The Dhyanalinga at Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore, India

There are a lot of things to do at Isha Yoga Centre , Coimbatore. Even without being enrolled in one of the formal programs, it’s a lovely place to visit. We spent two peaceful days here in 2016.

Isha's Hata Yoga School
Hatha Yoga School at Isha Centre in Coimbatore – photo courtesy of Isha Foundation

If you go, without having signed up for a program, there’s an array of scheduled activities throughout the day to provide structure and to enhance spiritual growth. But, if you have time to plan your trip, it’s a good idea to browse the many organized program offerings on the Isha website and take advantage of them. Otherwise, here’s some of our suggestions.

You can register for on-site for the four day Inner Engineering workshops. Depending on the time of year, there are leadership and business seminars. The ultimate, of course, would be to attend an intensive meditation retreat with Sadhguru. Note: that usually requires several pre-requisite courses in Hatha yoga and meditation.

Hatha programs

Programs for students interested in Hatha yoga range from one to 21 days. They require pre-registration.

Hatha yoga teacher training programs are a minimum of six months. Days are long but, students of this program travel throughout South India to fully understand the culture behind yoga.

The following are things anyone can do while a guest at Isha:

  • Take a dip in the rejuvenating water pools.
  • Sit in the Dhyanalinga or Linga Bhairavi (a feminine energy form) and become meditative.
  • Attend free Yoga for Beginners offerings like Isha Kriya or Yoga Namaskaram.
  • Attend an AUM chanting workshop.
  • Take treatments at the Rejuvenation Centre.
  • Enjoy brunch and dinner in the dining hall in silence and gratitude.
  • Walk the grounds.
  • Enjoy a snack from the Peppervine cafe.
  • Browse the books and other media from Sadhguru at the bookshop.
  • Buy keepsakes or organic cotton clothing at the Isha Life Shoppe and know that the proceeds support Isha Foundation’s social outreach initiatives.
  • Walk to the new 112-foot Adiyogi statue or perhaps to the top of the seventh peak (this is only offered certain days and times).
  • Attend an evening musical performance by Sounds of Isha.
  • Enjoy one of  Sadhguru’s inspirational talks on video or perhaps even in person at a Darshan.
  • Be at peace.
  • Catch fire.

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We wish to express our deep gratitude for the grace of Sadhguru and the loving care of all the volunteers who made our stay at Isha Foundation in Coimbatore so completely wonderful. This post was fact-checked by the Isha English language publications team and all photos, other than those taken by Pauli-Ann Carriere on our visit, were supplied by Isha and are used with permission.

For opportunities to volunteer at Isha click here.

For current inner transformation courses and offerings click here.

We also wish to thank the Kerala Travel Mart and Travel XS for sponsoring our travel throughout South India in 2016.

34 comments on “Things to do at Isha Yoga Centre, Coimbatore

    1. Namaskaram Kapal,
      I’m not sure of Sadhguru’s schedule. I know he’ll be in the U.S and Canada in late October.
      Here’s a link to follow regarding Darshan.
      You can also contact Isha directly for a more accurate answer.
      Thank you for reading our blog.
      With gratitude,
      Karen and Pauli-Ann

    1. Dear Deepak,
      Namaskaram. If you kindly check on the Isha website, you can find Sadhguru’s schedule. Right now it is showing that he’ll be in Chennai for Inner Engineering completion December 21-22 and in Coimbatore for Samyama, March 1 – 8. Please contact Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore for more information. Pauli-Ann and I truly appreciate you reading our article and leaving a comment. I hope you get to experience a Darshan with Sadhguru. I’ve had the opportunity a few times and the clarity it is a great blessing indeed.
      With kindness,

    1. Namaskaram Neha,
      Please accept my apologies that we missed your question about Darshan with Sadhguru in mid-December. It is always best to check for updates on guruji’s schedule. He will be giving a Darshan at Isha Institute of Inner Sciences in Tennessee, USA on January 4, 2020.
      Thanks for being in touch.
      Karen and Pauli-Ann

  1. Hi,
    Can I visit Isha Yoga Center Coimbatore any time or first i have to take passes for visiting and it will be day visit or i can . or can i can overstay there. if i can stay overnight then how to book accommodation. thanks.

    1. Namaskaram Ajay,
      Please check out Isha’s wonderfully informative website.
      They share lots of information on how to visit.
      Anyone can visit the public spaces.
      You will likely need to register for a program to go beyond and stay over.
      Best wishes and we sure hope you get to visit.
      Karen and Pauli-Ann

    1. Namaskaram Prudhvi,
      Their is a sound offering in the Dhyanalinga around 6pm but it is best to check with Isha for the exact timings of offerings and events.
      Karen and Pauli-Ann

    1. Namaskaram Charan,

      To apply for accommodation at Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore, please connect with them through their main website.
      We are sure you will love it when you do get the chance to go.

      Karen and Pauli-Ann

    1. Namaskaram Suresh,
      Brunch at Isha’s Biksha Hall is served at 10 am and dinner at 7 pm for residents and for those officially registered for programs.
      The meals are vegetarian of the highest quality ingredients. People eat in silence and use their hands to increase their connection with what they are consuming.
      If you are just visiting, The Peppervine Cafe in the public spaces offers food throughout the day.
      I hope this helps.
      Please enquire at Isha’s official site for more information.
      Karen and Pauli-Ann

  2. I am from Kolkata and keep following You Tube Channels of Sri Sad Guru.
    Is there any upcoming trip to Kailash and Mansarovar?

    1. Namaskaram Partha,
      You can check Sadhguru’s schedule here.
      It looks like he is going to Kailash in July of 2020.
      Blessings and we hope you get to go!
      Karen and Pauli-Ann

  3. Namaskaram,

    Is it open for everyone to visit Isha foundation and stay there for 2 to 4 days? Does it require any kind of prerequisites? If one can visit the Isha foundation, every spaces like Dhyanlinga, Tirthkunda, etc are open for everyone?

    1. Namaskaram Jahnavi,
      In non-Covid times, several areas of Isha Centre in Coimbatore are usually open to the public – The Adiyogi Statue, The Dhyanalinga and the Tirthkunda. There’s also an Isha Life gift shop and Peppervine cafe.
      Here’s a link to the current visitor’s information. Looks like you need to register for any visit right now.
      Wishing you well.
      Karen and Pauli-Ann

  4. Pranam

    Me and my brother are thinking of visiting Isha Yoga center and we both want to learn something that we can apply in life or the other way of saying is how to effectively manage our time there.


    1. Namaskaram Dhanyawaad,
      We are so happy to hear that you and your brother would like to visit Isha Yoga Center.
      Because you want to learn something that you can apply to your life, the best program for you might be to sign up for a 4 day Inner Engineering Retreat. The take-aways from the program will definitely improve your quality of life.
      Because of Covid, it is hard to say when the center will be able to run in-person programs.
      You can now take Inner Engineering Online and even do the completion with Sadhguru online as well.
      We hope you will check this program out. Karen did it in 2017 and it has greatly enhanced her life and practices.
      With kindness.
      Karen and Pauli-Ann

      Note: we are not sponsored by Isha – these opinions are our own.

  5. Namaskaram sadguru and all voullenteers I want some information regarding boys yoga training and other skills with living joyful life style admission so please guide on my email with contact no

    1. Namaskaram Pawan,
      Thank you for visiting our site and for your interest in Isha’s programs. We humbly ask that you visit this link so that the trained team at Isha can guide you in your quest.
      Sending blessings to you on your path.
      With kindness,
      Karen and Pauli-Ann

      1. Namaskaram Sulagna,
        Please follow Sadhguru’s schedule here to see when he might be giving Darshan near you.
        Karen and Pauli-Ann

  6. Hello Karen and Pauli
    I wanted to gift one of my friend ,an isha foundation…can u recommend ne course or simply stay and feel the place amd vibes

    1. Hello Ruchi,
      How lovely. I can highly recommend the Inner Engineering course. They offer it online now so your friend can do it from anywhere in the world.
      Namaskaram and Pranams,


    1. Dear Nina,
      Apologies for missing this. We hope you had a wonderful stay and are sure all the volunteers at Isha took tender care of you.
      Karen and Pauli-Ann

    1. Namaste Sharath,
      Just reach out to Isha directly. They will lovingly guide you.
      From our point of view, your family will love seeing the Adiyogi Statue and visiting Dhyanalinga and Linga Bhairavi as well. There’s also a lovely little cafe called Peppervine and a beautiful Isha Life gift shop.
      Blessings for your visit,
      Karen and Pauli-Ann

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