Pankaj is born and raised in the holy city of Varanasi. Over many years of sadhana and teaching experience, Pankaj has developed a deep understanding of the body. By observing the body and the potential of practitioners, Pankaj has the ability to guide students to explore their limits. After working with Western people, Pankaj has gained an understanding of the modern mind and body and how imbalances affect people. Pankaj helps students to deal with mental and physical challenges to bring clarity, balance, and freedom into their life.
With a spiritual perspective, Julie focuses on chakras, meditation, philosophy, and pranayama and leads the way to this knowledge with a warm-hearted female energy. She teaches Hatha Vinyasa which is a mixture of the best from the two styles and Yin yoga. Always paying respect to the root and true essence of yoga, she has a spiritual approach in her teachings but also covers practical topics like how to create a yoga asana sequence with a theme focus. The theme could be chakras, the five elements, etc. You will receive plenty of tools from Julie to become a confident and compassionate teacher.
from Australia, August 2017
Pankaj knows a lot about yoga and has practiced for many years.
He is a kind man who gives very professional classes.
His adjustment class was also very helpful.
I did my second 200h Teacher Training in Rishikesh with Pankaj. He's a phenomenal teacher (funny, happy and very experienced Yogi) and can explain the meaning of Yoga in simple words.
I've learned so much during this training, also in the free time I had, while talking to the teachers.
I loved the traditional Hatha Yoga Style and that we also could learn from a western teacher some Flow Style. The special thing here is, that you learn the Art of Adjustment, which helped me to become more aware about how to align my own body correctly in the Asanas as well.
The program was intense and I grew so much personally in this month.
I was impressed, what my body is capable of learning and doing!
The perfect adjustments from Pankaj helped so much, because my mind always told me "no, you can't do it, you can't go further" but my body was able to do much more and feeling very good with that!
I liked it so much, that I decided to do my 300h TTC with Hatha Yoga World too, bit in Dharamsala!
I like it, that they have 2 places to choose from and it's possible to join training all year round.
All in all, I highly recommend this place if you want to learn a lot about Yoga and yourself!
Ayah Norris Canada
I loved my experience at Hatha Yoga World! It was great to have the balance of learning traditional Hatha yoga from Pankaj, as well as a more Western style flow from Sharon. I also loved our Pranayama, Anatomy and Philosophy classes. All teachers were knowledgeable, experienced, caring, and attentive. Both Rishikesh and Dharamsala facilities and surroundings are perfect to immerse yourself in the study of yoga. I feel very equipped and empowered to begin my yoga teaching career after this training!
Ido Peretz Israel
I did my 200 Hours TTC here in february 2017 in Rishikesh.
the facilities are very comfortable and the hotel were the course is taking place is in a good location (5 mints walk from the center of lax manjula, but in a quiet neighborhood).
the stuff was very nice, and the food was good and plenty.
now for the impotent staff! :) the teachers here are incredible, Pankaj teaches a very strong style of hata yoga and Sharon vinyasa/ hata flow was amazing!
both teachers were very much professionals in their yoga practical knowledge. and most impotent, they set an example on the yogi way of life which was a big inspiration for me!
the other teachers, for yoga philosophy and anatomy were also very professional and knew their stuff :)
I highly recommend this institute for every one seeking a strong base in hata yoga,
amazing teachers, great and happy atmosphere and good accommodations :)
Lisa Rollauer Canada
I attended a 200 hr YTT in Rishikesh in February 2017. This had been a long-time dream of mine and I loved my experience at Hatha Yoga World.
Pankaj is an amazing teacher and his hands-on adjustments were fantastic; they took me so much deeper into my practice and taught me how to adjust others to ensure proper alignment and to prevent injuries.
I really appreciated the small class size, which allowed for a much more intimate experience.
The room was very comfortable, all of the food was delicious, and all staff were friendly, welcoming, and helpful.
I would highly recommend Pankaj and Hatha Yoga World!
Erika Bouthillier Canada
I highly recommend Hatha Yoga World!!! I did the 200h TTC and and I am so happy about it! Everything was pretty good, everyone was so nice and made me fell welcome! Pankaj is a wonderful person and yoga teacher, his adjustment class is really amazing! I am now thinking a lot about doing the 300h TTC because i just loved my hole experience so much!