Shakti School’s mission is to uplift and nurture feminine-form Ayurveda & yoga, and the rise of women stepping into their spiritual and creative authority.
This is important to us because when women truly step into their power, they use that power for the greater good. We are a 100% women-owned and operated small-business offering a creative, spiritually-inclined space for Divine Feminine Flow.
Shakti School’s offerings are an amalgamation of lead teacher and founder Katie Silcox and the team’s journey through yoga and the holistic health movement.
We prioritize personal health and the health of our beloved planet Earth. At Shakti School, we understand that changing the world and healing the planet starts with the integration of the individual first.
We believe in the interconnection of personal and collective evolution at all levels: spiritually, intellectually, sexually and emotionally.
We understand life as a long-term journey of learning, and value dynamic dialogue and evolutionary partnerships.
We cherish traditional wisdoms like yoga & Ayurveda and enjoy integrating emergent wisdom from contemporary neuroscience, somatic psychology and functional medicine.
We are honored and delighted to share these teachings with you.
No matter your dreams or obstacles, you have the power to change your life and change the world. I know these teachings and methodologies, and the work we do together, will help you do just that.
Meet the Founder
Katie Silcox M.A. - Founder and C.E.O.
Katie Silcox, M.A. is the New York Times Best-Selling author of the book Healthy, Happy, Sexy - Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women. Holding a Master’s Degree in Hinduism and the Ayurveda Sciences, Katie is an internationally-recognized teacher, mentor to women and inspirer of hearts and minds. She is renowned for her depth of study, her ability to present the complexities of ancient wisdom in a practical, life-affirming manner, as well as her unique capacity to distill the teachings with southern-belle humor and grace.
Her signature teaching style is known as Body Yantra™, incorporating Tantric vinyasa, restorative yoga, dance, sound, breath, emotion processing, manifestation technology, holistic biomechanics and structural trauma-release methods.
Katie was named one of San Francisco's Best Yoga Teachers by Common Ground Magazine in 2009, one of "70 Yogis Changing the World" by Origin Magazine in 2014, and one of "100 Trailblazers in Yoga and Ayurveda" by Spirituality and Health Magazine in 2015. Katie has written extensively on the topics of yoga, Ayurveda, sexuality, herbalism and women’s health in such publications as Yoga Journal, Common Ground Magazine and Origin Magazine. Her best-selling book has been translated into multiple languages around the globe.
Katie has sipped from the honey of many globally-known teachers, including a decade-long guru-disciple relationship in the Himalayan lineage-based Sri-Vidya Tantra.
Today, she works solely with the inner guru of her own heart.
Meet Our Team
Amaury Roseline Vaillant, C.O.O., oversees all day-to-day operations at Shakti School and manages program development, communications & marketing, creative content and strategic planning. Her passions for understanding people, consciousness and the systems that make up the world are channeled towards helping the women of Shakti School grow and expand to their highest potential.
Amaury is a holistic health advocate, Ayurveda + yoga practitioner and educator. When she’s not researching, editing, organizing details, or bossing Katie around, she’s walking in the woods, underlining books and sipping herbal potions.
Sarah Waldron, Operations Assistant, Membership and Event Coordinator, holds B.S. degrees in communication and psychology, and has earned her associates in human development, as well as a certificate in event planning. She competed at both the state and national levels in entrepreneurship and marketing competitions, bringing a breadth of different experiences to Shakti School. Sarah’s time in school and work with children has helped her understand the power of compassion, creativity, and mindfulness. In her spare time, Sarah is passionate about gardening, crafting, plant propagation, and exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains with her dog.
Mary Alexandria Silcox, Head of Creative Content and Communications, has a degree in Eastern Philosophy and Women’s studies. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University where She specialized, under Dr. Daniel E Purdue, in eastern medicine and holistic nutrition. She is a certified yoga teacher, Ayurvedic Chef, and a food and wellness coach. Through our media platform she feels that she is thriving most in the Shakti Community when she is able to educate others on the essentials of why ancient ayurveda and modern day health must merge.
Mary is passionate about rock climbing in the mountains, splattering paint on big canvases, and everything food and wellness.
Special thanks also to Sari Gelzer, Faith Bendt and all the women we partner with to make Shakti School possible.