Hatha Yoga Teachers Independent programs - Isha Foundation USA

Hatha Yoga Teachers Independent programs


This page lists independent programs conducted by professional Isha Hatha Yoga Teachers. These programs  are not managed, organized or conducted by Isha Foundation.

Upa Yoga

is a simple yet powerful set of 10 practices that activate the joints, muscles and energy system. The term “Upa Yoga” is commonly used to denote “usefulness.” Based on a sophisticated understanding of the body’s mechanics, it creates an instant sense of alertness, liveliness and brings ease to the whole system.  Upa Yoga is open to anyone age 7+ Learn more about Upa Yoga.

Surya Kriya

is a potent 21-step yogic practice of tremendous antiquity, traditionally available to a select few. “Surya” means “Sun,” and “Kriya” means “inner energy process.” Designed as a holistic process for health, wellness and inner wellbeing, Surya Kriya is a complete spiritual process by itself. Learn more about Surya Kriya.


is a series of 31 dynamic processes to invigorate the body, and reach peak physical fitness. The word “Angamardhana” means gaining complete mastery over the limbs, organs and other parts of the body. It revitalizes all the systems of the body such as muscular, skeletal, nervous, circulatory and respiratory systems. Learn more about Anagamardana.


are offered as a set of 36 powerful postures to transform the body and the mind into a possibility for ultimate wellbeing. They are not taught merely for physical fitness and strength. They are a way of aligning the inner system to the celestial geometry, becoming in sync with the existence, thereby naturally achieving a state of health, joy, and bliss. Learn more about Yogasanas. 

Bhuta Shuddhi

is the most fundamental practice in the yogic system. “Bhuta” refers to the five elements and “Shuddhi” means “to cleanse.” This purificatory process helps one to achieve a state of harmony and balance which prepares the body for higher levels of sadhana, or spiritual practices. Students will also be trained in various aspects of Mantra Yoga, Nada Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Pranayam, Kriya, and Bandhas. Learn more about Bhuta Shuddhi.

Upcoming Programs

The schedule is subject to change. Please contact the teacher before confirming your travel plans.


Milpitas, CA

Bhuta Shuddhi, Dec 20, Jan 10
Surya Kriya, Dec 21-22, Jan 11-12
Surya Kriya corrections and review, Jan 11
Yogasanas corrections and review, Jan 12
Yogasanas, Jan 17-19

Contact: Grishma Gautam, Shivangi Hatha Yoga

Santa Clara, CA

Yoga for Inner Balance, Dec 14
Yogasanas Review & Corrections Session, Dec 14
Surya Kriya, Dec 14
Yoga for Kids, Dec 14

Contact: Jean Bai

San Jose, CA

Angamardana Review Session, Dec 15
Surya Kriya Corrections & Review Session, Dec 15
Full Moon Yogic Bootcamp, Jan 10-19

Contact: Jean Bai

Atlanta, GA

Angamardana, Dec 14-15, 28-29
Yogasanas, Dec 7-8, 21-22
Surya Kriya, Dec 6-8, 20-22
Surya Shakti, Dec 6-7, 20-21
Eye Care, Dec 13 & 15, 27 & 29
Bhastrika Kriya, Dec 15, 29
Jala Neti, Dec 15, 29
Shanmukhi Mudra, Dec 15, 29
Bhuta Shuddhi, Dec 15, 19
Upa Yoga, Weekdays

Contact: Rajashree Kanetkar

Chicago, IL

Shanmukhi Mudra, Weekdays and Weekends
Surya Kriya Review, Weekdays and Weekends
Angamardana Review, Weekdays and Weekends
Yogasanas Review, Weekdays and Weekends
Bhutha Shuddhi, Weekdays and Weekends
Surya Shakthi, Weekdays and Weekends
Angamardana, Weekends
Surya Kriya, Weekends

Contact: Chris Lukose

Hillsborough, NJ

Angamardana, Dec 7, Jan 4, 11, 18
Surya Kriya, Dec 8. 29, Jan 5, 12, 19
Yogasanas, Jan 25-26
Bhuta Shuddhi, Dec 4, 8, 11, Jan 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
Yoga For Health, Dec 4, 11
Yoga for Health & AUM, Jan 7, 14, 21, 28
Children’s Yoga, Jan 6, 13, 17, 27. 31
Children’s Brain Yoga, Dec 3, 10
Children’s Surya Shakti, Jan 20
Children’s Yoga Practice Sessions, Dec 4
Shanmukhi (Beauty) Mudra + AUM, Dec 4, 11, Jan 8, 15, 22, 29
Bhastrika Kriya, Dec 4, Jan 8, 15, 22, 29
AUM Mantra, Jan 7, 14, 21, 28
Isha Kriya, Jan 7, 14, 21, 28
Meditation, Jan 7, 14, 21, 28
Surya Kriya Corrections, Dec 7, 28, Jan 4, 11, 18, 25
Yogasanas Corrections, Dec 5, 12, 28, Jan 9, 16, 23
Angamardana Corrections, Dec 5, 12, Jan 9, 16, 23
Children’s Yoga Corrections, Jan 8, 15, 22, 29

Contact: Sona Vyas (Hatha Yoga Kula)


Longueuil, Quebec

Yogasanas, Jan 18-19, Feb 29 – Mar 1
Surya Kriya + Surya Shakti, Nov 5 – Dec 10
Angamardana, every Wednesday; Feb 1-2, Mar 21-22
Surya Kriya, Jan 25-26, Feb 15-16
Surya Shakti, Dec 7, Feb 22
Bhastrika Kriya, Feb 9
Practice Review, every Thursday

Contact: Patrick Desrochers

Montreal, Quebec

Angamardana, Jan 18-19
Surya Kriya, Feb 1-2
Bhuta Shuddhi, Feb 2

Contact: Hera Baboudjian