Shanti Taleta was introduced to yoga at the age of four. Her parents were disciples of an Indian guru called Osho, and from a young age she joined in on meditations, listened to discourses and she was brought up within the Indian yogic philosophies of meditation and mindfulness.

She took her first yoga class in her early 20’s and fell in love with Ashtanga and vinyasa flow awhile after.

Shanti Taleta continued to delve deeper into yoga, and in 2013 she began her own self- practice, which was the catalyst for change in her life.

In late 2014 she attended a Naam Yoga Master Class with Dr Joseph Michael Levry, which had profound healing effects, and she soon realised that she wanted to share yoga with others.

Knowing first-hand the transformational effects of yoga, her passion and desire to share it with others led her to India, the birthplace of yoga, where she completed her 200-hour Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teaching Certification.

She later moved to Nepal where she immersed herself into a Hindu culture while living with a Nepalese family and she received regular one on one teachings from Premananda, Nepal’s first certified yoga master from the Satyananda lineage.

In 2016 Shanti Taleta was invited to return to India, where she received a further 100 hours Yoga Alliance Certified training. She worked in two yoga teacher training schools, as assistant teacher and demonstrator in anatomy, alignment,  and technical workshops, teaching alignment and adjustments, giving adjustments in the Mysore classes, conducting talks on yoga lifestyle for the 200hr teacher trainees and teaching daily vinyasa flow classes.

In 2017 Shanti Taleta was the resident yoga teacher at a luxury resort in Bali. She taught hatha yoga to guests from all around the world as well as private meditation classes and providing Reiki healing sessions.

Fusing what she has learnt from all her teachers both in India and Nepal, Shanti Taleta wishes to impart on her students the essence of yoga, which is much more than a physical workout.

Her classes are a unique blend of Satyananda and Ashtanga fused together in an intelligently sequenced slow Vinyasa Flow that encompasses a specific series of joint warm ups to activate and remove blockages in one’s flow of prana (life force) in order to prepare the subtle and physical body for asanas ( yoga postures), Pranayama (breath control techniques) and Savasana (relaxation).

Her Guriji taught her that everything is always OM, therefore Shanti Taleta’s classes have a strong spiritual focus that are designed to bring you to the core of your being, along with integrating the flow of breath with movement and correct alignment.


What is the Essence of Yoga? Click here to read my latest article in Elephant Journal.


Shanti Taleta can create a class to suit all ages, body types, levels and abilities and she is now available for private one-on-one sessions in Whangarei.  Please contact her below to book a private class, if you have any questions or if you would like to confirm your attendance to one of the classes above:


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