Shanti Harkness volunteers as the Secretary of The Bhakta School of Transformation. She sits on our Board of Directors and also volunteers as a certified staff teacher and program leader for Nityananda Shaktipat Yoga.
“I teach because I could never repay the wealth I have received from Sadguru Kedarji, a true Yoga Master, and Nityananda Shaktipat Yoga. Several years ago, I found my life falling apart. I was depressed, anxious, stressed out, sick, worried about how to make ends meet, etc. As I attended programs and courses at Nityananda Shaktipat Yoga, I began learning simple but powerful methods and practices that began to completely transform my life. Depression, anxiety, worry, restlessness… all dissolved when I practiced what I was being taught. For the first time in my life, I was experiencing peace, content, and even bliss! These treasures are worth more than any material thing on earth! I teach out of gratitude and love for all that I have received, and so that others may also experience the joy, peace and bliss that is waiting for them, right now, in this moment, regardless of mundane circumstances or situations.
What I love most about teaching for Nityananda Shaktipat Yoga is that I am part of an organization that is uplifting humanity and improving the quality of people’s lives. My life was completely transformed by these teachings and practices, and I love to hear others share with me their experiences of the same, or how much they could relate to my story and what a difference these practices made for them. I love how, no matter what the topic I am teaching, there’s just as much of a lesson in it for me as there is to the people hearing it. Another thing I love about teaching is that, as teachers, we’re all “real people.” We’re real people who are experiencing these practices working for us, even as we go about our daily mundane tasks and responsibilities.”