The ATMAN Federation celebrates the new Teachers
In the last weekend of November 2017, the new teachers of the Yoga, Tantra, and Tantra for Women classes of 2017 met once more in the grandiose place that already hosted them during their training modules, Valhalla Hall in Paradise Retreat Center. It was one of the biggest events in the history of the ATMAN Federation. Never before had so many new graduates met on one occasion for a magnificent graduation ceremony. Aspirants from 25 countries – amongst others Bosnia & Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Russia, United Kingdom, Uruguay and the United States – successfully passed the exams of the ATMAN Teacher Training Courses for Yoga, Tantra, and Tantra for Women. The graduates crowned their long and ardent efforts to become teachers of the national schools hosted by the ATMAN Federation, in order to share and spread genuine spiritual knowledge and transmit the pathways of profound inner transformation.
Atman Grand Graduation Reportage
The Grand Graduation Ceremony was broadcast live online and embraced by a wonderful and sublime artistic show with dance and music, featuring also the musical group Devas from Brasov. The best projects were awarded with certificates and special gifts. All graduates received their teacher diploma and gifts from the hands of their tutors. Later on, they received their spiritual investiture, a deeply significant and essential step on the path of becoming a teacher, a solemn and touching moment for all participants.
Atman Grand Graduation in Images
To become a teacher in the ATMAN Federation is not an easy goal to achieve. The ATMAN Teacher Training Courses, coordinated and organized by Advaita and Adina Stoian, Catalin Balilescu and Adriana Isvoranu, last two years for Yoga and Tantra for Women, and even four years for the Tantra Course. The Yoga Teacher Training Course can be started only after being a Yoga student for at least three years. The Tantra students can start the Tantra Teacher Training Course already after the the first year, since until its end the aspirant will also have reached the necessary fifth year as a student.
The Tantra for Women Training Course opened up its gates this year for every woman who feels inspired to awaken her femininity. It is not required anymore to become a teacher, but the interested ones can decide in the end to participate to the final exam, to receive the right to pass on as certified coordinators the treasures they learned.
The exams include not only tests of knowledge and practical abilities in the correct execution of the body postures and various yogic and tantric methods, but also a written project on specific selected topics. One needs true aspiration, willpower, and perseverance to accomplish such a journey and to bring the invested effort to the fruitful end. The ATMAN Teacher Trainings are in-depth and profound programs that require from all the aspirants a true wish for transformation, thus a genuine spiritual teacher is in the same time a raw model of the knowledge he/she teaches.
Photo Gallery by Darya Harnitskaya
Now, these new teachers are ready to start teaching in many countries all over the world. Yet, as glorious as it has been, passing the exam and celebrating a wonderful graduation are not the end, but the beginning of the spiritual journey of continuous transformation that defines a true teacher. Being a teacher of spiritual knowledge will always bring unexpected challenges, amazing understandings, indescribable revelations, and ever-new experiences.
The graduates have proven the exemplary state of spiritual aspirants who are willing to take this opportunity. New students full of aspiration had started their path, and we gladly invite all those who are interested and wish to become teachers, to join the ATMAN Teacher Training Courses that recently started.
Photo Gallery by Jens Dige
Our special thanks go to the broadcasting team for their spontaneous and amazing work, to Devas for delighting us once more with celestial vibes, to everyone who helped organizing this amazing event, and to all the graduates who through their devotion and effort made the big step into passing on these great teachings. Congratulations to all of you.