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By Shanti Gowans

March 14, 2023

Our Ethos


Commitments are our promises to our students, team members (volunteers and employees) and the broader community. They are important to keep in mind, because they guide us to demonstrate, viz. to authentically showcase what we’re doing to create a culture aligned with our values. In other words, to share relevant, objective and tangible proof that we are walking our talk/walk.

By pledging our actions and efforts to cultivate a socially conscious culture, we demonstrably and publicly work towards:

  • – contributing towards what we care about individually and as a team,
  • – meet the standards that determine social impact
  • – employ innovative solutions, and
  • – influence positive change.


At HIA our vision is based on wisdom, purpose and community, and we are proud to cultivate a culture of:

Personal Transformation and Growth
At HIA and the Shanti Yoga Centre, we explore living in ways that are spiritually, socially, environmentally and economically sustainable. We are mindful of our social Impact: through connection and conscious living

Honouring diversity, equality and inclusion towards social sustainability and connection

Recognising the connection that exists between all of us and our planet, HIA and the Shanti Yoga Centre is an inclusive place, facilitating people from different ages, nationalities, cultural, religious and language backgrounds, gender and other biases, and various body sizes and shapes, and economic circumstances, are all warmly welcomed and respected… many rivers, one ocean. Through this cross-pollination, we seek to create a conscious community that is a liberating and nurturing haven with a spiritual, though non-denominational, basis. We are also animal friendly.

Continuous learning, growth and development

Health Institute Australasia and Shanti Yoga encourages informed, factual, unbiased intelligence that comes from a deeper consciousness to heal, support life and growth, empower and extend us. Our training programs, courses and resources have the advantage of mentorship based on decades of successful services. We invite you to get involved in whatever way you can.

Work-life balance
At HIA and the Shanti Yoga Centre, we support attempts to take steps to maintain a healthy balance between personal and professional responsibilities. Each individual needs to apply what works for them… whether it’s flexible working hours or dedicated focused hours, collaborative or hermetic working spaces, participating in community events, retreats, outings, and meals… in an effort to contribute towards well-being.

Economic sustainability
This must incorporate the community’s stability as well as an aligned industry that supports individual economic sustainability.

Celebration and care of the planet: Environmental sustainability, regeneration, and stability
At HIA and the Shanti Yoga Centre, we take action to cultivate a culture focused on making a positive impact for a better planet. In this connection, we have converted HIA’s course textbooks to PDF ebooks. Students can save the pdf to their hard drive, and so have access to these text books forever.  The digital textbooks can be sent to the student more promptly. saving time, money on shipping costs, and the planet. For this very reason, and because of restrictions imposed by the publishers and by copyright, it is not possible to print a PDF eBook. A very big thank you to all of you who have been our helping hands over the years.

Nirvana is our sacred dream of a conscious community caring for mother earth, all her inhabitants, and one another. In our own way, we have incorporated taking steps to meet high standards of environmental performance and accountability, which includes food production and earth care, spring water and rainwater harvesting and dispersal, building, design and construction and renewable energy. Come and join our Touch the Earth and Garden study days. Read about this in Retreat with a Lighter Footprint https://www.shantiyoga.com.au/retreat-with-a-lighter-footprint/

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