You have found a place of community where you can rest your mind and make friends with being human. A warm welcome to the Shanti Yoga Health Institute, our urban centre, and Nirvana Wellness Retreat, our rural centre, founded and headed by Shanti Gowans.
HEALTH. EDUCATION. ARTS. CULTURE
Available here is a core curriculum of a traditional path in Yoga, Meditation and Ayurvedic Training in proven ways that build valuable skills inclusive of health, happiness and peace of mind, in a supportive and peaceful environment.
You are invited to explore our diverse programs designed to help you rediscover your inherent sanity, gentleness, humour and a renewed sense of wellbeing. We specialise on ways that carry these inspirational practices into improving the quality of your daily life and community.
FREE Shanti Yoga community events.
The Shanti Yoga Health Institute is a holistic, psycho-spiritual, health education centre. You learn and practice the why, what, when and how
- to breath
- to exercise and stretch
- to relax
- to think positively and creatively
- to cook and be healthy
- to dance
- to design, draw and paint
- to contemplate
We aim to support you in high thinking, with an objective perspective on your stresses and tensions and to realise that relief is possible and coupled with release.
At the end of the day, our ailments are largely self-invited and self-engendered. They have their roots in a pressured lifestyle, poor choices with food, exercise, hygiene, attitude, goals, relationships and expectations thereof, and our stories. In our dissemination of health knowledge, we encourage you to avoid substance abuse and other measures which interfere with the integrity of your body-mind-spirit complex and to trust the healing and resorative power of nature and your own essential nature. “Freedom from the known“ (J. Krishnamurthy) arises from losing all stories. There is wisdom that is beyond knowledge and ignorance. Your search for Truth ends there where you are.
THE SHANTI YOGA HEALTH INSTITUTE
- Holistic Health Education and Treatments
- Nutritional Education
- Herbal Education and Treatments
- Vegetarian Cooking
- Ayurveda Consultatons. Herbal medicine. Practitioner Training.
- Yoga classes. Children's yoga. Yoga Teacher Training. Yoga books and learning aids.
- Meditation retreats. Facilitator training.
- Bharat Natyam - Classical Indian culture and dance