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Understanding Meditation

Everything you ever wanted to know about the what, why & how of meditation

Yoga Well Institute

The Yoga Well Institute is dedicated to authentic Yoga, meditation, and lifestyle teachings from the Viniyoga lineage of Mr. TKV Desikachar. Yoga philosophy studies form the foundation for our teachings, especially Patañjali’s Yogasūtra, Bhagavad Gītā, and Haṭha Yoga Pradīpika. Our offerings explore the breadth and depth of Viniyoga from texts to practices to therapeutics and beyond. We are dedicated to providing a safe, supportive and caring Yoga community where people come out of suffering, experience sustainable transformation, and live a purposeful and satisfying life. 

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Vibrant Health

Yoga is often associated with physical health, however, your overall wellbeing involves much more than just the body.

Mental Wellness

Yoga allows a presence of mind that gives us greater capacity to choose experiences that support how we want to feel.

Balanced Living

Yoga is a state of being in which the entire mind-body system is in balance. Encouraging this state is what we call “practice.”


I have been a student at Yoga Well for many years and wouldn’t want to take classes anywhere else. Chase Bossart is a scholar and a long time, devoted student of TKV Desikachar. The teachers there are some of the best in the country.
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Carol J.

I have been studying meditation and yoga with Chase Bossart and Yoga Well Institute since 2012. The Wednesday morning meditations and application of meditation classes were and are so fascinating that I changed the direction of my career
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Carrie H.

I’ve been studying the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with Chase Bossart for 6 years. I’m so grateful for his deep understanding of this text and Sanskrit, his down to earth style and his sincere desire for the practical understanding
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Kristin F.

Yoga Well is the real deal. They do a great job of meeting people where they are, not telling them where they “should” be. The teachings are ancient, but the application is very much for today’s world. They’ve been a tremendous help to me.
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Suzanne O.

Hola en los cambios que me a hecho la yoga físicamente mentalmente y espiritualmente ansido inmensos especialmente la enseñanza de Chase y Viniyoga que nos a ayudado en los problemas de uno mismo. Muchas gracias the well !!
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Luis H.

I wondered why The Well. And years later, after diving deep into the well of my authenticity and the depth of who I am, it became clear to me why:)
The depth, dedication, and supportive and intellectually stimulating community…
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Esther B.

I don`t intend to stop studying at Yoga Well so soon. I’ve been studying the YogaSutra-s courses with Chase Bossart since Feb 2020. The contribution in my life is huge. Deeply rooted traditional yoga, a truly “well” found in modern yoga desert.
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Thaís K.

Authentic. Accessible. Credible. There are fewer and fewer places that teach “traditional” yoga applications. For those open to gaining skills that help balance your life and improve overall health, Yoga Well is the right place.
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C. C.

My experience with Yogawell has been profound and absolutely life-changing. It’s impossible to put into words, but the wisdom of these teachings and practices has enabled me to improve all of my relationships, manage life obstacles…
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Whitney A.

I completed Yoga Well’s Yoga Therapist training and just opened up my yoga therapy private practice. This training and lineage are what I had been looking for – authentic yoga taught by true practitioners. I will continue to study with Yoga Well and Chase for years to come.
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Jennifer B.

Your Journey

Your Yoga practice should always meet you where you are. At Yoga Well Institute, we have tools and opportunities for the next step on your path.
Which one is right for you?

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Importance of Lineage in Yoga

At the beginning of every Yoga Well Institute class, we chant in a Vedic style in honor and remembrance of our teachers. We do this because we acknowledge Yoga’s long and distinguished history. And we value the Tradition and Lineages that have passed these precious...

What is Ayurveda?

Āyurveda is another one of those terms that we see a lot in wellness social media posts. Blogs invite you to take a quiz to determine your doṣa, or prescribe things to do or avoid in order to practice Āyurveda. But there isn’t much information out there that explains...

Benefits of Oils in Ayurveda

Oils are fundamental in Āyurveda. They are used internally and externally to prevent, as well as treat, disease. Used on the skin, or in the body’s orifices like the mouth, nostrils and ears, oil protects our bodies from outside stimulus, impurities and antigens (that...

Yogic Breathing: Yoga for Breathing

For at least the past 2000 years, the two main practices of Yoga have been conscious breathing (prāṇāyāma) and meditation (samādhi). Meditation is the means of liberation and breathing is one of the quickest, most efficient means of shifting the state of mind and...

The Yogasūtras Explained: Translating Patañjali’s Yogasūtras 1.1 & 1.2

Current scholarship on Patañjali’s Yogasūtra holds that it was composed around 400 CE in India, in Sanskrit, in a style known as sūtra. This means the text, which is the core presentation of Yoga as a path of living or as a practice in life, uses as few words as...