19 March - 7 April 2018 at the Himalaya Shanti Ashram – our Eco Retreat for Yoga, Meditation and Healing
Intensive 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. Two healthy vegetarian meals, along with afternoon tea, are provided daily to all course participants. In addition to these Yoga practices, the Course also features 2 lectures or question & answer sessions per week.
The Intensive 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 Course. All aspects of Yoga are learned on an experiential level, and dramatic changes are often felt by 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, jobs will be distributed and all questions will be clarified.
Once the fundamentals of understanding body alignment have been explored in the personal practice of the postures, we will start to learn how to direct our breath to the areas in which each posture has its benefits. This is usually begun in the 3rd week of the course.
We will have time to deal with all the basic postures and come upon the art of using them at the subtlest level for removing blockages and feeling a sense of well being and freedom. In our Pranayama practice also we will learn how to use the breath to alter mental states and experience the power that the practice has in influencing us energetically. This is a course which requires a great subtlety of consciousness and recommended for those who are ready to dive inwards.
Please click here to read: Requirements for Participation, Code of Conduct & Terms and Conditions of Payment
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.
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).