D H A R A M K O T  S E A S O N  U P D A T E
We are very happy to announce that the Yoga Centre in Dharamkot is open for 3 -Day Yoga Weekends until the end of October. For booking enquiries, please Email us: [email protected] Book Yoga Weekend Courses

Wellness Discount
We are reducing all course prices by 10% as a 'Wellness Discount' from now until the end of October 2021. This includes all regular weekly yoga classes as well as all the special courses like Yoga Intensives, Teachers Training and Yoga Therapy.

G O A  S E A S O N  U P D A T E
Due to the present travel restrictions, this Goa season, we are offering the 3-Day Yoga Weekends rather than the 5-Day courses, starting Fridays weekly throughout December - February. We will run the full 5 Days if there is sufficient demand. For inquiries about the same please email us on [email protected]

If you wish to study longer term with us, or qualify for an 160Hr Intensive or TTC in Ashram please consider signing up for:
Yoga for Back Pain Workshop
9-Day Intensive
Yoga and Ayurveda Intensive
Online Yoga Courses with Sharat Arora
- From the Himalayas to your Home -
10-Day Yoga Workshop for Back Pain
2 – 12 January 2021
Arambol Yoga Centre, Goa
9-Day Intensive Yoga Course
15 - 23 January 2021
Arambol Yoga Centre, Goa
Yoga & Ayurveda Special Intensive Course
26 January - 5 February 2021
Arambol Yoga Centre, Goa

Welcome to the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre India

Founded in 1985 by our teacher Yoga Master Sharat Arora, the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre was the first Yoga School in both North Goa and Himachal Pradesh. Since that time Sharat Arora has taught and helped over 40,000 students.

At the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre we practise and teach an evolution of Classical Iyengar Yoga, as developed by our teacher who was a long term student and assistant teacher for his Guruji BKS Iyengar.

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 & Yoga Master Sharat Arora
Guruji BKS Iyengar & Yoga Master Sharat Arora

Yoga Master Sharat Arora

Yoga Master Sharat Arora spent 7 years in full time study with BKS Iyengar. He assisted in all general Iyengar Yoga 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.”
Learn Iyengar Yoga from the Yoga Master Sharat Arora
Learn Iyengar Yoga from the Yoga Master Sharat Arora

About Iyengar Yoga Practice

His dedicated 7 years with Guruji B.K.S. 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 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 Sharat Arora's style of teaching. This uniqueness and authenticity makes the HIYC one of the best Iyengar Yoga Schools in India.
Learn Iyengar Yoga, Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre Dharamshala & Goa
Learn Iyengar Yoga, Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre Dharamshala & Goa

Learn Iyengar Yoga - Iyengar Yoga Courses & Training

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 Training 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 Top Iyengar Yoga Studios or an equivalent 9-Day Intensive Yoga Course.
Iyengar Yoga India - Yoga Retreats, Yoga Workshops, Online Yoga Classes
Iyengar Yoga India - Yoga Retreats, Yoga Workshops, Online Yoga Classes
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 locations in India

We have three locations: 2 Iyengar Yoga schools, in Arambol in North Goa and Dharamkot in Himachal Pradesh, and a space for Iyengar Yoga Retreats at our Ashram in the hills near Dharamshala, also in Himachal Pradesh.

At the Iyengar Yoga Centres in Goa and Dharamshala we run weekly 5-Day Yoga Courses in the method as well as a range of longer and special courses and workshops. The Himalayan Yoga Ashram is where we hold our residential courses such as the 3-week Yoga Intensives, the Yoga Teacher Trainings and Silent Meditation Retreats. We also have there an organic permaculture farm which provides food for the students on the courses.
Arambol Yoga Centre, Goa India

Arambol Yoga Centre, Goa India

Dharamkot Yoga Centre, Dharamshala India

Dharamkot Yoga Centre, Dharamshala India

Himalaya Shanti Ashram, Dharamshala India

Himalaya Shanti Ashram, Dharamshala India

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Student Testimonials

Healing beyond expectation; After 3 months of continuous practice (also took therapy course) in their institute, my thyroid was normal, pulse rate came down from 110 (been like this for as long as I know) to 70 and I experienced health, happiness and peace to an extent which I never thought would be possible. I discontinued practice for an year and half and in December, 2017 I got appendicitis. With antibiotics I was able to avoid surgery initially but I could not recover. So, immediately I went back to their institute in Goa and with Sharat's guidance I was healed within 6 weeks.
Saphana
Yoga Therapy Course - Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre
For someone like me, overweight, with a myriad of health issues and limited physical ability I found the course intense and debilitating at times. However, by trusting the process and teachers, it gave me the opportunity to work through old traumas and feel much better as a result. Sharat is an incredible human being. Genius! He has incredible knowledge and understanding of the human mind and body and the unique way of passing it on to his students. Big thank you! Assistants were Wonderful, supportive, intuitive and caring.
Claudin Oprea, UK
160Hr Intensive Course - Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre
The way inward. Without all distractions normally available, I stayed with myself and face all the things, that I was suppressing. Thanks to the practice, beautiful surroundings and support of the teachers, was this process much easier. Sharat sees beyond physical symptoms. During the course he gave us individual advices to deal with our problems. He seems strict sometimes, but always with intention to help! Practice is very addictive! Once you start and feel its benefits, you can't stop! It is the way to peace..
Veronika Slapakova 25Y, Czech Republic
160Hr Intensive Course | 2019 - Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre
Such a unique experience. Sharat was brilliant. Included philosophy into the general teachings. I felt like we were receiving such special guidance. All students treated equally.
Hannah 23Y, UK
Yoga Weekend & 5-Day Yoga Course | 2 June 2019 - Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre
This course motivated me to go deeper into practice and considering coming for another intensive for more healing. Assistans were very helpful and approachable. Everybody is friendly and warm. Sharat is master healer and a compassionate humanbeing. For me this is the best Iyengar Yoga Centre in India.
Latha Sagi, India
160Hr Intensive Course - Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre
Excellent place where to grow and learn Iyengar Yoga. The Yoga Teacher Training Course in the Himalaya Shanti Ashram besides being a great yoga course it was a very deep experience inside my self which I find difficult to explain or compare with other experience or courses.
Climber
320Hr Yoga Teacher Training Course - Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre
My knowledge after the intensive course became more holistic and complete, I learnt how to work with my body, started notice more suttle things. I found classes very interesting. Scanning/walking and things focusing on our own practice and self-knowledge was wonderful.
Aleksandra Galecka, Poland
160Hr Intensive Course - Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre
I have gained so much from being in silence and stepping out of the main stream. The asana, relaxation practice have taught me how to surrender. My meditations have been so intense! Ashram is what one dreams about…
Sam Cook, UK
Yoga & Meditation Silent Retreat - Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre
Goa Extremely good, not only for learning the yoga posses but it has made me wiser, made me more aware of my own body and mind and even on an emotional and philosophical level. I feel more relaxed, calm, less worried, reminded me to slow down and enjoy the moments rather than always worrying about the next job, thought, project. Thank you!
Deepa Bhatnagar 56Y, UK
Yoga Weekend & 5-Day Yoga Course | 15 December 2017 - Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre
I felt valued and listened by Sharat. Teachings, especially discussions about attitude & outlook as a teacher - touching. I love that classes were spontaneous and that Sharat is completely honest. I enjoyed the most when theory was mixed with practice as in body scanning and corrections.
Nicholas Waters
320Hr Yoga Teacher Training Course - Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre
Upcoming Yoga Training & Events
10-Day Yoga Workshop for Back Pain
2 – 12 January 2021
Arambol Yoga Centre, Goa
9-Day Intensive Yoga Course
15 - 23 January 2021
Arambol Yoga Centre, Goa
Yoga & Ayurveda Special Intensive Course
26 January - 5 February 2021
Arambol Yoga Centre, Goa
9-Day Intensive Yoga Course
2 – 10 March 2021
Himalaya Shanti Ashram, Dharamshala

Pranic Healing Intensive Course

12 – 31 March 2021
Himalaya Shanti Ashram, Dharamshala
320Hr Yoga Teacher Training Course
12 March – 22 April 2021
Himalaya Shanti Ashram, Dharamshala
Yoga Therapy Course
7 May – 3 June 2021
Dharamkot Yoga Centre, Dharamshala
Yoga & Meditation Silent Retreat
21 May – 1 June 2021
Himalaya Shanti Ashram, Dharamshala
Yoga Vipassana Course
4 – 8 June 2021
Dharamkot Yoga Centre, Dharamshala
9-Day Intensive Yoga Course
23 June - 1 July 2021
Dharamkot Yoga Centre, Dharamshala

Chakras & Evolution Intensive Course

2 - 21 July 2021
Himalaya Shanti Ashram, Dharamshala
320Hr Yoga Teacher Training Course
2 July - 11 August 2021
Himalaya Shanti Ashram, Dharamshala

Yoga Weekend & 5-Day Courses

Goa: 4 December to 28 February 2021
Dharamshala: 2 April to 26 October 2021
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