Isha Institute of Inner-sciences

Address: 951 Isha Lane McMinnville, TN 37110 Phone: (931) 668-1900
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Situated on Tennessee's spectacular Cumberland Plateau, the Isha Institute of Inner-sciences (iii) is a retreat center for classical yoga and meditation. The Institute is the US headquarters for Isha Foundation, an international, secular, nonprofit established as an infrastructure for raising human consciousness and fostering global harmony through individual wellbeing. The Isha center (iii) is a 1200-acre upper Cumberland wilderness retreat with breathtaking bluff overlooks and deep forested valleys featuring chains of beautiful waterfalls on two sides of the property. We offer campus tours daily that include light hikes to a bluff vista and a visit to 'Mahima'--at 39,000 sq ft, the giant Mahima dome is the largest meditation hall in the western hemisphere. Guided meditation sessions are available daily at the Isha center, offering visitors an 18-minute meditation process called ‘Isha Kriya’ that participants can take home and practice on their own. Benefits of regular practice include improving health, energy and vitality; enhancing mental focus, memory and clarity; reducing stress and establishing a deep sense of peace and inner balance. Isha Kriya is a gentle, seated practice created by yogi, Sadhguru. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Renowned for his powerful programs and humanitarian initiatives, Isha Foundation founder, Sadhguru, has been hosted to speak and offer meditations at numerous global leadership forums, businesses and universities, including the United Nations, the World Economic Forum, the British House of Lords, TED, MIT, and the World Peace Congress. For over 30 years, Isha Foundation has offered the immense benefits of classical yoga and meditation to over 7 million people around the globe. For more on Isha programs and events in the US, visit IshaUSA.org For local events in Nashville and Chattanooga, visit Meetup.com/Free-Meditations-Nash; Meetup.com/Free-Meditations-Chatt


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Directions from Nashville: Take 24 E. towards Chattanooga Take Exit 111 --Highway 55 Turn Right onto 55 E towards McMinnville/Manchester about 18 miles Turn Right onto Exit for TN 55 Business (there are several signs that are similar -- look for the big green one) Stay Straight at Stop Sign Turn Right at Light at S. Chancery Street/TN 55 for approx. 3.1 miles Turn Right onto Colville Street/TN 56 for about 1.7 miles Turn Slight Left on Route 8 (at the MARATHON gas station). Stay on Route 8 about 14.5 miles. Enter through the main gate and down the road, take your first left. If you need assistance while driving, please call the main office at 931-668-1900.

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City: McMinnville, TN
Region: Middle Tennessee
Subregion: Upper Cumberland

Admission Rates:
Free (donations appreciated)

Hours Open:
10:30am - 6:00pm

Dates Closed:
Open to the public year-round, seven days a week (unless closed for private events)