Nirvana Wellness Retreat
provides you with the gift
of health-enhancing,
life-enriching wellbeing
and peace of mind

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.

I love sending you great training and good energy through our presence, publications, products and programs. 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, help support the work we do, 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 from South India
next course starts 14 July 
Bollywood Choreographed dance Thur 6:30-7:15pm
contemporary, fun catchiness of the musicality, beat and storytelling. $195 for 10 weeks or casual $35 session
next course starts 14 July 
Bollywood movies
Free members lending library over 720 DVDs
Kirtan Wed 7:30-8:30pm
Sacred world chanting - free
Indian vegetarian meals
Authentic Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation,
Advanced Therapies and Certified Training Courses


We support you to live your best life:
a life of meaning, passion, health
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
3 June, Friday. LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE. Inspiring Spiritual Talk, Guided meditation, Fellowship and Dinner 6:30-9:30pm $35. Course students $15. Bookings essential.
4 June. Sat. ZUMBA GOLD 11:15-12:15. $10. Monthly and annual members complimentary, 
5 June. Sun 2-4pm. INVITATION TO DANCE PERFORMANCE AND CHANTING. No fee. All welcome. Bring your family and friends. 
17-19 June. MINDFULNESS MEDITATION SILENT RETREAT A perfect time to experience intense peace, explore forgiveness, spiritualise anger, and cultivate presence, mindfulness and shakti. with light (wisdom), love (tenderness), possibility, and facilitate the moment of coming home to non dual awareness. The ultimate in rejuvenation in mind-body-spirit health. Inclu of 6 meals, program, activities, use of centre and 2 nights accommodation. Twin share $596. Single room $650, shared facilities.  Bookings essential. 
21 June. WORLD YOGA DAY. Join the Shanti yoga community for a 6:30-8pm Deep Peace Yoga class with Shantiji, followed  by Nidra and guided meditation at 8-8:45pm. 
26 June. ABUNDANCE AND CREATIVITY WORKSHOP. The outside world can only change if your inside world does. When we learn to awaken and aim our creative force we step confidently into our own personal essence. 11am-4:30pm $495.
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.
14 July Mudras and Classical Indian dance 4:30-5:15pm 10 week term. $195/$35. Children $100/$15. 
14 July  Bollywood contemporary Indian dance 6:30-7:15pm $195/$35. 10 week term.
22-24 July. COOK. TASTE. HEAL. NATURE TO KITCHEN. Ayurveda and cooking weekend retreat. Inclu of 6 meals, program, activities, use of centre and 2 nights accommodation. Single room $650, shared facilities.  Bookings essential. 
15 Nov - 7 Dec 2016. THE HOLIDAYOF A LIFETIME  The perfect introduction to India, with a compact journey from the fast paced bustling city of Kolkata in the East, to jaipur in the West, from the foothills of the Himalayas to the southernmost tip of Kerala.
Highlights include 
- Mother Theresa’s orphanage, Kolkata
- Headquarters of the Ramakrishna Ashram & Belur Math
- The Sunderbans Tiger Camp 
- Konark, Bhubaneshwar and Puri Temples
- Evening Aarti at the Ghats at Varnasi
- Early morning sunrise on a boat at the River Ganges
- A short walking tour of Varanasi City
- Sarnath
- Old and New Delhi, with its rich, cultural heritage
- The unrivalled beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra
- Back streets of the rose pink city of Jaipur by rickshaw
- Elephant ride to Amber Fort. 
- Haridwar arthi on the banks of the River Ganga; 
- Rishikesh at the foothills of the Himalayas, 
Fly back to Delhi to end the Main Program here.
Twin sharing basis, $8630 per person.
Single room supplement $3,835 per room
Single room is by choice or circumstance. Please book early to enable twin share.
Deposit $2,500. Full payment by 14 September 2016.
Extension tour
- Or fly from Delhi to Trivandrum, for a short extension to the main tour, and relax in a glorious beach property in Kerala, South India, renowned as “God's own country”, the home of Ayurveda.
@ Niramaya: Twin share basis $2225 per person
Single room supplement $1,469 per room 
OR @ Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort 
Twin share basis $1,624 per person
Single room supplement  $640.72 per room 
Single room is by choice or circumstance. Please book early for twin share.
Deposit $500. Full payment by 14 september 2016
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. Awaiting costing (hopefully by the end of the week) per person Inclusive of five-star accommodation, breakfasts, all land transportaion in India, sightseeing and entrance to monuments. Fully escorted. We know India.
Option A - By Eftpos, cq or cash
Option B - By Credit Card
- Credit card payments will attract 2.5% bank’s service charges on each transaction
- We only accept VISA or Master Card  
Cancellation Fees per person
61 days and above: No Cancellation charges.
Less than 60 days prior to tour: 25% cancellation charges
Less than 45 days prior to tour: 50% cancellation charges
35 days prior to tour & No Show: 100% cancellation charges

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  

Mindfulness Meditation • Vipassana

• Stress reduction and Wellness • Neck Care • Pelvic Floor Health • Spinal Health • Shoulder and upper back mobility • Anxiety and Depression • Insomnia (sleep unit) • Breathe Easier

• Ayurveda • Digestive Health • Nutrition • Meals • Herbal medicines • Treatments

Yoga off the mat - Living Peace. Live. Love. Matter




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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