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, […]
June 1, 2020


Nirvana’s therapeutic and kitchen gardens continue by trial, error and flexible participation. They serve the purpose of social experiments so that we evolve real authentic ways of advancing. […]
October 17, 2018


Belonging and Volunteering: Be of service. Mentor. Make a difference OPPORTUNITIES Shanti Yoga Community Graduate Volunteers Shanti Yoga and Ayurveda Affiliate Program Touch the Earth and […]
October 16, 2018

Living Yoga Philosophy

LUNCH AND LEARN  Weekly Meetings Yoga off the mat… Eastern Philosophy, Psychology and dharma discussions Join Shanti Gowans, students and our team, for a conversation about everyday […]
October 16, 2018
gardening day

Touch The Earth – volunteer program

The earth is a living, conscious being. We call space, air, fire, water and earth sacred because nothing can live without them. To honour the sacred […]
October 16, 2018

Free Restorative Yoga program for cancer patients

Have you been diagnosed with cancer or do you know someone who has? Yoga enhances physical and emotional wellness, it also brings about peace to many […]
March 5, 2018

Free Chanting, Kirtan

Sacred Chants, Kirtan, Vedic Mantras and Slokas FREE All being well with Stage 3 of COVID-19 will allow us to recommence Chanting from 13 July 2020. When: […]
November 28, 2017
krishna and arjuna

Gita Chapter 2. The Practice of Yoga

Chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita, translated by Shanti Gowans. 2.    The Path of Self Knowledge, Sankhya Yoga Filled with lamentation, grief, and despair, Arjuna seeks […]
November 24, 2017
Temple wall art: Arjuna's Despair

Gita Chapter 1. Arjuna’s Despair (Arjuna Visada Yogam)

Namaste. Welcome to the Bhagavad Gita. It is my great pleasure and honour to assist you in its understanding and practice. I am so happy you […]
November 23, 2017
Bazaar art, c. mid-1900's; Source: wikimedia commons

Bhagavad Gita – synopsis

Krishna instructs on the real meaning of a Peaceful Warrior How to overcome your deepest fears. How to find your true passion How to overcome your […]