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
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

Apr
23
Himalayan Institute Faculty
April 23–25, 2021
Pocono Getaway Weekend
with Himalayan Institute Faculty
Retreat Hosting
Apr
30
Judy Moulton
April 30–May 2, 2021
Finding Center
with Judy Moulton
Health & Healing
May
1
May 1–31, 2021
Personal Retreat
with Himalayan Institute
Meditation
May
6
Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
May 6–10, 2021
Pure Rejuvenation
with Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
Health & Healing
May
12
Bill Ryan, PhD
May 12–14, 2021
Building Resilience
with Bill Ryan, PhD
Health & Healing
May
13
Himalayan Institute Faculty
May 13–16, 2021
HI Adventure—Pocono Getaway Weekend
with Himalayan Institute Faculty
Retreat Hosting
May
14
Theresa Oswald, MD
May 14–16, 2021
Movement as Medicine
with Theresa Oswald, MD
Health & Healing
May
21
Carrie Demers, MD & David Goddard
May 21–23, 2021
Awakening Agni
with Carrie Demers, MD & David Goddard
Health & Healing
Jun
1
June 1–30, 2021
Personal Retreat
with Himalayan Institute
Meditation
Jun
3
Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
June 3–7, 2021
Panchakarma
with Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
Health & Healing
Jun
11
Theresa Oswald, MD
June 11–13, 2021
Pause & Renew
with Theresa Oswald, MD
Health & Healing
Jun
11
Kate Lynch
June 11–13, 2021
Self Compassion Weekend
with Kate Lynch
Yoga Asana

Upcoming Teacher Trainings & Professional Certifications

Mar
26
Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
March 26–December 5, 2021
200-Hour Online Yoga Teacher Certification Program
with Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
200-hr TT
Apr
12
Pandit Tigunait and HI Faculty
April 12–May 6, 2021
Vishoka Meditation® Teacher Training
with Pandit Tigunait and HI Faculty
Meditation
Jun
7
Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
June 7–July 3, 2021
300-hour Online Yoga Teacher Certification Program
with Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
500-hr TT
Oct
4
Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
October 4–30, 2021
300-hour Online Yoga Teacher Certification Program
with Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
500-hr TT

Upcoming Wellness Retreats

Apr
30
Judy Moulton
April 30–May 2, 2021
Finding Center
with Judy Moulton
Health & Healing
May
6
Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
May 6–10, 2021
Pure Rejuvenation
with Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
Health & Healing
May
12
Bill Ryan, PhD
May 12–14, 2021
Building Resilience
with Bill Ryan, PhD
Health & Healing
May
14
Theresa Oswald, MD
May 14–16, 2021
Movement as Medicine
with Theresa Oswald, MD
Health & Healing
May
21
Carrie Demers, MD & David Goddard
May 21–23, 2021
Awakening Agni
with Carrie Demers, MD & David Goddard
Health & Healing
Jun
3
Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
June 3–7, 2021
Panchakarma
with Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
Health & Healing
Jun
11
Theresa Oswald, MD
June 11–13, 2021
Pause & Renew
with Theresa Oswald, MD
Health & Healing
Jun
16
Bill Ryan, PhD
June 16–18, 2021
Building Resilience
with Bill Ryan, PhD
Health & Healing
Jun
18
Judy Moulton
June 18–20, 2021
Finding Center
with Judy Moulton
Health & Healing
Jul
22
Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
July 22–26, 2021
Pure Rejuvenation
with Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
Health & Healing
Jul
30
Theresa Oswald, MD
July 30–August 1, 2021
Movement as Medicine
with Theresa Oswald, MD
Health & Healing
Aug
6
Judy Moulton
August 6–8, 2021
Restoring Ojas
with Judy Moulton
Health & Healing