what does 'shanti' mean?
Shanti is a Sanskrit word meaning peace, rest, calmness, tranquility, or bliss.
Or in the words of T.S Eliot: "The Peace which passeth understanding"
On a creative sabbatical while trekking through the Indian Himalayas Jessica, with a desire to contribute to the restoration of the region, created The Shanti Space. In 2012 The Shanti Space raised donations for a project in a small village of Parvati Valley in the remote Himalayas. By offering yoga therapies and a place to relax at local festivals, funds were raised to buy the village their first bin, support a small local education project, create posters for the village and brought people together on collections and campaigns raising awareness and promoting sustainability in their lands.
Since then The Shanti Space has evolved to host global yoga retreats and gatherings and
has been responsible for managing holistic areas and hosting workshops at large festivals like Glastonbury.
Now a collaboration between yoga teacher Jessica and her partner acupuncturist Jack, both experienced therapists in Eastern holistic modalities, they run a clinic and workshop space in London offering tools to support people's journey of wholeness, exploration and empowerment.
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ABOUT Jess & Jack
Co-founder, Massage & Yoga Therapist, Reiki & Meditation Facilitator
Co-founder, Classical Acupuncturist, Holistic & Sound Therapist
Driven by a strong connection with nature Jessica was spurred on to bow out of the corporate world in order to focus on yoga and meditation while taking the journey from her head to her heart.
Through Hatha and Restorative Yoga, Sound baths, Kundalini Meditation and workshops she gently encourages clients into spaces of restoration, expansion and transformation; rejuvenating vigour for life's adventure and one's creative potential.
She's lively albeit zen, playful and real. Jessica enjoys cooking, writing, live music, dancing, photography and of course, being in mountains.
Her favourite motto is "sab kuch milega" which is Sanskrit / Hindi for "Everything is possible".
Hatha Yoga Teacher (200hrs) - Association for Yoga & Meditation, Rishikesh, India
Restorative Yoga (50hrs) - Laughing Lotus, NYC, USA
Kids Yoga - Rainbow Yoga, Medellin, Colombia
Therapeutic & Ayurvedic Massage - Massage College, Andalusia & Rishikesh, India
Thai Massage - Buddha Temple, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reiki Level 1 - 3 - Buddha Hall, Dharamsala, India
Osho Meditation Facilitator - Osho Resort, Pune, India
Current Study: Aquarian Teacher KRI Certified Level 1 - i-SKY, UK
After illness gave him a kick up the backside, he found himself on the path of the healing artist. After experiencing the transformational healing benefits of Acupuncture he went on to study at The International College of Oriental Medicine, regarded as a leader in its field, where he was awarded first class honours.
Jack's approach is client-centred and takes into account all aspects of the individual to address the root causes of dis-ease rather than the symptoms alone. As a classical acupuncturist Jack practices Five Element, TCM and Stems and Branches acupuncture, working with life cycles, rhythms and birth energies to restore health and well-being.
As a music enthusiast Jack loves playing his Hang Drum and is a world traveler and volunteer. He brings an upbeat spirit and empathetic sensitivity to his work while maintaining a kind-hearted energy and authenticity to his clients.
BSc Acupuncture - International College of Oriental Medicine, UK
Reiki Level 1 - 3 - Piramides Del Ka, Guatamala
Ayurvedic Massage - Dharmasala, India
Thai Yoga Massage - London, UK
Current Study: Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Karuna Institute, UK
Honesty is the bedrock from which we come from. We endeavour to express our truth kindly in our communications, in our offerings and therapies.
We feel curious about life, about ourselves and one another. Having a healthy curiosity and encouraging an open mind we explore the world.
The quality of being kind, generous and sharing is something we value and feel is of great benefit to our world as a whole. With this in mind we donate 10% of all our profits to the benefit of our community.
Compassion literally means “to suffer together.” It is defined as the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another's suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering. We want to create space for more love, deep compassion for ourselves, others and the world.
We recognise the need for more sustainable models on our planet. This is why we source products from environmentally conscious suppliers, choose local organic farmers for fresh produce and support grass-root community projects around the world.
PROJECTS WE've CONTRIBUTEd TO:
Eco Experience Uruguay - An eco community dedicated to teaching sustainability in the stunning grounds of Uruguay.
Social Opportunities Group - A social enterprise devoted to sustainable social change. A coffee shop in Melbourne providing a learning space for children in the slums of Buenos Aires.
Super Cape-Abilities - teaching children to tune in to their inner Superheroes through workshop spaces at music festivals in the UK .
The Dream Flag Project - Capturing children's dreams in words and poetry to share and unite with the world.
Rubber Duck Recycling - Generating awareness, infrastructure and education around the issues of waste management in the Caribbean.
Waste Warriors - An organisation committed to cleaning up India. Reduce, re-use, recycle.
One Love Project - Giving a percentage of our earnings from running the healing space at Meadows in the Mountains Festival 2016 to support a creative haven for Pushkar's underprivileged children.