MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. – A summer series of Free Yoga Days begins Saturday, May 6 and runs June 17, July 22 and Aug. 26 at Isha Institute of Inner-sciences.
Designed as a family friendly event, participants ages 7 and up can choose from several simple yoga classes that range in time from 15 to 90 minutes. Participants also learn how to continue the practice at home. Ideally situated in the scenic Upper Cumberland region, only a 90-minute drive from Nashville, Isha’s classical yoga and meditation center features a 1,400-acre wooded campus with several waterfalls, bluff vistas and more.
Visitors for Free Yoga Day may register in advance at www.FreeYogaDay.us or upon arrival.
Sessions are offered throughout the day, allowing visitors to choose according to their interest or to learn something new. Upa yoga is a system of physical practices and breathing techniques that boost energy and relieves stress, while keeping the joints healthy. Nada yoga, a meditative practice, utilizes sound and reverberation to provide balance and establish overall well-being.
Additional activities include a vegetarian cooking class, guided hikes to waterfalls and bluffs and relaxing in the park-like setting. Visitors can take in Isha’s two structures: the Adi Yogi: Abode of Yoga, and the domed Mahima. The Abode—a 30,000-square-foot space — houses a 21-foot metal statue of the first yogi, Adi Yogi. Mahima is a 39,000-square-foot, free-spanning meditation hall—the largest of its kind in the western hemisphere. More than an impressive structure, Mahima is an energized space that allows hundreds to meditate or practice yoga under its domed roof.
Visitors may indulge in a vegetarian buffet for lunch or dinner at the open-air dining hall for $10/person. With a rotating globally-diverse menu, dishes include Thai green curry, slowly simmered India lentils (dal) and flavorful pasta, all created with whole food ingredients from scratch.
Visitors may browse The Isha Shoppe which has yoga gear, books, handmade crafts and more.
For more information, visit www.yogaretreatTN.org.
About Isha Institute of Inner-sciences
Founded in 2006, Isha Institute of Inner-Sciences is the North American center of the Isha Foundation. Located in McMinnville, Tennessee, Isha Institute is a 1,400-acre destination for classical yoga and wellness featuring hatha yoga programs, a holistic rejuvenation center, meditation classes from beginner to advanced levels, and more. The Mahima, the largest free-spanning meditation hall in the western hemisphere, is a vibrant space enclosing 39,000 feet under its copper dome. Set amidst the breathtaking Upper Cumberland region, the campus features miles of hiking trails, waterfalls, scenic overlooks and more. Isha Institute welcomes thousands of visitors from around the world each year. Isha Foundation, a non-profit volunteer-run organization operating worldwide in more than 300 centers and supported by over seven million volunteers, was founded by Sadhguru over 30 years ago. Through powerful yoga programs for inner transformation and self-empowerment, and inspiring social outreach initiatives, Isha Foundation has created a massive movement dedicated to addressing all aspects of human wellbeing. Named one of India’s 50 most influential people, Sadhguru, a yogi, best-selling author and visionary, has touched the lives of millions worldwide through his transformational programs.
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