Yoga Nidra/ChikitsaShanti Yoga School - India - Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra Yoga nidra is an ancient technique for relaxing. The word “nidra” is Sanskrit for “sleep”. When you participate in a yoga nidra session you enter yogic sleep. This state of consciousness is between waking and sleeping. It’s that stage before sleep. You will have that “going to sleep” feeling. It is a state […]

AyurvedaShanti Yoga School - India - Ayurveda

Ayurveda is an ancient science born in India. In fact, it’s the sister science of yoga. Western medicine is great for trauma. Break a leg? Go to the ER. You’ll usually get good results. Ayurveda in modern times However, most suffering today is from lifestyle disease. Ayurveda is great for this because it focuses on […]

Kirtan/SatsangShanti Yoga School - India - Kirtan and Satsang

Kirtan is raising your voice to “God” – or the “source”, if you’re not comfortable with that word/concept. We dedicate time at the end of every day to sing, chant, raise our voices to God, and share stories and talk as a group before saying goodnight. Satsang is sanskrit for “associating with truthful people”. It’s […]

KarmaShanti Yoga School - India - Karma

Karma means action and reaction. In ancient yogic texts karma yoga specifically means the yoga of action. It’s about performing a duty for duty’s’ sake. Doing something because it needs to be done, and not for the reaction it produces. This is how you achieve “moksha” – sanskrit word for “liberation”. At Shanti Yoga we […]

Yoga EthicsShanti Yoga School - India - Ethics

Yoga ethics. What does that even mean? It’s about how you should treat other people. It’s how to be a living, breathing yogi in today’s modern world.

Yoga LifestyleShanti Yoga School - India - Lifestyle

Doing yoga at the beach on vacation or during a teacher training is one thing. What about when you’re back home? How do you maintain a physical yoga practice?  How do you maintain a yoga life? This is what we strive to teach at Shanti Yoga: how to be a yogi in the modern world […]

Anatomy & PhysiologyShanti Yoga School - India - Anatomy and physiology

Have you ever been in a yoga class where the teacher asks you to extend your arm laterally? Huh? Some schools approach anatomy & physiology in a very academic way. Here at Shanti Yoga we teach our trainees only what they need to know to be effective yoga practitioners and instructors. We call is applied […]

KriyasShanti Yoga School - India - Kriyas Shatkarmas Sutra Neti

Kriyas refers to cleansing techniques. Another term we use is shatkarmas, or 6 purification techniques. They are: Dhauti Basti Neti Trataka Nauli Kapalbhati. Dhauti is for cleansing the stomach and esophagus (food pipe). Basti purifies the lower intestines and colon. Neti removes particulate from the sinuses. Trataka develops concentration by fixing the gaze on one […]

Yoga as a BusinessShanti Yoga School - India - Yoga as a Business

An unfortunate reality: we need money to live in modern society. As such, some of our students want to become yogis as a way of earning income. We encourage this, as long as its done authentically and ethically. At Shanti Yoga we teach our students about the modern yoga ecosystem from the business perspective. This […]

Teaching SkillsShanti Yoga School - India - Teaching Methodology

The goal of any yoga training: getting students to become good teachers. Or great teachers. At our school we call it “practicum”. This is a comprehensive approach to teaching teachers. We believe we need to understand what makes a great teacher. Then, we get our teachers out of the classroom and into the yoga hall […]