helpful links

Our great teachers…

We have lots of connections and here are some of our favourite sites that may be of interest to you. Enjoy!

Enlightenment is about quieting the mind and existing in the present with what is. It is a state of pure being. You can explore the world of enlightenment with one of the world’s foremost experts on the topic, Dr. Robert Puff.

The healing path is the synthesis of the physical attributes of Hatha, Tantric and Karma Yoga with the spiritual, philosophical and psychological aspects of Raja, Jnana and Bhakti Yoga. Shanti Yoga borrows freely from other great philosophies of the world, like Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, Zen, Sufism to de-mystify many concepts and clarify and reinforce Shanti’s teachings…

The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres, founded by Swami Vishnu-devananda is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to propagate the teachings of Yoga and Vedanta as a means of achieving physical, mental and spiritual well being. There are over 100 centres and ashrams worldwide and you can apply to visit them as a student of yoga at any time.

Dr. Martin Seligman is the founder of Positive Psychology, a new branch of psychology which focuses on the empirical study of such things as positive emotions, strengths-based character, and healthy institutions. His research has demonstrated that it is possible to be happier — to feel more satisfied, to be more engaged with life, find more meaning, have higher hopes, and probably even laugh and smile more, regardless of one’s circumstances. Positive psychology interventions can also lastingly decrease depression symptoms.

Acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Through his creation of The Chopra Center for Well Being in California in 1996, Chopra established a formal vehicle for the expansion of his healing approach using the integration of the best of western medicine with natural healing traditions. in both conventional and complementary healing arts. Chopra’s work is changing the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social wellness.

Eckhart Tolle is widely recognized as one of the most original and inspiring teachers of our time. He is the author of The Power of Now, a #1 New York Times Bestseller… “If we are able to be fully present and take each step in the Now; if we are able to feel the reality of such things as the inner-body, surrender, forgiveness, and the Unmanifested, we will be opening ourselves to the transforming experience of The Power of Now”.

Dr John Demartini is a world leading inspirational speaker and author at the forefront of the burgeoning personal and professional development industry. His scope of knowledge and experience is a culmination of 34 years of research and studies of more than 28,000 texts into over 200 different disciplines ranging from psychology, philosophy, metaphysics, theology, neurology and physiology.

“With the ever growing impact of science on our lives, religion and spirituality have a greater role to play reminding us of our humanity. There is no contradiction between the two. Each gives us valuable insights into the other. Both science and the teachings of the Buddha tell us of the fundamental unity of all things.” — The Dalai Lama

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher. His work has contributed to a growing movement of mindfulness into mainstream institutions in our society such as medicine, health care and hospitals, schools, corporations, prisons, the legal profession, and professional sports.

The Bihar School of Yoga was founded in 1964 by Paramahamsa Satyananda, from the Sivananda lineage. The Yoga techniques developed at this school are a synthesis of many approaches to personal development, based on traditional vedantic, tantric and yogic teachings in conjunction with contemporary physical and mental health sciences.

How we like to eat…

Find your ideal weight, balance your emotions and sharpen your intellect with the Yoga Diet, a 70-page ebook that you can print or read on your screen. Comprises philosophy and guidelines + recipes that are highly nutritious, great-tasting and easy to prepare. Nourish your body and nurture your spirit with the Yoga Diet by Prue Charlton.

Close to our heart…

The East West Overseas Aid Foundation and the East West Foundation of India is a charitable and educational foundation which assists with health care, child welfare and education among India’s poor and disadvantaged. We are particularly interested in the wellbeing and future of these beautiful children. Visit the site to understand why.

Where we teach…

Just beautiful…

This site will give you a glimpse of the magnificent works of Gregory Colbert. Visit it to see the amazing collection of photographs. Colbert’s work displays interaction between human beings and animals that is captured in a most powerful and majestic style…

Our reference sources… – music – music – everything about yoga – music

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