All-pervading force, immanent in all the beings of all the worlds
Energy drives and enlivens the manifest world
The quivering of the leaves on the gentlest of breezes
The ripple on the pond of the mind as thought arises
The power of subatomic particles
Exploding into space to create new worlds and stars
Within and without, here and there
Shakti - the divine feminine force of nature personified as the Goddess. Through awakening shakti in our lives grace descends. Grace to heal, grace to give meaning, grace to fill the empty spaces of the soul.
Shakti Bhava is a place of inspiration and practical application. On this site you will find musings, stories, images and ideas to awaken the power of creative healing. Listen to free audio creative visualisation and live kirtan recording. Discover simple rituals and art ideas to practice, that bring meaning to the tides of life.
Find out about programs and retreats for women of all ages drawing together ritual, yoga, creative processes and dance to facilitate participants on a personal journey for change.
Gauri Ma Grace
Gauri Ma originally trained in Yoga Teaching within a Satyananda Inspired organisation in the 1990s. After 2002 she became affiliated with the Mangrove Yoga ashram, teaching a variety of courses, teacher training and eventually living there for some years as a senior teacher. In 2014 Gauri Ma left Mangrove and her affiliation with Satyananda yoga, following her desire for greater creativity and freedom in teaching both yoga and later art therapy.
Teaching yoga has been a life long passion, inspiration and a way of life for her. Creativity is second nature and lead to the study and practice of art as therapy. Now blending the two Gauri Ma offers a rich and unique teaching to women of all ages.
Returning to her love of yoga, Gauri Ma is also excited to be once again inspiring a new generation of Yoga Teachers delivering teacher training in Sydney.
"I have been gifted enormous opportunities and skills in teaching and facilitating for which I am deeply grateful. I want to continue to teach with authenticity and holding space for others as we all sail across this ocean of samsara."
Now in her maga years Gauri Ma expresses the power of the queen, the alchemist and the guardian: a feminine leader for the coming age.