Rachel and Faye met 8 years ago during their time studying in London. What began as a friendship evolved into a team with shared values on how to survive the increasingly hectic and stressful city lifestyle that so many of us lead these days. Through yoga, they learned how to find peace within the buzz of the city and most importantly, within themselves. After several lightbulb moments on the mat, they discovered that yoga in fact holds many of the answers for life off the mat.
Their shared passion for travel has deepened and inspired their yoga practice over the years, thanks to the incredible teachers and practitioners they have been fortunate enough to meet at retreats and communities along the way. No matter where they travel, the core values that make us human and connect us all are to be found everywhere.
Rachel and Faye created Shanti Niwas as a way of sharing these values through the practice of yoga; they believe that yoga really is for everyone and that the benefits of a regular practice go far beyond the physical health benefits that often attract and sometimes even put people off yoga to begin with. They take an integral approach, aiming to teach skills which can be employed both on and off the mat.