Yoga Weekend & 5-Day Yoga Course

Yoga Weekend & 5-Day Yoga Course

March 23, 2024 - March 27, 2024    
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
₹2,700.00 - ₹5,500.00
The Yoga Weekend Classes and 5-Day Yoga Courses immerse the participant into the essence of Yoga as prescribed by sage Patanjali. The classes are conducted by Sharat's teachers. Book Yoga Weekend, 5-Day Courses and Advanced 5-Day Courses.
Yoga Weekend & 5-Day Yoga Course

Yoga Weekend & 5-Day Yoga Course

March 30, 2024 - April 3, 2024    
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
₹2,700.00 - ₹5,500.00
The Yoga Weekend Classes and 5-Day Yoga Courses immerse the participant into the essence of Yoga as prescribed by sage Patanjali. The classes are conducted by Sharat's teachers. Book Yoga Weekend, 5-Day Courses and Advanced 5-Day Courses.
Yoga Weekend & 5-Day Yoga Course

Yoga Weekend & 5-Day Yoga Course

April 6, 2024 - April 10, 2024    
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
₹2,700.00 - ₹5,500.00
The Yoga Weekend Classes and 5-Day Yoga Courses immerse the participant into the essence of Yoga as prescribed by sage Patanjali. The classes are conducted by Sharat's teachers. Book Yoga Weekend, 5-Day Courses and Advanced 5-Day Courses.

“Learning how to fine tune our body and mind in order to evolve is a necessity and the right of all human beings”

– Yoga Master Sharat Arora

About Yoga Weekend & 5-Day Courses

The Yoga Weekend Classes and 5-Day Yoga Courses immerse the participant into the essence of Yoga, teaching both its philosophical as well as practical aspects.

Sharat Arora, Indian Yoga Master, designed the Course program using a scientific approach and a subtlety of awareness that is often overlooked in other forms of Yoga. During his 42 years of experience and research in the field, he developed – and still continues to develop – a unique approach to teaching the foundations of Yoga practice in a way that is accessible to all people regardless of age or fitness.

These Iyengar Yoga Courses equip the practitioner with a complete Iyengar Yoga Practice with standing poses, twists, forward bends, back bends, inversions and relaxations. Students learn everything that is needed to maintain a regular self-practice independently.

Features of Yoga Weekend & 5-Day Courses

  • Group consultation before the course begins to clarify students’ ailments so that the Teacher/Assistants can give personalised assistance
  • Course conducted by a Master Teacher Sharat Arora or one of his Trained Teachers
  • Props are used to maintain alignment and will be adjusted according to each student’s needs
  • Students with ailments are given specific therapeutic attention and adjustment
  • Learn to turn your awareness inwards, focusing on and learning from the sensations of the body
  • Learn correct and aligned practice of a sequence of Yoga Asanas including standing poses, twists, forward bends, back bends, inversions and relaxations
  • Experience the benefits of a wholesome practice including corrective, rejuvenating/energizing and relaxing/meditative postures which designed to heal the body and promote general wellness
  • Integrate the breath within the Yoga Asanas
  • Get tips on how to structure a Yoga Self-Practice at home and when travelling, how to create props from things in your home
  • Talk/Q&A session at the end of the week
  • The Courses are informative, motivational and, above all, experiential
Please note that the Yoga Weekend Courses comprises the first two days of the 5-Day Yoga Course. Students who wish to gain a comprehensive understanding of the Yoga Practice or who have Therapeutic needs are strongly advised to sign up for the full 5-Days Course. Students who wish to study longer term and progress to the Returning Students Yoga Classes or qualify for a 160Hrs Yoga Intensive Course or 320Hrs Yoga Teacher Training must sign up for the full 5 Days.

Iyengar Yoga Courses at the HIYC

At the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre we practise and teach a unique evolution of Iyengar Yoga as discovered and developed by our Master Teacher Sharat Arora. Because of the differences of this style of Yoga with other types of Hatha and Classical Iyengar Yoga, all students coming to the HIYC for the first time must start with a 2 or 5-Day Introductory Course i.e. 5-Day Yoga Course or Yoga Weekend Course. This applies to everyone, regardless of his or her previous Yoga experience and ability. You can also sign up for 3 or 4 days, just book for 2 days and pay the difference when you come. The introductory Yoga Courses are normally taught by one of Master Sharat’s trained teachers. To study with Master Sharat Arora himself you should plan to attend one of his ‘Advanced’ Yoga for continuing students courses.

Continuing Students ‘Advanced’ Yoga Course with Yoga Master Sharat Arora: After successfully completing the full 5-Day Introductory Yoga Course, students who wish to continue their Yoga training at the HIYC start the classes for the continuing students. In the continuing Students’ Yoga Classes you will be guided into a greater and subtler understanding of the postures as well as learning new Yoga Asanas.

The ‘Advanced’ Yoga Classes with Yoga Master Sharat Arora at the HIYC take 2 to 2.5 hours daily.

*In order to attend the ‘Advanced’ Yoga Course with Master Sharat Arora for Continuing Students you must first complete an introductory 5-Day Yoga Course with one of Sharat Arora’s teachers

The Yoga Weekend and 5-Day Yoga Course provide an introduction to Iyengar Yoga. For serious Yoga Practitioners and people with Therapeutic needs we highly recommend following a minimum of 2 consecutive 5-Day Courses to learn the most essential poses of our practice and experience the essence of Yoga. After 3 x 5-Day Courses we consider that a student is fully prepared to continue to Self-Practice as well as qualifying for one of our 160H Intensive Yoga Courses and the Yoga Teacher Training Course. For this reason we offer discount on each successive course booked up to 4 weeks.

Classes may be recorded by audio, video and photography for the purpose of archiving the teachings. Recordings will be made available via membership site to students for their own study at home.

Yoga Weekend & 5-Day Courses Booking & Deposit

Dharamkot Yoga Centre, Dharamshala & Arambol Yoga Centre, Goa:
Yoga Weekend Fee (Day 1 & Day 2): Indians ₹2,700/- and Foreigners ₹3,000/-
5-Day Yoga Course Fee: Indians ₹4,950/- and Foreigners ₹5,500/-
Advanced 5-Day Yoga Course Fee: Indians ₹4,200/- and Foreigners ₹4,700/-
Advanced 5-Day Yoga Course with Master Sharat Fee: Indians ₹5,850/- and Foreigners ₹6,500/-

Note: Food & Accommodation NOT INCLUDED

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 Yoga Weekend & 5-Day Yoga Requirements for Participation, Code of Conduct, Terms and Conditions of Payment.

HIYC Community Yoga Pass

The special “Community Yoga Pass” is for all our long time students who have been with our yoga centre and practised the Sharat Arora Yoga Method for 20 classes and longer. This means any student who finished four full 5-Day Courses or an Intensive Yoga Course in our Himalayan Shanti Ashram with Master Yoga Teacher Sharat Arora is eligible to purchase the CYP.
Validity: 1 month
Cost: ₹12,000/-

Conditions:

  • The CYP is valid for 5-Day Courses only
  • CYP holders get 50% off any Special Classes at HIYC (Women’s class, Men’s class, Restorative class)
  • The CYP is registered on name and non transferable to other students or change in time after purchase
  • The CYP is non refundable
  • CYP is a monthly membership

Testimonials

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Based on 85 reviews
Ramon Castillo
Ramon Castillo
2023-10-09
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
2023-09-14
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
2023-09-10
The best teacher, the best yoga centre, the best place on the earth❤️
Sourav Jena
Sourav Jena
2023-07-24
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
2023-06-23
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
2023-05-31
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
2023-05-29
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
2023-05-22
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.