Celebrate existence. Be well. Help wherever you can.
Do something positive.
Do something green
Attend Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary for the gift of health, detoxification, personal enrichment and peace of mind
Into the Heart of Peace
Drop out of the fast paced, consumer culture. Retreat, relax and awaken with Shanti Gowans in the simple ease of a timeless, natural way of life at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary, a unique, culturally immersive, restorative, practice retreat. You will encounter something sweet and rare, understand human design, the art and science of discovering who you really are, connect with a community (sangha), stay in the host guru's home, and experience the heart-opening contact with your soul. During the retreat you will drop into 'beginner's mind' and discover the inherent wisdom of being human, despite our usual habits and identities, engage in reflective inquiry, meditation and gentle yoga, and practice the intelligence and wisdom of the heart. Rejuvenate in a rural, mountain retreat, benefit from healing massage, and soothe yourself with delicious Ayurvedic plant based meals. Shantiji has producted self-help take home tools to facilitate your on-going enrichment. Months later you will continue to feel the love, healing and powerful reverberations from this enriching experience.
Shanti is a Sanskrit word that means Peace
Shanti Yoga is a gentle style of yoga which is accessible to every body. It is a path with heart, integrating body-mind-spirit, peace-in-every-breath, classical Hatha Yoga with head to toe practices. Shanti Yoga incorporates the whole, complete, eternal classical 8-limbs of yoga into mat practice. Its enlightened teachings find their expression in our modern lives. Cosmic understanding, body-mind-spirit placement and alignment, personal attention, deep spiritual ideals and intention, purification, detoxification and guiding principles for peace are behind each pose.
Om shanti, shanti, shanti
Shanti Yoga Gold Coast (617) 5531 0511
Yoga Teacher Training - Deepen your practice. Learn how to convert your calling into your vocation by learning to be the kind of leader and agent for change that the world most needs right now.
Yoga from heart to heart, door to door, shore to shore. International students welcome. Become a registered yoga teacher with our Government Accredited Yoga Teacher Training courses. Austudy available.
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Next course commences 23 January 2017.
A unique place of learning and being, with real-time and small, personal classes, easy access to the teachers, where all teachers know every students name…
Learn how to convert your purpose
into your vocation
The perennial wisdom of Ayurveda is being proven by modern science. Learn about these principles, incorporate this authentic wisdom into your your daily routine for a healthier, happier and balanced life. Help other to do so too.
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
Next course commences 23rd Jan, 2017.
Shanti Yoga Gold Coast Reviews
A Message from the CEO,
Yoga and Meditation Master
In 1972, Peter and I took a brave step by starting our humble Yoga Centre, which has led us on a lifelong path of service, practice and understanding. We have a holistic view of life and health, and are motivated by a deep conviction of a greater spirituality. There is a solution for almost anything in life if you are willing to work on all levels, namely: physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Today, from our centre on the Gold Coast we lead and teach teachers of yoga, private and corporate clients, individuals and groups. Along this journey we have acquired a vast and broad experience in helping people from all over the world balance, navigate and heal their lives. It isn't much of a choice. Yoga has chosen us. The student becomes the teacher.
Our flagship courses in Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda are deep and profound. Never faltering, these provide an everyday discipline that works miracles, on all levels. We encourage you to aspire to
- Self love: love is always the answer
- Flow: go with the flow of your breath
- Happiness: comes from within you
- Trust: let go, let God. Fearlessly let go completely of the things that are holding you back from fully living your life, on all levels
- Courage: Be brave. Act from your heart.
Everyday I am deeply touched and reminded that there are so many remarkable people doing great things in the world. Values drive behaviour. Motivated by goals that have deep meaning, dreams that need completion, and love that needs expressing, you truly live.
May the path of pursuing excellence be smooth for you. No matter what obstacles you encounter, may you prevail with an unperturbed heart.
My personal blessing for you is that you live an authentic life, rediscover your purpose and passion, attain inner peace and believe in the possibility of all things from the depths of your being.
I am so grateful for the opportunity of providing you with great training and good energy through our presence, publications, products and programs. Be the change you want to see. A bettter world equates with a better life for all. It is with all the love in my heart that I ask you to join us, help support the work we do, and make enlightened society possible.
May you be blessed.
With love and namaste,
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Shantiji's Quote of the Moment
Belief and Attitude
Two imprisoned people looked out through the same cell bars, one saw mud, the other, the stars.
The key to how your life is right now, or how it will be tomorrow and in the future, lies in your ability to understand the source of your attitude. And the source of your attitude is your belief system. It determines the way you see yourself and the way you see the world you live in. What you see is what you get. Be positive, be inspired and serve others. You affect the quantum field.
Be blessed. Be well. With love, Shanti.
Joining Hands - the circle of love
A growing number of people are beginning to see things in a radically different way, to 'wake up' spiritually, and discover an entirely new identity beyond the usual sense of who we think we are. This shift from unconscious to conscious evolution is powered not by insight but by the heart. Love is always the answer, and the engine for survival. Shanti Yoga fosters spiritual awakening, how changes take place for you, and its unification of heart, mind and soul. Our experience can inspire and inform realisation for many. Let's stay in touch. Share in our wonderful and supportive community and receive Shantiji's free email newsletters.
You have been the heart of Shanti Yoga for over four decades, and are the fuel that keeps our centres running, our academic and administration team, students, minds, hearts and computers burning, making our work possible. In an increasingly confused world, Shanti Yoga is an ethical, professional, caring, and unique voice for troubled times. Offering mentoring and holistic perspectives, support and real solutions through practices such as classical yoga, mindfulness meditation, ayurvedic health, and teacher training. Please help us contact older members of Shanti Yoga. Do you know people you have done yoga or meditation with? If so, please ask them to get in contact with us. We feel privileged to be an integral part of your spiritual awakening. A glorious past, a promising future, thank you for your support. Love and gratitude to you all, and abundant blessings.
Sarve bhavantu sukhinah
May all beings be happy.
May all beings enjoy good health.
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As a lamp in a windless place does not waver, so the yogi whose mind is focused remains always steady in meditation on the transcendent self.
Bhagavad Gita 6:19
Dedicated to sharing the therapeutic
and transformative practices
of Shanti Yoga International Centre,
one of the most respected
and renowned health education institutions
in Australia today.
We foster a supportive community and values based education for holistic development to enhance physical health, mental clarity, spiritual growth and personal happiness of our members.
Educate the mind, heal the body, illuminate the soul.
CALLING ALL FRIENDS AND YOGA FAMILY
Attend the Shanti Yoga International Centre for daily yoga and meditation classes, spiritual counselling, plant based meals, health consultations, Ayurvedic wellbeing treatments, yoga and wellness products to balance, heal and transform wellbeing.
Dedication, determination, discipline, devotion…with everything we do, we are clearly here to serve you, our community.
DANCE as though no one is watching.
LOVE as though you've never been hurt.
SING as though no one can hear you.
LIVE as though heaven is on earth.
Authentic Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation,
Advanced Therapies and Certified Training Courses
CLASSES at Southport - $120 for 30-day pass. See timetable.
26 January. AUSTRALIA DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY. Centre will be closed. Jump on the GLInk, bring a picnic rug and settle in for an afternoon of fun and fireworks at the Broadwater parklands relaxing with family and friends. 4-8pm.
28 January - 25 March. BOLLYWOOD DANCE. It's not about how well you dance - it's about having fun, making friends and exploring this wonderful, cultural yet contemporary art form. Catch the rhythm, the beat, wriggle everything and tell a story through dance. 9 week term. Sat. mornings, 11:15-12noon. $175.50 for 9 week term or $35 casual payment. Free gift with term payment: complementary Yoga Sat 10:15-11:10am.
1 Feb. Wednesdays 4-4:45pm. CHILDREN'S YOGA classes resume, with poems, dance, sing, act, play live music, create (make, see, do), learning yoga, breathing, relaxation and having fun. No fee.
2 Feb. Thurs 6:30-7:30pm SPEAK, DRAMATISE, IMPROVISE. Build the confidence to free your voice, express yourself. $100 for 4 weeks or $35 drop-in.
3-5 Feb: CALM ABIDING & THE HEART OF UNDERSTANDING (Prajnaparamita Hrdaya: The Heart Sutra) Silent meditation residential retreat. May these teaching encourage and inspire you to embody the still wisdom and compassion of core-Self into your everyday life and relationships. Inclu of 6 meals, program, activities, use of centre and 2 nights accommodation. Single room $650, shared facilities. Bookings essential.
10 Feb: PRINCIPLES OF AYURVEDIC NUTRITION. One day Ayurvedic intensive PRACTITIONER TRAINING. Prerequisites: Foundations of Ayur medicine & Basic principles 10am- 5pm with Dr. Shilpi Boseroy BAMS. $300. Free for current Dip/Adv Dip Ayur students.
17-19 Feb: BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. TRANSFORM YOU LIFE. Relax and chill at Nirvana Wellness Sanctury. Retreat inclu of 6 meals, program, activities, use of centre and 2 nights accommodation. Single room $650, shared facilities. Bookings essential.
26 Feb. VEGETARIAN-VEGAN COOKING COURSE with Sonja Stauder $295.
4-5 March: HEALTHY BACK FACILITATOR TRAINING and CERTIFICATION. 10am-5pm. Bookings essential. $1595
17-19 Mar: MEANING, PURPOSE, HAPPINESS. Relax and chill at Nirvana Wellness Retreat inclu of 6 meals, program, activities, use of centre and 2 nights accommodation. Single room $650, shared facilities. Bookings essential.
25 March. CELEBRATORY LUNCH and end of term Bollywood dance party. 12 noon
31 Mar: AYURVEDIC PRINCIPLES IN HEALTH AND DISEASE . One day Ayurvedic intensive PRACTITIONER TRAINING. Prerequisites: Foundations of Ayur medicine & Basic principles
Friday 10am- 5pm with Dr. Shilpi Boseroy BAMS.
$300. Free for current Dip/Adv Dip Ayur students.
1-2 Apr. CHILDREN'S YOGA FACILITATOR TRAINING Sat & Sun. 10am-5pm. Bookings essential. $2995
Yoga, Meditation and Relaxation classes - 6 days a week
for personal development, spiritual awakening and developing the mind. See timetable.
28 Jan - 1 April. BOLLYWOOD DANCE. Fun, contemporary move your body, tell a story with the fantastic rhythm and beats of Bollywood music and dance.Sat 11:15am-12 noon $175.50 for 9 weeks or casual $35 session. Free gift: complementary Yoga Sat @10:15-11:10am
2 February VOICE AND IMPR drop in classes with Louise Hall. Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm. $35 or pre-pay for 4 sessions $100
6 Feb-29 Mar. FREE CHILDREN'S YOGA CLASSES. 5-9 years. Classes held Mondays and Wednesdays 4-4:45pm, with poems, dance, sing, act, play live music, art, create (make, see, do), learning yoga, breathing, relaxation and having fun. No fee.
KIDS GUITAR with Nick Collins. 4 - 4:45pm. $20/child or pay for 5 weeks.
20 April-22 June WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT: The Yoga Sutras A series of informal, round-table discussions based on the classical text of Patanjali, concerning the question of Reality, Mindfulness and Spirituality: an integralist perspective facilitated by Shanti Gowans. Thursday afternoons 2-3:30pm. Free. Application for Admission essential.
COURSES: vocational, govt accredited
Find your niche…Find your Flow
If health and wellbeing motivates you,
You are into helping and developing other people,
Arts, culture and creativity is your thing,
You are looking for something more specialised
Education, quality and service are important to you,
Come and study with us.
For ongoing opportunities to heal, learn, grow and evolve. We can help you.
SHORT COURSES & TEACHER RESOURCES
YOGA - courses and resoruces for facilitating:
• Sanskrit Alphabet Made Easy. calligraphy and sound.
• 13 March 2017
• 6 Nov 2017. $150. Free for current Yoga and Ayur course students.
• Healthy Ageing PRACTITIONER TRAINING $1595
• Chair Yoga. PRACTITIONER TRAINING
• Healthy Back Care & Yoga for back pain. PRACTITIONER TRAINING 4,5 March 2017. $1595
• Children's Yoga Teacher Training. 200 hrs. 1 non-residential. weekend intensive + 6 months internship. Weekend intensive workshop and tutorial daes 1-2 April, 2017 7-8 Oct 2017. $2995
• Pranayama and Yoga breathing - Breathe for Health 24, 25 June 2017. $1595
• Yoga Nidra - the conscious deep relaxation of sleep and dream yoga PRACTITIONER TRAINING. 16,17 Sept 2017. $1595
• Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby
• Ayurvedic Nutrition with Dr Shilpi Boseroy BAMS. 10am-5pm. Fri 10 Feb 2017 $300
• Ayur Vegetarian Cooking. Sonja Stauder. 26 Feb Sun. $295
• Sanskrit Alphabet: made easy, calligraphy and sound. 13 Mar
• Ayur Relaxation Massage. 2-3 June 2017 $1595
•. Shirodhara. Kati basti. 16-17 June 2017 $1595
• Ayurvedic concept of Health and Disease with Dr Shilpi Boseroy BAMS. 10am-5pm. Fri 31 March 2017 $300
• Ayurveda and the Mind. Longevity (rasayana), virility (vajikaran), lifestyle, diet and the whole picture. with Dr Shilpi Boseroy BAMS. 10am-5pm. Fri 5 May 2017 $300
• Exceptional Welbeing. Ayur detox retreat 30 June -9 July
• Psychology of Ayurveda, Physiology of Yoga
• Foundations of Ayurvedic Medicine & Basic Principles.
Dr Shilpi Boseroy BAMS
• Determining constitution. Prakruti. Vikruti. Dosha. Dhatu. Srotas. Dr S Boseroy BAMS. 10am-5pm. $300
• Ayurvedic Remedial Massage $1595
MEDITATION - PRACTITIONER TRAINING. 4 years
Meditation for health, wellbeing and self care. Residential Training at Nirvana Wellness retreat: 200 hrs/year $6,500
• The Awakening Path: Finding peace in daily life
• The Deepening Path: Finding peace in the world
• The Healing Path: Making peace with self and others
• The Leader's Path: Facilitating Meditation practice with others
• Mindfulness and Peace in every breath
• Believe in Yourself
• Achieve your Goals
• Conscious Prosperity
• The Law of Attraction
• Find your Life's Purpose
• Positive Thinking
• Success without Stress
• Public Speaking 101: Drama games and Improvisation
• Creative visualisation
Pranayama classes for you to attend at our Gold Coast Yoga studio or you can practice in the leisure of your own home with our Breathe for Health CD.
INDIAN ARTS AND CULTURE
Bollywood Australia Concert GC Arts Centre
Bollywood Australia's participatory, interactive event at the Terrace Stage, Gold Coast Arts Centre, 2nd August 2015, with teachers Kamala Shakti and artistic director, Shanti Gowans. Camera: One World Productions.
Sacred Chants: the Heart of Sound
Hari bol: Sanskrit, mantra, kirtan, nada and bhakti yoga, sacred world music and vocal bliss - free. All welcome
Delicious home cooking Indian vegan meals
Dhal, rice, veggies $12
Mudras and classical Indian dance from South India
Bollywood choreographed dance Sat 11:15am-12
It's not about how well you dance - it's about having fun, making friends and exploring this wonderful, cultural art form.
$195 for 10 weeks or casual $35 session
Sanskrit calligraphy and sound
Mon. 2-5pm. 13 March 2017 $150
The Indian Holiday of a Lifetime 2017
Twin share basis $ per person.
Bollywood movie lending library
Free members lending library. Over 720 DVDs
Shanti Yoga offers donations based on community and altruistic pro bono health programs to help empower those with no financial means but who are determined about creating change in their lives. Worthy beneficiaries have been patients with cancer, female victims of abuse and domestic violence, children from orphanages or in foster care, and also those dedicated to serving the community such as war veterans, personnel of the armed forces, fire fighters, police, carers. If you know of any worthy organisations who are in need of help for their members, please put us in touch with them. The practices of Yoga, Pranayama, Mindfulness Meditation, Deep relaxation, Guided Imagery and Mantra, serve to calm, relax and assist patients in the healing/recovery process.
Corporate Wellbeing Services
The universe is a mirror of your heart. Consciousness moves through the medium of you body, and The Presence transforms itself in creation. The practice of yoga (which has evolved over throusands of years to embrace a wide range of styles and disciiplines), yokes cosmic consciousness with your personal consciousness.
Shanti Yoga is a holistic practice that has evolved to suit all levels of wellbeing in physical, relational and mental health. It has been proven to lower blood pressure, increase respiratory and digestive health, mobility, reduce stress, tension and pain, sharpen concentration, and help people sleep better. Shanti Yoga is for all ages, from children to seniors. It energises the body, calms the mind and let's the soul rest in it's spirit. However, there is a strong and growing interest in yoga, beyond its fitness benefits, and also a growing body of research proving yoga’s efficacy for everything from depression to back pain, to protecting the brain against the challenges of aging and so on, which Shanti Yoga also addresses.
The Pure Shanti Yoga™ curriculum will teach you to:
• Yoga Science and Philosophy - Classes, Workshops, Retreats, Teacher Training
• Mindfulness Meditation • Vipassana
• Stress Reduction and Wellness • Neck Care • Pelvic Floor Health • Spinal Health • Shoulder and upper back mobility • Anxiety and Depression • Insomnia (sleep unit) • Breathe Easier
• Ayurveda • Digestive Health • Nutrition • Meals • Herbal medicines • Treatments
• Yoga on and off the mat - Living Peace. Live. Love. Matter
Shanti Gowans is the globally recognised author and founder of Shanti Yoga™, Meditation and Ayurveda for the self, family and community.
Shantiji has brought the concepts and practices of a healthy body and a still mind to thousands of Australians through her Yoga and Meditation programs on national television... Read more about Shantiji's biography
Travel with Shanti & Peter Gowans this November for a trip of a lifetime.