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About Us

About Arhanta Yoga Ashrams

Arhanta Yoga ® is a leading international Yoga school with Yoga ashrams in India and The Netherlands. We provide internationally accredited professional yoga courses and training in non sectarian way while maintaining the authenticity of the ancient teachings. Since 2009 more than 3000 yoga teachers have graduated from Arhanta Yoga Ashrams.

Our Ashrams


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.

Accreditation – 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.

Our Mission

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.

Our Team

The Arhanta Yoga team is composed of motivated and experienced teachers, specialists in their subjects. All teachers are highly dedicated and professional, always ready to help the students in their physical and mental development. They offer personal attention and guidance to everyone. With discipline, motivation, care and humor they are skilled to help each students grow beyond its comfort zone.

Yogi Ram – Head Instructor / Course Director

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 other yoga federations.

Yogi Ram 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 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 

Yogi Ram is the author of the acclaimed and internationally sold book Hatha Yoga for Teachers & Practitioners: A Comprehensive Guide to Holistic Sequencing. In this guide, Ram explains how yoga poses affect the internal body and how systematic yoga sequencing can increase your holistic health and well being. He explains the medically-proven benefits of yoga and presents the ancient principles of sequencing asanas according to their corresponding chakras (energy centres).

Kalyani – Creative Director

yoga-teacher-kalyaniKalyani was born and raised in Switzerland. Since early adolescence she has been fascinated by art, bodywork, the body-mind connection and alternative therapies. At the age of 19 she immigrated to the Netherlands to study Modern Dance. Soon after, she was exposed to the teachings and practice of yoga and was immediately mesmerized. She has been teaching yoga for 10 years, training yoga teachers for more than 6 years at the Arhanta Yoga Ashrams in India and the Netherlands.

Kalyani has been teaching at Arhanta Yoga Ashrams since 2009 and became Creative Director in 2013. She is the co-author of Hatha Yoga for Teachers & Practitioners: A Comprehensive Guide to Holistic Sequencing. She has profound knowledge of physiology and movement technique. Her classes are marked by and loved for her positive and hard working attitude. Kalyani’s personal practice and her caring and motivating teaching style are an inspiration to all her students.

How Kalyani’s students have experienced her classes:

 “I love doing Kalyani’s classes as I find her approach and energy towards students extremely motivating. She also not only shows her wealth of experience in yoga by beautifully demonstrating poses, but also is very capable of guiding students to attempt difficult ones safely. It is not easy to find a high quality teacher as her and I am very grateful to be one of her students.” Itong

“In my experience as practitioner, she is the best teacher I had, very patience, you can feel she actually cares about you and your improvement and at the same time she is very aware to be gentle with your body.” Astrit

For more student reviews on Kalyani, please read: Kalyani reviews on Yogatrail


yoga-teacher-omkarOmkar is an inspiring Yoga teacher with more than 5,000 hours of teaching experience. He is part of the Arhanta Yoga team since 2011 and has become an essential member.

Omkar was born and raised in New Delhi, India, and grew up with traditional values. He has studied with various reputed teachers like Saraswathi Rangaswamy (daughter of Sri. Pattabhi Jois). His understanding of asana alignments is outstanding. He has the skill to provide personal attention to each student and even remembers the injuries / special conditions of every student. He teaches with focus, discipline and humor at the same time. He has very good understanding of individual correction and modification techniques. He understands his students and is able to help them grow beyond their own expectations.

His classes are fun and challenging for students of all levels.

How Omkar’s students have experienced his classes:

I had the pleasure of being Omkar’s student during the Hatha Yoga teacher training course in the Netherlands. His professionalism and knowledge blend well with his beautiful personality. I find him attentive, caring, helpful, calm, friendly and sincere. He challenged the students to do their best and progress. He made learning fun by inspiring and encouraging the students with his sense of humour and amicable attitude. Omkar is a role model for anyone who strives to achieve their goals.”  – Tatiana

“Omkar managed to challenge us just in the right way, the right intensity, to widen our capabilities, our strength, skills and overall understanding of many yoga asanas. Thanks to him I got much more confidence in many poses that I thought to be too challenging before the YTT. Sprinkled with humour and seriousness in the right places, his classes are a joy!”  – Antje

To read student reviews on Omkar please read: Omkar Reviews on Yogatrail