Nirvana Retreat
provides the gift
of health-enhancing,
life-enriching wellbeing and peace 

Shanti is a Sanskrit word that means Peace

Shanti Yoga is a path with heart. Integrating body-mind-spirit, peace-in-every-breath, with classical Hatha Yoga from head to toe practices, Shanti Yoga incorporates the whole, complete, eternal classical 8-limbs of yoga into mat practice. Its wisdom teachings find their expression in our modern lives. Body-mind-spirit placement and alignment, personal attention, deep spiritual intention, purification and detoxification are behind each pose.

Om shanti, shanti, shanti

Shanti Yoga Gold Coast (617) 5531 0511

Yoga Teacher Training

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Yoga from heart to heart, door to door, shore to shore. International students welcome. Become a registered yoga teacher with our Government Accredited Yoga Teacher Training courses. Austudy available. Fee assisted. Talk to us about FEE help.

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Next course intake commences 11th April 2016. Enrolments open now!

A unique place of learning and being, with real-time and small, personal classes, easy access to the teachers, where all teachers know every students name…


Study Ayurveda Gold Coast

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"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
~ Thomas Edison

Next course intake commences 11th July, 2016.
Enrolments open now. International students welcome.

Shanti Yoga Gold Coast Reviews

"After researching Yoga Gold Coast I found Shanti Yoga. Not only does Shanti in my opinion offer the best holistic healing service, I also found the center to have the best price which is very refreshing. Being a business owner with a few health issues I am very relieved after only 1 week I am back at work and am very impressed with Shanti Yoga."
~ Tony Legge

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A Message from the CEO, 
Shanti Gowans, 
Yoga and Meditation Master

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Everyday I am deeply touched and reminded that there are so many remarkable people doing great things in the world. Values drive behaviour. Motivated by goals that have deep meaning, dreams that need completion, and love that needs expressing, you truly live.

May the path of pursuing excellence be smooth for you. No matter what obstacles you encounter, may you prevail with an unperturbed heart.

My personal blessing for you is that you live an authentic life, rediscover your purpose and passion, attain inner peace and believe in the possibility of all things from the depths of your being.

Be the change you want to see. A bettter world equates with a better life for all. It is with all the love in our heart that we ask you to join us and make enlightened society possible. 

May you be blessed.
With love and namaste,

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Shantiji's Quote of the Moment

Belief and Attitude

Two imprisoned people looked out through the same cell bars, one saw mud, the other, the stars.

The key to how your life is right now, or how it will be tomorrow and in the future, lies in your ability to understand the source of your attitude. And the source of your attitude is your belief system. It determines the way you see yourself and the way you see the world you live in. What you see is what you get. Be positive, be inspired and serve others. You affect the quantum field.
Be blessed. Be well. With love, Shanti.
Joining Hands - the circle of love
A growing number of people are beginning to see things in a radically different way, to 'wake up' spiritually, and discover an entirely new identity beyond the usual sense of who we think we are. This shift from unconscious to conscious evolution is powered not by insight but by the heart. Love is always the answer, and the engine for survival. Shanti Yoga fosters spiritual awakening, how changes take place for you, and its unification of heart, mind and soul. Our experience can inspire and inform realisation for many. Let's stay in touch. Share in our wonderful and supportive community and receive Shantiji's free email newsletters. 
You have been the heart of Shanti Yoga for over four decades, and are the fuel that keeps our centres running, our academic and administration team, students, minds, hearts and computers burning, making our work possible. In an increasingly confused world, Shanti Yoga is an ethical, professional, caring, and unique voice for troubled times. Offering mentoring and holistic perspectives, support and real solutions through practices such as classical yoga, mindfulness meditation, ayurvedic health, and teacher training. Please help us contact older members of Shanti Yoga. Do you know people you have done yoga or meditation with? If so, please ask them to get in contact with us. We feel privileged to be an integral part of your spiritual awakening. A glorious past, a promising future, thank you for your support. Love and gratitude to you all, and abundant blessings.
Sarve bhavantu sukhinah
May all beings be happy. 
May all beings enjoy good health.
We would love to hear from you with any feedback and/or suggestions. Please email
DANCE as though no one is watching.
LOVE as though you've never been hurt.
SING as though no one can hear you.
LIVE as though heaven is on earth.

Bollywood Australia Concert GC Arts Centre

Bollywood Australia's participatory, interactive event at the Terrace Stage, Gold Coast Arts Centre, 2nd August 2015, with teachers Kamala Shakti and artistic director, Shanti Gowans

Bharat Natyam Thurs 4:30-5:15pm
Mudras and classical Indian dance, ancient style, more than 2000 years old, from South India
Bollywood Choreographed dance Thur 6:30-7:15pm
contemporary, informal, fun catchiness of the musicality, beat and storytelling.
Bollywood movies
Free members lending library
calligraphy and sound
Kirtan Wed 7:30-8:30pm
Sacred world chanting
Indian vegetarian meals
Authentic Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation,
Advanced Therapies and Certified Training Courses


Support for you to live your best life:
a life of meaning, passion, health
12-14 Feb. Meaning, Purpose and the Pursuit of Happiness. Weekend retreat. Inclu of 6 meals, program, activities, use of centre and 2 nights accommodation. Twin share $596. Single room $650, shared facilities.  Bookings essential. 
20 Feb. 2016 Spiritual Talk and vegetarian dinner. Beauty, Power and GraceUnderstanding Devi, goddess divine energy. Food that brings people together. Sat 6:30-9:30pm $35. Course students $15. Bookings essential for catering.
26-28 Feb. Calm abiding and the 7 spiritual laws of success. Meditation retreat. Inclu of 6 meals, program, activities, use of centre and 2 nights accommodation. Twin share $596. Single room $650, shared facilities.  Bookings essential. 
4-5 March Opening to the Infinite. Shantiji in Melbourne. 
As a lamp in a windless place does not waver, so the yogi whose mind is focused remains always steady in meditation on the transcendent self.
                                              Bhagavad Gita 6:19
24 March - 3 April. Peace in every breath. Easter Vipassana retreat. 10 nights  A powerful way to deepen your practice away from the pressures of day-to-day living. Held in a meditation retreat centre, the retreat is structured around sitting and walking meditation. Residential at Nirvana Wellness Retreat.
14 Apr Mudras and classical Indian dance 4:30-5:15pm $195/$35. Children $100/$15. 8 weeks.
14 Apr Jan Bollywood contemporary Indian dance 6:30-7:15pm $195/$35. 8 weeks.
19-30 April. Volunteer Work program at Lautoka, Fiji, with Broadbeach Rotary Club, International project. The work to be done: Construction of a small cook hourse with local assistance, 20 mins drive inland from Lautoka. Start at 7am, return mid afternoon. No work Sat & Sun. Depart 19 Apr. GC to Nadi. JQ125. 10:30am, arrive15:50pm. Return Sat 30 April. Nadi-GC JQ126, dept 1645-18.55. Total 11 nights. Accom @ Westin, Denarau Island (5 star) or Club Fiji Resort. Book direct with JetStar and accommodation. Happy to help.
1-10 July: Exceptional WellbeingResidential at Nirvana Wellness Retreat. The ancient wisdom of both Yoga and Ayurveda teach us to attune to the rhythms of nature and our body's innate intelligence to enrich health, wellbeing, vitality and connectedness. Experience a yogic-inspired, and Ayurvedic, wholesome and natural approach to renewal. Single room, twin share or ensuite accommodation, delicious vegetarian meals, activities. Yoga provides amazing teachings and practices for healing, activities.
20 Nov - 4 Dec 2016. The Holiday of a Lifetime. The perfect introduction to India, with a compact journey from the fast paced bustling capital, Delhi, travel by train to Haridwar with its classical dignity and attend arthi (spiritual rituals) on the banks of the River Ganga; enjoy the yogic ambience in Rishikesh at the foothills of the Himalayas, witness the mesmorising, unrivalled beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra - truly one of the wonders of the world. It will take your breath away and leave its impression on your psyche for the rest of your life. Visit notable world heritage sites in Delhi, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri; colourful back streets of Jaipur by rickshaw, and the elephant ride to Amber Fort. and finally relax in a glorious beach resort property in Kerala, South India, the home of Ayurveda treatments, renowned as “God's own country”. Be safe and comfortable with a group of yogically inclined friends, and in the capable hands of Peter and Shantiji who was born and educated in India. The tour ends in Trivandrum. $7950 per person Inclusive of five-star accommodation, breakfasts, all land transportaion in India, sightseeing and entrance to monuments. Fully escorted. We know India.

Other Courses:

Peace in every breath with Shanti Gowans. Pranayama classes for you to attend at our Gold Coast Yoga studio or you can practice in the leisure of your own home with our Breathe for Health CD

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Shanti Yoga offers donations based on pro bono programs to help empower those with no financial means but who are determined about creating change in their lives. Worthy beneficiaries have been patients with cancer, female victims of abuse and domestic violence, children from orphanages or in foster care, and also those dedicated to serving the community such as war veterans, personnel of the armed forces, fire fighters, police, carers. If you know of any worthy organisations who are in need of help for their members, please put us in touch with them. The practices of Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Deep relaxation, Guided Imagery and Mantra, serve to calm, relax and assist patients in the healing/recovery process.


Corporate Wellbeing Services

The word 'yoga' comes from the Sanskrit root 'yug' which means 'to yoke' - the cosmic being with the physical being. Yoga has evolved over throusands of years to embrace a wide range of styles and disciiplines.

Shanti Yoga is a holistic practice that has evolved to suit all levels of wellbeing in physical and mental health. It has been proven to lower blood pressure, increase digestive health, mobility, reduce pain and help people sleep better. Shanti Yoga is for all ages, from children to seniors. It energises the body, calms the mind and let's the soul rest in it's spirit.

Find your niche…Find your Flow
If  health and Wellbeing motivates you,
     You are into helping and developing other people,
     Arts, culture and creativity is your thing,
     You are looking for something more specialised
     Education, quality and service are important to you,
Come and study with us.
For ongoing opportunities to heal, learn, grow and evolve. We can help you.

There is a strong and growing interest in yoga, beyond its fitness benefits, and also a growing body of research proving yoga’s efficacy for everything from depression to back pain, to protecting the brain against the challenges of aging and so on.

Health professionals are referring their patients to yoga teachers and therapists. But who do they refer to? They may be telling their patients, “Do yoga, it will help your back pain, anxiety, weight issues, etc.” but we all know that if they are not referring their patients to the right yoga classes or teachers, they could be getting the wrong kind of yoga for their condition, or worse, getting injured.  

The Pure Shanti Yoga™ curriculum will teach you to: 

  • Work on your mind and body therapeutically through our tried and true practices.
  • Classes are diverse, group-oriented and community based, yet provide a personal experience within a true collective.
  • Our unique method of self-care will help you have deeply satisfying meditation and asana practice with both structural conditions and mental health challenges, as you leverage spiritual assets through a nondogmatic approach to wellness and key Ayurvedic concepts and their application

Yoga Science and Philosophy - Classes, Workshops, Retreats, Teacher Training  • Mindfulnes Meditation • Stress reduction and Wellness • Neck Care • Pelvic Health • Spinal Health • Shoulder and upper back mobility • Anxiety and Depression • Insomnia (sleep unit) • Breathe Easier • Ayurveda • Nutrition • Herbal Health • Yoga off the mat - Living Peace




About Shantiji

Shanti Gowans is the globally recognised author and founder of Shanti Yoga™, Meditation and Ayurveda for the self, family and community.

Shantiji has brought the concepts and practices of a healthy body and a still mind to thousands of Australians through her Yoga and Meditation programs on national television... Read more about Shantiji's biography

India-Nepal Tour

Travel with Shanti & Peter Gowans this November for a trip of a lifetime. 

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