Mission Programs2020-02-15T17:42:47-05:00

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

Feb
27
February 27–March 1, 2020
Healing Pain: A New Integrative Approach
with Theresa Oswald, MD
Health & Healing
Mar
5
March 5–8, 2020
The Yoga of Awakening
with Rod Stryker
3-Night
Mar
13
March 13–22, 2020
Align with Healing: Yoga Philosophy for Self-Transformation
with Rolf Sovik, PsyD
9-Night
Mar
26
March 26–29, 2020
Mind Over Matter: The Science of Meditation
with Theresa Oswald, MD
3-Night
Apr
1
April 1–5, 2020
Unveiling Higher Reality
with Ishan Tigunait
4-Night
Apr
16
April 16–19, 2020
Yamas and Niyamas
with Luke Ketterhagen
3-Night

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
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
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
Aug
6
August 6–9, 2020
Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Unit—3
with Sarah Guglielmi
Ayurveda
Aug
14
August 14–23, 2020
500-hour Yoga Teacher Certification Summer Segment, Awakening the Subtle Body:
with Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
500-hr TT

Upcoming Wellness Retreats

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
Mar
19
March 19–23, 2020
Panchakarma
with Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
Health & Healing
Mar
25
March 25–27, 2020
Building Resilience
with Bill Ryan, PhD
Health & Healing
Mar
27
March 27–29, 2020
Restoring Ojas
with Carrie Demers, MD & Bill Ryan, PhD
Health & Healing