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Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.

The Bhagavad Gita

What makes Shanti Yoga different?

“Shanti means and that’s what you will learn. Inner peace. Outer peace. All-encompassing peace.

I’ve attended many yoga classes, events, teachings, and trainings. I have over 500 hours of dedicated yoga training, making me a Yoga Alliance-certified E-RYT (experienced registered yoga teacher) – the highest level. I’ve learned from the best and know what works and what doesn’t. I know what it takes to create life-changing experiences because I’ve lived them first-hand. I promise to constantly learn more so I can always improve the Shanti Yoga School program.

The biggest difference between this program and others is the peace and joy you will feel within and without. It is truly a life-changing experience that can’t be compared.

Join us for a teacher training and see for yourself. Learn more about our offerings. Get to know us. Let us help you get to know yourself. Hear from our past students. Reach out. Om shanti shanti shanti 🙏”

Shanti Yoga School - Lead Instructor - Tristan

– Tristan Cox, Founder, Owner, Lead Trainer

Where to start?

Do you want a life-changing experience? Learn more about teacher trainings.

Too intense, or don’t have that much time? Look into retreats or attend a drop-in class.

Can’t travel to us? Stream our workout videos or take an e-course.

Want to get to know us better? Read our story, view the blog, or watch testimonials.

"I offer you I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that source in you. Let us work together for unity and love." - Gandhi

Why choose the 200-hour yoga teacher training with Shanti Yoga School?

The program is the most well-rounded training available today. You will learn about all aspects of yoga from the classical, modern, physical, spiritual, energetic, and emotional.

You will learn the world’s most popular and versatile physical yoga asana classes: hatha, vinyasa flow, yin, and restorative.

In addition you will be introduced to many ancient, often not taught, techniques to help you in the future: joint exercises, kriya (cleansing techniques), and Ayurveda – a school of ancient Indian medicine & yogas’ sister science.

Shanti Yoga supports locals in numerous ways. Shanti Yoga supports the communities where we teach by purchasing local products whenever possible. At least 10% of profits per season are spent on local initiatives that benefit the community. Finally, we emphasize hiring locals whenever possible, which provides a necessary source of income.

We believe in giving back to our students in as many ways as we can. One student per training attends completely free via scholarship. Application must be approved and truly based on need. We offer a donation-based training course where the only charge to you is for covering the school’s expenses. If there’s need and aptitude we hire students to help with drop-ins and other tasks needed at the school. This provides valuable hands-on practice and experience. We utilize our numerous yogi contacts across the world to help our students in their future yoga careers, if they choose to pursue teaching. Finally, for students who join our repeat program they’re allowed to attend the same training as many times as they like in the future for free. They just have to pay for their own meals and accomodations. Wow!

Where is Shanti Yoga School Located?

We have numerous locations throughout India to offer our students the best this beautiful country has to offer.

– Craving the ocean? Come to Om Beach near Gokarna from October through early April.

– Where are we May through September? (Maybe USA – maybe Rishikesh!) The location changes yearly as we scout perfect locations with amazing weather and spiritual vibes. You can always contact us to ask about the locations we’re considering or make a suggestion.

Why India?

India is not only the birthplace of yoga. It’s also a spiritual country filled with beautiful people. Those who come to India are not just traveling the external world. They’re also searching for something within themselves. Come see all that India has to offer you.

Are the programs certified, and what are the benefits?

Our trainings are certified by Yoga Alliance at the 100 and 200 hour levels. We work with students on a 1×1 basis to custom-tailor programs for the 300 and 500 levels so they not only satisfy the Yoga Alliance criteria but also make sense given the students’ past training, current circumstances, and future needs.

Yoga Alliance is recognized internationally as the go-to standard. Some gyms, studios, or clients may require you to be certified by Yoga Alliance.

Even if you choose not to teach after the program – who knows where the universe will lead you? It’s better to have the certificate than not, even if you do not use it. The training itself will be worthwhile on its own. The certificate is just extra. And who knows? Maybe later you’ll feel a calling to teach and will be glad you have that certificate after all.

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