About Us

Yoga International connects practitioners of yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda to a timeless and authentic source of wisdom. Steeped in a 5,000-year-old tradition, our expert teachers provide systematic instruction at all levels. Please take a moment to explore our website. Welcome to the community!

Our Mission

Our mission is to offer knowledge, training, and the environment to realize one’s full potential and bring a qualitative transformation in ourselves and in the larger world of which we are integral part.

Our History

Yoga International magazine was founded in 1991 to bring together teachers and students of authentic traditions to bridge the apparent gap between spirituality and science, ancient wisdom and modern life. 

In May of 2013, Yoga International magazine became YogaInternational.com, bringing you much more than could ever fit in the pages of a print magazine—meditation courses, yoga classes, guided relaxations, and much more.

Humanitarian Work

Humanitarian projects have been a major focus of the Himalayan Institute for over 30 years. Our humanitarian mission is Yoga in Action—offering spiritually-grounded healing and transformation to the world. Our humanitarian projects serve impoverished communities through rural empowerment and environmental regeneration.

Our flagship humanitarian project is the HI Community Center in Kumbo, Cameroon (West Africa), launched in 2007. Its major programs include the Total Health Center, School of Carpentry & Construction, Kumbo Public Library, and clean water projects.

HI humanitarian projects also include support for village schools and a traditional Sanskrit college in rural North India; large-scale tree plantation and energy farming training centers for Tibetan refugees; and an organic farming training center in the rural mountain village of Jonotla, Mexico.

Follow the progress of these humanitarian projects via the HI Humanitarian blog.