Author / Relationship Coach / 80's Super Model / Former Actress
Patty Owen (Shanti) is a relationship coach. She was an 80’s super model regularly featured in Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She was also an upcoming actress that appeared on popular TV shows like Miami Vice. Patty left the life of glitz & glamour due to sexual abuse issues in the industry and abandonment issues that were rekindled by the loss of dozens of her closest friends from the AIDS epidemic.
In search of healing, Patty went on a deep inner spiritual journey for several years. During this period is when she adopted the name “Shanti” which means “peace” in the ancient sacred language of sanskrit. Shanti is deeply committed to us finding peace on earth through our intimate relationship with ourselves and others. To that end, she has been immersed in over 33 years of research and training in transformational, spiritual, sensual, and relationship modalities. Her major areas of study include Dan Fauci’s Actor’s Mastery, Werner Erhard’s EST training, Transcendental Meditation, Louise L. Hay, More University, The Landmark Forum, David Deida, Kabbalah, Personal Dynamics, and numerous yoga and tantra programs.
Twice divorced, Shanti keeps connected with both her ex-husbands and fosters a close relationship with her father, sister, 22-year-old daughter, and her many close friends. Shanti’s mother passed in 2011 and with her death came the death of Shanti’s denial. Shanti finally got clear that she had a sex/love addiction that was unconsciously guiding her every decision, many of them very dangerous ones. Shanti is extremely grateful that her mother’s death shook her up and woke her up. You can read more about Shanti’s awakening in her upcoming book, Memoirs of a Legal Courtesan: A sex/love addict’s journey into wholeness…