Immersion In India

Rates, deposits and refund policy for the India course 2019 are as following:

Price :

1: €900 until 1st July 2018

2: €1050 Until 1st October 2018

3: €1200 afterwards

Prices are only for teaching and do not include: flights, accommodation, food etc

For this immersion a 500€ non-refundable deposit has to be made
Your place on the course will only be guaranteed when the deposit has been recieved.

The deposit is payable by cheque or via bank transfer, paypal or Western Union (any extra tranfer charges will be billed to you).

Code of Conduct

Guidelines for getting the most out of the course :

• Students are only accepted if they are taking part in the full course timetable, from start to finish. Only in certain cases with older students can this rule be relaxed.

• In order to have time to acclimatize to India, it is recommended to arrive AT LEAST a week before.

• Students should not practice ANY other techniques during the course duration.

• Students should not give or receive any type of massage or bodywork during the course.

Attending class :

• Students should come on an empty stomach for morning practice (fruits or tea/coffee/milk maybe be taken 30 min’s before practice) and should have finished eating at least 4 hours before afternoon sessions.

• For the practice of Yoga, a vegetarian & highly digestible diet is recommended. Ask your teachers for more info on the subject.

• Come to session freshly bathed and always wash fully after class.

• Yoga clothes (Shorts/tshirts/leggings are good, not baggy trousers!) should be clean and only worn for yoga practice (not the clothes you wear in everyday life)

• You should arrive at the Yoga centre at least 10 minutes before course start time.

Our 1st year in Gokarna
We hadn't planned to start the course in Gokarna but a twist of fate led us there and we have been there every year since. In 2011 we did a 4 week nomadic Yoga course, we started in Goa at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre where we spent 2 weeks, then after the last class I took my motorbike and drove to Hampi to find a place to practice with the group. I found a temple with a spectacular view. The group arrived the next day and we stayed for 1 week, we did the same in Gokarna. The following year we planned 2 weeks in Goa and then 4 weeks in Gokarna. We arrived in Goa early but after a couple of weeks decided it was too hectic, so I took the bike again with Jiva and went to Gokarna. We went to the last shack on the beach looking for a house. The shack owner said he had one 200 metres back from the beach. The house was simple with lots of space around, and it is there (as you see in the video) where we made the first Gokarna Yoga Shala. We have since moved the shala further away from the house and constructed a semi-permanent structure which is fully equipped for Iyengar Yoga.
About Uma & Mahesh
After a year of visiting and practicing with numerous teachers, we found Iyengar Yoga with Sharat Arora.
We became hooked on that method which offered a very clear and pragmatic approach, so we dedicated the next 3 ½ years to intensive and extensive training. We went on to become assistant teachers at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre.