Volunteer Programs & Opportunities

We also offer volunteer programs and volunteer opportunities at our ashrams in India and the Netherlands. Our volunteer program offers you a unique opportunity to live at the ashram with our team, to learn from them, help in the courses and ashram activities and to gain valuable experience.

Volunteer Program – Arhanta Yoga Ashram Netherlands

Arhanta Yoga Ashrams offers motivated Arhanta Yoga graduates the opportunity to help as a volunteer during a Yoga teacher training course in the Netherlands.

Dates

We accept volunteers for the ashram in the Netherlands each year, for the period of March till October.

What to expect

  • Accommodation and meals at the Arhanta Yoga Ashram in the Netherlands.
  • Help in the daily activities and the classes at the ashram.
  • The chance to assist and to observe the teachers as well as the students during the Yoga teacher training courses.

What is expected of you

  • Commitment for the at least 1 month to maximum 3 months.
  • To help in the daily activities and classes at the ashram.
  • Positive attitude, responsible, eager to help and serve.

Admission criteria

  • Graduated from Arhanta Yoga.
  • A desire to serve and help.

Winter Volunteer Program – Arhanta Yoga Ashram Netherlands

We accept volunteers for ashram in Netherlands each year, from the month of October till March. This program is open to all applicants, non-graduates and graduates of Arhanta. As a volunteer you will stay at our yoga ashram in Netherlands. Here you will get oppurtunity to grow physically, mentally and spiritually. You will live at our beautiful ashram located in middle of lush green nature.

Who is it for

Anyone who has desire to serve, learn and grow is welcome to apply for this volunteer program.

What will you get

  • Accommodation and meals at the Arhanta Yoga Ashram in the Netherlands.
  • Daily yoga asana & meditation with Yogi Ram / Kalyani / Omkar or Jyoti.
  • Personal guidance for improving your personal yoga and meditation practice.
  • Guidance in making your life vision and gaining clarity about goal of your life.
  • Guidance of Yogi Ram / Kalyani in your spiritual growth and development.

What is expected of you

  • Commitment of at least 1 month to maximum 3 months.
  • To help 25 hours a week (5 days a week) in the ashram with different kinds of work like gardening, cooking, maintenance work, office and administrative work, etc.

Leisure time

  • You are free on Saturdays and Sundays. You can stay in the ashram or travel, visit your family, etc.
  • The nearest village is at 2 kms with all the basic facilitilies, shopping, library, swimming pool etc.
  • The city of Doetinchem is 20 minutes by train with extensive facilities and leisure activities.
  • The famous cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen are one hour by train.

Admission criteria

  • You must be 18 years or above in age.
  • You must have desire to serve, learn and grow.
  • You must be ready to commit for atleast one month.

Volunteer Program – Arhanta Yoga Ashram India

Arhanta Yoga Ashrams offers motivated Arhanta Yoga graduates the opportunity to assist as a volunteer during a Yoga Teacher Training Course in India.

Dates

We accept volunteers for the ashram in India each year, for the period of October till March. 

What to expect

  • Accommodation and meals at the Arhanta Yoga Ashram in India.
  • The chance to help and to observe the teachers as well as the students during the Yoga Teacher Training Courses.
  • To see the ashram operations from the eye of a working staff.

What is expected of you

  • Commitment for the at least 1 month to maximum 3 months.
  • To help during the daily activities and classes at the ashram.

Admission criteria

  • Graduated from Arhanta Yoga.
  • A desire to serve, learn and grow.

For more information or to apply for the Staff Program or the Volunteer Program, please send an e-mail to [email protected]

Arhanta Yoga Volunteer Program Reviews

yoga teacher training europe Simona“My name is Simona, I’m 45 years old and I come from Italy. Since several years I was wondering to quit my job and change my lifestyle and I was also looking for a teacher training course. I found Arhanta Yoga Ashram and I immediately booked my TTC. Some days later I discovered that they also offer a volunteer program. I immediately wrote to apply and I decided to quit my job. I really enjoyed this experience. The life here at the ashram in the Netherlands is very different in winter when there are no courses and in spring/summer when the teacher training courses take place. I have enjoyed both periods. In winter it is more calm and relaxed and you can focus more on your yoga practice, while in summer the days are busier. I helped in the proper functioning of the ashram activities by performing different tasks such as gardening, cooking, teaching, office work, etc. Everything has been very inspiring. I really enjoyed the interaction with students; I loved welcoming them and making them feel at ease during their stay at the ashram. I’m really grateful to Arhanta Yoga for giving me this opportunity.” Simona, Italy

Yoga teacher training India Sherani“For the past 10 months I volunteered with Arhanta Yoga in the Netherlands. I learned a lot and enjoyed my time very much. I like the variation of tasks that the job offers; you teach, you cook, you work in the office, you offer guidance to the students, you function as a mediator. This job has a lot of different aspects, which makes it unique and incomparable to any other job. I especially enjoyed getting to know so many wonderful people from all over the world, to listen to their stories, to be there for them, to hear how they experience this journey and to see how they grow each day. I feel like my confidence has grown a lot during my time here and that I have gotten to know myself a lot better. I made friends for life and met people I might never see again, but who I will definitely never forget.” Sherani, Netherlands

“Participating at the Arhanta Yoga Teacher Training Course has really opened my eyes to a new image of myself and the world but also of my yoga practice and of the way I live my life. During the course, my attention was completely focused on learning new words, concepts and information. This process has been very intense but at the same time very rewarding. After the training… The time has come to apply and integrate this new knowledge in my life.
Going back to Arhanta Yoga for the volunteer program was the perfect way for me to integrate the knowledge I had learned during the course in my personality as well. Attending the courses for a second time was the perfect refreshers course. This really helped me to let the content of the courses really sink in.
By guiding the students in the How to teach classes, I was forced to think about the how and why of everything I do while teaching. This definitely helped me to improve my own skills as a yoga teacher. I also had very interesting critical discussions with the students who asked a lot of questions about the correct use and the reason of certain instructions and corrections. During this whole process, the experienced teachers were constantly by my side. Their support was of great value to me and helped me a lot whenever I didn’t have the answer to a certain question. I felt supported and guided throughout my continuing learning process.
Putting this into practice during the advanced asana classes combined perfectly theory and practice. As a student I was amazed about the improvement of my skills during the TTC and I was pleasantly surprised to feel the same amazement about my improvements while assisting.
I strongly advise anyone who has the ambition to become a professional yoga teacher and who wants to lift his or her skills, knowledge and personal growth to a higher level to return after graduation as a volunteer or staff member.” Ryan, UK

“Every inch of India is alive, I discovered that anything is possible! I find myself in the quiet and peaceful environment of the Arhanta Yoga Ashram for the second time this year. My first experience here was as a student in January, and now, 9 months later, I have returned as a graduated volunteer program. The yoga teacher training course is challenging and requires hard work but the result is simply astonishing. I have now had the opportunity to witness first hand how hard the students work to absorb the philosophy, the anatomy and the study of the asanas in the How to teach classes and to get the necessary knowledge and confidence to be able to teach Classical Hatha Yoga classes.
When I returned home after my own TTC, I was so nervous to start teaching that the following week I started teaching Yoga to a small group of beginners in my Yoga Studio at home. I combined this with a fulltime job. 8 months later I had more then 50 students and I gave yoga classes at the local gym and twice a week in a Clinic for sport injuries. In July I decided to end my professional career in marketing after 15 years and with the guidance and the support of Arhanta Yoga it is now time for me to expand my Yoga business.
If you have the opputunity to come as a volunteer, I really advise you to do so. It took me a trip to India 5 years ago to discover the power and the spirituality of Yoga. It doesn’t only keep you in good physical shape, I am also grateful to Yoga to be a continuous guide in overcoming the everyday challenges of life.” Kate, UK