28 Days 300-Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Hatha Yoga World Teacher Training Centre is offering a 300-hours multi-styled residential Yoga Teacher Training Course certified by Yoga Alliance, USA. Provided is traditional Hatha Yoga with focus on adjustment and alignment. Hatha Vinyasa flow, Yin Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, ancient knowledge about philosophy and a yogic lifestyle, Pranayama (breathing techniques), anatomy, meditation, mantra chanting. You will learn this and much more from our highly qualifies teachers. The atmosphere at Hatha Yoga World is intimate with small classes and groups to bring focus to each and every student for a more personalised practice with attention on individual needs.

Meet the instructors

Pankaj & Julie
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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Mantra chanting session
  • Certified yoga instructors
  • Eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • Adjustment and alignment focus for better benefit of the asanas
  • Daily meditation, anatomy, pranayama, and philosophy
  • 3 fresh vegetarian meals each day
  • Kriyas (cleansing techniques)

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


27 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Danish, Hindi, English
The maximum participants in the group is 20
Airport transfer available:
Dehradun Airport (US$15 per person)
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  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance

During the course, you will be staying at Hatha Yoga World Teacher Training Centre. The school is located in the heart of Rishikesh by the Holy River Ganges and surrounded by the majestic Himalaya mountains. Surroundings are peaceful, but walking distance away you'll find shops, cafes, restaurants, ATM, healthcare and organic stores.

Hatha Yoga World offers a clean and well maintained single or double room based on the student’s requirements. Every room has attached bathroom with western toilet and hot shower 24/7. Offered is bed sheets, pillows, bath towels, blanket. Wi-Fi is included. Filtered drinking water and tea is available 24/7. Laundry service is also available.



Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

Programs and Schedules

Daily Schedule:

06:30 Wake up

06:45 Tea

07:00 - 08:00 Pranayama

08:00 - 10:00 Morning asana class

10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast

11:00 - 12:00 Philosophy

12:00 - 13:00 Anatomy

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 Self-study

15:00 - 16:00 The Art of Alignment and Adjustments

16:00 - 18:00 Evening asana class

18:00 - 19:00 Mantra chanting or meditation

19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

21:30 Lights out

Hatha Yoga World wants students to graduate as teachers who are highly confident giving instructions, performing demonstrations and making hands-on adjustments. The program focuses on providing you with opportunities to develop your skills as both a teacher and student. Each day is devoted to attend lectures gaining knowledge about philosophy, anatomy and daily you will have an hour devoted toward gaining practical experience making adjustments, either as corrections or to send a student deeper into a pose. Hatha Yoga World believes that becoming a good teacher means becoming a good student firstly. You will also benefit from guidance given individually. This 300 hours multi-styled Yoga teacher training course includes meditation, mantra chanting, kriyas, Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Ashtanga Vinyasa, anatomy, yoga philosophy, pranayama etc. Your stay at Hatha Yoga World will without a doubt be a life changing experience and a journey to become a confident teacher. Our students can expect to work with highly qualified teachers who will give every student individual attention.

During the opening and welcoming ceremony, you will be provided with yoga kit providing book and manual for study, neti pot, T-shirt with school logo and at the closing ceremony you'll receive a rudraksha mala. Hatha Yoga World provides a 300 hours yoga teacher training course which is suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced. The school is registered by Yoga Alliance USA so the graduates receive a certificate which will be recognized worldwide and they’ll be able to teach anywhere in the world.

This 300-hour yoga teacher training course is for those who would like to deepen their practice, gain knowledge about the ancient wisdom of Yoga and the principles of yogic philosophy which will help you on your spiritual journey. Improve your Yoga teaching skills and become able to teach yoga in a confident and compassionate way. You will receive tools on how to create a class and manage time.

The dedicated and experienced team at Hatha Yoga World is highly cooperative and ensures that your stay will be as convenient as possible.

Classes covered


  • Different meditation techniques will be introduced like
  • 1.Yoga Nidra.
  • 2. Trataka (candle meditation).
  • 3. Dance meditation.
  • 4. Standing and walking meditation
  • 5. Metta meditation


Pranayama is breath techniques. The word 'prana' means 'life force'. Topics covered is introduction to pranayama, benefits of pranayama and explanation of the pranic body.

You will be introduced to different pranayama exercises like:

1. Nadishodhana pranayama

2. Brahmari pranayama

3. Ujjayi pranayama

4. Bhastrika pranayama

5. Kapalbhati pranayama


You will learn different energy locks, preparation to perform these and benefits.

Bandhas covered:

  • 1. Mula Bandha
  • 2. Jalandhara Bandha
  • 3. Uddiyana Bandha


Kriyas are cleansing techniques used to purify the body. The purpose of these cleansing techniques is to keep the body strong, clean and healthy as they remove toxins and blockages in the body which makes a meditation practice more effortless since no discomfort or fatigue is a distraction for the mind.

1. Jal Neti

2. Kunjal Kriya

Hatha Yoga

The word Hatha, which can be broken into Ha (sun) and Tha (moon), represents the balance between the opposite forces and the balance between mind, body and spirit. Hatha yoga concentrates on physical health and mental well-being.

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. You will learn and practice:

1. Joints moments

2. Surya namaskara (sun Salutation) & Chandra Namaskara (moon salutation)

3. Matsyasana

4. Gupta Padmasana

5. Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)

6. Ardha Shalabhasana (half locust pose)

7. Shalabhasana (locust pose)

8. Dhanurasana (bow pose)

9. Kandharasana (shoulder pose)

10. Ardha Chandrasana (half moon pose)

11. Gomukhasana (cow’s face pose)

12. Paschimottanasana (back stretching pose)

13. Janu Sirshasana (head to knee pose)

14. Padahastasana (hand to foot pose)

15. Ardha Matsyendrasana (half spinal twist)

16. Parivritti Janu Sirsasana (spiralled head to knee pose)

17. Chakrasana (wheel pose)

18. Hanumanasana (leg splitting pose)

19. Mayurasana (peacock pose)

20. Vrischikasana (scorpion pose)

21. Ushtrasana

22. Supta Vajrasana

23. Bakasana

24. Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana

And many more inverted, balancing and core poses.

Hatha Vinyasa

Hatha Vinyasa is mixture between the traditional practice of Hatha and flow. In these classes you flow from one asana to the next in coordination with the breath. The intention behind the movement and how you move is an important aspect and will leave the practitioner with a different out of body experience. The body flows and so does the prana.


Yin Yoga is the opposite of the other Yang practices which is often associated with yoga. In Yin Yoga the students is invited to stay in the pose for a long period of time to stretch the connective tissue. This form of practice is very meditative and is a great way to compliment any other form of yoga.

Teaching methodology

  • 1. How to create a class
  • 2. Time management
  • 3. How to assist and help while teaching the class
  • 5. Which kind of words you should be guiding with.

Art of alignment and adjustments

  • During this class, you will learn:
  • 1. How to be aligned in the asanas.
  • 2. How to use belts, bolster, bricks and other props for adjustments.
  • 3. Hands on adjustments.

Yoga philosophy

  • Lectures about the history of yoga, importance of yoga in your life and its origin in India. Deepen your knowledge about topics such as:
  • 1. Introduction of yoga
  • 2. Yoga Pantanjali sutra
  • 3. 5 basic elements
  • 4. Three Dosha
  • 5. Nadis and kundalini
  • 6. Chakras
  • 7. Explanation of Satvic food

Yoga anatomy

Anatomy classes expose the internal body and how is works with bones, joints and inner systems which effect how an asana is performed. The basic structure and function of the organs, system and how yoga effects our body is an important aspect for students to know when becoming a teacher of Yoga. Gaining knowledge about the joints and their range of motions helps students to be safe from injuries and also guide their own students in and out of an asana safely when teaching. In these classes you'll learn:

1. Types of bones

2. Circulatory system

3. Skeletal system etc.

Included excursions

During the course, you will experience the joy of a trip or activity like river rafting or waterfall trekking.


Pankaj Seth
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.
Julie Seth
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.


This course takes place at Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Centre in Rishikesh, India. Known as the Yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh is a perfect place to learn and study yoga. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, lush green surroundings, holy and mighty Ganges by the Himalayan foothills one can instantly get a natural feeling of contentment and happiness.

Go on a spiritual and enjoyable journey to India and cherish the Yoga Teacher Training with an enhanced and uplifted spirit. Feel compassion and love for everything life have given to you and for all which surrounds you. Have the unique chance to experience the nature which provides an extraordinary feeling to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, internal development. The staff will overwhelm you with their hospitality and desire to make your stay the best.


Vegetarian and vegan options are served daily. 3 meals a day are included in the price. The food is freshly cooked for every meal and prepared hygienically with filter water. The food at Hatha Yoga World is highly appreciated by all students for its taste. Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. -Hippocrates

When doing an intense course like a Teacher Training course it is especially important to nurture oneself with nutritious fuel for the body and mind.

To do Yoga asanas is not enough on its own, the lifestyle has to be yogic as well and then the transformation is felt. We are what we eat, it affects our mood and ways of thinking. In Yoga, it is recommended to eat a sattvic diet, which means eating food which makes you feel light and energetic. At Hatha Yoga World the meals served will be sattvic to purify the body and therefore also the mind.

We have a talented and passionate chef who will provide fresh meals cooked with love. The energy from the one cooking should be good and kind since this also affects the prana in the food.

In Ayurveda, the sister science to Yoga, it is emphasized to eat at the same time every day. With busy lifestyles, it can be difficult. At Hatha Yoga World the meals are set at specific times with regular intervals to support the natural rhythm of the body.

The following dietary requirements are served for:



If you have special dietary requirements please communicate this to Hatha Yoga World when making the reservation.

Included meals:

Breakfast consists of fresh fruit, porridge, muesli with curd, upma (south Indian delicacy), toast, butter, honey, fresh juice or smoothie.

Lunch is dahl made of lentils, seasonal vegetables, rice, chapatti and fresh salad.

Dinner consists of a cooked seasonal vegetable dish, soup, rice, chapatti and fresh salad.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Lactose Free
  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

At Hatha Yoga World you’ll experience 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, trekking and other sports. Complimentary activities at the school are Kirtan, movie night (Yogic and spiritual movies) and cooking class

10 incredible things to do in Rishikesh. These activities are not included in the course but Hatha Yoga World Teacher Training school can arrange upon request.

1. River rafting.

2. Bungee jumping

3. Camping

4. Cliff jumping

5. Trekking

6. Rappelling and rock climbing

7. Kayaking

8. Ayurvedic massage and therapies

9. Attend Ganga Arti

10. Experience the traditional Indian culture

What's included

  • 3 sattvick Indian vegetarian meals per day.
  • 29 nights’ accommodation.
  • 300 hours Yoga Teacher Training certificate registered from Yoga Alliance USA.
  • Course materials such as book, notebook, pen, manual and bag.
  • Sight-seeing tour
  • Filter water and tea 24/7
  • Mala necklace

What's not included

  • Flight fee
  • Transport fee to and from the school
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). From here you can take a domestic flight to Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun (DED). From here you can take a 45 min taxi ride to the Hatha Yoga World School. If you would like the Hatha Yoga World school to arrange a taxi, please contact them one week before arrival.

By bus

From the Delhi airport get a taxi to Delhi bus station from where you can get a government or private transportation to Rishikesh. Upon arrival at Rishikesh bus station, you can take a taxi or rickshaw to our school.

By train

The nearest railway station is Haridwar train station. From there you will find many buses, taxis and other transportation services that will bring you to Rishikesh. If you would like the Hatha Yoga World school to arrange a taxi, please contact them one week before arrival.

Airport: Dehradun Airport Airport transfer available: Dehradun Airport (US$15 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
29 days / 28 nights
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Early bird discount

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.

Tuesday March 12, 2019
(29 days / 28 nights)

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