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 conducted by one of Sharat Arora trained teachers, a student learns 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 Read More... Book Now
Dharamkot: from 22 February - 28 October 2016
Arambol: from 31 October 2016 - 31 March 2017
For the benefit of all yoga practitioners – including those not studying at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre – master teacher Sharat Arora is offering free lectures on yoga practice and meditation as well as on various other subjects related to aware living, good health and diet. At the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre in Dharamkot, Dharamsala as well as in Arambol, Goa these lectures are taking place every Monday at 4:30 pm - except for the periods when the master teacher is conducting the Intensive and Yoga Teachers Training Courses at the Himalaya Shanti Ashram. The topics will be posted every week on the notice board at the Centre.
Intensive Yoga Weekends (for Indian citizens only)
Intensive Yoga Weekends are to give the introduction to Iyengar Yoga as taught at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre, founded by master teacher Sharat Arora - a very therapeutic, safe and non violent approach towards the body and mind. Regardless of body stiffness, age, the weekends are welcoming all practitioners - those who only start or those who already did a lot of yoga before.
Yoga ClassesThe insight into the practice at the HIYC during the Intensive Yoga Weekends gives a good base to start a simple self practice at home as well as encourages a following study on the 5-Day Yoga Courses where the practitioner can learn more details and ground him/herself in the practice. Read More
Arambol Yoga Centre, North Goa: 3 December 2016 to 26 February 2017.
Dharamkot Yoga Centre, Dharamsala: 29 April to 25 June 2017.
Saturday 9:00-12:00 & 16:00-19:00, Sunday - 10:00-13:00
Yoga and Meditation Silent Retreat
We spend entire lives unaware of our physical body and mind. Being driven by our urges and desires, we do not realize our true nature of inner peace and silence. Listening to our thoughts as if they were ultimate orders; how to feel… how to act… how to live…
Yoga and meditation practice teaches us how to overcome bodily discomforts and constant mind chatter, so we are able to Read More
16 - 27 September 2016 & 15 - 26 May 2017
“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.
When working with our bodies in Hatha Yogic practice, the insight that Ayurveda provides is extremely valuable. It informs and helps us understand how the elements work, so that we are able to personalise our practice, tuning it to our specific body constitution needs for better results. This brings a more profound harmony within and the increase of 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
29 September – 18 October 2016 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 be 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 2016 with Sharat Arora
From 13 March to 22 April 2017 with Sharat Arora
Yoga Teachers Training Course in Eco Retreat – Dharamsala
From 10 - 22 November 2016 with Sharat Arora