Mission Programs

Mission Programs2018-10-08T06:19:37-05:00
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

Nov
14
November 14–17, 2019
Yogi Living® Essentials
with Luke Ketterhagen & Ishan Tigunait
Lifestyle
Dec
13
December 13–15, 2019
Yoga: The Light in Winter
with Shari Friedrichsen
Yoga Asana
Dec
27
December 27, 2019–January 1, 2020
Tantric Techniques of Sri Vidya
with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
5-Night
Jan
9
January 9–12, 2020
Radical Healing
with Carrie Demers, MD
3-Night
Jan
17
January 17–19, 2020
Free Your Hips, Unlock Your Potential
with Luke Ketterhagen
Yoga Asana
Jan
23
January 23–26, 2020
Reinventing You
with Sarah Guglielmi
3-Night

Upcoming Teacher Trainings & Professional Certifications

Nov
13
November 13–December 19, 2019
Ayurvedic Health Counselor Unit—4
with Kathryn Templeton
Ayurveda
Jan
8
January 8–February 20, 2020
Ayurvedic Health Counselor Unit—1
with Kathryn Templeton
Ayurveda
Feb
29
February 29–March 22, 2020
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification Program
with Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
200-hr TT
Mar
4
March 4–April 9, 2020
Ayurvedic Health Counselor Unit—2
with Kathryn Templeton
Ayurveda
Mar
27
March 27–April 5, 2020
500-hour Yoga Teacher Certification Spring Segment, Advanced Teaching Methods:
with Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
500-hr TT
May
6
May 6–June 11, 2020
Ayurvedic Health Counselor Unit—3
with Kathryn Templeton
Ayurveda

Upcoming Wellness Retreats

Nov
14
November 14–18, 2019
Pure Rejuvenation Retreat
with Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
Health & Healing
Nov
20
November 20–22, 2019
Building Resilience
with Bill Ryan, PhD
Health & Healing
Nov
22
November 22–24, 2019
Movement as Medicine
with Theresa Oswald, MD
Health & Healing
Dec
4
December 4–6, 2019
Building Resilience
with Bill Ryan, PhD
Health & Healing
Dec
6
December 6–8, 2019
Finding Center: An Ayurvedic Retreat to Nourish and Balance
with Judy Moulton
Health & Healing
Dec
12
December 12–16, 2019
Panchakarma Ayurvedic Retreat
with Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
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