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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 Teacher Training

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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 intake commences 11th July 2016. Enrolments open now!

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…


Study Ayurveda Gold Coast

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"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 intake commences 11th July, 2016.
Enrolments open now. International students welcome.

Shanti Yoga Gold Coast Reviews

"After researching Yoga 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 Legge

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

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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.
We would love to hear from you with any feedback and/or suggestions. Please email admin@shantiyoga.com.au
Attend the Shanti Yoga centre for daily classes, products for wellbeing, health consultations, spiritual counselling, Ayurvedic treatments and wellness products to balance, heal and transform.
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

Bharat Natyam Thurs 4:30-5:15pm
Mudras and classical Indian dance from South India
Bollywood Choreographed dance Thur 6:30-7:15pm
contemporary, fun catchiness of the musicality, beat and storytelling. $195 for 10 weeks or casual $35 session
Bollywood movie lending library
Free members lending library. Over 720 DVDs
Hari bol:  Wed 7:30-8:30pm
Kirtan and sacred world chanting - free
Sanskrit calligraphy and sound
next course Mon 10 October 2-5pm $150
Delicious Indian vegetarian-vegan meals
Dhal, rice, veggies $12
India 2016
15 November - 7 December
Authentic Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation,
Advanced Therapies and Certified Training Courses


To support you to live your best life:
a life of meaning, passion, health, we program a wide range of short courses and activities, 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
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
22-24 July. COOK. TASTE. HEAL. NATURE TO KITCHEN. Ayurveda and vegetarian cooking weekend retreat. Inclu of 6 meals, program, activities, use of centre and 2 nights accommodation. Single room $650, shared facilities.  Bookings essential. 
30-31 July. THE YOGA SUTRA. Samadhi pada.
Sat & Sun 11am-4pm. $995 
12-14 August BELIEVE IN YOURSELF weekend retreat. 
Inclu of 6 meals, program, activities, use of centre and 2 nights accommodation. Single room $650, shared facilities.  Bookings essential. 
26-28 August. TRAINING THE MIND - SILENT MEDITATION RETREAT A perfect time to experience intense peace, explore forgiveness, spiritualise anger, and cultivate presence, mindfulness and shakti. with light (wisdom), love (tenderness), possibility, and facilitate the moment of coming home to non dual awareness. The ultimate in rejuvenation in mind-body-spirit health. Inclu of 6 meals, program, activities, use of centre and 2 nights accommodation. Single room $650, shared facilities.  Bookings essential. 
3-4 Sept. CHILDREN'S YOGA TEACHER Training Yoga for healthy, young bodies and minds. Weekend Intensive.
Discover the privilege and opportunity of touching the lives and making a difference for children. Attend Shanti Yoga Children's Teacher Training Courses. These have been developed with over 40 years of experience, equavalent hours of classrooom time, teaching children of all ages. 
Course registration includes wonderful teaching, content, structure, materials, tools and activities
• The Children's Book of Yoga by Shanti Gowans
• Yoga in a Box
• Yoga Education for Children - Training Manual
• 2 CD set: Meditations for Children by Shanti Gowans
• Children's Yoga Poems to verse and their actions DVD
• Course Completion Certificate
Workshop is non residential and complimentary for current Shanti Yoga Cert IV and Diploma teachers. Enrolment and Fees for resources apply.  Sat. & Sun. 10am-6pm. $2995. 
9, 10 September ABHYANGA, Ayurvedic Relaxation massage. Hands on training. Prerequisites: Basic principles of Ayurveda. A&P (Western). Ayurvedic A&P. First Aid. $1595. 
9-11 September MEANING, PURPOSE, HAPPINESS weekend retreat. Inclu of 6 meals, program, activities, use of centre and 2 nights accommodation. Single room $650, shared facilities.  Bookings essential. 
17-18 September PRACTISING PEACE Facilitator training and certification in 10 lessons in peace for youthful Peaceful Warriors.  $1550. Bookings essential. 
23 Sept-2 Oct: AYURVEDIC TOTAL RENEWAL STUDY RETREAT Exceptional Wellbeing and total renewal detox retreat. Deeply nourish your mind and body by living Yoga and Ayurveda. 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. Yoga provides amazing teachings and practices for healing, Experience a yogic-inspired, and Ayurvedic, wholesome and natural approach to renewal. Enjoy inspiring health talks by Dr. Manish Patwardhan BAMS, 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. $3980 for twin-share accommodation. or $4250 for single room accommodation, shared facilities. 
15 Nov - 7 Dec 2016. THE HOLIDAYOF A LIFETIME  The perfect introduction to India, with a compact journey from the fast paced bustling city of Kolkata in the East, to Jaipur in the West, from the foothills of the Himalayas to the southernmost tip Kerala.
Highlights include 
- Mother Theresa’s orphanage, Kolkata
- Headquarters of the Ramakrishna Ashram & Belur Math
- The Sunderbans Tiger Camp 
- Konark, Bhubaneshwar and Puri Temples
- Evening Aarti at the Ghats at Varnasi
- Early morning sunrise on a boat on the River Ganges
- A short walking tour of Varanasi City
- Sarnath
- Old and New Delhi, with its rich, cultural heritage
- The unrivalled beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra
- Back streets of the rose pink city of Jaipur by rickshaw
- Elephant ride to Amber Fort. 
- Haridwar arthi on the banks of the River Ganga; 
- Rishikesh on the foothills of the Himalayas, 
Fly back to Delhi to end the Main Program here.
Twin sharing basis, $8630 per person.
Single room supplement $3,835 per room
Single room is by choice or circumstance. Please book early to enable twin share.
Deposit $2,500. Full payment by 14 September 2016.
Extension tour
- Or fly from Delhi to Trivandrum, for a short extension to the main tour, and relax in a glorious beach property in Kerala, South India, renowned as 'God's own country', the home of Ayurveda.
@ Niramaya: Twin share basis $2225 per person
Single room supplement $1,469 per room 
OR @ Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort 
Twin share basis $1,624 per person
Single room supplement  $640.72 per room 
Single room is by choice or circumstance. Please book early for twin share.
Deposit $500. Full payment by 14 september 2016
Be safe and comfortable with a group of yogically inclined friends, and in the capable hands of Peter and Shantiji who was born and educated in India. The tour ends in Trivandrum. Fee inc;usive of four-five star accommodation, breakfasts, all land transportation in India, sightseeing and entrance to monuments. Fully escorted. We know India. 
Option A - By Eftpos, cq or cash
Option B - By Credit Card
- Credit card payments will attract 2.5% bank’s service charges on each transaction
- We only accept VISA or Master Card  
Cancellation Fees per person
61 days and above: No Cancellation charges.
Less than 60 days prior to tour: 25% cancellation charges
Less than 45 days prior to tour: 50% cancellation charges
35 days prior to tour & no Show: 100% cancellation charges
‚ÄčCOURSES: 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.
  • Yoga Foundational Training: Certificate IV 
  • Yoga Teacher Training: Diploma & Adv. Diploma
  • Ayurveda - Adv Diploma (practitioner) and                 Diploma Lifestyle consultation
  • Remedial massage - Diploma
  • Leadership and Management - Diploma
  • Workplace Assessment & TrainingCertificate IV


Children's Yoga Teacher Training. 200 hours. 6 months with 2 non-residential weekend intensives.
• Facilitating Healthy Back Care 
• Facilitating Healthy Ageing
• Facilitating Chair Yoga
• Foundations of Ayurveda
• Ayurvedic Vegetarian Cooking 
• Ayurvedic Relaxation Massage
• Abhyanga. Shirodhara. Kati basti. Marma points
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
Sanskrit - calligraphy and sound (short course)
Peace in every breath with Shanti Gowans. 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

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Shanti Yoga offers donations based on pro bono 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, 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. The practice of yoga (which has evolved over throusands of years to embrace a wide range of styles and disciiplines), yokes the cosmic being with your physical. 

Shanti Yoga is a holistic practice that has evolved to suit all levels of wellbeing in physical and mental health. It has been proven to lower blood pressure, increase respiratory and digestive health, mobility, reduce stress, tension, pain develop 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.

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.

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 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, 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




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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