The Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre consists of three branches; the Arambol and Dharamkot centers, as well as the Himalaya Shanti Om Ashram. The Arambol and Dharamkot centers were both established in 1985 by Anand Sagar (Sharat Arora), a long term student of BKS Iyengar. Sharat’s priority of living and practicing in a natural environment led him to choose Goa, best known for the safest beaches in India and Dharamsala situated in the Himalayas. The Himalaya Shanti Om Ashram is our new Retreat Centre, which is a natural extension of our work that represents the principles guiding us in our journey. This new Centre is a four acre piece of land located on the banks of a little river, coming straight from the snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas, one-hour away from our Dharamkot Centre.
These centers offer various yoga and meditation courses to suit the requirements and time frames of students.
o basic yoga classes
o week-long yoga classes
o intensive yoga courses
o yoga teacher's training courses
o therapy courses
o special courses
o yoga for women
o yoga for children
o international yoga workshops
The courses are informative, motivational and above all experiential.
Our Centre in North Goa is nestled in the shade of palm and mango trees, just a few minutes walk away from the sea,offering a peaceful and natural environment for Yoga practice. Although located in the heart of Arambol, the Centre provides a serene retreat. The practice space, constructed of natural material, offers a great sense of openness and oneness with the surroundings. Basic huts are provided with built-in lockers for students. The huts can be booked online.
The Centre in Goa operates during the winter, from early November until the end of March. The Centre is open for booking and information from 1.00 to 3.00 pm every day.