What is Innersearch?

Here is your opportunity to travel with the satguru and his monks on their periodic journeys for personalized instruction in The Master Course. Twenty-two Innersearch travel-study programs have been held since 1967, taking hundreds of seekers to India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tahiti, Hawaii, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, Russia, Switzerland, the Caribbean, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and dozens of other regions. You can be sure that Innersearch is not your typical vacation but a travel experience that combines the mystical path of Indian spirituality with a superlative retreat from your day-to-day routine.

Each voyage is a pilgrimage to the divine and spectacular inside of you. The all-pervading beauty, color and grandeur of the outer voyage is but a reflection of the bliss and richness of the inner voyage as we delve the within together. A typical day includes morning classes exploring the esoterics of meditation and discussing how to live a spiritually dynamic life in a modern world. There are hatha yoga and meditation classes, question-and-answer sessions, instruction in Shum, Gurudeva's language of meditation, and lots of time for informal sharing with Bodhinatha and the swamis. Some of the most enriching moments are when we meet with Hindu communities, often joining in grand celebrations as they welcome us to the temples they have erected around the world.

History of Innersearch

The 1967 Actinic's World Tour was Himalayan Acadamy's first-ever Innersearch. Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, affectionately known as Gurudeva, lead a group of spiritual aspirants to Europe and North Africa, writing his Yoga Letters along the way and holding a Yoga Conference in Holland.

Since then 20 Innersearch travel-study programs have been held. Here is the complete list of Innersearches:

  1. 1967 June 6 - Sept. 15: Actinic’s World Tour
  2. 1968 July 1 – August: Ascona, Switzerland
  3. 1968 Dec: Hawaii
  4. 1969 July 14 - August 12: Switzerland
  5. 1969 Oct. 25 - Dec. 28: Indian Odyssey
  6. 1970 Nov. 1 - Nov. 30: Tahiti/Ceylon
  7. 1970 July - August: Switzerland
  8. 1970 Dec: Maui, Oahu, Kauai - Hawai
  9. 1971 Dec: Hawaii
  10. 1972 Feb. 20 - April 16: Indian Odyssey
  11. 1973: Kauai & Big Island - Hawaii
  12. 1974 Feb: Big Island & Kauai - Hawaii
  13. 1981 Jan. 5 - Feb. 8: Indian Odyssey
  14. 1983 Jan. 1 - Feb. 20: Indian Odyssey
  15. 1990 Dec. 1990 - Jan. 1991: Indian Odyssey
  16. 1999 June 18 - June 25: Alaska
  17. 2000 March 25 - April 5: Caribbean
  18. 2001 Aug 10 - Aug 22: Northern Europe & Russia
  19. 2002 July 17 - July 23: Kauai - Hawaii
  20. 2004 Jan 18 - Feb 6:Indian Odyssey - Malaysia and South India
  21. 2006 Jan 6 - 20:Australia - New Zealand
  22. 2008 Jan 15 - Feb 4: Asian Odyssey - Cambodia, Malaysia & South India
  23. 2010 June 12 - June 21: Kauai - Hawaii

Our next program

Interested in joining us for our next program? We will be going to Mauritius, July 2-14, 2014. Find out more and start planning!