A Yoga Retreat

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"


Our story

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 in the remote Himalayas. By offering yoga and a place to relax at local festivals, funds were raised to buy the village their first bin, support a small 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, gatherings and a clinic in London whilst being
responsible for managing holistic areas and hosting workshops at international festivals.

Now a collaboration between yoga teacher Jessica and her partner and acupuncturist Jack; both experienced therapists in Eastern holistic modalities, they are motivated to support people's journey of healing, wholeness, exploration and empowerment.

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ABOUT Jess & Jack

Jessica Weaver

Co-founder, Massage & Yoga Therapist, Reiki & Meditation Facilitator



Co-founder, Classical Acupuncturist, Holistic & Sound Therapist

Driven by a curious 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, Restorative and Kundalini Yoga and Sound baths she gently encourages people 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 Hindi for "everything is possible".

Hatha Yoga Teacher (200hrs) - Association for Yoga & Meditation, Rishikesh, India
Restorative Yoga (30hrs) - Laughing Lotus, NYC, USA with  
Yin Yoga (100hrs) - With Yin Yoga with
Sebastian Pucelle & Murielle Burellier
Kundalini Yoga Instructor (200hrs) - KRI Certified Level 1 - i-SKY, UK
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


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
Yin Yoga (100hrs) - With Yin Yoga with Sebastian Pucelle & Murielle Burellier
Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Karuna Institute, UK
Reiki Level 1 - 3 - Piramides Del Ka, Guatamala
Ayurvedic Massage - Dharmasala, India
Thai Yoga Massage - London, 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. The core of our being resonates with Truth.


We feel curious about life, about ourselves and one another. Having a healthy curiosity and encouraging an open mind we explore one another, ourselves and the world.


To overcome the perceived limitations of our conditioning, to venture into the depths of the unknown, to bring light to the darker aspects of our being and feel everything we feel often requires courage. We champion the brave courageous souls who go there and beyond!


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.