Hatha Yoga World
Hatha Yoga World
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Hatha yoga world provides its students with a profound and inimitable 200 hour Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training Program in both its centres which are respectively situated in the bountiful valley of Dharamshala and in the holy city of Rishikesh. The Hatha yoga world programs are created in order to deliver knowledge on both aesthetic as well practical aspects of yoga and meditation. Yoga and Meditation combined with the practice of pranayama forms a comprehensive spiritual practice which opens a path to healing and peace. In Patanjali’s Yoga, meditation is the seventh limbs which leads to Samadhi. In Vedanta and Buddhism, meditation also forms an important component of the path. Serious students of Yoga require a solid grounding in both the theory and practice of yoga poses, pranayama and meditation. This program is meant to deepen your understanding of yoga and meditation hence whether you are a beginner or an avid practitioner this program will help your understanding of the subject and will enable you to teach complex combination to individual and groups in the near future. Hatha Yoga World also offer daily drop in classes.
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Germany1 contribution
Nov 2022
I participated in the 200h YTT at Hatha Yoga World in November 2022 and I am very happy with my decision.
Pankaj, the director of the yoga school, is very experienced and a very good teacher. Thanks to his years of experience, you had the feeling that he knows exactly how to deal with each body and where the physical limits and weak points of each student are. In this way, each student improved individually in the Hatha classes and was able to increase their performance.
Despite the packed schedule, flexibility was given and especially due to sickness absences, the schedule was also adapted to the students and their wishes were taken into account.

Overall, the classes were very informative and had a very nice atmosphere. All teachers have an incredible knowledge of the various topics and were able to pass this on in good English. You can see that each of the teachers, whether philosophy, anatomy, hatha yoga or vinyasa yoga, lives and loves his respective subject with heart and soul and wants to share as much knowledge as possible with the students.

In addition to the classes, we were also very well taken care of. There was delicious Indian food every day and also here the wishes of the students were taken into account as well as intolerances or vegan diets. You can feel at this yoga school that it is run with the heart and that it is very close to Pankaj's heart that we all have a good time there. He also took us on excursions on Sundays or organized them for us upon request. He took care of many needs and was always there to help. You could ask him everything and learn a lot about the Indian culture. So once again a huge thank you to Pankaj and all the teachers of Hatha Yoga World for the wonderful and educational time.
Written 9 December 2022
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3 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
Hi, in 2017 I took my 200h certificate at Hatha Yoga World and in September 2022 I came back to upgrade my yoga skill. Now I am 500hour RYT.
I really like my teachers. They are fynny, amazing and unique. I learnt so much from them and we have laughted so much together.

Pankaj, he helped me a lot with the papirwork to come to India and he can be up the whole night to communicate and to be sure we students come save into the India and to Rishikesh. If we needed something we told him about it and the next day everything will be done. He is very good to listen to our needs.

The residence/ the hotel we have stayed is clean, the staffs are kind and helpful, the rooms are big and nice, the rooftop is amazing.I really like my hotel and feel like I am home.

I will recommend you to Hatha Yoga World. 😃
Written 3 November 2022
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Pavel P
1 contribution
Sep 2022
The two things I believe make the Hatha Yoga World experience great are Pankaj and the food.
On the teaching side Pankaj is beyond a doubt very experienced which shows in the ease with which he demonstrates the asanas, gives out verbal instructions how to get into the pose, helps with physical adjustments and alignment and is very good at looking out for weak spots and injuries and working around them. I always felt safe doing poses under his guidance and he somehow knows exactly when a person can push themselves a little more or when they need to relax the ego and back down. The best thing about his style of teaching is his look and expression - it simultaneously says "I know this is hard work, but you got it" and "Relax, smile, this is not serious". On the personal side Pankaj was there with us throughout the day, eating with us, showing us around the town and answering the never-ending questions about India, yoga and life in general. I cannot stress how down-to-earth this man is. As soon as class is over he's done being a teacher and is now your friend and equal.

And now the food. To start with your body is getting seriously challenged throughout the course and the fuel for your efforts is a very important part in my world. The meals were made using fresh ingredients that Pankaj picks out from the markets himself, is prepared by his wonderful team and staff on spot in the open kitchen - you can literally see it being cooked. It's full of color, diversity, fragrance and tastes absolutely amazing. I don't think there was one meal where I didn't refill my plate. I eat a lot, even by grandmother standards and there was never a bad look or feeling when I asked for seconds and thirds at each meal. I never left the table hungry or wanting.

Honorable mentions.
Raj the anatomy teacher is so good at connecting medical jargon to personal experience - by the end of class you will know exactly what a psoas is, where it is and what it does, and which asanas activate it.
Benu the philosophy teacher is a whirlwind of a man and his classes are pure chaos from which you go out thinking that everything is connected and the more you know the less you know. He also sings a lot.
Nitin the pranayama teacher is going to unlock your lungs but also make you dance with your eyes closed, draw funny pictures from which he reads your past and horoscope, and make filling your nose with salt water fun.
Anjali the vinyasa teacher will drill the asanas with you until you can perform them perfectly and say the Sanskrit names as you're flowing. And she probably has the best smile in the whole of India.
The room is cozy, bed is huge, view from the rooftop is amazing, the Ganga is begging you to swim in it.
Go for it, you won't regret it!
Written 16 October 2022
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Liva S
2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
Such a beautiful and educational experience. The view from the rooftop is just stunning, the food is so good and fresh, and the atmosphere in the school is really nice and relaxed. Pankaj has a good hard working team that did a great job of making our stay safe, comfortable and pleasant.

The teachers are amazing! The teaching is nice and structured, but there is still a calm vibe, which is great because then you can enjoy learning the materials and not feel stressed about it. It is very insipiring to get to be a student of such passionate and experienced teachers. They are so knowledgeable about all things yoga, and it has been an honour and privilege to learn from them.

And special thanks to Pankaj for his hard work and dedication. He did such a good job at making us all feel at home, and he is always there to help. His knowledge and long experience with yoga makes him a wonderful yoga teacher. He provides a lot of support and encouragement, and his teaching style makes you feel good and comfortable. He has taught me about the wonders of the yogic life style and I’m so exited to take this experience with me in the journey ahead.

Huge thanks to Hatha Yoga World. I am forever grateful!
Written 7 October 2022
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1 contribution
Aug 2022
My favorite part about the course, was the whole atmosphere. I felt so welcome by Pankaj and the whole team. Of course it was a pleasure to practice and hang out with my fellow students everyday as well! :-) The welcome on the first day, instantly made me feel comfortable and the yoga teachings are the best i have ever experienced. It really is the right choice, to go to India (and then to Hatha Yoga World) for learning and practicing yoga. The food was so good - I will miss breakfast with a view of the Himalaya mountains! I did not do the 200 hour teacher training because i wanted to be a yoga instructor professionally, but since doing the course i have actually been teaching. The course made me feel confident in my abilities and for me the whole course sparked an interest in sharing yoga. I cannot thank Pankaj and the Hatha Yoga World team enough for a fantastic experience. I will never forget it. Namaste
Written 31 August 2022
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Mireia V
Sheffield, UK9 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
The Yoga School where I did my 200 hour Teacher Training Course has been awarded as one of the 10% worldwide best place reviews from TripAdvisorp and I am not surprised at all!!
The quality of the school, teachers, food...
I am not where to start but I will start by talking about the owners of Hatha Yoga World, Pankaj and Julie Seth, who are a married couple and they are the perfect balance, Yang&Yin. Pankaj is native from India and he started practising yoga at a very young age. His knowledge is unbelievable in all aspects. He conducts the traditional Hatha. Julie, is the Yin. She is deeply into yoga and India with as well many years of yoga practitioner. She conducts the Yin, meditation and Vinyasa in a more modern way.
Then we got two Philosophy teachers who has been studying Yoga Philosophy as a degree, with masters, meditation schools, and so many more things. They are like proper gurus, honestly!! Their knowledge is mind blowing.
Anatomy was conducted by a doctor who's a yoga practitioner as well so he knew everything about it too, with the more scientist way and the holistic.
And now, I am gonna talk about the cooker! Oh god, he prepared the most amazing dishes! I was so concerned about which sort of food I would get there and if it would be enough. We had an Ayurvedic cuisine and loads of it. I was always repeating cause it was soo tasty!!!

Hatha yoga world is based in Rishiskesh, the heart of yoga in India. The school and the hotel are in the same building. Rooms are very big, double bed, balcony, own bathroom, hot water and Wi-Fi all day! They have a terrace with views to the Himalayas!

And now let's talk about the price. For the 200hour course, plus all day meals and room I paid just 1200 dollars!!! What about the flights? Around 400 to 500 pounds!
In the UK or anywhere in Europe this type of course with just the course it starts at the price of 2000 pounds...

I don't think I have anything else to say here. Check out their website🙏😊
Written 8 December 2020
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1 contribution
Nov 2019
I finished my 200 hr ttc at hatha yoga world 4 months ago. And since then I have missed all the teachers every single day. Out of the million schools I could have chosen, i reall8feel grateful to the universe that i chose this. My training was perfect in every since. Specially when I hear from my colleagues what thye9did in their ttc. Pankaj, the heath teacher is an alignment God. He changed my body within a month. He knows exactly when to push you and how much to push you. But that's not all
He walks the talk. He himself is a great practitioner who has changed his own life with yoga and his story is super inspiring.
Julie is the epitome of a compassionate, creative and honest yogini. Her evening classess are so warm and welcoming with creative sequencing and her energy is truly magnetic.
Benoo, our philosophy teacher is the funniest , craziest man with a wealth of knowledge. I could spend the entire month just talking to him and listening to him talk. The way he has taught me pranayama, has enabled me to give clear , detailed instructions to my fellow students. Raj is the anatomy teacher who takes real pride in his work and this shows when he teaches. He is well prepared, well educated and transmits anatomy knowledge in a practical sense too.
I know I'm babbling but I am so inspired by this yoga family of mine which really care about what they do as opposed to running it like a business. The accommodation is a hotel basically so is super comfortable and the best in rishikesh I can assure you.
A big shout out to the staff who go out fo your way to make your stay as comfortable as possible organising activities, laundry etc. I alsoncabt and this review without a ig shout to the cook mandal whose food is the best indian food I have had. Ps I'm indian too. But the food is of outstanding quality and I swear I have never eaten so much in my life! 4 aloo parathas for breakfast I'm looking at you!
Thank you to pankaj and julie who share a special place in my heart. I cant wait to go back to hatha yoga world for more training.
Written 6 March 2020
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Naina we are sending much love! Thank you for your beautiful review. We miss you and are truly grateful for our time together. All the best and be blessed! Kindest thoughts Julie and Pankaj
Written 7 March 2020
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK235 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
I completed my 200 YTT at Hatha Yoga World earlier this month and it was such a fabulous experience! I found myself there after another YTT fell through and I'm really grateful that it did, as I'm sure it wouldn't have been as good as this one; it's rare that the training, teachers, food, accomodation and staff are all of such a high standard.

Pankaj and Julie are great yoga teachers. Pankaj teaches Hatha and his demonstrations, explanations and adjustments are fantastic; Julie teaches Hatha flow/vinyasa and yin and she was wonderful too; the queen of yin! Both had me achieving things like headstands within a matter of days-I think it was because they both made me feel so comfortable and relaxed, even though I was learning so much. I feel like I will be a good teacher of asanas, given time and experience, thanks to them!

Benu taught us philosophy, mantras and pranayama and opened up a whole new world for me. He made me realise that yoga isn't just about asanas and I intend to study more now that I am back home. He is extremely knowledgeable yet highly amusing, so we always looked forward to his classes. Raj the anatomy teacher also blew my mind with his knowledge-he made anatomy look easy! I liked the way he always explained or demonstrated how anatomy and yoga were related. So interesting.

On top of all this great training we had western style rooms which were clean, cosy and homely and amazing food, cooked by the wonderful Mandal! I expected to be half starved on my YTT but instead I put weight on! His food was a joy to eat. Plus we had a lovely team on reception with Rakesh and Dibo-always so helpful and friendly.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this YTT to anyone considering it. You will have a wonderful experience, with support from all at Hatha Yoga World(especially when you need it most), and receive an excellent teacher training course that will serve you well both as an individual and as an instructor.
Written 16 December 2019
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Joséphine D
2 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
I went to Hatha yoga world for a one week retreat because I did yoga just few times before, never seriously.
It was a small group where I was very well welcomed, the teachers are incredible. I felt like home.
The bedrooms are very big and clean, and the food...... wonderful!!!!
This experience changed my life, specially how I see my future now.
Thank you is not strong enough to represent my gratefulness.
Written 14 December 2019
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Poveshnee Naidu
1 contribution
Nov 2019 • Solo
I feel immensely blessed to have completed my 200 YTT at Hatha Yoga World. Julie and Pankaj are incredible teachers - their teaching styles of Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa/Yin Yoga respectively, complement each other quite well and this was a great balance for me, to learn and practice yoga. Benu, the philosophy teacher is amazing - he is insightful and knowledgable, on not just the philosophy of Yoga, but everyday life. And he has a quirky and fun-loving personality which is endearing. The anatomy teacher, Raj, is excellent and provided us with a thorough knowledge on yoga and anatomy and their association together.

Mandal, who cooked our food is great! The food was delicious! Words fail me in expressing how happy I and the rest of my fellow students were, with all our meals. Rakesh and Dibo at reception are always welcoming with a friendly smile and were willing to assist me with anything I needed.

This YTT was a wonderful and truly rewarding journey for me. The dedication, love, effort and continuous support and motivation from Julie and Pankaj and the rest of the team at Hatha Yoga World made this an experience, I hold dear to my heart.

If you are interested in a YTT course, I urge you to consider Hatha Yoga World - you will be so happy you did!

Love and light,
Written 13 December 2019
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