Teachers

Shanta Franklin

Shanta’s search for deeper meaning led her to Ananda Assisi in Italy, where she became a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda and was certified in Ananda Yoga®.

Feeling the guidance to learn English in America, she came to Ananda Village as a Karma Yogi at the Expanding Light Retreat, where she renewed her Ananda Yoga teacher training in English and began teaching. In 2014 she became an Ananda Meditation® instructor, taught meditation at the Expanding Light to individuals and groups, and went on to receive training in spiritual counseling, as originally taught by Swami Kriyananda.  In 2017, she completed training in Restorative Yoga.

She studied art and sculpture in high school and later studied classical ballet and modern dance technique in a well-known professional academy in Italy. For several years, she completely dedicated her life as a teacher of modern dance at the academy where she received her training.

Having been inspired to honor and integrate her past experiences with the higher purpose of uplifting consciousness and healing herself and others, she has also developed creative programs in movement.

Events with Shanta Franklin

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - May 2018
May 11, 2018

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of…

Restorative Yoga
June 15, 2018

Restorative Yoga to Relax and Rejuvenate A weekend retreat (Fri night and Saturday)* to relax the body, uplift the mind and nurture the soul. Restorative Yoga is a practice of being, not doing, It is active relaxation or conscious rest, which means you are consciously participating in the process of releasing physical pain, mental and…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - July 2018
July 13, 2018

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of…


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