Sharat Arora (Anand Sagar) – Yoga Master
Sharat Arora wurde 1953 geboren und entdeckte Yoga im Jahr 1978. Über einen Zeitraum von sieben Jahren durchlief er ein intensives Vollzeittraining mit BKS Iyengar am Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute in Pune und assistierte BKS Iyengar in seinen Asanaklassen in allen Stufen. Doch viel wichtiger für die Entwicklung in seiner Yoga-Praxis und als Lehrer war seine Einbindung in die täglichen Therapieklassen, in denen unzähligen Patienten geholfen wurde. Die hier gesammelten Erfahrungen und sein ausgiebiges Studium der westlichen Medizin haben Sharat's Yoga-Technik, die er bis heute stets weiterentwickelt, in hohem Maße beeinflusst und seine bemerkenswerten therapeutischen Fähigkeiten geschärft.
Während dieser Zeit von Wachstum und Wandlung lebte Sharat in einer buddhistischen Gemeinschaft und fand Interesse an Meditation, insbesondere der Vipassana Meditation nach S.N. Goenka. Mit den daraus zusätzlich gewonnenen Erkenntnissen verstand Sharat den Sinn von Yogatechniken und was sie in ihm selbst und anderen bewirken. Außerdem wurde er von J. Krishnamurti und später von HWL Poonja (aus der Linie von Ramanamaharishi) inspiriert, deren Lehren zu einer ganzheitlichen Praxis und einem yogischen Lebensstil führen. Sharats klare und präzise Instruktionen, seine konstante und zielgerichtete Aufmerksamkeit, sein Fokus auf unabhängiges Üben und Erforschen sowie seine therapeutischen Fähigkeiten zur Behandlung von Verletzungen und anderen Beschwerden sind mit spiritueller Tiefe kombiniert und machen seinen Unterricht einzigartig. Sharat hat Europa ausgiebig bereist und dort längere Zeit gelebt. Er spricht fließend Englisch, Französisch und Deutsch.
“Posen und Atmung der Hatha Yoga Praktiken bringen
Ausgewogenheit zwischen Ha (Sonne) und Tha (Mond), so dass Blockaden beseitigt werden und
Prana, die Lebensenergie, überall gleichmäßig fließen kann." Sharat Arora
Shivani (Beata) - Yoga & Meditation Teacher
Shivani (Beata) is a certified Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre Teacher. From an early age she was deeply interested in spiritual teachings and meditation. From 18 year old she started a self-study of the human psychology and eastern philosophy of life, including Taoists teachings, Zen and Yoga, from whatever materials were available to her. Her school years she spent most of the time doing sports like athletics as well as martial arts. That deep interest in the human body as well as the human consciousness made her to have a first contact with yoga practice in 2005, after which she continued her yoga studies in traditional B.K.S. Iyengar style in her home town Warsaw in Poland. In 2009 she went to India for an extensive yoga study with Indian Master Teacher Sharat Arora at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre to deepen her experience of the universal wisdom of spiritual practice and meditational silence. Since then she lives in India and the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre became her home. During all this time she continued intensive self-practice and participated in all the most important courses conducted by the Yoga Master Teacher Sharat Arora. She also assisted him on numerous consequent intensive, teachers’ trainings, yoga therapy courses as well as many other regular yoga classes on all levels. Under his kind guidance each course was a very deep experience of awakening the body intelligence and creating the inner spaces. Since April 2011, accordingly to the Master Teacher Sharat Arora request, she started teaching yoga at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre as well as at the Himalaya Shanti Ashram in India and in the Summer time conducting International Yoga Workshops to share how fully aware and harmoniously practiced Yoga influences not only our body, but also create a deeper, full of acceptance relationship with the Inner Self as well as with all the Surrounding World.
Antje Beerbaum - Yoga Teacher
After crucial changes in my live I started practicing Iyengar Yoga in 2010 to find myself and a new direction in life. I quickly realized that it is not enough for me to practice once a week in yoga class. So I decided to start an Iyengar Teacher Training in my home country Germany to get a faster and deeper approach to this yoga method. At the same time I also began Vipassana Meditation in the Goenka method.
After meeting Yoga Master Teacher Sharat Arora in Hanstedt, Germany I followed him to the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre (India) in 2012 and since then I completed Intensive and Teacher Training Courses as well as months of assisting and teaching.
I am happy to share my experiences following this method which enriched my own life so much that it might help you to find your own path in life and to become a happier person.
I speak German and English
Leona - Yoga Teacher
Leona journey with Yoga goes back as far as 20 years ago. It all started in Brighton, England where she had her very first yoga class upon her visit to the Mediation Centre. Since that very first day Leona can’t remember a day of her life passed without practice.
Although her constant work’s travels were a hinder to have a fixed Yoga routine practice, it served her well when she started to get a global taste of how Yoga is being practiced all over the world. It gave her the opportunity to visit Yoga studios and meet teachers from all over the world. From New Zeeland to the United States, Mexico to Japan, and all over Europe and Scandinavia.
Few years later, she came to a decision to go for her life-long dream; to become an International Certified Yoga Teacher and “coach”. She quit her "secure" well-paid job to pursue this passion of teaching Yoga and bring people awareness to how such an ancient practice can transform their life for good.
Her journey has yielded so far different degrees and certifications and she also became an International certified life-coach and master practitioner of NLP.
She incorporated coaching into her yoga teaching as well as sharing advice on nutrition, healthy life-style, self-confidence, communication skills.
Her most unique experience so far, is when she entered the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre and met the former student of Guruji BKS Iyengar - Yoga Master Teacher Sharat.
His teaching is inspiring and experimental, coming from his heart and a vast exploration of yoga practise for over 40 years.
He became her mentor.
After several months of daily practice guided by her Guru Leona entered her third Teachers Training Course at the Himalaya Shanti Ashram with Himalayan Iyengar Yoga, and straight after she began with assisting in the 5-Day Yoga Courses as well as the Yoga Therapy Courses. Currently, Leona is a formal Teacher at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre in both locations Dharamkot, Dharamsala as well as Arambol, North Goa.
Leona is inspiring, dedicated and well-disciplined.
Her favourite motto is - “Move your mind, then the body will follow “,
Michelle Berrange - Yoga Teacher
"Michelle has been teaching Yoga & Meditation since 2009. With a strong background in massage and intuitive bodywork, she is extremely passionate about the healing qualities of Yoga, The Laws of Nature and the study of Ayurveda.
Michelle is inspired by the precision and alignment focus of Iyengar. She connects deeply with the authentic Hatha principles and traditional Yoga philosophy and spirituality.
She has been based teaching and studying in India since 2014, when she first came to the HIYC Centre. Through various teacher trainings and intensives with Sharat, her wisdom in the ancient healing therapies of Yoga, Vipassana Meditation and the study of Ayurveda continue to grow.
Michelle teaches in India, Europe and Africa.
Mihir - Yoga Teacher
Mohan - Yoga Teacher
Maria - Assistant Teacher