Best Yoga Teacher Training – 18 Steps to FindShanti Yoga - Finding the Best Yoga Teacher Training - 18 Steps

What is the Best Yoga Teacher Training? The best yoga teacher training is a subjective thing. There are so many options out there. So many locations. And so many price points. How do you know where to even start? Read on to discover how to find the best yoga teacher training. Simply follow our 18 […]

Smart Goal Setting Secrets and HacksShanti Yoga School - Teacher Training - Smart Goal Setting - Ikigai

What is smart goal setting? Smart goal setting is about being hyper-focused towards success. But are there any hacks or secrets? Of course. Read on. Most importantly you need to know that success is goals oriented. Therefore, it is not means oriented. So what does this mean? To clarify, it means don’t focus so much […]

How To Engage Your Core EffectivelyShanti Yoga School - How To Engage Your Core

There’s more to learning how to engage your core then you think. The core includes the abs, obliques, tranversis abdominus, and even the glutes and leg muscles. That’s all superficial core, though. To activate the deep core muscles we need to use the pelvic floor muscles. These are muscles deep within the center of the […]

Mindfulness Techniques You Can Do AnywhereShanti Yoga School - Mindfulness Techniques

I teach mindfulness techniques to yogis who come to my Yoga Teacher Trainings. Here are some of my go-to Mindfulness Techniques: 1. Counting the breath While waiting in the checkout line at the grocery store I’ll often count my breath down from 20. Inhale, 20. Exhale, 20. Inhale, 19. Exhale, 19. Etc. This immediately calms […]

Yoga For Weight LossShanti Yoga Teacher Training - Yoga For Weight Loss

Yoga can be a great form of weight loss. But it can also backfire. Who can achieve weight loss with yoga? Most people who have their diet in check can lose weight doing yoga. Weight loss is 99% about what you eat. You have to eat right to lose weight. Exactly what you can eat depends […]

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 […]

Ayurveda and YogaShanti Yoga School - India - Ayurveda

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

Kirtan/SatsangShanti Yoga School - India - Kirtan and Satsang

What is Kirtan? Kirtan is raising your voice to God. Some have negative attachment to the word God. If this is you, think of Kirtan as raising your voice to the “source”. Source is a higher power, or the one-ness or connection amongst all living things. Kirtan can also be thought of as singing to […]

Karma YogaShanti Yoga School - India - Karma

What is Karma Yoga? Karma means action and reaction. In ancient yogic texts karma yoga specifically means the yoga of action. First, 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. Then, you achieve “moksha” – a sanskrit word meaning “liberation”. […]

Yoga EthicsShanti Yoga School - India - Ethics

Yoga Ethics What does yoga ethics mean? Firstly, yoga ethics is about being aware of how you treat other people. Similarly, it’s about knowing what it means to be a living, breathing yogi in today’s modern world. Student teacher relationship Shanti Yoga School offers advice for yoga teachers-to-be on how to behave ethically. It boils […]