Yoga for Happiness Academy

Uplifting Experience of Teacher Trainees & Students


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I got SO much out of 2 days than I got out of my previous entire Yoga teacher training

Susan, Current Yoga Teacher Trainee, Rhode Island, USA


I learned why we hold the posture, something not taught in other classes

Deb, Yoga Student, Rhode Island, USA


Cindy Jessie Anderson

You presented yoga as something much more meaningful than an exercise class

Your energy seems to be calling me. I felt a caring and happiness from you as someone who wanted to share the gift of her culture, and help people reach a better self. Also I really liked that you presented yoga as something much more meaningful than an exercise class. I would say you reached me as... HI I REALLY LIKE PEOPLE AND I AM KIND

Cindy Jessie Anderson, Current Yoga Teacher Trainee

No one explained to me what Yoga is the way she (Shanthi) did today

When she told me what Yoga is, I was amazed!

No one explained to me what Yoga is the way she (Shanthi) did today.

Veronica Martinez, Providence, RI, USA

This is Living Yoga, NOT JUST Doing Yoga

Lori Testimonial imageShanthi is offering a beautiful and authentic representation of Yoga in her teacher training. If you want to learn about Yoga from an expert, you need to make this the teacher training you choose.

Shanthi is very knowledgeable and can provide a broader view of what yoga really is, not what the western misrepresentation is. Yoga is more than just the physical. It goes way beyond poses. Shanthi explains that Yoga poses is only a branch of the tree of Yoga. She delves into the whole culture of Yoga. This is Living Yoga, NOT JUST Doing Yoga.

This is also a great class for anyone who would like to learn the fundamentals of Yoga as a way of life.  You can learn about everything from breathing to cooking and how to properly say the Sanskrit terms in Yoga with the correct pronunciation. Anyone who is aware of energy, frequency and vibration will appreciate learning this valuable information.

If you sign on to the Yoga teacher training with Shanthi, I am sure that you will be pleased with the additional knowledge that you will have over other Yoga teachers. You will know the whys and hows behind much of what goes on in your classes and be able to offer more to your students.

Lori Ullrich    Somerset MA, Prema Life Coaching

(Attended the Teacher Training Open House)

It showed me Yoga BEYOND the poses

It was a very holistic and wonderful experience. It showed me Yoga beyond the poses, usually what we associate yoga with. It was explained in great detail not as an instruction. Every Asana was associated with an object. It is a whole new level of thinking. You think you are a different BEING now. It changes the way you do Yoga, the feeling you get afterwards.

The way she has made the syllabus, it is a class that has reached perfection. She has shared some techniques which are gems revealed to us.

In the past I have attended many sessions, but didn’t find anything close to this. Basically the teacher knows the subject in so much detail that when she is sharing it with us, we also feel that there are so many layers beneath this.

Janani, Architect, Bengaluru, India


Even after doing for 2 - 3 hours, I didn’t feel exhausted

This is the first time I am taking a Yoga session. I was looking for relaxation, stretching exercises, and being able to exercise without strain on my body. Even after doing these and breathing techniques for 2 - 3 hours, I did not feel stressed or thirsty. I didn’t feel exhausted, yet I felt the stretch happening.

Senthil, Software Engineer, Bengaluru, India

I saw Shanthi making a COMPLEX thing so very SIMPLE.

I’m NOT a person who is practicing Yoga, but it fascinated me. I saw her (Shanthi) making a COMPLEX  thing so very SIMPLE.  I see it being of use to people who want to improve their flexibility, who have other medical problems…develop better range of motion and strengthen themselves. I can see a tremendous Body-Mind-Spirit connection.

Dr. Yajnaraman (Cardiologist), NJ, USA

It does not matter how many poses we do, it matters how much we understand

There were some eye opening sessions where I was able to get some answers.

During every posture we learned how the stretch happens, how it interacts with the internal organs, how the blood flows, and what benefits it’s going to give, which is very important when one does yoga. It is helping me to improve my confidence level.

We were able to relate the poses with real time things and get the positive qualities of them. That helps us to feel that we are part of Earth and how we are interrelated and this actually makes us to understand things in a different way. Every posture actually was very complete.

I think this is the right way to learn Yoga. It does not matter how many poses we do, it matters how much we understand and we do.

 Kartikayan, Software Engineer, Bangalore, India 


I came to know A LOT about traditional Yoga today

Nowadays we hear that Yoga is like aerobics. I came to know a lot about traditional Yoga today. I came looking for flexibility. I learned about breathing exercises and how relaxing they can be.

Ambily, Software Engineer, Bengaluru, India


Before, I didn't know the reason or science behind the Yoga poses. Now I know

I feel very happy I took the initiative to attend. I have taken Yoga classes earlier, some in Germany and some in India, but these classes are different. Before I was doing Yoga poses, but I didn't know why. I didn't know the reason or science behind them. These poses I learned before in other Yoga sessions, but I didn't know the use or how to do it perfectly. Now I know.

Phani Krishna, Software Engineer, Bengaluru, India


Shanthi's teaching style is like you are having a private class

Joan picThis training program is just excellent. Shanthi explains the poses so clearly and precisely, that it is like you are having a private class. She shows the correct pose along with the common corrections, that students new to the work may need. Lots of love and care went into making the syllabus for this program ~ a delight to study,learn and grow. Shanthi, I am so grateful for you sharing this authentic program with us !  

Joan Novack, RN and Ayurvedic Practitioner (student), Massachusetts, USA


One can tell that you TRULY CARE about those you touch

 I like your presence and you make people feel inclusive no matter where they are starting from. I find the yoga communities are trendy and clickish. So I look for teachings on the web. I am very happy to have found yours. You make good points and one can tell that you truly care about those you touch. Thank you!”

”BA”, ”Business owner, Dallas, Texas, USA



Her teaching style is UNIQUE

I’ve been doing Yoga for the last 10 years. Her teaching style is UNIQUE… The background introduction…and the substance Shanthi gives to each posture, conveyed to me the simplicity, and ease of doing it and why we have to do it. Her message gives…PHYSICAL THERAPY, and MENTAL PEACE, AND HELPS ALL SPHERES OF LIFE. Shanthi’s method appeals to the heart!

Suresh, NJ, USA




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