ABOUT SHANTI DEVI

Shanti Devi, a wife and proud mother of 3 children, first started practising yoga in 1997. From the first time she experienced the peace in her first Savasana, she was inextricably hooked on yoga. An illness in 2008 prompted her to go deeper into her yoga practise and commit to making it her life's purpose.

An E-RYT 500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, 500 hours) with the global Yoga Alliance, Shanti Devi has over 1,000 hours of combined yoga training in various disciplines under her beloved yoga masters: Vinyasa flow, Yin and Yang Yoga, Functional Yoga Anatomay, Pre and Postnatal yoga, Sivananda Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Kriya Yoga, Yoga Anatomy, Chakras & Meridians.

Always on the journey of growth and learning, Shanti Devi has trained in subtle energy healing modalities of Reiki & Crystal Healing, attaining the level of Reiki Grand Master. Training and daily practise in Yoga (Vedantic) Meditation, Kriya Yoga meditation and Tibetan Buddhist meditation and philosophy are the mindful practices that ground and give strength to her yoga practise.

Shanti Devi's classes are fun, challenging and never boring. Characterised by constant variation & creative sequencing, her classes are an expression of her care & commitment to her students. Her teaching is always informed by her training in functional yoga anatomy focusing on the unique variations in every person's body, & working with these characteristics; she focuses on the practical functionality and subtle energetic flow (via chakras & meridians) of the pose, and not simply on the aesthetic aspects of the asana. It's not simply about how the pose looks, but more importantly, on working with your unique body structure to make the pose work for you; yoga with Shanti Devi is about how the pose feels in your body, mind and spirit. Making it into "YOUR yoga" is emphasised and learning to accept where you are right now in your yoga practise is a central tenet of practising with Shanti Devi. She is inspired by what her Sensei Paul Grilley has taught her in his trainings: "†A Teacherís abiding responsibility†is†to†become†unnecessary†to†a†studentís†further†progress." ~ Charles Boklage

LOKAH SAMASTA SUKHINO BHAVANTU

"MAY ALL BEINGS EVERYWHERE BE HAPPY AND FREE AND MAY THE THOUGHTS, WORDS AND ACTIONS OF MY OWN LIFE CONTRIBUTE IN SOME WAY TO THAT HAPPINESS AND TO THAT FREEDOM FOR ALL."


TEACHERS AND INSPIRATIONS

Jai Gurudev! I bow to my teachers, and thank them for the grace of their teachings. ~Shanti Devi

(Click on the pictures and names below to visit their websites)

Paul and Suzee Grilley
Paul and Suzee Grilley


Swami Sitaramananda
Swami Sitaramananda


Dr. Jean Byrne
Dr. Jean Byrne


Lama Gelek
Lama Gelek


Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama


Master Paalu Ramasamy
Master Paalu Ramasamy
Ginny Phang
Ginny Phang
Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnudevananda
Swami Sivananda &
Swami Vishnudevananda
Jelila Arrington
Jelila Arrington


Dice Lida-Klein
Dice Lida-Klein


Kathryn Budig
Kathryn Budig


Cora Wen
Cora Wen


Students
Students

Shakyamuni Buddha
Shakyamuni Buddha


Avalokiteshvara
Avalokiteshvara


Sri Lakshmi
Sri Lakshmi