Isha Foundation Inc

Rating: 4.85 stars   33 reviews

Issues: Environment, Health, International, Sports

Location: 951 Isha Ln McMinnville TN 37110 USA

Mission: Isha Foundation is a non-profit corporation established in the USA and a charitable trust founded by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev in India in 1992.  The foundation serves as an educator, catalyst and resource for yoga science and natural health.  Isha Foundation conducts various public welfare programs to advance physical, mental and spiritual development through the integration of body mind and spirit.  The foundation improves the quality of life for the impoverished through humanitarian and social outreach programs such as “Action for Rural Rejuvination,” medical and disaster relief for the poor, student scholarships for destitute children with "Isha Vidhya", environmental restoration & awareness and prison yoga programs entitled “Inner Freedom for the Imprisoned”. A significant amount of the foundation’s efforts involve Mobile Health Clinics for rural villages in India and facilitating Yoga Programs to help individuals regain health, find peace within and become responsible to the world around them. Through humanitarian programs and other advanced yoga programs, Isha Foundation provides the potential and process for individual transformation, helping to establish a peaceful and prosperous global society.
Geographic areas served: Worldwide
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I learned many yoga and kriya based practices from Isha Foundation. I am practicing these from last two years. I have seen many improvements to my overall physical and emotional health. I have made lot progress at work as well. I strongly recommend Isha Programs to anyone who can practice and benefit. I have learned following from Isha:
- Bhutha Shuddi
- Inner Engineering Online
- Shambhavi Maha Mudra
- Hatha Yoga
- Surya Kriya
- Anga Mardana

Many health issues that I had from for last 40 years have disappeared in just few days of practicing Hatha Yoga, Surya Kriya and Shambhavi Maha Mudra. I have experienced greater levels of comfort and ease.

Satheesh Donthy
Chelmsford, MA USA 01824

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Ever since I've some in touch with Isha my life has transormed in so many different ways. Volunteering with Isha has brought a new sense on purpose into my life. I feel like I can actually make a differnce in this world by giving myself fully into every volunteering activity I've been a part of. I'm determined to continue my work with isha to bring this possibility into as many lives as possible.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

The place is serene and a heaven on earth. The people there are so selfless that you would automatically want to give in more than yourself. Everyone there goes out an extra mile to serve just one purpose "YOU". With this kind of an atmosphere, anyone stepping in there would want to give in themselves into any activity put out there.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

A little more organized way in terms of sign boards or info for new comers.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Over the past 3 years that I have been involved with the Isha Foundation my life has changed dramatically. The yoga and meditation programs have brought greater balance, peace and wellbeing to me. Working as a marketing consultant and in start-ups, the long hours and stressful work life left me very anxious, fearful and in seeking some sense of peace and joy. The yoga practices I've learned have fundamentally changed me into a more peaceful, joyful and vibrant individual.

The organization is of the highest quality, and run very professionally. Having worked in the event planning business I can attest to what it takes to put on a program. Everyone that I've been involved with has been well-thought through, no details overlooked, always putting the participants first. As an actively involved volunteer, I've had the opportunity to make grow immensely. Taking on new roles, being challenged to go above and beyond what I thought I was capable of. This has been an incredibly rewarding experience, and one that stays with me each and every day.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I've always been about me, myself and moi, until I started volunteering at Isha. I've always volunteered at different NPOs, but it was because "I wanted to be helpful/useful". It was, for the first time, at Isha that I learnt that volunteering can be an opportunity to simply do something, not because I want to do it, I want to help, but because it needs to be done. So the work can be anything from phone calls, emails, or cutting vegetables in the kitchen or arranging flowers, but it's an entirely different elevating experience when you place your ego aside and simply do what is necessary! It's a good way to change the world!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Communicate more

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This place offers great techniques with which to to find more balance in one's life. I took their first program three years ago, and ever since I found such positive results that I went on to take advanced programs. I definitely recommend everyone to try this.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I don't like the word nonprofit anymore and I realized it after working for this organization. Everybody gets benefited immensely so how can we say it is nonprofit. The true meaning of volunteering and get awareness on what you do can be achieved without any attachment. I wanted to start a nonprofit being a social entrepreneur working with different nonprofits understanding the mission and goals doing volunteer work but nothing had a great impact like Isha foundation.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I hope, Sadguru will say the same thing. It should be a for profit organization to transform more people to impact everyone in this world with the awareness of their own existence.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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1 person found this review helpful

I discovered how satisfying volunteering for a cause, when i started volunteering for Isha foundation. Volunteering weekends from Local Food bank to National park cleaning has proved more enriching and a satisfying experience for me.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More frequent local programs to offer volunteering for various different causes.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

It has been abt 2 months since i have been associated with Isha.The Inner engg programme has definitely changed the course of my life.There have been a lot of positive changes happening.Clarity of the mind & reduced stress levels have helped greatly in channelising my energies in the right direction. The one thing that greatly impressed me abt Isha from day one was the way they functioned...i.e. everything was so well organised & the entire credit for that goes to the dedicated volunteers.I decided that i had to experience this myself & i really enjoy it today.It gives me immense joy & i look forward to events when i can help in some way.I would like to thank Sadhgru & my Guru who showed me the way towards this wonderful journey..

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Its been more than 2 years i have been with isha. its a blissful experience which i realised in isha and carriying it through my life. Life was never so easy before Joining isha yoga programme. Now life flows effortlessly with happiness and joy.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My experience in Isha flow in me throughout the day. Its a experience of a life time. First time i realised the difference between joy and happiness.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Take isha yoga programme all over the people of world,reagardless of Religion,caste and Nationality.

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8 people found this review helpful

I am a volunteer of Isha and i am very proud to be one. My life has a huge change after doing volunteering for isha. I ran for water conservation awareness programe in which hundreds of people participated. In spite of high temperature in our city(41*C) we made this event a success full one. Because we know the seriousness of water scarcity all over the world. Thanks isha and sathguru.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

isha has lot of potential humans which i have seen and experienced personally. The results of this organization is always outstanding. isha has the caliber to change the face of this planet,if people are willing to....

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I have realised myself as a human and what all my responsibilites on the society. The joy i get for volunteering is unexplainable.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

so kind and broadminded. I get so much inspired looking at the comitement these staff and volunteers have which pushes me to do more for the society.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

obviously support for poor who needs medical attention and built school in rural areas and ofcourse will get green cover throughout south india

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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