Maha Shanti Yoga is a Yoga Alliance Registered School (RYS200). With more than 16 years teaching experience each, we are both Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teachers (E-RYT 500) and registered as Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Providers (YACEP). Fully certified in Hatha Yoga, our teacher training experience has been based on the traditional Indian gurukulam system of education, living in an ashram setting while studying under the tutelage of the master teacher.
Our Yoga journey together began in 2004 after meeting at our initial Yoga teacher training at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Kerala, India. Since then, our journey together has taken us through an ongoing journey of self practice, training and the regular teaching of classes, workshops, Yoga retreats around the world and Yoga Teacher Training Courses.
We firmly believe that we are all eternally students on this path of Yoga and as such, ongoing training and development are a nessessity for continuing to both deepen and broaden our knowledge.
As part of this continued journey of learning, we have completed two additional teacher training courses in the field of Yoga Therapy, our first being in 2004 at Yoga Vidya Dham, a university and research institute in Nashik affiliated with the University of Pune in India and our second in 2012 with the International Vasishta Yoga Research Foundation in Kerala, India. In 2011, we also completed an intensive Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with the International Vasishta Yoga Research Foundation.
Additionally, we continue to broaden our knowledge of Yoga through the study of specialist areas through workshops and trainings with highly experienced Yoga teachers from around the world. At the same time, we continuously learn from our own direct experience gained over many years from teaching people with different needs from widely diverse backgrounds.