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 is 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
Arambol: from 30 October 2015 - 1 April 2016
Dharamkot: from 22 February - 28 October 2016
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.
“Pranic Healing” Intensive Yoga Course in Eco Retreat – Dharamsala
“The Art of Healing Oneself with the Breath”
In this Intensive Course we come upon the art of using the Asanas at their subtlest level. Firstly we focus on understanding the body alignment and actually feel it – both – in practicing Asanas as well as in Pranayama. Once the fundamental understanding of right movements and adjustments in all the basic postures is explored in the personal practice in great detail, we start learning how to reach all the areas of the body with specific groups of Yoga Asanas and benefit them with Pranayama technique. We learn how to remove any blockages by directing the breath to those areas and thus gaining a sense of well being and freedom. By aware breathing in our Pranayama practice we experience energetic empowerment and altered state of mind. Pranic Healing is an Intensive Yoga Course that requires a great subtlety of Read More
From 13 March to 1 April 2016 with Sharat Arora
“Yoga Therapy Course” with Sharat Arora at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre
Designed to give people a possibility to understanding their health problem and what to do to fix it. It is for everyone with any kind of ailment seeking an alternative way of healing themselves. Specific Asanas are taught to each participant as well as consultation & recommendation are given on a holistic approach to lifestyle including diet. Sharat Arora expertise and special energy empowers people giving them confidence Read More
11 April - 7 May 2016 at the Dharamkot Centre & Himalaya Shanti Ashram, Dharamsala
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
9 - 20 May 2016 & 16 - 27 September 2016