Home > Professional Development

Professional Development


Recent Articles

Develop trust and respect in your workplace
8 Oct 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Does your the organisation you work for have an overall high morale, low turnover, and where employees are excited to be at work? Mutual trust and respect affects the entire oeganisation. Without...

Inspired Decision Making
4 Oct 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
The Yoga Sutras offer a practical system of 10 guidelines for decision-making known as the Yamas and Niyamas. When you learn to employ these concepts in daily life, you will be able to reliably...

To do or not to do?
15 Jul 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
With the overwhelming amount of input and busyness present in our lives today, and because we are mere mortals, we sometimes feel pressured to do all kinds of things we don't really want or need...

TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
3 Jun 2017 | Peter Gowans | 0 Comments

Build Relationships
7 Apr 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Here’s a little secret that most yoga teachers and business owners intellectually know, but very few actually practice because we’re always in 'reactive' mode when it comes to our...

Basic Anatomy for Yoga - Part 1: Bones
17 Dec 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
The practice of asana has historically been to prepare the seeker (sadhaka) for the prolonged practice of meditation towards the spiritual goal of liberation. Today, however, yoga asanas are being...

Overcoming Toxicity at Work
27 Oct 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Staying sane, composed and maintaining strong spiritual sense of self worth in a toxic work environment can be difficult but is not impossible if you follow a few simple ehtical and spiritual...

Money, Prosperity and Abundance
8 Sep 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Business as per the usual understanding about it is about maximising profit without regard for the negative toll it might take on ourselves, our families and the world. It will thus come as no...

Mindfulness in Business
7 Sep 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
In a world plagued by ecosystem collapse, rampant violence and greed corrupting almost every global institution, it’s not enough to build a business that generates income while meeting a need...

Competition and Jealousy
4 Sep 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Many people believe that competition is good for business, especially for the consumer. They claim that competition keeps a business or person on their best behaviour with the result being the...

Be Productive with Dead Time
20 Aug 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
All of us find ourselves stuck in our own way. Every single day we find ourselves stuck in some form or another: in a traffic jam, on hold for an hour, in a job we don’t like, on the other side...

Cognitive Biases
19 Aug 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Formal Stages of Cognitive Development can be recognised as follows: 0-2 years: Sensory and Motor - Sensory curiosity about the world. - Coordination of senses with motor responses, -...

Complaints are an opportunity to grow
23 Jul 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Complaints are a normal part of every business. Your measure, as owner of a yoga centre, spa or clinic, is not in how many complaints you get, it’s in how you react and deal with a disgruntled...

The Goal
20 Jul 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Let us start off by talking about your success: What does success mean to you? What is it really all about? Is it about things? Is it about material possessions? Is it about the way other...

Interpreting Assessment Conditions and Performance Evidence‚Äč
17 Jul 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Performance Evidence: The spirit of a unit is to ensure students have - appropriate knowledge and (certain level of skill) - applied in a simulated environment i.e. several (not one) case study...

Organisation: Paper Piles to Files
28 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Paper piles can happen to anyone, even the most organised people you know. They build fast and furious, especially if you don't handle paper within a day or two of receiving it. Within a week or...

Your Success on Autopilot
22 May 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Ready. Set. Go. You take off. You're sprinting as fast as you can. Taking long strides you push through the pressure of the wind that hits your face. You stare straight ahead, completely focused...

Education and Learning
20 May 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
I've had my share of changes and births over the past six decades. Changing continents, states, homes, workplaces, going from student, to clinical practice, and teacher, to sharing my message...

Children's Yoga Teacher Training
11 May 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Teaching children’s yoga is an immensely rewarding experience for both the teacher and the children you teach. By creating opportunities to exchange wisdom, share good times, and instill...

God wants you to prosper
10 May 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
God in the Christian Bible wants you to prosper. Yes, God is on your side. "Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers." 3 John...

Teaching Yoga
6 Apr 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Teaching yoga, conveying information about the vast practice of yoga as one human being to other human beings is a practice in itself. Teaching yoga means connecting on deeper levels to the wholeness...

What is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant?
26 Feb 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
WHAT IS AN AYURVEDIC LIFESTYLE CONSULTANT? Ayurveda is a traditional system of health and wellbeing using gentle, non forceful healing modalities. It is one of the most holistic systems of...

When do you jump and when do you stay?
9 Jan 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Did you know if you put a frog in a vessel of water and started heating the water. as the temperature of the water rises, the frog is able to adjust its body temperature accordingly. The frog...

A Yoga Teacher is not a Fitness Instructor
25 Nov 2015 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
A yoga teacher is not a fitness instructor. Yoga has its own science, and a deeper understanding about the mind-body, at causal, subtle and physical levels, together its own science of movement and...

HIA Vocational education and training
26 Oct 2015 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
The very essence of who you are as vocational learners, as well as how and why you are learning, is fundamentally different from the conventional understanding of education. So different, in fact,...

Teacher Code of Ethics
13 Oct 2015 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
All teachers must recognise that an integrated spiritual life rests upon the mindful and caring relationship to the life around them. Without the support of monastic vows and traditional customs,...

YOGA TEACHER BURNOUT
20 Sep 2015 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Many yoga teachers, from time to time wonder if they need a break from teaching yoga.The signs and symptoms they quote include: • They find themselves continually doing the same thing over and...

Yoga Teachers
6 Mar 2015 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
If you stand as a teacher in the yoga community, what exactly are you teaching your students? Are you leading them (and yourself) into another complex of body issues, another layer of self judgement...




 
 
 
 
 

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. 

india tour taj mahal