Learn Authentic Yoga Philosophy with Ram Jain

Understand Yoga Philosophy in a non-sectarian approach. Join Yoga Alliance accredited online 25-hour Yoga Philosophy course

Course Rating : 4.9

Course Language : English |  Course Manual : English

Yoga Philosophy

Online Yoga Philosophy Course

Some key features of our online training program:


Teach worldwide with accredited Yoga Philosophy teacher certificate

Study at Your Own Schedule

100% online course. Finish the course at your own pace


We offer you a continuing relationship with advice and support after your course.

Yoga Philosophy Course

Learn authentic yoga philosophy from Ram at your own schedule. Join Yoga Alliance accredited course, now online. This course will teach you yoga philosophy with the help of interesting stories and examples in a non-sectarian approach.

Yoga Philosophy Course

What you will get

You will get exclusive course materials that have been developed through 22 years of teaching experience. Our online course will give you unlimited access to:

On-Demand Videos

Class Recordings

Printable Notes

Discussion Group

Practical Assignments


Lifetime Access

Unlimited Support

What will you learn

Some of the topics you will learn in this course:

  • Meaning and purpose of yoga
  • History of yoga
  • Principle concepts 
  • Seven stages of knowledge 
  • Three bodies and five pranas 
  • Meditation - what, why, how 
  •  Four paths of yoga
  •  Ashtanga Yoga - The eight limbs
  •  Pranayama - what, why, how
  • Concept of 'GOD' in yoga
  • Karma and reincarination
  • Kundalini Yoga

Here’s what people are saying about the course



"I always wanted to learn & understand Yoga Philosophy. I am glad I found this course. It was a truly an eye opening course. I highly recommend it!"


The Netherlands

"This course was recommended by a friend. I must say I am really impressed with the content. Ram's method of telling stories is fantastic. It keeps the classes lively and interesting."



"If you want to understand Yoga Philosophy, I am sure you can not find a better course than this. The classes are crisp, to the point and with a lot of humor and stories included. I just loved it."

Ram Jain

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What’s inside the course

We have developed and refined our Yoga Philosophy course for over 12 years. Our online Yoga Philosophy course covers all the important fundamentals of Yoga Philosophy in detail:

Curriculum Overview

Aim and meaning of yoga

Five principles of yoga

Four paths of yoga

Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga 

Eight limbs of Raja Yoga

Seven stages of awareness

Three gunas – sattva, rajas, tamas

Maya, prakriti, brahman, avidya, ahmakara

Atman, parmataman, jiva

Three bodies; physical, astral, spiritual

Four inner instruments; mind, intellect, subconscious, ego

Mind and its working

Pleasure, happiness and peace

Five major and five minor pranas

Seven chakras

Kundalini Yoga

Karma and Reincarnation

→ The law of action and reaction

→ The law of compensation

→ The law of retribution

→ Destiny, self-effort and free will

→ Purpose of birth and rebirth

Concept of God

Ram Jain

Course Instructor,

Ram Jain

(ERYT 500, RPYT 500 & YACEP with 6000 hours of Teaching Experience)

I am thankful for the gift of yoga in my life. I've been helping people transform their lives with the science of yoga for over two decades, and discover the life-changing gift of yoga for themselves for over two decades.

After a long and difficult period, I found my purpose when I began teaching yoga, and I love to help people find their joy through the work I do. Now I help people with my 22+ years of knowledge and teaching experience so they can find joy and happiness through yoga in a safe and effective manner.

When growing up in India, I assisted many yoga teachers and I always felt something was missing in how yoga teachers were trained teaching. It is one thing to have a good self-practice and another to have the skill needed to help others.

So I decided to create high standards yoga teacher training courses that will be to the point and will teach the practical skills essential to train and teach efficiently. This is why Arhanta exists.

I see yoga as a way to master the five senses, so I named the ashram 'Arhanta Yoga,' the yoga to master the five senses!

This passion to help others succeed drives all of us at Arhanta.

At Arhanta, we don't just teach yoga. We teach you how to reach your potential, develop your skills, confidence, and take control of your life.

YACEP Yoga Alliance
E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance

Worldwide accredited certification

Our online Yoga Philosophy course is accredited with Yoga Alliance, International Yoga Association, International Yoga Federation and The CRKBO (The Netherlands).

25 Hour Yoga Philosophy Training
Yoga Alliance
International Yoga Association
International Yoga Federation

Good News!

The online teaching exemption from Yoga Alliance has been extended through December 31, 2023. All continued education courses (YACEP) with Arhanta Online Academy therefore are counted toward contact hours and can be used toward the Continuing Education (CE) teaching hours requirement for all RYTs.

Your Investment

You will not be getting just any online course. You will be getting a refined Yoga Philosophy certification course developed by Ram Jain with his invaluable teaching experience of 22 years. You will receive guidance and academic support from very dedicated teachers. After finishing this course you can start teaching Yoga Philosophy professionally worldwide.

Pricing Plan

Lifetime Access & Support

Complete when you want, access regular updates

  • 25 hours training
  •  12 hours of video lessons
  • 11 quizzes
  • Downloadable resources
  • Certificate of completion
  • Lifetime teacher support
  • Lifetime access
  • Access to future updates



30 Days

Money Back Guarantee

Great Experience or Your Money Back!

Our zero risk assurance to you. We want you to be satisfied. So if you don't like our online course for any reason, you can ask for full refund anytime within 30 days of your purchase. 

This means you can try up to 25% of the course within 30 days & if you decide it is not right for you just send us an email before the end of the 30th day and get a prompt full refund, guaranteed!

Read what past students have to say about this course


Yoga Teacher

"This is the best online purchase I made this year.  Extremely good course, it is worth every cent I paid."


Yoga Instructor

"When buying I found the price a bit higher compared to other online courses, but now after completing the course, I think it is really a bargain!"


Yoga Teacher

"If you want to learn Yoga Philosophy you can not go wrong with this course." 

Frequently asked questions

What is the scope of an online Yoga Philosophy certification course? 

With an online course, you gain control of your learning. You can study at your own schedule. You can replay the videos as many times as you want. It is very helpful to understand the concepts. Online learning provides flexibility and convenience if you don't have the possibility to travel away for the course.

When does the course start and finish?

You get lifetime access to the course. You can start right after you sign up and enroll for the course. You can take as long as you want to finish the course. As a part-time study you can finish the course in 15 days to two months. Remember there is no last date for finishing, you decide it yourselves.

What if I have any questions during the course?

Our Yoga Philosophy course comes with unlimited teacher support. For any questions during or after your study, you can contact Ram Jain directly at his email or via the discussion forum in the learning portal. 

I am new to yoga, can I follow this course?

Yes.  Our Course Director Ram Jain explains all the concepts from scratch. So you will have no problem in understanding the concepts .

Can I do this course without previous education?

Yes, this course does not require any previous education.

Please note that this course is also fully included in our 200-hour yoga teacher training course.

What can I do after this course?

This is a foundational course to understand the fundamental principles Yogic Philosophy. It allows you to study this subject separately, if you currently do not wish to do our 200-hour course, or if your previous teacher trainings did not go into this subject.

It adds knowledge that can give you a professional (and personal) advantage.

Are there any exams after the course?

There are simple quizzes after every topic and a final exam at the end which need a passing grade in order to complete the course. The quizzes and the exam can be attempted as many times as you need. This way we ensure that you have gained sufficient knowledge of Yoga Philosophy.

How do I receive the certificate after I finish the course? Are there any extra charge for it?

The certificate will automatically become available for download once you finish the last chapter and the exam. There are no extra charge for it.

How long can I access the course?

You will get lifetime access to the course materials and to all the future updates.

What happens when I press 'Get access'?

After you press "Get Access" you will be redirected to the payment page. There you will be asked to make an account with your email id and name. Once you have paid you will get the logins in your email within five minutes to access the course. Remember you will also have seven days to ask for a full refund if you don't like the course.

I don't have a credit card, can I pay with bank transfer or any other method?

Yes, you can pay with debit card, iDeal, Sepa bank transfer, or Sofort.

Read more reviews

Clear, traditional and professional

A big range of different subjects is explained in a clear and structured way. Ram's lessons are full of old Indian stories, that serve as an example of the subjects. Through these stories, it becomes even easier to understand and remember everything! The information is very true to tradition, something that often lacks in Western Teacher Trainings. I would definitely reccomend this course!

by Amber Dennebos

An excellent course where you learn everything you wanted to know about yoga philosophy! Highly recommended!

I decided to take this course before starting with full TTC, as an active and enthusiastic yoga practitioner and teacher to-be.I am so glad I took this pre-step. I have learned so much! Ram is an excellent teacher, so honest and authentic! Somehow he makes you feel like you are in real class, not online.Highly recommended for everyone who wants to get proper philosophical foundation of yoga.

by Monika Sabolova

Thank You

This training is really interesting to explore the philosophy of yoga in depth. Thank you so much Ram, for your invaluable teaching, your clear explanations and the annecdotes which allow to better understand all these concepts and their origins. I am very happy to have taken this training to complete my journey and improve my teaching of Yoga.

by Marion Ournac

Yoga philosophy in a way to remember

I am in the middle of my YTT 200 hours (not at arhanta) and realized that there is a lot of philosophy in yoga which really has to sink in. I saw this online course and just tried it to compare the teachings and find a way to really understand it. Well this one worked!! Al the stories and the way is is explained did the trick to sink in! Thanx Ram! Petra

by Petra Barte-Carbo

It has opened my understanding

I have just completed the philosophy of yoga course and I have learnt so much about yoga. I trained as a yoga teacher, not to teach the asanas but to understand the philosophy behind such a complex and wide subject. My first course was based on the Bhagavad Gita yet when I had finished it I knew I needed more and this is what this course offered. It was informative, practical and thoughtful.

by Suzanne Midgley

I Learned So Much Of This Course!

I learned so much of this course! So far there's a lot of great promise to the course I am eager to see more

by Sophie

Love The Classes

Love the classes, both the practical and discussions were awesome. Learning so much and getting deeper insights. Thank you so much.

by Annelien

Awesome Course!

Awesome course! I learned so so much for myself and for my students! great job and also very inspiring.

by Pamela

A wonderful experience

I'm so so happy I decided to take this online teacher training. I am impressed with the knowledge of Kalyani and Ram. It was a great pleasure to hear their lectures and to participate in the asana practices. I'm very grateful. Thank you!

by Magdalena

Quality learning

Very Happy with the course ... so much useful knowledge and precise sayings. Thanks for this.

by Khadija

Thank You & Fully Recommend This Course

A great professional online course for deepening & understanding knowledge of Yoga Philosophy to be able to teach it effectively. Ram is a fabulous teacher & makes the lessons easy to understand.

by Aruna


This is the most professional online-course I have come across so far. Very structured, helpful and knowledgeable. I truly learned a lot and am so grateful!

by Eva

Very Good Course

The course was very interesting and complete, and the teacher is clear in exposition and demonstrates a huge knowledge about yoga in general. I am fully satisfied and absolutely recommend this course to anyone who wants to deepen this beautiful discipline of Yoga Philosophy.

by Samantha

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