Dedicated to union, Healing and Peace

I am ready and honored to support you in your Mastery to Wholeness ~ Namaste
Gloria Ruiz
Founder/Owner of Shanti Heart

A Goddess' Heart Retreat ~ Reclaiming our Freedom to Feel

October 22 through 24 at Shanti Heart Sanctuary & Retreat

This is a Friday evening, Saturday & Sunday day retreat, where together we will explore and tap into the amazing potential of our hearts, to awaken, heal and feel home. This is an invitation for new agreements, feeling safe in our own skin, to intuitively evolve and transform.
There is a sacredness in holding a loving space through rituals, ceremonies, mindfulness practices, and art. Let’s re-establish the power of our creative energy within our Goddess circle. Be ready to reclaim your freedom to feel love, safe and empowered through the experience of your true essence and divine power.

Friday 7 to 9 pm

Full moon Opening Ceremony around the fire with live music

Creating our sacred space to heal and nurture.

Saturday 8 am to 4 pm

Connecting with a present heart

Healing the inner child

Play ~ Create ~ Celebrate

Finding our true voice ~ Feeling safe, supported & love

Sunday 10 am to 3 pm

Embracing fearlessly our shadows with compassionate acceptance

Stepping into the power of the fullest potential of our own heart

This retreat will be outdoors to enjoy nature


  • Yoga & mindfulness practices
  • Dance, Chanting & Art
  • Enjoying Nature
  • Quiet time & Journaling
  • Time to Share
  • Hena Art
  • Divine Feminine Drumming Circle
  • Energy Healing
  • Mother Earth Blessing
  • Full moon fire circle
  • Fresh and vibrant vegetarian meals

A time for healing, celebration & renewal.

What to bring:

  • an open heart
  • a yoga mat
  • a journal
  • flip-flop/sandals
  • comfortable clothing
  • your water bottle
  • your favorite blanket (optional)
  • Object from your childhood (optional)


Limited number of spots, must pre-register for event.  $244 includes workshop, materials, meals and snacks

Your Shanti Heart Guides

Gloria Ruiz
Lead Facilitator

Carlos Ruiz

“Gloria is a person who demonstrates a passion for craft through unconditional love and compassion. She has inspired me to live more fully, to care for my health and live in the present moment. I feel very fortunate to have her in my life.”

– Blanca

“A blessing, Gloria’s knowledge and wisdom are vast and deep and her delivery spoke to my soul and it was always in a way I could understand and internalize well. I cannot say enough good things about this woman, let her in your life and you will be blessed! ”



Gloria offers a range of coaching options to meet your desire to live a mindful and embodied life. Engaging in holistic life coaching could be for you if:

  • You are stuck in unhealthy patterns of body, heart, and mind and can’t seem to find a way out alone.
  • You feel sometimes overwhelmed and tired of trying to figure it out and end up with the same patterns and results affecting your mind/body wellbeing and a sense of disconnection and isolation.
  • You desire to feel at home in your own body and at ease and resilient in your life – Living your purpose.
  • You desire to growth a healthier more loving relationship with Self and others. Your relationship dynamic is not working for you.

Holistic Life coaching is a journey to what you desire most … inner peace, self-acceptance, healing, loving relationships and happiness!

Practice and embrace a holistic approach to your life, allow awareness to become your wholeness. The path is filled with turns and changes in direction into feeling the best you ever. It is a gentle reminder that no effort on this path is ever wasted … your journey begins by taking your first step! Gloria  is a certified life coach through Mastery Systems, Yoga therapist, and ayurveda consultant ready to support you on your path to mastering wholeness. Gloria has worked with many in our community and each time – the path unfolds through insight, guidance from within yourself and the awakening of your divine awareness.

No effort on this path is ever wasted…

MEDITATION is your best medication

The most important habit you can adopt for wellness is meditation. Meditation helps to form all other habits, it helps you to become more peaceful, more focused, less worried about discomfort, more appreciative and attentive to everything in life. Schedule time to learn how meditation can create space and peace where before there was none.

Meditation is the mental exercise of focusing all your attention, moment to moment, Allow me to guide and teach you the many ways and techniques to become skillful in managing your everyday life with ease, openness and awareness.

Meditation is a silent heart, a peaceful mind which can make life more loveable

YOGA THERAPY is my therapy

Our Private Yoga therapy sessions are based on a holistic, client-centered approach to support our clients with challenges at every stage of life on their path toward inner peace and personal healing. personalized guidance through the teachings and practices of whole spectrum of Yoga to support individuals living with, or in recovery from, illness, injury, or adverse health conditions.

Gloria a Certified Yoga therapist uses a combination of Yogic techniques to guide the client through an individualized practice that promotes wellness for body and mind. Sessions may include physical poses, breathing practices, meditation, guided relaxation, Yoga philosophy, and stress-reduction techniques, all adapted to suit the client’s condition and goals.

Yoga Therapy focuses on increasing quality of life!


  • Want to feel more calm and focused?
  • Want to sleep through the night?
  • Want to enhance your energy, vitality, and mental clarity?
  • Want to feel nourished and pain free?
  • Want integrated care for a medical condition?

Ayurveda places great emphasis on the maintenance of health through close attention to balance in one’s life, right thinking, diet, lifestyle and the use of herbs. This knowledge helps people understand how to create and bring about balance according to one’s own unique constitution and the current emotional and physical stresses in people’s lives.

Some of the lifestyle tools Gloria uses with clients include dietary modifications, daily routine adjustments, contemplative practices, breathing and movement techniques, herbal formulas and body therapies used to address local physical conditions. It is our goal to support you through your healing journey with not only great skill and knowledge but also with compassion and understanding.

Ayurveda teaches us to cherish our innate-nature -
"to love and honor who we are"

Gloria Ruiz

Gloria is your primary instructor for the training. Ma Shanti’s training includes:

  • E-RYT 500
  • Yoga Therapist- Registered with IAYT
  • Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant with Amrit Yoga Institute
  • Energy Healing Practitioner
  • Mastery Systems Life coach
  • B.A in Psychology
  • Member of Psi Chi honor society

Gloria is a sensitive, creative and earth/God conscious spirit by nature. When yoga found her twenty years ago, she understood that healing was in her hands.  Knowledge is power and knowledge of one’s self is self-empowerment; it requires self-regulation, unconditional love and discipline. One’s life purpose blossoms through nurturing one’s own Divine full potential – to love and embrace the amazing opportunity makes life sacred and connected to God.  From a young age, Gloria suffered from depression and sudden panic attacks. Through the years she has been devoted to her practice and growth, supporting others to embrace their own path. Managing yoga studios and now the Shala grounds in Odessa, Florida – Gloria guides yoga classes, workshops, retreats, yoga teacher training and a lifestyle consulting practice for over sixteen years.

Gloria is a highly qualified professional yoga therapist C-AIYT, E-RYT 500, Certified Holistic life coach, Energy healer, Ayurveda lifestyle consultant and YTT lead trainer.  She is a Certified Yoga Therapist through the Paramanand Institute of Yoga & Research, in Indore, India. Gloria had the blessed opportunity to study under the guidance of Dr. Omanand in India where she received her spiritual name, Ma Shanti, and had the greatest chance to dive into the depths of yoga, as an integrated science and the art of living fully.  

Rooted in Classical Hatha, certified in prenatal yoga, yin yoga, chair yoga and influenced by many styles like Vinyasa Flow, Viniyoga, Restorative and Gentle yoga. Her style is fun, focused and very naturally flowing; lightheartedly exploring and embracing our shared humanness. Awakened and inspired by many streams and beloved teachers. Gloria maintains a devoted self-practice and commitment to personal inquiry and growth. Keeping Shanti Heart Shala grounds beautiful is one of her passions, inviting and providing students with a truly balanced, grounded and holistic experience. 

Namaste~  Let’s reclaim our freedom of heart, a sacred and beautiful journey to a standard of Grace, not perfection.

To contact us:

Call or text Gloria at
727-479-8755 or email Gloria@shantiheartyoga.com

We are conveniently located 3 miles from East Lake Road off of Tarpon Springs Rd.  

We are centrally located to Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco county – 10 minutes from Citrus Park,  Westchase or Trinity area.

We look forward to seeing you on the mat!

18101 Boy Scout Rd ,  Odessa Fl          727-479-8755          gloria@shantiheartyoga.com