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41 Days 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Dharamsala

  • Buddhahall Holistic Healing & Teaching Center, Upper Dharamsala, India


Yoga Teacher Training in Dharamsala

This yoga teacher training has been designed to focus on the integration of yoga and to explore the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits through classes and daily practice. This training is something that you dont want to miss out on!


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Adjustment training and teaching methodology
  • Mantra chanting and pranayama
  • 40 nights of accommodation
  • All daily meals
  • 40 days with instruction
  • English
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Buddha Hall has simple accommodations that are available for everyone who is looking for comfortable home stay with spiritual touch at Buddha hall. Buddha hall offers home stay accommodation with furnished rooms and attached bath (hot/cold showers) with all basic facilities. You could stay here for months! Its cozy and relaxing home away from home environment is just right for anyone either contemplating a short holiday away from it all or a longer stay for taking courses in yoga, meditation, Reiki, and Buddhist and Vedic philosophy classes. Buddha Hall mainly is known for spiritual stay for yoga, healing and meditation retreats along with health care center while you can educate your heart and mind.


  • Free Wi-Fi (24 hours)
  • Filtered drinking water (24 hours)
  • Running hot and cold water (24 hours)
  • Power back up (24 hours)

Hatha Yoga World is proud to offer the art of adjustment, an in-depth, adjustment-centered 300-hour Hatha yoga teacher training course fully certified by Yoga Alliance, USA. We have talked to hundreds of yoga students about what they did and did not like in their training courses and have designed our program with their feedback in mind.

At Hatha Yoga World, we focus on the integration of yoga in ones everyday (yoga as lifestyle). Our students live and study in a community with their peers and teachers. We approach yoga as a complete system (following Patanjalis 8 limbs) and explore the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits through classes and daily practice.

Why the emphasis on adjustment training?

The number one complaint weve heard from recent graduates of other TTCs is the lack of adjustment training. Head teacher, Pankaj Seth, has crafted his own unique techniques for hands-on adjustments after 16 years of teaching experience. Pankaj has competed in many yoga championships and was received the championship title from the Varanasi competitions in 2003 and 2006.

What will you learn?

We want our students to graduate as teachers who are highly confident giving instructions, performing demonstrations, and making hands-on adjustments. As such, our 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 & physiology. In our A&P classes, we apply our teaching of body mechanics onto real bodies, allowing you to see the differences between individuals with different musculoskeletal structures. Each day, we have an hour devoted toward gaining practical experience making adjustments, either as corrections or to send a student deeper into a pose.

Topics covered

  • Hatha yoga - asana practice
  • Patanjali yoga sutra
  • History and philosophy of yoga
  • Anatomy and psychology of yogic practice
  • Ayurvedic diet and living
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • Mudras (gesture)
  • Bandhas (energy lock)
  • Kriyas (cleansing process)
  • Self-practice / correction classes
  • Anatomy of alignment
  • Chanting mantras
  • Asana adjustment classes
  • Meditation

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), we teach the foundations for each posture and offer modifications to lessen or heighten the difficulty of the pose. We offer a deep understanding of postural alignment and safe methods for assisting and adjusting.

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.

A brief description of the eight limbs of yoga

  • The first limb: the five Yamas (social and worldly interactions)
  • Ahimsa (non-violence) - compassion for all living things
  • Satya (truthfulness)
  • Asteya (non-stealing)
  • Brahmacharya (sense and sexual control)
  • Aparigraha (non-possessiveness) - neutralizing the desire to acquire and hoard wealth
  • The second limb: the five Niyamas (personal observations)
  • Saucha (purity or cleanliness)
  • Santosa (contentment)
  • Tapas (disciplined use of our energy)
  • Svadhyaya (self study or study of sacred texts)
  • Isvara Prandidhana (surrender to the divine)
  • The third limb: asana (physical postures)
  • The fourth limb: pranayama (breathing to integrate body and mind)
  • The fifth limb: Pratyahara (withdraw of the senses)
  • The sixth limb: Dharana (concentration)
  • The seventh limb: Dhyana (meditation)
  • The eighth limb: Samadhi (blissful awareness)

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 - 19:00 - Mantra chanting and pranayama

19:00 - 20:00 - Dinner

21:30 - Lights out

At Hatha Yoga World, we encourage students to put theory into practice. To help engage students in philosophy, we combine lecture and readings with group discussion and movie screenings.

There are also other activities that will be done during the training course.



Movie night (yogic and spiritual movies)


Cooking class

Indian classical dance

Free flow dance

Dr. Usha Dobhal (meditation & spiritual counseling)

Renowned spiritual teacher and healer, Usha Dobhal, founded and currently directs a meditation and healing center in Dharamsala (Buddha Hall Holistic Healing & Teaching Center). She regularly travels throughout India and Europe to conduct workshops on healing, meditation, and self-empowerment. Usha completed her post-graduate degree in Alternative Medicine, Naturopathy, & Energetic Mastery. In her teachings, she combines eastern spiritual wisdom with her knowledge of western therapeutic treatments.

Kelly Lee - anatomy teacher (500 RYT)

Anatomy expert, Kelly Lee specializes in bringing anatomy to life in fun and accessible term for her students. She has been teaching yoga for five years in her native country, South Korea, and in India. After receiving her initial training in Hatha (500 RYT), Kelly continued her education with studies of Iyengar yoga with Iyengars direct disciple Usha Devi in Rishikesh, India, Ashtanga Vinyasa with founder Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India and through various yoga anatomy courses and workshops.

Pankaj Seth (200 RYT, 500 RYT)

He is the program director and head teacher. Pankaj began his study of yoga at the age of 13 in his hometown, the holy city of Varanasi, began teaching yoga at age 15. Pankaj has competed in numerous yoga competitions, in which contestants demonstrate their skill in asana (postural alignment) and transitions. In 2003 and 2006, he won the yoga championships in Varanasi held by the All India Cultural Association. Pankaj teaches Hatha yoga, inspired by the Bihar school, with focus on adjustments, allowing students to experience postures past their pre-conceived limits. He began working with westerners in 2003 and has gained deep insight into the typical blockages and imbalances of the modern western body and how to bring balance back.

Shatveer Singh Rana (200 RYT, 300 RYT)

Shatveer Singh Rana is a dynamic, inspirational yoga teacher who brings his energy to every class he teaches. He is born and brought up in Rishikesh where the origin of yoga is. He was introduced to yoga in 2005, and has been in love ever since. His 9 years of practice led him to discover a range of yoga styles, which have helped shape, his Hatha flow teaching. Teaching overseas and in India gave him a great opportunity to learn about human body and found out how to approach asana to individual body condition. He is progressive on the scientific benefits of a yoga practice and also paid attention to how the body reacts and responds to the practice. His practice centers on the breath and the cultivation of awareness of our mind and body. He is eternally grateful for yoga entering his life and for all the teachers who have guided him through his journey so far.

A city in the upper reaches of the Kangra Valley and is surrounded by dense coniferous forest consisting mainly of stately Deodars. The suburbs include McLeodGanj, Bhagsunath, Dharamkot, Naddi, ForsythGanj, Kotwali bazaar (the main market), Kaccheri Adda Dari, Ramnagar, Sidhpur and Sidhbari.

Dharamshala is the center of the Tibetan exile world in India. Following the 1959 Tibetan uprising there was an influx of Tibetan refugees who followed the 14th Dalai Lama. His presence and the Tibetan population has made Dharamshala a popular destination for Indian and foreign tourists, including students studying Tibet. One of the main attractions of Dharamshala is Triund hill. Jewel of Dharamshala, Triund is one day trek at the upper reaches of McLeodGanj, about 9 kilometers from McLeodGanj.

A light healthy satvic 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.

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • 40 nights of accommodation
  • 3 sattvic meals every day
  • 300 hours of yoga teacher training from a registered school
  • Printed bag
  • Books on yoga
  • Course manual
  • Notebook
  • Stationary
  • Neti pot
  • Rudraksha mala
  • Cleansing process materials
  • Registered yoga alliance USA certificate
For information about the booking conditions, please send Hatha Yoga World an inquiry.
  • 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 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 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.

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