Mission Programs2020-08-13T21:24:53-04:00

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

Sep
9
Ishan Tigunait and HI Core Faculty
September 9–October 19, 2020
Vishoka Meditation® Master Course Webinar
with Ishan Tigunait and HI Core Faculty
Meditation
Sep
10
Shari Friedrichsen
September 10–22, 2020
In Praise of the Devi: Sacred Studies of Strength & Courage Webinar
with Shari Friedrichsen
Tantra
Sep
10
Judy Moulton
September 10–24, 2020
Essence of Ayurveda Webinar
with Judy Moulton
Ayurveda
Sep
16
Sandra Anderson
September 16–20, 2020
Somatic Psychology of Yoga
with Sandra Anderson
Wisdom
Sep
29
Carrie Demers, MD
September 29–October 27, 2020
Ignite Your Immunity Webinar
with Carrie Demers, MD
Health & Healing
Oct
16
Theresa Oswald, MD
October 16–18, 2020
Healing Pain: A New Integrative Approach Webinar
with Theresa Oswald, MD
Health & Healing

Upcoming Teacher Trainings & Professional Certifications

Sep
28
Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
September 28–October 24, 2020
500-hour Yoga Teacher Certification Fall Segment, The Art of Teaching Yoga for Health and Balance:
with Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
500-hr TT
Oct
26
Pandit Tigunait and HI Faculty
October 26–November 15, 2020
Vishoka Meditation® Teacher Training
with Pandit Tigunait and HI Faculty
Meditation

Upcoming Wellness Retreats

Oct
30
Carrie Demers, MD
October 30–November 1, 2020
Pause & Renew
with Carrie Demers, MD
Health & Healing
Nov
6
Theresa Oswald, MD
November 6–8, 2020
Movement as Medicine
with Theresa Oswald, MD
Health & Healing
Nov
12
Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
November 12–16, 2020
Pure Rejuvenation
with Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
Health & Healing
Nov
18
Bill Ryan, PhD
November 18–20, 2020
Building Resilience
with Bill Ryan, PhD
Health & Healing
Nov
20
Judy Moulton
November 20–22, 2020
Restoring Ojas
with Judy Moulton
Health & Healing
Dec
4
Judy Moulton
December 4–6, 2020
Finding Center
with Judy Moulton
Health & Healing