22 May - 2 June 2019 at the Dharamkot Centre, Dharamsala
During the two week Special Yoga Course for Vipassana Meditators, we explore different techniques for sitting comfortably and straight over extended periods of time, without creating long-term back, knee or hip problems. For those meditation practitioners already suffering from injuries, we teach how to heal them with intelligent movements aligned positions and how to avoid "forcing" the body in the wrong direction.
The other aspect of the course deals with energizing and rejuvenating poses, and combining the Practice of Meditation with Relaxing Yoga Positions. These tools are very helpful for extremely busy people who cannot afford to spend several hours a day Practicing Vipassana in addition to a separate Yoga Practice.
Morning Sessions in the 5-Day Courses will familiarise the student with the Sharat Arora Yoga Method whilst the afternoon sessions will focus on the specifics of the practice with regards Vipassana Meditation.
• Morning Asana class with the Master Teacher Sharat Arora or one of his Trained Teachers
• Afternoon sessions conducted by Master Teacher Sharat Arora
o Tips on how to sit so you can be more comfortable during your meditation
o Asanas to counter-balance the effects of sitting for long periods
o Understanding of how meditation deepens your yoga practice and vice versa
o Q&A sessions
o How to incorporate Vipassana technique in the relaxations and inversions
• Daily group meditation sitting
Days 1 to 5:
10:00 – 1:00 Introductory 5-Day Course with a Trained Teacher of the Sharat Arora Yoga Method
8:00 – 8:30 Meditation Sitting (Optional)*
Days 6 to 7:
These are days off from class, however the Yoga Hall will be open for Self-Practice. A Meditation Sitting can be organised at the time decided upon by the students.
Days 8 to 12
6:30 – 7:00 Energising Inversions Self-Practice
7:00 – 10:00 Continuing Students 5-Day Course with Master Yoga Teacher Sharat Arora
4:00 – 6:00 Afternoon Asana Class with Master Yoga Teacher Sharat Arora
8:00 – 8:30 Meditation Sitting (Optional)*
* This sitting will be open to other students and friends of the HIYC
The course takes place at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre in Dharamkot, at the foothills of the snow-capped Himalayas.
Requirements for Participation:
Students who have already completed one or more 5-Day Course at the HIYC may join in for the second week only.
This course is designed for practitioners of Vipassana meditation. Students who practise a different sort of meditation may enquire and Senior Teachers will decide whether it would be compatible with the Sharat Arora Yoga Method.
The cost of the 2-week course is ₹ 13,760/-. This includes 2 weeks of 5-Day Yoga Courses (₹ 10,500/-) & the Afternoon sessions (₹ 3,260/-) conducted during the second week.
Food is not included in the course fees but will be available at a set weekly cost from our canteen in the Dining Hall.
Accommodation is extra depending upon the type of room you choose.
Please click here to read: Requirements for Participation, Code of Conduct, Terms and Conditions of Payment.
Booking and Deposit:
For booking and deposit please click “here” and fill up the booking form and make the online payment via PayPal or credit card.
Discount for Indian and SAARC Citizens: The Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre is happy to offer a special discount on all our course fees for Indian citizens as well as citizens of other SAARC countries (Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Afghanistan). We aim to make our courses as accessible as possible and encourage citizens of the South Asia region to study with us. The details are as follows:
- Students from Himachal Pradesh (born and brought up in HP) receive a 50% discount on all course fees.
- Students from all other states in India and from other SAARC countries receive a 20% discount on all course fees.
We are currently updating our payment options on our website so that Indian citizens and citizens of other SAARC countries can book and pay for courses at the discounted price online. If you book online and are directed to pay the full price, we will refund you the difference when you arrive at the centre.
Please note that this discount is not applicable to Non-Resident Indians (NRIs).