Hatha Yoga is the study of the energy within us, which rises up from the bottom of the spine to the top of the head, moving through different points of the body, called Chakras. These Chakras represent our different energies.
Through the Yoga Practice we can release the blockages in any of these areas, allowing our energies to express themselves fully and thus lead a better life.
In this Special Yoga Course we learn which postures operate on which chakras and how to free them, thus we understand how our Yogic Practice brings about an evolution in our consciousness to a purer state.
Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre Special 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 Special Yoga Courses, should be considered a retreat, where a student can devote oneself entirely to self-exploration, change and transformation. The 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 Special Course. Two healthy vegetarian meals, along with afternoon tea, are provided daily to all the participants. 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 Special 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 Special.
Special Course Duration: 21 days
The Course starts with a Pooja.
Special Course Schedule Day 1 to 6
5.30 to 7.00 am – Energising Inversions Self Practice
7.00 to 8.00 am – Pranayama
8.00 to 8.30 – Tea
8.30 to 12.30 am – Asana Class
12.30 am to 1.00 pm – Lunch
1.00 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 – Break for swimming in the ocean and sunset
7.00 to 7.30 pm – Dinner
Special 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 recommended to live inside the Yoga Centre, or find a room as close as possible to the Centre to avoid any possibilities for distraction for the whole 3 weeks duration of the Special 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 Special Courses have specific Prerequisites for Participation and Code of Conduct.
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).