An undenominational
Educational and Wellness institution
that took birth in Melbourne, Australia in 1972
(then named Shanti Niketan,
which means 'haven of peace'),
to give practical expression
to the wisdom teachings of the world.
Here students may come to learn
the reason for their life on earth,
how to serve and live in harmony
with the whole brother/sisterhood of life,
visible and invisible,
in health and happiness. 
It's Transformational Education


The College
shifting the paradigm of education
to one with soul
The Campus
the hub and the retreat
 The Meaningful Curriculum 
one that teaches you the skills
you really need to succeed in life,
skills our regular education systems ignored,
such as
tranquility, health and wellbeing, leadership, public speaking, personal growth, happiness, love, parenting, mindfulness, peace of mind and much more.
The skills that truly lead to happier lives and not outdated, societal ideas of ‘success’.

The Incredible Teachers

The Community 
that works, plays, creates and supports
each other.
Be immersed in an ecosystem of
amazing, life changing, healing classes, workshops, tutorials, talks, retreats where
you can take a break from your routine,
shake things up and get new perspectives. 
This is your spiritual home away from home.
Here there is a feeling that you belong.
Fears of rejection and other anxieties
dissolve as you are accepted and honoured 
just as you are,
without having to mould yourself to fit in.
Everyone here wants the best for you
and is here to help,
learning and growing with you,
all part of the tribe of lifelong students,
so you have a chance
to become the best version of yourself. 
Come home now.
Be  the change you wish to see.
Choicest blessings
to you on the path
toward the light within, 
and to you who mark the way.
When the path reveals itself, follow it.
Your soul dances in your body.
and your life celebrates Life.
Om shanti, shanti, shanti

Shanti Yoga Gold Coast (617) 5531 0511

1/126 Scarborough Street, Southport

Yoga Teacher Training 

Learn… Live… Teach Yoga

We all come into this world
with a sacred purpose,
which many of us fulfill
through teaching and living
Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda.…
not just as vehicles for your livelihood,
but an actual expression of your soul. Convert your calling into your vocation
by learning to be the kind of leader
and agent for change
to be of further and ongoing assistance
in your time of
personal and planetary transformation. 
 "Give a person a fish you feed them for a day. Teach them how to fish, you feed them for life." Confuscious

yoga teacher training gold coast

Yoga Heart. Yoga Mind. Yoga Life.
Become a certified yoga teacher with our Yoga Teacher Training courses
Yoga for Life - 600 hours. 1 year $7,000
Yoga Teacher Training 1200 hours. 2 years
Advanced Yoga Therapeutic Teacher Training 1800 hrs. 3 years.
Next intake: 29 January 2019

A unique place of learning and being, with real-time and small, personal tutorials, easy access to the teachers, where all teachers know every student's name…


Learn how to convert your interest, purpose, passion into your vocation.

• Ayur Lifestyle & Wellness Counsellor 
• Ayurverdic Healing Practitioner
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.

study ayurveda gold coast

"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."
~ Thomas Edison


Next course commences 29 January 2019 
Enrolments open now.




Stress and tension and muscle pain can prevent you from doing the things you love. Lie back and relax for one whole hour. Feel the tension, stress, muscle aches and pain drop away. Get back your life today. 
Book Now:
Full Body Ayurvedic Relaxation Massage
• Full Body Remedial Massage
• Ayurvedic Facial
• Shirodhara (for stress, migraines, insomnia)
• Kati basti (for lower back pain)

Journey into the Heart of Peace
Celebrate existence. Be well.  
 Help wherever you can.
Do something positive. 
Do something green. 
Attend Nirvana Wellness Retreat 
for the gift of health, detoxification, personal enrichment and peace of mind
Retreats for wellbeing, personal and spiritual growth are offered at Nirvana Wellness Retreat Sanctuary,
a unique, culturally immersive, restorative, rural, mountain retreat.
Retreats provide an opportunity for you
to drop out of the fast paced, consumer culture, 
relax and awaken in the simple ease
of a timeless, natural way of life.
Here you will encounter something sweet and rare, understand human design and destiny,
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 put aside some of your usual habits, 
come back into 'beginner's mind', 
engage in reflective inquiry,
meditation and gentle yoga, and
discover the inherent wisdom of being human.
with the intelligence and wisdom of the heart, 
benefit from healing nature and 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 and decades later you will continue to feel the love, healing and powerful reverberations
from this enriching experience.


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Shanti Yoga Gold Coast Reviews

"After researching Yoga on the Gold Coast I found Shanti Yoga. Not only does Shanti in my opinion offer the best holistic healing service, I also found the center to have the best price which is very refreshing. Being a business owner with a few health issues I am very relieved after only 1 week I am back at work and am very impressed with Shanti Yoga."
~ Tony ~

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A Message from the CEO, 
Shanti Gowans, 
Yoga and Meditation Master

shanti yoga master gold coast

In 1972, Peter and I took a brave step by starting our humble Yoga Centre, an educational organisation based on 'Peace in Every Breath' with its mission 'Living Peace', 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. 
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.
Today, from our centre on the Gold Coast we lead and teach teachers of yoga, Ayurvedic practitioners, private and corporate clients, individuals and groups. Along this journey we have acquired a vast and broad experience that empowers people from all over the world to balance, navigate and heal their lives. There has not been 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, the transformation wisdom from these disciplines provide everyday practice that works miracles on all levels. During your practice with us, it's as if a 'magic' window temporarily opens in your timeline which allows you to awaken, glimpse tranquility and inner happiness, and transform your current paradigm into the amazing reality that awaits you. 
I encourage you to aspire to the Shanti Yoga sutra:
- Slow down: simply be here now.
- Expand your heart: love is always the answer
- Flow: Everything changes, all the time. Just go with the flow of your breath. Fearlessly let go completely of the things that are holding you back from fully living your life on all levels
- Still your mind: Happiness comes from within you.
- Nourish your body
- Honour your soul: Be brave and courageous, and act from a deeper level of conscience within you.
- Embrace the whole: Let go, let God. It's all the play of consciousness.

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. May the path of pursuing spiritual and personal excellence be smooth for you. May you prevail with an unperturbed heart, no matter what obstacles you encounter,

I am so grateful for the opportunity of providing you with great training, positive 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 an enlightened society possible. 

May you be blessed. I hope you are having a peaceful day and that life treats you with great kindness. 
With much love and namaste,
I love you,

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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 four and a half 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.
Got feedback? Hints? Suggestions? Or have you noticed something on the site that requires our attention? We would love to hear from you. Please email us at: [email protected]
Much gratitude. 
Shanti Centre
Reflect, Connect, Align with Tranquility.
Yoga and Ayurvedic Health,
Meditation, Stress Management,
Indian Studies and English.
Let us experience a moment of peace together…
the now is timeless
is a Sanskrit word  
that means 'Peace'
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 
Accept what is
Release what was
Create what must be.
If I had a magic wand, I would gift
more energy, lowered blood pressure, less stress and toxcity, more flexibility, connection and peace of mind into your life.  
Sadly I don't.
Instead I'd like to give you the next best thing,
knowledge on how to do it yourself,
with easy, simple but effective ways, mentoring and support. Holding the space for transformation to occur,
we use the tools of
mind-heartfulness, yoga, Ayurveda, nature and community, integrating these into wellness and health care to help you with the shifts you are ready for. 
Here you find yourself…
and love what you find.
Shanti Yoga enhances every area of your life.
Shanti Yoga
is the sacred, life path
that encompasses
every stage and layer of your being, with 
sacred movement, sacred breathing, sacred rest.
It is not about complex 'poses', in exotic locations,
to impress people on social media.
Authentic yoga gently helps you focus
on what matters most, 
so that you move with more ease, feel better, behave better, worry less, sleep better, and do better to begin to heal yourself and the world.
Shanti Yoga is a gentle style of yoga which is accessible to every body, age, shape, size, gender and ability. It is a path with heart, integrating body-mind-spirit, peace-in-every-breath practices and teachings from classical Yoga for head to toe wellbeing. 

Shanti Yoga classes incorporate the whole, complete, eternal classical 8-limbs of yoga into mat practice so that you connect with the hidden forces that deeply influence your life, all of human development, cultural evolution, enabling you to feel awake and aware in a profound and practical way. 

These enlightened teachings find their expression in your everyday life where you find yourself harnessing Shanti Yoga's teachings of cosmic understanding, body-mind-spirit placement and alignment, personal attention, profound spiritual ideals and intention, purification, detoxification and guiding principles for peace in a vital relationship between individual transformation and collective evolution.

Relax. Renew. Reconnect
 Awaken. Live consciously and grow.
Be mentored in the three wisdom traditions:
yoga, meditation, ayurveda
for natural healthcare and pain management 
by a supportive community 
with treatments and values based education
for holistic, personal development 
that enhances self-care, happiness and simplicity.
We enjoy cultural, racial and spiritual diversity and have people joining us from all over the world, and it's amazing. Come, enjoy, be inspired, find purpose and meaning at the Shanti Yoga Centre, which is built around core spiritual values and is one of the most enlightened paths toward radical wellbeing available to humankind today. For most people, realisation on any level is the result of regular, determined effort. Support your natural spiritual progress.
New program
Yoga, Mindfulness and Natural Ayurvedic Therapies
in Psychotherapy
In a world that feels increasingly tense and chaotic,
it is important to reconnect with what matters most.
By enriching your own life,  
you help cultivate the love and light  
you'd like to see in the world around you, 
feel more vital and energetic naturally,
and create healthier habits.
Healing the world begins with you.
Western medicine tends to take a fragmented approach
to healing, addressing the symptoms of disease
and seeing health as merely the absence of illness.
Stress and unresolved personal issues can manifest
as digestive distress, sleep disorders, aches and pain,   
chronic fatigue and many other symptoms and illnesses.
The synegestic approach of gentle Shanti Yoga, breathwork, inner peace meditation, mindfulness, Ayurveda and nature
in stress management provide extraordinary, mind-body practices and guidance to help you heal and live well. 
We help you find doable, sustainable, healthy, one-of-a-kind,
life-altering mind-body-spirit solutions that work for you.
Are you ready to completely transform your body and mind?
4 residential weekends @ $650 x 4 payments
inclusive of twin-share accommodation,
delicious vegetarian meals, program. 
1-3 Feb. 15-17 Feb. 1-3 March. 15-17 March
Educate your mind, heal your body,
illuminate your soul.
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. 
Start today!
Authentic classical Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation,
Advanced Natural Therapies and Training
with breathing, stretching and relaxation at Southport 
Casual payment, drop-in single class
 $25 for a 55 min class.
$30 for a class that is longer than 55 mins. 
Add-on, second class, back-to-back (no gaps)
 add $5 for a shorter, up to 55 min, back-to-back class.
add $10 for a longer back-to-back, continuous class
$130 for a 30-day membership unlimited attendance.
Bonus: Save $50 off a retreat at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary during pass validity.
$995  for an annual membership
Unlimited attandance.
Bonus: Free residential weekend retreat
inclusive of twin-share accommodation,
six meals, program and activities.
Are you ready to make the rest of your life
beyond what you can even dream about?
Come and build an incredible life.
DANCE as though no one is watching.
LOVE as though you've never been hurt.
SING as though no one can hear you.
LIVE to create heaven on earth.


There is no better time than now
to step into a better life.
Make your health and happiness a priority.
The benefits of following through
with the simple practices of Shanti Yoga
will improve every area of your life.
Whether you are wanting to learn a new hobby, upgrade your professional skills or connect with likeminded people…have  a look at what's coming up. We look forward to seeing you at our activities.
EXPLORE OUR SELF-HEALING CLASSES in Yoga for mind, body, spirit, Mindful movement, Remedial Therapy, Mindfulness and Pranayama, Deep Relaxation and Meditation. Bollywood Dance, Public Speaking and Drama, Free Children's yoga
Yoga Teacher Training, Children's Yoga Instructor Training, Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Wellness Counsellor and Ayurverdic Practitioner Training, Meditation 
HEALTH SERVICES Ayurveda Lifestyle and Dietary health, and Natural Treatments and Remedies. Massage. Peace Food, Cooking Courses. Retreats. Detox. Panchakarma.
WISDOM, Spiritual growth, Yoga Sutras, Chakras, Philosophy, Discussion. Personal Transformation. Meditation. Retreats.
SOCIAL. Public Speaking. Sunday stroll. Bollywood dance. Ballet and outings. Retreats. Facebook. Fellowship dinners.
31 January - 4 April 2019. Every Thursday 4:30-5:30pm.
You were born with innate gifts, unique to you, and while you may think others "do it better", the truth is no one does it like you.  Build the confidence to free your voice and express yourself with vocal games, training and exercises. "The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best".
Facilitator: Louise Hall
Fee $195 x 10 sessions or $25 drop-in. Free for members.
31 January - 4 April 2019. Every Thursday 6:30pm. Free
When life is full of problems and tensions, the best solution to these tensions is meditation (dhyana) and japa (repetition of the divine name). Sound or vibration is the most powerful force in the universe. Music is a divine art, to be used not just for pleasure but as a path to God-realisation, and when saturated with shakti (soul force) is it universal, and felt by all hearts. Chants are sung not once but many times. The cumulative power of repetition releases great bliss wafting through the “radio” of the heart. When this joy is felt, it is proof that devotion has been properly tuned, the broadcasting of ardour in chanting has been true and deep, and divine power enters the singer. It  prepares the seeker for a spiritually oriented life, and our purpose is served.
1-3 February 2019, Weekend
silent meditation weekend residential retreat 
Friday evening for dinner to Sun after lunch 
in beautiful Nirvana Wellness Retreat Sanctuary, Beechmont
A silent retreat is the perfect time to make a new beginning.
Silence washes our awareness. Peace and quiet nurtures our being. 
The essence of spiritual practice is letting go and receiving deeply.
This is your retreat to let go, be mindfully present and receive the quiet grace in your heart. Welcome to a residential weekend of spiritual renewal, with Author and Meditation Master Shanti Gowans. 
• 2 nights accommodation
• 6 delicious Ayurvedic vegetarian meals.  
• Instruction • Sitting and walking meditation • Deep relaxation.
• Dharma talks • Mindful art • Personal time
$650 twin-share per person, 
$750 single room accommodation, shared facilities,
4 February - 1 April 2019. Every Monday 1-2 pm - Free
DARSHAN: Spiritual discussion on what's it all about
Participate in vibrant conversations, reply with your comments. get involved with an authentic sense of connection, endless inspiration, a vibrant community and the opportunity to connect, learn, share and support like-minded people like you. Join the weekly conversations.
4 February - 1 April 2019. Every Monday 4:30-5pm
Come and join the Shanti yoga sangha as we learn to master pronounciation and basic conversation skills in Chinese 
 4 February - 1 April 2019. Mondays 5:30-6:15pm. 
Bollywood dance is a sensory-based movement class that shifts your perception of modern exercise to a playful connection to the joy of movement, music and sensation that leaves you feeling uplifted and alive. Based on the science of the body's way of moving with pleasure, comfort and ease, where there is no push and no pain, you will be inspired to enjoy uplifting foot-tapping, hip-and-shoulder-freeing music and rhythms. You will laugh, move, dance, and put pleasure into your workout, and your life. It empowers people of all ages, body types and fitness abilities by disconnecting the mind, and connecting the body and spirit. Remember the last time you had fun… and rediscover fun today. Learn a fabulous, cultural, social, fun dance. Join for an entire term of fun, movement, Indian arts and culture. Happiness is essential to health. Term fee includes a complementary yoga stretch and tone class on Mondays, 6:15-7:10pm (new time) after the Bollywood class, during your term validity.
Fee $195 term payment or $35 casual payment
15-17 February 2019, Weekend
Spiritual renewal and wellbeing weekend residential retreat, with retreat facilitator: Shanti Gowans. Weekend Retreat. Cert IV & Dip Yoga
Retreat Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
Venue: in beautiful Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary, Beechmont
Fee: $750 for 2 nights, single room accommodation, shared facilities, 6 meals, program.
- Inspiring talks with discussion and Q & A
- Loving your mind and body with daily meditation and gentle yoga
- Eat love, not stress: Delicious Ayurvedic vegetarian meals
- Detox medicines
- Nature walks
- Mindful art and so much more.
-Discover the tools you need to stay happy, healthy and whole, every day of your life.
- Help your body heal and recover from stress, chronic illness, toxicity or poor nourishment, bad nutrition, digestive and eliminating issues
- Align your energy centres with nature to improve your emotional and physical wellbeing
- Experience a feeling of calmness, tranquility and bliss
Return home with an upgrade in the quality of your life and work.
Term 2. Every Thursday 2-3:30pm 
To practice yoga without the profound and panoramic inner cartography of the Yoga Sutras (the bible of Yoga) is to be adrift in a difficult and potentially dangerous oceam. Shanti Gowans' deep and authorative experience provides the compass to this map. This classic and invaluable teaching, compiled over 2,000 years ago, is of immense value to yoga practitioners and students of Indian philosophy. It is one of the most profound and enlightening studies of human nature and the search for spiritual liberation. Booking essential. Conditions apply.

Enhance your wellbeing
Balance your energy centres
Support emotional and physical health
Help your body recover from chronic illness,
toxcicity or poor nutrition
Eradicate disease
Support yourself to feel at peace, centred and stress-free.
ONGOING YOGA, MEDITATION AND RELAXATION CLASSES 6 days a week for personal development, spiritual awakening,  developing the mind, healing the body.
$995 for annual membership, unlimited attendance, includes a weekend retreat in twin-share accommodation, shared facilities
$130 for 30-day membership, unlimited attendance, or
$25 for 55 min class casual/drop-in fee.
$20 for meditation class
EXPERIENCE EXTRAORDINARY LIVING and PROFOUND HEALING at beautiful Nirvana Wellness Retreat Sanctuary
supervised student clinic - by appointmen. No fee. 
- Ayurvedic relaxation massage 60 mins $60.  
  Student massage $30
- Ayurvedic facial 60 mins. Monday and Tuesday only $105
- Treatment for lower back pain and other joint pains $90
- Specialised treatment for migraines and headaches $90
- Counteract dryness $90
- Healthy weight loss without dieting $120
- Digestive disorders, wind, bloating, constipation $120
DRAMA, SPEECH AND  IMPROVISATION Build the confidence to free your voice through drama games, expression, public speaking, improvisation, music, movement.
Facilitator: Louise Hall. Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm.
Fee: $295 x 8 sessions or $49 drop-in.
FREE: THE DIVINE YOGA CHILD: CHILDREN'S YOGA. Shanti Yoga offers FREE Classes for children aged 5-9 years, on Wednesdays 4-4:45pm, Classes include yoga, breathing, relaxation and also language, art, music, science, poems, dance  (make, see, do) - creating a multi-layer educational experience that reaches EVERY child …and it's totally fun. No fee.
CIRCLE OF GRATITUDE: FREE COMMUNITY LED KIRTAN. Every Thursday 6:30- 7:30pm during school terms. Explore the mystic power and the cosmic language of sound, mantra, your own heart, and a deeper relationship with the beloved. Find your voice in the shared ancient Vedic practices, chanting Sanskrit mantras with refined devotion and raga-based kirtan that invites people into profound self-connection and personal transformation.

FREE THE YOGA SUTRAS.  A series of informal, discourses and 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.

Fun, contemporary move your body, tell a story with the fantastic rhythm and beats of Bollywood music and 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. Monday evenings. 5:30-6:15pm. $195 for term payment or $35 for drop-in casual payment. Free gift with term payment: complementary Yoga Stretch and Tone 6:15-7:10pm, for the duration of your Bollywood term.
RESIDENTIAL RETREATS, weekend - starts Friday evening with dinner to Sunday afternoon, after lunch. 
- Enhance your sense of wellbeing
- Balance your body energy centres to support your emotional and physical health
- Help your body recover from chronic illness or lacking nutrition.
- Support you to feel at peace, centred and stress- free
- Eradicate disease from your system

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, drama 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.
  • Yoga for Life - Foundational Training 
  • Yoga Teacher Training
  • Advanced Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training
  • Ayurveda Healing Practitioner.
  • Ayurveda Lifestyle and Welllness Counsellor
  • Remedial massage 
  • Leadership and Management 
  • Workplace Assessment and Training
  • Living English.
BECOME A YOGA TEACHER. Come and find out who you are. Spend a year focusing on self-development. Live a life of meaning, passion and health. Learn to teach yoga. Dedicate your life to empowering people and communities to realise their full potential through the transformative wisdom and therapeutic practices of Shanti Yoga. Immersion learning courses. Exceptional faculty. Study with the best.
New intake every 3 months. 
Next intake 29 January 2018
AYURVEDA: A course in self healing. Uncover your own mind-body health and help others in their journey to health and healing. Learn Ayurveda, the science of life. Immersion learning courses.
Next intake Tues 29 Jan 2019. 
27-28 April 2019 Sat & Sun,  10am-5pm  $2995.
Ayurvedic Relaxation Massage Training, Abhyanga.
Practitioner Training. Prerequisites (included in fees)
Prerequisites (included in fee)
• Basic principles of Ayurveda (on line)
• Ayurvedic A&P: Healthy Body (on line)
• HLTAAP002. Confirm Physical Health Status (on line)
• HLTWHS004. Manage work health and safety
• HLTINF004. Manage the prevention and control of infection.
• HLTAID003 First Aid (must be done externally - not inclu in fees
27, 28 April 2019.  
Fee:  $2995 includes • 5 Prereqs on line, namely • Basic Principles Ayur • Healthy Body • Confirm Physical health status • Workplace Health and Safety • Prevention and control of infection (courses on line) • Weekend face-to-face training + 25 clinic massages + Starter gift
27, 28 April 2019. Sat, Sun 10am-5pm
Raising our children with soul. Offering one-of-a-kind education, methodology and Shanti Yoga resources based on the yogic values that parents and teachers from all backgrounds can easily apply to successfully teach children's yoga. Learn tools you can use immediately with the children in your life. Children learn concentration, discipline, managing sibling rivalry, effective communication skills, through the time-testd solutions and pragmatic ideas based on Shanti Yoga values.
• Installs true joy and confidence in children
• Children learn to value kindness in a self-absorbed world 
• Creates an environment filled with love, calm and respect.
• Teaches children gratitute and respect
• And so much more…
200 hr course, consisting of 1 non-residential, weekend intensive + 6 months internship.  $2995
15, 16 June 2019. Sat & Sun. 10am - 5 pm
SHIRODHARA, KATI BASTI  Practitioner training in Ayurvedic treatments for lower back pain, stress, migraines. 
Prerequisites (included in fee)
• Basic principles of Ayurveda (on line)
• Ayurvedic A&P: Healthy Body (on line)
• Confirm Physical Health Status (on line)
• Manage work health and safety
• Manage the prevention and control of infection.
• HLTAID003 First Aid (must be done externally - not inclu in fees)
Studying languages presents discoveries and surprises. You could be experiencing a new culture, learning a new language, meeting some new friends or finding the love of your life. Our structured English language courses help you learn English for real life situations. 3 months course
- English listening, speaking and writing skills
- Very user-friendly - they are easy, fast, enjoyable
- Learn with real, native speaking teachers
- Perfect for your everyday life
- Tailored for work-life
- Progress through different language levels
- More than 150 study units
- Official HIA certificates for each 10-session course.
On-line classes available 24/7, where you can create your own schedule. Learning material included.
Socrates is known for having said "The quality of a person's life will always be in direct proportion to the quality of question they are willing to ask themselves." The quality and strength of your mind determines the quality of your life. Meditation Training and Certification is conducted in 5 courses as follows:
The Awakening Path: Finding Peace in Daily Life
Mindfulness, the Art of Conscious Living.
The Deepening Path: Finding Peace in the World.
Relational peace. Peace begins with you.
Making peace with yourself and others
Meditation for Health, Wellbeing, Self care and Personal Development
The Self-Healing Meditation Path
The powerful journey of transformation in the art of healing. 
Expanding Consciousness in Health care. Vaidya 
The Leader's Path: Personal and emotional development. 
Facilitating Meditation practice with others. Archarya
Master's Training  
Meditation Master's Training Maharishi
Course Duration
200 hrs in residence a year
Course Location
Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary, Beechmont. 
Course Attendance
Conducted during 
- 5 silent, residential, weekend retreats, every second month, Friday evening to Sunday after lunch.
- 10-day retreat during the Easter term break. 
Course Accommodation
Twin-share accommodation with shared facilities.
Fee for upgrade to single room accommodation applies.
Course Meals
Delicious, healthy, vegetarian meals, cooked Ayurvedically.
Course Fee
$6,500 per course (or payment plan) 
Fee is inclusive of twin share accommodation, delicious vegetarian meals, tuition, Program of Practice, Certification


200 hr course, consisting of 1 non-residential. weekend intensive + 6 months internship. Next weekend intensive workshop and tutorial  27, 28 April 2019. $2995
Sanskrit Alphabet Made Easy
calligraphy and sound. 
5 November 2018. $150, $50 Repeat students. 
Free for current Yoga and Ayur course students. 
• 4 March 2019 • 14 October 2019
courses and resoruces for facilitating:
Healing your Back, your body and your life
Yoga for chronic lower back pain abd back care
Healthy Ageing
Chair Yoga 
For those who have difficulty getting up or down from the ground, movement disorders, chronic pain or need additional support for balance. Chair supported yoga can be gentle or challenging, to be adaptive to the  needs of its participants.
Yoga for Anxiety and Depression
incorporating Pranayama, Nidra, Meditation
Sacred Yoga Breathing
Breathe for Health  
The universe is alive with a dynamic energy that creates and sustains our lives. It surrounds us, flows through us, and is available to us in every moment. Yoga practice aligns us with this everpresent life force, called prana, sometimes referred to as chi, qi, or ki. Two days of intensive training in understanding and exploring Pranayama.
Fee $2995. Repeat attendance $1595
Sacred Rest, Yoga Nidra
of sleep and dream yoga
is a guided meditation practice.
All you need to do is lie down and listen
while you relax, heal and transform
within every level of your being. Release stress. Heal. Renew.
Dream yourself (and the world) awake.   
Weekend intensive Adv Dip. 11am-5pm. Sat, Sun 
Fee: $2995 New students. $1595 Repeat students.
Yoga during Pregnancy and after
Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby
Ayurvedic Nutrition with Dr Shilpi Boseroy BAMS. 10am-5pm. 
Bringing Ayurveda to the table. Ayur Vegetarian Cooking. Sonja Stauder. Tuesdays 4-5pm . $70 per session or $500 pre-payment.
Sanskrit Alphabet: made easy, calligraphy and sound. 6 Nov 
Ayurvedic concept of Health and Disease with Dr Shilpi Boseroy BAMS. $300
   Ayur Relaxation Massage, Abhyanga.$2995.
Prerequisites (included in fee)
• Basic principles of Ayurveda (on line)
• Ayurvedic A&P: Healthy Body (on line)
• Confirm Physical Health Status (on line)
• Manage work health and safety
• Manage the prevention and control of infection.
• HLTAID003 First Aid (must be done externally - not inclu in fees)
Bookings essential. Sat-Sun, 27, 28 April 2019 @ 10am-5pm 
•. Shirodhara. Kati basti  Practitioner training in Ayurvedic treatments for lower back pain, stress, migraines. $2995 
Prerequisites (included in fee)
• Basic principles of Ayurveda (on line)
• Ayurvedic A&P: Healthy Body (on line)
• Confirm Physical Health Status (on line)
• Manage work health and safety
• Manage the prevention and control of infection.
• HLTAID003 First Aid (must be done externally - not inclu in fees)
Bookings essential.Sat, Sun 15, 16 June 2019
Ayurveda and the Mind. Longevity (rasayana), virility (vajikaran), lifestyle, diet and the whole picture. with Dr Shilpi Boseroy BAMS. 10am-5pm. $300
Exceptional Welbeing. Ayur detox retreat 20-29 September
Psychology of Ayurveda, Physiology of Yoga
Foundations of Ayurvedic Medicine & Basic Principles.
 Dr Shilpi Boseroy BAMS $300
Determining constitutionPrakrutiVikrutiDosha. Dhatu. Srotas. Dr S Boseroy BAMS. 10am-5pm. 
$70 per session or $500 for 8 sessions. 
Residential Weekend Training at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary, Beechmont. 200 hrs in residence a year, conducted over 5 silent weekend retreats, every second month, and a 10-day retreat every Easter. $6,500 oer course (or payment plan) inclusive of twin share accommodation, delicious vegetarian meals, tuition and program.
The Awakening Path: Finding Peace in Daily Life
   Mindfulness, the art of conscious living.
The Deepening Path: Finding Peace in the World.
   Meditation for Health, Wellbeing and Self care.
The Self-Healing Path. Meditation in the Art of Healing.
   The Powerful Journey of Transformation in the Art of healng.
   Expanding consciousness in Health Care, Vaidya
The Leader's Path
   Facilitating Meditation practice with others,. Archarya
Master's Training  Maharishi
•  Believe in Yourself
•  Achieve your Goals
•  Conscious Prosperity
•  The Law of Attraction
•  Find your Life's Purpose
•  Peace begins with You
•  Positive Thinking
•  Success without Stress
•  Public Speaking 101: Find your voice. Express yourself
•  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
8 weeks of discovery and empowerment with our exciting new drama and public speaking workshop. Build the confidence to free your voice and express yourself with drama games and imrovisation. Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm. Facilitator: Louise Hall.
Fee: $295 x term payment or $49 drop-in


Planning a trip to India?
It would be a delight and privilege to have you take our tours.
Our people in India will take very good care of you.
See pull down menu under TOUR INDIA.
Tours start from $1960 per person, twin share.
Lead Tours to India with your own Yoga students
Your Indian Holiday of a Lifetime 2018
10-24 April 2019
India Forever
Celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colours.
Rajasthan and North India Golden Triangle 
Fee per person
AUD $4800 twin share accommodation
15 days 
Inclu of breakfast, dinners, sightseeing, entrances, guides, airport transfers and so much more.
16-30 October 2019
India Forever
Celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights
Rajasthan and North India Golden Triangle
Fee per person
AUD $4800 twin share accommodation
15 days 
Inclu of breakfast, dinners, sightseeing, airport transfoers and so much more.

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.
Upcoming concerts. Free rehearsals.
Kirtan at Dusk Thursdays 6:30-8pm
Call to serve Universal Joy - through Sacred Sound
Using your mind, heart and voice as an instrument of peace.
The heart of sound: sanskrit, mantra, kirtan, nada and bhakti yoga, sacred world music and vocal bliss - free. All welcome
Delicious Indian vegan take-home/eat here meals
Dhal, rice, veggies Fresh $12. 10 Frozen $100
Bollywood choreographed dance classes
Monday 5:30-6:15pm
dance as if no one is watching. It's not about how well you dance, it's about having fun, making friends and exploring this wonderful, cultural art form. 
$195 for term payment or $35 drop-in, casual session
Sanskrit calligraphy and sound
 Mon.5 Nov 2018. 2-5pm. ​  $150 
FREE Bollywood movie lending library
FREE lending library. Over 720 DVDs
Planning a trip to India?
It would be a delight and privilege to have you take our tours.
Our people in India will take very good care of you.
See pull down menu under TOUR INDIA.
Lead Tours to India with your own Yoga students
see pull down menu under TOUR INDIA

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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

Success without Stress

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.

Health professionals are referring their patients to yoga teachers and therapists. But who do they refer to? They may be telling their patients, “Do yoga, it will help your back pain, anxiety, weight issues, etc.” but we all know that if they are not referring their patients to the right yoga classes or teachers, they could be getting the wrong kind of yoga for their condition, or worse, getting injured.  

The pure, classical Shanti Yoga™ curriculum will teach you to: 

  • Work on your mind and body therapeutically through our tried and true practices.
  • Classes are diverse, group-oriented and community based, yet provide a personal experience within a true collective.
  • Our unique method of self-care will help you have deeply satisfying meditation and asana practice with both structural conditions and mental health challenges, as you leverage spiritual assets through a nondogmatic approach to wellness and key Ayurvedic concepts and their application

Yoga Science and Philosophy - Classes, Remedial, Workshops, Retreats, Teacher Training. Children's Yoga.

Mindfulness Meditation • Vipassana

• Stress Reduction and Wellness • Neck Care • Pelvic Floor Health • Spinal Health • Shoulder and upper back mobility • Anxiety and Depression • Insomnia (sleep better) • Breathe Easier

• Ayurveda • Education and Courses • Digestive and Nutritional Health • Learn delicious Vegetarian and Vegan Cooking • Meals • Herbal medicines • Treatments • Detox Retreats

Yoga on and off the mat - Living Peace. Live. Love. Matter

8 days, 7 nights of   

About Shantiji

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

India-Nepal Tour

Travel with Shanti & Peter Gowans this November for a trip of a lifetime. 

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