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Embracing the virtual mat: How online yoga courses benefit students & teachers

November 26, 2019

Last updated : April 10, 2024

In a world that has become increasingly interconnected through technology, it's no surprise that even the ancient practice of yoga has found its place in the digital sphere. Whether taking a yoga class on YouTube or enrolling in an online yoga course with the help of Google, the internet has emerged as a powerful tool for yoga practitioners and teachers alike.  

Driven to make yoga more accessible, I took the leap and launched Arhanta Online Academy in 2017, a digital learning platform offering fully-immersive yoga courses online. No longer bound by the constraints of physical studios and rigid schedules, yoga practitioners from all corners of the globe could now come together in virtual spaces to learn, grow, and connect. And the benefits were abundant. 

If you’re wondering how an online yoga course can accelerate your growth as a practitioner or teacher, I share the many advantages it offers, as well as how you can embrace the virtual mat and discover new possibilities in your personal practice and career. 

Benefits of Online Yoga Courses for Students  

Benefits of online yoga courses for students

1. Study at Your Own Place & Pace 

One of the most obvious benefits of any online yoga course or teacher training is flexibility. Whether you’re working in a full-time job or living on a remote island, you can enroll and complete an online course at a place and pace that suits you. This also means you can start immediately and retain access to course materials and lessons even after it has ended.  

2. Grow as a Professional 

Online yoga courses allow you to rapidly expand your skills and expertise without ever having to leave your house. These advanced learning platforms offer an endless variety of courses, giving you access to a wealth of knowledge that would otherwise take years to gain. This can help you enhance your resume and even pursue a career in yoga, tapping into new growth and opportunities as a yoga practitioner.  

3. More Affordable 

You can save quite a lot of money by following a course online. Fewer books are needed and course materials such as textbooks are often available online at no extra cost. Additionally, you won’t have travelling costs or overnight expenses.  

At Arhanta Online Academy, our courses range anywhere from €15 to €1450, depending on the length and complexity of the course. The academy also offers a 30-day money back guarantee. So, if for any reason you are not pleased with our online course, you can request a full refund within 30 days of purchase. 

4. Clear & Easy Instructions 

Using modern multimedia teaching techniques and tools, online courses are well organized and easy to follow, regardless if English is your first language or not. If you’re shy and feel anxious in group environments, an online course also gives you the support to excel without having to step out of your safe space.  

5. Continued Support  

This may sound controversial, but very often, online yoga courses provide direct contact with the course creator. For instance, students at Arhanta Online Academy receive weekly live calls with their course instructor and unlimited teacher support. This means you can contact your teacher for support as often as you need, even after completing the course. 

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Benefits of Online Yoga Courses for Teachers

Reasons to create an online course

1. Reach a Wider Audience 

Online learning has become increasingly popular, with many yoga practitioners searching for quality yoga content online. By providing online yoga courses or classes in this space, you can reach hundreds, if not thousands, of people and make valuable knowledge and skills accessible to a broader audience.  

2. Passive Income 

If you’re seeking additional income, creating an online course can be a game-changer. Once you invest effort into developing a high-quality course, you can repeatedly sell it. This allows you to generate a steady stream of passive income while also building a community of students that value your teaching style and lessons.  

3. Share Expertise & Experience 

It’s incredibly fulfilling to share your passion and experience with other professionals and enthusiasts. Through this exchange, you are also able to deepen your own knowledge and contribute to the growth of your field. 

4. Establishes Authority  

Launching an online yoga course or teacher training on a professional platform positions you as an authority in your area of expertise. This journey will inspire you to continue learning and evolving as a professional, giving you the competitive edge that others might be missing. 

5. Make an Impact  

More importantly, creating an online yoga course is an opportunity to make a lasting impact. As a professional in the field of holistic health, fitness and wellness, sharing your knowledge with others online allows you to contribute to a better world. With a wider audience absorbing your lessons, you can spread the benefits of yoga far and wide. 

Where Can You Take an Online Yoga Course? 

When it comes to taking an online yoga course, the options are abundant and diverse. From dedicated yoga platforms to individual teacher websites and YouTube channels, there is a virtual smorgasbord of choices available.  

 Arhanta Yoga Online Academy is a reputable institution that offers a range of accredited online yoga teacher trainings and courses. Our academy provides in-depth teachings, covering various aspects of yoga such as asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, philosophy, and more. 

 The courses follow the same structure as the in-person yoga teacher trainings, with in-depth video lessons and downloadable resources to guide you through each module. Along with practical assignments and quizzes, students are also invited to discussion groups and one-on-one live calls with teachers every week.  

 Studying and teaching yoga online offers endless opportunities for learning, personal growth, and oddly, connection. Whether you want to explore a new yoga style or pursue a fulfilling career in yoga, harnessing the power of the internet could be your key to unlocking a new dimension of your practice.  

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About the author

Ram Jain

Born into a Jain family where yoga has been the way of life for five generations, my formal yoga journey began at age of eight at a Vedic school in India. There I received a solid foundation in ancient scriptures, including Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, and Yoga Sutras (to name a few).

In 2009, I founded Arhanta Yoga Ashrams. I see yoga as a way to master the five senses, so I named our ashrams 'Arhanta Yoga,' the yoga to master the five senses!

In 2017, I also founded Arhanta Yoga Online Academy so that people who can not visit our ashrams can follow our courses remotely.

At Arhanta, we don't just teach yoga. We teach you how to reach your potential, deepen your knowledge, build your confidence, and take charge of your life.

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