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Attend Nirvana Wellness Retreat 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, a unique, culturally immersive, restorative, practice retreat. You will encounter something sweet and rare, 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 retreat, benefit from healing massage, and soothe yourself with delicious Ayurvedic vegetarian 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 path with heart. Integrating body-mind-spirit, peace-in-every-breath, with classical Hatha Yoga from 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 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. Fee assisted. Talk to us about FEE help.
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Next course commences 4 Oct 2016.
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…
"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.
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A Message from the CEO,
Yoga and Meditation Master
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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CALLING ALL FRIENDS AND YOGA FAMILY
Attend the Shanti Yoga International Centre for daily classes, spiritual counselling, health consultations, Ayurvedic wellbeing treatments, wellness products to balance, heal and transform wellbeing.
We provide values based education for holistic development that includes physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual aspects to educate the mind, heal the body and illuminate the soul.
Dedication, determination, discipline, devotion…with everything we do, we are clearly here to serve you, our community.
The Shanti Yoga International Centre is one of the most respected and renowned education institutions in Australia today.
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.
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
Authentic Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation,
Advanced Therapies and Certified Training Courses
9-11 Dec: PEACE IN EVERY BREATH. Silent meditation retreat, The way of being fully alive. 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.
1-8 January 2017: LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH AND LAST A LIFETIME Deeply nourish your mind and body by living Yoga and Ayurveda. Yoga provides amazing teachings and practices for healing, Experience a yogic-inspired, and Ayurvedic wholesome and natural approach to total renewal. 8 days of Ayurveda and Yoga training and wellbeing. The perennial wisdom of both Yoga and Ayurveda teach us to attune to the rhythms of nature and our body's innate intelligence to enrich health, wellbeing, vitality and connectedness. Enjoy daily inspiring Ayurvedic health talks, explore a practical guide to Ayurvedic nutrition, discover self-care for healthy living, and use meditation as mind-body medicine. Residential at Nirvana Wellness Retreat. Inclusive of single room, twin share or ensuite accommodation, delicious vegetarian meals, herbsl medicines, yoga, meditation, and activities. $2086 for twin-share accommodation. or $2275 for single room accommodation, shared facilities. New Year, new you.
28 January - 25 Mar. BOLLYWOOD DANCE. Learn a fun Bollywood dance from the movies. 9 week term. Sat. mornings, 11:15-12noon. $195 for 10 week term or $35 casual payment.
3-5 Feb: CALM ABIDING & THE SEVEN SPIRITUAL LAWS OF SUCCESS . Silent meditation residential retreat, 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 Retreat inclu of 6 meals, program, activities, use of centre and 2 nights accommodation. Single room $650, shared facilities. Bookings essential.
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.
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.
Yoga, Meditation and Relaxation classes - 6 days a week
5 Oct - 7 Dec. FREE CHILDREN'S YOGA CLASSES. 5-9 years. Classes held Mondays and Wednesdays 4-4:45pm
6 Oct KIDS GUITAR with Nick Collins. 4 - 4:45pm. $20/child or pay for 5 weeks.
6 Oct-8 Dec WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT. A series of informal, round-table discussions concerning the question of Reality, Mindfulness and Spirituality: an integralist perspective facilitated by Shanti Gowans. Thursday afternoons 2-3:30pm. BOOKED OUT.
6 Oct - 8 Dec. BOLLYWOOD DANCE. Fun, contemporary move your body, tell a story with the fantastic rhythm and beats of Bollywood music and dance.Thurs. 6:30-7:15pm $195 for 10 weeks or casual $35 session
17 October VOICE AND IMPRO drop in classes with Louise Hall. Mondays 7:30-8:30pm. $20
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.
• 1 May 2017 • 6 Nov 2017. $150. Free for current Yoga and Ayur course students.
• Healthy Ageing PRACTITIONER TRAINING 12 Nov 2016. $1595
• Chair Yoga. PRACTITIONER TRAINING 13 Nov 2016
• 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, 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
• Foundations of Ayurvedic Medicine & Basic Principles.
Dr Shilpi Boseroy BAMS
• Ayur Relaxation Massage. $1595
• Ayur Vegetarian Cooking. Sonja Stauder. Sun. 16 Oct 2016 . $295
• Ayurvedic Remedial Massage $1595
• Abhyanga. Shirodhara. Kati basti. Marma points $1595
• Determining constitution. Prakruti. Vikruti. Dosha. Dhatu. Srotas. Dr S Boseroy BAMS. 10am-5pm.Fri 4 Nov 2016 $300
• Ayurvedic Nutrition with Dr Shilpi Boseroy BAMS. 10am-5pm. Fri 10 Feb 2017 $300
• Ayurvedic concept of Health and Understanding of Disease with Dr Shilpi Boseroy BAMS. 10am-5pm. Fri 31 March 2017
• 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
• Psychology of Ayurveda, Physiology of Yoga
• Sanskrit Alphabet: made easy, calligraphy and sound
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
• 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
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 Thur 6:30-7:15pm
contemporary, fun, catch the music, beat and storytelling. $195 for 10 weeks or casual $35 session
Sanskrit calligraphy and sound
Mon. 2-5pm. 1 May 2017 $150
The Indian Holiday of a Lifetime 2016
14 November - 5 December 2016
Twin share basis $8630 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 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.