Australian Government Accredited
Yoga and Ayurveda Courses

Yoga Teacher Training and Ayurveda Training

Austudy and CRICOS approved - 5 Qualifications


Just learn the Truth. Approach a guru with humility. Inquire from them submissively and render service. The self-realised can impart transcendental knowledge for they have seen reality.
                                                                                                                          Bhagavad Gita 4:34


Shanti Yoga is the flagship product of Health Institute Australia.  In addition to Yoga classes, Health Institute Australia  offers a range of courses. These include accredited Yoga Teacher Training, Ayurveda Practitioner training courses and many short courses.


Health Institute Australia is a Government Registered National Training Provider (RTO). Our Yoga Teacher Training and Ayurveda courses are government accredited and CRICOS approved, so that domestic students can apply for Austudy or Youth Allowance, and international students can get a student visa for up to 3 years for their Advanced Diploma study..


Please visit our website, to view or enrol in the courses we offer, including:-

Yoga is the most complete form of mental, physical and spiritual activity. This three-tiered program of in-depth study, marrying ancient wisdom and modern science, is designed to stimulate and stretch your mind, multiply your skill-sets, provide you with advanced training tools, and set you on your path to becoming amongst the top professionals in the field of yoga. This holistic, integrated approach to training ensures optimal results, further enhancing your vocation and is beneficial to you in the following ways:
At a basic level
It gives you a structured systematic system of exploring and emphasising 8 powerful skills to deal with different situations in life and emerge successfully in every situation.
At an informative level
It gives you more knowledge and information about the history and philosophy of Yoga and Vedanta that is rooted in the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Brahma Sutra, the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras. Also covered are the physical anatomy and physiology of the human body, together with its equivalent psychic anatomy.
At an applicable level
This program teaches you how to live life, with powerful practices that are applicable to infinite life situations, minimise stress and lethargy and maximise peacefulness and bliss. You master physically and through teaching, gentle Shanti yoga classes and Shanti Yoga sequences, yoga breathing and deep relaxation.
At a much advanced, spiritual level
This training opens your eyes up to the Ultimate Truth, after which there is no looking back. The knowledge of Self breaks all your myths about who you think you are, and you experience the Truth about who you really are. You will be able to move beyond emotional imbalance, anger and misery once you have completely understood the Truth. There is nothing ambiguous about yoga. It answers all the questions of life. 
Ancient wisdom marries modern science
Yoga's changing role in society has integrated spirituality and medicine to effectively aligns these worlds, bringing the mind-body practice of yoga into a realm that overlaps healthcare. This practice leaves you feeling elated and relaxed rather than exhausted, and delivers a sense of wellbeing and balance which is so beneficial in dealing with the stresses of the modern world. A deeper understanding of the healing properties of yoga, in terms of the psycho-physiological underpinning of its curative effects provides a part in the care of clinically ill patients. 
Shanti Yoga is a study of the grounded, humble and gentle stages of one's journey through life. In the introductory level, one trains to overcome arrogance (which is the primary obstacle to learning) by simply being present. In the next stage, progress focuses on cultivating sharp, vibrant and uplifted energy through natural discipline. Overcoming the traps of judgement and doubt, the progressing student is able to accomplish his or her activities with a sense of nobility and ease, which is demonstrable through the movements of body, breath and mind. The Shanti Yoga Diploma of Yoga Teaching training is a vocational course and needs the time to equip you with the skills and personal wisdom required to set you up in a yogic path that develops vision, integrity, clarity and service in a life career. Hence the training is holistic and detailed and involves making sure that learning is thorough and unhurried. Advanced Diploma allows you to explore the application of yoga, teaching in various environments and circumstances. 
Fee Help
As a nationally registered training provider of government accredited courses, financial assistance is available for qualified candidates in the form of austudy, abstudy and student rent assistance. Please note that HIA is not a non-profit, has no endowment fund and receives no federal or state funding for its programs. Candidates may also be eligible for payment plans from the college.

In order to achieve certification, you must, to our satisfaction, complete and submit all pre-training homework assignments, attend every session of the contact hours during the actual face-to-face immersion program and residential retreats, achieve competency in both written and oral exams conducted during your training, complete all assignments given during training and complete and submit all supporting documentation and reading and writing assignments relating to post-training internship. Please note that during the course of your study, you will be expected to begin shifting to the norms and etiquette of traditional and classical yoga, especially in relation to non- smoking, drugs, alcohol, wholesome yoga-ayurvedic diet, language, behaviour and lifestyle. An ernest desire to help spread the teachings of Shanti Gowans, being connected to the larger Shanti yoga community, and the applicant's sincere desire to beceome a Certified Yoga Instructor are all noble reasons, worthy of yoga lifestyle modifications.

The Shanti Yoga Teacher Training Course is a wonderful way to start a new career in health care as well as for personal growth and development. 
For information regarding the courses, workshops, teacher training immersions, topics covered and clinics offered, please visit the revelant areas of this website and Health Institute Australia's website.


Take your life to the next level. We want you to be successful.
                                                                                                Shanti Gowans

I have spend over four decades teaching in the specialised fields of Yoga and Ayurveda in Australia, deconstructing, breaking the work down into its essential parts, reordering it and then designing it into modules with exercises to teach the most important elements in the right order,  We have used our years of experience in education, training and transformation to design the material, structure it with great care and detail, and deliver remarkable tools, techniques and insights that make our courses the best available. They are content rich and provide you with more than a superficial introduction to this transformative work. Our text books and audio recordings are perfect supplements to the core trainings of the courses. These are not 'bonuses' in the marketing sense, they are authentic optimisations which are awesome, and offer a robust training if you beleive that you still ahve much to learn, practice, grow and teach. I hope you can join us on this life changing journey. 


We wish you all success in your studies, your interest in full self actualising and employing Health Institute Australia’s courses as a tool to grow, develop and reach your full potential. With these aims you must surely succeed in your aspirations to make a difference in your own and other people’s lives.

Our track record is impeccable. Health Institute Australia welcome’s you to join us in celebrating and deepening the commitment to a renewal of humanity, health and wellbeing.
Shanti Gowans
Shanti Yoga
Health Institute Australia

• National Provider Number 30834 • CRICOS Provider Number 03098E

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

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