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Meet Sam "Shanti" McKenzie

Updated: Nov 28, 2022

Sam's personal journey with yoga started about 20 years ago. The first seed was planted by her experience of Sivinanda Yoga and soon led to a love of many styles of yoga.

Sam completed her 200HR teacher training qualification with Ashram Yoga and that's where her core training has been thus far. She is currently on the path to completing her 300HR teaching training and couldn't be more excited!

Further training in the field of Yoga Nidra, Yin, Restorative and Kids Yoga have served to deepen her passion for yoga even more.

What is Sam's teaching style like?

It is a unique blend of traditional and classic Hatha yoga with more modern Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative. She maintains a focus on breath throughout the practice and aims to keep an element of mindfulness and relaxation in each class. In the future, Shanti wants to focus on introducing students to the more energetic aspects of Yoga.

Sam is often known as 'Shanti Dasi' - where did the name come from?

Here's the scoop; the name 'Shanti Dasi', which means "server of peace", was given to her by Swami Shantimurti of Ashram Yoga. This is the name she uses when teaching yoga as it has such a special resonance for her.

Take a look at our schedule for all 21+ classes each week, and to see when Sam is teaching next at Kanuka Yoga.

Thanks for practicing with us.

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