About the Teacher Training Program

What is unique about this Yoga Teacher Training Course?
  • The Yoga Master Teacher: you will learn to teach a unique evolution of Iyengar Yoga as taught by a true Master Teacher, Sharat Arora, who has over 40 years of teaching and healing experience with Yoga, of which for 7 years he studied with and assisted Guruji BKS Iyengar.
  • Healing Yoga Method: this Yoga method helps to achieve overall wellness and holistic healing of the human body through the correct and aligned practice of asanas, pranayama and meditation.
Program of the Intensive Yoga Teacher Training
Program of the Intensive Yoga Teacher Training
  • Authenticity of Yoga teaching: During this Yoga Teacher Training Course you will learn to teach authentically and intuitionally from your own body. During the first 3 weeks of the Yoga Training which is the 160Hr Yoga Intensive Course you will experience the benefits of a disciplined practice on yourself. Having undergone his personal transformation and experienced the healing power of the Yoga Asanas, you will then learn the details, depth and instruction so that you know ‘how and what’ to convey to others.
  • Become a Yoga Therapist: Yoga Therapeutics are an integral part of this Yoga Method and one of the unique featuresof this Yoga TTC. All participants will be given a thorough grounding into the theory and application of Yoga Healing and Yoga Therapy Teacher Training.
  • Body Diagnosis: learn how to read people’s psychology from their bodies. Become an expert to see your students’ physical, mental and emotional imbalances by observing their postures in static state as well as in movement. Understand what to do to treat them through Yoga Asanas.
  • Advanced Teacher Training: possibility to stay on longterm with the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre and continue your longterm Yoga Teacher Training firstly by observing and then hands-on by becoming as assistant teacher in the Yoga Classes.
  • Best Location: Yoga Teacher Training in the Himalayas. Enjoy the silence and roar of nature in a secluded mountainside setting which is situated less than one hour away from bustling cultural melting pot of Dharamshala, McLeodganj and Bhagsu.
  • Yoga Lifestyle: This YTT is 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 by understanding how to teach & correct others.
This YTT is a totally immersive Yoga experience giving you a new and more spiritual direction in life. If you’re looking for more than just a Yoga TTC then THIS is the top Yoga Teacher Course for you.

The YTT Course is divided into two parts

Part 1 of the YTT is a 3 week 160H Intensive Course
This is the practical basis of the course and will be made up of a rigorous program of Asana class, Relaxations, Meditation and Pranayama as well as daily Karma Yoga. During this time, you will learn the Yoga Method from the inside out, cultivating a deep self-awareness from the intensive practices, bringing wellness and holistic healing of your body through Yoga practice. The three-week Yoga Immersion Course will be held in silence. You may not leave the Ashram during these three weeks.

Become a Yoga Instructor, YTT with Yoga Master Sharat Arora
Become a Yoga Instructor, YTT with Yoga Master Sharat Arora

Part 2 is the 3 weeks of the Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
Progression is made into theoretical and pedagogical elements of teaching. In this time Self-Practice will rejuvenate you for the day ahead. The practice will take place in the early morning and be independent although daily suggestions will be offered as to the order and sequence. These will later be discussed in the afternoon sessions as part of your training on the sequencing of the 5-Day Courses and your own Yoga classes.

Morning classes will be conducted by Yoga Master Sharat Arora whilst afternoon sessions will involve more group-work under the guidance of an assistant teacher. Evenings will include time for yoga relaxation self-practice and pranayama.

Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum

What will I learn?

  • Yoga Philosophy including the practical study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Yoga Ethics: the moral aspects and responsibilities of being a Yoga Teacher and how these are passed through the Sharat Arora Yoga Method
  • Salient features for all the Yoga Asanas: the props and why we take them, how the pose works physically and energetically as well as how to modify for common ailments/body types
  • Evolution of all the Yoga Asanas as well as how and what to convey to students of all levels
  • How the method integrates meditation and freedom of the breath within each pose
  • In-depth practical demonstrations about the use and function of props
Yoga Teacher Training, Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre
Yoga Teacher Training, Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre
  • Guided corrections classes and opportunities for everyone to practice both correcting and being corrected
  • The chance to teach Yoga Asanas to Master Teacher Sharat Arora and the assistant teacher with feedback
  • Study of Human Anatomy and Physiology as it applies to the Yoga Asanas and common student ailments
  • Sequencing of the both the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre 5-Day courses and special Yoga courses or focused Yoga classes as you might teach away from the HIYC
  • How to structure Yoga classes for students of different ages and in different situations such as sports practitioners, office workers, children, the elderly, pregnant women and mothers
  • Yoga therapy training: Yoga therapeutics and anatomy of the postures and how and what to teach people of different physical and mental needs
  • Body Diagnosis of posture and walk and what this indicates about people’s mental and emotional states
  • Watching of videos or live teaching of courses conducted by Yoga Master Sharat Arora to understand how the Yoga method is conveyed, how students and groups are handled and how the practice evolves over 5 days under the Yoga Master's tutorage. This gives a clear insight into how you can evolve as a teacher and what to expect while handling students with different experience. The assistant teacher will guide you answer questions about the videos and be available to answer any questions that arise
All this and more make a Teacher Training Course with the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga the most unique and best Yoga TTC in India

Yoga Teacher Training Daily Schedule

05:00 - 07:30 Self-Practice
07:30 - 08:00 Tea and self-made breakfast
08:00 - 12:00 Yoga Instructor Classes with Yoga Master Sharat Arora
10:30 - 10:45 Tea Break
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch break*
01:00 - 03:30 Rest/self-study
03:30 - 05:30 Practical Yoga teaching and correcting classes with Assistant Teacher
05:30 - 07:00 Relaxation and Pranayama Self-Practice
07:00 - 08:00 Dinner*
08:00 Rest and bed
Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Courses, Dharamshala
Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Courses, Dharamshala

The Yoga Teacher Training Course runs 6 days per week. The 7th day is free and the Yoga Teacher Trainees may leave the Yoga Ashram

*We provide you with two healthy vegetarian meals, including salad and vegetables fresh from our Organic Permaculture farm and as much local produce as possible.

Program after the Yoga TTC

Yoga Therapy Course

After the TTC, if there is a Yoga Therapy Course (link) taking place at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre, you may be invited to watch or assist Yoga Master Sharat Arora and so develop practical skills in adjusting the core poses to deal with particular misalignments, injuries and diseases, both physical and mental, as well as learning new postures according to the Therapy students’ specific needs. Yoga Therapy is a fundamental part of our method at every level and so it is highly advisable that you attend at least one such course of you plan to making Teaching Yoga your career. Becoming a Highly compétant Yoga Therapist as well as a Yoga Teacher will to give you the edge in the highly competitive market. Yoga therapy is what makes this course unique and a Top Yoga Instructor Course.

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training (Longterm Assisting Program)

We invite distinguished students who complete the Yoga TTC to stay on longterm and assist our classes at the centres in Dharamkot and Goa. The Advanced Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Program involves weekly corrections sessions with Senior Teachers, opportunity to ask questions of the teacher conducting the courses, space and time for your own Yoga Self-Practice and the chance to assist and then teach poses in the 5-Day Courses.

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training, Himalaya Shanti Ashram
Advanced Yoga Teacher Training, Himalaya Shanti Ashram

Location

The course takes place at the Himalaya Shanti Ashram in Dharamshala. Our beautiful and isolated location enhances a deeper and more focused practice and facilitates the journey inwards. Days off can be spent in contemplation of nature and swimming in the river. Our Organic Permaculture farm will provide much of your daily food to nourish you in the best way possible. All this makes this the Best YTT Location in India.

YTT Course Booking & Deposit

To ensure a place in the YTT Course, you should book in advance. For booking and deposit please fill up the Enrolment form to check availability and make the online payment using Debit card / Credit card / Internet banking.

Please read Yoga Teacher Training Course Requirements for Participation, Code of Conduct, Terms and Conditions of Payment.

 

Discounts

Wellness Discount:

We are reducing all course prices by 10% as a 'Wellness Discount' 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. The 'Wellness Discount' is an additional discount on top of all other discounts as listed below.

Early-bird Discount:

Students from abroad can avail 10% early-bird discount on bookings made at least 3 months prior to the course start date.

Students from India as well as other SAARC countries can avail a 20% early-bird discount on bookings made at least 3 months before the course starts & 10% on later bookings.

Please note that India & SAARC Countries Discount is not applicable to Non-Resident Indians (NRIs).

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Student Testimonials of Intensive Yoga TTC

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
320Hr Yoga Teacher Training 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
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
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
This is my third course and each time I am able to go within and understand myself more. Silence is the way to go within and learn to observe interactions of mind and body. Sharat is knowledgeable, patient, understanding and compassionate towards his students. This is his passion and it is a blessing to be in the presence of one living out their true calling. The method is healing tool.
Megan Lang, USA
160Hr Intensive Course - 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
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
It is wonderful to get a glimpse of Sharat's huge knowledge and experience. Sharat is very powerful and charismatic, so he keeps you going, even when it gets tough! I can't imagine to do any other yoga anymore.. Thank you!!
Silca Werbunat, Germany
160Hr Intensive Course - Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre
Ready to truly meet yourself? "If I had to pick one person, besides my parents, to whom I am truly grateful, then I must definitely give that honor to my teacher Sharat Arora. I believe it is very rare and I have not yet come across anyone else, who so rigorously lives by his own vision, no matter what others think of him. Sharat is a perfectly clear mirror and that can be upsetting, even frustrating, but to me it is the greatest gift I could wish for in a teacher. You can and should not try to put him in a box, that's why every review, every experience is so different. You really get what you give and you will not find many people who are brave enough to step so uncompromisingly into your life, and who will not dilute or soften the message even if you doubt at times. But I guarantee, that if you stick along with an open heart to learn and to willingly leave parts of you behind, you will get the biggest reward, which is transformation, refinement, selfknowledge.TTC - I can wholeheartedly recommend the training at HIYC. Sharat generously shares his knowledge. He is truly an expert in asanas and has an amazing intuition on how to transmit this knowledge. Not one class is the same, at times he seems obsessed with details, other times he is suddenly so free and draws a much bigger picture."
Katrin G
320Hr Yoga Teacher Training Course - Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre
The Teachings are life-changing and wholesome. There is a philosophy, understanding and wisdom accompanied with a technique that helps You to embody the understanding and to grow awareness. I really admire and appreciate Sharat’s presence in classes everyday. His wealth of knowledge and wisdom truly shines through. Most importantly his passion in what he teaches is wholesome and genuine and so through him the teachings truly come alive. It is also clear to me that his heart is in the right place. I am deeply grateful to be taught by Sharat :)
Karuna Vedanayakam Jenkins
320Hr Yoga Teacher Training Course - Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre

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