1. SHANTHI, SEEKERS & STUDENTS:
Shanthi Yogini, dressed traditionally, is authentic to her roots in more ways than physical appearance. Transformational leaders like coaches, authors, and entrepreneurs, integrate her authentic, pristine, and purest form of Yoga-Science into their busy life.
Through her bite-sized 2-Minute practices, they tap into their true potential, and enhance their public-speaking skills. In just a few hours, they develop a confident and independent personal practice from this “International Yoga-Master”.
For top-level performers who are successful but unfulfilled, she is the “2 Yoga-Minutes to Happiness” Expert. She also offers corporate “Workplace Happiness” programs and Yoga-teacher-training.
Her multicultural workshops are educational, enriching, and entertaining for ages 3 to 90.
Shanthi helps Yoga-Instructors in transforming to authentic Yoga-Teachers.
2. SHANTHI’S STAND ON YOGA-SCIENCE:
Yoga-Activist Shanthi’s Stand is two-fold: 1. To Stop Misappropriation of Ancient-Yoga-Science Diluted as Mere-Physical-Practice & Inauthentic-Yoga-Branding; 2. To Reclaim its Authenticity through Revolutionary Movement namely “2 Yoga-Minutes to Happiness”.
The word “Yoga” is currently misused and abused that fitness exercises go by the name “Yoga”.
The word “YogaH” in Samskrtam language (Sanskrit) indicates “Union”, “Joining” or “Connection”. It is a practical and proven integrated therapy comprising the science and art of: movement, breath, food, affirmation, values, mind mastery, stillness, and many more.
Of ALL the paths Shanthi knows of, Yoga-Shaastram is the super-set and everything else a sub-set. It is the Kalpa Vrksha (Wish-Fulfilling Tree). Because it is so powerful, it has to be learned and taught in the right way without distorting the original. Coming from the teaching class, Shanthi considers that preserving Yoga-Shaastram is her Dharma (her duty and responsibility).
Shanthi helps the practice and work of Yoga-teachers by deepening their connection to the roots through, explaining the fundamentals, interpreting original Yoga-texts, discussing the lifestyle of Bhaaratam (the actual name for India) which reflects the Yogic lifestyle, or by sharing the Yogic language of Samskrtam (the actual name for Sanskrit).
Her core message is this: The main purpose of Yoga-Shaastram is to realize union within, union with all, and to uncover one’s inner happiness. Everything else for which one may take to its practice is only a side-benefit.
She offers eye-opening presentation of Yoga-Science as a way-of-life for world peace and happiness. She uses it to address ALL of life’s challenges and aspirations, be they physical, mental, intellectual, social or spiritual. She connects it to wellness and empowerment.
Shanthi’s movement “2 Yoga-Minutes to Happiness” is revolutionizing the Yoga-world. Her call to Yoga-Teachers is to preserve and pass on authentic Yoga-Shaastram.
3. SHANTHI, ANCESTORS, & WAY OF LIFE:
The word Shanthi means peace. True to her name, she always feels inner peace. She was born and raised in Bhaaratam (India). She has been living and breathing Yoga-Shaastram from her childhood surrounded by Yogis and Yoginis.
Shanthi comes from a lineage of Yoga-Masters who passed on their wisdom in a practical way. They lived their lives adhering to the principles of the Yogic teachings and are/were strict vegetarians for generations, thus living a Yoga-way-of-life
Application of this Experience in Shanthi’s Work: This propelled her to follow their footsteps and do what they did. She considers it her Sva-Dharma (duty) to share this wisdom with others.
She has been incorporating in her life, every aspect of Yoga-Shaastram such as Ancient Values, Yoga-Poses, Food, Dance, Chanting, Samskrtam (Sanskrit) and Meditation.
4. SHANTHI & HER UNIQUENESS:
The facts that make Shanthi unique, authentic, and REAL in her training and teaching are:
** Her birth and brought up in the Yogic culture of Bhaaratam (India)
** Her in-depth study with enlightened masters
** Her accessibility to her first Guru, her own father
** Her strict Yoga-way-of-life influenced by her ancestors
** Her knowledge of Samskrtam,
** Her syllabus-based simple teaching
** Her years of work with children and adults aged 3 – 90 yrs
** Her focus on happiness as the final goal of Yoga-Science
** Her ability to compile the vast ancient wisdom of the East into bite-sized 2-Minute practices suitable to the modern ways
In order to make this knowledge accessible to all, she teaches not only in-person, but also, online and through digital programs. Thus, seekers can learn in their OWN SPACE at their OWN PACE.
Application of this Experience in Shanthi’s Work: Shanthi trains Yoga-Teachers as Yoga-Scientists and Yoga-Leaders, and NOT as mere Yoga-Instructors. She retains the authenticity of Yoga-Shaastram without watering it down for profits unlike what is happening today in most of the Yoga-world.
Shanthi’s #1 international bestselling book series is titled “Happiness: The Key to Success - Twelve Meditation Steps to Uncover Your Joy, Healing and Success” is available at www.YogaforHappiness.com. Though this book series is on meditation, it is actually a series on Yoga-science, Happiness and Success. (Picture on the left)
You can also download for FREE “BOOK ONE: Life Purpose & Yoga-Science” of the Twelve Book Series.
5. SHANTHI, SEEKERS & OUTCOME:
Shanthi’s depth of knowledge in the Yogic wisdom makes it easy for anyone to incorporate 2 minutes of Yoga-Science in daily life and derive immense benefits from it. Her stories about connecting to nature and providing opportunity to draw inspiration from those stories, makes Yoga-practice fun and applicable to real life situations.
Through simple and powerful mind-body training, she helps people find happiness and inner peace amidst outer chaos. They are trained to feel whole and complete with themselves first in order to heal their relationship with their loved ones.
Seekers who learn from her – from transformational leaders and Yoga-teachers to youth and children – walk away feeling more empowered in life, so as to begin to live to their highest potential. They become fully ready to shine their brilliance and to empower others to live life fully as well.
Apart from being an author, speaker and a coach, Shanthi is also an “Art & Culture Educator, Dancer, Healer, Storyteller, and a Highly Sought-after TV, Podcast and Radio Show Guest.”
6. SHANTHI, HER FATHER & HIS BOOKS:
Shanthi's father “G.K.Kannan” was her first Guru and her role model. He introduced her to all the goodness in the world. He never hesitated to stop her whenever her actions did not align with the eternal values. He guided her into the science of meditation and the art of life.
Though he is physically not in this world, he is Shanthi’s inspiration and guiding light every day, every moment.
He has written 2 books titled “UNDERSTANDING VEDA – KARMA KANDA” (The Path of Rituals) Vol 1 & Vol 2, in English, published by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, a reputed publishers in Bhaaratam. This served as an inspiration for Shanthi to write her own book series, but 21 years after he wrote his books. Shanthi gives talks and presentations on her father's books on Vedic wisdom.
Veda is the repository of knowledge. Veda is the root of Yoga-Shaastram. Without understanding Veda, Yoga-Shaastram will get reduced to fitness exercises. Preservation of Veda is essential for preserving Yoga-Shaastram.
7. SHANTHI & TEEN YEARS:
Under the guidance of Master Swami Chinmayananda (Picture on the left), and through his talks on authentic texts on Yoga-Shaastram, like Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads, Shanthi began her spiritual journey from her young age. She was introduced to many enlightened Gurus by her own father, who was her first Guru.
She organized many service projects for the youth groups, and conducted classes for children. She learned to guide her community in specific worship methods or “Poojaa Vidhi” for each festival.
She learned a classical dance form called “Bharata-naatyam” and is in touch with the rich art form through choreography, teaching, and performances till date.
After attending just 35 Yoga-classes in her teen age, she developed a deep conviction of its effect on body, emotions, intellect and Aatmaa (inner being).
Shanthi’s father has had the greatest influence in her life. Shanthi’s mother had encouraged her in all her endeavor, teaching her to have courage and strength in life, despite challenges.
Application of this Experience in Shanthi’s Work: Shanthi’s foundational knowledge of Yoga-Shaastram became strong. She is now comfortable teaching youth and children. She creates many CDs of chants on various deities providing authentic education on them. Yoga-Saadhanaa is a part of her daily life since attending the Yoga-classes.
8. SHANTHI & EATING HABITS:
Shanthi understands how diet can affect one's physical and mental health. She follows the foot-steps of her ancestors through plant based, non-violent, and Saatvic eating. She strictly follows Yogic diet. She is NOT JUST A Vegan, but a Yogic Vegan for more than 30 years. She has not needed to see a doctor nor use medication, as she maintains her health naturally through proper diet.
Application of this knowledge in Shanthi’s Work: She uses it to coach people into healthy eating, by encouraging them to take mini steps to bring about massive change. She also teaches Yogic cooking classes in her center.
9. SHANTHI & PUBLIC SPEAKING:
Shanthi has taken part from young age in essay writing, debate, theater, mono-acting, chant, and dance competitions, and has won many prizes. This has given her the required training to speak her heart, ideas and ideals to thousands of people.
Application of this knowledge in Shanthi’s Work: With this improved communication skills, she is now able to share life-changing secrets of Yoga-Science with others through speaking opportunities.
Additionally, she helps experts, coaches and entrepreneurs who want to speak to larger groups or share a product with them in teleseminars or in videos, gain confidence for public speaking.
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