About Joyful Mind's Shakti Burke
I believe that interaction and fun are vital ingredients in the learning process: they prime the brain to relax and absorb new information; they soothe the nervous system and promote that best medicine, laughter.
And I also love watching the positive way people respond to the traditional mindfulness practices. Close to my heart are the traditional elements of yoga, meditation and deep relaxation.
The insights of positive psychology lend an extra dimension to age-old wisdom, and I enjoy weaving contemporary material into my classes.
I get a thrill every time a class participant tells me the wonderful difference 'being present' is making to their daily experience.
Or when a blog reader enjoys my 'take' on the many aspects of mindfulness.
My own journey into Mindful Living began in the mid-1980's in response to a stressful episode in my life. Who would have thought cultivating the art of 'being present' would be so life-changing?
I soon became a passionate yoga and meditation teacher. Of course I’ve learned a lot since then and the journey continues.
In my personal life today I’m a contented wife, awe-struck mother, one of five sisters, student of Vajrayana meditation, writer, educator, innovator and firm believer that deep down everyone wants to see the glass half full, if not overflowing!
I’ve also worked in publishing, run a freelance picture research business in Sydney, lived in an Indian ashram, spruiked on the stall of a travelling fair, studied Sanskrit, made music video clips with kids and campaigned for action on climate change.
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