Our Reputation

The Shanti Yoga Health Institute Australasia's leadership position

Shanti Gowans is a contemporary mystic, leading voice and guiding spiritual force in the movement for heartful evolution. Initiated into yoga and ayurveda from the land of her birth, India, Shantiji offers spiritual teachings, guidance and in 1972 founded a Yoga Leadership and Training Centre in Australia, with a series of introductory and advanced courses that are the gold standards for teachers everywhere. These programs integrate decades of intensive spiritual practice and insights and highlight the vital relationship between individual transformation and collective evolution. With real, live, spiritual mentors, a dynamic peer-group, and colleagues who care, the Shanti Yoga genesis provides you with an unfair advantage. Drawing upon our deep heritage, we offer you the opportunity to learn, heal, grow and experience the classical ways through our classes, educational programs, events, workshops and retreats.
Health Institute Australasia exists specifically to share our unfair advantages in terms of education, branding, leadership platform, and graduate-level yoga studies with a small group of teachers, who like us, would like to make a change in the world by making a huge shift in their lives. We are delighted that our curriculum and training has been the bench mark and been modelled and copied by other Colleges and Associations. However, Yoga today is become hugely popular with hundreds of styles and approaches internationally, with the bulk of the yoga industry controlled by non-yoga people. Making what you love into a livelihood, turning a yoga teaching job into a career, requires more than a 200-500 hour yoga training course!  
HIA international courses deliver to the next generation of yoga professionals, Our training is for people passionate about authentic yoga and health, aspiring yoga teachers, would-be workshop founders, retreat leaders, studio-owners who want more than a certificate. Here you receive education and support that fuses face-to-face, in-person learning and mentoring, old-school apprenticeship, living yoga retreats, intensives, homestudy and new technology. If accepted, you will be nurtured for a lifetime of learning and teaching from startup to success to build a teaching and business platform as a local leader in your community.
Accepted students have access to unmatched resources, business opportunities, branding and support through the International Shanti College and our network, with headquarters at Health Institute Australasia, on the Gold Coast in Australia.
Here are some ways we augment our reputation:

Hands on training
We believe theory and practical work are both important. Our courses teach the principle and how to apply this philosophy so essential to keep pace with living in the 21st century.

The pace that is right for you
People need to learn at their own pace. There is no pressure to keep up, no slow learners to hold you back. If you are a beginner you start with the basics, if you already know some yoga, you move ahead at your own level.

Courses and Classes are more than intensive asana practice. They are pertinent, presented in a down-to-earth, practical, yet spiritually uplifting way and based on exciting concepts that are dynamic, relevant, convenient and powerful. Our programs work.

Our audio-visuals provide a back-up to your personal experience and understanding in class. They provide the power of learning through repitition, motivation to action, insurance against stress and produce results.

Our literature, such as books, charts, newsletters and digital material help dissolve motivational blocks and teach you how to resolve them. They often present affirmations and reinforcements, so that your personality moves in a purposeful direction.

Living Yoga retreat residentials help you to overcome loss of purpose, low achievement drive, complacency,  procrastination, even illness. They reinforce ‘new’ and positive attitudes and habits, which determine the pattern of your life. By constant maintenance, discipline and control you experience long-term benefits.

Nourishment and Nutrition: Health and detoxification guidelines, cooking demonstrations, Ayurvedic consultations, recipes and meals, aid you in a sensible, healthy and controlled eating plan. Crash diets and disease are soon a thing of the past! Our ‘body and soul’ take-home meals save you time and money. We invite you to partake in our balanced vegetarian meals (in keeping with our wholistic philosophy) that don’t leave you feeling irritable, wound up and flagged out.
Manage your health: Yoga, meditation and Ayurveda are the triple legs to help you for the rest of your life. Be supported on your journey to health and peace of mind. Reduce worry, stress, pain and inflammation in your body. Discover simple tools, practices and foundational principles to improve the nature of your thoughts, breath, hydration, nutrition, movement, sleep, and concentration. Be blessed in body, mind and spirit. 
Most businesses like to pride themselves on having a product that is superior to their competitors. Sometimes it is because the product itself is unique. The principle is true of both goods and service industries. We have both: a unique and superior product and personalised, superior service…and we constantly strive to keep it unique.

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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