About The Health Institute Australia: Creating Futures
Purity, patience and perseverance are the three essentials to success, and above all, love.
Mission: Health, Harmony, Wellness and Living
Education, Vocational Training and Support
The Health Institute, Australia (THI) is a world leader in mind-body wisdom. It offers diverse, innovative, multi-disciplinary education within a comprehensive grouping that includes Yoga, Ayurveda, Meditation, Vedanta, Sanskrit, Culture, Dance, Music, Art and Comparative Philosophy, Personal Development, Culinary Arts, Massage and Body Work and much more in their application to health and human performance. It also offers clinical healing practices, publications, recordings, and other items to support students, with practices that inspire an integrated approach to wellness, enlightened, personal growth and social change, corporate and organisational wellness, and a global community.
Vocationally, it offers international and Australian students fully accredited courses for careers in health, in the ancient medical science of Ayurveda and Yoga Teacher Training. These are about creating futures, transforming lives and empowering individuals.
Government recognised, leading-edge Certification, Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs within the fields of Healing and Spirituality.
National AQTF qualifications can be gained through part-time and full-time training. Full-time courses are Austudy and Newstart eligible. Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses are currently available.
Course curriculum is changed periodically to reflect the changing needs of the profession, to retain leadership in academic standards and to fulfil the changing needs of the end user in the world.
Dedicated to preserving the world's traditional medical systems, THI promotes health and spiritual inquiry through education, training and practice. This transformative education is rooted in traditional knowledge from the world's oldest medical systems, as well as current and conventional approaches that foster a new vision of healthcare. THI brings the teachings and wisdom of local and international teachers to the Gold Coast community and provides a forum for the exporation of themes related to health, spiritual inquiry and human development.
THI's events, programs, short courses, government accredited training courses, ceremonies, conferences, seminars and workshops are conducted regularly and ongoingly in the beautiful and sunny Gold Coast at The Health Institute and Shanti Yoga in Southport, and also at Nirvana Wellness Retreat in Beechmont.
Shanti Gowans and associates, including graduates, senior students and specialist consultants also deliver programs, training and workshops in Melbourne, Sydney, Mullumbimby, Canberra and Brisbane. Courses for international students are only offered on the Gold Coast.
New Vision for Health
Health is a state of optimal physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing, not merely the absence of pain and disease. Enlist with THI for a career in which you can be healthy, teach others to do the same, pursue your spiritual yearnings and earn a living. We welcome you to an outstanding way of natural health, vitality and peace of mind. As modern day health professionals, we know that there's a difference between 'not being sick' and being 'well'. The vision of The Health Institute Australia is to transform today's healthcare, from being rooted in disease management, to one that is based on wellness. Come and reconstruct a new future for the world and yourself.
Education and practices at The Health Institute empowers individuals to recognise their own abilities and responsibility in healing themselves, personal transformation which leads to empowering others, and eventually, global transformation.
The Health Institute's emphasis on practicum provides the foundations upon which to build your experience. Lectures and tutorials are your main point of academic guidance. Lectures provide a guide to the subject matter and set out the foundations upon which you can build your knowledge. Tutorials give you the opportunity to develop themes or discuss problems, usually on the basis of written work, or in the case of yoga, on the mat, with the tutor providing a key link between you and the course work. Your own private study is also acknowledged as a major element to your learning. Most final assessments involve a combination of work submitted during the year (tutorial and project work, essays and practical work) and end-of-term and end-of-year exams.
The Health Institute Australia is a community of people. The Health Institute maintains a supportive work environment that fosters a community of teachers, students and the general public.
We have established a thriving learning centre where students can study, have a healthy meal, attend a yoga, meditation and Indian dance class, practice their skills and receive dietary, lifestyle, personal and spiritual growth advice, natural medicines and treatments - all within campus. Our students are supported during and after studies with opportunities to 'live the wholesome life' at Nirvana Wellness Retreat. Our focus is to continually improve our education and healing focus and status within the industry.
Located in the beautiful and sunny Gold Coast in Queensland Australia, at The Health Institute, Australia’s leading Ayurveda and Yoga education centre, you will work and study alongside a passionate and wholly committed team who demonstrate a willingness to provide significant leadership in educational, healing and spiritual well-being that helps people enhance lives. Whilst we have luminaries, swamis, teachers and Ayurvedic doctors from India who deliver courses and workshops, the grounding and training we offer is so excellent that we proudly employ graduates from our own courses to deliver our tutorials, lectures and training.
Why study with us
Gone are the days of doing what everyone else does and taking a share of the pie. Without engaging in deliberate practice and discipline you end up working longer and longer hours for diminishing results. This never-ending, vicious, downward cycle consumes and destroys. Chances are you end up living week-to-week, month-to-month. You need a mentor who’s been there to show you the way to the podium. Today’s environments are too competitive and cut throat to just ‘wing it’. Proven, tried and tested strategies are a must. Time is fleeting. You don’t get time back. You can’t create any more of it. What we’re doing now, and how we’re doing it is constant evolving. Don’t take what’s currently available for granted. You might never get a second chance. One minute you have all the time in the world and the next you realise you’re not quite where you thought you’d be by now, a little disappointed and bewildered by the lighting-quick passage of time especially when its years or decades that have flown by.
When you are master of your own destiny, you live a life by design rather than by default, and with peace and tranquillity that make the journey so much more enjoyable and rewarding. Because life is to be lived to the fullest, it is up to you to define what you want to live ‘for’ that will give you the drive and determination to make things happen so you can leave a legacy behind that caters for your family and your other altruistic interests.
We trust that you will find something in our range of offerings that will spark your interest, whether it be to enhance your personal growth, health and life or something that can change your career.
We are delighted to celebrate 40 years of educating people far and wide with our quality courses. Every person has a different journey to follow in life and so our interests and ways of development vary. We have welcomed students through out doors since 1972, and today hold the status as the number one place to study Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda. Many of our students study with us on and off throughout their entire lives.
Build on-goingly over four decades, the Institute is an acknowledged leading global hub of excellence and experiential learning and immersion retreats. Practice of Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda with us does not require scholarly study. It is built on a strong devotion to the experiential traditions of wisdom, love and realisation together with the confidence to look at your own mind and experience its nakedness. Yet, you will find that your study with us extremely transformative because it is both fluid and yet based on an organised and systematic program of practice and study. The Institute also has an outstanding publication record, strong academic and research credentials, and an international reputation for the inspiration, quality and breadth of its teaching.
Number One Recommendation
The consistent, high calibre of education and quality of experience from your study will surpass your expectations. Our programs are known for their comprehensive curriculum that far surpasses the standards set by Yoga Teachers Associations and International Associtions. Our long standing reputation as one of the country's most reputable yoga, ayurveda and meditation centres is consistently reaffirmed by Australia's practitioner population, which considers us the number one recommendation.
Australian Govt. Registered Training Organisation no. 30834
Cricos Provider Code: 03098E