Ma Shanti (Gloria) is a sensitive, creative and earth conscious spirit by nature. When yoga found her she understood that the power to find balance was in her hands. It was like coming home for the first time. Compassionate, committed and passionate in this journey, she is a highly qualified professional C-AIYT, E-RYT 500, Certified Holistic life coach, Energy healer, Ayurveda lifestyle consultant and YTT lead trainer.
She is a Certified through the Paramanand Institute of Yoga & Research, in Indore, India. Ma Shanti had the blessed opportunity to study under the guidance of Dr. Omanad in India where she received her spiritual name and had the greatest chance to dive into the depths of yoga, as an integrated science and the art of living fully. Ma Shanti suffered from depression and sudden panic attacks from a young age. For the last nineteen years, she has been devoted to her practice and growth as she supports others to embrace their own path. Ma Shanti has been managing yoga studios and now the Shala grounds in Odessa, Florida, guiding yoga classes, workshops, retreats, yoga teacher training and a lifestyle consulting practice for over sixteen years.
Rooted in Classical Hatha, certified in prenatal yoga, yin yoga, chair yoga and influenced by many styles like Vinyasa Flow, Viniyoga, Restorative and Gentle yoga. Her classes are fun, focused, and very naturally flowing; lightheartedly exploring and embracing our shared humanness. Awakened and inspired by many streams and beloved gurus, Ma Shanti maintains a devoted self-practice and commitment to personal inquiry and growth. Keeping Shanti Heart Shala grounds beautiful is one of her passions, inviting and providing students with a truly balanced, grounded and holistic experience.
Namaste~ Yoga and Ayurveda don't just change the way we see things, these two sister sciences transform the person who sees."