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Shelly Johnson, she/her


Pictured here looking out from inside Tortilla Bus, Shelly intentionally landed in New Mexico 15 years ago and built Shanti Community & Retreat in Madrid from the ground up. Shelly is a well-loved, respected, and renowned pop art painter, musician & performer, maverick, pup momma and community organizer.


Shelly is the heart, soul, and core of Shanti!

Bri, she/they


Pictured in the rainbow beanie, Bri offers yoga for anyBody at Shanti, facilitates emBodied Yoga School Teacher Trainings, co-facilitates yoga retreats, and intentionally curates transformative adventure experiences for womyn from all walks of life. 

Jake, he/him


Pictured inside a vintage bus, Jake is Shanti's newest resident caretaker, photographer, and artist extraordinaire! Jake brings vibrant energy to all he does and is excited to offer his chef expertise at the Dharma Bum Tea House this summer and fall!

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