Student Testimonials

Swami Sudhir, (Rishikesh)

Classes are excellent. Pedro is a wonderful teacher; I wish him a successful life. Thanks to guruji Sharat. He is a real yogi. I love him and all the staff. Thank you!






Yvonne, Austria

I have always done sports in my life, but with Iyengar I really learned to listen to the sings the body is giving me. On the other hand, a lot of hidden feelings were coming up to the surface the more I pacticed, the more stable I got. I have also learned to be more aware about what I am doing in the present.





Trudi Levine

"This was my second year doing yoga at Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre; last year in Goa and this year in Dharmakot.  I have a history of a congenital back problem which surfaced when I was 12 and resulted in a body cast and subsequent corset with metal stays which I wore into my 20's.  Yoga saved me until my 50's when I began to get some back issues again and I have done many forms of yoga since then, finding, and staying with Himalayan Iyengar Yoga.

What Sharat and the Himalayan Centre offers is a concentrated, exceedingly professional and knowledgeable platform on which they address individual needs and concerns, no matter what your age.  Last year my Intensive Course included people young to old (into their 70's), most of whom had some physical problem.  This year I returned with two friends, each of whom has physical issues as well.  Sharat instills trust with his knowledge, expertise and focused concentration.  His students appreciate and learn his methodology through his close attention and from learning to trust themselves as well.

One need not be lithe, slim, or a yogini to appreciate this experience; only to be serious about learning and caring about the process.

It is a gift to oneself."


Ryan, USA

My 3 weeks here was the best yoga experience I've ever had. Each week the class got better and I now have a foundation to start my own practice. Thanks HIYC!






Kasia Cwiertnia

After 5-days course I'm so impressed! It was great! My body (my temple) reacts feeling good finally! No back pain even after 20hours journey back home! I'm calm, peaceful, soul is relieved. You show me also that yoga is not at all compared with sadness - its full of joy! Thank You for showing me the path in my life. Thank You for the smile every time. May God bless You.