28 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

  • Hotel Hermitage, Tapovan, Laxman Jhula, Badrinath Marg, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India


200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

  • 28 days with instruction
  • Held in Rishikesh, Hatha Yoga Worlds The Art of Adjustment is a residential, adjustment-centered 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course fully certified by Yoga Alliance, USA. Hatha Yoga World has talked to hundreds of yoga students about what they did and did not like in their training courses and has designed the program with their feedback in mind. The course includes yoga training from a registered yoga school, course material, accommodation, and food. After completing the course, students can register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) 200.

    Yoga for everyone

    Hatha Yoga World believes yoga is for everyone. You will be welcomed into a safe, supportive space where they only ask that you engage yourself in the present moment with an open heart. You dont have to touch your toes to do yoga! Yoga is the integration of mind, body, and spirit. Hatha Yoga Worlds course is designed to foster transformation and growth within you and around you. Much of the curriculum derives from Patanjalis yoga sutras, which lays out a system approach to move toward greater physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being (and eventually enlightenment).


    • 2 daily yoga classes
    • Daily meditation sessions
    • Adjustment training and teaching methodology
    • Mantra chanting and pranayama sessions
    • Cleansing / detoxifying process
    • 27 nights accommodation
    • 3 daily Sattvic meals

    Skill level

    • Beginner


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    A combination of value for money pricing, tasteful decor with a mix of aesthetics, utility and impeccable personalized services make Hermitage Hotel a your-kind-of-Place.

    It is the place to unwind with all the space to relax, to refresh, and to be pampered.

    Rooms have huge welcoming balconies and are carefully designed to offer you the synergy of simplicity and ultimate comfort. Theres also a facility of dormitory with 8 beds with ample of individual space.


    • 24 hours hot and cold water
    • All major credit cards accepted
    • Car / Bus rental
    • Doctor on call
    • Free WIFI broadband
    • Laundry service
    • Roof-top restaurant
    • Round the clock room services
    • Travel counter
    • TV with cable network

    Patanjalis yoga sutras

    Known as the father of yoga, Patanjali wrote his famous collection of aphorisms, known collectively as the yoga sutras, roughly 2600 years ago. The 196 sutras (verses) are divided into four chapters. The first chapter describes yoga and the nature and means to achieve Samadhi. In the second chapter, Patanjali describes Kriya yoga and Ashtanga yoga (8 limbs). The third chapter focuses on siddhis, or supernatural powers. The final chapter describes the process of liberation and the reality of the transcended ego.

    Patanjali laid a detailed path to enlightenment, known as the eight-limbed path or Ashtanga yoga. Due to the popularity of the Astanga style (Mysore) of Hatha yoga, this journey may also be referred to as Raja yoga.

    What is Hatha yoga?

    Hatha yoga is an ancient Indian system that combines physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation with various cleansing practices. The word Hatha, which can be broken into Ha (sun) and Tha (moon), represents the balance between opposing forces or the balance between mind-body-spirit. Hatha yoga concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. Most yoga in the West is Hatha-based.

    Within each sequence (series of poses), Hatha Yoga World teaches the foundations for each posture and offer modifications to lessen or heighten the difficulty of the pose. They offer a deep understanding of postural alignment and safe methods for assisting and adjusting.

    What will you learn?

    Hatha Yoga World wants students to graduate as teachers who are highly confident giving instructions, performing demonstrations, and making hands-on adjustments. As such, the program focuses on providing you with opportunities to develop your skills as both a teacher and student. You will attend lectures about Yoga Philosophy and Anatomy and Physiology. In the A&P classes, they apply their teaching of body mechanics onto real bodies, allowing you to see the differences between individuals with different musculoskeletal structures. Each day, you will have an hour devoted toward gaining practical experience making adjustments, either as corrections or to send a student deeper into a pose.

    Since they believe that becoming a good teacher first means becoming a good student, the first two hour yoga practice of the day is silent. The two-hour afternoon class focuses on teaching methodology, making adjustments, and is open to questions. They have frequent optional movie screenings in the evening, where you can deepen your knowledge through films about anatomy, Indian philosophy, and various metaphysical subjects. You will also benefit from weekly mentoring and guidance given individually.

    You will also leave the program confident in both the theoretical and practical aspects of Patanjalis 8 Limbs of Yoga: Asana (postures), Pranayama (breathing exercises), Meditation. You will also learn about kriyas (cleansing practices), mudras (gestures or attitudes), bandhas (locks), etc.

    Daily Schedule

    • 06.30: Wake up
    • 06.45: Ayurvedic tea
    • 07.00-08.00: Meditation
    • 08.00-10.00: Morning asana class
    • 10.00-11.00: Breakfast
    • 11.00-12.00: Philosophy
    • 12.00-13.00: Anatomy and physiology
    • 13.00-14.00: Lunch
    • 14.00-15.30: Self-study
    • 15.30-16.30: Adjustment training and teaching methodology
    • 16.30-18.30: Evening asana class
    • 18.30-19.: Mantra chanting and pranayama
    • 19.00-20.00: Dinner
    • 21.30: Lights out

    With a milieu of Shivalik Hills covered with green velvet, Hotel Hermitage is situated at the finest location of Rishikesh, Tapovan. It is just 0.5 kilometer from the iconic Laxman Jhoola one of the prime attractions of the region.

    The belief

    Indians take their food very seriously. We believe that eating the right food is an essential part of living a Yogic life. What we eat, not only influences our physical well being, but also our emotions and thoughts.

    The cuisine

    Whatever they prepare at Hermitage, is fresh natural meals, low in fat and calories with an emphasis on whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, low-fat dairy products, and we avoid artificial salts, colors, flavors and preservatives.

    The objective

    Their constant effort is to provide a rejuvenation cuisine for guests, who, whilst relaxing, desire to re-vitalize their body and soul through a healthy approach to diet and lifestyle. This leads to a liberating way of eating, unlike any other.

    Meals Offered

    A light healthy satvik breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included in all our training packages.

    Fresh fruit, porridge, Muesli and fresh curd ,upma (south indian delicacy) ,toast ,eggs ,butter/honey, herbal tea ,fresh juice will be served.

    A buffet style lunch consisting of Delicate Indian dishes like lentils, papad ,raita (made with fresh curd),rice, chapatti along with fresh seasonal vegetables ,soups and salads .

    Dinner will be similar to lunch and will be served 6 days a week .

    At Hermitage, you get a way of life that speaks to your mind, body and soul. Being blessed by Mother Nature, you can indulge in activities like rafting, camping, mountaineering and other sports. For those who want to rejuvenate their mind and soul programs on yoga, meditation and Reiki are conducted exclusively for residents within the hotel premises.

    Other activities

    • Satsang
    • Kitran
    • Movie night (Yogic and spiritual movies)
    • Concerts
    • Cooking class
    • Indian classical dance
    • Free flow dance
    • 3 Sattvic (Indian vegetarian) meals each day
    • 27 nights accommodation
    • 200 hours of yoga teacher training from a registered school
    • Course materials
    • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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    • Review by Isabela from Valencia, Spain

      "The 200-hour YTT was a wonderful experience. Hard work and lots of things to learn, but the people were wonderful and since we were only 3 people in the course, the approach was very personal. I have learned tones. Rishikesh is also a magical place that transmits lots of peacefulness and positive vibe. It is currently the cold season, so it did feel a bit too cold at times. I would probably recommend people to go there when the weather is a bit warmer, yet it might be then too warm for certain individuals.The accommodation was good and the food throughout the whole training wonderful. "

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    • Review by Jakob Tedrick from USA

      "Hatha Yoga World did an amazing job. The instructors are competent and exremely professional. They give their trainees a thorough background in yoga and the philosophy behind yoga. I feel more than ready to teach yoga to everyone and anyone. Thank you Hatha Yoga World!"

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    • Review by Albe Vitta from Spain

      "Hatha Yoga World was an amazing school to go through. The teachers were extremely competent and professional. The standards of how they teach prospective teachers yoga are very high, in accordance with Yoga Alliance standards. After completing the YTT from Hatha Yoga World, I feel very ready and able to begin teaching yoga to everyone and anyone. Thank you, Hatha Yoga World!"

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    • Review by Katie Ruddin from United Kingdom

      "Hatha Yoga World is a great School to learn Yoga. Pankaj Seth is such a beautiful lots of pateince and is always smiling. Whilst Pankaj Seth is patient he always pushes you to limits which you thought were unreachable. This course truly changed my life in many ways and I will always be eternally grateful to Pankaj Seth, Mohan, the beautiful ladies on my course whom I am still friends with all the other lovely staff. Namaste"

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    • Review by Jese fitz from Australia

      "The 200hr course in Rishikesh was great for what I was looking for at the time. I met some wonderful people and the hotel was a treat. The teachers all brought something different to their classes, which was refreshing. I will continue my yoga training at home, however I could never swap the experience of being in one of the great spiritual entrees of yoga, the music, the chanting, the festivals, the fireworks! Beautiful memories."

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    • Review by Shelly Malnick from Israel

      "My experience with Hatha yoga teacher training course was absolutely incredible! I met Pankaj almost 4 years ago, and I fell in love with Yoga and how it made me feel. I decided then and there that i would learn how to make people feel about Yoga in the same way that i felt. I had no doubt that Hatha Yoga world would be the way! And 3 years later, there I was, becoming a Yoga teacher by the help of the amazing teachers: Pankaj, Sue and Bannu. I learnt so much in a month and I try to implement it in my everyday hectic life. Everyday I try to control the fluctuation if my mind and I have the voice of my teacher Pankaj in the back of my mind guiding me in the hard times. I recommend this course to anyone that feels a connection to this ancient way of life, this course will help you understand a little bit and will open your appetite for more knowledge."

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    • Review by Agathe Tremblay from Canada

      "I came across Hatha Yoga World by accident, had a couple classes and, without knowing anything about yoga, came back for the teacher training course! This was clearly the best decision. This course was an incredibly meaningful experience, where I got to learn so much about physical and mental health, meet amazing people and grow so much as a person. But mostly, it reminded me how trying something new is so rewarding. Great teachers and atmosphere. I would definitely recommend it!"

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    • Review by Isabel Yurrita from Spain

      "The 200-hour YTT was a wonderful experience. Hard work and lots of things to learn, but the people were wonderful and since we were only 3 people in the course, the approach was very personal. I have learned tones. Rishikesh is also a magical place that transmits lots of peacefulness and positive vibe. It is currently the cold season, so it did feel a bit too cold at times. I would probably recommend people to go there when the weather is a bit warmer, yet it might be then too warm for certain individuals. The accommodation was good and the food throughout the whole training wonderful."

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    • Review by Emma Bird from United Kingdom

      "Hatha yoga world ttc is a fun, friendly but professional school. The course is well structured with amazing teachers, each have good knowledge in each subject not just they're specialised subject. The rooms are spacious and the food is so fresh and tasty. The thing that sets hatha yoga world apart from other schools are pankaj 's adjustments, they are amazing. After just 2 classes Pankaj knew all my weaknesses just by looking at me. I love both Rishikesh and Dharamshala they both are beautiful in their own way but Rishikesh will always have a special place in my heart. Highly recommend this course to everyone no matter how much of a novice or how advanced, the teachers can always help you grow and progress. Namaste"

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    • Review by Katie Rosie from Europe

      "While I was in India I took many yoga classes, found a new appreciation for the practice and learned so much. One place in particular stuck in my mind. While in Dharamsala I took many classes from Pankaj at Yoga World. He was truly an excellent instructor. Really gave a lot of attention to each one of his students, helped correct our poses and taught us a lot about the whole practice. Each class went by so quickly and I couldn't wait to go to the next. It was easy to show up because Pankaj really made a welcoming environment, and pushed us to our potential. I learned a lot from his classes and hope that when I return I can practice with him again!"

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    • Review by Rachel Sontag from Europe

      "After trying lots of different yoga teachers in McLeod Ganj I was fortunate enough to stumble into Pankajs class. Im so glad I did. Pankaj had a deep understanding of how the body and mind work together. He pays close attention to posture and alignment and makes helpful suggestions that have changed the way I do yoga. After a few classes I began to feel a real change in my postures. Pankajs classes flow beautifully and I always left feelings worlds lighter and more clear, in body and mind. I have taken much of what I learned from Pankaj back to home with me. I look forward to my next visit to India and taking more classes with him. He is mindful and knowledgeable and a pleasure to learn from."

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    • Review by Benita Sjoestroem Waleij from Europe

      "I did my teacher training with guruji in 2012 in Bhagsu dharamasala. Before I met guruji I had tried many different teachers during my travels in India. But he is the best one I could find. I love his yoga classes and his technique really improved my body in short time. The teacher training course gave me good knowledge and insight in the philosophy behind the yoga practice. As a teacher guruji was very motivating and knowledgeable, especially about the physical condition of the body and how one can work with ones limitations in the best way. I feel I did learn a lot from him and after the TTC I feel secure in teaching others. Guruji always supports me and I can always ask him questions about my yoga practice if I feel insecure..."

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    • Review by Jasmin from UK

      "I did my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Hatha Yoga World in October 2015. It was by far the best thing I have done. From start to finish it was excellent, the classes and teachers were knowledgable and helpful and the food and accommodation was lovely. Pankaj is a great teacher and and happy to help with anything. I highly recommend this Yoga School to anyone! See you in 2017 Pankaj for the 300 hour TTC!"

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    • Review by Jil from Germany

      "I did my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Hatha Yoga World in October 2015 and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I was ready for a new direction in life and decided to do the TTC even though I had only been doing yoga for around two years. I got the right guidance to deepen my own practice, learn more about the spiritual side of yoga and meet new friends. We were a beautiful group with people from all over the world and it felt like a little family for those 4 weeks.Pankaj is an amazing teacher who has pushed me to my limits and showed me that I can do everything if I believe in myself. I have learned so much and cannot wait to get back to learn more. The school is located in the Hermitage Hotel in Rishikesh and the staff provided a wonderful place for us. The room was clean and the food was delicious. I can highly recommend staying with Pankaj and his team!"

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    • Review by Monique Williams from South Africa

      "I had the pleasure of completing my 300 hour Yoga Teacher Trainer with Hatha Yoga World in their Rishikesh location. As this was my 2nd YTT, I had my standards set high to ensure I received the attention that I needed to feel confident in my teaching abilities.Hatha Yoga World offered a beautiful space to help me grow into a competent teacher. They gave each student hands on assistance while teaching the correct alignment and sequences. The thing I really enjoyed was that we had a different teacher for each subject (Anatomy, Philosophy and two extremely accomplished Yoga Teachers). Each person came with their own expertise and gave us valuable knowledge with passion.The yoga style was something that transformed each one of us in the course and afterwards we had a very comfortable room to reflect and rest in. I felt like I was "Home away from home" and was guided and supported throughout my course. 99999I would definitely recommend Hatha Yoga World to anyone looking for a true transformation."

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    • Review by Christine Belanger from Germany

      "Pankaj is an excellent teacher and his yoga method is very effective. I had the pleasure of doing three weeks of daily training with Pankaj and the results were truly remarkable: increased muscle strength, tone and flexibility. And even more importantly, after class I always felt deeply relaxed and peaceful. Pankaj is not only an outstanding teacher but also a wonderful and inspirational person. I much enjoyed the conversations we always had before class."

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    • Review by Asher Raynolds from Australia

      "Pankaj is an inspired yoga teacher. He works in a sensitive and methodical manner with each student, carefully assessing their needs and helping them to develop their individual practice. Pankaj is always friendly and professional. I learnt so much from him and I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for this."

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    • Review by Marcia Vidal from UK

      "Pankaj is one of the best yoga teachers I've ever had. His classes are so challenging and fun at the same time as he brings a joyful humor to every class. He always gives me the confidence to push myself. I can't wait to study with him again. I wish he lived in London!"

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    Dharamsala , India

    Hatha Yoga World is headed by Pankaj Seth which provides teacher training courses fully certified by Yoga Alliance, USA.

    Speaks English

    Offers starting at --

    28 days / 27 nights

    Early bird price

    You may benefit from an early bird discount of 100 USD per person, if you book or reserve 2 months prior to the course commencement.

    Saturday November 11, 2017
    (28 days / 27 nights)

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