About Big Shakti

Empowering spiritual growth through yoga and meditation.

Founded in 2004 by Jayne Stevenson and Dr. Swami Shankardev Saraswati, Big Shakti is a leading online platform for authentic yoga and meditation resources.

Our mission is to help individuals achieve optimal physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being through the transformative power of these ancient practices.

Big Shakti offers guided meditations and courses blending yoga tantra and Western depth psychology, including Carl Jung's works. Our teachings cultivate self-awareness and self-regulation, empowering you on your journey towards self-mastery.

Big Shakti provides a supportive environment for all levels of yoga and meditation practitioners. Join our community today and embark on a journey of self-discovery, inner peace, and holistic well-being.

Cofounders & Teachers

Dr Swami Shankardev Saraswati

Dr. Swami Shankardev Saraswati is a western medical doctor, Yoga Acharya (authority), Yoga Therapist, psychotherapist, author, and teacher.

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Jayne Stevenson

Jayne Stevenson, Cofounder and Director of Big Shakti is a counselor, dreamworker and writer with a passion for healing and spirituality.

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Our Accreditations​

Big Shakti’s courses are recognized by the Yoga Alliance (USA) as Continuing Education (contact hours), Yoga Australia, Satyananda Yoga Academy, and SYTA (Satyananda Yoga Teachers Association) for Continuing Professional Development.



Our range of holistic modalities enhance your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. From the physical practice of Yoga to the mental clarity gained through Meditation, and the therapeutic benefits of Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda, to transformative Psychotherapy—each approach is designed to support your journey towards a healthier, more connected life.

Explore these practices and find your path to balance and renewal.

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Meditation is an English word that means a practice by which we achieve conscious connection. When you connect deeply to your body and mind through meditation, you will experience better health, inner peace, and spiritual awakening. There are many different meditation techniques: relaxation meditation, prāna meditations to increase energy, mantra meditation to calm the mind, breathing meditation to develop emotional resilience, and chakra meditations for spiritual awakening. These are just a few of the forms that we teach at Big Shakti.

Yoga Tantra

Yoga Tantra is a profound and comprehensive approach that extends beyond traditional yoga practices to include rituals, visualizations, and deep meditations. It aims to harness the subtle energies within the body to achieve spiritual growth and transformation. Our teachings in Yoga Tantra guide you through these ancient techniques, helping you unlock a deeper connection with your inner self and the universe. This modality is for those seeking to enrich their spiritual practice and explore the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit in profound, transformative ways.

Yoga Therapy

Yoga is a science of health management and a way to continuously improve your health. Yoga therapy is the application of yoga and meditation to the treatment of chronic physical and psychological conditions. Yoga therapy is often combined with other healing practices to increase their effectiveness. In many cases, under the supervision of qualified health professionals, people can eventually stop using medications and rely on yoga therapy alone to maintain good health.


The science of Ayurveda explores how our environment, diet, habits, and activities affect our innate constitution (body type). Ayurveda provides potent remedies to restore balance and build health by implementing appropriate lifestyle and dietary changes, and by using natural medicinal herbs. Combining Ayurveda with yoga therapy and psychotherapy is a potent path to self-healing and self-transformation..


This practice involves exploring and interpreting dreams to gain insight into one's subconscious mind, emotional well-being, and spiritual guidance. Dreamwork can be a powerful tool for personal growth and understanding, providing a unique way to access deeper self-awareness and resolve psychological conflicts. Incorporating Dreamwork can complement the existing modalities like Yoga, Meditation, and Psychotherapy by adding a different dimension to self-exploration and healing.


Psychotherapy teaches strategies and provides tools to deal with stress and unhealthy patterns of thought, emotion and behaviour. Psychotherapy supports us managing parts of us that are underdeveloped, underregulated and underintegrated. It promotes self-awareness, heart-connected relationships, and the development of a healthy body and mind. 


Yoga is a Sanskrit word that means ‘union’ or ‘connection.’ Some forms of yoga are more physical, while others aim to develop the mind and spirit, and are typically more meditation-based. We teach a variety of these forms, which can help you to feel calm, strong, aware and more fully connected to yourself and your life.

Pranic Healing

Pranic Healing is a form of energy medicine that utilizes the body's life force (prana) to heal the physical and energetic body. This technique involves the manipulation of this life energy, the cleansing of blockages, and the energizing of the body to enhance health and well-being.

Yoga Breathing

Yoga Breathing, or Pranayama, involves various breathing techniques that are designed to improve mental and physical health. Pranayama practices focus on controlling breath to influence the flow of prana in the body, thereby improving vitality, mental focus, and emotional equilibrium.


Jyotish, or Vedic Astrology, is an ancient Indian science that utilizes the positions of planets and stars to provide deep insights into an individual’s personality and life trajectory—past, present, and future. This modality offers unique perspectives on personal and spiritual growth, helping practitioners align their lives with cosmic rhythms and universal truths. As a profound tool for understanding life’s purpose and navigating challenges, Jyotish complements traditional practices like Yoga, Meditation, and Ayurveda, enhancing holistic well-being and informed decision-making.

Mantra Meditation

Mantra Meditation is a transformative practice that uses the repetition of sacred sounds, words, or phrases to focus and calm the mind. Each mantra is selected for its specific vibrational quality and potential to elevate the practitioner's spiritual and mental well-being. Engaging in Mantra Meditation regularly can help reduce stress, increase concentration, and promote a profound sense of peace. This modality is particularly beneficial for those seeking to deepen their meditation practice and achieve a heightened state of consciousness through the powerful resonance of sacred sounds.

Chakra Meditation

Chakra Meditation focuses on activating and balancing the body’s chakras, or energy centers, which are crucial for maintaining physical, emotional, and spiritual health. By meditating on these energy points, practitioners can clear blockages and enhance the flow of energy throughout the body. This practice promotes better health, emotional resilience, and a deeper spiritual connection. Chakra Meditation is ideal for anyone looking to harmonize their inner energy systems and foster a vibrant, balanced state of being.

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What is Shakti?

Shakti means creative power. It is your inner power, your life force, your glow, your feeling of well-being, and your verve for life.

The more Shakti you have, the better you feel. You have more energy for thinking clearly, digesting food, digesting all life experiences, and creating a better, more fulfilling life.

Big Shakti’s meditations and courses increase your shakti so you gain physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health, and ease pain and suffering of every kind.

Big Shakti meditations and courses cover

  • Relaxation
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Pranic healing
  • Chakras
  • Life Purpose
  • Yoga Breath
  • Yoga Tantra
  • Dreamwork
  • Yoga Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Mental health
  • Building resilience and strength
Big Shakti

“Big Shakti’s study programs provide a path to enlightenment and a practical yet highly spiritual means of attaining a more aware state wherever you are in your own development. Both Swami Shankardev and Jayne support your growth and learning in a safe, loving environment where questions are seen as part of the learning. The structure of the theory has given me the basis on which to build. It has helped me to understand so much about my life and the lives of those around me. I feel supported and held.”


Big Shakti

“I really appreciate the format of the Find Life Purpose course. It is easy to follow and I feel I can go at my own speed. This makes it possible for me to truly embody the principles I am learning. I have gained deep insight into what I really want and moved away from patterns that don't serve me, I am much more aware of my own genuine truths. I will continue to use this course as a tool in my life. Thank you!”

Big Shakti

“Thank you so much for your wonderful courses. I really love the way you combine meditation, psychology and spiritual concepts in such a user-friendly, manageable format. I am calmer, less reactive, more creative and productive despite life constantly hurling bombs at me. I am grateful for your guidance. Not many Yoga teachers have the experience to guide me in this way. I feel connected and trusting of you because you have shown me how to trust and connect with myself in a most real and wonderful way.”


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Our commitment to you

Both Jayne and Swami Shankardev have been blessed to study with outstanding teachers and masters who gave them access to authentic, life-changing knowledge and wisdom.

They have spent their lives translating this knowledge into meaningful forms you can use to improve your health and enhance your life.

They are committed to supporting you at every level, whether you’re just beginning your meditation journey or you’re an experienced meditator, yoga teacher, or health professional.

Big Shakti

“The Chakra Meditation practice with Swami Shankardev is the most clear and delightful I've done. The introduction is excellent and it has helped me understand the chakras more deeply. The rotation of consciousness through the chakras is genius! What a downpour of grace; to hear the beautiful pronunciation of the sweet names of the chakras, but more importantly to truly feel them in our own being!”


Big Shakti

“Heartfelt gratitude to both of you, I have been longing for this deep connection to teachings that can only be transmitted by the Teacher. I understand that there are many subtle levels of communication you are conveying to us through your expertly crafted courses. The meditations are helping me stay centered and present. My sense of self-awareness is heightened and I am able to witness my thoughts, actions and emotions throughout the day.”


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“Big Shakti's online programs are planned with extreme care and knowledge and they are valuable tools for self-study. They are easy to follow, and they always make me feel as if the teacher is in my mind, knowing my needs, and what I want to explore. Either it is a meditation, a Yoga Nidra or a program about facing our shadow, or discovering our life's purpose, their quality and power is unique.”


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