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.


Burbank, CA

Surya Kriya, Jan 25-26, Apr 4
Bhuta Shuddhi, Jan 25, 26, Apr 4
Angamardana Review, Feb 1
Surya Kriya Review, Feb 1
Yogasanas Review, Feb 1
Angamardana, Mar 28-29

Contact: Nicole Karayan

Milpitas, CA

Surya Kriya, 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

San Jose, CA

Angamardana, Jan 11-12, 18-19
Surya Kriya, Jan 18
Surya Shakti, Jan 11
Angamardana Review, Jan 12, 19
Surya Kriya Review, Jan 19
Surya Shakti Review, Jan 12

Contact: Jean Bai (Hanahatha Yoga)

Atlanta, GA

Angamardana, Jan 11-12, 25-26, Feb 1-2
Yogasanas, Jan 18-19, Feb 1-2
Surya Kriya, Jan 17-19, Jan 31-Feb 2
Surya Shakti, Jan 7-18
Eye Care, Jan 24-25
Bhastrika Kriya, Jan 11, 25
Jala Neti, Jan 12, 26
Shanmukhi Mudra, Jan 11, 25
Bhuta Shuddhi, Jan 12, 26
Upa Yoga, Weekdays

Contact: Rajashree Kanetkar

Livonia, MI

Yogasanas, Jan 24-26
Surya Kriya, Feb 1-2

Contact: Angela Pelekh

Hillsborough, NJ

Angamardana, Jan 11, 18
Surya Kriya, Jan 12, 19
Yogasanas, Jan 25-26
Bhuta Shuddhi, Jan 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
Children’s Yoga, Jan 13, 17, 27, 31
Children’s Brain Yoga, Jan 14, 21, 28
Children’s Surya Shakti, Jan 20
Shanmukhi (Beauty) Mudra + AUM, Jan 15, 22, 29
Bhastrika Kriya, Jan 15, 22, 29
Yoga for Health + AUM, Jan 14, 21, 28
AUM Mantra, Jan 14, 21, 28
Isha Kriya, Jan 14, 21, 28
Meditation, Jan 14, 21, 28
Surya Kriya Corrections, Jan 11, 18, 25
Yogasanas Corrections, Jan 16, 23
Angamardana Corrections, Jan 16, 23
Children’s Yoga Corrections, Jan 15, 22, 29

Contact: Sona Vyas (Hatha Yoga Kula)

Albany, NY

Surya Kriya, Jan 11-12

Contact: Arti Bhoge


Mississauga, Ontario

Jala Neti, Jan 25, 26
Surya Shakti, Jan 25, 26
Bhastrika Kriya, Jan 25, 26
Shanmukhi Mudra, Jan 25, 26
Angamardana, Jan 25, 26
Children’s Program, Feb 8-9

Contact: Summit (The Roots of Yoga)

Toronto (GTA), Ontario

Guided Yogasanas, Every Friday in January

Contact: Summit (The Roots of Yoga)

Longueuil, Quebec

Yogasanas, Jan 18-19, Feb 29 – Mar 1
Angamardana, Feb 1-2, Mar 21-22
Surya Kriya, Jan 25-26, Feb 15-16, Mar 28-29
Surya Shakti, Feb 22
Surya Kriya and Surya Shakti combo, Jan 23 – Feb 27
Bhuta Shuddhi, Feb 16
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