Shivjyoti first traveled to India, guided by an inner calling at 21. The first of more than two dozen trips which uncovered various mystical experiences. Called by a longing to 'know the Truth' (in Sanskrit - Sanathan Dharma) she has dedicated herself wholeheartedly to the spiritual path and time honoured path of Yoga (including Bhakti, Karma, Raja & Gyana).
Through rather extreme spiritual discipline and travelling with her spiritual master, was brought the fortune of meeting many enlightened saints and sages. This journey has been an interesting and eye opening one! Travelling to holy sites in the Himalayas, staying at Kumbha Mela's, representing Australia at the inaugural International Day of Yoga in Delhi and meeting the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, she has discovered and shares from an abundance of experiential wisdom and practical application of spiritual knowledge gained through the path of Sannyas.
Awarded into the Dasanami order of Sannyas (monkshood) in 2013 and with the immense blessings of Sri Alakhpuri Siddha Peetha Parampara which descends from Adi Shankaracharya, following the path of Advaita Vedanta (non-duality) she dedicates herself and time for all who seek and follow their purpose in life.
Over the years Shivjyoti has developed Meditation and Chakra courses and taught thousands on the path of inner inquiry. Opening her first Yoga studio in Burleigh Heads in 2005 and managing a large Ashram she now supports spiritual souls in Melbourne, where she resides at Shivoham.
‘Fifteen years spent with the Spiritual Masters imbued countless gifts and was the support I needed to awaken inner talents and the practical understanding of spiritual life. Blessed in the mighty Himalayas, I share with all who come and feel the malas I create are connection back to source for each individual to carry with them and use for spiritual practices in their own life’.
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 her students.
Dan, Police Detective
Swami Shivjyoti is an amazing teacher. I have learned about the philosophy of yoga through her classes and also how to take the practice off the mat and into my daily life. Thank you Swami Shivjyoti for your lessons and commitment to all your students, you are terrific.
Roxy, Yoga Teacher
I truly look forward to each session with Shivjyoti. Her knowledge and experience of the holistic effect on the mind, body and spirit is wonderful. She has a gentle, calming energy and is clearly interested and aware of everyone's needs. I have benefited from her more than she will ever know.
Susan Jabore, Manager, Qantas
Shivjyoti shares a deep understanding, knowledge and practice. Adapting both ancient rituals with modern day living. With Shivjyoti I am completely inspired. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, insights and energy. You have created a magical space to meditate in Melbourne, especially with your incredible awareness and presence.
Lyndal Mitchell, Executive Coach
I have studied many meditation techniques but the Self Awareness Meditation with Shivjyoti would be my favourite. I love the knowledge Shivjyoti shares of ancient rituals along with ways to use them in our lives now. I feel more connected and look forward to my practice everyday.
Margie Fry, Celebrant
Shivjyoti is a born teacher who is passionate about sharing her wonderful knowledge, her guidance has given me insight into the meaning and joy of yoga which has helped me in life and to establish my own regular practice.
Some people are born to be teachers. Shivjyoti is one of those people, a natural insightful person.
Kim Regan, Interior Designer
Shivjyoti is far more than a yoga teacher. If you are searching for more and look to be connected deeper to your spiritual self. Then Shivjyoti's Shivoham is for you.
Jodie Baker, Entrepreneur