About Shanti Atlanta
My name is Dee Doanes Davis (aka) The Agnihotra Lady, and I’m an environmentalist with the Heal the Atmosphere Association (HTAA). I also am the custodian of Shanti Atlanta Agnihotra and Meditation Retreat (located in Conyers, GA), a certified Ayurveda Stress Therapist at Shanti Atlanta Ayurveda Stress Clinic, Agnihotra teacher, Kriya yoga teacher, holistic health expert, journalist, writer, and public speaker.
Shanti Atlanta is the Atlanta campus of Shanti Villa Institute (SVI), founded by my husband, Sri Charles. SVI is an Ayurveda school, farm, and eco-Center located in Tuskegee, AL. (SVI is part of the HTAA organization.)
Agnihotra is an ancient Ayurveda practice that has transformed my life! I walked away from a career in public relations to focus on teaching Agnihotra. My focus is on: outreach to at-risk communities, environmental education, garden education, meditation, Kriya yoga, raw yoga, holistic health, wellness, spiritual development, and showing others how to practice love every day.
Learn more about Shanti Atlanta here
How I Started
I started Health Plus Lifestyle originally to share my health tips by blogging every week. Health Plus Lifestyle expanded to social media outreach, public speaking, volunteer work, and marketing and public relations consulting for health and wellness companies.
On this path, I deepened my knowledge of alternative healing modalities, tuned in to Mother Earth, and became a student of Sri Charles. (We weren’t married then.) God and Sri Charles led me to start Shanti Atlanta, so now Health Plus Lifestyle is primarily focused on my work at Shanti Atlanta. I kept the original website name so all my regular readers could stay connected with me.
You’re on this site to learn about Agnihotra, Ayurveda healing, holistic health, and environmental issues. I want you to learn ways to have a healthier and happier life and tap into the connection between the Earth, Mind, Body, and Spirit. You can’t have complete health without the combination of these four things.
Healthy Earth, Healthy You!
Taking Care of the Earth is Part of Having Good Health
I will show you ways to help combat pollution and take care of the Earth. Agnihotra is a powerful practice that reverses pollution! I love teaching about environmental and climate issues. After all, a healthy Earth means a healthy you! If the Earth is polluted, then how can you expect to be healthy? Take Action Now!
- Do Agnihotra
- Start a community garden
- Cook most of your meals
- Stop buying so many products
- Make your cleaning supplies and hygiene items
- Recycle and reuse items you normally would throw away
- Bring empty glass jars to buy bulk food items
- Reduce using single-use plastic bags
Contribute to my community outreach work for climate change and environmental awareness.
Don’t look to me as the expert of YOUR health.
I encourage you to try different things and find what works best for you to achieve good health. Remember that anything I recommend is what works for me or others and may not work for you. Tweak your alternative health plan as you take this journey with me. Remember, this is YOUR health journey. Learn all you can to become your own health expert!
Get information about:
- Hatha Yoga
- Kriya Yoga
- Raw Yoga
- Herbs That Heal
- Foods That Heal
- Fitness Tips
- Holistic Health Treatments
- How to Eliminate Stress in Your Life
- How To Care For The Environment
- Spiritual Development
- Sustainable Building, Tiny Houses, and Intentional Communities
Learning About Health
I’m all about teaching and learning as much as possible. Especially the learning part. All teachers are students, and all students are teachers.
I learn about holistic health from many different sources, which include:
- Ayurveda Doctors
- Master Herbalists
- Naturopathic Physicians
- Functional and Integrative Medical Doctors
- Chinese Medicine Doctors
- Zone Chiropractors
- Holistic Nutritionists
- Fitness Instructors
- Yoga and Meditation Teachers
- Yogis and Monks
- Energy Healers
- Biodynamic and Homa Therapy Farmers
- Permaculture Design Teachers
- Real People That Cured Themselves With Natural Therapies
I believe that healing the body naturally should always be the first and continued course of treatment, but I’m not opposed to medical doctors that use natural therapies.
Read below, read below, read below!
I’m very much into living healthy, but every once in a while… I…um…must confess to having a weakness for key lime pie and other sweets. There is no such thing as “being on a diet.” Good health is about having a good diet and having a healthy lifestyle. Yes, that means you can’t eat potato chips and cheesecake every day if you want to be healthy.
I’m a vegetarian. I’m active and love yoga.
Hobbies/Interests: I love the outdoors, organic gardening, recycling/reusing, sustainable living, tiny houses, preserving the environment, reading, writing poetry, modern dancer, travel, theater, classical and jazz music, volunteer work.
Former board member of The Action Not Words Project, an Atlanta grassroots nonprofit. We started Ujima Gardens Urban Farm at the Cedar Seeder Farm in Snellville, GA (formerly in the City of Lithonia Park.) This project was great for the environment and people in the community. I encourage everyone to make healthy food available to those living in food deserts, do volunteer work, and help other people live better lives.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy! Namaste.