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

Jan
31
January 31–February 2, 2020
Exploring the Roots of Yoga with the Hatha Yoga Pradipika
with Sandra Anderson
Yoga Asana
Feb
6
February 6–9, 2020
Know Your True Self
with Kia Miller
3-Night
Feb
7
February 7–9, 2020
Agni Sara: The Master Practice
with Luke Ketterhagen
Yoga Asana
Feb
13
February 13–16, 2020
Behold the Heart
with Shari Friedrichsen
3-Night
Feb
20
February 20–23, 2020
The Three Pillars of Practice
with Greg Capitolo
3-Night
Feb
27
February 27–March 1, 2020
Healing Pain: A New Integrative Approach
with Theresa Oswald, MD
Health & Healing

Upcoming Teacher Trainings & Professional Certifications

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
May
21
May 21–24, 2020
Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Unit —1
with Kathryn Templeton
Ayurveda
Jun
24
June 24–August 6, 2020
Ayurvedic Health Counselor Unit—4
with Kathryn Templeton
Ayurveda

Upcoming Wellness Retreats

Jan
30
January 30–February 3, 2020
Panchakarma
with Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
Health & Healing
Feb
7
February 7–9, 2020
Movement as Medicine
with Theresa Oswald, MD
Health & Healing
Feb
14
February 14–16, 2020
Awakening Agni
with Carrie Demers, MD and Core Faculty
Health & Healing
Feb
20
February 20–24, 2020
Pure Rejuvenation
with Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
Health & Healing
Mar
6
March 6–8, 2020
Pause & Renew
with Carrie Demers, MD
Health & Healing
Mar
13
March 13–15, 2020
Finding Center
with Judy Moulton
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