Beginner-to-advanced level yoga courses are taught at Isha Institute of Inner-sciences Enjoy wholesome, homemade vegetarian cuisine with global-inspiration Nestled in the verdant forests of Tennessee’s Upper Cumberland, Isha Institute of Inner-sciences offers a much-needed mountain retreat for visitors looking to relax and recharge. Just a 1.5-hour drive from Nashville and only 45 minutes from Chattanooga, this 1,400- acre spiritual center might feel a world away, but it’s close enough for a quick day trip. Founded by yogi and humanitarian Sadhguru, whose vision is to off er yoga as a science of inner well-being, Isha Institute offers an array of programs for people of all skill levels and from all walks of life. Learn the fundamentals of yoga and meditation at one of the free daily sessions, or delve deeper into the power of your own life energies during a multi-day wellness retreat. The dining hall serves up wholesome vegetarian cuisine with globally inspired flavors, and the onsite accommodations provide a peaceful place to rest and reflect. Explore 5+ miles of mountain bike trails and 10+ miles of nature trails from mild-to-moderate difficulty, featuring seasonal waterfalls and creeks, scenic bluff overlooks and a variety of flora and fauna Here for just a day? Marvel at the Mahima, the largest yoga and meditation hall in the Western Hemisphere, whose copper-colored dome glows in the afternoon sunlight. Enjoy the peace and quiet in the Adiyogi: the Abode of Yoga, an energizing meditation space honoring the first yogi from 5,000 years ago. Or, reconnect with nature on more than 10 miles of hiking trails, leading you to dramatic waterfalls, calming pools and streams, and breathtaking overlooks with sweeping views of undulating mountains. You’ll discover that the transformative power of this center is not only found in its natural surroundings and consecrated spaces—it’s found within you. Upcoming Events Check the online events calendar for even more special events, programs and daily offerings. Open every day 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for visitors. INNER ENGINEERING 4-Day Retreat Offered monthly FREE YOGA DAY Offered monthly INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA June 21, 2017 WORLD PEACE DAY September 21, 2017
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