About Shanthi

Shanthi Yogini

2-Minute Yoga Master


Shanthi Yogini is 2-Minute Yoga Master and Internationally Recognized Authority on Yoga and Ancient Wisdom. She teaches Yoga, not as fitness exercises, but as an integrated therapy, science and art, comprising Yoga exercises, Yoga posture, breath, food, attitude, introspection, focus, meditation, dance and many more.

Her movement called “Liberate Yoga! Liberate You! Liberate the World!" emphasizes that Yoga is currently chained to mere fitness exercises, and needs to be freed if it has to free the individuals and the world.

Shanthi is revolutionizing the world of Yoga through her core message “Don’t DO YOGA, but LIVE and BE YOGA”. Her uniqueness is in making this authentic, pristine and purest form of Yoga suitable to modern busy life through bite sized practices of just 2 minutes. She is called the REAL DEAL by her students. Through her simple 2 minute practices one can instantly change one’s physical and mental state to a positive one with the realization that everything is just a story and that stories can be changed.

Shanthi is #1 international best-selling author twice and a speaker who offers eye-opening presentation of Yoga not merely as a solution for life problems but as a path to live life to one’s highest potential.

Acton TV, Valley Breeze, WOW Radio, The Foundations TV, RI local newspapers, “Ladies Special” magazine of India, Business insider, Natural Awakenings and Vegan magazine are some of the media outlets that seek to feature the ancient science of Yoga that Shanthi shares, questioning the currently popular yet limited view on Yoga.

Shanthi trains world-class leaders and teachers through Yoga in its authentic, pristine and purest form. She is an INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP PRESENTER, ART & CULTURE EDUCATOR, TRAINED CLASSICAL DANCER, STORYTELLER, HEALER, SPEAKER, and HIGHLY SOUGHT-AFTER PODCAST AND RADIO SHOW GUEST. She helps people create and narrate their story through dance, allowing them to heal from deep-seated negative emotions.

Shanthi is the founder of Yoga for Happiness Academy, where Yoga is learned as a science and an art, through in-person, online and digital programs. Distance should never be a hindrance in learning authentic Yoga which is rarely available these days.

Shanthi uses her 8 module system called L.I.B.E.R.A.T.E, which is an acronym, to teach simple, transformational and easy practices to work on the body, mind, intellect and relationships.

Shanthi, a former software engineer, comes from a lineage of Yoga Masters.

Shanthi was born and raised in India (or rightly called "Bhaaratam", because India was a name coined by others). The lifestyle of the country is indeed Yogic lifestyle that trains people to see unity in diversity. The very word Yoga (or called YogaH in Samskritam) means union.

Because of the fun activities that form the lifestyle of Bhaaratam (India) she specializes in offering high impact, fun, and educational workshops enjoyable for all ages, which are: entertaining, interactive, multi-cultural, team building, focus-enhancing, confidence-developing, and health-enhancing all at the same time.

She offers workshops in companies, colleges, libraries, schools, senior centers, Yoga & dance studios, and in events and festivals.

She has won awards and grants like “Self-Development through Dance Grant”, “Community Dance Project Grant”, “Merit Award for Traditional Arts”, “Folk Arts Education Grant”, and “Folk Arts Mentor Grant”. She has been featured in the book “Exploring Dance Forms and Styles”. She holds 2 Certifications in Yoga Teaching and one in Dance Therapy. She graduated as a Bachelor of Engineering securing University First Rank and has taught in an Engineering college.

Shanthi and her daughter love to camp, trek and dance together.

For any questions, feel free to contact her at 401-305-0882 or write to Namaste@YogaforHappiness.com.