For more than 13 years ShivaShakti has been offering authentic yoga and meditation trainings and retreats with a spirit-centered focus, drawing from the wisdom traditions of Hatha Yoga, Tantra, Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology. ShivaShakti is an international yoga school that offers trainings, retreats, workshops and classes both online and at enchanting locations worldwide. Our current offerings comprise a host of online certification and Yoga Alliance-approved Continuing Ed courses including trainings in Yoga Nidra, Pranayama & Meditation, Ayurvedic Yoga, Yogic Philosophy, Yoga with Seniors, Prenatal Yoga and more. We also offer in-person and live virtual retreats focusing on meditation and yoga, as well as regular Satsangs (online and in-person). Vedic Astrology sessions and Ayurvedic healing services are also available online.
Previous offerings included more than a dozen years of offering 200 and 500-hour Yoga Alliance approved Yoga Teacher Trainings and Thai Yoga Bodywork Certifications as well as many retreats, classes and workshops.
ShivaShakti Yoga is an integral approach to yoga, cultivating harmony within the body, mind, and spirit. Rather than being a style, ShivaShakti Yoga is a methodology based on traditional teachings suited for householders of today’s world. The name ShivaShakti represents the balancing of masculine and feminine polarities, guiding the principles of hard and soft, and cultivating yin and yang energies. The heart of ShivaShakti Yoga is based on this concept of unifying the energetic polarity within, which leads to the awakening of consciousness of the true Self.
ShivaShakti Yoga offers the jewels of Classical Yoga in a manner that can be integrated smoothly into modern life. As Yoga is defined as “union,” the teachings of ShivaShakti Yoga faciliate the harmonizing of mind, body and spirit. The yoga sadhanas (practices) taught at the school are derived from Patanjali yoga, hatha yoga, tantra, bhakti, kundalini and Ayurveda. ShivaShakti classes reflect the dynamic polarity of nature, varying from vigorous, flow classes to more restorative, introspective routines.
The intention of sadhana, or the spiritual practices, at ShivaShakti are to create a healthy environment for self-care, self discipline and self inquiry. We address the health of the physical body through asana and Ayurvedic dietary recommendations. Further care of the physical body, and in turn the whole being, is accomplished through practices to relax and focus the mind. Breath, the bridge between the body and mind, regulates the prana (life force) which opens the door to the interior of the spirit. The mind is developed through the internal practices of contemplation, self-inquiry and meditation and the external practices of devotion and selfless service. ShivaShakti presents the subtle practices of yoga, including pranayama (breathing exercises,) along with chanting and meditation in a way that facilitates a deeper knowing of one’s own authentic self. This in turn leads to the unfolding of the heart through which one’s joy and love can shine.
We welcome you to join our sangha (community) of genuine seekers on the path of discovering a deeper knowing of self and life purpose, an intimate, experiential understanding of these wisdom traditions and open-heartedness with the world around us.