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
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

Sep
30
Megan McDonough
September 30–October 3, 2021
A Wholebeing Weekend
with Megan McDonough
Lifestyle
Oct
1
October 1–31, 2021
Personal Retreat
with Himalayan Institute
Meditation
Oct
1
Emily Forte, Katie Bean
October 1–3, 2021
Yoga Makes Sense
with Emily Forte, Katie Bean
Yoga Asana
Oct
1
Carrie Demers, MD & David Goddard
October 1–3, 2021
Awakening Agni
with Carrie Demers, MD & David Goddard
Health & Healing
Oct
21
Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
October 21–25, 2021
Panchakarma
with Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
Health & Healing
Oct
22
Himalayan Institute Faculty
October 22–24, 2021
Pocono Getaway Weekend
with Himalayan Institute Faculty
Retreat Hosting
Oct
27
Bill Ryan, PhD
October 27–29, 2021
Building Resilience
with Bill Ryan, PhD
Health & Healing
Oct
29
Theresa Oswald, MD
October 29–31, 2021
Pause & Renew
with Theresa Oswald, MD
Health & Healing
Nov
1
November 1–30, 2021
Personal Retreat
with Himalayan Institute
Meditation
Nov
5
Judy Moulton
November 5–7, 2021
Finding Center
with Judy Moulton
Health & Healing
Nov
5
Maria Czechowski
November 5–7, 2021
Lifepath Retreat: Yoga, Ayurveda & Hiking
with Maria Czechowski
Lifestyle
Nov
5
Kate Lynch
November 5–7, 2021
Compassion & Gratitude Weekend
with Kate Lynch
Yoga Asana

Upcoming Teacher Trainings & Professional Certifications

Oct
4
Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
October 4–30, 2021
300-hour Online Yoga Teacher Certification Program
with Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
500-hr TT

Upcoming Wellness Retreats

Oct
1
Carrie Demers, MD & David Goddard
October 1–3, 2021
Awakening Agni
with Carrie Demers, MD & David Goddard
Health & Healing
Oct
21
Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
October 21–25, 2021
Panchakarma
with Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
Health & Healing
Oct
27
Bill Ryan, PhD
October 27–29, 2021
Building Resilience
with Bill Ryan, PhD
Health & Healing
Oct
29
Theresa Oswald, MD
October 29–31, 2021
Pause & Renew
with Theresa Oswald, MD
Health & Healing
Nov
5
Judy Moulton
November 5–7, 2021
Finding Center
with Judy Moulton
Health & Healing
Nov
11
Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
November 11–15, 2021
Pure Rejuvenation
with Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
Health & Healing
Nov
19
Judy Moulton
November 19–21, 2021
Restoring Ojas
with Judy Moulton
Health & Healing
Dec
2
Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
December 2–6, 2021
Panchakarma
with Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
Health & Healing
Dec
8
Bill Ryan, PhD
December 8–10, 2021
Building Resilience
with Bill Ryan, PhD
Health & Healing
Dec
10
Carrie Demers, MD
December 10–12, 2021
Pause & Renew
with Carrie Demers, MD
Health & Healing
Dec
17
Carrie Demers, MD & David Goddard
December 17–19, 2021
Awakening Agni
with Carrie Demers, MD & David Goddard
Health & Healing