Important Updates on Isha Offerings – COVID19
Due to the precautions issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), State and Local governments in regards to the growing health concerns associated with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the following programs are postponed in North America city centers until after April 15th:
- Inner Engineering Total programs
- Hatha Yoga programs
- Free Offerings sessions
If you are registered for one of these programs, you will receive a separate email regarding cancellation/refund.
In lieu of the in-person Satsang this week, Sadhguru will be offering Darshan through a webstream on Sunday, March 15th morning US time. Details about this web stream will be sent soon.
We are closely monitoring the health situation and further updates will be sent about programs after April 15th.
All programs and free offerings at Isha Institute of Inner-sciences will be continuing per schedule. Precautionary measures are being taken to ensure the health and safety of participants, visitors, and volunteers. Travel Advisory to Isha Institute – Click here to read.
All are encouraged to take care of your health and follow guidelines shared within your local communities. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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What is Satsang?
Satsang means communion with the truth. It creates the conducive atmosphere necessary for one’s inner growth. Satsang is a way of recharging ourselves every month and is also an opportunity for meditators to have their practice corrected. Satsang includes special meditations and discourses by Sadhguru.
Satsang can only be attended by those who have completed Inner Engineering and have learned the Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya. Arrive with an empty stomach (4 hr. after meal or 2.5 hr. after juice or light snack) as we will be starting with Shambhavi practice. Complete Upa Yoga practices at home.
The location details are provided below. Please come to the session on an empty stomach and plan to arrive at least 5-10 minutes early so you can be settled when the Satsang commences. If you would like to volunteer and support with the setup please arrive by 7:30 am.
|Pittsburgh – (Satsang Cancelled due to Corona Virus awareness)|
|Date||Saturday, March 14, 2019|
|Time||9 AM to 11:30 AM|
|Location||Indian Community Center (downstairs)
205 Mary St,
Carnegie PA 15106
|RSVP||Please fill the RSVP form|
If you wish to discuss any aspects of your practice or have other concerns regarding Isha, please contact practicesupport@ishaUSA.org. For support with Hatha practices, please email hathapracticesupport@ishaUSA.org
Local Happenings and Upcoming Programs
IET and Hatha Yoga Programs, Upa-Yoga Sessions and any other happenings in pittsburgh will be listed here…
Programs offered in Pittsburgh
- Inner Engineering
- Hatha Yoga
- Butha Shuddhi
- Children Program
- Surya Kriya
- Free Yoga Sessions
- Isha Kriya
- Upa Yoga
Mahashivratri Celebrations 2020 in Pittsburgh
We have completed celebrating another wonderful Mahashivratri this year with the blessing of Sadhguru. One of the Isha meditator opened their house for the celebration. The setup and arrangements were made by the volunteers.
We watched the program together. It was a night of inclusiveness of people with different age groups, known and unknown.
We had a refreshing, delicious and healthy dinner with lot of varieties made by the Isha volunteers with love.
The night was filled with dance of ecstasy (with the music) and energy (with the meditations by Sadhguru). We left home sharing and carrying our beautiful experiences with each other. We thank each and everyone who made this possible for us to experience and specially our Sadhguru for his guidance.
Overwhelming Upa-Yoga Session in Hindu Jain Temple
We had Upa-Yoga session in Venango Trails. Which was attended by overwhelming number of enthusiastic participants and volunteers…
We had wonderful Upa-Yoga session in Hindu Jain Temple monroeville with the help of our enthusiastic volunteers.
Welcome new Pittsburgh Meditators!
We had ISHA teacher led Inner Engineering Total again in April and September 2019 with Sadhguru’s grace the program went very well. We had 12 and 15 new enthusiastic meditators who just completed Inner Engineering Total in April and September 2019. Many thanks to all the Isha Volunteers who participated with enthusiasm, devotion and involvement, made the program possible and happen for all.
Our next teacher led inner engineering is scheduled for April 09-12, 2020. Details are mentioned in the upcoming program section of this page.
We successfully completed HATHA YOGA Surya Kriya and Children Program in June 2019. The program was well attended, we are planning to bring more Hatha Yoga Programs. Program details will be mentioned in the upcoming program section of this page.
Isha Kriya and Upa Yoga Sessions
Are you interested in having an Isha Kriya or Introduction to Upa Yoga session conducted at your work place, at an organization in which you are involved, or even at your home? This is a wonderful way to share Isha with family, friends and your community. To set this up please email pittsburgh@IshaUSA.org or call 412-368-2419
Volunteers work as true pillars of Isha to spread this divine possibility to one and all. My blessings and guidance will always be with them and this privilege will always be a doorway to their salvation. In this work, if they dissolve their own feet, they will walk on mine – Sadhguru
We need 6-8 volunteers each month for Satsang support. Set-up begins at 8:30 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM; plus there is about 30 minutes following Satsang. Ideally, the individuals performing this important service would rotate monthly. If you would like to volunteer, please email pittsburgh@ishaUSA.org or call 412-368-2419
Sounds of Isha
If you are interested in being part of a Local Sounds of Isha group, it is a wonderful opportunity to utilize your talents to create both a devotional and a festive atmosphere at local Isha gatherings. Anyone (musicians and aspiring musicians alike) interested in participating is encouraged to email pittsburgh@ishaUSA.org or call 412-368-2419
Isha’s Facebook page has a wealth of interesting posts – everything from new, inspiring quotes from Sadhguru and awesome photos of spots from around the world, to recipes for interesting and nutritious meals. Please check us out on Facebook, ‘like’ our posts and ‘share’ posts regularly with your Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/IshaUSA
Are you a Medical Professional?
If you are a medical professional and/or would like to help bring Isha to the medical community including presentations, Isha Kriya sessions, Hatha yoga classes, and more, please send an email to: medical@ishaUSA.org
We Need You, Anytime, Anywhere
Whatever your interests or skills and no matter whether you have 1 hour, 10 hours or 100 hours to offer, there is a real need for your help. You make a difference! For more information about existing opportunities or to suggest new areas, please email pittsburgh@ishaUSA.org or call 412-368-2419 or the national Program Coordination Office (PCO) at pco@ishaUSA.org
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