Mission Programs

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

Feb
22
February 22–24, 2019
Finding Fulfillment in Meditation: Practical Lessons from the Yoga Scriptures
with Rolf Sovik
Meditation
Mar
1
March 1–3, 2019
The Inspired Teacher: Deepen Your Practice and Enhance Your Teaching
with Shari Friedrichsen
Yoga Asana
Mar
22
March 22–24, 2019
Lotus of the Navel Center: Empower Your Potential & Practice
with Sandra Anderson
Yoga Asana
Mar
28
March 28–31, 2019
Healing Pain: A New Integrative Approach
with Theresa Oswald, MD
Health & Healing
Apr
12
April 12–14, 2019
Pranayama Intensive: Breathing Practices for Healing and Transformation
with Luke Ketterhagen
Pranayama
May
17
May 17–19, 2019
Expand Your Capacity: Yoga for Inner Strength & Stamina
with Luke Ketterhagen
Yoga Asana

Upcoming Teacher Trainings & Professional Certifications

Feb
20
February 20–23, 2019
Ayurvedic Health Counselor Unit—6
with Kathryn Templeton
Ayurveda
Feb
23
February 23–26, 2019
Ayurvedic Health Counselor Unit—7
with Kathryn Templeton
Ayurveda
Feb
27
February 27–April 11, 2019
Ayurvedic Health Counselor Unit—1
with Kathryn Templeton
Ayurveda
Mar
2
March 2–24, 2019
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification Program
with Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
200-hr TT
Mar
7
March 7–10, 2019
Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Unit—1
with Sarah Guglielmi
Ayurveda
Apr
4
April 4–7, 2019
Ayurvedic Health Counselor Unit—8
with Kathryn Templeton
Ayurveda

Upcoming Wellness Retreats

Feb
21
February 21–25, 2019
Pure Rejuvenation Retreat
with Carrie Demers, MD
Health & Healing
Mar
8
March 8–10, 2019
Restoring Ojas Retreat
with Carrie Demers, MD
Health & Healing
Mar
15
March 15–17, 2019
Finding Center: An Ayurvedic Retreat to Nourish and Balance
with Judy Moulton
Health & Healing
Mar
22
March 22–24, 2019
Pause & Renew Weekend
with Carrie Demers, MD
Health & Healing
Mar
28
March 28–April 1, 2019
Panchakarma Ayurvedic Retreat
with Carrie Demers, MD
Health & Healing
Apr
5
April 5–7, 2019
Awakening Agni: Igniting Your Internal Fire to Build Energy, Clarity, and Power
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