International Thought Leader & Humanitarian Sadhguru Leads Detroit Conference Oct.12-14

Detroit, MI, August 30, 2012 --( Internationally Renowned Yogi & Humanitarian Leader Coming to Detroit Oct. 12-14

Sadhguru to lead public yoga/meditation conference at Cobo Center.

How do we change the world, especially in these times of turmoil? According to world-renowned yogi and visionary humanitarian Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, or “Sadhguru,” the surprising answer is not to look outward, but inward – to raise human consciousness. Metro Detroiters will have a rare opportunity for a spiritual “tune-up” and consciousness-raising this fall, when the international thought leader comes to town to present Inner Engineering," Oct. 12-14 at Cobo Center in Detroit.

“Raising human consciousness is the most vital thing to be done on the planet right now,” emphasizes Sadhguru. “Don’t try to fix the world. If you and I are fixed, the world will be fine.”

Inner Engineering, one of only two U.S. events that India-based Sadhguru will lead this year, is a three-day immersion in the science and technology of inner wellbeing. The program includes engaging discourses exploring the nature of the mind and practical wisdom to manage life situations, along with guided meditations, asanas or simple yoga postures, and the transmission of shambhavi mahamudra –a powerful and purifying energy technique designed to bring one’s entire system into alignment and harmony.

The program is presented by Isha Foundation, a non-religious, entirely volunteer-run, international nonprofit dedicated to cultivating human potential and fostering peace and global understanding.

Among the millions of people worldwide who have experienced Inner Engineering, the most commonly reported benefits are improved mental clarity and sleep quality, increased energy levels, the ability to better handle stressful situations, a greater sense of connectivity and joy in everyday life and even relief from chronic diseases such as diabetes, migraines, hypertension, depression and more, as reported in a 2008 study conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research.

Contrary to an often held perception, Sadhguru states, “Yoga and the inner sciences are not esoteric philosophies from an outdated past. They are, in fact, vitally relevant to our times.”

The weekend program with Sadhguru also features a variety of other offerings to surprise and delight attendees, from music, games and exhibits to high pranic, or life-sustaining, nutritious and delicious foods for Saturday/Sunday lunches and Sunday breakfast.

The conference takes place at Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd. in Detroit. Hours are Fri., Oct. 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 13, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sun., Oct. 14, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

“It’s a life-transforming weekend,” says Barb Hernandez, a local volunteer with Isha Foundation. “Whether you’re new to yoga and meditation and looking to improve your health or mindset, or you’re experienced--maybe even taken previous Inner Engineering classes, you’ll learn so much about the power to change your life.”

Discounted registration for Inner Engineering is available through Sept. 15 at, or call 313-451-4742. Follow updates on Facebook fan page Isha USA.

A schedule of free community events prior to the Inner Engineering weekend can be found on the website as well.

About Sadhguru
Named one of India’s 50 most influential people, Sadhguru has addressed prominent global forums on issues as diverse as socio-economic development, leadership and spirituality. He has served as delegate to the United Nations Millennium Peace Summit and the World Peace Congress and has been a special invitee to the World Economic Forum, TED,Dartmouth's Business School, Microsoft and other conferences. A yogi and visionary humanitarian of our times, Sadhguru works tirelessly towards the physical, mental and inner well-being of all. He was recently honored with the Indira Gandhi Award, India’s highest award for environmental work in recognition of his Project GreenHands initiative. The author of more than 50 books, he has been featured by the New York Times, Huffington Post, CNBC, BBC, Detroit News, PBS, CNN International and others and frequently draws crowds of more than 300,000 to his events.

About Isha Foundation
Founded by Sadhguru more than three decades ago, Isha Foundation is a non-religious, entirely volunteer-run, nonprofit organization with more than 200 centers worldwide. Dedicated to cultivating human potential and fostering peace, global harmony and understanding, Isha Foundation has been the recipient of several humanitarian and global greening awards, including breaking the Guinness World Record for tree planting at 856,000 trees in one day. The Foundation’s many large-scale human-service projects have earned it special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Isha Yoga Programs:
Isha Yoga programs have touched and transformed the lives of millions of people around the world. Based on tested, scientific principles, the programs offer tools for optimal health, emotional well-being and professional excellence. The simple postures, meditation and powerful methods of self-transformation do not require physical agility or any previous knowledge of yoga. Inner Engineering, the flagship program, is conducted regularly in major cities around the world and features a powerful process that purifies the system and allows one to explore higher dimensions of life.

For more information on the Isha Foundation, visit
Isha Foundation Detroit
Cyndi Summers
586 945 8775