Preparing Children not for the University but for the Universe
At a time when modern education is geared towards inculcating information, which is always subject to social, economic and technological changes, Isha Samskriti is an education system dedicated to a child’s overall development, enabling them to realize their full potential – physically, mentally and spiritually.
Envisioned by Sadhguru as an offering to children, Isha Samskriti allows them to explore their innate capabilities rather than imposing merely informative education on them. Essentially rooted in the ancient Indian yogic systems and sciences, the vedic pathashala imparts Veda Vidya and Samskrita Samskriti which include Shastra Vidya, Sangeeta Shastra and Natya Shastra. It establishes the right situation for the child to seek a deeper experience and inner understanding of the fundamentals of life.
Located at the Isha Yoga Center, an ashram set in the serene foothills of the Velliangiri Mountains near Coimbatore, India, the vedic pathashala provides an ideal environment for children to unfold in harmony within themselves and with the world around them. As in the ancient Gurukulas of India, where students lived and learned in proximity of their Guru, the Isha Samskriti children grow up under the guidance of their Acharyas.
In an atmosphere of dedication, discipline and focus, each aspect of the child’s lifestyle is carefully chosen to orient them towards their inner nature. A unique blend of Yogic practices, Indian classical arts such as Bharatanatya and Classical Music, and martial arts such as Kalaripayattu, which owes its roots to Dhanurveda, bring balance and stability to the child’s body and mind. These intricate art forms have been used for thousands of years not as an entertainment or a hobby, but as a spiritual process. Samskrita – a language unparalleled in its spiritual significance, forms a major part of their learning process. The children also study English and basic Mathematics.
Children begin between the ages of 6 to 8 and receive a life-oriented education until the age of 18. The children develop into dynamic, capable and dedicated human beings – human beings whose presence will be a blessing to the world.