Yoga TTC in Dharamsala
Yoga TTC in Rishikesh


Experienced, friendly teachers make all the difference in a TTC program.
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Pankaj Seth, Program Director and Head Teacher (E-RYT 200), (RYT 500)

Pankaj began his study of yoga at the age of 13 in his hometown, the holy city of Varanasi, and 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.

Benu, Philosophy

Benu is a spiritual seeker, a traveler and a lover of yogis and yoga. Born in south India Kerala state as a son of M . Sreedharan Nair and L. Vimala devi , did 25 years modern education accomplished his graduation in science and post graduation in medical anatomy basics in computer science worked for a Florida based company for years as a B.P.O executive. In search of spiritual education and company of yogis left south India in the year of 2000 towards Himalayas lived around six years in the regions of Badarinath ,Kedarnath Uttarkashi ,Rishikesh ,Varanasi in ashrams and hermitages. From then since 16 years travelling, learning and teaching yoga. in 2003 stayed with Swami Satyananda in his Rikhia peeth around an year to undergo Gurukul tradition course . In 2007 did another diploma in yoga from University of Kerala. In 2011 did yoga diploma from Bihar School of Yoga under Swami Niranjanananda. Studied basics of Vedanta under Swami Premananda in upper Himalayas two years. in 2012 did part one course in Art Of Living course under SRI SRI Ravishankar in his main centre in Bangalore south India. First yoga carrier started in Varanasi in 2001 period and Goa and from 2013 officially working as a faculty in yoga pranayama and yoga philosophy in UK and US Allianz registered schools across the country in Goa ,Rishikesh ,Dharmashala and Trivandrum. Bourne supremacy is favorite movie and Autobio graphy of a yogi is favorite book Indian chay is favorite drink and Ganga is favorite river.

Emma Bird, Yoga Teacher

Emma Bird fell in love with the practices of yoga asana 7 year ago. Emma has over the years accumulated a deep of knowledge of anatomy and physiology. She is a qualified personal trainer and versed with sports massages as well . She has taught her specialised subjects in colleges and is now teaching hot pot vinyasa flow and hatha yoga in uk to help others lead a happier and healthier life style.

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 remedy treatments.

Suann Polverari, (E-RYT 200), (RYT 500) Meditation, Belly Dance and Arthritis Exercise Teacher

I’ve always been a student of yoga (the physical practice) and I knew how good it was for me and others, so I was a dedicated practitioner for many years before I decided to teach. It wasn’t till my Mother became ill that I really saw how Yoga, Meditation and Faith helped her tremendously which helped her heal. This is when I got “the calling” to teach and share these amazing healing practices with anyone who would listen to me….so I began to study the philosophy of yoga.

In 2006 I graduated from OM yoga center in NYC where I focused my studies on yoga and aliment based yoga practices taught from a Buddhist Philosophy. During and after my training I realized that compassion and love is FREE and easy to give and get if you just practice. Shortly after my training I began to teach at a women’s healing center in a major hospital. I loved watching the women in my class transform and become healthier. I went on to completed a training course with the Arthritis Foundation and now I am a trained exercise teacher and teach in hospitals as well as health centers. In 2008 I graduated from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and I hold a certificate of accreditation as a Health Care Counselor from the Teachers College of Columbia University and the American Association of Drug-less Practitioners (AADP).

Since 2005 I have been a student of Middle Eastern Dance/Oriental Dance and I’m well versed in all aspects of their techniques. I studied with Safiya, a highly accomplished teacher for many years. Learning this art of dance with the use of finger cymbals and veils, I continue to study and dance in NYC and in my home in Pushkar, India. I use moves, and music to open the body, which allows my students to express themselves truly and freely.

In 2007 I founded a company called Choices New York today it’s known as the Shiva Shakti Yoga Shala. My mission is to provide people the proper tools to lead a more balanced lifestyle. My healing approach to diet and exercise is based on the oldest science of life – Ayurveda. I travel the world teaching yoga as a way to heal naturally and to help the individual feel more connected to everything.

Suann is the creator and teacher of Welly Belly an exercise DVD about Wellness through BellyDancing for the Handi-Capable.

Dr. Sibichen George, Anatomy Teacher

Dr. Sibichen George is an Ayurvedic doctor with over 30 years of experience. He trained under both his father and grandfather (both traditional Ayurvedic doctors) in his home state in southern India, Kerala—the capital of Ayurveda.

Yogi Buddhi Prakash Ji, Philosophy Teacher

Yogi Buddhi Prakash Ji first experienced Samadhi (oneness) at the age of seven. He had clear visions of a past life in the Himalayas. In 2007, Prakash Ji established the “Prakash Yoga Sewa Trust,” where he teaches yoga and meditation. He holds degress in Hindi Literature (M.A.), Yoga Philosophy (M.A.), Yoga (D.N.Y.S), and Transcendental Meditation.

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