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Review of Isha USA

Isha USA
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Isha Institute of Inner-sciences is a breathtaking Upper Cumberland retreat offering stress-relief, wellness retreats and outdoor recreation just 45 minutes northwest of Chattanooga and 2hrs southeast of Nashville. The center is a world-class yoga center featuring programs in classical hatha yoga, holistic Ayurvedic rejuvenation, and meditation classes from beginner to advanced levels. Tours are available daily, which include light hikes to one of many beautiful bluff vistas or valley waterfalls and a visit inside the 'Mahima' dome. At 39,000 sq ft, Mahima is the largest meditation hall in the western hemisphere. Longer visits include overnight lodging, delicious vegetarian buffet meals, and even cooking classes so you can bring home some of your favorite recipes! There are also opportunities for self-guided hikes and mountain biking on forested trails winding throughout Isha's nearly 1400 acres. Isha Institute yoga center is a non-alcoholic, non-smoking, drug-free campus, offering vegetarian meals (meat-free facility). For over 30 years, Isha Foundation has offered the immense benefits of classical yoga and meditation to over 7 million people around the globe.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
North Bergen, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“...Is beautiful a sentence...??? :)”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

....a wonder-full place...to play....to celebrate...to be in silence...to laugh....to cry and not even care why!!!!.....:D....Is it time for volleyball?....HAHAHAHA...

Visited May 2013
2 Thank Ifididdf
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New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing space”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

I have visited Isha Institute a couple of times last year as a tourist since one of my friend suggested for a holiday.
We felt very relaxed and energetic..the food was so nutritious and tasty ..
THe people in Isha are so simple and dedicated..
Overall a must visit place in your lifetime..

Visited August 2013
3 Thank Isha N
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Solo traveler visiting meditation hall.”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

I've visited the center a few times over the past 3 years.

Pros: The accommodations are very nice, the food is delicious and the atmosphere is very calming and serene. Whenever I leave I feel a definite burst of energy and lightness in my step that lasts for a few months after. My mind is in a much clearer state and I can concentrate easier on difficult tasks. It is better than a vacation to a beach because you are not bogged down by tourists and feeling the need to get many things done to make your trip worth it. You can just come here to relax and enjoy yourself.

Cons: During the wintertime it's a little chilly indoors and since there's a lot of walking around to get from place to place, do make sure to take extra layers. The days start very early, so if you plan to stay make sure to bring an alarm clock to wake you before the sun does. You have to make sure to find things to do like volunteer and take hikes if you want to be active, you're pretty much on your own there so if you'd like to do many things make sure to ask around.

Visited May 2013
9 Thank Katrina F
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2013

this place, this space, it's people - all of it can transform you into a new experience, a new dimension. incredible meditation hall, wonderful programs, amazing proximity with nature, lots of fun, superb delicious healthy pranic food .. can go on and on. stop reading this review, go experience this place!

Visited May 2013
3 Thank A J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Serene Place”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

My preference to visit here is Fall. Amazing fall colors, volunteer lead hikes to the bluffs were truly fantastic. To sit there on the rock cliffs to view Fall colors of a Huge valley is breath taking.

Visited October 2013
3 Thank Jaiki
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