Intensive Yoga Weekends, 5 Day Course, Special Yoga Course for Vipassana Meditators

Requirements for Participation
Listed below are the requirements which students have to comply with in preparation for the Intensive Yoga Weekends/ 5 Day Course/ Special Yoga Course for the Vipassana Meditators:

  • Every participant should adapt a daily rhythm according to the course schedule from the day of the meeting, 2 days before the beginning of the course
    That means establishing a sleeping pattern according to the course schedule
  • Every applicant having chronic disorders, acute ailments or suffering from addictions will meet the teacher
  • Pregnant women have to inform us before the course starts and if unsure to talk to the teacher
  • Every applicant will have to sign a form stating their agreement with the Requirements for Participation, the Code of Conduct as well as the Terms and Conditions of Payment.

The above requirements serve to keep our courses open to those Yoga students who have a true and genuine interest in personal growth and transformation.

Code of Conduct

  • It is recommended that students avoid any excess, which would be detrimental for the course, e.g. late nights and parties. Students have to come to class sober and on an empty stomach
  • The students are expected to devote themselves entirely to the course giving undivided attention and presence during class. Even if the student does not feel well it is essential to attend the class as a special program will be given
  • Students are expected to be punctual

Yoga and Meditation Silent Retreat

Requirements for Participation

Listed below are the requirements, with which participants have to comply in preparation for the course. They serve to keep the course open to those Yoga and Meditation students with a true and genuine interest in personal growth and transformation, so that all participants have optimal conditions for their individual journey.

  • Every participant should adapt a daily rhythm according to the course schedule 1 week before it begins. This means moderation in terms of diet and establishing a sleeping pattern according to the course schedule, so that adapting to the rhythm of the program is made easier.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to rid themselves of any addictions a few months prior to the start of the program, in order to prevent suffering from withdrawal symptoms during the duration of the course.
  • Pregnant women must inform us of their status before the course commences and speak with the teacher about any concerns.
  • Applicants may be called upon to have a personal meeting with the teacher.
  • Every applicant is required to complete and sign a form, stating their agreement with the Course Requirements, Code of Conduct, as well as the Terms and Conditions of Payment. A photocopy of the passport and visa will be attached to this form.
  • The Retreat requires complete dedication, both on the part of the teacher and on the part of every student. Therefore for the 12 days duration of the Silent Retreat the students are obliged to remain on the premises of the Ashram. In this regard, the students should not either actively seek external stimuli or participate in activities not connected with the instructions of the teacher. Prior to the start of the program, students will arrange to obtain everything they may need for the duration of the Retreat. All the electronic devices, like phones, tablets, computers, music players etc as well as books, will be collected from all the student and given back on the last day of the Retreat. With respect to notebooks, students are allowed to only make notes regarding to the yoga and meditation practice as learnt on the Silent Retreat.

Through these requirements we aim to create a situation free of disturbance, which allows for complete dedication and devotion to the present moment, so that all participants have the opportunity to imbue their Yoga and Meditation practice with spiritual depth.

Code of Conduct

Listed below are the rules and regulations, to which students must commit for the smooth functioning of the course.

  • Students are expected to devote themselves entirely to the course, giving undivided attention and presence during classes. Complete trust in the teacher and the teaching method are required. In the event the student feels unwell, it is still essential to attend all classes each day.
  • Students are expected to be punctual for all sessions during the duration of the course.
  • Participants must observe silence throughout the course including verbal and non-verbal (body language, written notes, etc) forms of communication. This also includes outside communication, except with the consent of the teacher in the case of an emergency. Therefore cell phones, computers, etc are not allowed throughout the duration of the course. Communication between students and teacher during the yoga class is permitted, as well as with the managerial staff when needed.
  • Participants are not permitted to leave the ashram once the course starts, except with the consent of the teacher.
  • The environment outside the Ashram cannot be controlled. Tolerance of external disturbances, on the part of students, is requested.
  • The course requires the student's utmost dedication and openness to his/her own personal growth, which means readiness for change and transformation.
  • Students should be moderate in terms of the amount of food they eat. Any intake of food apart from the two main meals provided by the Ashram is to be strictly avoided; one should be aware that overeating is detrimental to the program and purpose of the course. It is also recommended that the afternoon break be utilized to rest and that students go to sleep early in the evening to ensure full presence in class.
  • During the course, each participant is required to suspend any personal spiritual practice and to concentrate only and fully on the practice being taught during the course.
  • Positive criticism - in the written form only - about the course is welcome in order to enhance the quality of learning and exploration. All the comments, questions and suggestions regarding the course are to be written on paper and then handed to the manager, so please share with us at any point during the program.
  • For the smooth functioning of this course, each participant is required to take on necessary tasks that contribute to the work of the Ashram. These tasks - called Karma Yoga - may occupy up to one hour a day.
  • Each participant is experiencing their own processes as an individual, and should be completely aware of his/her thoughts, speech, and actions. Couples participating in the course may continue to share their accommodation; they should, however, avoid interrupting one another's individual processes. If one partner is not a participant, couples are required to separate during the duration of the course.
  • Physical contact between participants or between any persons is not permitted.
  • With the exception of tea, no drugs are to be consumed during the course. The term "drug" not only refers to illicit drugs, but to alcohol, cigarettes and other stimulants (such as coffee) as well. Participants are encouraged to drop their habits at least 3-4 weeks prior to the start of the course to avoid experiencing withdrawal symptoms during the program.
  • The environment outside the Ashram cannot be controlled. Tolerance of external disturbances, on the part of students, is requested.

Yoga Therapy Course

Requirements for Participation

Listed below are the requirements which students have to comply with in preparation for the Yoga Therapy Course:

  • The necessary prerequisite for participation is to complete 2 Five-Day Yoga Courses at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre or at the Himalaya Shanti Ashram BEFORE the Therapy Course starts.
  • Every participant should adapt a daily rhythm according to the course schedule from the day of the meeting, 2 days before the beginning of the course
    That means establishing a sleeping pattern according to the course schedule
  • Every applicant having chronic disorders, acute ailments or suffering from addictions will meet the teacher
  • Pregnant women have to inform us before the course starts and if unsure to talk to the teacher
  • Every applicant will have to sign a form stating their agreement with the Requirements for Participation, the Code of Conduct as well as the Terms and Conditions of Payment.

The above requirements serve to keep our courses open to those Yoga students who have a true and genuine interest in personal growth and transformation.

Code of Conduct

  • It is recommended that students avoid any excess, which would be detrimental for the course, e.g. late nights and parties. Students have to come to class sober and on an empty stomach.
  • The students are expected to devote themselves entirely to the course giving undivided attention and presence during class. Even if the student does not feel well it is essential to attend the class as a special program will be given
  • Students are expected to be punctual
  • The Yoga Therapy Course requires complete dedication, both on the part of the Teacher and on the part of every Participant. In this regard, Participants should not actively seek any external stimuli or participate in activities not connected with the instructions of the Teacher. In order to minimize opportunities for distraction, the Participants are obliged to remain on the Ashram premises for the 2 weeks duration of the Therapy Course part at the Ashram.
  • To be able to go deep into the process of the healing, prior to the start of the program, the Yoga Therapy Course Participants will arrange to obtain everything they may need for the duration of the Course part taking place at the Ashram. All the electronic devices, like phones, tablets, computers, music players etc, as well as the books, will be collected from all the Participants and given back on the last day of the Course. With respect to reading, students are to only read the materials instructed by the Teacher.

Chakras & Evolution Special Yoga Course (Special Intensive Courses)

Requirements for Participation

Listed below are the requirements, with which students have to comply in preparation for the course. They serve to keep the Special Intensive Courses open to those Yoga students with a true and genuine interest in personal growth and transformation, and facilitating other‘s individual journey.

  • Completion of at least 2 weeks of 5 day courses at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre to be eligible to participate in the Special Intensive Yoga Course "Chakras and Evolution of Consciousness" and one 5 day course to participate in the Special Course "Freedom from Obstacles" or "Purification of Body & Mind - Yoga Kriyas".
  • Every participant should adapt a daily rhythm according to the Intensive Course schedule 3 weeks before it begins. This means moderation in terms of diet and establishing a sleeping pattern according to the Course schedule so that adapting to the rhythm of the program is made easier.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to rid themselves of any addictions such as tobacco, coffee and other drugs a few months prior to the start of the program, in order to prevent suffering from withdrawal symptoms during the duration of the Course.
  • Every participant must arrive at least one week prior to the start of the program, to adapt to the climate and to prepare in the ongoing 5-Day Course for the demands of the Intensive Course.
  • Pregnant women must inform us of their status before the course commences and speak with Sharat about any concerns.
  • Applicants may be called upon to have a personal meeting with Sharat.
  • Every applicant is required to complete and sign a form, stating their agreement with the Course Requirements for Participation, Code of Conduct, as well as the Terms and Conditions of Payment. A xero copy of the student’s passport as well as the visa will be attached to this form.

Through these requirements we aim to create a situation free of disturbance, which allows for complete dedication and devotion to the present moment, so that all participants have the opportunity to imbue their Yoga practice with spiritual depth.

Code of Conduct

Listed below are the rules and regulations, to which students must commit for the smooth functioning of the Intensive Course:

  • The Special Intensive Courses require complete dedication, both on the part of the teacher and on the part of every student.
  • The Special Intensive Courses taking place at the Arambol Yoga Centre, it is strongly recommended that students live at the campus or as close as possible to the Centre in order to minimize opportunities for distraction. In this regard, students should not actively seek external stimuli or participate in activities not connected with the instructions of the teacher. With respect to reading, students are encouraged to only read material provided for the Course. A small library or book exchange can be created for this purpose.
  • The Special Intensive Courses taking place at the Himalaya Shanti Ashram, the students are obliged to remain on the premises of the Ashram for the whole duration of the course. Prior to the start of the program, students will arrange to obtain everything they may need for the duration of the Course. All the electronic devices, like phones, tablets, computers, cameras, music players etc as well as books, will be collected from all the student and given back on the last day of the Retreat. With respect to notebooks, students are allowed to only make notes regarding to the practice as learnt on the Course. With respect to reading, students are to read only the material provided, if any, by the teacher.
  • The Course requires the student's utmost dedication and openness to his/her own personal growth, which means readiness for change and transformation.
  • Students are expected to devote themselves entirely to the Course, giving undivided attention and presence during class. Complete trust in the teacher and the teaching method are required. In the event the student feels unwell, it is still essential to attend all classes everyday.
  • Students are expected to be punctual for all sessions during the duration of the Course.
  • Students should be moderate in terms of the amount of food they eat. Any intake of food apart from the two main meals provided by the Centre is to be strictly avoided; one should be aware that overeating is detrimental to the program and purpose of the Course. It is also recommended that the afternoon break be utilized to rest and that students go to sleep early in the evening, to ensure full presence in class.
  • During the Course, each participant is required to suspend any personal spiritual practice and to concentrate only and fully on the practice being taught during the Course.
  • Positive criticism is welcome, in order to enhance the quality of learning and exploration.
  • For the smooth functioning of the Intensive Course, each participant is required to take on necessary tasks that contribute to the work of the Centre. These tasks - or Karma Yoga - may occupy up to one hour per day.
  • Each participant is experiencing their own processes as an individual, and should be completely aware of his/her thoughts, speech, and actions. Couples participating in the course may continue to share their accommodation; they should, however, avoid interrupting one another's individual processes. If one partner is not a participant,then a couple is required to separate for the duration of the Course.
  • With the exception of tea, no drugs are to be consumed during the Intensive Course. The term "drug" not only refers to illicit drugs, but also to alcohol, cigarettes and other stimulants (such as coffee) as well. Participants are encouraged to drop their habits at least 3-4 weeks prior to the start of the Course, to avoid experiencing withdrawal symptoms during the program.
  • The environment outside the Centre cannot be controlled. Tolerance of external disturbances, on the part of students, is requested.

Pranic Healing, Yoga & Ayurveda Intensive Courses

Requirements for Participation

Listed below are the requirements, with which students have to comply in preparation for the course. They serve to keep the Intensive Courses open to those Yoga students with a true and genuine interest in personal growth and transformation, and facilitating other‘s individual journey.

  • Completion of at least 3 weeks of 5 day courses at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre.
  • If you have already done 5-Day Courses in the past it is recommended to do at least 1 week before the Intensive Course starts. In this case a daily practice of master teacher Sharat Arora style of Hatha Yoga is an absolutely indispensable prerequisite.
  • Every participant should adapt a daily rhythm according to the Intensive Course schedule 3 weeks before it begins. This means moderation in terms of diet and establishing a sleeping pattern according to the Course schedule so that adapting to the rhythm of the program is made easier.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to rid themselves of any addictions such as tobacco, coffee and other drugs a few months prior to the start of the program, in order to prevent suffering from withdrawal symptoms during the duration of the Course.
  • Every participant must arrive at least one week prior to the start of the program, to adapt to the climate and to prepare in the ongoing 5-Day Course for the demands of the Intensive Course.
  • Pregnant women must inform us of their status before the course commences and speak with Sharat about any concerns.
  • Applicants may be called upon to have a personal meeting with Sharat.
  • Every applicant is required to complete and sign a form, stating their agreement with the Course Requirements for Participation, Code of Conduct, as well as the Terms and Conditions of Payment. A xero copy of the student’s passport as well as the visa will be attached to this form.

Through these requirements we aim to create a situation free of disturbance, which allows for complete dedication and devotion to the present moment, so that all participants have the opportunity to imbue their Yoga practice with spiritual depth.

Code of Conduct

Listed below are the rules and regulations, to which students must commit for the smooth functioning of the Intensive Course:

  • The Intensive Course requires complete dedication, both on the part of the teacher and on the part of every student. Therefore for the 3 weeks duration of the Intensive Courses the students are obliged to remain on the premises of the Ashram. In this regard, the students should not either actively seek external stimuli or participate in activities not connected with the instructions of the teacher. Prior to the start of the program, students will arrange to obtain everything they may need for the duration of the Intensive Course. All the electronic devices, like phones, tablets, computers, cameras, music players etc, as well as books, will be collected from all the student and given back on the last day of the Retreat. With respect to notebooks, students are allowed to only make notes regarding to the practice as learnt on the Intensive Course. With respect to reading, students are to read only the material provided, if any, by the teacher.
  • The participants are not allowed to talk with each other verbally nor maintain any other communication like trying to catch someone else's eye sight or touch each other. It has been observing over the years that the student benefit much more from the Intensive Courses when they remain quiet. The mental and energetic level imbalances can be noticed and corrected only when the students remain fully concentrated. And this process is greatly helped when the students do not disperse their energy outward by talking and making friends with other participants, but rather focus and go within. Communication with the outer world is taking the students' energy outward. To grow the Awareness of Oneself - the students must pull their energies within.
  • The Yoga Master Teacher and the Assistant Teachers will be giving the instructions during classes. The Students are allowed to ask the questions to the Teacher during classes regarding the practice.
  • If participants have any emergencies the Ashram manager can be talked to quietly in the Ashram office.
  • The Course requires the student's utmost dedication and openness to his/her own personal growth, which means readiness for change and transformation.
  • Students are expected to devote themselves entirely to the Course, giving undivided attention and presence during class. Complete trust in the teacher and the teaching method are required. In the event the student feels unwell, it is still essential to attend all classes everyday.
  • Students are expected to be punctual for all sessions during the duration of the Course.
  • Students should be moderate in terms of the amount of food they eat. Any intake of food apart from the two main meals provided by the Centre is to be strictly avoided; one should be aware that overeating is detrimental to the program and purpose of the Course. It is also recommended that the afternoon break be utilized to rest and that students go to sleep early in the evening, to ensure full presence in class.
  • During the Course, each participant is required to suspend any personal spiritual practice and to concentrate only and fully on the practice being taught during the Course.
  • Positive criticism is welcome, in order to enhance the quality of learning and exploration.
  • For the smooth functioning of the Intensive Course, each participant is required to take on necessary tasks that contribute to the work of the Centre. These tasks - or Karma Yoga - may occupy up to one hour per day.
  • Each participant is experiencing their own processes as an individual, and should be completely aware of his/her thoughts, speech, and actions. Couples participating in the course may continue to share their accommodation; they should, however, avoid interrupting one another's individual processes. If one partner is not a participant,then a couple is required to separate for the duration of the Course.
  • With the exception of tea, no drugs are to be consumed during the Intensive Course. The term "drug" not only refers to illicit drugs, but also to alcohol, cigarettes and other stimulants (such as coffee) as well. Participants are encouraged to drop their habits at least 3-4 weeks prior to the start of the Course, to avoid experiencing withdrawal symptoms during the program.
  • The environment outside the Centre cannot be controlled. Tolerance of external disturbances, on the part of students, is requested.

Intensive and Teachers Training Courses

Requirements for Participation

Listed below are the requirements, with which students have to comply in preparation for the course. They serve to keep the Intensive and the Teachers Training Courses (TTC) open to those Yoga students with a true and genuine interest in personal growth and transformation, and facilitating other‘s individual journey.

  • Completion of at least 3 weeks of 5 day courses at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre is an absolute must to be able to participate in the Intensive Course.
  • If you have already done 5 day courses in the past it is recommended to do atleast 1 week before the Intensive Course starts. In this case a daily practice of Sharat's style of Hatha Yoga is an absolutely indispensable prerequisite.
  • The 3 weeks Intensive Course, which immediately precedes the upcoming Teachers Training Course, is a must for the participation in the TTC Level 1. If an Intensive Course was completed in the past, then a personal request to Sharat Arora to attend only the TTC component has to be made. To be able to participate in TTC Level 2, the TTC Level 1 must be completed before hand.
  • Every participant should adapt a daily rhythm according to the Course schedule 3 weeks before it begins. This means moderation in terms of diet and establishing a sleeping pattern according to the Course schedule so that adapting to the rhythm of the program is made easier.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to rid themselves of any addictions such as tobacco, coffee and other drugs a few months prior to the start of the program, in order to prevent suffering from withdrawal symptoms during the duration of the Course.
  • Every participant must arrive at least one week prior to the start of the program, to adapt to the climate and to prepare in the ongoing 5-Day Course for the demands of the Intensive Course.
  • Pregnant women must inform us of their status before the course commences and speak with Sharat about any concerns.
  • Applicants may be called upon to have a personal meeting with Sharat.
  • Every applicant is required to complete and sign a form, stating their agreement with the Course Requirements for Participation, Code of Conduct, as well as the Terms and Conditions of Payment. A xero copy of the student’s passport as well as the visa will be attached to this form.
  • Participants of the Teachers Training Course will be asked to sign a stamped paper saying that they will not start teaching Sharat Arora yoga method before completing the entire training and obtaining the certificate; as well as that they will not teach yoga in a radius of 50 km around the Sharat Arora centres.

Through these requirements we aim to create a situation free of disturbance, which allows for complete dedication and devotion to the present moment, so that all participants have the opportunity to imbue their Yoga practice with spiritual depth.

Code of Conduct

Listed below are the rules and regulations, to which students must commit for the smooth functioning of the Intensive and Teachers Training Courses:

  • The Course requires complete dedication, both on the part of the Teacher and on the part of every student. In this regard, students should not actively seek external stimuli or participate in activities not connected with Yoga. In order to minimize opportunities for distraction, it is strongly recommended that students do not leave the premises of the Ashram for the 6 weeks duration of the Intensive and the Teachers Training Course. Prior to the start of the program, students will arrange to obtain everything they may need for the duration of the Course. The course requires students to go within & it is therefore mandatory for mobile phones, laptops & any distractive reading material to be surrendered to management at the commencement of the course.  Students are encouraged to only read material provided for the Course. A small library or book exchange can be created for this purpose. All prior communications & arrangements need to be made with family, work or other commitments making it clear that students will be offline for the full 3 week duration of the Intensive course.
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  • The Course requires the student's utmost dedication and openness to his/her own personal growth, which means readiness for change and transformation.
  • Students are expected to devote themselves entirely to the Course, giving undivided attention and presence during class. Complete trust in the teacher and the teaching method are required. In the event the student feels unwell, it is still essential to attend all classes everyday.
  • Students are expected to be punctual for all sessions for the duration of the Course.
  • Students should be moderate in terms of the amount of food they eat. Any intake of food apart from the two main meals provided by the Centre is to be strictly avoided; one should be aware that overeating is detrimental to the program and purpose of the Course. It is also recommended that the afternoon break be utilized to rest and that students go to sleep early in the evening to ensure full presence in class.
  • During the Course, each participant is required to suspend any personal spiritual practice and to concentrate only and fully on the practice being taught during the Course.
  • Positive criticism is welcome, in order to enhance the quality of learning and exploration.
  • For the smooth functioning of the Intensive and the Teachers Training Course, each participant is required to take on necessary tasks that contribute to the work of the Centre. These tasks - or Karma Yoga - may occupy up to one hour per day.
  • Each participant is experiencing their own processes as an individual, and should be completely aware of his/her thoughts, speech, and actions. Couples participating in the course may continue to share their accommodation; they should, however, avoid interrupting one another's individual processes. If one partner is not a participant, then a couple is required to separate for the duration of the Course.
  • With the exception of tea, no drugs are to be consumed during the Intensive and Teachers Training Course. The term "drug" not only refers to illicit drugs, but also to alcohol, cigarettes and other stimulants (such as coffee) as well. Participants are encouraged to drop their habits at least 3-4 weeks prior to the start of the Course, to avoid experiencing withdrawal symptoms during the program.
  • The environment outside the Centre cannot be controlled. Tolerance of external disturbances, on the part of students, is requested.