Testimonials & Media - What others & the media say about us
The last days of "Yoga Practice" 2011. I walked into "The Health Institute", searching! I was perhaps looking for a more relaxed way to keep fit. Or perhaps I was looking to just slow down and relax more with life. I was immediately drawn to your book on relationships "Intimacy, Love and Transformation", which I purchased there and then.
A light seemed to go on in my mind and illuminate parts of me that had never seen light before. A voice in my mind, my own voice, which I had never heard before, started to speak to me. I devoured your book in three days. Then read it again 3 times over the next three weeks. Every page guided me into my perception of my life.
I realised it was not and never was "about poor me". I saw how I acted and reacted towards others and I didn't like a lot about what I discovered about my behaviour. I always thought I cared about others, but I saw my care was limited and superficial. (So long as it didn't intrude in my life).
What happened next I could not believe.............. My husband changed towards me. He responded to me with love and kindness that I have never seen from him in thirty years.
I have been attending Yoga Practice now regularly for 7 months and also your monthly spiritual discussions (with my husband). I have read twelve of your books, many several times. I have also had an Ayurvedic consultation to help fine tune my health and my life. The results have been astounding. Many friends ask me "What's happened to you? Your so calm and happy. " Even more astounding is many friends ask me "What's happened to your husband"? He's a different man. Friendly, laughing, happy at peace.
I now have an amazing marriage and love for a partner who has been by my side for thirty years. Sadly I never knew him. What I was searching for I always had. My self obsession blinded me to the love around me.
As I said at the beginning of this letter. "THANK YOU" !
Thank you from the depths of my soul. You have shone a light into my life, that is enabling me to dispel the darkness. I know my life can only get better and more enriching as my love grows.
With the greatest gratitude and love ,
Melbourne HeraldShanti Gowans has been teaching yoga world-wide for over 20 years. She arrived in Australia from her home country Indian, in 1972 and began lecturing here a year later. She is now seen regularly on Channel 10’s ‘Good Morning Melbourne’.
The Fiji TimesA healthy mind in a healthy body…Shanti Gowans believes in broadening peoples lives and improving themselves.
The Green Place…Simplicity and beauty are essential as a background…Shanti Gowans brings peace through Yoga.
Hobart MercuryShanti reaches out…
A smile from her face, a glow from her eyes…the quiet voice goes on…A touch of poetry helps explain something…
But you realize a philosophy built up from before 200BC cannot be explained in a short chat.
The easiest way to understand is to see what the belief of the philosophy is to Shanti.
Women’s DayYou can’t bottle Shanti Gowan’s beauty secrets.
Her anti-wrinkle formula revolves around relaxation, inner calm, healthy eating and yoga. If there’s a tense muscle…it’s well hidden.
There’s not a worry line, crow’s feet of pimple marrying her smooth olive complexion.
Progress PressA fascinating Indian speaker, Mrs Shanti Gowans…’on the menu’.
VitalShanti Gowans displays the youthful qualities of yoga.
Waverley GazetteHighlight of International week, Shanti, well=known personality of Channel 10 and the Herald…her ‘philosophy for living’ helps the housewife relax, gain happiness and keep well.
The Wimmera Mail TimesExercise, relaxation and a vegetarian diet. Melbourne television personality Shanti Gowans gives students at Horsham an insight on natural food and health.
…visiting relaxation expert, Shanti Gowans.
…A meditation expert, Shanti Gowans…
…Horsham 398 Primary school children bent over backwards to do their best when Yoga expert Shanti Gowans visited.
Pakenham GazetteShanti’s TV program covers a variety of subjects including philosophy and interesting items with artifacts about India.
For people in offices, she talks and writes on ‘Keep fit while you sit’ and for those in shops ‘Keep fit while you stand’. Shanti has a great deal to give generally to the public…
Hotel Australia Luncheon Club NewsletterA slender most sensitive faced Indian Yoga teacher in her colorful Sari, with tender soft voice…Shanti enchants all those who listen to her.
Many people follow her advice from the television program, others attend her school and yet more go on tours with her to Bali, Fiji and India.
Her breathing techniques aid health and beauty, the many postures she teaches have therapeutic effects. She has taught in India, U.K. the continent, Manila, Indonesia and Fiji.
Dandenong-Springvale-Oakleigh Journal“Do let Shanti tailor strategies for you in health and fitness, stress management, deep relaxation therapy, personal motivation and weight control…hot to relax and succeed” – Georgina Meadows.
Rotary Club of Hobart Newsletter…I feel that Shanti gave us a new insight into ourselves. “It was amazing how Shanti was able to instruct eighty Rotarians in the rudiments of meditation and several members have told me how helpful they found it.” (Talks Chairman: Rev. Harlan Butterley. Dean, Church of England.)
Beauty Editor, Women’s DayShanti’s features are very reminiscent of Sophia Loren…huge almond-shaped eyes, sweeping brows, powerful cheekbones, full generous mouth and her jet black hair tumbles luxuriantly down her back. She spends minimum time caring for her skin and hair; maximum time relaxing, meditating, exercising and ‘sharing the total body experience of yoga’ with others.
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.