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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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Isha foundation has been working relentlessly for more than three decades towards raising human consciousness and fostering global harmony through individual transformation under the guidance of Sadhguru which I think will solve all kinds of problems we see today in the world. I feel privileged to be involved in this mission. If you strongly feel that you want to do something to make this world better and looking for ways how to go about it I recommend you to get involved in the Isha foundation's activity

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The true example of non profit is when every cent of the incoming money is used to serve humanity. Isha Foundation manifests that perfectly. I am glad to have come across Isha two years ago. I have tried to use the organizational lessons I learned at Isha in my professional life and its very hard to create an organization like that.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The yoga training I underwent at Isha has been a life changing experience for me. Not only did it help significantly reduce my chronic illnesses (Crohn’s and Hypothyroidism), it has given me an immense sense of peace and stability of mind. Isha is a truly wonderful organization that can bring out the best in each individual- physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically.

Madhav M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Isha Foundation is an incredible nonprofit that helps change people's lives through their meditation and yoga programs, works relentlessly on social and educational initiatives to help people who don't have the privileges that many of us do, and works on environmental initiatives to help preserve this earth where we live. I took my first program with this foundation in 2014 and my life has never been the same since. Practicing the yoga and meditation I've learnt through the foundation have taken away a lot of the day-to-day drags of stress, frustration, self-doubt and has made me live more joyfully. Moreover, volunteering with the foundation as been a profound experience. Working with so many others that are committed to the same causes is an incredibly joyful experience. I am grateful for being given the opportunity to be a part of this organization and move its cause forward.

Sreenivas P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Isha inner engineering program helped me immensely interms of physical, mind and energy levels. I appreciate all Isha initiatives.

Donor

Rating: 5

I'm proud to be part of Rally for Rivers, an ecological cause to revive drying rivers in India. The campaign made an immense impact in educating masses the critical state of rivers in India. I am also encouraged by another ecological cause to reduce consumption of single use plastic. Encouraged by positive impact project green hands has made on increasing green cover of the planet. Overall, I'm happy with the immense impact Isha foundation has been making as a nonprofit.

Umapathi M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I did my first Yoga program with Isha in 2010 and since then life has never been the same. My life started flowing like a river ever since. It is much more lively, much more joyful . Sadhguru is incredible, he transformed my life, made me a joyful being. Sadhguru showed me a different dimension to this life. Simply put it is impossible to describe in meager words. Isha has definitely transformed my life without a doubt, not only mine; but my whole family . I love Sadhguru and I volunteer and as well as donate for Isha initiated projects. Isha projects truly address the core issues be it rural education, health care, environment etc., and reaches the needy ; a true organization that strives for human well being as well as the well being of the world. I am ever indebted to Sadhguru and Isha foundation.

Umapathi

Client Served

Rating: 5

I began inner engineering in Nov of 2011 and completed my meditation program at the ashram in Tennessee. It has been a life changing experience. Meeting people from all walks of life who find peace and experience freedom is rewarding and life affirming. After 7 years of practices I still find a deeper experience of life in everyday moments. So grateful for the support of the volunteers and Sadhguru through u tube videos, monthly meetings and newsletters. Grateful for all the changes in my life due to working a simple technique each morning.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The yoga practices that I learnt at Isha Foundation helped me come strong out of a litigation that lasted almost 3 years. It was a very stressful time and I wouldn’t have made it without these practices. I’m so grateful that Sadhguru touched my life the time I needed these tools the most.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a therapist and I have benefited greatly from numerous courses offered by Isha Foundation (inner engineering and hatha yoga programs in Montreal). They helped me to see life and the world in a different light, and taught me tools to be a much happier person. I am immensely grateful.

Sarah J.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Three months ago my curiosity of yoga led me to participate in the online Inner Engineering course offered by Isha which was a transformational experience. I have since continued to learn and grow through various Isha programs. I am beyond grateful for the clarity and peace of mind I feel in my daily life due to my yoga practice and Sadhguru's guidance. Isha's presence around the globe is a beacon of hope that yoga will someday reach and transform the lives of billions. Thank you Isha!

Ginny Xiaoyuan G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Words cannot explain my grateful for Sadhguru and Isha. I am more peaceful and joyful.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Touching another human beings life is what makes our life richer. That's what Isha foundation is doing...

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer with Isha Foundation since 2007 after my first program with Isha. I have been fortunate to be trained to facilitate simple but powerful Upa yoga practices. Offering my time for facilitating the free Upa Yoga practices to members of public as well as doing my own practices have had a great impact on me. Isha Foundation is a non religious non profit organization promoting Yoga for the well being of humanity. Isha Foundation deserves to be a top rated NGO! Let us join hands to reach yoga to people we know as a tool to well being.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very well organized and has awesome volunteers. Price is reasonable but i wish it was more available

Keerthi R.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The way Isha Foundation meticulously manages all programs with unpaid volunteers and yet delivers the most beautiful and deeply transforming experience is what touched me

I signed up for their flagship program, Inner Engineering in 2015 to try it out and see what it is. It was a life changing move for me. Now I find myself volunteering very often in New York City organizing free Yoga sessions during weekends, and in Tennessee- I get to meet wonderful people from across the country. Not to miss, it is a very fulfilling experience to see people learn yoga and benefit from it

Karn P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Isha is an all around charity. They do everything for the wellbeing of the communities around them. They take any challenge and they have an army of volunteers. Everyone that is a part of isha is a volunteer, so 100% of all money donated goes directly to the project being tackled, whether its planting trees, reviving rivers, teaching the population to meditate, bringing school to underprivileged kids in India, or any other project.

Volunteering with Isha is always a lot of fun too. The work is exciting

Ignorance B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Isha Foundation has far exceeded my expectation. The way they teach yoga, the way they explain and generally the atmosphere and the way they conduct all the programs and activities is beyond words. The whole experience for me and my family with Isha Foundation is just a big huge explosion (in a positive way). Above all, taking the Isha programs will make you stable, a joyful and loving human being no matter what you do. And stable people is the world missing today. And of course, once you start doing the programs you will forget what stress, anxiety, and depression are .

Client Served

Rating: 5

I got introduced to Isha Yoga from my dad and I have had many growth opportunities and joy-filled experiences from the practices and programs that are offered. Isha is a supportive and empowering community and I always gain a higher perspective and healing from the programs.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I got introduced to Isha Foundation 2 years ago when I attended Inner Engineering class. The dedication and focus of the teachers/trainers are amazing. They are inspiring to live our life to the fullest extent. I wish I always get to live in the association of such teachers/trainers until I become like them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started watching Sadhguru videos on YouTube long before I took the initiation for Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya with Sadhguru and getting involved with this non-profit organization was the best thing happened. Life has changed for good and still improving. It is amazing to see so many volunteers making its mission success for the betterment of humanity.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Blessed to be into isha foundation. For present day busy life, Inner Engineering is the boon gifted by Sadguru to balance life very well. Sambhavi mahamudra is amazing , great beneficial to human kind

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After 10 long years, I was visiting my home country, India. Before I could start my journey in January 2018, I stumbled upon Inner Engineering eBook by Sadhguru and I carried it on my phone on my way to India. Every chance I had I opened up the eBook and kept reading. It is definitely an eye opener and I have recently started re-reading. When I returned from India, I have acquired a bunch of other eBooks from the Isha Shoppe (https://www.ishashoppe.com/USA/downloads/ebooks/english) and read most of them. After all the reading, it was time for action, so I registered for the Inner Engineering Online (https://www.innerengineering.com/ieo-new/online/). After I finished the online course, I had a better understanding of Yoga and the inner workings of ourselves. I had started Upa-Yoga and continued everyday for couple of weeks, then I decided to attend Surya Kriya. Surya Kriya is really powerful and has even healed my chronic back pain issues. I have incorporated Surya Kriya into my daily Upa-Yoga since I attended Surya Kriya on June 16-17, 2018. I am always looking forward to it every morning before I start my day. My next learning will be Angamardana and Bhuta Shuddhi :D

Client Served

Rating: 5

It's great experience to learn Shambhavi maha mudhra. its live awareness program.

Kirankanth M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Isha foundation is a great organization that helps thousands of underprivileged children. It offers a lot a yoga programs that can transform people lives for the better. I personally have benefited a lot from the yoga programs that Isha offers and I thank Sadhguru from the bottom of my heart for this.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am very happy to say that I realized what is life? How beautiful the life is? How to look at life? I had been going to the ashram to spend some days in India every year. It is a different kind of experience volunteering at the ashram. What else any one needs other than peace of mind.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sadhguru is the best person I have known in my life and he is awesome! Thank you Sadhguru for doing this.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have seen the impact of Isha first hand in India. They are run by a bunch of dedicated volunteers many of whom devote their entire lives to the service of others. Very honest and straight forward.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Isha and Sadhguru have been simply amazing, changed my life for the better in ways that I can not put into words. After some work with Isha, I knew right away that I want to volunteer for them and make a difference in others lives.

Vitaliy L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Because of Sadhguru and the Isha Foundation I have regained ease and stability in life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am Bala Sundaresan. I am so grateful to Sadhguru, for he is a key person in my life who changed my entire outlook towards life.
I learnt Shambhavi Yoga, Suriya Kriya and Yogasanas through his organization. However, I don't follow any. The one thing I always looked for his morning Quotes. I imbibed most of his quotes into a reality within myself and I found my life transform immensely.
The people around me are the wigtness to what I have become. From a depressed, negative attitude who almost life to a vibrant life that I am today. I owe it to Sadhguru. I LOVE YOU Sadhguru, immensely, immeasurably.

Love,
Bala Sundaresan
186 Jillian Blvd
Parsippany, NJ 07054

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Isha and Sadhguru have helped immensely in my life! The yoga programs, awareness, and spirituality Isha provides are priceless. Sadhguru's contributions are vast and far-reaching. Isha is definitely making the world a better place

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the most amazing non profit organization I got involved with. Run by thousands of volunteers, Sadhguru provides us with yoga programs for wellbeing that we can take home and practice in the privacy and comfort of our homes. Volunteering also provides us with an incredible possibility to expand ourselves. This is without a doubt a legitimate organization that put the wellbeing of humanity first. I'm very grateful I found it.

Victoria Flores C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A life changer for me, 10 years ago. Thank you Isha Foundation and Sadhguru for teaching me the tools to help me lead a more peaceful and joyful life!! In sincerest and utmost gratitude,

Victoria

Client Served

Rating: 5

Isha programs have radically turned my life around in such a short time and handed me back the power to have a say in my own emotions and how I experience my life. My body feels amazing, and there is such clarity and peace within me at times that I have never before experienced.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The best thing which has happened to me till date :)

Thank you Sadhguru and millions of volunteers all around the globe :)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just have no word to express my respect, love, admiration, gratitud, for this Divine Nature, Sadhguru.
Is just blowing my mind. This experience that I feel for life I never knew that existed. Thank you my guru the beautiful. My life is in better place because of your integrity to nature.

Srinivas G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the first non profit foundation I am associated with and I am glad very first I stumbled upon is a great one. Every work I volunteer with Isha happens magically all coming together at the last minute despite the hiccups and hinderances. People are very dedicated and do things effortlessly that they never done before. Every time I volunteer I can see layers of resistance peeling. This is one foundation you never question before you do anything: "what's in it for me?". Because that's the way life is, sun never questions why he should shine day after day... This is one organization that brings this awareness to the people

Leela R.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thanks to Isha Foundation and Sadhguru.Inner Engineering has been a great turning point in my life.
Bringing clarity, inner peace,oneness of the existence brings big difference in handling circumstances, helping out others. Has been a volunteer to make this inwards journey happen to as many willing people as possible.
Raising human consciousness is the need of the hour. Other worldly issues will eventually fall in place once at least 50% of people in all walks of life are conscious
A world full of love, light and laughter, Isha Foundation’s work is making it happen!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Finally a place where my money is working at its best for the human well being.

Sudip S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Everything provided by Isha is no less than life transforming! This is not 'another' organization so to speak. Sadhguru and others from Isha have set it up like this probably because this is the most convenient legal way to reach out to public with the offerings.

Wendy D.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Isha yoga brings balance into my life. Sadhguru's grace and the practices, provide me with continuity and a joy for living. He has inspired me to take action on world issues through activities such as learning and teaching about plastic pollution through his recent campaign, and protecting our waters through the Rally For Rivers activity and the planting of millions of trees through Project Greenhands. He has given me a renewed faith in mankind, when we all need that so much right now. We are blessed to have an Isha Yoga Center in the United States, and I am so grateful for the Inner Engineering Program, which has touched my life so deeply, as a volunteer and a devotee. I have seen how it has touched others in a profound way.

1 Ilia V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was a life changing moment for me once i met sadhguru and got involved with Isha Foundation. This foundation structures a complete path for a wholistic wellbeing and everything is done with highest level of detail and integrity. One of the only place nowadays where you can turn to find answers and receive scientific methods of achieving a complete wellbeing.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Isha foundation and Sadguru changed my life. It gave me a purpose for self. To understand what truly self awareness means. I have a long way to go in meeting my goal which also unfolds everyday as I grow but Isha has a lot to offer in my journey.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Isha Yoga has bought tremendous transformation in me. It has got many tools to offer that can transform one's life and it has bought enormous empowerment into me to design my life.

Great tools and enormous support by this organization to many humans life interms of health, well being, happiness and devotion that needs humans to embrace.

Thanks,
Sandeep

Carol Ludlum C.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Isha offers well planned programs for yoga and meditation. I have taken Inner Engineering and Surya Kriya. Both were spiritual experiences and helped me improve my own self-discipline towards a daily practice of yoga and meditation. Visit Isha in Tennessee for a deeply peaceful experience. Meals are excellent with fresh vegetarian ingredients. Housing is clean and quiet. Regional programs are also excellent.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hi... Thank you Sadhguru for building isha foundation otherwise I couldn't know anything about life... I can only say Thanks to my guru but nothing else for his efforts... I recently took Shambhavi maha mudra kriya it has a great impact on my life and how to look at myself... Thanks for showing us the path in which we can experience the life the way it is... I wish all the human beings get into this blissful yogic experience...

1 Veerendra K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Isha Foundation has been a turning point in my life. I did yoga program from Isha Foundation which helped me both physically and mental capabilities. My personal and office life has benefited tremendously. Thank you Isha foundation.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi,
I am a volunteer with Isha foundation. My association with Isha has brought many significant positive influences in my family(wife and me). Now a days many people teach yoga and talk about meditation, consciousness, clarity etc. but, no one really teaches like Isha. Attending Inner Engineering was like a blessing to us. It helped us to get out of that rigidity wall that we had build around us. We learnt to live in present moment, basically we started living life after attending this program. Each time I volunteer I feel like I have been touched by the grace.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Isha foundation and Sadhguru provided tools to strengthen myself all over. I am forever thankful! And wish everybeing is touched by yogic science as I have. I am happy and blissful. Keep practicing yoga and the SMP and you will see a difference in your life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

From a dull, lethargic and disease prone lifestyle, I was able to transform into living every moment with joy and energy! Isha foundation and Sadhguru provided tools to strengthen myself all over. I am forever thankful! And wish everybeing is touched by yogic science as I have.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sadhguru and the Isha Foundation have given my wife and I a powerful, life-changing practice, that has brought much equanimity and health to our lives. We highly recommend Inner Engineering to anyone who seeks to find peace within themselves.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Isha Foundation does wonderful work in the areas of tree plantation, rural rejuvenation, rally for river and campaign to ban single use plastic etc.

1 jinita.patel

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Isha foundation has changed our lives for good and Sadhguru has always been a guiding guru in our lives.

Saravana T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Isha Yoga share me my life’s perspective and inculcated yoga as a way of life.

Rithesh Kumar R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Isha foundation sowed Yoga into my life. Ever since, life has become an incredible journey unto itself. I sleep peacefully and days go in joy.

I got opportunities to volunteer with the foundation, and in many ways it has helped me break my own limitations. I never imagined that I could do so much activity in a day, that too with so much involvement! We need a foundation like this for everyone's wellbeing.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

"Unified collective consciousness" are the words that describe working with the group.

Athisda G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We feel as though Isha Foundation is a guiding light for “lost travellers.” GPS = Guru Pathfinding Service as the founder of Isha, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev says.

* Volunteers within the ashram whether full time or part time work around the clock with volunteers around the world to run the organization smoothly.

There are variety of projects running simultaneously both in rural and urban part of state of Tamil Nadu, all over India and around the world in many countries.

-Environmental project such as RallyForRivers - a work in progress to make water available for all in India.
-Education projects are many. One of them is “Isha Home School.” It is created to bring awareness of ancient culture and art back into practice for young people now and in future.
- Tree planting / forest creation in one’s back yard or community comes under “Project Greenland”
- Health care projects: volunteers educating and being available to treat those in need of assistance for variety of ailments.

The list goes on ....
these are few drops in the ocean (of Isha Foundation) that came to my attention.

• There are opportunities to be a volunteer/ donor in any way one can.
This is considered as most treasured chance as it gives a person more than what he/she expects.
When we volunteer it never feels like work rather feels like being part of a community.
The reason for this is the care, planning and amount of effort that goes behind each event / project.

For example : Mystic Eye Toronto and World Environment Day “BeatPlasticPollution” are recent ones that I had the pleasure to be part of. I have totally enjoyed these events .
During Mystic Eye. I learned lot of things ; how to handle public or learning product knowledge of items on display, be creative or be efficient and be respspectful while serving in Isha Shoppe from fellow volunteers.

• There are programs for career training as well for well being of people.

I had the chance to learn Well being program “Inner Engineering” and “Surya Kriya”.
During the IE program, the volunteers who organized were so caring, very approachable, welcoming and efficient. My 3 siblings and I and another family member attended.
Though we were students at the time - we didn’t feel alienated but rather felt we were part of it. Volunteers worked in amazing speed with their ever presence signature smile like “well oiled machine” the entire duration - which is a day and a quarter!
This is the atmosphere in every program or event consistently given by volunteers.
The experience was highly energetic, fun filled and fulfilling.

• The amount of material available for well being is so huge whether online or in print.

Online in the form of video / DVDs / Audio book / Apps. / blogs / news articles.

In print such as the most popular Isha Forest Flower monthly magazine in various languages / books that have collection of lectures and interviews of Sadhguru or excerpts from videos /articles .

• Many of the programs / meditation tools are in various languages as well as the media translated in multiple languages as per high demand.
We are thankful for the volunteers involved in providing these services.

• Isha events and happenings in our area and around the world are updated online and invites are sent out so effectively by volunteers. We appreciate this a lot. This is one way to get involved and connect with the community.

• Sadhguru App we find is a “Must Have” and very popular one for its user friendly interface design.

Sadhguru’s itinerary for upcoming events / Isha programs availability or practice sessions availability within our area / video interviews/ links of blogs & articles / daily Quote/ meditation link online & offline/ Yoga Tools - that is beginners’ yoga practices video instructions / Contact info for any questions and concerns ... all available at our fingertips because of the promt updates given by volunteers.

• We must mention that we receive responses to email or messages or phone calls and live chat support in a timely manner. They are always very prompt and ever so caring and very polite. Volunteers are very reliable in fulfilling our requests as quickly and effectively as possible.

What more one could ask for ....

We are very happy and very much appreciate the volunteers who work as one team.

•Two of our family members have been to Isha center in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu in South India. They had a beautiful experience by visiting temple and ashram. Once again it is because of the volunteers they were able to enjoy the visit.
Thanks to Isha Foundation - Non Profit Volunteers run organization.

• Isha recently launched healthy food products in their shoppe.

The shoppe carries media / accessories/ clothes / prayer items / household items as well as health food products. This is an effort to bring Timeless yet ancient “Way of Life” into practice for current & future generations’ well being!

This shoppe gives opportunity for rural area people to show their creativity and at the same time gives job opportunities!

• Isha is unique because it strives to stand for inclusiveness for all beings in the planet.

Wishing the best for their effort.


Donor

Rating: 5

Complete non profit organization where any donations totally reach the needful.
I donate to Isha Vidya a division of Isha Foundation that takes care of education and food ,support for rural and the needful families children . I get a complete report card of the child's progress I am supporting along with a thank you note from the child I support. That makes up my day.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Namaskaram, If you are really want to break all your limitation, please volunteer and involve with Isha foundation

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There is no words to define what Isha has been for me. Isha's mission for the world and for humanity is selfless and the real answer to all of our suffering. Sadhguru has so much compassion for people and it shows through the work of Isha. They have transformed my life and who I am. I don't know how to repay what Sadhguru has done for me and I'm forever grateful. Thank you Isha.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Namaskaram All,

The best thing ever happened in my life was getting introduced to Isha foundation and getting initiated by Sadhguru. The simple and powerful tools offered by Isha foundation has changed and enhanced my perception towards life and everything around me. Isha hasn't changed, rather it transformed my life. Can't thank enough Isha and Sadhguru for offering their life for human well-being and making experience life beyond physical limitations. Thank you again my dear Sadhguru.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Isha Foundation offers programs for well-being of everyone anywhere in the world by providing on-line as well as in-person sessions. It just a click away where each can transform and take care of oneself. The donations were spent on providing services to under-served regions as well as creating awareness of social issues that matters to not only to human-beings but also to the whole creation.

Here are some free online-offerings to get started with!
https://isha.sadhguru.org/us-en/isha-usa/isha-kriya//
https://isha.sadhguru.org/yoga/yoga_for_beginners-yoga_videos/

Ansh K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Every aspect of Isha Foundation is carried out with utmost integrety and care. From life transformative yoga programs to rural uplifment initiatives; from nationwide environmental movements to insightful leadership intensives - Isha Foundation is offering wellbeing to all!