Hatha Yoga World


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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

usually intensive/immersion

trainees stay on-site

trainees commute to the program


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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First Registered October 2014

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 40

By Pavel Petkov RYT® 200

Oct 19, 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! Full Review

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

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