About the 9-Day Immersion Yoga Training

This Special 9-Day Immersion Training is a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the fundamentals of our yoga practice. Whilst it has been designed to prepare students for the 160hr Intensive Yoga Course and 320hr Yoga Teacher Training with Master Sharat Arora, it also stands alone as a rigorous yet relaxing Himalayan yoga break.

During the course students will learn a wholesome and complete practice of Yoga Asanas as devised by Master Sharat, who has 42 years of teaching and healing experience. This Practice can be adjusted for all body types and ailments. Students will enjoy an intensity of practice which increases awareness and enables deep Self-Study, and will be able to continue an independent Self-Practice back home.

Features of 9-Day Immersion Yoga Training

  • Learn a unique evolution of Iyengar Yoga
  • Group consultation & method introduction before starting the course
  • Intensive Yoga Asana program
  • Optional daily meditation sessions
    36+/- hours of yoga classes taught by Master Sharat or one of his trained teachers
  • 30 minutes of morning self-practice (after 3rd or 4th day)
  • Personal corrections and props adjustments according to your individual needs
  • 2 Healthy vegetarian meals per day
  • Time to enjoy walking in the Himalayan nature & swimming in the mountain streams
  • Qualification to join a 160hr Yoga Intensive or 320hr Yoga Teacher Training

9-Day Immersion Yoga Daily Schedule:

8:00 – 8:30am morning yoga self-practice
8:30 – 11:30am Yoga Asana class with the main teacher
12:00pm Lunch
4:30 – 5:30pm Class with Assistant teacher

The 9-Day Immersion Yoga Training comprises of 3 weeks of normal 5-Day Courses at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre. As such students should understand that the program and schedule are rigorous and intense. The course makes for a great, if intensive, yoga holiday as well as qualifying you for a 160hr Yoga Intensive or 360hr Yoga Teacher Training Course with Master Teacher Sharat Arora.

Immersion Yoga Course Booking & Deposit

Immersion Course, Dharamkot Yoga Centre, Dharamshala:
Fee for Indian Students: ₹17,150/-
Fee for Foreign Students: ₹18,820/-
Note: Course fee includes Lunch. Accommodation NOT INCLUDED

Immersion Course, Himalaya Shanti Ashram, Dharamshala:
Fee for Indian Students: ₹19,500/-
Fee for Foreign Students: ₹23,280/-
Note: Course fee includes food. Accommodation NOT INCLUDED

Immersion Course, Arambol Yoga Centre, North Goa:
Fee for Indian Students: ₹15,950/-
Fee for Foreign Students: ₹17,620/-
Note: Food & Accommodation NOT INCLUDED

Immersion Course with Sharat, Arambol Yoga Centre, North Goa:
Fee for Indian Students: ₹20,400/-
Fee for Foreign Students: ₹22,800/-
Note: Food & Accommodation NOT INCLUDED

Booking deposit is 50%, rest will be paid in the office before start the course.

To ensure a place in the course, you should book in advance. For booking and deposit please click here and fill up the booking form and make the online payment using Debit card / Credit card / Internet banking. You may Contact us to check availibility for your dates.

Please read 9-Day Immersion Requirements for Participation, Code of Conduct, Terms and Conditions of Payment.


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Based on 85 reviews
Ramon Castillo
Ramon Castillo
When I came to HIYC for the first time I suffered from severe backpain, due to a minor birth defect in my lumbar and the hard mattrasses one encounters in most of the Indian guest houses. So I got myself a nice piece of foam to find rest in my sleep and started the training in HIYC. Things got better day by day and I was pretty happy. Back home, I continued to practice the Yoga method I was taught. Around a year later I decided to go back to India on a long term basis. I planned to buy a mattrass, beeing aware of the anomaly in my spine. But as I arrived in Dharamkot a little late in the evening, there was no point to go to a mattrass shop. I thought, 'fine, no problem for one night'. But it turned out that there was never a need for an expensive, orthopaedic thing! I've now stayed in India for about 9 months, and the mattrasses in India are still quite often hard as hell. But I am fine, got no backpain at all. Sharat Arora is a real expert in how to build up alignment in any posture, no matter what one's preconditions are.
jack mahones
jack mahones
I did a five day introductory course. It was an excellent investment of time. Our young ( well young to me anyways) I’m 66. Vishna was wise beyond his years. He was patient, attentive and knowledgeable. I learned a great deal and will return in January trainings. I strongly recommend this training to anyone seriously interested in competent instruction
Anna Polak
Anna Polak
The best teacher, the best yoga centre, the best place on the earth❤️
Sourav Jena
Sourav Jena
A stream full of priceless wisdom was shared in this Intensive Teachers Training course which I attended for 6 weeks under the guidance of Sharat Ji, Maria and all the assistant teachers. As a pre requisite to the TTC you have to do a 9 day intensive, to get a familiarity with the style of yoga we would be practicing. It is followed by a 3-week Intensive "Pranic Healing" course which is also a Silent course where you commit to yourself to be with silence (except for asking any questions to the teachers and ofcourse anything important). The silent course is held in the 'Himalaya Shanti Ashram' which is located at the foothill of a pristine mountain range in Dharamshala without any distractions. It is sort of a paradise if you love being in the wild and nature. You will learn all the amazing poses with the tiniest of details involved, which is what makes this course so unique. As Sharat, with all his passion and commitment toward yoga will guide you into discovering your body. The silent course is followed by a 3 week Teachers Training at the center in Dharamkot which is again at an amazing location where you are taught on how to impart this knowledge to other people. Having practiced yoga before, I found Sharat's approach very scientific, where you learn as you practice. There is immense focus on awareness, which is a learning for life as the true essence of yoga is to live in a state which is in sync with our true innate nature. I highly recommend this for anyone who is committed in self-development and finding balance in their lives overall. I have so much I can write but i'll perhaps leave it for a blog as this has become too long for a Google review already.
Athos Koukoulli-Rowe
Athos Koukoulli-Rowe
Sharat may have, centuries ago, been to Pune, but rest assured, if he were to walk through those doors again, his wake-up call would be swift and comprehensive. He’s not visiting Pune regularly. He’s not been getting up-to-date teachings. He doesn’t have peers to question him, there’s no one else there to challenge what he’s doing and why he’s doing it. Nor does he have the confidence of more senior teachers to support his own growth. I will not make this a personal attack, but I need to address the malpractice you’re trying to subvert with his reputation in the iyengar method. Multiple senior Iyengar teachers in the UK, US and India have said he has seriously lost his way and has not, for a very long time, taught Iyengar yoga. You don’t teach sirasana, ever. And the stuff you do teach is substantially removed from the Iyengar method; you’ve said so yourself. So for you to attempt to defend him by invoking Iyengar’s mentorship in remedial work, whilst your studio disregards and butchers intrinsic parts of that very therapeutic system (they’ve turned Sarvangasana into something entirely ungodly) warrants no further scrutiny and is frankly, bloody shameless. It is, however, symbolic of the desperate lengths you’d go to cover up this sham. Let's be clear - your master's teachings are not revolutionary. To present the departures from Light on Yoga as the conscious next step brought forth by some master is straight-up delusion and patronising to anyone who has had the misfortune to suffer these classes. So you don’t teach Iyengar, you have no other Iyengar teachers on the timetable, yet you call yourselves Himalayan Iyengar yoga? How is that anything other than misleading? Pick up the phone, call Pune and ask on what basis, other than pure nerve and audacity, you can still warrant calling yourselves Himalayan Iyengar Yoga? Banking on a historic go-ahead from someone as justification is preposterous, and you know it is. Again you’re feigning reverence for someone’s word you seem markedly keen to ignore when it comes to, I don’t know, how to do asanas per se? The countless people you invoke pale insignificantly in the face of the multitudes across the globe; actual Iyengar teachers help every day. Their groundbreaking remedial work aligned with the methodology, is reviewed by peers, and who’s outcomes are collated from thousands of practitioners worldwide. As a sangha, we workshop ideas and through discourse, find out how best to develop remedial aids to help people recover and grow. What you’re doing is playing off people's notions of remedial Iyengar, and profiting from it. It’s unpalatable. What's more, you and anyone else on this merry-go-round are just riding the coattails of other people's hard work. You gave me a five-word reply to an email after I left due to the joke you called a class. Three hours for seven asanas with someone stopping the class halfway and asking if anybody wanted to buy lunch… that’s why I decided to leave. What's more, the only thing dropping out of that class was the decidedly infirm knee joints you and your trainees had from never actually doing a standing asana. Don’t twist my words. I said you hold contempt for Iyengar and his family, which you do. And apparently contempt for me, to paraphrase you: “Transparency about us not teaching Iyengar isn’t available on the website, nor the confirmation email. You need to travel here, pay a non-refundable fee and speak to one of our staff on-site about it.” You’re funny. Regarding how your trainees behaved towards me, it was intimidating and unfriendly. You don’t need to reprimand anyone. You just need to reflect. Iyengar method is simple yet profound. Asking people to forget what they know is akin to asking a child who’s moving schools to forget everything they know about maths before starting a new class. It’s senseless, anywhere you go in the world same basics; unless it’s with you of course, who are now so removed the basics no longer apply. Again I find it remarkable you trying to justify calling yourselves Himalayan iyengar Yoga.
Marcus Streichert
Marcus Streichert
I’ve done a teacher training at the HIYC. This TTC ist not the typical teacher training, it’s much more: It consists of a 9 day immersion course to learn Sharat’s yoga method (which is an evolvement of classic Iyengar yoga), a three weeks intensive course at a mountain ashram and a three weeks teacher training at the centre in Dharamkot. This Yoga Course might be a game changer for your life and your health. Sharat’s yoga is a quite profound approach to yoga, everything is about the correct alignment of the body. If you are already a yoga teacher and want to deepen your knowledge about correct asanas, alignment and prana flowing, this course is for you. If you want to help your yoga students that have problems with their health or have body issues, this course is for you (the course is titled „pranic healing“). If you feel your own body getting older and want to know how to keep it young and healthy, this course is for you. If you want to get motivation to implement a daily yoga routine into your life, this course is for you. To sum it up: I had a profound experience at the HIYC and I soon will be back. (Marcus, Munich)
Amer G
Amer G
Sharat, Maria, and all the other assistants/teachers have a strong passion for doing the asana's correctly. I can only recommend this (alternative) Yoga method which is the best to go internal (mentally) and re-align your body as well. I hope to be back soon.
נבו פרץ
נבו פרץ
I studied last month with a different kind of teacher, different from anything I knew. For more than 5 years I have been studying movement and therapy, qi gong, shiatsu, yoga... and in the last few months here I have been on a long course with him and went through processes of understanding that could have taken years. למדתי בחודש שעבר אצל מורה מסוג אחר, שונה מכל מה שהכרתי. למעלה מ-5 שנים אני לומד תנועה וטיפול, צ'י גונג, שיאצו, יוגה... ובחודשים האחרונים כאן אני בקורס ארוך איתו ועברתי תהליכי הבנה שיכולים היו לקחת שנים.