Mission Programs

Mission Programs2018-10-08T06:19:37-04:00
Find wisdom from the heart of the yoga tradition, guidance for authentic yoga practice, and food for your soul in our Mission Programs
Program Calendar
Mission Faculty
Wellness Retreats
Professional Certifications

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
21
June 21–23, 2019
Overcome Fear & Take Flight: Inversions Workshop
with Luke Ketterhagen
Yoga Asana
Jul
15
July 15–28, 2019
Sri Vidya Sadhana Immersion
with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
14-Night
Aug
2
August 2–4, 2019
Freedom from Stress
with Luke Ketterhagen
2-Night
Aug
8
August 8–11, 2019
In Praise of the Devi
with Shari Friedrichsen
3-Night
Aug
9
August 9–11, 2019
Vibrant Aging
with Carrie Demers, MD & Bill Ryan, PhD
Health & Healing
Aug
22
August 22–25, 2019
Nurturing the Fire of Collective Consciousness through Group Practice
with Ishan Tigunait
3-Night

Upcoming Teacher Trainings & Professional Certifications

Jun
20
June 20–23, 2019
Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Unit—3
with Kathryn Templeton
Ayurveda
Aug
16
August 16–25, 2019
500-hour Yoga Teacher Certification Summer Segment, Awakening the Subtle Body:
with Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
500-hr TT
Sep
12
September 12–15, 2019
Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Unit—4
with Kathryn Templeton
Ayurveda
Sep
18
September 18–October 31, 2019
Ayurvedic Health Counselor Unit—3
with Kathryn Templeton
Ayurveda
Oct
9
October 9–13, 2019
Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist Bridge Program One
with AYT Senior Faculty
Ayurveda
Oct
18
October 18–27, 2019
500-hour Yoga Teacher Certification Fall Segment, The Art of Teaching Yoga for Health and Balance:
with Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
500-hr TT

Upcoming Wellness Retreats

Jun
14
June 14–16, 2019
Pause & Renew Weekend
with Theresa Oswald, MD
Health & Healing
Jun
27
June 27–July 1, 2019
Pure Rejuvenation Retreat
with Carrie Demers, MD
Health & Healing
Jul
12
July 12–14, 2019
Restoring Ojas Retreat
with Carrie Demers, MD
Health & Healing
Aug
2
August 2–4, 2019
Awakening Agni: Igniting Your Internal Fire to Build Energy, Clarity, and Power
with Carrie Demers, MD
Health & Healing
Aug
9
August 9–11, 2019
Finding Center: An Ayurvedic Retreat to Nourish and Balance
with Judy Moulton
Health & Healing
Aug
15
August 15–19, 2019
Panchakarma Ayurvedic Retreat
with Carrie Demers, MD
Health & Healing

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.

Read about our teaching legacy