Who We Are

Shanti means “Peace” in Sanskrit. In 2018, Allyson became a certified yoga instructor at the Om Shanti Om Ashram in Rishikesh, India. There, her Guruji instructed all the students at the end of each practice to chant “Shanti, Shanti, Shanti, Peace Peace, Peace.” The reason being that if you say “Peace,” you will have it.

Community is fundamental. Allyson returned to America after traveling the world for 8 years. She was never able to stay in one place for no more than a year, thus never able to put down proper roots. She had no family, no permanent friends near, as she traveled completely solo. Those few times where she was able to immerse herself in a Community were her most fulfilling experiences during her travels.

Yoga is what we do. After surviving an abusive relationship when she was 19 years old, Allyson’s friends forced her to a yoga class in hopes of helping her heal. She fell in love with yoga, got herself back on track, and has been passionate about Yoga ever since. Allyson claims that yoga has saved her life many times and wants to share it in hopes that maybe it could help some one else through a difficult time.

Healing is the whole reason why we are here. We want to provide a physical and emotional space for people to heal, connect, practice, and feel supported by a community. Our mission is to empower individuals by providing them with tools to heal themselves and a space to connect with other like-minded people.

The purpose and mission of Shanti has transformed so much since the COVID-19 pandemic. My studio space is closed, but I am teaching at Testo Farms in Milford, CT!  I also partner with other local businesses, markets, festivals etc. for events as well as virtual spaces!

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All are welcome here. We encourage people from all backgrounds, races, genders, and religions to participate and/or reach out to us at any time. It does not matter who you are or what you are interested in, you will be accepted and embraced here.

All People are EQUAL
LOVE always wins
Immigrants and Refugees are WELCOME
Disabilities are RESPECTED
Women are IN CHARGE of their bodies
People and Planet are valued over profit

Curious to learn more about our founder? Read Allyson’s bio.

The light in us honors the light in you.