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Zen Yogi Sri Shanthi Bhavana

Internationally Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT-900+ hours) in:   

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Adapted Therapeutic Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Chair Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Holistic Human Development Couselling
  • Yoga Therapy Studies
  • Massage Therapy & Reflexology (also available)

All Yoga is not the same - My Yoga is personalized,     in-person Yoga health programs designed for each individual.

Private Therapeutic Yoga - taught by an authentic Yoga acharya (someone who teaches from life experience). Because of my life experience, I can help you find greater health, relaxation and inner peace.

Zen:                                                                                                   "A one-pointed aware mind; of a disciplined life of simplicity and naturalness... of harmony with the natural order of things, and not in conflict with it “.

My yoga program is a blend of adapted therapeutic yoga that meets the person where they are and teaches them to build a personal practice that is appropriate for their individual needs. It also offers them the opportunity to explore their own spiritual connection within the context of yoga. 

It offers spiritual insights based in the Zen Buddhist and Tibetan traditions of healing yoga, that combine gentle physical yoga, breath awareness, and mindfulness meditation techniques.

Zen Yoga Wellness ~ the Yoga of Peace, Tranquility and Transcendence:  a way of connection to our true nature and thus advancing our physical, mental and spiritual health  "encouraging a personal Yoga practice… to know thyself, to realise our own true Self and life purpose, through commitment to personal practice”.

Zen Yoga Wellness... promoting better self-awareness and health through Zen Buddhist philosophy  combined with the ancient healing Yoga path as taught in the tradition of Sri T. Krishnamacharya, Patanjali’s Classical Yoga, and Tibetan and Zen Healing Yoga.

It is the practice of the ancient art and science of therapeutic healing (Cikitsa), and dedicated spiritual connection, in the tradition of Yogi   Sri T. Krishnamacharya.

YOGA as Applied Therapy:  Health and Wellness through Adaptive Therapeutic Yoga, Meditation, Spirit and Massage.

At Zen Yoga Wellness the focus is on the individual – providing “that which is appropriate” to each person (Viniyoga) in the tradition of Classical Yoga as codified by Patanjali and taught by Krishnamacharya.

Our focus is on private ‘one-on-one’ and small group Yoga tuition, therapy.

YOGA is a unique system of low-impact classical movements designed to release tension and stress, tone and strengthen, improve posture and general wellbeing. It is suitable for all ages, shapes, sizes, men and women and no previous yoga experience of any particular level of fitness is required. We encourage people to listen to their bodies and relax and enjoy the movements. We offer community group classes, and small group or individual private Yoga tuition and Therapeutic Yoga. All sessions are 60 minutes and conclude with a relaxation meditation. The whole practice is in itself, a meditation - being grounded in mindfulness meditation.

Yoga... is the cultivation of Awareness, Relaxation and Conscious breathing - without bringing awareness and relaxation to yoga, the exercises would be merely exercises - not Yogic exercises  Sri T. Krishnamacharya 

What does the name mean?                                                               Shanthi Bhavana means:

Cultivating (or Visualising/Meditating upon) Peace, Calm, Tranquility and Transcendence.

Shanthi Bhavana’s award-winning Zen Yoga Wellness programs provide teaching, classes, workshops and events for health and wellness and greater fitness for our bodies and minds.

Yoga is for everyone - regardless of age, level of fitness, or flexibilty; there is a level of yoga to suit every person - "every-body".

Combining ancient, traditional yoga modalities with modern interpretations (such as Chair Yoga), and with the awareness that not all people are flexible, Shanthi Bhavana Meditation & Yoga caters for all age groups and fitness levels - offering gentle, breath-centred Asana and Pranayama practice (stretching postures and correct, mindful breath and pranic energy control), with relaxation techniques for active, busy, stressed people, and meditation that is designed to assist everyone, no matter their stage in life.

Chair Yoga is designed on traditional Hatha Yoga principles and adapted for people who may have issues with flexibility and mobility. It is a gentle, breath-centred movement yoga practiced while sitting on a chair, or while standing with the support of a chair. It helps “non-yoga” people to gain flexibility of joints and muscle, aids balance and nurtures every major organ - stimulating energy and wellness.

Meditation and relaxation is an important part of a daily healthy routine and helps calm and centre the mind - bringing about positive energy and a greater sense of purpose in one’s life. It is the focus for breath/prana control (Pranayama) and can unite one’s core spirit with universal consciousness.

Yoga means: union, or to join, and with a properly designed yoga practice - that is appropriate to the individual student’s needs - it is possible to unite the inner Self with Universal consciousness and bring about a highly energized state of healthful being.

Yoga - whether practiced on mat in a yoga studio, or high in the Himalayan mountains, on a beach, or while sitting on a chair; when practiced correctly, and taught by a knowledgable and well-trained teacher in the classical tradition, is all YOGA... and Yoga is Life!

What Sri Shanthi Teaches  Mindful, Meditative Movement Yoga:

Sri Shanthi Bhavana is a holistic therapist specialising in Meditation, Yoga, Relaxation and Sound Healing Therapy. Shanthi teaches yoga in the Krishnamacharya classic Indian Hatha style and meditation in the yogic and Buddhist traditions, including: Mindfulness / Awareness, Compassion / Forgiveness,  Vipassana ("Insight") and guided visualisations, as well as relaxation techniques.

Sri Shanthi studied with great teaches in India, Sri Lanka, Australia and the United States

Sri Shanthi Bhavana is a Certificed International Yoga Teacher (with 900+ Certified Hours), and a registered professional therapist with the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT), a registered teaching practitioner and certified graduate from AURA Wellness Centre, Massachusetts, USA, in Therapeutic YogaHatha Yoga and Restorative Yoga, and a certified graduate teacher in Chair Yoga, Meditation and Holistic Human Development Counselling, from Inner Voyage Holistic Human Development (IVHHD) School of Meditation and Alternative Therapy. He is also a member of the International Meditation Teachers Association (IMTA), and the Sound Healers Association / International Sound Therapy (SHA / IST), as well as an IICT Certified Massage Therapist. He continues professional development education and mentoring in Yoga Therapy training under the mentorship of Amy Wheeler, "Optimal State of Living Yoga Therapy Teacher Training School".

Sri Shanthi's teaching practice is based on the teachings of Sri T. Krishnamacharya and Sri Bhagavan Patanjali in the ancient tradition of Classical Indian Yoga and is a breath-centred, or breath-awareness practice – where the mind is concentrated on deep breath cycles, and the awareness is focused on the dynamic movement and static holding of each asana (posture). It is a gentle, mindful, meditative movement yoga practice, which honours and gives space to the natural, healing, restorative and rejuvenative process.

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Yoga is both a preparation for meditation, and a meditation in itself. As such the mind is directed internally on the practice – excluding any external influences. Sri Shanthi Bhavana combines the Yoga tradition of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, through the teachings of Sri T. Krishnamacharya, with Buddhist Dhamma philosophy. 

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Sri Shanthi Bhavana demonstrating Yoga in Nanhu Park, the City of Nanning, Guangxi Province, the People's Republic of China

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“Ancient Healing Therapy for Modern Times!" 

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