Teacher Training Programs

Satchidananda Mission is a satellite organization of Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville Virginia. Our teacher training course is the same curriculum as the courses at the Integral Yoga Ashrams and Institutes around the world. Upon completion of this course you will receive a certification from Satchidananda Ashram registered with the Yoga Alliance. It is also possible to transfer course hours from Yogaville to Satchidananda Mission and vice versa.

Our Team of Principle Teachers


Rev. Manjula has trained teachers for the Integral Yoga organization since 1993. She has traveled worldwide sharing these teachings. Now she and a team of senior teachers have brought these trainings home to Athens. 


Dr. Richard Panico is anatomy teacher extraordinaire and is a highly sought after organizer of anatomy for the Yoga Alliance Training Program for Yoga Therapist, the Sivananda Teacher Training Courses and the Integral Yoga Teacher Training courses. Dr. Rich has a deep interest in and understanding of the philosophy of comparative religions and brings that expertise into his teaching. 


The jewel of our teacher training team is our spiritual guide and dear friend Swami Ramananda. He has spent his adult life as an Integral Yoga monk and is the living embodiment of these great teachings. To know him is to love him. To spend time with him is a great privilege and an inspiration. Along with the teaching of asana technique with Manjula he leads us through the scriptural study of Yoga and has the gift of sharing how to apply these teachings in our own life and the way that we share Yoga with our students. He is not to be missed!

Our next basic Teacher Training course will be held in 2016. It is a one month comprehensive certification program that provides a foundation for personal and spiritual development. Students often take this program for strengthening their own practice and in addition it will prepare you to become a knowledgeable and professional Yoga teacher. Satchidananda Mission is a safe environment where students feel free to realize their own potential, gain knowledge and respect for themselves and a capacity to be of service to others. For more information about our upcoming teacher training, click here.