Become a Certified Holistic Nutrition Coach

Master holistic nutrition science and help your students or clients become healthier and more energetic. Gain knowledge and confidence to coach and get lasting results. 

Join Our 50-hour Certified Holistic Nutrition Coach Course, Now Online!

Course Language: English |  Course Manual: English

Holistic Nutritionist Certification

Why Become A Holistic Nutrition Coach?

Level up your skills and learn all the important elements of holistic nutrition with this extensive and easy-to-follow online course. Learn about plant-based vegan nutrition based on cutting-edge scientific information and master the skill to coach your clients towards a healthy lifestyle.
After completing this course, you will have the essential skills to create a proven strategy for helping your clients achieve a healthy lifestyle through a personalized way of eating.

Become Plant Based Vegan Holistic Nutrition Coach

Why Arhanta?

Our online course gives you some unique benefits

Living Yoga for 5 Generations

Learn from authentic Indian yoga teachers with a heritage of 5 generations

Established Yoga Ashrams

Two reputed yoga ashrams in India &The Netherlands

 18000+ Yoga Teachers Certified

Providing internationally accredited yoga certifications since 2009

Yoga Alliance
International Yoga Association
International Yoga Federation
NRTO Quality Mark

what Students are saying



"I find Michal is a very professional teacher with incredible nutrition knowledge. His classes are clear and enlightening. 

I am thrilled to have chosen this course because I am improving my life and feel I am finally learning to live a healthy life. Highly recommended."


The Netherlands

"The course is very well done. The manual is complete and helped me learn more technical concepts.

I am pleased to have chosen this course because I could study at my own pace and learn through the exercises to become a confident coach. 

I immediately offered my students Nutritional Coaching sessions as an additional service and the response is so inspiring."



"High-quality, well-presented course. I am so glad I bought it. I recommend it if you want to become a nutritional coach.

The section that explains how to structure and manage this new business is excellent. I am a personal trainer and this course is just what I was looking for to increase my knowledge and handle the growing demand for nutrition coaching."

Holistic Nutrition Coach Certification

Complete Training

Learn all you need to know about holistic nutrition and plant-based vegan nutrition coaching

100% Self Paced

Follow the course at your own pace. 100% online course, access anywhere, anytime at your convenience

Worldwide Accredited

Get a worldwide accredited certification. Work as a certified holistic nutrition coach

Who is this course for?

  • Yoga teachers  
  • Sport coaches 
  • Personal trainers
  • People who want to teach workshops about healthy lifestyle
  • Wellness therapists and practitioners
  • Dieticians and nutritionists
  • Health and fitness enthusiasts
  • Plant-based, vegan or vegetarians nutrition enthusiasts
Holistic Nutrition Coach

What you will learn

Here is an overview of what you will learn in this plant-based, vegan and holistic nutrition coach course

  • The macrobiotic logic of nutrition
  • Understanding of the human digestive system
  • Understanding of the human microbiome, its functions and influence on our health
  • Understanding of the human energy system and metabolism
  • Role of protein, fat, and carbohydrate in the human diet and health
  • Impact of alcohol on our health and diet
  • Vitamins and minerals consumption for a healthy diet
  • The importance and intricacies of hydration
  • Food supplements and sport nutrition for a healthy life
  • Benefits of fermented food and how to prepare them
  • Ideal nutrition for weight loss, muscle gain, endurance and yoga
  • The impact of breathing on nutrition and how to improve it
  • Juices and smoothies for a balanced nutrition intake
  • Motivational interviewing and coaching techniques
  • All about setting up holistic nutrition coaching
  • Real life case studies

Get your free copy of the Yogi's Guide to Plant-Based Protein E-book.

Arhanta online trainings

In 2017 we decided to provide online versions of our yoga teacher training as we were getting requests from people who could not travel to our ashrams.

 I was intrigued by the outcome, so we created this online version to see where the virtual journey would take us. When we announced it on social media, we were bombarded with negative comments; some believed it was impossible to learn yoga online.

The outcome surprised us all. Within the first six months, more than a thousand students had already enrolled in our online training program.

Hundreds of five-star reviews gave us confidence, and regular feedback helped us refine the online course to make it entirely user-friendly, with added value for our students.

Arhanta Online Training Course

Benefits of Our Online Training


Added Flexibility and Self-Paced Learning

Our online course allows you to study at your own leisure and schedule your study time to suit your personal routine. Another benefit is that there are no deadlines for completing the course.


Unlimited Access to Online Videos

This is a unique benefit of online learning. You can re-watch the videos at any speed. Allowing you to grasp concepts you could have missed in a class environment.


Unlimited Personal Support

Our online yoga teacher training comes with unlimited teacher support. This means you can contact the teacher for support as often as you need, even after completing the course.


Lifelong Access

Over time we tend to forget details. Our online course gives you lifelong access to log in and review the concepts anytime. All material is yours to keep forever.


More Affordable

 Our Online course costs less than half of the onsite course. You also save on travel, lodging, and commuting expenses.

Our Core Values

Our Philosophy - Authenticity

At Arhanta, we bring you authentic knowledge from a rich heritage of five generations. You will learn from a teacher who has studied yoga since childhood at traditional Indian Vedic schools. We believe that real yoga is practiced 20% on the mat and 80% in your daily life.

Our Knowledge - Excellence

We keep our yoga practice traditional, but we do not allow tradition to restrict us. We are constantly learning modern science-based anatomy, physiology and new advances in the fitness and exercise field. So you are guaranteed, proven, and accurate knowledge of the highest standard.

Our Approach - Empowering

In reality, the concept of “one alignment for all” can turn up empty results. We believe everyone is unique in their body, mind, and capabilities. Therefore, we teach you how to understand your students individually and provide personalized alignments and adjustments.

Our Commitment - Integrity

We are committed to the success of our students & community. We provide lifelong support, not only during the course but also after you have completed the course. Your success is our triumph.

Our Professionalism - Standards

 At Arhanta, you can be assured of the highest professional standard in training, communication & support. We believe in win-win, so all our courses come with a rock-solid 30-day money-back guarantee.


"Michal is a great instructor. His methods are easy to follow and he repeats things to help you remember. The lessons are easy to follow and short enough to keep you focused, but give you enough information! I’d recommend this to anyone just starting a fitness or nutrition journey!"


The Netherlands

Michal Durak

Meet Your Instructor,

Michal Durak

(Certified NASM Nutrition coach, RYT & YACEP)

Michal Durak is a renowned Holistic Nutrition Coach and Founder of ZOI Organic
Vegetarian-Vegan Restaurant and ZOI Cooking School
. During his 20 years of experience in the health food industry, he has developed a unique understanding of healthy lifestyles and holistic nutrition. He has created a special program to lead people toward healthy nutrition and a magnificent lifestyle.
For the last 10 years, Michal is successfully guiding people to learn about better nutrition and change their eating habits in his courses, classes and coaching sessions.

YACEP Yoga Alliance

What’s inside the course

Click to see what you will learn

Section A–Anthropology and Ancient Medicine


→ Foreword

→ What is a nutrition coach

→ Meet your teacher

→ Why have I created this course

→ What is your role as a nutrition coach

→ Different figures within the nutrition world

→ What can your business look like

The science behind the course

→ Sources and facts of information

→ Health and wellness

→ The basic food pyramids

→ Why plant-based nutrition


→ The science of life

→ Doshas–the three basic energy types

→ How should Ayurveda be used


→ An inspirational approach from Chinese medicine

→ Yin and Yang in diet


→ Evolution of the human species through food

→ Distraction, danger, sleep, and cravings

→ Geographical food preferences and cultural predispositions

Section B–Human digestive system and nutritional science

The digestive system

→ The digestive organs

→ The digestive enzymes

→ Hormones and their function

→ Digestive processes

Gut health, microbiome and immune system

→ What is microbiome and how do you take care of it

→ Food that disrupts gut health and common gut issues

→ The immune system and its connection to health

Energy balance and metabolism

→ Energy balance

→ The energy cycle and metabolism

→ Energy systems

→ Carbohydrate, fat, and protein

→ Using energy


→ Amino acids

→ Food sources of protein


→ Sugar and glycemic index

→ Insulin

→ Carbohydrate types and sources


→ Lipids division and where to find them

→ Fat function in human body

→ Omega 3`s and 6`s

→ Fat types for health


→ Digestion of alcohol

→ Impact of alcohol on diet and performance

→ Dietary guidelines and alcohol


→ Micronutrients defined–vitamins and minerals

→ Vitamins–intake, importance, and sources

→ Minerals–intake, importance, and sources


→ Hydration explained

→ Calculating sweat loss volume SLV

→ Hydration strategies

Nutrient timing

→ Nutrient storage

→ Meal strategies for the endurance athlete

→ Meal strategy for the strength training athlete

→ Carbohydrate timing strategies


→ Supplement types

→ Evaluating the supplement selection

→ Micronutrient supplements

→ Weight–loss supplements

→ Muscle growth enhancers

→ Superfoods

→ Other supplements

Section C–Holistic Nutrition Elements

Fermented foods

→ Fermentation

→ Stanford study on fermented food and high fiber food conclusion

→ Preparing basic fermented foods

How food affects our mental and physical health

→ How does food affect inflammation and sleep

→ Concentration, mental health, stress and anxiety

→ Longevity and general wellbeing

Introduction to common (fashionable) diets

→ Their meeting point and consequences

→ The paleo diet

→ Low carb diet

→ Ketogenic diet

→ Mediterranean diet

→ Fasting, TRE or intermittent fasting

→ The low-calorie diet

What’s best to eat when

→ Building muscle

→ Diet for endurance event training

→ Diet for yoga or flexibility enhancement practices

→ Diet for illness or injury

Understanding the constitution

→ Ayurveda

→ The Ectomorph, Mesomorph or Endomorph questionary + test

→ Psychological type or “constitution”–link to test

Understanding your food habits

→ Habits

→ Journaling, reflecting and identifying habits

→ Making changes

→ Establishing new habits

→ Burning bad habits

→ Creating lasting change


→ The importance of breath

→ Nose and mouth breathing

→ Breathing exercises

→ Sleeping with a patch


Sleep quality

→ How do you sleep?

→ The relationship between food and sleep

→ Improving your sleep

Exercise and yoga

→ What is your lifestyle

→ Why should we exercise

→ Why yoga is the most important solution

→ How should we exercise

→ Strategies for getting in shape

Juicing and smoothies

→ Juicing 

→ Smoothie’s important elements and basic combinations

Section D–Communication, coaching and their practical implications

The Psychology of weight control and behavioral change

→ The science

→The psychology of change-the trans-theoretical model of change

→ Body image and low self-esteem

→ Weight loss for different types of people

→ Eating disorders

Communication in coaching

→ The basics of communication

→ Non-verbal communication–guide

→ Verbal communication

→ Written communication

→ Active listening

→ Building rapport 

→ How to discuss sensitive topics

Motivational interviewing

Coaching style

→ The triad–a potent tool for mental rehearsal

→ The strategies of motivational interviewing

The techniques for motivational Interviewing

Goal setting

→ Defining goals–which work and which don’t

→ The strategy for setting the right goal

Business model for a nutrition coach

→ Structuring client sessions

→ One on one

→Small group model

→ Contest model

→ B to B–Corporate model

→ Online coaching

→ Recommendations and advice on how to succeed

Food labels and portion size


→ Nutrition facts–unpacked

→ On the label

→ Supplements

Portion size-introduction

→ Portion size guide

The real world challenge

→ Traveling

Grocery shopping

→ Organization–pantry

→ Organization–fridge

→ Organization–freezer

→ Organization–kitchen

→ Cooking processes optimization and how to enjoy it

→ Eating out

→ Fiestas and celebrations

Final summary

→ Nutrition programming strategy

→Weight loss

→ Muscle and weight gain

→ Body re-composition

→ Improve performance in sport

→ Determine the total daily energy expenditure TDEE

→ Set the macronutrient target

→ Converting the numbers into real life

→ Monitor, evaluate, receive and give feedback

→ Adjust and continue

Case studies

→ Tommaso–Plant-based bodybuilding

→ Anna–successful businesswoman–healthier lifestyle

→ Giulia–weight-loss with vegan diet


→ Community questionnaire

→ Digestion questionnaire

→ Food and drink questionnaire

→ Environment questionnaire

→ Sleep questionnaire

→ Stress and relaxation questionnaire

→ Self-improvement agreement

→ Final exam