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Hatha Yoga World

4.78

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Laxman jhoola, Laxman Jhula Rd, Tapovan

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Fitness Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Specialty Yoga

Trainings Formats

Full-time
usually intensive/immersion

Residential
trainees stay on-site

Non-residential
trainees commute to the program

Languages

English, Hindi, Sanskrit

About Hatha Yoga World

Hatha Yoga World is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance, which designates this teacher training program as one which follows Yoga Alliance’s standards. Students who complete a verified training with this school may be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance...

Hatha Yoga World is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance, which designates this teacher training program as one which follows Yoga Alliance’s standards. Students who complete a verified training with this school may be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs).

First Registered October 2014

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  • 5 out of 5
    By: Liina Vaabel Jul 12, 2021

    My teacher training program with Hatha Yoga World was amazing! There were so many schools to choose from in Rishikesh so at the beginning, it felt very overwhelming. But I'm so happy that I chose Hatha Yoga World. Pankaj and Julie were so welcoming, kind and lovely people so I felt right at home. The school was beautiful and the food was so delicious that I was looking forward to each meal! I completed the 300 hour program which was physically and mentally quite challenging but I loved every minute of it. The teachers were very knowledgeable and passionate. Pankaj is patient, compassionate but strict in his traditional Hatha yoga classes. I also liked the adjustment classes we had with him as it made us understand the anatomy behind each posture and the way you can adjust your students. Julie is the most beautiful teacher who guided us through some nice Vinyasa flows and amazing Yin classes. I think Pankaj and Julie create a nice balance in the school, a real Yin and Yang. Overall, I recommend this school to anyone who is looking to deepen their practice or want to become a yoga teacher. The team of teachers will guide you through the philosophy, anatomy, meditation, pranayama and the practice of asana, so you will feel ready to teach. Everyone is very kind and always ready to help and answer your questions. I really loved my time in Rishikesh and I cannot wait until the borders open so I can go back for further studies with Pankaj, Julie and the team. 🙏💕

    • General Comments

      My teacher training program with Hatha Yoga World was amazing! There were so many schools to choose from in Rishikesh so at the beginning, it felt very overwhelming. But I'm so happy that I chose Hatha Yoga World. Pankaj and Julie were so welcoming, kind and lovely people so I felt right at home. The school was beautiful and the food was so delicious that I was looking forward to each meal! I completed the 300 hour program which was physically and mentally quite challenging but I loved every minute of it. The teachers were very knowledgeable and passionate. Pankaj is patient, compassionate but strict in his traditional Hatha yoga classes. I also liked the adjustment classes we had with him as it made us understand the anatomy behind each posture and the way you can adjust your students. Julie is the most beautiful teacher who guided us through some nice Vinyasa flows and amazing Yin classes. I think Pankaj and Julie create a nice balance in the school, a real Yin and Yang. Overall, I recommend this school to anyone who is looking to deepen their practice or want to become a yoga teacher. The team of teachers will guide you through the philosophy, anatomy, meditation, pranayama and the practice of asana, so you will feel ready to teach. Everyone is very kind and always ready to help and answer your questions. I really loved my time in Rishikesh and I cannot wait until the borders open so I can go back for further studies with Pankaj, Julie and the team. 🙏💕
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Experience Yoga with Darci Feb 02, 2021

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Nicola Kelly Hemingway Oct 24, 2020

    With so many options it is a difficult decision to know which school to chose in Rishikesh - and I am so glad I chose Hatha Yoga World. From the start you are made to feel welcomed and this continues throughout and after the course (I also went back again to learn a little more!) Over the weeks you are carefully guided through the programme by a fantastic team of teachers, each with vast knowledge in their fields be it philosophy, anatomy or asanas. The course is intense and involves physical and mental challenges but the solid foundation built at the start of the course and the experience of the teachers mean that the challenges are surmountable and you achieve your true potential. This makes the course valuable as you learn so much more than you think you can. The ‘icing on the cake’ was the food! Each day starts with fresh fruit, juice, porridge or my favourite, paratha and spinach - all freshly prepared and much needed after the morning practice. Lunch and the evening meal are again freshly cooked each day and there is always salads, soups, and vegetarian main meals. I had the opportunity to join the chef for the preparation of one of the meals and hopefully will be able to remember one or two hints for when I return home... All the staff at the hotel are always ready to help and support day or night and this along with the super comfortable rooms (they even have usb plug sockets!) makes this the perfect choice for continuing or even starting the yoga journey 💕🙏💕

    • General Comments

      With so many options it is a difficult decision to know which school to chose in Rishikesh - and I am so glad I chose Hatha Yoga World. From the start you are made to feel welcomed and this continues throughout and after the course (I also went back again to learn a little more!) Over the weeks you are carefully guided through the programme by a fantastic team of teachers, each with vast knowledge in their fields be it philosophy, anatomy or asanas. The course is intense and involves physical and mental challenges but the solid foundation built at the start of the course and the experience of the teachers mean that the challenges are surmountable and you achieve your true potential. This makes the course valuable as you learn so much more than you think you can. The ‘icing on the cake’ was the food! Each day starts with fresh fruit, juice, porridge or my favourite, paratha and spinach - all freshly prepared and much needed after the morning practice. Lunch and the evening meal are again freshly cooked each day and there is always salads, soups, and vegetarian main meals. I had the opportunity to join the chef for the preparation of one of the meals and hopefully will be able to remember one or two hints for when I return home... All the staff at the hotel are always ready to help and support day or night and this along with the super comfortable rooms (they even have usb plug sockets!) makes this the perfect choice for continuing or even starting the yoga journey 💕🙏💕
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Michael Benyamin Jun 26, 2020

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Shannon Jiricka Mar 13, 2020

    My sister went in 2012, she absolutely loved it and recommended I go. In 2017 I attended their teacher training program and it was an incredible, positively life changing experience. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in furthering their own yoga practice or for getting their Yoga Teacher Training Certification. I will definitely be going back to Hatha Yoga World to further my training in the future.

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Hatha Yoga World’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      My sister went in 2012, she absolutely loved it and recommended I go. In 2017 I attended their teacher training program and it was an incredible, positively life changing experience. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in furthering their own yoga practice or for getting their Yoga Teacher Training Certification. I will definitely be going back to Hatha Yoga World to further my training in the future.
  • 4.5 out of 5
    By: Saija Sarell Oct 02, 2019

    Julie and Pankaj at Hatha Yoga World are really dedicated and talented teachers. It was a great experience to do a 200-h teacher training with them in Rishkikesh.

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Hatha Yoga World’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      Julie and Pankaj at Hatha Yoga World are really dedicated and talented teachers. It was a great experience to do a 200-h teacher training with them in Rishkikesh.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Bayona Caroline Sep 22, 2019

    Professional, talented, inspiring school! It is the second course I have completed with this amazing school, this summer I came back to Rishikesh 2 years after completing my 200 TTC in 2017. I highly recommend this school for the following reasons: great school program, fantastic and very skilled teachers (Benu, Raj, Rohit, Julie and Pankaj), delicious food, great and modern yoga shala (many props), spacious and clean accommodation. The team of teacher is very valuable and talented, I was able to ask so many questions, they all are really nice teachers, patients, dedicated, and passionated, and it makes the difference!! Two years ago I also did my 200 hours TTC at Hatha Yoga World, it was already amazing, doing the next level (300 TTC) I feel the difference in my knowledges, my confidence and skills about teaching. I recommend to people who plan to do a 200 TTC and a 300 TTC to do it with Hatha Yoga World, it's a really complete and continuous course! This point was really important for me! Modern school with traditional teachings (important point when I decided to come to India to learn about the Yoga tradition). Hatha Yoga & Adjustements class: Pankaj is the director of the school, and one of the best teacher you can meet in Rishikesh. Love, compassion, knowledge, discipline can describe Pankaj, you'll learn about traditional Hatha Yoga and his great adjustment method, you'll feel confident to teach coming back home. Hatha-Vinyasa & Yin Yoga: Julie will teach you how to sequence your Hatha-Vinyasa class, and Yin Yoga class, she is a very talented and inspiring teacher. She also teach meditation and mindfulness. Philosophy and Pranayama: so many subjects covered, talented and passionated teacher, Benu is one of the best. Anatomy: a perfect blend between theory & practice/adjustments, I like the way Raj was teaching. Ashtanga Vinyasa: Rohit is very skilled, he went to Mysore to learn Asthanga Vinyasa and share with you his knowledge, he is patient and adapt the rhythm, I have learn so much with him. --> Learning about different styles of physical yoga is real advantage, it opens the fields of your possibilities. If I could I'll go back to Hatha Yoga World to do another course, I'll do it, it is a life-changing experience! You really feel like a family when live there for a month, Pankaj & Julie are beautiful, careful and friendly persons. Tapovan area is nice, lots of great cafes, restaurants, to spend some of your free time! I'm so grateful towards everyone involved in my course, I learnt so much and spend a magical month in Rishikesh! Namaste

    • General Comments

      Professional, talented, inspiring school! It is the second course I have completed with this amazing school, this summer I came back to Rishikesh 2 years after completing my 200 TTC in 2017. I highly recommend this school for the following reasons: great school program, fantastic and very skilled teachers (Benu, Raj, Rohit, Julie and Pankaj), delicious food, great and modern yoga shala (many props), spacious and clean accommodation. The team of teacher is very valuable and talented, I was able to ask so many questions, they all are really nice teachers, patients, dedicated, and passionated, and it makes the difference!! Two years ago I also did my 200 hours TTC at Hatha Yoga World, it was already amazing, doing the next level (300 TTC) I feel the difference in my knowledges, my confidence and skills about teaching. I recommend to people who plan to do a 200 TTC and a 300 TTC to do it with Hatha Yoga World, it's a really complete and continuous course! This point was really important for me! Modern school with traditional teachings (important point when I decided to come to India to learn about the Yoga tradition). Hatha Yoga & Adjustements class: Pankaj is the director of the school, and one of the best teacher you can meet in Rishikesh. Love, compassion, knowledge, discipline can describe Pankaj, you'll learn about traditional Hatha Yoga and his great adjustment method, you'll feel confident to teach coming back home. Hatha-Vinyasa & Yin Yoga: Julie will teach you how to sequence your Hatha-Vinyasa class, and Yin Yoga class, she is a very talented and inspiring teacher. She also teach meditation and mindfulness. Philosophy and Pranayama: so many subjects covered, talented and passionated teacher, Benu is one of the best. Anatomy: a perfect blend between theory & practice/adjustments, I like the way Raj was teaching. Ashtanga Vinyasa: Rohit is very skilled, he went to Mysore to learn Asthanga Vinyasa and share with you his knowledge, he is patient and adapt the rhythm, I have learn so much with him. --> Learning about different styles of physical yoga is real advantage, it opens the fields of your possibilities. If I could I'll go back to Hatha Yoga World to do another course, I'll do it, it is a life-changing experience! You really feel like a family when live there for a month, Pankaj & Julie are beautiful, careful and friendly persons. Tapovan area is nice, lots of great cafes, restaurants, to spend some of your free time! I'm so grateful towards everyone involved in my course, I learnt so much and spend a magical month in Rishikesh! Namaste
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Paulina Romanishko Jul 31, 2019

    This school provides its students with a variety of skills that lets them not only deepen their fundamental understanding of yoga, but also strengthens their confidence in teaching the knowledge they have learned through 200 hours of practice and theory. Pankaj's 'hands-on' adjustment method taught me to be comfortable adjusting people and this is something that most schools may not touch on. I truly believe it is an extremely beneficial technique and I really feel like this course changed not only my understanding of yoga in general, but they way I live my life. I cannot recommend this school enough!

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Hatha Yoga World’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      This school provides its students with a variety of skills that lets them not only deepen their fundamental understanding of yoga, but also strengthens their confidence in teaching the knowledge they have learned through 200 hours of practice and theory. Pankaj's 'hands-on' adjustment method taught me to be comfortable adjusting people and this is something that most schools may not touch on. I truly believe it is an extremely beneficial technique and I really feel like this course changed not only my understanding of yoga in general, but they way I live my life. I cannot recommend this school enough!
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Svenja Adamek Jul 14, 2019

    Highly professional and supportive

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Hatha Yoga World’s 300-hour advanced teacher training prepares its trainees to teach principles and techniques of yoga that are more advanced, and to teach with greater skill, than could reasonably be expected of an RYT 200.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      Highly professional and supportive
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Ulysses Tavares Mar 07, 2019

    I felt through out the entire course my body improving at a steady pace. I could not even forward fold and touch the ground properly when I arrived, through diligence and practice most forward folds have considerably improved and some posture I can actually properly fold myself and put my head on my legs. The philosophy class helped alot in accomplishing this. By using the proper breathing (Pranayama) and Bandha in the asana one can go beyond the regular limitations. I truly enjoyed the experience over there, thanks Pankaj, Julie and everyone for your teaching.

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 4 = Mostly
      Hatha Yoga World’s 300-hour advanced teacher training prepares its trainees to teach principles and techniques of yoga that are more advanced, and to teach with greater skill, than could reasonably be expected of an RYT 200.

      Mostly

    • General Comments

      I felt through out the entire course my body improving at a steady pace. I could not even forward fold and touch the ground properly when I arrived, through diligence and practice most forward folds have considerably improved and some posture I can actually properly fold myself and put my head on my legs. The philosophy class helped alot in accomplishing this. By using the proper breathing (Pranayama) and Bandha in the asana one can go beyond the regular limitations. I truly enjoyed the experience over there, thanks Pankaj, Julie and everyone for your teaching.
First Registered October 2014

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 39

By Liina Vaabel RYT® 500

Jul 12, 2021

My teacher training program with Hatha Yoga World was amazing! There were so many schools to choose from in Rishikesh so at the beginning, it felt very overwhelming. But I'm so happy that I chose Hatha Yoga World. Pankaj and Julie were so welcoming, kind and lovely people so I felt right at home. The school was beautiful and the food was so delicious that I was looking forward to each meal! I completed the 300 hour program which was physically and mentally quite challenging but I loved every minute of it. The teachers were very knowledgeable and passionate. Pankaj is patient, compassionate but strict in his traditional Hatha yoga classes. I also liked the adjustment classes we had with him as it made us understand the anatomy behind each posture and the way you can adjust your students. Julie is the most beautiful teacher who guided us through some nice Vinyasa flows and amazing Yin classes. I think Pankaj and Julie create a nice balance in the school, a real Yin and Yang. Overall, I recommend this school to anyone who is looking to deepen their practice or want to become a yoga teacher. The team of teachers will guide you through the philosophy, anatomy, meditation, pranayama and the practice of asana, so you will feel ready to teach. Everyone is very kind and always ready to help and answer your questions. I really loved my time in Rishikesh and I cannot wait until the borders open so I can go back for further studies with Pankaj, Julie and the team. 🙏💕 Full Review

By Experience Yoga with Darci RYT® 200

Feb 02, 2021

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