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Yoga Beyond the Mat: Workshop with Shivani Howe

The Well is excited to host this open lecture with guest teacher and sannyasin from the East Kootenays, Shivani Howe. Shivani has dedicated her life to her yoga practice, which includes not only personal sadhana, but also a life of service to others. She is the founder of Ishtadev Niwas Yoga Centre in Tata Creek, British Columbia, the non-profit Living Yoga Society, and co-owner operator of Ishtadev Niwas Farm. She travels to give lectures periodically and we were lucky to get her to make a stop on Bowen on this west coast tour.

During her workshop at The Well, Shivani will lead discussions on “yoga beyond the mat”, inviting explorations of a deeper yogic philosophy to support your practice and personal journey. Learn about the koshas or “vital sheaths” that we see through, and how they influence the nature of your reality.



May 23rd, 6:30-8:30PM


Suggested donation of $25 per person, but everybody is welcome regardless of ability to pay. You are welcome to just turn up on the night of the event, but please write to us to let us know if you plan to attend so that we can get a sense of numbers for planning purposes before the date.

About Shivani:


Shivani Howe is the founder of Ishtadev Niwas Yoga Centre in Tata Creek, British Columbia, Canada and the non-profit Living Yoga Society. She is an accomplished artist, writer, inspirational speaker and karma sannyasin yogini at the feet of her Gurus Paramahansa Satyananda Saraswati and Paramahansa Satyasangananda Saraswati, in Rikhia Ashram, India.

In 2001, Shivani was challenged with a painful and 'incurable' disease and decided to take a new approach to life. This is when she discovered the ancient philosophy of Yoga. The New Zealand native not only healed her endometriosis, but brought harmony to her life and body, by unraveling the stresses of her illness from its source.

Shivani has completed over a thousand hours of intensive Yoga training and is a certified E-RYT 500 Yoga teacher and teacher trainer. Her intuition and expertise are invaluable whether she is working in private sessions or speaking to large groups. She has traveled the world speaking and teaching Yogic techniques and philosophy that can be used in daily life to raise one’s consciousness and quality of life.

Shivani is also the co-owner operator of Ishtadev Niwas Farm where she lives and works with her husband Paramjyoti and son Narayan, and offers life changing retreats and classes. Her intention is to bring the Eastern philosophy of Yoga to the West and facilitate the beautiful awakening within Canada and to seeks from around the world. Shivani's favorite pastime is playing with their 9 year old son, her greatest teacher.