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.

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