Shanti Yoga International Centre
Community Happenings, Courses, Events…
that change lives
 
Hasten slowly and you will soon arrive. 
Milarepa
 
For peak health, spiritual wealth and happiness, 
several opportunities to occupy wellness with us.
 
 

Save the date events coming up

 Event Highlights 
Campus for Courses and Classes: 1/126 Scarborough St, Southport. Gold Coast. Queensland.
Campuse for residential courses and retreats: 87 Binnanurra Rd, Beechmont, Queensland. 
 

What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when you are in that state of mind in which you know exactly what you want and are fully determined not to quit until you get it.                         Alexander Graham Bell

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
                                                                                                                            Mark Twain
 
January 2017
 
 
January 9, 2017 Monday  
YOGA CLASSES RESUME at Southport
Holiday timetable
 
January 18, Wednesday
VET STUDENT LOANS TRAINING - Application process only
with Dr. Melissa McEwan. Brisbane.
 
January 23, 2017, Monday
FULL YOGA TIMETABLE RESUMES 
We also welcome Health Institute Australia students who resume their courses
 
Jan 28, 2017, Sat 11:15-12 noon. 
BOLLYWOOD DANCE COURSE
Facilitator: Kamala Shakti
Includes complementary yoga class, Sat 10:15am-11:10am
Fee: $175.50 for 9 week term, or $35 casual payment.
 
Jan 29, 2017, Sun 4-6pm
SUE'S BIRTHDAY LUNCH & MOVIE (La la land)
(please confirm)
 
February 2017
 
February 2, 9, 16, 23 2017
SPEAK, DRAMATISE, IMPROVISE
Build the confidence to free your voice and express yourself with drama games and imrovisation.
Facilitator: Louise Hall.
Fee: $100 x 4 sessions or $35 drop-in
 
February 3-5, 2017, residential weekend
THE HEART OF UNDERSTANDING 
Silent meditation weekend retreat. 
Retreat Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
Fee: $596 twin-share / $650 single room accommodation, for 2 nights, 6 meals, program
 
February 4, 2017 Saturday  
TOUCH THE EARTH
Volunteers work program at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary
 
February 10, 2017, 10am-5pm Fri
PRINCIPLES OF AYURVEDIC NUTRITION & COOKING
Rasa, Digestion, Energetics, Post digestion, Special effects, Agni, Aama and more
A day of intensive Ayurvedic tuition and practicum
6 hours face-to-face tuition, backed up with powerpoint presentation and practicum..
Facilitator: Dr. Shilpi Bose Roy BAMS
Fee: 300. Free for current Diploma and Adv Diploma students
 
February 12, 2017 Sunday. 12:30pm
JOYCE'S 90th BIRTHDAY LUNCH
Please confirm
 
February 17-19, 2017, residential weekend 
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE
Weekend Retreat. Cert IV & Dip Yoga
Retreat Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
Fee: $650 single room accommodation, shared facilities, for 2 nights, 6 meals, program
 
February 18, 2017 Saturday  
TOUCH THE EARTH
Volunteers work program at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary
 
February 26, 2017, Sun 4-6pm
SHANTI YOGA GOLD COAST WALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
 
March 2017
 
March 2, 9, 16, 23 2017
SPEAK, DRAMATISE, IMPROVISE
Build the confidence to free your voice and express yourself with drama games and imrovisation.
Facilitator: Louise Hall.
Fee: $100 x 4 sessions or $35 drop-in
 
March 4,5, 10am-5pm. Sat & Sun
HEALTHY BACK FACILITATOR TRAINING
Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
Fee: $1595
 
March 17-19, 2017. Residential weekend
MEANING, PURPOSE, HAPPINESS
Weekend Retreat. Cert IV & Dip Yoga
Retreat Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
Fee: $650 single room accommodation, shared facilities, for 2 nights, 6 meals, program
 
March 18, 2017 Saturday  
TOUCH THE EARTH
Volunteers work program at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary
 
March 24, 2017, Fri 7:30pm 
RAW - Queensland ballet
Shanti yoga outing 
Playouse, Brisbane
 
March 25, 2017, Sat 4-6pm
SHANTI YOGA SANGHA WALK AND TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
 
March 26, 2017, Sun 11am - 5pm
ABUNDANCE AND CREATIVITY
Explore the nature of your money blueprint. Remove blocks from your past and develop a healthy money mindset. Prosperity is multidimensional. Overflowing fullness is abundance of the heart. Establish a blueprint for plentiful, over sufficient quantity and supply as part of your abundance tools and resources.
Fee: 300. Free for current Adv Diploma students
 
March 31, Fri 10am-5pm.
AYURVEDIC CONCEPT OF HEALTH AND UNDERSTANDING OF DISEASE
A day of intensive Ayurvedic tuition and practicum
6 hours face-to-face tuition, backed up with powerpoint presentation and practicum.
Facilitator: Dr. Shilpi Bose Roy BAMS
Fee: 300. Free for current Diploma and Adv Diploma students
 
April 2017
 
April 1-2, Sat, Sun. 10am-5pm
CHILDREN'S YOGA TEACHER TRAINING TUTORIAL AND WORKSHOP
Facilitators: Shanti Gowans, Linda Bailey, Sonja Stauder
Fee $2995
 
April 7-16. Easter Residential
EASTER RESIDENTIAL: MINDFUL LIVING, MINDFUL BEING
7-9 April: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Healing. $750 x 2 nights, single room accommodation
9-13 April: Bhagavad Gita discourse. $1400 x 4 nights, single room accommodation
13-15 April: Intense peace practicum & Silent meditation $750 x 2 nights, single room accommodation
Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
Venue: Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary
Fee $2600. Single room accommodation. 8 nights.
 
April 8 & 15, 2017 Saturday  
TOUCH THE EARTH
Volunteers work program at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary
 
April 20-June22
THE YOGA SUTRAS
Book 1: Samadhi Pada
2-3:30pm Thursday afternoons for 10 weeks.
Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
Fee: Nil
 
April 20-June 22, Thurs 6:30-7:15pm
BOLLYWOOD DANCE COURSE
Facilitator: Kamala Shakti
Term dates: April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22 (10 weeks)
Includes complementary yoga stretch and tone class Thurs 5:30-6:15pm
Fee: $195 for 10 week term, or $35 casual payment
 
April 23, Sun 4-6pm
SHANTI YOGA SANGHA WALK AND TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
 
April 25, Tuesday
Anzac Day - Public holiday.
Centre closed. No classes.
 
April 28-30, residential weekend
EMOTIONAL WELLBEING
Weekend Retreat. Cert IV & Dip Yoga
Retreat Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
Fee: $650 single room accommodation, shared facilities, for 2 nights, 6 meals, program
 
April 29, 2017 Saturday  
TOUCH THE EARTH
Volunteers work program at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary
 
May 2017
 
May 5, Fri 10am-5pm.
AYURVEDA AND THE MIND. LONGEVITY, VIRILITY, DIET, LIFESTYLE & THE WHOLE PICTURE
A day of intensive Ayurvedic tuition and practicum
6 hours face-to-face tuition, backed up with powerpoint presentation and practicum.
Facilitator: Dr. Shilpi Bose Roy BAMS
Fee: $300. Free for current Diploma and Adv Diploma students
 
May 6, Sat 7:30pm
SWAN LAKE - Queensland ballet
Shanti Yoga outing 
Lyric Theatre, Brisbane.
 
May 12-13. Fri & Sat. 10am-5pm
AYURVEDIC RELAXATION MASSAGE PRACTICUM TRAINING COURSE
$1595
 
May 20-21, Sat, Sun. 10am - 5pm
ASANA, THE NEXT LEVEL
Two day of Intensive training in understanding and exploring Asana
Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
Fee $1495
 
May 20, 7:30pm
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS - Ballet. Expressions Dance Company
Shanti Yoga outing 
Bookings with QTIX
Venue: Playhouse, Brisbane
 
May 21, 2017, Sun 4-5:30pm
SHANTI YOGA GOLD COAST WALK & TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
 
May 26-28. Weekend residential
COOK, TASTE, HEAL: HEALTHY MIND, HEALTH BODY
Weekend Cooking Retreat. Cert IV & Dip Ayur/Yoga
Retreat Facilitator: Shanti Gowans & Sonja Stauder
Fee: $650 single room accommodation, shared facilities, for 2 nights, 6 meals, program
 
May 27, 2017 Saturday  
TOUCH THE EARTH
Volunteers work program at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary
 
June 2017
 
June 4, 2017, Sun 4-5:30pm
SHANTI YOGA GOLD COAST WALK & TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
 
June 9-11.
Weekend residential
CULTIVATING MINDFULNESS
Silent Meditation Retreat
Retreat Facilitator: Shanti Gowans 
Fee: $750 single room accommodation, shared facilities, for 2 nights, 6 meals, program
 
June 10, 2017 Saturday  
TOUCH THE EARTH
Volunteers work program at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary
 
June 16, 17. Fri & Sat. 10am-5pm
SHIRODHARA & KATIBASTI PRACTICUM TRAINING COURSE
$1595
 
June 17, Sat 7:30pm
DANCE DIALOGUES - studio season
Shanti Yoga Queensland Ballet outing 
Venue: Thomas Dixon Centre, Brisbane
 
June 18, 2017, Sun 4-5pm
SHANTI YOGA SANGHA WALK AND TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
 
June 24-25. Sat 10:15am - 5pm & Sun 11am-5pm
PRANAYAMA, THE NEXT LEVEL
Two days of Intensive training in understanding and exploring Pranayama
Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
Fee $2995. $1595 repeat attendance.
 
June 30 - July 9. Residential detox.
WHERE SCIENCE MEETS CONSCIOUSNESS
Exceptional Wellbeing and Total renewal Ayurvedic detox retreat + Katha Upanishad

Stress makes you smarter and more creative. But here’s the catch. Stress is only good for you in quick bursts, like filling a balloon with just the right amount of air. Regrettably, most of us are living with chronic stress, the kind that depletes you, and robs you of energy. Chronic stress strikes at the core,  affecting every aspect of your life. Fortunately, there are ways to remake your life without having to reinvent your reality. The power to create a better life lies within you. Shanti Yoga teaches the best methods to gain control of your life and your mind, and reduce stressful feelings. Create a positive change in your life 

The lush and sparkling winter season brings a special event that makes heart connections of community engagement, meditation, contemplation, gentle yoga and embodied lively arts, nature walks, eating and detoxing. Please join this amazing program are making Exceptional Wellbeing happen for you. Deeply nourish your mind and body by living Yoga and Ayurveda. Daily inspirational talks where you will explore a practical guide to Ayurvedic nutrition, discover self-care for healthy living, use meditation as mind-body medicine. 

We wish you a abundant life, health and happiness.

Venue: Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary 
Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
Fee: $2600 x 8 nights. Single room accommodation
 
 
July 2017
 
July 1 & 8, 2017 Saturday  
TOUCH THE EARTH
Volunteers work program at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary
 
11 July 11 to 12 September, Tuesdays 4-5pm
PEACE FOOD: VEGETARIAN-VEGAN COOKING COURSE
Build a delicious foundation for healthy, Ayurvedic eating
This course is perfect for you if you're interested in eating well, feeling good about what you eat and enjoying delicious flavours.You will learn a variety of recipes including how to make your own breakfast spreads, melt in your mouth lentil curries, quick and easy vegetable combinations, an array of rice dishes, healthy snacks, sugar-free desserts and much more. Course is non-extendable, not transferable, non-refundable.
Tuesdays 4-5pm. 10 sessions @$60 per session or $500 for 10 sessions. 
Student concession $30 per session or $250 for 10 sessions. 
Facilitator: Sonja Stauder
 
July 13, Thurs 2-3pm to August 24
EXPRESS YOURSELF THROUGH THE CHAKRAS
 
Would you like to:
  • open up and say what you want to say?
  • connect to your calling?
  • reclaim your ability to play?
  • be more spontaneous and outgoing?
  • access your creativity easily?
  • embrace the spirit of teamwork and collaboration?
Express Yourself through the Chakras is an experiential class, where you will learn to connect with your senses, sensibilities, your body, mind, heart and voice. Our group theatre and voice activities will ultimately give you the confidence to speak in any professional, personal or community forum. You will also learn something about yourself.
Join us on a seven week journey for a workshop like no other.
Inspired by the magic and mysticism of the seven chakras, this course invites you to touch your own humanity and communicate with others while having fun.
Facilitator: Louise Hall
Fee: $240 for 7 weeks or $35 drop-in.
 
July 13 - Sept 14, Thurs 6:30-7:15pm
BOLLYWOOD DANCE COURSE
Facilitator: Kamala Shakti
Term dates: July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7, 14 (10 week)
Includes complementary yoga stretch and tone class Thurs 5:30-6:15pm
Fee: $195 for 10 week term, or $35 casual payment
 
July 16, 2017, Sun 4-5pm
SHANTI YOGA COMMUNITY WALK AND TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
Free
 
July 21-23 July 
COOK, TASTE, HEAL: HEALTHY MIND, HEALTH BODY
Weekend Cooking Retreat. Cert IV & Dip Ayur/Yoga
Retreat Facilitator: Shanti Gowans & Sonja Stauder
Fee: $750 single room accommodation, shared facilities, for 2 nights, 6 meals, program
 
July 22, 2017 Saturday  
TOUCH THE EARTH
Volunteers work program at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary
 
July 23, 2017, Sun 4-5pm
SHANTI YOGA COMMUNITY WALK AND TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
Free
 
July 30, 2017, Sun 4-5pm
SHANTI YOGA SANGHA WALK AND TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
Free
 
 
August 2017
 
Aug 4, 2017 Fri 7:30pm
LA FILLE MAL GRAND - Queensland ballet
Shanti Yoga outing 
Playhouse, Brisbane
Tickets: Qtix.
 
Aug 5, 2017. Sat 7:30pm
MOZART AIRBORNE. Ballet: Expressions Dance Company
Shanti Yoga outing 
Bookings with QTIX
Venue: Cremorne, Brisbane
 
Aug 6, 2017, Sun 4-5pm
SHANTI YOGA COMMUNITY WALK AND TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
Free
 
Aug 11-13, 2017. Residential weekend 
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE
Weekend Retreat. Cert IV & Dip Yoga
Retreat Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
Fee: $750 single room accommodation, shared facilities, for 2 nights, 6 meals, program
 
Aug 12, 2017 Saturday  
TOUCH THE EARTH
Volunteers work program at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary
 
Aug 13, 2017, Sun 4-5pm
SHANTI YOGA COMMUNITY WALK AND TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
Free
 
Aug 18-20, 2017. Residential weekend 
THE MEETING OF THE CLAN
SYTA Retreat. 
Retreat Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
Fee: $750 single room accommodation, shared facilities, for 2 nights, 6 meals, program
 
Aug 20, 2017, Sun 4-5.30pm
SHANTI YOGA COMMUNITY WALK AND TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)

 Aug 25-27, 2017. Fri-Sun. Residential weekend 

LOJONG: TRAINING THE MIND IN RELATIONAL INTELLIGENCE MEDITATION RETREAT

Silent meditation weekend retreat. 

Retreat Facilitator: Shanti Gowans

Fee: $750 single room accommodation, shared facilities, for 2 nights, 6 meals, program

 
August 26, 2017 Saturday  
TOUCH THE EARTH
Volunteers work program at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary
 
Aug 27, 2017, Sun 4-5pm
SHANTI YOGA COMMUNITY WALK AND TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
Free
 
 
September 2017
 
Sept 3, 2017, Sun 4-5pm
SHANTI YOGA COMMUNITY WALK AND TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
Free
 
Sept 8-10, 2017. Residential weekend
MEANING, PURPOSE, HAPPINESS
Weekend Retreat. Cert IV & Dip Yoga
Retreat Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
Fee: $750 single room accommodation, shared facilities, for 2 nights, 6 meals, program
 
September 9, 2017 Saturday  
TOUCH THE EARTH
Volunteers work program at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary
 
Sep 10, 2017, Sun 4-5pm
SHANTI YOGA COMMUNITY WALK AND TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
Free
 
Sept 13-20
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT CHINA DESTINATION DEVELOPMENT MISSION 2017 
Venues: Xi'an, Chendu, Leshan
 
Sep 17, 2017, Sun 4-5pm
SHANTI YOGA COMMUNITY WALK AND TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
Free
 
Sept 22-1 Oct. Ayurveda residential detox
EXCEPTIONAL WELLBEING: Where science meets the healing arts
Retreat facilitators: Dr. Manish Patwardhan & Shanti Gowans
10 days. 9 nights
Fee: $3250. Package includes Single room accommodation. All meals. Medicines. Treatments.
 
Sept 23, 2017 Saturday  
TOUCH THE EARTH
Volunteers work program at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary
 
Sep 24, 2017, Sun 4-pm
SHANTI YOGA COMMUNITY WALK AND TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
Free
 
 
October 2017
 
Oct 1, 2017, Sun 4-5pm
SHANTI YOGA COMMUNITY WALK AND TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
Free
 
Oct 5 - Dec 7, 2-3:30pm Thursday afternoons for 10 weeks.
THE YOGA SUTRAS
Book 2: Sadhana Pada
Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
Fee: Nil
 
Oct 5 - Dec 7, Thurs 6:30-7:15pm
BOLLYWOOD DANCE COURSE
Facilitator: Kamala Shakti
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 5:30-6:15pm
Fee: $195 for 10 week term, or $35 casual payment
 
Oct 7,8, Sat, Sun 10am-5pm
CHILDREN'S YOGA TEACHER TRAINING TUTORIAL
Facilitators: Shanti Gowans, Linda Bailey, Sonja Stauder
Fee $2995. Free for current Yoga course students
 
Oct  8, 2017, Sun 4-5pm
SHANTI YOGA COMMUNITY WALK AND TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
Free
 
Oct 13-15. residential weekend
THERE IS NO WAY TO PEACE. PEACE IS THE WAY
Silent meditation weekend retreat. 
Retreat Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
Fee: $750 single room accommodation, shared facilities, for 2 nights, 6 meals, program
 
Oct 14, 2017 Saturday  
TOUCH THE EARTH
Volunteers work program at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary
 
Oct 15, 2017, Sun 4-5pm
SHANTI YOGA COMMUNITY WALK AND TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
Free
 
Oct 21,22. Sat, Su
YOGA NIDRA FACILITATOR TRAINING
Course Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
Fee: $2995. $1595 for repeat students
 
Oct 22, 2017, Sun 4-5pm
SHANTI YOGA COMMUNITY WALK AND TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
Free
 
Oct 28, 29. Sat & Sun 10am - 5pm
THE PROFESSIONAL YOGA TEACHER
Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
Fee: $2995/. $1595 Repeat students
 
Oct 29, 2017, Sun 4-5pm
SHANTI YOGA COMMUNITY WALK AND TALK 
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
Free
 
November 2017
 
Nov 3, Frid 7:30pm
PETER PAN - Queensland ballet
Shanti Yoga outing
Venue: Playhouse, Brisbane
 
Nov 5, 2017, Sun 4-5pm
SHANTI YOGA COMMUNITY WALK AND TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
Free
 
Nov 6, Monday 2-5pm
SANSKRIT 101: INTRODUCTION TO SANSKRIT CALLIGRAPHY and SOUND WORKSHOP
Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
$150. $50  Repeat students. Free for Course students
 
Nov 10-12 Residential weekend
EMOTIONAL WELLBEING
Weekend Retreat. Cert IV & Dip Yoga
Retreat Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
Fee: $750 single room accommodation, shared facilities, for 2 nights, 6 meals, program
 
Nov 11, 2017 Saturday  
TOUCH THE EARTH
Volunteers work program at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary
 
Nov 12, 2017, Sun 4-5pm
SHANTI YOGA COMMUNITY WALK AND TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
Free
 
Nov 18, 19. Sat. Sun. 10am-5pm
AYURVEDIC RELAXATION MASSAGE PRACTICUM TRAINING COURSE
$1595
 
Nov 19, 2017, Sun 4-5pm
SHANTI YOGA COMMUNITY WALK AND TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
Free
 
Nov 26, 2017, Sun 4-5pm
SHANTI YOGA COMMUNITY WALK AND TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
Free
 
December 2017

As we navigate the completion of 2017, 1 just wanted to take a few minutes to sincerely thank you and send some holiday cheer to all our loyal students, attendees and readers over the past four (and then some!) decades of teaching yoga in Australia and globally. My biggest joy each and every day is the honour and privilige I have of connecting with you and assisting you carve out the life that enables you to be the person you are. Our satisfactions arises from the personal journey we take with you, and by being able to assist you with a multitude of gifts and resources that will help serve you with everything you need.

As we approach the festive season, we take this opportunity to wish you, your family and associates, greetings for the season. May your life be filled with love, smiles, contentment and peace. 

If you have holidays, we hope you relax and enjoy your time off; and if you are travelling, please take extra care on the roads during this busy period. 

So please have a safe and blessed holiday season as we head to the final days of the year. And look towards the New year with all the faith and abundance you deserve.

With much love and gratitude,
Shanti
 
Dec 2,3 Sat & Sun. 10am-5pm
SHIRODHARA & KATIBASTI PRACTICUM TRAINING COURSE
$1595
 
Des 3, 2017, Sun 4-5pm
SHANTI YOGA COMMUNITY WALK AND TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
Free
 
December 8-10, 2017. Fri-Sun
PEACE IN EVERY BREATH SILENT MEDITATION RETREAT
Weekend Retreat. Adv. Dip. Yoga/Meditation Course students/Others
Retreat Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
Fee: $750 single room accommodation, for 2 nights, 6 meals, program
 
December 9, 2017 Saturday  
TOUCH THE EARTH
Volunteers work program at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary
 
Dec 10, 2017, Sun 4-5pm
SHANTI YOGA COMMUNITY WALK AND TALK
Walk leaves from The Shanti Yoga Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport, weater permitting (please confirm)
Free
 
December 15, 2017. Fri. 7.30pm
THE NUTCRACKER - Queensland Ballet.
Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas and our Shanti Yoga sangha cultural outing. 
Venue: Lyric Theatre. Brisbane.
 
December 17, 2017. Sun. 4pm 
PARTY, PARTY, PARTY
Chanting and end of year celebration party. 
Please bring a plate of healthy, non-alcoholic, vegetarian food to share. All welcome. 
No fee.
 
LAST CLASS FOR 2017 - Thursday 21st December 2017
Come and attend a morning of yoga peace. All three of Shantiji's morning classes i.e. 10:30, 11:30 & 12:30 will be conducted.
 
 
SOUTHPORT CAMPUS WILL BE ON RECESS
22 December 2017 - 7 January 2018
All Southport campus classes will be in recess from Friday 22nd Dec 2017 to Sunday 7 Jan 2018. 
 
We also advise that our office will be closed over the Christmas/New Year period from Friday 22 December and reopening Monday 8 January 2018. Holiday timetable classes will resume from 8 January 2018. Full timetable will resume on 22nd January 2018.
 
This is a perfect time to reflect on the presence of peace (forgiveness), light (wisdom), love (tenderness) and possibility in your own life…for yourself and others. 
 
With a heart full of gratitude to you…our family, friends, students and clients, for being part of our community and why we do what we do. At this joyous time of the year, we reflect on how much we value each other.
 
We wish you happy holidays and choicest blessings so that you can create what you most need in order to thrive through your darkest times  and serve you for a bright and successful year ahead in 2017.
 
CENTRE RE-OPENS in 2018
 Monday 8th January 2018 with holiday timetable.
Full timetable will resume on 22nd January 2018.
 

Greetings of the day

As we enter our 45th year of body-mind-spirit service, the team at Shanti Yoga International Centre and Health Institute Australia would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing love, support and membership over the years.  
 
Each year we set our sights on serving more people, achieving more, saving more time and so on. It's so exciting to know that 2018 is around the corner and most of us, after a short, reflective break, have the opportunity, to open a new chapter.
 
Through the gates of a new year, distant, variegated decorations of future dreams and achievements glimmer at you, daringly luring you to give pursuit. What would be possible if you were personally supported by a trusted mentor for an entire year? One who understands who you are, where you are, what you are here to do, and how to help you overcome your hurdles and obstacles to get there? The possibilities are endless…
 
We will continue to journey with you to experience, express, create and contribute the full potentail of who you are. May your beautiful light shine bright and strong in 2018 - a beacon for all to see.
 
We are excited and thrilled to be launching a wonderful program of activities and courses to serve you in 2018…events and programs which will deeply support and guide those of you who know you are here to be a leader in our transforming world… those of you who feel called to make a difference, impact lives and liberate your highest purpose in service of yourself and humanity.…and those of you who know the time is 'now'!
 
We look forward to continue delivering great experiences. We know that this level of support will make a huge difference in your life and life's work. Here's to the next stage of our ongoing, amazing, evolutionary journey together.
 
With love and blessings,
The Shanti Yoga team
 
 
Dec 31, 2017 - 1 January 2018
NEW YEAR'S EVE VEGETARIAN FEAST BY CANDLELIGHT - Overnight Residential
The last day of the year. Let's make it a happy one. Join with the sangha at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary, as we celebrate the New Year's eve Shanti Yoga style, with fun and food! Spend New Year's day in mindfulness and reflection, just chilling in silence, with juices and delicious, fresh, tropical fruit. Come over for the day or stay a little longer. Something very special is happening right now.
Location: Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary, Beechmont, S.E. Queensland.
Fee: Overnight $395. Includes shared overnight accommodation, New Year's eve dinner, New year's day fruit fast for breakfast and lunch. 
 
January 1, 2018 Mon
WELCOMING THE NEW YEAR: New Year's Day @ Nirvana Wellness Retreat
STILL & CHILL The first day of the year. Let's make it a happy and peaceful one.
Spend New Year's day in silence and reflection, just chilling in silence, with juices and fruit. 
Start 2018 with better health in mind, body and spirit.
 
The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. 
                                                                                                                  G.K. Chesterton
 
It's important to have time off to recharge, so that you can come back with some fresh legs to put your best foot forward. Spend New Year's day in mindfulness and reflection, just chilling in silence, with juices and delicious, fresh, tropical fruit. Come over for the day or stay a little longer. Something very special is happening right now at Nirvana. 
 
The new year invites a new beginning. The process of setting intentions filled with possibilities and enthusiasm at the outset, often gets taken over by the conditioned mind. We can miss so much of Life unfolding when the attention is on the very small conversation of the “I, me, mine”.  What if, instead of struggling to 'get' what you want, to 'try harder' and attempt to be the 'right person' by changing yourself, you train yourself to find comfort in who you are, right here, right now. Imagine a life where you can just sit with yourself in acceptance, being the conscious, compassionate awareness that gracefully guides you to receiving the life you choose, because, in fact, it is what you are.
 
7:30am - 8pm
Fee: $250. Bookings essential.
 
 
Dec 31 2017-7 Jan 2018 Sun-Sun. Residential week
LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH AND LAST A LIFETIME. The better life wellness retreat - Summer Escape
8 days, 7 nights celebrating the old, welcoming the new year.
Unplug and recalibrate with nature and the simpler things in life.
Less is more. Reconnect with essence. Ground yourself in your breath. 
Slow down, unwind, relax in a hammock, read a book and be at peace. 
 
New year, new you. The new year invites a new beginning. Although Christmas and the holidays can be wonderful, for so many of us the stress and bustle of the season can make it even more challenging to slow down and stay connected to our true selves and the source of our well-being. Extra errands, social gatherings, and added pressure we put on ourselves to be and do it all, leave us feeling worn out, overextended and anxiety-ridden instead of being centered and at ease. Which is why, when that the holidays are over, it is so important to retreat into the beauty of your soul and allow yourself the space for healing and rejuvenation. 
 
A week of RnR in nature, at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary could be just what the doctor ordered. It offers you a rare opportunity to step away from the noise and busyness of your daily life. Craft your best year ever (2018) by making small changes each day that are barely recognisable, but they create new habits that stick and drive your life in the direction. Yes, these small shifts will equal huge transformation. Through immersion in gentle yoga, Ayureda and guided meditations tune in to the voice of your soul and let it guide you and into crystal clear focus what you are here to contribute and who you really are.
 
31 Dec 2017 - 7 January 2018: LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH AND LAST A LIFETIME ​ Deeply nourish your mind and body by living Yoga and Ayurveda. Yoga provides amazing teachings and practices for healing, Experience a yogic-inspired, and Ayurvedic wholesome and natural approach to total renewal. 8 days of Ayurveda and Yoga training and wellbeing. 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. Enjoy daily inspiring Ayurvedic health talks, 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. $2086 for twin-share accommodation. or $2275 for single room accommodation, shared facilities. New Year, new you.
 
Venue: Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary, Beechmont.
Fee: from $2384, inclusive of twin-share accommodation, shared facilities, delicious Ayurvedic vegetarian meals, and program.
 
January 1-8, 2017 Sun-Sun. Residential week
THE YEAR OF YOU: COME RECREATE YOUR LIFE WITH US  - SUMMER ESCAPE
8 days, 7 nights celebrating the old, welcoming the new year.
Unplug and recalibrate with nature and the simpler things in life.
Less is more. Reconnect with essence. Ground yourself in your breath. 
Slow down, unwind, relax in a hammock, read a book and be at peace. 
 
The new year invites a new beginning. The process of setting intentions, filled with possibilities and enthusiasm at the outset, often gets taken over by the conditioned mind. We miss all of Life unfolding when the attention is on the very small conversation of the “I, me, mine”.  What if, instead of struggling to 'get' what you want, to 'try harder' and attempt to be the 'right person', you train to be the conscious, compassionate awareness that gracefully guides you to receiving the life you choose, because, in fact, it is what you are.
 
Venue: Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary, Beechmont.
Fee: from $2384, inclusive of twin-share accommodation, shared facilities, delicious Ayurvedic vegetarian meals, and program.
 
January 5-7, 2018 Fri-Sun. Residential weekend
YOGA ON AND OFF THE MAT
Unplug and recalibrate with nature and the simpler things in life.
Ground yourself in your breath. Reconnect with essence. 
Slow down, unwind, relax and be at peace. 
Venue: Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary, Beechmont.
Fee: from $650, inclusive of twin-share accommodation, shared facilities, delicious Ayurvedic vegetarian meals, and program.
 
January 6, 2018 Saturday  
TOUCH THE EARTH
Volunteers work program at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary
 
January 8, 2018 Monday  
YOGA CLASSES RESUME at Southport
We are open to serve you with our holiday timetable.
 
January 23, 2018, Monday
FULL YOGA TIMETABLE RESUMES 
We are open to serve you with our regular timetable. Shantiji is teaching all rfegularly scheduled classes, along with our Senior Instructors. 
We also welcome Health Institute Australia students who resume their courses
 
 
 
COURSES CALENDAR 2017
HEALTH INSTITUTE AUSTRALIA TERM DATES 2017
 

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Shanti Yoga
Cert IV Yoga: Foundational Course
Diploma of Yoga Teaching
Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching
Assisting and Adjesting
Hatha Yoga
Vinyasa Flow
Transforming Ageing
Chair Yoga
Pregnancy Yoga: Pre and Postnatal
Remedial Yoga
Yoga for Back Care
Yoga for Neck and Shoulders
Therapeutic Yoga 
Using Props
Yoga for the Pelvic Floor
Yoga for the Mind: anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress
Yoga Nidra
Meditation
Children's Yoga Teacher Training 
Foundational Course: The Yoga Child
Little Yogis: teaching yoga to pre-schoolers
Growing Yoga: Yoga for Tweens and Teens
Peaceful Warrior
 

AYURVEDIC LIFESTYLE CONSULTANT

 
4 WEEKS INTENSIVE AYURVEDIC TRAINING IN INDIA WITH INDIAN DOCTORS
January 2-31, 2018  Duration: 4 weeks, with studies 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday.
Time table: 9am-1pm lectures. 4 hours daily. 6-9pm Clinic.
Training will include: pathology, herbs, treatments together with revision of the basic principles of Ayurveda.
Also included field trips to Ayurvedic pharmacy to see the production of medicine, Ayurvedic hospital, Ayurvedic herb garden, clinics with patients 1:1, panchakarma training
Tuition Fees: $4000. + Application for enrolment $250
Payment in full by the 2nd December 2017
 

LIVING ENGLISH

Living English: Education for Life 
More than just an English course
 
Study English with us at Health Institute Australia. Whilst enjoying everything that the Gold Coast life-style has to offer, you can attend English classes with us in our beautiful oasis of peace at our Shanti Yoga Centre in Southport. Our general English course will cover everything you need to improve your English to an excellent standard for daily life in an English-speaking country, or for work and business. The difference between our course and other English courses is that we also incorporate yoga, drama, music and life skills into our lessons. You will grow in many ways and meet many like-minded friends.
 
Come and learn English with us for the experience of a life-time!
 
Holiday Breaks:
19 Sept - 2 October 2017
 
Course Duration: 
1- 40 weeks (you choose how many weeks)
 
Hours per week
21
 
Timetable: 
Yoga Studio     = Room 1
Lecture Room   = Room 2
 
MONDAY 9am-4pm. 6 hours (Core English 2 hours + Discussion + Movie)
9:15-10:30am  Mindfulness and Yoga Breathing (pranayama). Circle, share names. Room 1.Some philosophical concepts. Practice. (1:15)
10:30-12:30pm Core English. Room 2. (2 hours)
12:30-1:15 Lunch Break
1:15-2:00pm Living Yoga, Living English. Mind-body-health Dscussion. Room 1 (:45min)
2:00-4:00pm Movie. Room 1 (2 hours)
 
TUESDAY 9.30am-3:15pm. 5 hours (Core English 4 hours)
9.30am-12.30 Core English. Room 2. (3 hours)
12.30-1.30pm Deep Relaxation. Room 1. (1 hour)
1:30-2:15pm  Lunch Break
2:15-3:15 Core English. Room 1. (1 hour)
THURSDAY 9:30am-4.30pm. 6 hours (Core English  5 hours)
9.30-12.30 Core English. Room 2. (3 hours)
12.30-1.30 Relaxation and Meditation. Room 1. (1 hour)
1:30-2:15pm  Lunch Break
2.30-4.30pm Core English. Room 1. (2 hours)
FRIDAY 9AM- 1.15PM. 4 hours (Core English 3 hours)
9.15-10.10 Yoga Stretch and Tone. Room 1. (1 hour)
10.15-1.15 Core English. Room 1. (3 hours)
 
Fees: 
1 year attendance:     $ 265 per week
10 - 20 weeks:           $ 280 per week
Under 10 weeks:       $ 290 per week
 
Q&A:
Q: Do I need to do a test to get into the course? 
A: No, we will give you a placement test for the level you are at.
 
 

SHORT COURSES 2017
 

CHILDREN'S YOGA INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

Six months for completion. 
• 7-8 October 2017

PUBLIC SPEAKING THROUGH DRAMA
5 week term. Monday evenings 7.30-8.30pm.  $295

CHILDREN'S MOVEMENT AND MINDFULNESS through YOGA and dance

Helping children feel their absolute best!

We know you care about the health, happiness and personal development of your children. So do we. Our Movement and Mindfulness classes for children, help them banish anxiety, overcome stress, promote positive self-image and start instilling good habits at ages 5-9 years old.

Your children will learn:
• Yoga asanas, with poems and songs
• Relaxation exercises
• How to breathe correctly
• Stress management techniques
• How to be self confident
• Guided visualisations and how to use them
• Cooperative fun games 
• Positive thinking and how to avoid negative self-image
• The power of positive affirmations
• Mantras and mudras
• Indian classical dance steps that deliver fitness, timing, co-ordination and graciousness
• and much more
 

CHILDREN'S YOGA ages 5 - 9 years old
10 week term.
Mon 23 January - Fri 31 March
Tu 18 April - Fri 23 June
Mon 10 July - Fri 15 Sept
Tu 3 Oct - Fri 8 Dec
Wednesdays
4-4.45pm.
FREE                       
 
COMING SOON:
Ages 2-3 Mondays, Wednesdays 10.30-11.15am (coming)
Ages 3-6  Tuesdays, Thursdays 10.30-11.15am (coming) 
Yoga philosophy for children 
 

TRAINING & ASSESSMENT  - Govt. accredited CERT IV TAE40110 

is for anyone who is seeking employment in registered Training Organisations and for those who have responsibilities for training and assessment in their current work role. It’s the course to train the trainer. 

Course Duration: 1 year
Course delivery: on campus
 
  • Public Speaking and Presentation Training. 5 x 2 hr. Mondays 6.30-8.30pm. Presenter: Louise Hall
  • Tutorials in core TAE course material. 5 x 2 hr  Mondays 6.30-8.30pm Presenter: TBA
  • 2 mini workshops. Saturday afternoon. Design a learning program/assessment plan 
  • Yoga relaxation. Tuesday & Thursday 12.30-1.15 pm & Wed 6.30-7.30pm. Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
  • Mindfulness & Yoga Breathing. Mondays 9.15-10.15 & Thursdays 10.30-11.30am. Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
  • Gentle yoga stretching. Tuesday 10.30-11.30am & Thursday 11.30-12.30am & Saturday 10.15-11.10am Facilitators: Shanti Gowans, Sue Green
  • Weekend residential retreat - Just chill. Includes twin-share accommodation, delicious vegetarian meals,           program. Facilitator: Shanti Gowans.
 
 
 

EXPLORE, EXPAND, EXPERIENCE 2017

The journey of a lifetime begins with one step.

Step into the Shanti Yoga philosophy, method and practices today. 

 
BOLLYWOOD DANCE 2017
Bollywood choreographed dance
Thurs 6:30-7:15pm
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 casual $35 session.
Free gift for term payment: complementary Yoga class Thursday 5:30-6:15pm
 
BOLLYWOOD TERM DATES 2017:
28 January - 25 March (9 weeks) i.e. 28 Jan. 4,11,18, 25 Feb. 4,11,18,25 March
22 April - 17 June (9 weeks) i.e. 22, 29 April, 3, 13, 20, 27 May, 3, 10, 17 June
15 July - 9 September (9 weeks) i.e. 15, 22, 29 July, 5, 12, 19, 26 Aug, 2, 9 September
7 October - 2 December (9 weeks) i.e. 7, 14, 21, 28 Oct, 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov, 2 Dec.
 

NIRVANA RESIDENTIAL RETREATS 2017

Profound Healing, Sustainable Wellbeing
Jan 1-8            Live, love, laugh and last a lifetime
Feb 3-5            Calm Abiding. The Heart of Understanding SutraPrajnaparamita Hrdaya, The Heart Sutra    
                        Silent Meditation retreat
Feb 17-19        Believe in Yourself
Mar 17-19        Meaning, Purpose and the pursuit of Happiness
April 7-17         Mindful living, Mindful Being: EASTER RETREAT
    April 7-9       Katha Upanishad and the seven spiritual laws of healing
   April 9-13      The original conversations with God: Bhagavad Gita discourses
   April 13-17     Intensive Peace (noble silence). Easter Vipassana Retreat. Silent Meditation retreat
April 28-30        Emotional Wellbeing: Spiritualising Anger, cultivating Shakti. Katha Upanishad.
May 26-28        Cook, Taste, Heal - Healthy Mind, Healthy body - Cooking retreat
June 9-11         Cultivating MindfulnessSilent Meditation retreat.
June 30-July 9  Exceptional Wellbeing: Where Science meets consciousness. Ayurvedic DETOX retreat
July 21-23         Cook, Taste, Heal  - Healthy Mind, Healthy body - Cooking retreat
Aug 11-13         Believe in Yourself
Aug 25-27         Mind Training: 7 steps in Relational Intelligence (Lojong). Silent Meditation retreat
Sept 8-10          Meaning, Purpose, Happiness
Sept 22-Oct 1   Exceptional Wellbeing: Where science meets the healing arts. DETOX
Oct 13-15         There is no way to Peace. Peace is the waySilent Meditation retreat
Nov 10-12         Emotional Welllbeing: Spiritualising Anger, cultivating Shakti. Katha Upanishad
Dec 8-10           Peace in every breath. Silent Meditation retreat
 

2017 NONRESIDENTIAL COURSES at Southport

10 Feb             Fri                  10am-5pm          Principles of Ayurvedic Nutrition & Cooking with Dr. Shilpi
04-05  Mar       Sat & Sun     11am-5pm           Healthy Back Facilitator Training.
26 Mar             Sun                11am-5pm          Abundance and Creativity
31 March         Fri                  10am-5pm          Ayurvedic concept of Health and understanding of Disease
                                                                         with Dr. Shilpi
1-2 April           Sat & Sun      10am-5pm          Children's Yoga Instructor Training
1 May               Mon                2-5pm                Sanskrit
5 May               Fri                  10am-5pm          Ayurveda and the Mind. Longevity (rasayana), virility (vajikaran),
                                                                          lifestyle, diet and the whole picture with Dr. Shilpi
12-13 May        Fri & Sat        10am-5pm          Ayurvedic Relaxation Massage (practicum)
13-14 May        Sat & Sun      11am-5pm          Asana, the next level
24-25 June       Sat & Sun      11am-5pm          Pranayama, the next level
28-30 July        Sat & Sun      11am-5pm          Yoga Sutras
16-17 Sept       Sat & Sun      11am-5pm          Yoga Nidra - Facilitator training
7-8 Oct             Sat & Sun      11am-5pm          Children's Yoga Instructor Training
28-29 Oct         Sat & Sun      11am-5pm          Yoga Teacher Professional Development
6 Nov               Mon                2-5pm                 Sanskrit
 
 

TOUCH THE EARTH 2017       

July 1  
July 8
July 22
Aug 12
Aug 26
Sept 9
Sept 23
Sept 30
Oct 14         
Nov 11         
Dec 9  
 
 

MEDITATION RETREATS & INSTRUCTOR TRAINING 2017

Duration of training course: 1 year. 200 hours.
Fee: $6500. Residential twin-share accommodation. All meals. Program.
  • 3-5 February           The Heart of Understanding: The Heart Sutra
  • 7-16 April                 Mindful Living, Mindful Being
    • 7-9 April             The seven Spiritual laws of Healing
    • 9-13 April           Bhagavad Gita discourse
    • 13-15 April         Intense peace. Conscious breathing and Vipassana meditation
  • 9-11 June                Cultivating Mindfulness and inner peace
  • 25-27 August          Lojong. Training the mInd in relational Intelligence 
  • 13-15 October        There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.
  • 8-10 Dec                 Peace in every breath

 

MELBOURNE SESSIONS with SHANTI GOWANS

Spring Session: Opening to the infinite
Melbourne awesomeness fest: 
Friday evening        7-8:30pm 
Saturday                 10am - 5:30pm  
Fee per person: Fri and Sat inclusive of program, activities and lunch $335 
Or pay sessionally 
 
 
CHANTING & VEGETARIAN DINNERS 2017 
Spiritual food that brings people together
Friday evenings 6.30-9.30pm $35. Course students $15
  • 28 July
  • 1 September
  • 6 October
  • 17 November
  • 22 December

SHANTI YOGA SANGHA @ 2017 BALLET SEASON

La Fille Mal Garde            Playhouse                     Fri 4 August    7:30pm
Mozart Airbourne              Cremorne                      Sat 5 August   7:30pm
Peter Pan                         Playhouse                      Fri 3 Nov         7:30pm
Nutcracker                        Lyric                               Fri 15 Dec       7:30pm
 
 
SHORT COURSES 2017
Conscious Abundance and Creativity
Explore the nature of your money blueprint. Remove blocks from your past and develop a healthy money mindset. Prosperity is multidimensional. Consciously align your prosperity with your purpose. Overflowing fullness is abundance of the heart. Establish a blueprint for plentiful, over sufficient quantity and supply as part of your abundance tools and resources.
Sunday. 11am - 5pm
Fee: 300. Free for current Adv Diploma students
Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
 
Ayurvedic Abhyanga (Relaxation Massage) Practicum Course 2017
2 day course: Saturday, Sunday 10am-5pm
• 18, 19 November
$1595
 
Shirodhara & Kati Basti Practicum Course 2017
@ day course 10 am - 5pm:
Fri, Sat • 16, 17 June 2017
Sat Sun • 2,3 December 2017
$1595
 
The Yoga Sutras - Book 1:Samadhi Pada
Thursdays 2-3:30pm.
20 April - 22 June 2017
NO FEE
 
The Yoga Sutras - Book 2: Sadhana Pada
Thursdays 2-3:30pm.
5 October - 7 Dec 2017
NO FEE
 
Children's Yoga Teacher Training 2017
Facilitators: Shanti Gowans, Linda Bailey, Sonja Stauder
• 7,8 October 
$2995. No fee for current Cert IV Yoga course students.
 
Facilitating Yoga for Youth
The Peaceful Warrior Practises Peace - VOCATIONAL
 Sat, Sun
Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
$2995. $1595 for repeat students
 
Introduction to Sanskrit calligraphy and Sound workshop
Sanskrit 101: 3 hour course. Monday, 2-5pm.
• 6 November 2017
Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
$150. 
$50  Repeat students
Free for Course students.
 
Ayurvedic Vegetarian-Vegan Cooking 2017
Learn a healthy skill for life.
Tuesdays 4-5pm.
$60 per session. HIA student concession $30
Facilitator: Sonja Stauder
 
Cook, Taste, Heal: Healthy Mind, Healthy Body
Weekend Cooking Retreat. Cert IV & Dip Ayur/Yoga
Retreat Facilitator: Shanti Gowans
Fee: $750 single room accommodation for 2 nights + 6 meals + program
• 21-23 July 2017
 
Facilitating Yoga for Special Needs: 
Yoga & the Art of Healthy Ageing & Facilitating Chair Yoga 
Training and certification - VOCATIONAL
Facilitator's Course
Sat, Sun 
$2995. $1595 for repeat students
 
Self Mastery: Understanding and Managing Yourself
 
  • Managing your emotions
  • Goal setting
  • Focus and Managing your time
  • Role of Respect and Gratitude
  • Your Values
  • Taking Action – the Circle of success and Achievement
  • Resilience, Optimism
 
Relating to Others
 
  • Building Rapport, Common Bonds, Praise and Appreciation
  • Different Communication Style and Skills
  • Dealing with difficult people and situations
  • Building Relationships 
  • Influence and Persuasion
  • Leadership Basics
  • Counselling and giving feedback
 
and in 2017, training certification in:
Healthy Back Facilitator Training                                                Sat & Sun              
Asana - the next level                                                                   Sat & Sun       
Mindful Leadership, Change and Innovation                             BHAGAVAD GITA
Pranayama - the next level.                                                         Sat & Sun 24,25 June        
Building Resilience
Presence and Communication                                                                  
Yoga Nidra (deep, conscious relaxation). Facilitator training     Sat & Sun 16,17 Sept                 
The art of slowing down to create meaning, purpose, fulfillment                               
Yoga Teacher Professional development                                 Sat & Sun, 28,29 Oct
The Future of Heath and Wellbeing
Insight into the Art of Teaching Yoga                                                          
What Building a High Performance Life really means in Yoga
Pregnancy Yoga teacher training certification 
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training certification 
Presence. Full potential. Self transformation. Connection. Messaging. Energetic Flow. Sequencing.
 
 

RESIDENTIAL RETREATS 2018

Profound Healing, Sustainable Wellbeing
31 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018   Live, love, laugh and last a lifetime
January 1        Day of noble silence: In silence we grow, in stillness we heal.
Feb 2-4            Calm Abiding. Silent Meditation retreat
Feb 9-11          Mindfulness meditation - SHANTIJI IN THE YARRA VALLEY (Jumbunna Lodge, Launching Place)
Feb 16-18        Believe in Yourself
Mar 9-11          Yoga under the Bodhi Tree - BOOKED OUT
Mar 16-18        Meaning, Purpose and the pursuit of Happiness
March 29-8 April  Mindful living, Mindful Being: EASTER RETREAT
Mar 30- 2 Apr  Intensive Peace (noble silence). Easter Vipassana Retreat. Silent Meditation retreat
    April 3-6       The original conversations with God: Bhagavad Gita discourses 
    April 6-8       Mind, Body, Spirit and the seven spiritual laws of healing
May 11-13        Emotional Wellbeing: Spiritualising Anger, cultivating Shakti. Lojong
June 1-3           Cultivating MindfulnessSilent Meditation retreat.
June 15-17       Cook, Taste, Heal - Healthy Mind, Healthy body - Cooking retreat
July 6-15           Exceptional Wellbeing: Where Science meets consciousness. Ayurvedic DETOX retreat
July 27-29         Cook, Taste, Heal  - Healthy Mind, Healthy body - Cooking retreat
Aug 3-5             Mind Training: Katha Upanishad in Relational IntelligenceSilent Meditation retreat
Aug 17-19         Believe in Yourself
Sept 7-9            Meaning, Purpose, Happiness
Sept 21-30        Exceptional Wellbeing: Where science meets the healing arts. DETOX
Oct 12-14         The Heart of Understanding. Prajnaparamita Hrdaya, The Heart Sutra  Silent Meditation retreat
Oct 26-28          Emotional Welllbeing: Spiritualising Anger, cultivating Shakti. Lojong
Dec 7-9             Peace in every breath. Silent Meditation retreat
 

2018 NONRESIDENTIAL COURSES at Southport

24-25 Feb        Sat & Sun     11am-5pm           Education for Peace
03-04  Mar       Sat & Sun     11am-5pm           Healthy Back Care: Facilitator Training.
                                                                          Remedial Yoga: Yoga for Neck, Shoulders and Back Care
                                                                          Remedial Yoga: Yoga for the Pelvic Floor
5 Mar               Mon                2-5pm                Sanskrit    
25 Mar             Sun                11am-5pm          Abundance and Creativity
19 April            Thurs              2-3:30pm           Yoga Sutras (3)
28-29 April       Sat & Sun      10am-5pm          Children's Yoga Instructor Training
12-13 May        Sat & Sun      10am-5pm          Ayurveda practicum training: Abhyanga
19-20 May        Sat & Sun      11am-5pm          Asana, the next level. Hatha Yoga. Vinyasa
16-17 June       Sat & Sun      10am-5pm          Ayurveda practicum training: Kati Basti & Shirodhara
23-24 June       Sat & Sun      11am-5pm          Transforming Ageing.
                                                                           Chair Yoga
21-22 July        Sat & Sun      11am-5pm           Yoga Sutras 
25-26 Aug        Sat & Sun       11am-5pm          Pranayama, the next level
15-16 Sept       Sat & Sun      11am-5pm           Yoga Nidra - Facilitator training
20-21 Oct         Sat & Sun      11am-5pm          Children's Yoga Instructor Training
3-4 Nov            Sat & Sun      11am-5pm          Yoga Teacher Professional Development
3-4 Nov            Sat & Sun      10am-5pm          Ayurveda practicum training: Abhyanga
5 Nov               Mon                2-5pm                 Sanskrit
24-25 Nov        Sat & Sun      10am-5pm          Ayurveda practicum training: Kati Basti & Shirodhara
 
 
Pregnancy Yoga: Pre and Postnatal
 
 

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Therapeutic Yoga 
Assisting and Adjusting
Using Props
Hatha Yoga
Vinyasa Flow
Transforming Ageing
Chair Yoga
Pregnancy Yoga: Pre and Postnatal
Remedial Yoga: Yoga for Back Care
Remedial Yoga: Yoga for Neck and Shoulders
Remedial Yoga:  Yoga for the Pelvic Floor
 
Yoga for the Mind: anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress
Yoga for the Mind: Yoga Nidra
Yoga for the Mind: Mindfulness Meditation
 
Children's Yoga Teacher Training: Foundational Course: The Yoga Child
Children's Yoga Teacher Training: Little Yogis: teaching yoga to pre-schoolers
Children's Yoga Teacher Training: Growing Yoga: Yoga for Tweens and Teens
Children's Yoga Teacher Training: Peaceful Warrior
10 Feb             Fri                  10am-5pm          Principles of Ayurvedic Nutrition & Cooking with Dr. Shilpi
31 March         Fri                  10am-5pm          Ayurvedic concept of Health and understanding of Disease
                                                                         with Dr. Shilpi
5 May               Fri                  10am-5pm          Ayurveda and the Mind. Longevity (rasayana), virility (vajikaran),
                                                                          lifestyle, diet and the whole picture with Dr. Shilpi
12-13 May        Fri & Sat        10am-5pm          Ayurvedic Relaxation Massage (practicum)
 
AYURVEDA PRACTICUM 2018

2018 dates

Abhyanga
• 12 – 13 May 2018  OR
• 3-4 November 2018
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Kati Bast and Shirodhara

• 16 - 17 June 2018 OR
• 24 –25 November 2018

 

BREATHING SPACE

road to recovery: change your paradigm, transform your destiny

the journey, the calling, the awakening

nutrition and wellness that works

personal development

bounce back

 

THE COSMIC HUMAN - The way of being fully alive: Become more present today.

The Way of Being Fully Alive is a self-paced, 6-session, online course led by Shanti Gowans to help you establish or deepen a your meditation practice.  Upon enrollment you will receive guided instructions on how to access your course to complete prior to attending Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary.

Change

Everything that emerges from your mind, are all influenced by your beliefs. When these beliefs are not accurate they distort your reality. Learn to let go of beliefs that do not serve you. Change your paradigm, transform you life.

Purpose

Clarify your life purpose. Discover …Why am I here? What is my purpose? Where am I going to next? 

CELEBRATION OF BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT - Meditation and Yoga retreat

Explore proven techniques for finding happiness and fulfillment, here and now, not matter what your life circumstances at our 3-day meditation and yoga retreat.

Join Shanti Gowans for a unique opportunity to step away from the demands of daily life and discover who you truly are. Once you arrive at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary, Shanti Gowans, world-renowned meditation expert and founder of the Shanti YToga method for Wellbeing along with Shanti Yoga master educators will guide you through your established practices, deepening your existing meditation practice and creating a foundation that will last you a lifetime. 

AVATAR
Hatha Yoga is the beginning of the spiritual path. It aligns the body, mind and spirt to its original state. Once a human being is on the path of yoga, they enter the path of a sanyasi, one who is objective and free from agitation and suffering. Thus many yoga students are finding that whilst they are loving their spiritual practice, they want a stronger connection to their spirituality, so that they have more ease, flow, grace and abundance and live the highest version of themselves.
 
If you could change anything, what would it be?
 
The AVATAR PROGRAM is a powerful mind-body mastery program that will mark a new beginning for you. Unlike so many of the other programs out now, there was no hype, nothing “ra-ra” about this one. It is just a simple presentation on how the Universe really operates, and the Laws of Thought which govern the degree to which a person will enjoy life.
 
There is truly a 'mind beyond the mind' and you can live by intuition, using your sixth sense to 'sense' your way towards finding your perfect life.  I have tested the principles which I will help you to learn and apply. They have the power to make any life-changes you desire and will help you
- Uncover your unconscious beliefs
- Untangle your feelings
- Discover your Higher Power
- Become a creative channel
- Recognise the voice of intuition
- Learn from the world around you
- Risk doing what you want.
- Be the best version of yourself.
 
Power follows thought. The Avatar Program is a guide for personal and planetary transformation.
 
Module 1: THE FOUNDATION. Live your quest. Awake anew: your highest path
A guide to understanding who you are and how to align with your highest and best.
- The Higher Power within you
- Intuition
- Becoming a Creative Channel
- Spirit and Form
 
Module 2: THE UNIVERSE AS YOUR MIRROR. Relational Intelligence
Everything is relational. When you understand how to manage yourself in relationships, you then manage others with kindness, compassion and respect in personal life and in business.
- Mirroring
- Shiva/Shakti (male and female) within
- Tyrant and rebel
- Victim and rescuer
-  Yamas and niyamas.
 
Module 3:  ENERGY AND FEELING
A potent energetic cleansing of the channels (nadis) and chakras that allow you to experience more space and guide your energy and emotions in ways that are not agitated or worried.
- Asana
- Pranayama
 
Module 4: DAILY LIFE. Sustainable Spiritual Practice: Live feeling healthy
Sustainable spiritual practices start with your Truth, so that you are not caught up in attachment to the non-essentials.
- Money
- Work and Play
- Health
- Your perfect body
- Relationships
- Sexuality and Passion
- Our children
 
Module 5: LIFE AND DEATH. A life of purpose and meaning
Bringing everything together so that youy live in alignment with who you are and understand why you are here.
- Nidra
- Dharana
- Dhyana
 
OUTCOME
To always be strong and absolutely fearless in the face of challenges
To never let failure and setbacks define or upset you
To be grateful about every little thing that went well and the people you meet
To live out your hopes, passion and dreams 
To let go of the mistakes of the past and rise above the ashes like a phoenix
To be larger than worry, anger and sadness
To be yourself.
 
You are invited to join a small group of people who have the chance to attend 5 live sessions with Shanti Gowans.
 
To your complete health and happiness,
Shantiji
 
CONSCIOUS EVOLUTION AND THE ART OF LOVE (Conscious relationships)
Accept what is. Release what was. Create what must be.
 
Module 1: Clarity
Who are you? What do you want? How do you meet and navigating the world of dating, and your relationships, in ways that will lead you to success?
Let's start by being absolutely clear about exactly the kind of person you are as a soulmate and an amazing life partner…and let's define the kind of person who is both your soulmate and amazing life partner (and how to recognise him or her when they show up) - someone who shares your core love vibration.
 
Module 2: Clearing
• Changing your core love and relationship beliefs. • Releasing past loves. 
You will be guided to let go of all the emotional and physical clutter in your home and inside yourself that are very real obstacles to love, even if you think you’re already open!
 
Module 3: Manifestation
You’ll discover the most powerful information and practices that aren’t taught anywhere else to access the “partnership energy” of the Universe to help you attract the things you truly want and need in your life, including your soulmate. Sourcing and anchoring from your authenticity without dimming your power.
 
JOURNEY WITH US
 
THE ESSENCE OF BUDDHISM
With little experience of the world outside the walls of his opulent palace, Gautama Siddhartha  decided to venture out one day, beyond the palace walls where he was quickly confronted with the realities of life - including old age, disease and the human fear of death and suffering. Thus prompted him to connect with his inner truth. He left all that he knew to search the world and find answers...to find truth. What he awakened to on his search, is that finding your truth is why you are in this journey. You just have to take the journey to know. 
 
 

Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching, 10555NAT  

Advanced Diploma level, workshop tutorials are conducted on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. They cover:

  • Education for Peace 

      - The Peaceful Warrior. Practising Peace 

  • Yoga Programs for Special Needs Clients 

     - Yoga and the art of healthy ageing. 

Growing old is a privilege. Yoga can (and should) be adapted to a human being's personal needs that change as they age. This is Living better longer.

     - Facilitating Chair Yoga 

      - Mind-Boy Power for Parkinsons

  • Meditation - the next level. 4 complementary residential weekend meditation retreats: 

      4 residential weekend meditation retreats. 

  • Yoga for back care 

    - Healthy Neck, Shoulders and Back care - Facilitator Training.

  • Asana - the next level

Join the sacred space where you give yourself permission to take care of yourself first and foremost, replace negative self-talk with love, be yourself, tell the truth through your body (- not your image: your body does not lie), and do the inner work of making peace with your body.  

  • Pranayama - the next level

Yoga teachers talk about the breath incessantly, and yet most students struggle to practice correctly in class, and almost no students are using yogic breathing outside of class - do you?. Breathing is a powerful tool that allows the individual to take conscious control over their autonomic nervous system. This course includes 25+ pranayama practices to help you as a teacher and student understand how to use breath more effectively. You will learn:

- Basics of yoga breathing in various types of yoga classes (it’s not all the same)

- How to start teaching breath in the supine position

- Fundamentals of up and down regulating as well as balancing breath

- Breathing practices pertinent to cleansing, activity type, time of day and so on

  • Yoga Nidra Facilitator Training 

     - The art of slowing down to create more meaning, purpose, fulfillment.

  • Yoga Teacher Professional Development 

     - The Future of Heath and Wellbeing. 

     - Insight into the Art of Teaching Yoga. 

 

Join ShantiYoga as an annual member and its our 'shout'.

We will should you a great day out, 11am-4pm. have fun, enjoy lunch and learn

A day at Nirvana in the Beechmont Mountains blending the skills needed to sustain the forest, with those needed on the farm and food garden. creating a eco masterpiece.

 

Normally $   Join Shanti yoga for $120 and we will send you a paid gift certificate to use at your convenience

 

NB Limited spots available as we prefere small groups of participants.

 

The classes include lunch and combine the diversity of fine international food, with the art and craft of traditional hands on Ayurvedic preparations and production, on all set in the grounds of the beautiful boutique and unique atmosphere eco retreats atmosphere of Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary in Beechmont mountains. 

 

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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