Founder of Shiva Shanti Yoga

Happy New Year 2021

Dear Friends,
Shiva Shanti Yoga is Virtual for 2021. While we contemplate opening a space that can hold enough students while socially distancing during our live classes.  If we reopen a space it will also be more practical for all ages, no stairs and lots of parking.
We have amazing virtual classes daily, the classes are small but focused and our dedicated team of teachers whom have stayed with us are working hard to keep your practice alive while inspiring you daily.
With the New Year, I bring you a new vision. A school that has no borders that can virtually teach students around the world. Our 2021 Teacher Training program will begin when the time is right and we are looking for more enrollments, if you would like to learn to teach yoga our program is being reconfigured to conform to our new reality “virtual teaching” but we continue to maintain the authentic transmission of yoga from teacher to student.  While I prefer to train each student in person in time I am sure we will find a way to do that.
We are taking applications now for our Next Yoga teacher training and highly to encourage you to email us if you are interested at info@shivashantiyoga.com
I would like to take this year and dedicate all my efforts to overcome obstacles and create a Sankalpa of peace, health, and prosperity for all.  This year you can sincerely bring Mantras into your yoga practice and move forward with an expanded vision of what practicing yoga really is. Let’s start by adding mantras to the yoga mat before each asana class and end with a mantra the same one. Do your best to imbibe these mantras in your mind, heart, and soul. In the ancient language of Sanskrit, we can find a vibration of deep change that moves through time and space.
I hope to see many of you back on your yoga mat if at all possible. I am accessible and always available for you. Perhaps you want to work with me privately now for the first time in my many years of taking on a small number of private students. My growth never stops and those dedicated to yoga who have studied with me can look at this time, to dive deep into a yogic lifestyle in a way you never thought possible.
By learning one on one with me, the founder of Shiva Shanti Yoga School but also with any of our teachers. We are all here to work with groups, privates, and corporate.
Yoga is Needed in the World!
Om Gam Ganapataye
(Translation:  “Salutations to the remover of obstacles.”)
What looks like an obstacle today could very well be your best teacher!
Namaste,
Felise Berman (Shivadasi)
Founding Director of Shiva Shanti Yoga School
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Shiva Shanti Yoga School provides an Educational Center for Yogic Studies and Spiritual Growth. Shiva Shanti Yoga is dedicated to teaching the sacred, study, art, science, and philosophy of Yoga, as taught in the ancient texts. We offer a variety of classes, from beginner to advanced.  We are pleased to host inspirational and educational workshops that offer depth and insight. We bring highly skilled teachers and workshops that support your sojourn toward inner peace through Yoga, please join our sacred space and grow with us! Become a yoga teacher and change your life! Sign up for our Signature Teacher Training Program; the Next training begins in January. Ask for an application TODAY.

At Shiva Shanti Yoga, we focus on the practice of asana with a flow (vinyasa), philosophy, deep breathing, restorative yoga, meditation, and mantra; to enhance one’s health and wellbeing. Classes are paced, systematic, and provide a foundation for understanding the many branches of yoga. In our classes the duration that you are engaged in asana varies; heat can be generated from within when practicing a dynamic asana or a flowing sequence. In some classes you may be encouraged to relax in a pose or dynamically embrace a pose for an extended period, always our classes are created to flow intelligently. Each class begins by chanting the eternal sound of OM, followed by a dharma talk, a brief physical warm-up, sun salutations, infused with music, anatomy integration, structural alignment, flexibility, range of motion, and graceful transitions. You will be taught how to use props and be guided in a safe and thoughtful asana class.

Classes include standing poses, backbends, forward bends, hip openers, twisting, inversions, Shavasana, meditation, and mantra. Our classes are designed to join the mind, body, and spirit. The temperature is balanced for safety and never overheated.  All Shiva Shanti Yoga Teachers are interested in the deep historical and philosophical study of the ancient practice of yoga.  We invite and encourage people of every background, shape, size, gender, and color to join us.  Shiva means transformation (by dissolving our old ways of thinking and being), and Shanti means peace, we happily promote unity and peace among all beings.  Shiva Shanti Yoga is committed to providing an atmosphere where the ancient texts of yoga can be taught, understood, explored, while in a safe and compassionate environment. “I believe your practice must be thoughtful, joyful, devotional, graceful, calming, challenging, enlightening, and steady.”