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 services in our disciplines.
Ayurveda is a natural, safe, holistic, non-invasive and cost-effective. Digestive health and wellness have been Ayurveda’s specialty for 5,000 years. Shanti Yoga-Health Institute Australasia and Nirvana Wellness Retreat’s clinics have helped thousands of clients discover the cause behind issues such as digestive and bowel health, fatigue, insomnia, bad backs, stress and gain a better understanding of health problems such as allergies, weight gain, skin and hair and so much more.
Your body is a marvellous self-healing organism. It contains the knowledge of how to function properly and bring itself back into balance. A good healer will empower you in your own self-healing rather than create a dependency on their healing work.
Your job is to support your own self-healing by aligning yourself with natural healing food and energy. A healer may help bring you into alignment, but it is ultimately up to you to integrate and sustain the results of this healing.
Being able to reach out and receive help is crucial to healing, but equally important is the ability to follow through with good self-care. In the long run, developing and exercising your ability to self-heal will bring the most lasting and significant changes. This could add more years to your life. It could improve your health, body, work, success.
When was the last time you talked with someone about your health and received the personal attention you deserve? Research shows that diet is a better predictor of health and longevity than genes. It is fortunate but rare for anyone to get an hour to work on their holistic nutrition and goals with a trained professional. Here, at Health Institute Australasia we create a supportive environment that will enable you to achieve all of your health goals.
HOW IT IS DONE
Begin your journey to health with an initial consultation that will cover your full medical history, diet, lifestyle, and personal goals. We aim to bring the body into balance so that it can take charge of its own healing process.
Listening. Questioning. Understanding is the practitioner’s mantra.
It represents the golden method we use when working with you.
This is the best way to achieve the optimum result which we are convinced you will achieve and enjoy and benefit from.
The core clinical imbalances that underlie a person with a disease or a condition is examined, looking beyond signs and symptoms to a deeper understanding of the functionality of each person’s unique metabolism.
Your menu plan, detox and supplementation program will be designed based on your body’s specific needs and nutritional requirements. You will receive optimum nutritional advice and supplements to achieve your best life and performances.
Most approaches to nutrition dwell on calories, carbs, fats, proteins. Yet the one diet does not work for everyone.
We have studied all the major dietary theories and use practical lifestyle coaching methods to guide you to discover which approach works best for you, including the food and lifestyle choices that best support you. We will also help you to make gradual, lifelong changes that enable you to reach your current and future health goals.
With Ayurveda, you will explore the holistic nature of nutrition and all of life, through taste, energetics, post-digestive effects, guided meditation, imagery and small group activities.
Weight loss does not have to be an impossible aspiration. Weight loss does not necessarily mean residing a lifetime of food items deprivation. Losing weight can be done by simply producing wiser alternatives and by working on your appetite, digestion, metabolism and elimination. When you make basic alterations over a duration of time, you will find yourself moving towards perfect health and weight.
Let us help you with an unsurpassed, integrated approach to cleansing your body. Detoxification is a natural body process that is compromised when a person’s system becomes overloaded. Instead of creating lists of restrictions and good and bad foods, we coach you to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and free of denial and yet involves self-discipline.
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Our Ayurvedic Nutrition and Digestion Clinic provides simple and easy to understand guidance.
You will be given a basic introduction and information about:-
One conversation could change your life
Schedule a consultation with us today. Call (07) 5531-0511
Shanti Gowans is a recognised Medibank-accredited (1467831T) and other Health fund provider. Eligible members are able to claim benefits for the Ayurvedic naturopathy services of Shanti Gowans from her location at Scarborough Street, Southport.
Our goals are to promote, nurture and maintain good health. We provide both wellness care for health-conscious individuals to help reduce sickness, and integrative healthcare for individuals suffering from many illnesses, including stress and pain-related illness. Our integrative medicine programs rejuvenate the body and increase your energy levels, strengthening the vital force and immune system.
Programs complement each other and can be taken together or separately, to give you the knowledge and skills needed to create and live a healthy, balanced and vibrant life.
Our Ayurvedic health practitioners assist individuals in promoting long, healthy, balanced and active lifestyles. They engage in their own unyielding pursuit to develop and teach change-work strategies that break through conventional limits. Beyond which they endeavour to share in interpersonal communication and self-development with those who are passionate about igniting personal change.
We aim to improve the world, one person at a time, by teaching skills and concepts, providing products and building meaningful relationships that support both personal and professional fulfilment and enrich the lives of those we serve.
Our operation is built upon integrity, respect and a firm commitment to provide you with the highest quality of service.
Ayurvedic lifestyle one-to-one consultations address your overall health, nutritional and lifestyle needs, and offer empowering tools to create and maintain the nutritional program that best supports your unique body type in harmony with the rhythms of nature. You could be advised to creatively address your lifestyle i.e. your physical, mental and emotional well-being through body-centered practices, meditation and dialogue.
Many people have been vegetarian for many years and believe they know how to eat, since they already eat whole, organic foods. Our Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant will look at what you are eating nutritionally and ask you if you can make some small changes. After four days following these recommendations, you will feel a thousand times better. The food at the Shanti Yoga health Institute and Nirvana Wellness retreat is terrific. You will be eating the right foods for your body, and you will feel satisfied – never desperately waiting for the next meal. Also recommended are the practice of mindful eating and eating more slowly, which makes a huge difference. You will feel such a happy person, at peace with things.
The ancient texts of Ayurveda outline specific, healthy, daily and seasonal routines for your constitutional type. Ayurveda can offer profound potentials to heal your life, relationships and ills, including lifelong tendencies that cause physical and/or emotional discomfort. Ayurvedic classics place special emphasis on the importance of a morning routine, and give specific instructions relating to each sense organ. The sense organs relate to the channel system of the mind, known as the manovahasrotas. When you learn to purify this system with these effective practices, your mind and body are renewed and made even more powerful, and stubborn patterns changed. Learn simple ways to purify this channel system each morning, and thereby facilitate deep change in your life.
This consultation is ideal for people looking to enhance their health by incorporating Ayurveda into their lifestyle and for those with chronic conditions that require important lifestyle changes in order to heal.
AYURVEDIC THERAPY. Here’s what happens during your first consultation
Start using Ayurveda today to assist in prevention and/or with recurrent symptoms.
Shanti Gowans is a recognised provider with Medibank-Private and other health funds, and is the chief provider of Wellness Services at Health Institute Australia. She manages and supervises all other practitioners. As a provider registered under the relevant Australian and Queensland legislation, she is:
PROFOUND HEALING. SUSTAINABLE WELLBEING
Book a LIFESTYLE & DIETARY CONSULTATION with our qualified Ayurvedic doctor and practitioners:
Sonja Stauder, B.A., Adv.Dip.Ayur, Adv.Dip.Yoga
Hilary Sullivan, Grad Dip Ed., B.A. Adv Dip Yoga, DIp. Ayur. Cert IV TAE
Book TREATMENTS and STUDENT CLINICS
Principal Consultant: Shanti Gowans
Student Clinic supervised by Hilary Sullivan
Consultation Fees: Must be paid upon booking appointment
|Lifestyle and dietary consultation||$150/hour|
|Concession for current members
Shanti Yoga •SYTA •AAPA • Pensioners and Students
|Follow up consultation||$66|
Telephone consultations available upon request, also via Skype.
Medibank Private and other Health fund rebates available.
Call (07) 5531-0511
What would you like us to assist you with? Please list symptoms you would like to address in order of their severity.