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Causes: Adult Education, Ambulatory & Primary Health Care, Education, Environment, Forest Conservation, Health, International, International Relief

Mission: Isha foundation is dedicated to physical, mental and spiritual well-being of all people.

Geographic areas served: Worldwide

Programs: Inner engineeringinner engineering programs are offered as the programs for self-empowerment and personal growth. It offers tools to explore the manifold dimensions of life and re-engineer one's self through the inner science of yoga.

advanced isha yoga programs ( of variable length)all our advanced programs offered as a complete path to inner well-being through inner science of yoga.

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199 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Day V.

Client Served

Rating: 4

Isha programs made a huge difference in my life. My compulsive reactions have gone down, back pain subsided and my energy level went up. I did Inner Engineering, Shoonya and Bhava Spandana. I would be exploring more programs in the coming years!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Lots of fake reviews here, mass posted on the same dates. Do you really believe people are that thick? Cult alert!

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been in compulsive state of action every time, I always had to do something to be normal let alone joyful. I used to sink deep in to seclusion if I didn't have people near me or if I was not doing something. I have never looked for any Yoga nor did I know of any form of Yoga. I encountered Isha Kriya, an online meditation and I suddenly realized the way I was being is not only a torture to myself but people around me. Ever since I started practicing Isha Kriya and Inner Engineering things changed in ways that I could not imagine. Isha provides the science of Yoga in it's classical form and lets you experience a deep state of well being. Isha Foundation is also involved in many social projects like Project Green hands, Rally for Rivers and Beat Plastic pollution.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Whenever I visit, I always experience higher states of awareness of what is happening within me. I can feel myself evolving to a higher state of consciousness. This is truly a special place which is much needed in our society today.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I did the Innner Engineering program in September 2017 and it has changed my life forever! It has significantly improved my well-being and given me the tools to manage my energies and emotions so that they are in alignment with my higher self. Thank you so much! I'm forever grateful to ISHA and their programs.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been listening to the teachings of Yoga as told by Sudhguru for a year now. I participated in the Inner Engineering Course this past June. It has brought a new and profound perspective into my life. I fell like I have died and a new inclusive person has resurrected in its place.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been inspired by Sadhguru’s teachings for a year now. I am greatful for what Isha foundation have brought me and the great work of the volonteers during the yoga learning sessions. Thank you for helping in my spiritual life.

Vimal Kumar S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been associated with Isha Foundation for last 10+ years both as a meditator and as a volunteer in difference capacities. Without a blink of an eye, I can say that Sadhguru and the Inner Engineering yoga practices have been life changing, to say the least. From my experience, I can say for sure that the volunteering program has been structured to evolve human beings by undertaking activities to evolve other human beings and the surrounding environment (be it, Action for Rural Rejuvation, Project Green Hands, Rally for Rivers).

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was a long-term practitioner of yoga before I came to participate in any of Isha Foundation's programs. Many times people who had experienced Sadhguru's teachings, directly or indirectly, would sing the praises of the experience. A few friends sat me down and more or less insisted that I register myself for a course through Isha Foundation. A few times, I resisted. I had no interest in taking on a new yoga technique or lesson. Finally, I took a program with Sadhguru. My yoga practice has never been richer since. I am endlessly inspired by the experience and my continued exposure to Sadhguru's teachings and Isha Foundation's work in the world. It lines up with my deep concern for spiritual growth, social justice, and environmental stewardship. I feel it is one of the most beneficial non-profit organizations for humanity in the world.

MC Arjun M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

If I would use a word to describe my experience with ISHA- it TRANSFORMED my life. From The rail of social activities they take up to raising human consciousness and individual transformation - ISHA foundation has been adding bliss to life’s

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am totally overwhelmed by the things happening at this place. If someone is serious about their ultimate wellbeing, you shouldn’t miss this place.

Ragasudha V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I completed Inner Engineering with Sadhguru and since then life has changed in so many ways , I have never felt so happy and blissful. I will continue practising rest of my life. Thank you so much Sadhguru and all volunteers of Isha.

Brenda M.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sadhguru's work has changed my life. I went to a chiropractor once a week for most of my adult life due to injuries sustained as a teenager. Both feet had plantar faciitis and I had to wear support shoes even in my home. My hips hurt when I slept on them at night. Within a short time, all of that disappeared because of doing his yoga every morning. I'm so grateful. Even more than the physical changes, what I love most is his teachings: they are all about inclusiveness - no exceptions. That's what pure love is all about. He tirelessly works to bring joy and wellbeing to every single person on the planet. I don't know of any other human being so committed to all every person in the world. Brenda Miller

Shakti R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My association with Isha started in 2016, prior to which everything seemed to be going well for me - great career, family, friends, comforts , yet I was living a non-inclusive life with a myopic vision. Taking the Inner Engineering program completely transformed me as I gained immense clarity, enhanced perception and a constant sense of joy and exuberance, opening me up to life in way I could not have imagined. I became a more conscious human being, being aware of how every action was impacting the world around me. It has been the most fulfilling and gratifying experience since then to be with Isha and touch so many lives by volunteering for the transformational programs and participating in the awareness campaigns for Rally for Rivers and Stop Plastic Pollution, to have a positive impact on the planet. Even in my own life I am constantly looking for ways to reduce my footprint on the planet and come up with simple ways to conserve water and reduce single use plastic consumption. As I feel more connected to the people and environment around me, the experience of life is so much richer. With deep gratitute I would like to thank Sadhguru and Isha Foundation for opening up this possibility for all through individual transformation.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Since I discovered Isha my life has changed. I feel more calm and relax. I have done some of the practices and I have watch many Sadhguru videos. I will be taking the Inner Engineering class this month and that is something I've been looking forward to complete. Next, I will become a volunteer and be part of an extraordinary organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started in 2003 with the Inner Engineering program and was blown away--it changed my life dramatically. I went on to complete the BSP program months later which far exceeded my expectations. Then in 2005 I did the Samyama program and it was such an honor to visit the Ashram in India and volunteer while I soaked everything in. I've volunteered for programs several times since and most recently did the Himalayan Trek which again has changed me so much for the better. Isha Foundation is the greatest gift.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I and my wife have done all the courses with Sadhguru over a period of the year. We are so blessed to be in the time where a person like Sadhguru is alive and teaching. He has completely transformed our lives.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

In 2017, my husband and I did the inner engineering program with Sadhguru. We did Bhava Spandana, Yogasanas, Shoonya Intensive and Samyama within a year. Our life has totally changed and we recommend these courses to everyone we meet. I used to be a very lazy person without discipline. I was suffering with a chronic illness too - Ulcerative Colitis. All of it changed. Life became joyful. Flares reduced/ symptoms minimized. Discipline, Energy, more importantly clarity/perception. No one tells you how to live life. He clearly tells you how life should be lived. All I can say is I am so fortunate to know Sadhguru, and do all these courses. Not many can understand the value of these courses.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I did the inner engineering program in august 2017 and i can definitely say that it is the most important thing i did in my life in terms of wellbeing. Having a medical record that thick at young age made me wonder what's left in my old age but after doing this program, all my health problems are gone, all of them. I can't express my gratitude and my feelings through words.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have done my inner engineering course in June 2014 and since than it has changed my life. I have followed the practice and diet and lost almost 30 lb in a year, improved quality of sleep, feel energetic throughout the day. It has changed how i see my work and life. I am now intensely involved in whatever activity i do. I wish everyone should get a chance to learn this ancient science of yoga. Thanks you Sadhguru.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering at
Isha is definitely not something I can put words on it, because the experience of it, is way more immense than to be able to put it into words. The high energy atmosphere of when volunteering for programs and being around other volunteers who are so willing touches my heart every time and it feels so beyond words that i keep wanting to be more and more a part of it!
The practices that i have learned makes me feel very blessed and lucky because i get to learn real yoga and now because of it I get to design my life and how I want to be and live my life, not only the way i want but to such extent that i never imagined it would be even possible!
I Feel very grateful and will always be for the rest of my life!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

There was a time when I felt depressed, unmotivated, and confused about my direction in life. I knew I needed to invest some internal efforts to improve my life, but I didn't know how to begin.

ISHA provided me with the tools to begin my Inner Journey, and my life has never been the same since. It has only been 8 months since I completed my Inner Engineering class, and my life has already dramatically transformed.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

No words can match the experience. Have an open mind and willingness to practice regularly. That is all is needed. Changed my life and blessed to be part of Isha Foundation.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

i have been part of Isha foundation from 2009 its getting to 10 years, i'm doing 2+ hours of yoga every day at least, i'm trying not to skip. i will keep up my yoga for all my life ...if i have job or not, if i have family or not, if i am well or not... will keep it up till i am not.......

thank you ISHA.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sadhguru and Isha have changed my life in a way I've never expected. It would be a very long story to describe my whole experiences, but if I keep it brief then I would say it is an altering and non-stoppable transformative experience that is present in every moment of my life. Pranam Isha volunteers and Sadhguru, I am endlessly grateful to you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful I started Surya Kriya last summer. My back pain and life attitude all improved greatly. I also went to Inner Engineering recently. With more learning and involvement, changes are revolutionary! I am looking forward to learning more and volunteer for the programs!

You don't need to believe anything, you just experience and seek! That approach attracts me the most. And my experience and seeking lead me to dig deeper! learning isha yoga not only benefits individual health and life quality, also helps the earth and humanity because consciousness makes it a natural results!

I hope everyone comes to Isha!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been with ISHA for more than 10 years, it has been a wonderful experience and unique opportunity to realize self and universe,it also made me to know the value of volunteering and the joy you get from that,it is a unique organization to be with like minded people,I am fortunate to get to know and a part of such an organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Isha Foundation offers courses in wellbeing on all levels and pioneers many humanitarian and ecological efforts. This is an organization that can truly change the world for the better.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

inner wellbeing classes offered by Isha foundation is spectacular !! Everyone must go for it once in a life time at least.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The yoga program offered through ISHA has been one of my best life experiences. I've taken the first two classes in 2003 and would highly recommend them for anyone.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is led by a realized master of our times with intense altruistic motives. Every endeavor of Isha Foundation is sure to deliver life changing positive impact to all involved. If all you donis juts donate, be confident tht every penny is put to great use for the entire planet.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a Physician and I know of no other programme that does what Isha Foundation does. Burn out is a major problem in my profession and I was pretty close to it when I was introduced to Isha Foundation. It has been close to 15 years since I took the programme and I can say that it turned my life around. I went from wanting to quit practicing medicine to now loving my profession and what I do. I am enjoying taking care of my patients and I don't even remember what burnout feels like. The bonus is that my kids got a better mother and my husband a better wife. Thanks to Sadhguru for all he does. I consider myself very fortunate that he came into my life when he did.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization has given me a community, while offering me a chance to create and nurture it. Sadhguru has made it possible to have such a large organization be focused on their individual wellbeing, but to also care for and support the wellbeing of everyone and everything on Earth. There are innumerable projects set out by Isha Foundation, and it all happens like a flash flood due to the immensity of volunteer's love and willingness. I have immense appreciation for everything Isha is.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

I attended inner engineering program. Everything went well. I think it's better to continue the practices what you learned in that course and stay away from the organization. It seems like everything started with good intention and now it's turning into spreading the fame and creating cult like situation. All these volunteers should take a break and think for once before continuing in the path they are in.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sadhguru and his foundation have given me to the tools and inspiration to make the much-needed changes in my life. Immensely grateful that Sadhguru exists and that I was able to find him and his organization. I wish that others can find him and learn how they can better [inner] engineer their own lives.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Doing inner engineering program with Sadhguru this year was an experience I cannot even put into words. It has transformed my life for better. Since then, I have been part of Isha family. Isha foundation is doing incredible work in many areas such as education, health, environment. I am amazed to see the level of quality, management and service provided at Isha programs which is purely volunteer based non profit organization. I bow down to Sadhguru and all the volunteers of Isha for their commitment and Seva ( Service) to uplift humanity and bring well being, love and light on this planet.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

The Isha Foundation provides useful training on yogic practices aimed at improving overall health and wellbeing.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My life changed dramatically and for the best after taking the Inner Engineering program one year ago. Since then I took almost all the programs offered by Isha. The way it changed my life I cannot believe it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Such an amazing place to be in. The people I met here are also so amazing and down to earth. I couldn't really afford being a part of my first inner engineering program. But the volunteers here did everything they could to make sure that I get an amazing experience. Definitely one of the best communities to be in

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization and its programs has changed our lives immensely.volunteering has also been amazing , we recommend inner engeneering to one and all, it’s true effects are only felt by people who practice it regularly and ones you get hooked on it you wonder why don’t they teach this in school like our Abc s. To be a part of Isha has been most wonderful thing almost like having a new born baby.
Only thing you need is your willingness.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Stumbling into Isha foundation is the best thing that could have happened to me. Reading Sadguru's lectures on Utube helped me a great deal, gave me confidence and changed my life completely .This is top priority in my life and it is for my well being and for those around me. I am indebted to Sadguru to his service to the whole world. I feel very blessed .I feel very fortunate to volunteer. Namaskaram.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The efforts put on by this organization have been simply life changing for me. Being able to volunteer with Isha has allowed me to solidify everything I've gained through their programs- and knowing it's reaching those that can benefit similarly... is simply the cherry on top.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's been an incredible journey with Isha. I am continuing to learn everyday from the offerings of the Isha Foundation. Being a volunteer with Isha has been an amazing experience - it has provided me a possibility to experience Sadhguru and imbibe his teachings.

Joyce B.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

By volunteering for Isha I am able to contribute to everything that is most important to me in life. It is a blessing to know that the donations of time and m ok not go exactly to your Hope's and dreams.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When nothing could help me Isha did. It is an incredible organization with an even more incredible leader.

Fariba G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Programs and meditation practices I learned from Isha foundation created a fundamental changes in my life.
I became much calmer and loving at my work place. My priorities changed and thing that bothered me before lost its tolle on me.
I became more concious in my life and magical things start to happen for me.

Murali B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sadhguru and Isha yoga has given me immense clarity in the way I perceive things in life. Sadhguru with his vision for physical, mental and spiritual transformation has been contributing immensely to the mankind. Isha Foundation, under Sadhguru's guidance, has implemented various Social and environmental outreach programs that has touched millions of humans in this planet. Through Classic Yoga programs designed by Sadhguru, millions of people such as me has benefited immensely. I feel honored to be a volunteer of this great organization in spreading the good. Pranam Sadhguru

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Best commited organization on the planet with volunteers willing to help out of Thier comfort zones with utmost humility. Thanks

Client Served

Rating: 5

Being trained by Sadhguru is the best thing that happened in my life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I still cannot wrap my head around as to how they maintain such amazing quality of service with it being a 100% volunteer organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Don’t have words to describe this organization. What I learned from Isha Institute continues to empower me in every field of life. This program has given me a new life when I was at the lowest point of my life. Beautiful things started to happen ever since I started this program. Thanks to the volunteers who work tirelessly to make this program happen.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Isha is doing incredible things for people and for the world in many areas. Hope their are more organizations of this nature in the future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Even though I picked volunteer as a role below I initially was a client served. Sadhguru I feel has figured out what 'life' is on such a high level that he has created tools to specifically give people inner well being. I will volunteer for this organization as much as possible.

Shana H.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

How can I put into words, what this foundation and its volunteers have given?? I am so grateful for the practice; it continues to expand my life and how I experience myself and everything around me. Each of the volunteers have been such an inspiration to me! Thank you!!

Ashish V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It's been a sheer pleasure and a great blessing to be a part of Isha and their yoga programs. I am so much more aware, peaceful, happy and stable in my life now. There were so many things I was ignorant about myself and Sadhguru came in my life like an eye opener. I wish yoga can touch every human being on the planet in some way :)

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A truly great organization which is dedicated to the upliftment of the humanity!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Blessed to be living at a time when this foundation exists. Looking to be more involved and hoping everyone joins to be part of the greater journey.

1 Punita P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic organization. Dedicated volunteers. An organization that does so much work to raise human consciousness and for the well being of all on this planet. Involved
In so many activities all over the world from education, spritual and environmental

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A true blessing to be a part of Isha and volunteering for a great cause

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is such a gift to know about and attend the workshops given by Sadhguru and the ISHA volunteers. I've even attended a business one called Isha Insight with some of the world's most prominent business leaders.
I've volunteered as well and love the joyfulness and willingness of this community. It's like having a whole other loving family.
I've not been to the Isha centre in Tennessee but I've twice been to Isha in Coimbatore. It is something I would wish for everyone for its beauty and the energy it endows.

2 Robby B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering comes with this magical sense of empowerment and fulfillment.
Seeing transformation in people at the end of the programs is always satisfying.

Definitely very welcoming and local teams are always open to new ideas to make it happen.

1 Petrocks

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Isha Foundation has changed my life and , as I see now as a volunteer - lives of hundreds of thousands by tirelessly and selflessly helping humans to realize our potentials to live joyfully by sharing 15000 old yogic science of living in comprehensive and kind way. " This is not about being superhuman. This is about realizing that being human is super." Sadhguru.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Since doing Inner Engineering and other programs such as the free isha Kriya meditation I have noticed a big change in my physical body's shape, alertness, sleep pattern, youthfulness. My spiritual self is expanding into universality instead of loveliness. The price point for courses is very reasonable and the support afterwards exceptional.