“The Art of Healing Oneself with the Breath”
In this Intensive Course we come upon the art of using the Asanas at their subtlest level. On the first 2 weeks 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 have been explored in the personal practice in great detail, we start learning how to reach all the areas of the body with specific groups of Yoga Asanas and benefit them with Pranayama technique. This usually begins in the 3rd week of the course. We learn how to remove any blockages by directing the breath to those areas and thus gaining a sense of well being and freedom. By aware breathing in our Pranayama practice we experience energetic empowerment and altered state of mind. Pranic Healing is an Intensive Yoga Course that requires a great subtlety of consciousness and is recommended for those who are ready to dive inwards.
Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre Intensive Yoga Courses – three weeks long, six days a week – are designed for those students who have taken a strong interest in furthering their Yoga practice and who wish to undertake an extensive exploration of this science. The daily program includes four hours of Asanas, two hours of Meditation and Relaxation, one hour of Pranayama, two hours of early morning Self-Practice as well as one hour of Karma Yoga. In addition to these Yoga practices, the Course also features 2 lectures or question & answer sessions per week.
Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre Intensive Yoga Courses - taking place at the Himalaya Shanti Ashram, our special place for Yoga, Meditation and Healing to enhance a deeper and more focused practice - should be considered a retreat, where a student can devote oneself entirely to self-exploration, change and transformation. The Intensive Courses are rigorous and the daily program very thorough - beginning in the early morning and continuing until sunset - leaving very little or no time for other activities. We, therefore, advise participants to come prepared with all their personal needs prior to the commencement of the Intensive Course. Two healthy vegetarian meals without fruit, along with afternoon tea, are provided daily to all the participants. Students can buy the fruit in the Ashram shop. All aspects of Yoga are learned on an experiential level, and dramatic changes are often felt by the students.
A meeting takes place during the evening before the Course starts and is compulsory for all participants. The program and exact schedule will be introduced, karma yoga will be distributed and all questions will be clarified.
Please note: The necessary prerequisite for participation is to complete 3 Five-Day Yoga Courses at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre BEFORE the Intensive Course starts. If the 3 (or more) Five-Day Yoga Courses were done in the past years, then at least 1 Five-Day Course has to be attended right before the Intensive.
Intensive Course Duration: 21 days
The Course starts with a Pooja.
Intensive Course Schedule Day 1 to 6
5.00 to 7.00 am – Energising Inversions Self Practice
7.00 to 8.00 am – Pranayama
8.00 to 12.00 pm – Asana Class
12.00 to 12.30 pm – Lunch
12.30 to 4.00 pm – Rest
4.00 to 4.30 pm – Meditation
4.30 to 6.00 pm – Relaxations
6.00 to 7.00 pm - Dinner
7.00 pm - Lecture
Intensive Course Schedule Day 7
This day shall be free for everybody. However it is compulsory for all participants to collectively practice the Pranayama (the time can be decided the day before) without the teacher.
Please note: Participants are requested to remain in the Ashram for the whole 3 weeks duration of the Intensive Course, which also means not go out in the afternoons or on the free days. It is strongly recommended to spend that time in nature in silence with oneself to keep the mind as quiet as possible. Thus going on the internet or making phone calls is not recommended either.
Overview: In order to maintain a high standard of learning and participation, the Intensive Courses have specific Prerequisites for Participation and Code of Conduct.
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Please note : Participants who have special diet requirement will be charged additional 150 INR per day.
Please click here to read: Requirements for Participation, Code of Conduct, Terms and Conditions of Payment.
Booking and Deposit:
For booking and deposit please email us at [email protected]
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.
This discount continues to apply as you study further with us – after taking two of our 5 Day Introductory Courses, the 5 Day Course fees decrease by 200 rupees for each subsequent week. In other words, you will pay 3200 INR (20% off of 4000) for the first two 5 Day Courses, then 3000 for the third course, 2800 for the fourth, etc. until it reaches 2000.
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).
The participants are not allowed to talk with each other verbally nor maintain any other communication like trying to catch someone else's eye sight or touch each other.
It has been observing over the years that the student benefit much more from the Intensive Courses when they remain quiet. The mental and energetic level imbalances can be noticed and corrected only when the students remain fully concentrated. And this process is greatly helped when the students do not disperse their energy outward by talking and making friends with other participants, but rather focus and go within. Communication with the outer world is taking the students' energy outward. To grow the Awareness of Oneself - the students must pull their energies within.
The Yoga Master Teacher and the Assistant Teachers will be giving the instructions during classes. The Students are allowed to ask the questions to the Teacher during classes regarding the practice.
If participants have any emergencies the Ashram manager can be talked to quietly in the Ashram office.