Institute of

the Himalayan Tradition

Yoga and Meditation Center

Yoga and Spirituality


IHT is dedicated to fostering the spiritual and daily well-being of students inspired by the holistic teachings of Swami Rama of the Himalayas and the Tradition of the Himalayan Sages.

The Institute of the Himalayan Tradition® is a holistic yoga center in St. Paul located in the Highland Park area. It was inaugurated as a spiritual teaching center by the saint His Holiness Swami Rama of the Himalayas. One of the rare yoga masters of the world, he was born in the Garhwal Himalayas, raised by the yogic master, Bengali Baba, and trained in the 5000-year-old Himalayan Yoga Tradition, the oldest, non-broken tradition of spirituality in the world. Sent to the West to teach in 1969, Swami Rama demonstrated the scientific basis of yoga’s wisdom and body-mind control at the Menninger Foundation and many universities.

Swami Jaidev and Ma Devi, long-time disciples and close companions of Sri Swami Rama, are the spiritual directors of IHT. They, together with Manuraj, many visiting yogis and health professionals, and certified hatha yoga teachers, pass on the ancient wisdom of the Himalayan sages as well as modern art and science in yoga classes, seminars, retreats, personal initiations, celebrations, and spiritual guidance.

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Audio Book

Walking with a Himalayan Master is now available as an Audible Audio book!

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Our Thursday spiritual gatherings are temporarily canceled. 


View archived recordings

Listen to  Swami Jaidev on Edge Talk Radio and 

The Mischke Roadshow 

(start at 22:30)


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Ma Devi: My Life's Journey

Follow Ma Devi's journey from early childhood to the formation of the Institute of the Himalayan Tradition. 

Himalayan Yoga Teachings

Read in-depth articles from the disciples of Sri Swama Rama. 

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