The celebratory event, located just 45 minutes north of Chattanooga on Tennessee’s spectacular Cumberland Plateau, will take place April 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is open to the public free of charge.
The Isha Institute of Inner-sciences founder and internationally known speaker Sadhguru will be in attendance at the Earth Day celebration. Sadhguru is an Indian yogi, philanthropist and author of over 100 titles in eight different languages.
The 39,000-square-foot Mahima Hall is the largest yoga and meditation hall in the Western Hemisphere.
The Earth Day celebration event will incorporate a number of activities for all ages including, live musical performances by the Sounds of Isha, the retreat center’s own upbeat World Fusion band, an informational documentary, an intricately planned children’s scavenger hunt, delectable vegetarian food from the Isha kitchen, as well as the introduction of two recently developed mountain biking trails.
The biking trails, collectively more than four miles, have been classified as beginner to intermediate skill level, with tight switchbacks through each trail. The trails are available to the public for recreational use.
During the celebration, Isha Foundation volunteers encourage the public to engage with what they feel connects them to the Earth. They are encouraged to explore what the property has to offer by hiking multiple trails that lead through the Cumberland Plateau, as well as taking the opportunity to meditate in the serene 39,000-square-foot atmosphere of the largest meditation hall in the Western Hemisphere, known as Mahima.
The Isha Foundation has achieved tremendous success with its Project GreenHands initiative, a viral tree planting movement. The Earth Day celebration event will offer the opportunity for attendees to get involved with Project GreenHands by sponsoring trees for rural areas struggling with agricultural debt, drought and floods. The event will not only be a time for music, meditation and celebration, but will also provide a chance to give back to the world in which we live.