“If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself, if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is not beneficial in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.” – Lao Tzu

We are delighted to announce the beginning of a new

Yoga Teacher Training Course

Starting in 2025

Are you ready…

To take your yoga practice to a deeper, more meaningful level and to share with others the profoundly transforming path of integral esoteric yoga?

Atman – The International Federation of Yoga and Meditation, offers you the chance to join its unique yoga teacher training program. The coordinating teacher of the course is Advaitananda Stoian.

The Content of the Course

The Yoga Teacher Training Course includes the first five years of the Intensive Yoga Course as being taught in the member schools of the Atman Federation. Additionally, many esoteric notions about the teaching activity will be given.

Before every training course, the aspirants are required to study certain lessons from the curriculum of the Integral Esoteric Yoga Course, lessons that will be announced in the previous meeting.

Each aspirant will also need to make a project presentation on a topic that is offered in the class. The aspirants have the chance to select their preferred topic.

Some of the topics studied in the training

  • Hatha Yoga Practice, including the connection between the chakras and the bodily postures, which create certain aptitudes
  • Maha Vidya Yoga Tradition, or the Yoga of inner communion with the Ten Great Macrocosmic Powers/ supreme fundamental ways (paths) of profound knowledge and wisdom
  • Deepening the knowledge about Yama and Niyama, the moral and ethical guidelines of the yoga system
  • Esoteric Notions about Authentic Spiritual Guidance and the importance of being a pure godly relay
  • Esoteric notions about Time
  • The fundamental qualities of a charismatic and godly integrated teacher
  • Principles of beneficial persuasion
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Vijnanasana Initiation, the bodily postures and attitudes that help us awaken our Supramental sheath, Vijnanamaya Kosha
  • Esoteric notions about Intuition, Responsibility, Empathy and so many more aspects…

Examinations, Graduation & Certification

After the completion of all four modules, the final exam takes place. This exam includes several different categories of assessment, including a theory exam on all the notions in the Yoga Course and in the YTTC and a practical exam. In order to be eligible for graduation, it is also necessary to submit a thesis. The thesis topic is chosen in the 1st year of the YTTC.

Upon completion of this course, graduates will be formally certified to teach the Integral Esoteric Yoga Course throughout the world under the integration of the ATMAN Federation. The graduation at the end of the YTTC takes place in Paradise Retreat Center, approximately two months after the final exam. At the graduation, graduates receive their diplomas and spiritual investiture as teachers of this profound spiritual path.

Practical Details

Accommodation and course fees

The training will take place in the beautiful Paradise Retreat Center in Denmark, where you will get to spend time with your sisters in a shared bedroom. You will have three meals/day and you will get to enjoy the beautiful countryside scenery.

Expenses include course fee and accommodation fee which are paid for each module separately. For more information, you can contact us via email:

Paradise Retreat Center

Where each module will take place

Paradise is a beautiful retreat space and event venue that supports healthy living and an awakening soul, just one hour drive south of Copenhagen. Enjoy the spacious yoga/event hall, the charming and intimate atmosphere, the beautiful garden, our delicious vegetarian menu, free bike rides, hot tubs and get to know our heartful team.

Click here to visit Paradise Retreat Center’s website.

Let’s act so that we can become without delay good, generous, loving, humble, full of compassion, good-willing human beings who, just as the fruit-bearing trees in the garden of Heaven, we expand our branches loaded with sweet and beautiful fruits until far away. Likewise, it becomes possible for us to offer from our abundance such fruits to all those who deserve them.

– Gregorian Bivolaru