Shanti's Blog & Articles

Bookmark this page. This is where Shanti generously shares her experience and knowledge. This is where you find articles about yoga, mediation and relaxation, health, ayurvedic medicine and cooking, herbs and spices, Bollywood, mandalas and life in general.

April 3, 2020


Chawanaprash is the most well-known revitalisers (Rasayanas) of Ayurveda. It is one of Ayurveda’s anti-aging supplements, which is purely herbal in nature. Its main ingredient is […]
March 25, 2020
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From NIRVANA Wellness Retreat Sanctuary

Some experiences can only be felt and cherished. A retreat at Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary is one of these. The ambiance of glorious views in nature, the […]
March 25, 2020

The Healing Effects of Silence

Silence, retreat, and meditation are the main ingredients many people are discovering to find and live in the heart of awareness. These are precious days, free […]
March 25, 2020
Shanti Gowans

It’s time to flow with the universe

Every day each of us makes a multitude of choices that will impact our lives.  When the choices are minor, they may impact our lives for the […]
March 25, 2020
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Ayurveda and Allied Therapies at Shanti Yoga Centre

In this rapidly changing response and management to COVID-19, our practitioners and consultants are still able to continue working from our Southport Centre and Gold Coast Retreat, offering […]
March 25, 2020

Coronavirus and our mental, emotional and physical well-being

Discussion around the state of the world, Coronavirus and us Many people are deeply bewildered about so many unsettling events and the state of affairs taking […]
March 23, 2020

’Self Mastery’, from Certificate IV, Yoga for Life

Shantiji, on ’Self Mastery’, from Certificate IV, Yoga for Life Think of yourself as being all that you know you are: constant, gentle, loving and kind to every man, woman, and […]
March 12, 2020


Discussion around the state of the world, Coronavirus and us    Many people are deeply bewildered about the state of affairs in our world right now. […]
November 26, 2019

Oil Pulling

Many Ayurvedic enthusiasts and practitioners claim that oil pulling is nothing short of a miracle. Because it is so effective against various ailments, they consider it as […]
October 26, 2019

Shanti Yoga for Special Needs: Live longer, healthier and pain-free

If I had a magic wand, I would gift more energy, lowered blood pressure, less stress and toxicity, more flexibility, connection and peace of mind into your life.  Sadly I don’t. Instead, I’d like to […]
October 26, 2019

Shanti Yoga – Self-healing classes for mind, body, and spirit

The best cure for the body is a quiet mind. Shanti Yoga is a comprehensive, gentle, healing path yoga that is accessible for every body, age, […]
October 12, 2019

October visits, meals and birthdays

So much joy. We get to spend a month with Linda and Nick from Melbourne, and 5 weeks with Arthur, also from Melbourne, and Rebecca from […]