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Yogi Living: Ancient wisdom for a Modern life.

Yogi Living™ is the Himalayan Institute’s signature program on yoga practice, wisdom, and lifestyle. This 10-day intensive retreat, reminiscent of our beloved Self-Transformation Program, encapsulates the heart and soul of the Himalayan Tradition. During Yogi Living™, develop the tools essential to physical and mental wellbeing, and join a global community of modern seekers aspiring to live vibrant and joyful lives.

Yogi Living features 60 contact hours on yoga practice, lifestyle & wellness, and wisdom through lectures and corresponding workshops. The intentional focus on integrating theoretical and experiential knowledge provides a clear and comprehensive foundation for the journey of self-transformation. Lecture and practicum sessions combine with free time and group activities to create a balanced and integrative experience in and beyond the classroom.

Highlights of this program include:

  • In-depth lecture & practicum sessions each day on key Yogi Living concepts and practice skills
  • Guided workshops on yoga practice and lifestyle skills, designed to incorporate into your daily routine
  • Daily yoga class specifically tailored to reinforce Yogi Living lecture and practicum sessions
  • Group meditation every morning and evening
  • Group experiential activities including:
    • Karma yoga group service project
    • Guided nature hikes
    • Kirtan night
    • Bonfire at Sunset Pond
  • Daily meals and social opportunities with our Himalayan Institute faculty and community
  • Free time for reading, journaling, outdoor exploration on our 400-acre campus, and rest & relaxation
  • Optional session to learn the Prayers of the Himalayan Tradition
  • Daily afternoon chai with your Yogi Living group
  • Small-group size (maximum of 30 participants), ensuring a rich, personalized experience for each student