Founder of Shiva Shanti Yoga

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Important Announcement 2020

Shiva Shanti Yoga Classes WILL Continue Online. Rutherford Studio to close on November 1st 2020.
Dear Shiva Shanti Yoga Family,
We continue to be here for you and are strongly committed to supporting your practice by bringing you the best of our classes online.
It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you that after much deliberation, the Rutherford studio will close on November 1st 2020
Perhaps Re-opening at a later date. As you know, the studio has been largely shut down since March due to the pandemic, and now cases are on the rise again.
Unfortunately, it seems like the virus is not going away anytime soon and sadly, it is no longer financially feasible to keep our beloved space open.
This, however, does not mean the end of Shiva Shanti Yoga. Our amazing team of teachers will continue providing live online classes to help you get through these challenging times and keep our community connected. We remain committed to serving our students! Our website is open and you can always contact us at
It is my sincere hope that when the pandemic eases, we can open the school and once again practice together in person. In the meantime, we hope to continue seeing you on your mat in our online classes. We greatly appreciate your continued support of Shiva Shanti Yoga.
Teacher Training will be held online when we have 10 Participants.
Felise Berman (Shivadasi)
Founding Director of Shiva Shanti Yoga School

Study the Sacred Art, Science, and Philosophy of Shiva Shanti Yoga.

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.”