Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre in Dharamkot, Dharamsala and in Arambol, North Goa
The Dharamkot and Arambol Yoga Centers were both established in 1985 by Sharat Arora (Anand Sagar) a long term student of BKS Iyengar.
Sharat’s priority of living and practicing in a natural environment led him to choose Dharamkot, situated in the beautiful and lush green Himalayas; as well as Goa, best known for the vast and safest beaches in India.
The Centres offer various yoga and meditation courses to suit various requirements and time frames of students. There are weekly yoga classes for beginning and continuing students, intensive yoga courses, yoga teachers training courses, therapy courses, yoga for children as well as yoga for women.
The courses are informative, motivational and above all experiential.
Himalaya Shanti Ashram
Eco Retreat for Yoga, Meditation and Healing
To enhance a deeper and more focused practice, Sharat Arora founded the Himalaya Shanti Ashram, and on 20th September 2011, officially inaugurated that special retreat, where students can devote themselves entirely to self-exploration, change and transformation.
It is a true paradise in the mountain river valley with the view on the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, bringing about quietness and peacefulness unknown in most of the world.
All our intensive, teachers training as well as therapy yoga courses for the students with a deep interest in serious practice – once held at the Himalyan Iyengar Yoga Centre in Dharamkot located one hour away – are now offered at the Ashram, to better inspire the practice of truly going within.
5-Day Yoga Courses in Dharamkot – Dharamsala & Arambol - Goa
5-Day Yoga Courses immerse the participant into the essence of Yoga, into its both aspects, philosophical as well as practical. During these courses, a student is taught everything that is essential to maintain a regular practice. If the students wish to continue at HIYC, they may join 5-Day Courses for continuing students, to explore Yoga practice in greater detail. In order to encourage long- term study at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre, there is a different theme and focus each week. Read More
Arambol: from the beginning of November till the end of March
Dharamkot: from the beginning of April till the end of October
“Yoga and Ayurveda” Intensive Course in Eco Retreat – Dharamsala
Yoga and Ayurveda are sciences stemming from the same philosophical background, Yoga being for the spirit and Ayurveda for the body. The insight that Ayurveda provides is extremely valuable for our Hatha Yogic practice, as it helps us understand how the elements work, so that we are able to personalise our practice, tuning it to our specific body constitution needs to bring a more profound harmony within and increases the awareness of ourselves in relation to the outer world. During the Yoga and Ayurveda Intensive Course, Ayurvedic doctor helps us establish our body-mind constitution and diagnose problems, as and when they appear. Pulse reading, tongue diagnosis, and other examination techniques are taught. Then the Indian yoga master, Sharat Arora, helps us understand the influences that the Yogic postures have on the various constitutions and thus evolve a balance Yoga practice and a healthy lifestyle. Read More
28 September – 17 October 2014 with Sharat Arora
The Teacher's Training Course in Eco Retreat – Dharamsala
The Teacher's Training Course prepares students on the Path of Yoga to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with others and teaches how to help our brothers and sisters realize their full potential in life. We learn to diagnose body and mind sets, identify blockages, and discover the impact of Yoga through exploration of our own bodies. There will be detailed analysis of each posture and how it is used for different needs. This knowledge will then put into practice in order to gain confidence in giving asanas instruction, sequencing of poses, correction of imbalance, and handling various class situations. It is designed for motivated practitioners who wish to make the spiritual path of Yoga their way of life and who eventually want to teach others how to walk the same path. Read More
From 29 September to 8 November 2014 with Sharat Arora
From 16 March to 25 April 2015 with Sharat Arora