and Tantric texts
  • The study and practice of mantra
  • Yoga philosophy and worldview enriched by Sankhya, Vedanta and Tantric philosophies
  • The study and practice of Tantra through rituals, pranayama, hatha yoga, and kundalini yoga
  • Healing traditions inspired by yoga and Ayurveda.

Our Mission Programs are yoga seminars, retreats, and professional certifications that bring you the best of an authentic yoga tradition, addressed to a modern audience. Join us for studies in the true meaning of yoga—including asana, meditation, mantra, tantra, sacred scripture, and the art of joyful living.

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Find wisdom from the heart of the yoga tradition, guidance for authentic yoga practice, and food for your soul in our Mission Programs
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Yoga Teacher Training

Want to become a certified yoga teacher or ayurvedic specialist? Our comprehensive professional programs provide national certification for yoga teachers and Ayurveda practitioners. In addition to the Yoga Alliance recognized trainings at the 200 and 500-hr level, we offer a unique “how to train yoga teachers” program. The two levels of Ayurveda certification trainings are recognized by NAMA, and include the Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist and Ayurvedic Health Counselor programs.

Join our ever expanding family of certified yoga & ayurveda teachers

Upcoming Programs

Jun
9
Shari Friedrichsen
June 9–26, 2020
The Inspired Teacher Webinar
with Shari Friedrichsen
Yoga Asana
Jun
9
Luke Ketterhagen
June 9–26, 2020
Ha-Tha Yoga: The Power of Polarity Webinar
with Luke Ketterhagen
Yoga Asana
Jun
16
Carrie Demers, MD
June 16–30, 2020
Your Amazing Gut! Webinar
with Carrie Demers, MD
Health & Healing
Jun
25
Ransom Hare
June 25–28, 2020
Grace of the Shrine, Within and Without
with Ransom Hare
3-Night
Jul
10
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
July 10–19, 2020
Maha Pushti Yaga
with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
9-Night
Aug
27
Ishan Tigunait & HI Core Faculty
August 27–30, 2020
Vishoka Meditation
with Ishan Tigunait & HI Core Faculty
Meditation

Upcoming Teacher Trainings & Professional Certifications

Jun
1
Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
June 1–27, 2020
500-hour Yoga Teacher Certification Spring Segment, Advanced Teaching Methods:
with Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
500-hr TT
Aug
6
Sarah Guglielmi
August 6–9, 2020
Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Unit—3
with Sarah Guglielmi
Ayurveda
Aug
14
Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
August 14–23, 2020
500-hour Yoga Teacher Certification Summer Segment, Awakening the Subtle Body:
with Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
500-hr TT
Aug
19
Kathryn Templeton, Rosy Mann
August 19–22, 2020
Ayurvedic Health Counselor Unit—5
with Kathryn Templeton, Rosy Mann
Ayurveda
Aug
22
Kathryn Templeton
August 22–25, 2020
Ayurvedic Health Counselor Unit—6
with Kathryn Templeton
Ayurveda
Oct
8
Kathryn Templeton
October 8–11, 2020
Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Unit—4
with Kathryn Templeton
Ayurveda

Upcoming Wellness Retreats

Jun
26
Carrie Demers, MD & Bill Ryan, PhD
June 26–28, 2020
Building Resilience: A Weekend Wellness Getaway
with Carrie Demers, MD & Bill Ryan, PhD
Health & Healing
Jul
22
Bill Ryan, PhD
July 22–24, 2020
Building Resilience
with Bill Ryan, PhD
Health & Healing
Jul
24
Judy Moulton
July 24–26, 2020
Finding Center
with Judy Moulton
Health & Healing
Jul
31
Theresa Oswald, MD
July 31–August 2, 2020
Movement as Medicine
with Theresa Oswald, MD
Health & Healing
Aug
5
Bill Ryan, PhD
August 5–7, 2020
Building Resilience
with Bill Ryan, PhD
Health & Healing
Aug
7
Carrie Demers, MD & Bill Ryan, PhD
August 7–9, 2020
Restoring Ojas
with Carrie Demers, MD & Bill Ryan, PhD
Health & Healing