Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic and visionary. Named one of India’s 50 most influential people, Sadhguru’s work has touched the lives of millions worldwide through his transformational programs. Sadhguru has a unique ability to make the ancient yogic sciences relevant to contemporary minds. His approach does not ascribe to any belief system, but offers methods for self-transformation that are both proven and powerful.
An internationally renowned speaker and author of the New York Times Bestsellers Inner Engineering, A Yogi’s Guide to Joy, and Karma, A Yogi’s Guide to Crafting Your Destiny, Sadhguru has been an influential voice at major global forums including the United Nations and the World Economic Forum, addressing issues as diverse as socioeconomic development, leadership and spirituality. He has also been invited to speak at leading educational institutions, including Oxford, London Business School, IMD, Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Wharton and MIT. In February 2017, Sadhguru was the recipient of the Padma Vibhushan Award by the Government of India, the highest annual civilian award, accorded for exceptional and distinguished service.
Dedicated to the physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing of humanity and gifted with utter clarity of perception, Sadhguru possesses a perspective on life that never fails to intrigue, challenge and surprise all those he encounters.
A Commitment to Transformation
Sadhguru established Isha Foundation, a non-profit, volunteer-run organization operating in more than 300 centers and supported by over eleven million volunteers worldwide. Through powerful yoga programs for inner transformation and inspiring social outreach initiatives, Isha Foundation has created a massive movement dedicated to addressing all aspects of human wellbeing.
Sadhguru has also initiated several projects for social revitalization, education and the environment through which millions of people have been given the means to overcome poverty, improve their quality of life and achieve community-based, sustainable development.
In the fall of 2017, Sadhguru initiated Rally For Rivers, a nationwide campaign aiming to implement sustainable and long-term policy changes to revitalize India’s severely depleted rivers, which found great support among India’s people and leadership. With over 162 Million individuals pledging their support, Rally for Rivers is the largest ecological movement in the world to date.
In the fall of 2019, Sadhguru launched Cauvery Calling, a uniquely modelled project that focuses on enhancing farmer wealth while simultaneously impacting river flow and riverine ecosystems. It will enable farmers in the Cauvery basin spanning Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, to plant 2.42 billion trees.
The United Nations, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, State Governments, and prominent organizations, individuals, and businesses have pledged their support for Cauvery Calling. This initiative will become a replicable benchmark for sustainable development that promotes wealth creation along with nurturing the environment, thus proving that ecology and economy need not work against each other.
In the United States, Isha Foundation is headquartered at the Isha Institute of Inner-sciences (iii) in the Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee, Isha Institute of Inner-sciences is established as infrastructure for raising human consciousness, and offers a variety of programs that provide methods for anyone to explore and experience the yogic science in its full depth and dimension.