1st year student:
For me, the yoga school gives me tools I can use to develop myself as a person. My inner and outer lives are changing for the better as I practice yoga and use it in my daily life.
The yoga school is catering for all and all are respected and equal. There is a peaceful, positive and loving atmosphere.
The teachers are very skilled in teaching, for this I am very grateful. On the whole, it's nice to be surrounded by loving and open-minded people. I have only good things to say about Natha yogacenter which for me is the school I find myself best at when it comes to personal and spiritual development.
4th year student:
I began several years ago to interest myself for yoga and meditation, and met Natha yogacenter. I started yoga course in March, and in July there were summer camps in North Zealand on a beautiful farm in a rural setting.
I attended the Hatha yoga camp and quickly gained a new insight into the school's many facets, the people who worked there (teaching, cleaning, cooking, management, etc.) working for a higher purpose, selfless work in accordance with the universal will (karma yoga) and through this way of working, achieve inner peace, presence and a deep satisfaction with just the task one undertook at this moment. It fascinated me. I also met students from other places in the country where schools offer training sessions. A very inspiring summer camp altogether.
It kept me repeating the success next year, but this time in a deeper perspective. I and my girlfriend started to participate in the tantra summer retreat which was an incredibly beautiful and wonderful experience. Then we did karma yoga at the hatha yoga camp, where we helped to cook for the participants. It was a really good way to understand the deeper meaning of karma yoga and all the benefits it brings. In this way, I started to create more intimate relationships with others in school.
The years have passed and I have expanded my horizons with more courses, of which there are a wide range of the school, I have been a yoga teacher and I have moved in the ashram with my son enjoying playing with the other children who also live here. Yes, Natha has caused a huge personal development in my life and the inner journey that really only just begun ...
7nd year student:
I started studying in Natha yogacenter some 7 months ago, after transferring from another yoga school of the International Atman Federation.
I have found in this school wonderful teachers full of heart, and an environment which is very helpful for personal development. I was very happy to notice how friendly everybody are and how open they are to accept anyone as he is.
In the short time that I have been in this school I have learnt many things about myself and have been able, with the help of the teacher team of Natha and the teachings of this school, to resolve many personal problems with which I have been confronted for a long time. One of the most important lessons that I am learning here, is the lesson of love – never before have I realized how important it is to love and how every moment without love is a wasted moment, never to return again. With the help of the tantric teachings given in this school, I am gradually learning how to live life fully, with full participation and awareness. I am learning not to reject anything but to say yes to life. I feel that I am more alive now then ever before!
I learnt very much from yoga teacher Mihai Stoian, and I am leaning still. This process of learning is not limited only to the inside of the class-room: I have also learnt by observing his personal example, and on occasions by asking him for advice. When ever I had turned to him, he had always listened to me attentively and if I requested it, he would also advice me on the matter. He always insisted that I would make my own choices, so that I could learn from it. His advice was always full of insight and helped me to understand the issues and myself from a deeper perspective.
9nd year student:
I started 9 years ago as a student at Natha Yoga Center to participate in a weekly yoga class and the then theater group that was attached to the school. It enriched me a lot to learn methods of self-development and simultaneously to integrate the spiritual aspect creative with my interest in theater.
On the way I experienced being able to communicate some of the profound experiences I had through yoga and meditation, to other people.
I've always been interested in personal development, psychology, spirituality and creativity through art and theater. I saw that a deep part of myself was met through courses at Natha, which created a link between the understanding of the human structure and ways to develop it.
After a number of years where I had attended several courses through Natha, it dawned on me how much I had developed myself through yoga practice - and decided to take training as a yoga teacher, to pass on the amazing tools I had received.
I have been through what I have learned and practiced at Natha, become a more healthy, loving and deeply human. I have learned many techniques to keep the body healthy and brands effective results when using these. I have had many deep friendships among the people and colleagues I have met through Natha, and seeing that my relationships with friends and family in general has become deeper and better, because I am a more whole and happy person. I have much more energy, interest and sincere love to give to my surroundings and marks it as a clear result of the understanding and integration of them, as I have done over the years on Natha.
I am sincerely grateful for all that I have received through this school and the beautiful people and teachers I have met here - and would particularly mention Mihai and Adina Stoian as 2 beautiful teachers who give themselves wholeheartedly and manages to inspire and guide others in a way I never knew a human could. My life has been enriched through their educational and personal advice I have received through them.
I see them both as very committed, dedicated teachers who are doing their best to help others and they are also a wonderful example for me in a happy, spiritual relationships.
6st year student:
I have been a student in Natha Yogacenter for the last six years, and can truly say without any exaggeration, that receiving this valuable teachings and being a part of a genuine spiritual community completely changed my life, and the way I look upon life. Since I was a young teenager and until I started practicing yoga, I was living a very unstable life, with many parties and drugs. I was very restless, and was moving around all the time, starting different educations, which I never succeeded to finish. I was feeling very discontent with my life and my lifestyle, and I also had physical problems, because of too much smoking and other usage of drugs. Despite this I didn’t manage to break the negative pattern myself. On a vacation I was inspired to start practicing yoga, and when I came home I started to study in Natha Yogacenter. By receiving precious teachings about yoga, and actually practicing the things I was taught, I slowly started to transform.
I had already decided before starting yoga, that I would stop smoking, using drugs and drinking alcohol, but by practicing yoga, and being in a spiritual environment with people who where living a pure lifestyle (unlike my previous friends), this decision was much more supported, and unlike other previous attempts, this time I actually succeeded. Today I’m in the middle of two educations in the same time, doing well in both of them, and planning to finish in approx one year. I am very happy and healthy, and any health problems I may have had before, are completely gone now.
From the valuable teachings which I received during the years, the most precious for me has been to experience and being a part of place, where everybody is accepted like they are, a place with a lot of Love and happiness and a place for constant transformation. I have friends who started like shy insecure women, and now are beautiful mature women, with a lot of self-confidence. It’s really beautiful to see the ongoing transformation in people’s lives.
I just started the aspirant course for becoming a yoga teacher, and I hope that I one day will be able to inspire my students, like I myself have been, and still am constantly inspired by my teachers, to practice yoga, and in this being in a continuous transformation process.
12th year student:
I have been a member of Natha in 12 years, I enjoy fully my membership.
I have only positive experiences in Natha, I have learned the nature of love to know, both through friendships and close relationships. What I have learned through working with my sexual energy is very refined, caring, building for body, mind and spirit. We learn to work with the sexual energy in a conscious way, so it is not just an unconscious discharge of frustration, as is true for many people. I can only recommend people and especially the young people to come to our tantra classes so that they become more aware of how they spend their life energy, as the sexual energy course is.
9th year student:
Practicing and studying Yoga and Tantra in Natha has opened my eyes and my heart. I could write reams about my experiences in this school, but for now I just want to say…
One of the things I like most about Natha is its Tantra course which I’ve been following since its inception three years ago. Taught by the inspirational couple, Mihai and Adina Stoian, this course has broadened my perspective upon existence beyond anything I could have previously imagined. Every class brings me amazing revelations which help me to come closer and closer to the profound understanding of who I am and my life’s purpose. I feel the quality of these teachings is of the highest caliber and in my personal research on the topic I consider them to be incomparable. The tantric principles taught in this class have transformed my life for the better, enabling me to discover the amazing woman I am through the conscious embracing of my femininity. These inner transformations are very visible in the improvement of many aspects of my life, including relationships, health and personal happiness.
I’ve been a volunteer worker in Natha’s administration for the past four years, which has been a wonderful and fulfilling experience. Living in an ashram and working in the school helps me to integrate the spiritual teachings from the classes in my daily life and to live in the present moment!
I’ve recently watched my friends and colleagues build our beautiful new yoga centre against many odds, and in my eyes it’s a testament to the strength and greatness of this school, which I’m so grateful to be a part of. Writing these words warms my heart and re-ignites my aspiration for this spiritual path and my love for this wonderful school.
5th year student:
I have practiced yoga and tantra now for 5 years in Natha Yogacenter. If I look back in time I can hardly recognize the woman I was before I had the grace to become part of this spiritual community.
I had always interest and aspiration to learn the hidden secrets of the universe and to spiritualize my life. Nevertheless, I was not able to do this on my own, in spite of many attempts to practice different forms of yoga and to travel to India and to other exotic places in search of truth and deeper meaning to my life.
Since starting to practice yoga and tantra in Natha my life has become a continuous transformation, during which limitations of my personal structure, fears, complications and frustrations have gradually been replaced by health, happiness, joy, enthusiasm and deeper knowledge. Natha is an authentic spiritual school and is able to offer continuously practical methods for evolving as well as true spiritual support and guidance.
I am forever grateful for having such a spiritual teacher as Mihai Stoian. The light of his consciousness is shining so bright that it automatically dissolves misunderstanding and confusion. I have experienced this in relation to my own problems throughout all the years. Speaking with Mihai for only few minutes is often enough to overcome a problem that before seemed unbearable. He has the ability to put things into right perspective and to clearly point to the truth no matter what is the situation. His example is continuously inspiring me. My stable aspiration is to learn to love like he does.
I have continuously more control over my life and more freedom to choose my life to be the way I aspire. All the teachings of the school are leading towards spiritual understanding and evolution which implies by nature the growing of the freedom. Here I do not mean the apparent freedom of the limited ego structure of a human being, but the freedom of the spirit to love and know itself.
For me as a woman Tantra has been the salvation. Before learning about Tantra I was constantly faced with frustrations, tensions and lack of fulfillment in my erotic life. Tantra is the secret knowledge that makes lovemaking magic and sacred and has given me the method for complete erotic fulfillment. Even more, through Tantra we learn how to use the erotic fulfillment as a tool for spiritual fulfillment. This I consider to be a great contribution of Natha yoga school to all the women as well as men in our modern society.
19th year student:
I have been a member of Natha in 19 years. I have experienced being strengthened emotionally, mentally and spiritually through yoga.
I grew up in a home with abuse, yoga has strengthened me to break the patterns that my environmental heritage would have given me.
5th year student:
I’ve been practicing yoga for 5 years and I came to Natha yogacenter with the proposal to organize spiritual trance parties in which people can experience beneficial states of trance with the help of uplifting music and positive visuals and without the use of drugs and alcohol.
As a DJ and musician I have found support and inspiration in this school and my life has transformed for the better. I feel that in all the levels my life has improved and I’m very grateful for the support and the spiritual guidance.
6th year student:
Through yoga, I have found a peace in my heart, I have never imagined that to be possible.