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.

May 4, 2022

Nirvana’s Free Range Eggs Now Available & The Perfect Soft Boiled Egg

Vegetarians need to have a dietary intake of vitamin B12. Egg yolks provide this as long as they are not hard-boiled. Here at the Nirvana kitchens, […]
October 18, 2021

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating  While we know that a nutritious breakfast and lunch are associated with emotional wellbeing, yet deciding what healthy food is, isn’t always easy. […]
September 27, 2021

From Arthur Vassiliou to Graduating Students on 3rd October

My best wishes to graduating students Dear Shanti and to graduating students of the yoga courses on 3rd of October, Wishing all the graduating students a […]
September 1, 2021

SHANTI YOGA: The accessible mind-body life path to healing and peace

Shanti Yoga is the mindful, accessible life-path of mind-body solutions towards simple healing and peace. It is a contemporary science, that is vitally relevant to our […]
February 15, 2021
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To promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable, our work is about conscious evolution, planetary awakening, and flourishing at every level of life. We have […]
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 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. […]
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 […]
August 18, 2019

From me to you

If only everyone thought and felt what we wanted them to, wouldn’t that make life easier? Well, perhaps easier, but not necessarily more fulfilling. We cannot control any other […]
August 18, 2019

New massage therapists

Catherine & Tanya join our team We are pleased to introduce you to our therapists, Catherine, who studied Ayurveda at the Sunshine Coast before becoming part […]
August 18, 2019
Nirvana Wellness Retreat

We are in the midst of very eventful times

Shanti & Peter Gowans move to Nirvana Having sold our home in Paradise Waters, we are now residing at Nirvana Wellness Retreat Sanctuary, in Beechmont, S.E. […]
March 13, 2019

Healthy and Unhealthy Stools

Ayurveda is a complete system of health and medicine that incorporates a healthy lifestyle, herbs, food herapy, cleansing practices, marma points, massage, yoga and meditation. Health arises as […]