Mindful Leadership, Teams and Wellbeing 

We all long for meaningful work,
want to have some enjoyment in the process,
and eventually need rest from the work.
When our workplace culture intentionally creates
this kind of environment, we can anticipate motivated team members who will be inspired, energised and advance the strategic and operating priorities of our organisation.
Knowing that our work serves the planet,
and that we are not in a soul-numbing, unfulfilling  scenario where our job is simply about trading time for an income, we can use our work to make a difference. Learning to follow a deeper calling that aligns with the interests of humanity, the planet,
our community and our core values
allows us to take on a whole new approach
and create a workplace where people like to work.
"Thoroughly unprepared,
we take the step into the afternoon of life. 
Worse still, we take this step
with the false presupposition
that our truths and our ideals
will serve us as hitherto. 
But we cannot live the afternoon of life 
according to the program of life’s morning,
for what was great in the morning 
will be little at evening 
and what in the morning was true, 
at evening will have become a lie"
                                          Carl Gustav Jung
Through an application of expertise in creativity and pedagogical systems, Health Institute Australasia (HIA) guides organisations, businesses and schools through the processes of curriculum and content development.
HIA brings together the disciplines of mind/body training and creative process to transform and activate people, teams and organisations, creating custom curriculum and programming that reaches far beyond the current framework of executive coaching, corporate training and team building. Contact us for more information on what we can do for your company.
Introduce your team to efficient, transformation, wisdom practices. Teams and leaders, need to be inspired, given access to the tools to access and develop their own voice, allowing them to effectively make their unique contribution to the community. Through dynamically inclusive group experiences, and creative exercises, your community will grow in confidence and ability, and lead consciously. The six most expensive words in business are: “We've always done it that way.”


Creativity, contemplation and critical thinking are important components of any continuing education experience. HIA's curricula and programs empower participants to excel in their chosen fields.

Create a culture of  learning and build your team with Mindfulness-Heartfulness training in
- Communication skills
- Leadership skills 
- Wellbeing 
- Stress management
- Teambuilding 
- Employee engagement
Unleash the unrealised abilities in your organisation as a whole, as well as every person in it. 
Help your organisation evolve, and develop your teams to achieve great things. 
The multiple demands of work necessitate that employees know how to prioritise their responsibilities, are better able to regular their emotions, work with proficiency, be resourceful and complete tasks in a systematic and organised manner. 
Health Institute Australasia offers a unique range of programs that can be tailored to help the individual better manage stress associated with health, pain, work life balance, self, others and more. Everyone can develop a healthier outlook, as well as improve their performance by learning to identify and manage their reactions to stress - both the stress that pumps you up, and stress that debilitats you.
Health Institute Australasia are the pioneers in Mindfulness-Heartfulness, and have developed effective practices that uncover an individual's natural ability to counter the harmful effects of stressful situations, and orchestrate the change in the world you want to see and be.
Services and programs

Corporate Wellbeing Services


The warning signs of serious stress, include tardiness, bullying, gossiping, and so on. Workplace stress can fester serious consequences, which the training in mindfulness practice can alleviate. Mindfulness can improve productivity. Mindfulness and health are connected. 

The 'MIndfulness at Work' program focuses on teachable, personal development skills, such as mindfulness, breathwork, affirmation, silence, stretching and wellbeing which serve as powerful stress-relieving tools, together with how to focus on the present moment rather than battle with the past or future.

Participants learn to apply universal laws towards personal and business transformation, and live a better life.
Programs include:
- Affirmation and Visualisation
- The art of Being
- Conscious evolution and self transformation
- Focus and Concentration
- Growing old, living dangerously: body, mind, feelings and emotions are integrated and whole.
- Healthy back and joint care
- How to live, love, laugh and last a lifetime
- Mindfulness for wellbeing, stress ease and effective conflict resolution
- Natural pain management, rehabilitation and energy.
- The Present is the Future
- Progressive muscle relaxation and Shanti yoga stretching
- The Power of Stillness
- Self mastery
- Success without Stress in Relating with others

The word 'yoga' comes from the Sanskrit root 'yug' which means 'to yoke': like oxen are yoked to a cart, the mind and body are yoked by awareness to the Presence. 

Yoga has evolved over throusands of years to embrace a wide range of styles and disciiplines. 

Shanti Yoga is the comprehensive holistic practice that has evolved to suit the needs of most people in terms physical and mental wellbeing. It is gentle, effective, healing and has been proven to lower blood pressure, increase digestive health, mobility, reduce pain and help people sleep better. Shanti Yoga is applicable across a range of ages and cultures. It energises the body, calms the mind, improves empathy and communication and ennable a deeper wisdom to emerge.

Key Learning Objectives: 
  • Developing awareness
  • Disciplined listening
  • Understanding emotional intelligence
  • Managing repetitive thoughts, difficult emotions and pain
  • Relating to the big picture
  • The art of asking questions
  • Creating safety and confidence
  • The power of silence
  • Enforcing accountability
  • Striving for the greater good
for Wellbeing, Stress Ease  and Effective Conflict Resolution
There are human drives that make you feel alive,
significantly reduce mental stress,
help manage depression, exhaustion and burnout,
enjoy respectful relationships, and 
consciously evolve and self transform.
These are activated when you improve work-life balance.
You begin to exude health, calmness and confidence, and
Increase overall productivity
in the spirit of excellence.
You can contibute to making your environment at work extraordinary, 
one breath at a time.
Enriching and empowering practices
that help the individual make great lifestyle choices
conducive to leading a less stressful professional and personal life
and lead a transformed life.
Have an inspired day. 
"Teams do not go physically flat, they go mentally stale." Vince Lombardi
Team building resources: 
How not to build a team. See the 1973 film The Paper Chase.
See unbelievable teamwork in the film The 33
Small groups

We live at the dawn of a new age in human evolution where we’re consuming and processing incredible amounts of digital information daily. The information itself no doubt enhances our lives, but the technology that delivers it can also dull us. Feedback from our own bodies, the accumulated findings of neuroscience, and our own common sense makes it clear that there is value in taking an offline pause. It’s time to reconnect with our truest selves, delete unnecessary life data, receive the rejuvenating and healing power of nature, and re-enliven our senses and creativity.

It’s one thing to “digitally detox.” A vacation can do that. But it’s another thing altogether to step back into the world of noise and technology grounded, conscious, and well equipped for a commitment to sustaining our own health, and an inspiration toward applying our heart and our intelligence for the common good. That’s what programs at Nirvana Wellness Retreat Sanctuary is all about.

Here you pause long enough to restore and revive your five senses and return to your everyday life consciously. Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary retreats have been helping people slow down and reboot back to health for 45 years and counting. 

Mindful-Heartful Wellbeing
Residential Retreats 
Nirvana Wellness Retreat Sanctuary
 a sacred sanctuary 
to cultivate the very best in the human heart and mind. 
The solution
to the epidemic of chronic illness 
are stunningly, ridiculously simple
and obvious.
You need to
reduce your chronic stress,
regulate your emotions,
eat more unprocessed food from nature: 
abundant fresh fruit and vegetables,
prioritise sleeping more,
sitting down less,
exercising where you can soak in the health benefits of being outdoors
nurture relationships,
and plan to ensure that lifestyle changes last.
Shanti Yoga™
Health Institute Australasia

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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