Odette Marshall, UK
Date: February 2016
Yesterday I completed a three weeks Iyengar Yoga intensive course with Sharat Arrora who was a student of Iyenger for six years in Pune/ South East of Mumbai and since has been teaching Iyengar for several decades after completing his teachers training course. Before I found Sharat and his Iyengar Yoga teaching, I tried many schools of Yoga but never found one that taught the complete awareness of illiminating and preventing illnesses and pain in one's body, which we all suffer from at one time or another in our life. Since I met Sharat twelve years ago, I have not been to a conventional doctor. I am now the doctor of my body. If I am unable to repair an issue, I would always consult Sharat or one of his teachers at one of his centers.
My experience of the last intensive was amazing. We were 14 students with three teachers. We started at 5.30 a m self practice, tea at 8 a m then classes from 8.30 a m until 12.30 p m, a lunch break, rest until 5.30, evening teaching from 5.30 until 7 p m when we are served a wonderful vegetarian dinner.
In between his very professional teaching, we all had great fun with Sharat's sense of humour and listening to the traditional way of life in India.
The only sad aspect was, three weeks of intensive passed too quickly. I will have to persuade people around me to allow me to join the therapy course which will be in his paradise center in the Himalyas.