Isha Institute of Inner-Sciences

We have built all kinds of facilities in our society to take care of our physical, psychological, and social needs. What is lacking is infrastructure that addresses the inner wellbeing of human beings, the essential core of who we are. – Sadhguru

Isha Institute of Inner-Sciences


The Isha Institute of Inner-sciences is a breathtaking mountain retreat for stress relief, rejuvenation, and complete well-being. The retreat offers yoga in its purest form, through experiential classical yoga and meditation classes, and powerfully energized meditation spaces such as the Adi Yogi: The Abode of Yoga. Outdoor recreation activities are another draw to the Isha Institute, located just 45 minutes outside of Chattanooga. Guests journey from around the globe to visit this unique destination to relax, reflect, and reconnect with nature in a tranquil oasis nestled in Tennessee’s spectacular Upper Cumberland.

How Can You Best Experience Isha Institute?

There Are Many Ways To Be In This Serene Space And Enhance Your Life.

  • Meditation Programs (link to upcoming programs)
  • Events & Festivals (link to upcoming events)
  • Overnight Stays to Relax & Unwind (link to accommodation)
  • Day Trips & Area Tours (Virtual Tour)
  • Hiking & Mountain Biking (Virtual Tour)
  • Meditating in Adi Yogi: Abode of Yoga (link to
  • Classical Hatha Yoga Programs (link to upcoming programs)
  • Individual Wellness Retreats (link to main features)
  • Weekend Group Getaways

The Institute is open 365 days a year and welcomes visitors from all walks of life.

To arrange your visit, contact or call 931 668 1900.

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How To Get There
How to get there

Isha Institute of Inner-sciences (USA)

951 Isha Lane,

McMinnville, TN - 37110, USA

Telephone: 931-668-1900




Just a 1.5-hour drive from Nashville and only 45 minutes from Chattanooga, this 1,400-acre classical yoga and meditation center might feel a world away, but it’s close enough for a quick day trip.


We encourage you to make your travel arrangements as soon as possible. There are many options of transportation services to get to the Isha Institute from nearby cities, and back again.

NASHVILLE, TN (2 hours away)

1) Isha Group Shuttles: Must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. $40 each way

2) Groome Transportation: $95 Total for 1 passenger

Groome Transportation offers shuttles to/from the Nashville airport and Manchester, TN about every 2 hours for $35 each way. Register with Groome by calling 1-800-896-9928.

3) Uber App: $95 – $110 Total

Uber taxi service tends to be lower cost than a regular taxi. To book, you will need to download the Uber app on your smartphone with local service. Enter the Isha Institute address (951 Isha Lane, McMinnville, TN 37110) into the app to start your booking.

4) Kwik Cab: $180 Total

When booking with Kwik Cab, mention “Isha” to get the $180 flat rate from Nashville Airport. No additional fee for extra passengers (up to 5-6 passengers, as they have minivans). Call(615) 934-0777

5) Car Rental:

Booking through tends to have low daily rates.

6) UCHRA: $11 Total for 1 passenger

UCHRA is a state-funded resource which charges $11 per person each way between Nashville Airport and Isha Institute. The service is available only on weekdays and you must book your shuttle at least 48 hours in advance (excluding weekends). Note: Shuttle makes multiple stops along the route to pick up/drop off passengers, so travel time is longer. Register by calling 931-473-6652 and asking for the Transportation Department. Please properly cancel your UCHRA shuttle if you decide not to use this tax-funded resource.

UCHRA Shuttle Timings:

Departs Nashville Airport 11 am – Arrives at Isha by 2 pm

Departs Nashville Airport 4 pm – Arrives at Isha by 7:45 pm

Departs iii at 4:45 am – Arrives at Nashville Airport by 9:30 am

Departs iii at 9:45 am – Arrives at Nashville Airport by 2:30 pm

CHATTANOOGA, TN (1 hour away)

1) Nooga Taxi: $70 Total for 1 passenger

When booking with Nooga Taxi, mention “Isha” to get these rates between Chattanooga Airport and Isha: $70 for 1 passenger, $80 for 2, $114 for 3, $140 for 4, $150 for 5, and $156 for 6. Call (423) 458-2701

2) Uber App: approx. $60 Total

Uber taxi service tends to be lower cost than a regular taxi. To book, you will need to download the Uber app on your smartphone with local service. Enter the Isha Institute address (951 Isha Lane, McMinnville, TN 37110) into the app to start your booking.

3) Car Rental:

Booking through tends to have low daily rates.

ATLANTA, GA (3.5 hours away)

1) Groome Transportation to Chattanooga: $45 Total for 1 passenger

Groome Transportation offers regular daily shuttles from Atlanta Airport to the Groome office in Chattanooga. Book by calling (800) 896-9928 , then see above for ways to get from Chattanooga to Isha Institute.

2) Nooga Taxi non-stop from Atlanta: $300 Total for 1 passenger

When booking with Nooga Taxi, mention “Isha” to get these rates between Atlanta Airport and Isha: $300 for 1 passenger, $320 for 2, plus $10/passenger up to 6 passengers. Call (423) 458-2701

3) Car Rental:

Booking through tends to have low daily rates. 31-668-1900 to book.


The center offers three types of accommodation: semi-private lodges, private studios, and deluxe suites. Accommodations include two vegetarian meals and a snack per day.

Welcome center is open from 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM, 7 days a week. Please give at least 24 hours’ notice before visiting in case of changes to the daily schedule.

Check-in for accommodation between 3pm-9pm.

Check out no later than 12pm.

Semi-Private Lodges

Have eight beds in a room, each one with a cubicle around it, and shared bathroom facilities. There are separate lodge buildings for men and women.

$55/night per adult
$25 for each child age 7-13
Note: Children under 7 cannot be accommodated in the semi-private lodges
Private Studios

Are like a one-room apartment with its own bathroom; a couple or a family can stay together. Studios tend to book up on weekends so advance notice is needed from visitors planning to rent a studio.

$100/night for 1 adult
$130/night for 2 adults
+$10/night for each child under age 14
+$25/night for a 3rd adult
Maximum 4 people per room
Maximum 3 adults per room
Delux Rooms & Suites

are larger private bedroom or suites perched on a forested bluff overlooking the picturesque mountain valley below. Retreat in the quiet of the surrounding forest; relax on the back terrace and take-in a breathtaking sunset, or close your eyes and enjoy the cool rush of the nearby waterfall.

With more amenities, for individuals, couples, or families with children 14 yrs or older, some Deluxe Rooms & Suites feature a fireplace and/or a balcony, and each has a private bath.

Queen Suite: $200/night for 1 – 2 adults
King Suite: $300/night for 1 – 2 adults
$50/night for each additional adult
Maximum capacity varies per room
Consecrated Spaces
Consecrated Spaces
Adi Yogi: The Abode of Yoga
Adiyogi: The Abode of Yoga is a medium, a possibility that will move you from a compulsive state of logic to the magic of Life. – Sadhguru
Mahima Hall
Mahima means Grace. This is not a place of worship, religion, philosophy, or belief system. This is a space to explore technologies for inner wellbeing. – Sadhguru
Upcoming Programs
Upcoming Programs

Activities are available at the times below, depending on availability of volunteers and space. Two meals and one snack are served per day. Meals are hearty vegetarian food prepared from scratch and inspired by cuisines from around the globe. For visitors who are not staying overnight, there is a charge for meals of $10/adult, $5/child age 7 to 13, and free for children under 7.

Daily Schedule

  • 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM — Adi Yogi: The Abode of Yoga open to visitors
  • 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM — Hike (Please enjoy the trails in groups of 2 or more)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM — Brunch
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM — Campus Tour
  • 12:15 – 1:00 PM — Aumkar Meditation session (45 minutes, read more)
  • 1:30 – 2:15 PM — Isha Kriya meditation session (45 minutes, read more)
  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM — Snack
  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM — Campus Tour
  • 7:00 – 8:00 PM — Dinner

Dawn – Dusk — Nature Trails open. Please enjoy the trails in groups of 2 or more. Signing in/out at the Welcome Center is required to use the trails.

Saturdays and Sundays: 2:45 – 3:45 pm — Guided hike on Nature Trails.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Event

As a commitment to bring well-being to the surrounding communities, Isha Institute will be offering free yoga classes and lessons on vegetarian cooking every month.

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International Day of Yoga
21st June 2018
??It is Sadhguru’s vision to make the 'International Day of Yoga' into a major offering of yoga and a possibility for people of all age groups, religions, nationalities and social backgrounds to experience meditativeness, expanding their perception of life from individuality to universality.
Virtual Tour
Virtual Tour
Be A Volunteer

“The Question Is Not About The Volume Of What You Do; The Willingness With Which You Breathe, And Walk And Live, That Makes You A Volunteer.”


There are many opportunities to contribute to iii. Anyone can visit the Institute for their own personal, spiritual growth and participate in various volunteer activities including programs and events.

Volunteering at Isha Institute of Inner-sciences includes various activities ranging from meal preparation to gardening, and center maintenance activities. Volunteers also can offer their unique skills on projects to beautify or create special features for the campus.

If you are interested in volunteering for any length of time, please fill the volunteering interest form here.

Frequently Asked Questions