Important information to the
NEW STUDENTS of Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre

All new students to HIYC must first complete either an Introductory 5-Day Course or a 9-Day Immersion Yoga Course.

In order to join the Advanced 5-Day Yoga Courses for continuing students, you must first complete the Introductory 5-Day Yoga Course.

To join the 160Hrs Intensive or 320Hrs YTT you must complete either 3 x 5-Day Yoga Courses or the 9-Day Immersion Yoga Course or Permaculture & Yoga Training.

All the Yoga Courses taught by Master Sharat Arora are marked as such, the rest of the courses will be taught by his teachers.

What is Yoga Therapy?

“Yoga Therapy is the art of bringing positive awareness towards yourself and learning the techniques to heal your body on all levels. Significant improvement of any condition can be achieved through the proper practice of Yoga Asanas and Pranayama. Regular disciplined continuation of the prescribed program will lead eventual eradication of ailment”

-Master Teacher Sharat Arora

Yoga Therapy is the use of Yoga Practice to treat any ailment from physical issues such backache or knee pain, chronic disorders like malfunctioning thyroid, allergies to mental and emotional problems such as depression, anxiety and stress, as well as many other ailments. Specific Yoga Asanas and Yoga sequence will be taught to each participant along with other prescriptions as necessary such as meditation, affirmations, dietary recommendations and Pranayama.

Who Can Benefit from the Yoga Therapy

The Yoga Therapy Course at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre is for anyone with any kind of ailment seeking an alternative way of healing themselves. Our Master Teacher Sharat Arora spent 7 years studying with his Guruji BKS Iyengar during which time he assisted Guruji in the daily therapeutic sessions.

This course is not a training in general Iyengar Yoga Therapy but rather an applied and specific course for people suffering with physical or mental health and who wish to cure themselves holistically with the help of a Therapeutic Yoga Practice.

Yoga Therapy Course Goa & Dharamshala - India
Yoga Therapy Course Goa & Dharamshala - India

What health conditions can I improve on a Yoga Therapy Course with the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre?

Yoga Therapy is suitable as a treatment for people of any age and with a range of illnesses and conditions both acute and chronic.

Healing with Iyengar Yoga for...

  • Aches and pains arising from misalignment such as knee, back and hip pain
  • Chronic disorders such as arthritis, thyroid malfunction - hyper-thyroidand hypo-thyroid, allergies, chronic fatigue, neurological and hormonal disorders, menstrual issues, prostatitis, insomnia
  • Mental health issues like depression, anxiety and stress
  • Yoga as a Therapy to promote overall health and wellness

Yoga can help to improve and cure all these ailments and more...

Please note this Yoga Therapy Course IS NOT a teacher training in Therapeutic Yoga but is designed for people suffering an illness or ailment who wish to learn to heal themselves or manage their condition in a holistic way using Yoga Practice, meditation and Pranayama.

Yoga Therapy Course, Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre
Yoga Therapy Course, Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre

Benefits of Yoga Therapy Course

  • A personal diagnosis during which Master Teacher Sharat Arora and his team will assess your condition
  • Focused afternoon Yoga Therapy Classes with Master Teacher Sharat Arora and his team
  • Small classes in the afternoon Therapeutic Yoga Classes. Not more than 15 students
  • Receiving a specially created personalised Therapeutic Yoga Asanas program and course of healing which you follow in the last week of afternoon classes
  • Hands-on, personalised corrections by Master Teacher and his team of teachers to give you the best assistance possible
  • 2 delicious vegetarian meals per day and herbal tea during the second part of the course
Yoga Therapy Course with Yoga Master Sharat Arora
Yoga Therapy Course with Yoga Master Sharat Arora

Yoga Therapy Program

The Yoga Therapy course lasts 4 weeks. During the first two weeks of the course you will attend the regular 5-Day Courses in the morning and a meditation or Yoga Relaxation session in the afternoons. After the first two weeks there are 1-2 days of diagnosis by Master Teacher Sharat Arora and the senior teacher team.

Following the diagnoses, the second two weeks is the full Yoga Therapy program during which time you will attend special Yoga Therapy sessions with Master Teacher Sharat Arora and his team in the afternoons. The practitioners will get all the tools to maintain a high level of practice away from the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre, whilst travelling or at home, receive in-depth corrections and personal supervision, as well as more subtle indications so as to be able to use the Yoga Asanas to heal themselves more effectively and completely. The participants will be closely monitored and the programs adjusted accordingly.

Yoga Therapy Course, Himalayas Dharamshala
Yoga Therapy Course, Himalayas Dharamshala

Participants are expected to be committed during the 4 weeks of the Yoga Therapy Course. Participants may not partake in other therapies during this course such as osteopathy or extreme Ayurvedic treatments like Panchakarma.

Yoga Therapy Course Schedule

Week 1:
Wednesday to Sunday
10 - 1: Preparatory 5-Day Course (Introductory),
4 - 4.30: Afternoon Meditation,
Monday-Tuesday: 2 days of Self-Practice

Week 2:
Wednesday to Sunday
7 - 10: 5-Day Course (Continuing Students)
4.30 - 6: Afternoon Relaxation Class
Monday-Tuesday: 2 days of Self-Practice
Yoga Therapy Course, Arambol Yoga Centre, Goa
Yoga Therapy Course, Arambol Yoga Centre, Goa
Weeks 3 - 4:
Wednesday to Sunday
7 - 10: 5-Day Course* (Continuing Students)
3.30 - 6.30: 5-Day Yoga Therapy Course*
Monday-Tuesday: 2 days of Self-Practice

Healthy Vegetarian food and tea will be provided during the second two weeks of the Therapy Course.

*Courses conducted by Master Teacher Sharat Arora, assisted by his team of teachers

Please note: Classes conducted by Master Teacher Sharat Arora may be recorded by audio, video and photography for the purpose of archiving the teachings as well as the students' support.

Yoga Therapy is not a quick-fix solution to health problems, in order to succeed in curing oneself it is expected that participants continue their prescribed Iyengar Yoga self-practice at home after the course finishes. Changes in diet and lifestyle may also be suggested and should be followed long-term.


This course takes place at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre in Village Dharamkot, Dharamshala. Dharamkot is nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas and is within walking distance of the cultural sites of Bhagsu and McLeodganj.

Yoga Therapy Course Booking & Deposit

If you haven’t already, please share with us your health condition, so that we may assess the level of help you require.

An ailment can take root and develop into a seemingly chronic issue over years of misalignment or ill treatment of the body. It then requires time and correct actions before it can be removed from the body. Therefore it is to be understood that only those willing to take up a Healing Self Yoga Practice seriously may apply for the Yoga Therapy Course.

To ensure a place in the Yoga Therapy 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 Therapy Course Requirements for Participation, Code of Conduct, Terms and Conditions of Payment.