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
Journey into the Heart of Peace
Retreats for wellbeing and personal and spiritual growth are offered at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary, a unique, culturally immersive, restorative, rural, mountain retreat.
Drop out of the fast paced, consumer culture. Retreat, 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 will drop into 'beginner's mind' and discover the inherent wisdom of being human, put aside some of your usual habits and engage in reflective inquiry, meditation and gentle yoga, and rejuvenate with the intelligence and wisdom of the heart, 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.
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 - Austudy and CRICOS approved courses. Deepen your practice. 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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New intake: 3 October 2017.
A unique place of learning and being, with real-time and small, personal tutorials, easy access to the teachers, where all teachers know every students name…
Learn how to convert your interest, purpose, passion 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 22 January 2018.
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, an educational organisation which is mission based, 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, 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 consciousness within you.
- Embrace the whole: Let go, let God. Its 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 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. 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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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.
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Centre for Yoga and Health
Ayurveda and Meditation
Let us experience a moment of peace together…
the now is timeless
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
If I had a magic wand, I would gift more energy, lower 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.
Relax. Renew. Reconnect
Be mentored in healthcare, yoga, meditation, pain management
by a supportive community with treatments and values based education for holistic, personal development that enhances self-care, happiness and simplicity. Come and enjoy yourself at Shanti Yoga, 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.
Are you experiencing an accumulation of stress, an illness, or simply want to feel more vital and energetic naturally? Have you tried to create healthier habits, or perhaps even seen a doctor, but nothing seems to help?
Western medicine tends to take a fragmented approach to healing, addressing only 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 so many other symptoms. The synegestic approach of Shanti Yoga, breathwork, mindfulness meditation, Ayurveda and nature provide the best, one-of-a-kind mind-body practices and guidance to help you live well. We help you find doable, long-term, healthy, mind-body-spirit solutions.
Educate your mind, heal your body,
illuminate your 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.
Authentic classical Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation,
Advanced Therapies and Certified Training Courses
BEGINNER FRIENDLY CLASSES
with breathing, stretching and relaxation at Southport
$20 casual, drop-in payment for a 55 min class.
Or, $25 for a class that is longer than 55 mins.
Pay $5 extra to stay for the second class (back-to-back),
or $10 for a longer back-to-back class
$120 for a 30-day pass
$120, unlimited attendance.
Bonus: Save $50 off a retreat at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary during pass validity.
$895 for an annual pass
Bonus: Free weekend retreat with twin-share accommodation, all meals 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 as though heaven is on earth.
22 Aug: THE GOOD LIFE. Winter Ayurvedic cooking and nutrition workshops. Health Institute Australia is excited to present a series of Ayurvedic cooking workshops, for the purpose of enhancing your health, your cooking skills, and for the promotion and propagation of Ayurvedic knowledge. These will be conducted every Tuesday 4-5pm, ending 19 September 2017. $60 is the fee per session. Bookings are essential as space is limited. Current annual, 30-day pass and course students pay the concessional fee of $30.
25-27 Aug: THE SPIRITUAL PATH TO GETTING ALONG BETTER WITH OTHERS. Train your mind in relational intelligence. Enjoy the pace and silence to unwind and at this silent meditation residential retreat. at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary. Inclusive of single room accommodation, 6 meals, program, activities. $750
8-10 Sep: MEANING, PURPOSE, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. Come and join a goup of life-minded friends at our residential weekend retreat at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary. Inclusive of single room accommodation, 6 meals, program, activities. $750
9 Sept 2017 Saturday: TOUCH THE EARTH.
Volunteers work program at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary
22 Sept - 1 Oct: EXCEPTIONAL WELLBEING: Where science meets the healing arts. Life-changing and inspirational 10-day detox retreat, in our own 70 acre, peaceful Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary. Featuring Ayurvedic teachings, Ayurvedic cooking workshops, daily mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga, nature walks, Ayurvedic massages, delicious vegetarian food and time for R&R. Cleansing is not just about 'magic' pills, sitting on the toilet for days or starving your self. Medicine, elimination and diet must work together with education to safely eliminate the toxins we all have stored in our body's tissues and memories.
Take the step that love invites and fear resists.
Stop a while and reduce the wear and tear of haste.Lubricate your life with ease and grace.
Take time out in a quiet place.
Be. Simply be in the stillness of your heart,
that your heart may be in all that you do.
Come into the quiet.
Silence betrays the noise inside our lives.
Take silence by the heart and lead into the heart of peace.
Fees: $3980 all inclusive for twin-share accommodation 10 days, all meals, detox medicines, treatments, activities and program.
Oct 5 - Dec 7 Thurs 6;30-7:15pm: BOLLYWOOD DANCE COURSE. Term dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7 (10 week) Includes complementary yoga stretch and tone class Thurs 5:30-6:15pmFee: $195 for 10 week term, or $35 casual payment
13-15 Oct: THERE IS NO WAY TO PEACE. PEACE IS THE WAY. Silent meditation weekend retreat. Everything changes, all the time. In essence your nature is impermanent.Retreat Facilitator: Shanti GowansFee: $750 single room accommodation, shared facilities, for 2 nights, 6 meals, program.
3 Nov. PETER PAN - Shanti Yoga sangha outing. Qld. Ballet. Carpool leaves from Centre @6pm. Fri. 7:30pm @ Playhouse QPac, Brisbane.
10-12 Nov: EMOTIONAL WELLBEING. A life free from fear, pain, insecurity and doubt is not only possible at our residential weekend retreat at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary. Inclusive of single room accommodation, 6 meals, program, activities. $750
2, 3 Dec: PRACTITIONER TRAINING IN TREATMENTS FOR LOWER BACK PAIN, STRESS, MIGRAINES… Kati basti & Shirodhara. Ayurvedic treatment practitioner training. Prerequisites: Basic principles of Ayurveda. A&P. Ayurvedic A&P (Can be done on-line). First Aid. $1595. Bookings essential.
8-10 Dec: PEACE IN EVERY BREATH SILENT MEDITATION RETREAT. Breathing mindfully increases our longevity and supports our quest for well-being, self-realisation and self transformation at our residential weekend retreat at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary. Inclusive of single room accommodation, 6 meals, program, activities. $750
15 Dec: THE NUTCRACKER. Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas and our Shanti Yoga sangha cultural outing. QLD. Ballet. Fri 7:30pm @ Lyric Theatre Brisbane.
ONGOING YOGA, MEDITATION AND RELAXATION CLASSES - 6 days a week for personal development, spiritual awakening, developing the mind, healing the body. $120 for 30-day pass, unlimited attendance, See timetable or $20 for 55 min class casual/drop-in fee.
WALK AND TALK. Do you live a sedentary life? Are you looking for motivation and fellowship to get the ball rolling with? Join the Shanti yoga walk-and-talk group, Sundays 4-5pm. Meet at Southport centre. No fee.
FREE AYURVEDIC HEALTH ASSESSMENTS - supervised student clinic - by appointmen. No fee.
AYURVEDIC MASSAGES, SPA & HEALTH TREATMENTS for
- Specialised treatment for lower back pain and other joint pains
- Specialised treatment for migraines and headaches
- Counteract dryness
- Healthy weight loss without dieting
- Digestive disorders, wind, bloating, constipation
WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? Weekly spiritual discussion (darshan) ) An authentic sense of connection, endless inspiration, a vibrant community and the opportunity to meet with like-minded people. Join the weekly conversations.
Mondays 1-2pm. During school terms. Free.
EXPRESS YOURSELF THROUGH THE CHAKRAS: Speak, Dramatise, Improvise - Build the confidence to free your voice through drama, expression, improvisation, music, movement. 7 week term with Louise Hall. Every Thursday 2-3pm. $250 for 7 weeks or $35 drop-in.
FREE: CHILDREN'S YOGA CLASSES. 5-9 years. Classes held every Wednesday 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.
FREE COMMUNITY LED KIRTAN. Chanting. Meditation, Philosophy. 2nd and 4th Mondays 2:15-4pm, and every Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm. During school terms.
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. 10 weeks. Term 4, 2017: 5 0ct -6 Dec. Thursday afternoons 2-3:30pm. Free. Application for Admission essential.
FEEL YOUNG, ALIVE AND FREE. BOLLYWOOD DANCE. 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. 10 week term. Thursday evenings. 6:30-7:15pm. $195 for 10 week term or $35 for drop-in casual payment. Free gift with term payment: complementary Yoga Stretch and Tone 5:30-6:20pm, for the duration of your Bollywood term.
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.
BECOME A YOGA TEACHER. Live a life of meaning, passion and health. Dedicate your life to empowering people and communities to realise their full potential through the transformative wisdom and therapeutic practices of Shanti Yoga. Government accredited, austudy approved, immersion learning courses. Exceptional faculty. Study with the best. Next intake 2 October 2017. New intake every 3 months.
UNCOVER YOUR OWN MIND-BODY HEALTH AND HELP OTHERS IN THEIR JOURNEY TO HEALTH AND HEALING Learn Ayurveda, the science of life. Government accredited, austudy approved, immersion learning courses. Next intake Mon 22 Jan 2018.
SHORT COURSES & TEACHER RESOURCES
YOGA - courses and resoruces for facilitating:
• Sanskrit Alphabet Made Easy. calligraphy and sound.
• 6 Nov 2017. $150, $50 Repeat students. 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 $1595
• Children's Yoga Teacher Training. 200 hrs. 1 non-residential. weekend intensive + 6 months internship. Weekend intensive workshop and tutorial daes 7-8 Oct 2017. $2995
• Pranayama and Yoga breathing - Breathe for Health Sat, Sun. 24, 25 June 2017. $2995 New students. $1595 Repeat
• Yoga Nidra - the conscious deep relaxation of sleep and dream yoga. Dream yourself (and the world) awake. PRACTITIONER TRAINING. Sat, Sun 16,17 Sept 2017.
$2995 New students. $1595 Repeat students.
• Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby
• Ayurvedic Nutrition with Dr Shilpi Boseroy BAMS. 10am-5pm.
• Ayur Vegetarian Cooking. Sonja Stauder. Every Tuesday 4-5pm from 11 July to 12 September 2017
• 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. Sat-Sun 28-29 Nov 2017 $1595. Prereqsites: Basic principles of Ayurveda. A&P. Ayurvedic A&P. First Aid.
•. Shirodhara. Kati basti Sat, Sun 2-3 Dec 2017 $1595 Prereqsites: Basic principles of Ayur. A&P. Ayur A&P. First Aid.
• 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 $300
• Determining constitution. Prakruti. Vikruti. Dosha. Dhatu. Srotas. Dr S Boseroy BAMS. 10am-5pm.
• Ayurvedic Remedial Massage $1595
MEDITATION - PRACTITIONER TRAINING. 4 years
Meditation for health, wellbeing and self care. Residential Training at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary : 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
• Cultivating Mindfulness: 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: 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.
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.
CALLING BOLLYWOOD DANCER-PERFORMERS
Upcoming concerts. Free rehearsals.
Freedom • Social Justice • Growth.
Friday 7pm Culture Str. Southport
• June 30 • Oct 27 • Dec 15
Justice in the Park
Sat Sept 30 @12 noon.
Call to Serve through Sacred Sound: hari bol
Mondays 2:15-3:30pm & Wed 7:30-8:30pm
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. Frozen $8
Bharat Natyam. Odissi
Mudras and classical Indian dance - private classes
Bollywood choreographed dance classes
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 $35 drop-in, casual session
Sanskrit calligraphy and sound
Mon. 6 Nov 2017. 2-5pm. $150
The Indian Holiday of a Lifetime 2017
Twin share basis $ per person.
Bollywood movie lending library
FREE 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. 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 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.