Founder of Shiva Shanti Yoga

April 15th, 2021


The warmer weather encourages people to spend more time outdoors. the school is now an online school that gives me the freedom to teach and travel.  Please be aware we will have a limited schedule for Spring and Summer. Returning with a more robust schedule in the Fall.

I will still teach every Sunday at 10:00 AM (EST USA) ONLINE via Zoom and perhaps outdoors if the weather permits. Also, some of your favorite teachers will continue to teach in our online school, so please support our efforts to remain inspirational in times of adversity.

I intend to rejuvenate my life and live an authentically yogic lifestyle. I will spend some time reflecting on my own practice, further my study, and provide my teaching skills as a mentor to those who would consider studying with me. I am now available for continuing education, workshops, corporate yoga, private yoga, teacher training, retreats, in-person and online. I intend to finally publish my books and I am seeking a publisher.

My new focus this year will be on Yoga to alleviate stress and support healing, such as Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, and Mantra, based on the ancient techniques of Yoga.

We the staff at Shiva Shanti Yoga felt grace entered our lives during covid and it was our honor to support our student body through this pandemic.

I am not sure what the next phase will look like for the online school. Stay in touch and I will continue to keep you posted via email or just reach out to me.

There will be some online class schedule changes starting May 1st, 2021 for the spring and summer.

Please call or text me at 973.980.4367 with your questions, ideas, or requests. I am willing to travel to teach workshops now.

It has been an honor to provide all of you with a school and space, that brought healing to so many and I will continue to do that in new and innovative ways.

Thank You for all of your support over the years.

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.”