-: Important Note :-
Our classes at the Yoga Centre will restart as soon as traveling will be safe again.

In the present world situation we would like to spread positivity & empower our students by offering them possibility to practise at home with the online classes of the Master Teacher Sharat Arora.

Online Iyengar Yoga Courses

We are now offering an online Yoga Course pack on instagram. The cost is INR 3000/- to access our private account for ten days.

You will have access to footage of Master Sharat teaching poses from the 5-Day Courses, opportunity to send questions to be answered by trained teachers, guidelines on how to structure your practice over a week and tips about the poses and props.

Upcoming Yoga Teacher Trainings & Intensive Courses

320Hrs Yoga Teacher Training Courses (YTT)

5 March – 15 April 2021
Himalaya Shanti Ashram, Dharamshala

160Hrs Intensive Courses

Chakras & Evolution: 6 – 25 September 2020
Pranic Healing: 5 – 24 March 2021
Himalaya Shanti Ashram, Dharamshala

Upcoming Yoga Trainings & Events

9-Day Intensive Yoga Course

27 August – 4 September 2020
23 February – 3 March 2021
Himalaya Shanti Ashram, Dharamshala

10-Day Yoga Workshop for Back Pain

1 – 12 January 2021
Arambol Yoga Centre, Goa

Yoga & Ayurveda Special Intensive Course

15 – 26 January 2021
Arambol Yoga Centre, Goa

Yoga Therapy Course

30 April – 27 May 2021
Dharamkot Yoga Centre, Dharamshala

Yoga & Meditation Silent Retreat

14 – 25 May 2021
Himalaya Shanti Ashram, Dharamshala

Yoga Course for Vipassana Meditators

28 May – 1 June 2021
Dharamkot Yoga Centre, Dharamshala

Yoga Weekend, Yoga Weekly Classes & Long-term Yoga Programs

Arambol Yoga Centre - Goa: 30 October 2020 to 30 March 2021
Dharamkot Yoga Centre - Dharamshala: 19 March - 26 October 2021

Yoga Weekend Courses: Friday - Sunday Book Now
5-Day Yoga Courses: Firday - Tuesday Book Now
Dharamkot Weekend Yoga Retreat: Friday - Sunday Enroll Now
Yoga for Women Classes: Enroll Now
Yoga for Children Classes: Enroll Now

Online Yoga Courses: On Instagram Book Now
Long-Term Yoga Student Program: Enroll Now
International Yoga Workshops: More Info
8-Day Yoga Holiday Package: More Info

Welcome to

Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre

Dharamkot, Dharamshala & Arambol, Goa - India

We practise and teach a form of Iyengar Yoga as discovered by our Master Teacher Sharat Arora

Guruji B. K. S. Iyengar

BKS Iyengar was a genius of the body and full of compassion for his students. His teachings live on and Iyengar Yoga is perhaps the most popular style practised in the world today. His extensive research into the human body, therapeutics and healing led to the invention and use of yoga props: bricks, straps, chairs, etc to help everybody stay in the pose and achieve alignment regardless of age or physical condition.
Guruji BKS Iyengar & Master Teacher Sharat Arora
Guruji BKS Iyengar & Master Teacher Sharat Arora

Master Yoga Teacher Sharat Arora

Our Master Yoga Teacher Sharat Arora spent 7 years in full time study with BKS Iyengar. He assisted in all general classes and worked alongside him in the therapy sessions at the BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune. There he learned not only Iyengar Yoga Asanas but also how to practise, how to teach & how to heal.

“What did Guruji teach me? Everything. He taught me to feel, to explore, to try. He never gave an answer to a question but would push us to find it out ourselves, through the practice. He taught subtlety of awareness, this was his greatest gift.”
Master Yoga Teacher Sharat Arora

The Iyengar Yoga

His dedicated 7 years with Guruji BKS Iyengar led him to explore and develop his own yoga practice in line with Guruji's teachings of alignment & healing. The Yoga we practise and teach at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre is therefore an EVOLUTION of the Traditional Iyengar Yoga.

Master Teacher Sharat Arora's relentless exploration led him to discover the importance of the foundations in Yoga Practice. From there the Yoga Asanas grow and alignment is found. The revelation about footwork and handwork is integral and specific to Master Teacher Sharat Arora's style of teaching.

To read more about Master Teacher Sharat Arora’s life and the influences that inspired his teachings click here.
Yoga Practice at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre - Dharamkot, Dharamshala

The Yoga Courses

We run a range of Iyengar Yoga Courses, Yoga Teacher Training, Intensive Courses and Silent Retreats at our Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centres and Yoga Ashram. All students starts with an introduction to the yoga method regardless of previous Iyengar Yoga or other Yoga Practices experience because of the subtle differences between these styles and what we teach. For students who wish to learn the method properly and take away a full Hatha Yoga Self-Practice, we recommend 3 weeks of classes at one of our Yoga Centres or an equivalent 9-Day Intensive Yoga Course.

Students who are inspired to go deeper still are encouraged to visit our Yoga Ashram and complete an Intensive Courses or Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) Course. We also offer shorter Intensive Courses, Silent Meditation Retreats, Yoga Therapy Courses, Yoga Workshop for Back Pain, Yoga for Vipassana Meditators, Yoga for Women and more.
Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre, Dharamshala & Goa, India
Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre, Dharamshala & Goa, India

Which Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre Course for me?

Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTT)

The Yoga Teacher Training in our Yoga Ashram in Dharamshala is for students who wish to understand the Yoga practice in a thorough and scientific manner so as to be able to share it with others as well as farther deepen their own self-practice. Yoga Asana classes are replaced by theoretical and pedagogical classes with Master Teacher Sharat Arora. Several hours per day are given to Yoga Self-Practice and Pranayama as well as Yoga Teaching hands-on classes in which the other trainees can practise.

Benefits of this Yoga Teacher Training (YTT)
  • The Yoga Teacher Training Course is very practical with a lot of time given to yoga teaching and correcting practice with feedback from Master Teacher Sharat Arora and other teachers trained by him.
  • Anatomy and philosophy are woven throughout this Yoga Teacher Training in a practical way that is applicable to practice and life.
  • Yoga Therapy is also covered in a unique and hands-on way
  • Learn to see energetic and mental imbalances by studying the body and understand how to correct them
Why do a YTT with Master Teacher Sharat Arora at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre?

Benefit from a Yoga Teacher Training
with a true Master Yoga Teacher who has 42 years of experience in yoga practice, teaching and therapeutics.
  • Designed for people who wish to train as a highly skilled Yoga Instructor as well as for those who seek to further their own Yoga practice through deeper understanding.
Yoga Teacher Training (YTT), Dharamshala, India
Yoga Teacher Training (YTT), Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre
Yoga Teacher Training (YTT), Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre

Yoga Weekend & 5-Day Yoga Courses

Start with an Introductory Yoga Course to learn the essentials of Master Teacher Sharat Arora evolution of Iyengar Yoga. Stay longer and progress to the Returning Students' Yoga Classes where more subtle aspects of practice as well as wider range of yoga asanas are taught. 3 weeks of 5-Day Yoga Courses give you proper understanding of the method and establish you in the Self-Practice do that you can confidently continue doing Yoga Asanas back home.
Yoga Weekend & 5-Day Yoga Courses, Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre, Dharamshala & Goa
Yoga Weekend & 5-Day Yoga Courses, Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre, Dharamshala & Goa

9-Day Intensive Yoga Course

For those who don't have the time to spend 3 weeks studying with us, the shorter and more intensive 9-day residential courses give you the same practical understanding as 3 weeks of the regular 5-Day Yoga Courses. The 9-Day Intensive Yoga Courses run at our Centre in Dharamkot and our Yoga Ashram in Dharamshala.
9-Day Intensive Yoga Course, Dharamshala, India
9-Day Intensive Yoga Course, Dharamshala, India

160Hrs Intensive Courses

The Intensive Courses take place in our Himalaya Shanti Ashram. They are for students who wish to retreat from external influences and dedicate themselves entirely to their Yoga Practice. The Intensive Courses give proper space and time to deep self-exploration & personal transformation. Because of the importance of Self-Practice on the spiritual development of the Yogi, two hours of Self-Practice is prescribed daily before the guided Yoga Asanas classes begin. Pranayama is also taught along with the Relaxation Asanas sessions. Time is also given to Meditation and Lectures on Yoga Philosophy. The Intensive Courses take place 3 times per year and each focuses on a different theme.

They are for serious and committed students. No prior Yoga experience is required, however there is a pre-requisite of 3 weeks of 5-Day Yoga Courses or a 9-Day Intensive Yoga Course.
Intensive Courses, Himalaya Shanti Ashram, Dharamshala, India
Intensive Courses, Himalaya Shanti Ashram, Dharamshala, India

Yoga & Meditation Silent Retreat, Dharamshala

Take a break in our stunning Yoga Ashram in the Himalayas, turn within and explore yourself through the ancient arts of Yoga & Meditation. The Silent Meditation Retreat is suitable for all levels of students. Morning Asana Classes are complimented by afternoon Relaxation sessions as well as twice-daily double sittings of Meditation. The silence and regular meditation mean that students advance more deeply in the understanding of their bodies and minds than through the Yoga Method during regular classes at the Yoga Centres. This 12-Day Yoga & Meditation course counts as 3 weeks of 5-Day Yoga Course and qualifies the student for a 160Hrs Intensive Course.
Yoga & Meditation Silent Retreat, Dharamshala, India
Yoga & Meditation Silent Retreat, Dharamshala, India

Yoga Therapy Course, Dharamshala & Goa

Our Yoga Method has Yoga therapeutics at its core, however for students with a specific ailment who require specialised and personalised attention we offer the Yoga Therapy Course. During this course students get a diagnosis with Master Teacher Sharat Arora, a Yoga prescriptive program tailored to their needs and the help, encouragement and corrections they need to be able to continue their healing practice at home.
Yoga Therapy Course, Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Cnetre, Dharamkot, India
Yoga Therapy Course, Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Cnetre, Dharamkot, India

Yoga for Vipassana Meditators

Master Teacher Sharat Arora was greatly inspired by the techniques of Vipassana Meditation. In this course you learn comfortable ways of sitting straight effortlessly for long periods of time with adjustments for common aches such as hip, knee and back pains. Corrective poses are practised to balance the effects of sitting as well as how to incorporate an hour’s Vipassana Meditation within the Iyengar Yoga practice. Practitioners of other types of meditation may make a request to the Master Teacher to attend this course.
Yoga Vipassana course, Dharamkot, Dharamshala, India
Yoga Vipassana course, Dharamkot, Dharamshala, India

Special Yoga Classes

Yoga for Women, Yoga for Men, Yoga for Children and other Special Yoga Workshops are scheduled when there is demand. Other courses may be scheduled throughout the year. To stay updated about upcoming courses subscribe to our newsletter.

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