Arhanta Yoga ® is an international Yoga school with Yoga ashrams in India and The Netherlands. We provide internationally accredited professional yoga courses and training while maintaining the authenticity of the ancient teachings. Since 2009 more than 2200 yoga teachers have graduated from Arhanta Yoga Ashrams.
We believe in the ancient principles and philosophy of classical yoga and our mission is to provide authentic knowledge of yoga and yoga philosophy in non sectarian way.
In our traditional yoga ashrams in India and in the Netherlands we teach the authentic teachings of classical yoga without altering them. Our goal is to guide you towards the practice of Yamas and Niyamas 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.
RYS 200, RYS 300 & RYS 500
Arhanta Yoga Ashrams are 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 hours and 500 hours training. Our certification is accepted by all major yoga institutions, yoga Federations and insurance companies.
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 and senior teacher 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 has 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 Paul Grilley, 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 E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance and few other yoga federations.
Ram Jain has been teaching yoga and philosophy extensively since 1998. He came to the Netherlands in 2007 and taught extensively throughout Europe. His teaching experience of over 20 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.
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. 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 was born in Switzerland. She studied at the prestigious Fontys Dance Academy in Netherlands and danced professionally throughout Europe. Despite having a stiff body in the beginning she mastered the advanced asanas with her regular diligent practice and hard work. Over these years she has developed a profound understanding of the physiology and movement technique. Since 2008 she has been teaching yoga full time with Arhanta Yoga. Since 2013 she became Creative Director at Arhanta Yoga Ashram Netherlands. She brings her positive and hard working attitude in her classes. Her personal practice is inspiring and her words are always motivating. Her caring and nurturing teaching style has made her the favorite teacher of many students.
For student reviews on Kalyani please read: Kalyani Reviews on Yogatrail
Omkar is an experienced asana teacher. He has a special skill of giving personal attention to everyone in the class. Even in large groups he is able to look after each one of his students. He has studied with various reputed teachers like Saraswathi Rangaswamy (daughter of Sri. Pattabhi Jois). His understanding of asana alignments is outstanding. He provides personal attention to each student and even remembers the injuries / special conditions of every student. He teaches with focus and discipline, and humor at the same time. He has a very good understanding of individual correction and modification techniques. His classes are fun and challenging for students of all levels.
To read student reviews on Omkar please read: Omkar Reviews on Yogatrail
Next to our Senior Teachers we always work together with various other teachers who each teach their own specialties.