The Mindfull Corporate World
Wellness @ Work
• Consultancy
• Development
• Operations
• Recruiutment
• Management
• Research and Training
Corporate Wellness, Mindfulness 
Yoga and Stress Management 
We can help you create an uplifting climate at work
to increase your business growth. 
We produce and facilitate self-help tools and enrichment workshops as part of wellness@work that immediately improves employee morale, productivity levels, motivation …all of which show up in the bottom line, in terms of financial gains.
Who we are 

Health Institute Australia (HIA) is an Australian Government recognised and registered private training provider with 45+ years of experience in developing and operating Wellness Centres. We are your one stop solution, specialising in leadership, teambuilding, stress management and corporate health, through providing yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and ayurvedic wellness. 

Corporate, business and government


About the facilitator

Health Institute Australia's Corporate Mission 
To co-create an enlightened world.  
We help people, communities and organisations to realise their full potential through the transformative wisdom and practice of mindfulness, yoga breathing and gentle stretching and ayurvedic health sciences. These practices integrate body, mind and spitit. helping both individuals and groups flourish. 
CEOs, executives, business owners and employees, at individual and organisational levels discover purpose, uncover meaning, manage stress, depression, exhaustion and burnout, align their aspirations with their deeper drives, and re-charge their organisational culture with engagement, enthusiasm and energy which arises from the fulfillment achieved by better work-life balance. 
While grounded in classical, Shanti yoga, HIA does not espouse a narrow or sectarian mindset. According to the Shanti yoga tradition, yoga is an enquiry into all practices, philosophies, disciplines and approaches that produce thriving. This thus incorporates teaching from the perennial wisdom gleaned from akk the world's spiritual traditions, knowledged gained from contemporary sciences, psychology and research. it also includes healing drawn from traditional, allopathic, complementary and alternative medicine. 
As an institution, HIA is dedicated to the rigorous and nondogmatic yogic inquiry into the core issues of life. This helps free an individual from fear, fantasy and distortions and encourages positive ways of being in the world. To support this, HIA operates in accord with a set of core values that include integrity, presence, inquiry, service, compassion and practice. 
THE MINDFULL CORPORATE WORLD: Health Institute Australia's Signature Services and Programs
Services and Programs


Enjoyable and inspiring courses for personal and organisational wellbeing, team building and leadership development that consistently deliver proven results. 

Effective Concentration - how to stay focused and manage distractions
Ending Sleepless Nights
Healthy Back - how to manage back pain and strengthen the back
Healthy Mind, Healthy Body - mind-body wellbeing 
Mindfulness Meditation - how to stay present 
Movement without Pain - how to cultivate the pain free body
Success without Stress - how to stay calm in the midst of chaos
Work Life Balance
Yoga on and off the mat
A Spiritual take on Anger
Abundance - work, wealth, wisdom
The art of Being in business
Workplace Training and Assessment (Cert IV)
Public Speaking through Drama
Living English
Business isn't just about the pursuit of making money: it's about who you become in the process
  • A stronger person
  • More independent
  • Happier, for sure
  • Healthier
Your life and business become extremely fun and rewarding as you can do whatever you want when you stop making up reasons why you can't. By learning to look within for self fulfilment, connecting the dots to life, and practising enlightened stress management, you learn, enjoy and benefit from more than band-aid health. Sustainably support an enlightened culture at work in order to create a more healthy, just, sane, compassionate and reflective corporate world in service to humankind and the planet. 
Outstanding programs in health and wellbeing that unite nature, mindfulness meditation, stress release relaxation, Ayurveda, Yoga stretching and breathing, nourishing food and time out. The outcomes are increased resilience, accountability, focus, productivity, energy and connection within the family and relationships.


Mindfulness-based stress management training. The results include better quality of rest and sleep, increased energy, reduction of depression and anxiety. 



This program nullifies the cost in wear and tear of chronic stress and provides easy-to-implement skills to engage the relaxation response, the parasympathetic nervous system and mindfulness meditation, which are perennial tonics to stress reactivity. People often have deadlines and pressures from supervisors, co-workers, from those they supervise, as well as the need to honour their own inner standards and values. Learning effective 'coping with today skills', quick relaxation breaks and perspective shifts, and so on, can improve performance and personal well-being. This workshop synthesises the best of the yogic tradition in stress management, mind-body practices, mindfulness, breathing kills, and emotional brain training, all in the real-world context of practical necessity. Participants will learn and practice easy stress management skills, that offer a support and a grounding in peace and perspectives during meetings, deadlines and difficult conversations. and will leave with a plan to put their own wellness vision into practice.

We all long to come to our true home where our spirit embraces the moment with love, acceptance and joy. Yet, especially in these stressful times, we often find ourselves caught up in difficult emotions and unwholesome behaviors that keep us snared in unhappiness. In this experiential workshop-retreat, we will explore how, through mindfulness and presence, the terrain of difficult emotions can be traversed. You will be guided in establishing a personal mindfulness program and presence, and will practice with both to learn how they can support you, long-term on our life’s journey home. Live your best life. Commit to making your life extraordinary with vision, values, purpose, managing time, goals, action, resilience, optimism, communication and self mastery. Relax into Presence, at least momentarily, and thus relate to difficult emotions from a new perspective. An ability to stay with your difficult emotions as they arise is a prerequisite for enrolment. While our workshop sessions will involve talking, silence will be encouraged in order to provide an inner environment in which mindfulness can be practiced and Presence can be discovered. These special interest workshops offer tools that will lead you on pathways to healthier, happier life experiences. By uncovering the peace and ease, which is already inside of you, your life, and the life of those around you, can be transformed.



Practical education in the art of living better longer. Incorporates healthy lifestyle, dietary health and weight reduction, healthy mind, breath energy, healthy back, stress reduction and positive thinking.



Looking for a common language in which to communicate and common work goals to strive for. It's about pre-vision and preparation, co-manifesting the dream-vision, post-vision actions to fulfil the vision blueprint, leading to serve, endorsing and supporting where all facets intertwine.



You came into this world with a purpose, a mission to fulfi. Your soul's destiny is to love, and by so doing, you will understand the meaning of life and it's divine principles. Love is free from desire. It is thus different from attraction. Through the reality of past, present and future experiences, you will find wisdom. When you connect your life with your mind, body and presence, you uncover faith, hope, humility, gratitude and trust, you are in touch with the infinite truth. You see the true light of your infinite being. Do not underestimate the power and integrity of your presence. Don't just live a life, choose one. Live with purpose, meaning and happiness.



Stress busting and team bonding. One inspired rhythm that increases vision and communication.  


THE JOURNEY TO HEALTH AND HEALING. Digestive Health and Weight Management. Nutritional wellness from Ayurveda, the science of life.



Addressing procrastination, hesitation, self-sabotage, limiting habits of mind, shifting negative beliefs, building trust and emotional intelligence and learning how to become a better thinker and cultivate amazing mind power.


WORK, WEALTH, WISDOM - The spiritual guide to attracting and creating abundance for the small buisness owner and staff.

Where are you with your healing process with money? Are you scarcely surviving rather than thriving? Let's explore some of the questions that arise up in the interplay of mindfulness, spirituality, the universe, and livelihood in your life. Develop the personal understanding and wisdom to help create a roadmap for building an enlightened society in whatever the current state of the economy. 

 Additionally, we offer 

  • Mindfulness Meditation Silent, Residential Retreats for Management
  • Complementary therapies for IndividualsOne-to-one massage and coaching for senior leaders, managers and employees.
  • On site wellbeing e.g. Health at work. The Yoga of work. Nirvana at work.
  • Nutritional Wellness support. Weightloss meals. Cooking courses. Ayurvedic herbal medicines.
  • Ayurvedic health assessments and consultations.
  • Aligning the body - aligning to Spirit
  • The Hero's Journey  
To reject change is to reject tomorrow. 
                                        Shanti Gowans
Work is one of our primary activities on the planet. It serves our community, our planet and us.
The search for nourishment and authenticity, to be fully present in life, in the moment, especially at work, is increasing. 
A new generation of business leaders is turning to mindfulness and yoga as a cutting-edge leadership tool. Scientific research suggests that the practice of mindfulness can help individuals gain clarity, reduce stress, optimise their performance and develop a greater sense of wellbeing. This greatly assists in the blossoming of precious wealth, minimising chronic absenteeism, employee turnover, stress claims and lagging productivity. As increased stress has direct links to mental illness and workplace injury, this training provides practical and beneficial tools for sustaining a balanced and calm work and home life. Skills and abilities are not only used for personal growth and advancement but also with social responsibility to benefit of the world. 
Stressed out, sedentary, and overweight career and business people find mindfulness meditation and practices based on yoga principles designed to reduce anxiety and lifestyle pressure, to be of tremendous benefit in robust behavioural changes and towards building resilience and energy. Physical wellbeing, improved concentration and mindfulness are skills that empower career and business people to cope more readily, thereby enabling them to overcome problems and be more productive.
The Health Institute Australia (HIA) offers training and personal development leadership programs to corporate Australia that have been developed through the mind of a meditator and yogi who has been trained in the wisdom practices of the East from a very early age. These practices have been refined for the Western mind over a period of more than three decades of work in Australia, including the teaching of yoga and meditation for daily life, counselling individuals, families and organisations, running a government recognised college, and a 70 acre residential wellness retreat. Shanti Gowans acts as senior consultant and principle facilitator, with the assistance of HIA team of experts and presenters in their specialist areas.
 Health Institute Australia conducts programs that develop teams and individuals
  • for business, industry, government, education and health professionals
  • to suit trainees to executives and all between,
  • designed to meet different needs and 
  • shown to be effective through long, practical experience. 
Our programs are thorough, individual, flexible, innovative, integrated and universal.

Nirvana in the Workplace

There is a basic wisdom that can help solve the world's problems. It does not belong to any culture or religion but rather to a timeless tradition of human courage, the key to which lies in not being afraid of who we are: human beings. Wisdom principles, processes and practices can be used to bring out the universal inspirations, intelligence and energy that lead to success in any endeavour, including business. Our programs are about the training and application of wisdom principles in the practice of business, as a worker, manager or owner, or all three combined, as is commonly the case in small business. 
To be effective, productive, nourished and spiritually healthy, we need a set of practical and holistic skills that we can apply to any situation. Workplace wellness programs directly contribute to employee productivity. Employee wellness and workplace wellness have been empirically linked. Engaged employees are those who use their discretionary efforts for the good of the company. They come in early, are excited by their work and are connected to the purpose of the organisation. Employee health, resilience and sustainable high performance is a competitive advantage for all organisations, large and small. 
Our approach
Listening. Questioning. Understanding. This is our mantra. It represents the golden method we use when working with you. We believe we must spend time to engage, understand your concerns and desires for the future. We ask questions to establish a shared understanding. This is the best way to achieve the ideal result and we can celebrate that with you on your behalf. 
We work towards self-fulfilment of the individual together with corporate success. Each individual in training gains from participating in an inspiring, practical program that points the way to creative mastery of Self and their contribution to the world via the work they do. This powerful framework allows the individual to seamlessly integrate and develop both themselves and their service to others.
Our Methods
Everyday enlightened action. Practical training that includes workshops, projects, lectures, breath, stretching and movement, green yoga, meditation and relaxation. This is supported with notes and practice aids in the development of attitude, appearance, ability and activity. 
The end result
Staff, associates and employees acquire the motivation to see success as something that comes from what they contribute rather than just some they gain. Everyone benefits from spirituality and nourishment in the workplace.
We can come to you, or your team can come out of their normal, everyday, work environment and step into ours. Located in Southport and Beechmont, our premises provide the perfect venue. Our head office is on the Gold Coast, Australia, with facilitators in Queensland, Melbourne and Sydney.
Naturally, your benefits are multiplied when you train your entire team. Nirvana in the workplace is known to build comaraderie, reduce stress, increase the health and wellbeing of co-workers, reduce illness, increase job satisfaction and increase the productivity and wellbeing of employees. 
Health Institute Australia
Australian Government Registered Training Organisation No. 30834
CRICOS Provider No. 03098E


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

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