Meet Stephanie Shanti

About Stephanie Shanti Bosanko


Stephanie Shanti is the Director and Co-Founder of Shanticentre, a yoga retreat centre in rural southern Italy. She trained as a yoga teacher at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in Canada in 2000 and has been teaching, living, and breathing yoga ever since. She became a Reiki Master soon after and continued her bodywork training by becoming a Reflexologist and Masseuse. She also specialises in Yoga for Cancer, having completed Healing Space Training with Jude Murray 2015.

She has studied under many schools of yoga; including Iyengar, Jivamukti, Restorative, Vinyasa and Yin, and her classes blend and weave together the beautiful strands of healing yoga. She loves to bring all elements of yoga into her classes; blending meditation, relaxation, pranayama, and philosophy together with the asana practice.

In 2009 Stephanie Shanti and her beloved partner Rupert opened Shanticentre and for the past 10 years she has been facilitating retreats and trainings at their retreat center and further afield in Morocco, Sri Lanka, Croatia, Devon, and Dorset. 


In 2016 she founded the Shanticentre Training School, known for its courses in the fields of yoga, massage, and Reiki. Her retreats combine massage and yoga which allow for a deep level of healing and restoration.

She currently resides in Bristol U.K. with Rupert and their two lovely boys.

Stephanie & her partner, Rupert
Stephanie Shanti's Specialties

Subtle Anatomy and the Chakra System

Anatomy & Physiology

Accessible Yoga & Asana Adaptations

Therapeutic Yoga

Therapeutic Massage & Reiki

Spiritual Guidance

Spiritual Well-being Coach

Steph Shanti's Education & Certifcations


Accessible Yoga Training - London November 2019

'Healing Space' Yoga for Cancer - Shanticentre 2015


Swedish Deep Tissue & Indian Head Massage Training

VTCT - Brighton 2004

Thai Yoga Massage Training: The Sunshine Network

Asokananda - Chiang Mai, Thailand 2002

Reiki Levels I, II, and Master Training

The Yellow House - Brounemouth 2001-2002

Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC)

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres - Quebec, Canada 2000

BA (Hons) in Theology & Religious Studies - 1999


Bristol, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

Abruzzo, Italy

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