Experience the magical and majestic Himalayan mountains first hand, whilst deepening your connection to yourself and your yoga practice. Dharmasala is well known for its rich spiritual ties with the Buddhist community, as it is the home of The Holiness Dali Lama, and the exiled Tibetan government. Enjoy and relax yourself in our surroundings, take hikes, experience waterfalls and hot springs, or simply meditate in the richness of the area.
Here at the Himalayan Iyenger Center, we proudly follow the lineage of BKS Iyengar. Our Instructor, Sharat Arora spent 6 years studying under BKS. He became interested in the healing aspect of yoga, whilst observing and assisting the many patients who came through the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute in Pune. Sharat adheres to the philosophy of East meets West, through his extensive studies of yoga, meditation, and Western medicine. Sharat was introduced to Vipasana Meditation while living in a Buddhist community and he offers a special workshop for yogis who practice Vipasana. Sharat speaks fluent English, French, and German, and has traveled and taught internationally.
Our center offers a wide variety of education and information for our prospective students. We offer beginner and advanced Yoga Teacher training programs, giving students the tools and confidence they need to become skilled and knowledgeable yoga teachers. Intensive workshops in Pranic Healing, Yoga and Ayurveda, and the Chakra system are also available. Courses in Therapy Yoga, Yoga for Women, Yoga for Children, and International Summer Courses are offered as well. We also provide a yoga holiday, an excellent 5 day opportunity to fully relax and let the healing benefits from both yoga and Dharmashala sink deep into ones core.
We also offer classes, workshops, and training at our other center in Goa, please see http://www.yoga.in/centers/himalayan-iyengar-yoga-centre-33.html for more details.
Our Schedule of courses is as follows;
Yoga Therapy Courses 2012
May 10th - 14th
May 17th - 21st
5 Day Yoga Holiday Courses 2011
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
5-day Courses for all level students start every Thursday at 9.00 am. All students are asked to come with their stomachs empty.
Yoga for Vipassana Course 2012
May 24th - 28th 2012
Yoga for Children-Every Sunday from 4:30- 5:30, please come at 4:00pm for registration.
Yoga and Ayurveda Course
September 22nd- October 11th 2011
Yoga Teacher Training-Level 1
September 22nd- November 1st, 2011
Yoga Teacher Training-Level 2
November 4th-November 16th, 2011
Pranic Healing Course
April 5th- April 24th, 2012