Arhanta Yoga ® is an international Yoga school which was started in 2009 to provide internationally accredited professional Yoga courses and trainings while maintaining the authenticity of the ancient teachings. Since its beginning, more than 800 Yoga teachers have graduated from Arhanta Yoga Ashrams.
Accreditation – RYS 200, RYS 300 & RYS 500
We are a Registered Yoga school (RYS) with Yoga Alliance, International Yoga Federation, European Yoga Association and CRKBO (The Netherlands). Our courses meet and exceed the international standards of 200 hour and 500 hours training. Our certification is accepted by all major Yoga institutions, Yoga Federations and insurance companies.
We believe in the ancient principles and strength of Classical Yoga and our mission is to share our knowledge and passion for Yoga and authentic Vedic philosophy.
In our traditional yoga ashrams in India and in The Netherlands and in our affiliated centers worldwide, we teach the authentic teachings of Classical Yoga without altering them. Our goal is to guide you towards the practice of Yam and Niyam as a way of the life and to help you to find balance and peace in life .
We want to help people increase their spiritual awareness and we want to encourage all of our students to spread their knowledge of Yoga and their understanding of love, compassion and peace.
The Arhanta Yoga ashram India is located in the outskirts of the ancient city of Khajuraho, central India. The Arhanta Yoga ashram Netherlands is located near the city of Arnhem. Both ashrams are located in peaceful surroundings and are easily reachable with public transportation.
Yogi Ram is the Director of our yoga ashrams. He was born in India in a spiritual Jain family. His yoga and vedic philosophy education started at the age of 8 years as a part of his primary school education. In his secondary and high school he studied ancient scriptures like Agams, Vedas, Puranas, Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipkia, Gheranda Samhita, Yoga Vasistha, Yoga Ratnavali, Shiva Samhita etc in depth. After high school he continued his Yoga education and practice under famous teachers like Guru Ramananda (Swami Sivananda lineage), Swami Premananda, Shri Shamboo etc.
He assisted and worked with a variety of yoga teachers in North and South India. During this period he observed that most of the teachers do not correct efficiently and sometimes push students towards injuries due to lack of proper understanding of anatomy and physiology. Therefore he developed a keen interest in anatomy and physiology and studied with renowned teachers like Ted Willemsen and Nik Hills. He understood the differences in individual bodies and minds and developed efficient correction and modification techniques to suit every individual. He is also a registered ERYT 500 with Yoga Alliance and few other Yoga Federations.
Yogi Ram has been teaching Yoga and philosophy extensively since 1998. He came to Netherlands in 2007 and taught extensively through out Europe. His teaching experience of over 18 years at various renowned schools reflects in his teachings. He believes that every body and mind is different thus every asana will be performed differently by each individual. He corrects, adjusts and provides personal attention to every student in his classes.
Yogi Ram has valuable experience in running Yoga schools in India and Europe. He has been interviewed by main stream TV channels and magazines like Om TV, Yoga Magazine, Yogakrant etc. He also writes for popular yoga blogs and magazines. Yogi Ram teaches intensively for 10 months in India and Europe and spends rest of the time with his wife and two children in their countryside home.
More information and student reviews on Yogi Ram can be found at Yoga Trail: http://www.yogatrail.com/teacher/yogi-ram
Kalyani (ERYT 500) is the Director of Arhanta Yoga ashram Netherlands. She is a calm and an inspiring yoga teacher. In her youth she studied contemperory dance and later got intrested into the practice of yoga. Her understanding of the working of the body makes her classes very special. Since 2008 she is teaching yoga fulltime at our ashrams in Netherlands and India. She has over 6,000 hours of teaching experience.
Omkar (ERYT 200) was born and trained in India. He has trained at various reputed yoga schools like Sivananda Yoga ashram Kerala, Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute Mysore to name a few. He is popular for his humorous but challenging yoga lessons. His skill of giving personal attention to every single student even in large groups is very special. He has very good understanding of individual correction and modification techniques. He has been teaching at Arhanta since 2009. He has over 5,000 hours of teaching experience.
Jyoti (RYT 500) is a motivating yoga teacher. She has an inspiring asana practice. Her skill to connect with her students and explain different concepts in a easy to understand manner is outstanding. She teaches asanas as well as Anatomy and Physiology. She has over 2,000 hours of teaching experience.
Dr. Om Prakash (B.A.M.S.) has wide experience in Ayurveda and Yoga therapy. His classes are full of intresting and eye opening information. He teaches at our ashram on regular basis.
We invite various guest teachers on regular basis to offer our students varied information from different sources.