The Sharat Arora Yoga Method is the study of action and non-action, only when we find that balance can we experience harmony in the postures and true integration is possible. In order to achieve this, focus on flexibility and strength has to be put aside as it conflicts with our main goal which is to release tensions and overcome the limitations of the body. This is true freedom.
Master Yoga Teacher Sharat Arora spent 6 and a half years studying under Guruji BKS Iyengar personally and worked alongside him in the therapy sessions in Pune, therefore, classical Iyengar Yoga can be considered the basis of our method. We use props to maintain alignment and relaxation in all the poses. The method is immensely beneficial for healing all manner of ailments. During the practice we maintain our awareness inwards and directed towards the sensations of the body, rather than the thoughts to minimise and eventually eliminate the control of the mind.
In this method the organs of action are the hands and the feet and the trunk is passive. We keep our awareness here rather than performing local movements of the trunk. This revelation about the footwork is integral and specific to the Sharat Arora Yoga Method. All the postures therefore grow from the foundations from which alignment is easy to find.
5-Day Yoga Courses, Intensives and Teachers Training Courses, Yoga Therapy, Yoga for Women, Yoga for Children, Yoga and Meditation Silent Retreats and more...
The Dharamkot and Arambol Yoga Centres were both established in 1985 by Yoga Master Teacher Sharat Arora (Anand Sagar) - a long term student of BKS Iyengar. Sharat’s priority of living and practicing in a natural environment led him to choose Dharamkot, situated in the beautiful and lush green Himalayas; as well as Goa, best known for the vast and safest beaches in India. The Centres offer various yoga and meditation courses to suit vast requirements and time frames of students. There are weekly yoga classes for beginning and continuing students, intensive and yoga teachers training courses, therapy courses, yoga & meditation silent retreats, yoga for children as well as yoga for women. The courses are informative, motivational and above all experiential.
Himalaya Shanti Ashram - Eco Retreat for Yoga, Meditation and Healing
To enhance a deeper and more focused practice, Yoga Master Teacher Sharat Arora founded the Himalaya Shanti Ashram, and on 20th September 2011, officially inaugurated that special retreat, where students can devote themselves entirely to self-exploration, change and transformation. It is a true paradise in the mountain river valley with the view on the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, bringing about quietness and peacefulness unknown in most of the world. All our Intensive and Yoga Teachers Training Courses as well as Yoga and Meditation Silent Retreats for the students with a deep interest in serious practice – once held at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre in Dharamkot located one hour away – are now offered at the Ashram, to better inspire the practice of truly going within.
Dharamkot: from 14 March - 28 October 2018 // Arambol: from 31 October 2018 - 31 March 2019
5-Day Yoga Training Courses immerse the participant into the essence of Yoga, into both its aspects, philosophical as well as practical. During these courses conducted by one of Sharat Arora trained teachers, a student learns everything that is essential to maintain a regular practice. If the students wish to continue at the HIYC, they may join 5-Day Courses for the continuing students and explore Yoga practice in great detail. Read More...Book Now
Yoga & Meditation Silent Retreat in Himalaya Shanti Ashram, Dharamsala
1 - 12 October 2018 and 15 - 26 May 2019
We spend entire lives unaware of our physical body and mind. Being driven by our urges and desires, we do not realize our true nature of inner peace and silence. Listening to our thoughts as if they were ultimate orders; how to feel… how to act… how to live…
Yoga and meditation practice teaches us how to overcome bodily discomforts and constant mind chatter, so we are able to go beyond it and start to experience moments of true silence and peace within. Read More
“Yoga & Ayurveda” Special Immersion Course in the SHARAT ARORA YOGA METHOD with Master Yoga Teacher Sharat Arora
2 - 12 January 2019
Yoga and Ayurveda are sciences stemming from the same philosophical background, Yoga being for the spirit and Ayurveda for the body.
When working with our bodies in Hatha Yogic practice, the insight that Ayurveda provides is extremely valuable. It informs and helps us understand how the elements work, so that we are able to personalise our practice, tuning it to our specific body constitution needs for better results. This brings a more profound harmony within and the increase of the awareness of ourselves in Read More
160H Immersion Course in the SHARAT ARORA YOGA METHOD: Pranic Healing With Master Yoga Teacher Sharat Arora
10 - 29 March 2019
In this Intensive Course we come upon the art of using the Asanas at their subtlest level. Firstly we focus on understanding the body alignment and actually feel it – both – in practicing Asanas as well as in Pranayama. Once the fundamental understanding of right movements and adjustments in all the basic postures is explored in the personal practice in great detail, we start learning how to reach all the areas of the body Read More
Yoga Teachers Training Course in Himalaya Shanti Ashram, Dharamsala
10 March - 20 April 2019 and 3 July - 12 August 2019
The Teachers Training Course prepares students on the Path of Yoga to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with others and teaches how to help our brothers and sisters realize their full potential in life. We learn to diagnose body and mind sets, identify blockages, and discover the impact of Yoga through exploration of our own bodies. There will be detailed analysis of each posture and how it is used for different needs. This knowledge will then be put into practice in order to gain confidence in giving asanas instruction, sequencing of poses, correction of imbalances on physical, energetic as well as mental levels, and handling various class situations. It is designed for motivated practitioners who wish to make the spiritual path of Yoga their way of life and who eventually want to teach others how to walk the same path. Read More