Shivjyoti has always inspired her students to practice Yoga & Meditation as a series of techniques that unfold our inner qualities with the sole purpose of living extraordinary lives to our highest potential. Driven by the absoloute possibility of personal transformation through Yoga she is dedicated to sharing this ancient science as a path to inner and outer fulfilment. She is recognised by the Indian Embassy and has been invited to meetings with the Indian Prime Minister in representation of authentic Yoga in Australia.
As a highly qualified and trained yoga and meditation teacher she spent 15 years in training and dedicated service travelling extensively. Through personal experience, learning from her mentor and with the understanding that Yoga (meaning union) is a complete and comphrensive path she says "spirituality means activity and creativity, nothing passive or temporary its a path through which we learn to handle all our life experiences with wisdom and dynamic clarity leading us through to a positive outcome in everything”.
Her dedication saw her initiated as a Swami in 2013 and travelled to the Himalayas with her Guru where he instructed her to pass on the Light of Shree Alakhpuriji Siddha Peetha Parampara, this light is an eternal guiding principle.
Her aim is that we recognise our inner potential and re-orintate our lives to reveal it, live it and give it.
"Shivjyoti is an inspired teacher. I can’t recommend her classes highly enough. She not only has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the asanas, but is a true spiritual leader. I finish every class feeling calm, peaceful, and with my body and mind aligned and ready for the challenges of life".
"Some people are born to be teachers. Shivjyoti is one of those people, a natural insightful teacher. Explaining the benefits to the asanas for body and mind. I do believe one of the best yoga teachers in Brisbane".
Kim R, Brisbane
"Not your ordinary yoga teacher; Swami Shivjyoti is an amazing teacher. In a nutshell, where she goes, I will follow. A key lesson in yoga is non-attachment to people, to objects, to expectations…. but I feel connected to my wonderful teacher. My co-worker asked me recently “What makes a good yoga teacher” and Swami Shivjyoti came to mind immediately, she is terrific and hands down my favourite teacher. Swami Shivjyoti is technically excellent, understands each and every pose, the anatomy and how the body is connected to the mind and spirit. Experienced, Shivjyoti shares her knowledge freely with patience and kindness. It is not all about yoga poses and I have learned about this philosophy of yoga through her classes and also how to take the practice off the mat and into my daily life.
I have struggled with depression my whole life and through regular practice finally feel as though I can manage my depression and emotions, rather depression own me. I have met wonderful people through Shivjyoti’s classes and can’t highlight the benefits enough; builds mental health and resilience, physical strength and emotional well-being. I see the world through a different lens. Thank you Swami Shivjyoti for your lessons and commitment to all your students, you are terrific".
"Connection, balance and service to others are Shivjyoti's forte and passion..! Shivjyoti's extensive experience in understanding the philosophical, energetic and physical elements of yoga are carefully woven into each class to deliver a truly authentic and personalised practice! Integral to her success as a much loved and respected teacher is a genuine commitment to the well-being of all students. With creatively sequenced asanas to emphasise alignment and energy flow, use of the breath to synchronise mind/body, and practical tips for daily life; her integrated approach mindfully guides a student back to their nature state of balance, connectedness and harmony. From arrival into the yoga space, through the richness of each moment, to the clarity and awareness received, Shivjyoti will inspire, energise and support you on your spiritual path."
In gratitude, Dan Turner, Brisbane
"I truly enjoy doing the yoga class with Shivjyoti. Her knowledge and experience of the holistic effect on the mind, body and spirit is wonderful. When she shares this with us during class it also helps me to understand my body more. When doing relaxation at the beginning of class it is the greatest relief when I hear her voice as the class begins. I know the class will be great and also know I will leave feeling much better. She has a beautiful gentle, calming energy about her and is always interested and aware that everyone in the class is ok and gaining all they can from their yoga experience. Can easily recommend Shivjyoti's classes - more people have benefited from her guidance than she may ever know".
Love Susan Jabore
"Shivjyoti has been the most outstanding teacher we have ever encountered and we have felt privileged to be in her classes. At all times she gave of her very best with consideration and care to all the students in the class. She possesses a sound knowledge of the Yoga Asanas (we reached up to Level 3 under her direction) together with the Breathing Techniques and Meditation sessions Sadhvi Shivjyoti ensured our Yoga classes were both informative and uplifting. A rare talent in this competitive area where so many teachers just concentrate on the physical aspect. It is without hesitation that we recommend Sadhvi Shivjyoti’s Classes to all who are seeking to understand the essence of Yoga and in particular to those who wish to learn to teach Yoga. They could not be in better hands".
Yours sincerely, Maysie & Richard Cohen