Next Session Begins January 2020
Shakti Ayurveda School
A Platform for Feminine Form Ayurveda & Tantra
This is a unique program led by New York Times celebrated Ayurveda author and Tantra Yoga expert, Katie Silcox.
Shakti Ayurveda School's level 1 training is a 300-hour yearlong deep dive into Katie's signature Divine Feminine Ayurveda teachings, and weaves in our faculty's varied backgrounds in functional medicine, psychology, neuroscience and more.
This course is for heart centered souls who want to expand their understanding of healing and feminine form medicine.
It's based on the idea that it's possible to experience abundant health, passion and vitality at any age, and eliminate the divide between spiritual and worldly fulfillment.
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“Women have always been healers. Cultural myths from around the world describe a time when only women knew the secrets of life and death, and therefore they alone could practice the magical art of healing.”
Jeanne Achterberg, Woman as Healer
What Our Student's Are Saying
Things will change when you do this training, your thoughts will change, your heart will change, your body will change. It is not only a chance to be able to learn and share these teachings with other people but an absolute depth in discovery of the self. When I first started this training I felt like I was in a really good place in my life and now feel more humble, powerful, juicy, loving and resilient than I thought I ever would. Through this process, I have learned these teachings are more valuable than any penny and will extend from my body and my mind to generations underneath me. I could not recommend this more to every woman and every man to understand and break down the walls of what we believe our health to be.
- Malia Wright, Ayurvedic Wellness Coach and Yoga Teacher, Los Angeles, CA
I have been studying Ayurveda for years, but feel like I finally found the program that was made for me within Shakti School. Katie's approach to Ayurvedic medicine (and healing in general) feels radical and revolutionary, yet simultaneously known and familiar, like coming home to an old and powerful friend. This program covers the basic foundations of Ayurveda in a clear and concise way that is accessible and fun. But it is also so much bigger than Ayurveda. It taps into the essence of healing itself, and our connection to the universal laws of nature that exist outside of any one path or tradition. This course goes way beyond any other that I have come across by asking us to dive deep into our own experience, our own bodies, our own wisdom, and our own power.
- Seren Rubens, Nevada City, California
It’s profound experiencing the workings of the true feminine form medicine. It shifts your perspective of health and wellness. You begin to understand your life experience within generational time. This program allows the richness of Ayurveda to flower open in a unique, relevant and timely way. The world needs this NOW! Katie has assembled a team of revolutionary leaders at the cross-roads of spirit, yoga and health. This is more than a certification program. This is a community and a movement.
-Amaury Roseline, Shakti School COO
The Shakti School has helped me to transform my life from the inside out! Shakti School is not just a place for learning- it’s a place to become your highest self. I not only received invaluable tools and wisdom to share with my community, but empowering teachings and an incredible sisterhood of support that I needed to step out of fear and into wholeness. Now I have a newfound sense of freedom, an understanding my true purpose, and the tools I need to accomplish it!
-Eden Garcia Thaler, Richmond, VA
First and foremost, Katie has a great personality; she is able to convey the deepest and most complex knowledge with a sense of simplicity and a good dose of humor. Her team of teachers is amazing, each of them very different but experts in their domains. Of course, we learn of lot and we practice most of it, which is great. I like that it stays practical and applicable to real modern life. But most importantly, I think what I like the most in this training is the sense of sorority that we has developed: I feel part of a tribe of passionate women, from all ages and horizons, searching, learning, sharing and supporting each other. It is a great feeling, it has helped me unleash my feminine power and balance my very masculine tendency. I can see a real difference in my daily life: I am more peaceful, more joyful, more patient, more feminine overall.
-Valerie Noto, Telecom executive, yoga teacher, writer & avid student, La Jolla, CA
Before I signed up for Ayurveda School, I knew something was missing. I was struggling to find something deeper than my yoga practice, to feel a deeper connection to my feminine heart, to find a healing routine, to understand the whys and hows of my hormones and to create a more loving relationship to food, nature and the pulsing of my own life force. I truly found all of these things over the past year and I have never felt better. I was especially happy to find a training where I had the freedom to be a part of the classes from my home, on my own time. It really fits my life and I can't wait to get home every Wednesday night for Ayurveda lecture!
-Liz Reynolds, Movement Educator, Charlottesville, Virginia
Where to begin…..this year has-been a year of self-discovery, surrendering, and self-renewal. Shakti School opened a window to my Spirit, mind, and body. A way to reprocess old patterns of living, thinking, praying, feeling, and eating. A school of innovative teachers, who give 100% of themselves during their time with-you. Shakti’s Ayurveda, feminine form medicine, program, can be comparable to three-years of education at a university. After three months of the first training, I already knew that I would sign up for year two. So, if you are looking for “TRUTH, HONEST, SELF-ACTUALIZATION or a TRIBE”, you have found the school. If you are looking to broaden, your healing modalities or to offer more to your clients then this is the school for you. Get ready for both a personal and professional LIFE-CHANGER.
-Stacey Nichols, Teacher, Clear Lake, Iowa
Ayurveda came to me on sacred ground and I knew I had to dive in to Shakti School. It’s been so much more than I could have expected. I wanted to learn about the ancient practices, but have been fulfilled feeling part of a global community of women, connected by Dharma and lineage. Taking these classes on my own time has been invaluable. Studying with teachers across the world can only happen here. Ayurveda school will forever be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
-Jen Tucker, Artist & Entrepreneur, Seattle, WA
My goal this past year was to bring in more feminine flow into my life. After going through Ayurveda school I cannot believe how much more in-touch I am with my feminine side. I've brought so much of what I've been learning to my clients to help them awaken the shakti within them. Body yantra, pelvic play, and surrendering have been my focus this past year. I feel confident to be myself once more.
-Andrea Claassen, Personal Trainer & Ayurvedic Coach, Saint Paul, MN
I have always had a passion for health and wellness so when my sister showed me that Katie Silcox had an Ayurveda school it felt like it had been written just for me. I am now 10 months into studying and it was the best decision ever. Being a mum of three life can be very busy and stressful. I have learnt how to love and care for myself and be more inbalance so that I am less stressed and calm and our life has definitely benefited. The whole household has now taken on Ayurveda and we eat better, sleep better and spend more time doing what we love. Katie is an incredibly inspiring teacher and her lectures are fun, current and informative. She has created an amazing line-up of teachers each month to add their skills and knowledge to the school too. Joining Ayurveda school was the best decision for me and I can't wait to see what year two has in store for us. Emily xxx
-Emily Lindley, Full time mum, Menston, Ilkley, UK
I cannot write enough words about how wonderful my experience at the Shakti Ayurveda School has been thus far. I've been personally studying and practicing Ayurveda for the last 9 years, and I continue to be amazed by how much wisdom is translated and shared by the teachers at each class. At first I was a bit skeptical about how I would enjoy an online program, but I can honestly say I can still feel the connection to the teachers and my fellow students during our "live" classes. And I love the fact that I can work at my own pace and watch or re-watch lectures at a later date if necessary. We also have a Facebook group which has been a fantastic way to stay connected with each other, share our journeys as well as our questions and personal insights. This is not like any "school" I've ever been a part of. It's just as much a journey of personal transformation as it is a forum to learn how to understand and share these ancient healing tools.
-Courtney Sabbagh, Yoga Teacher, Murfreesboro, TN
This past year with Shakti School has brought so much more into my life than I had hoped for. I joined the 300-hour Ayurveda training because I wanted to have a better grounding in ayurveda to bring to my offerings and trainings for my company, Om Fairy. Within the first month I gained so much clarity around the basics of ayurveda that I hadn't in previous trainings. As the year went on, I found the answers to most of the health questions I've had over the past years that have went unanswered by traditional allopathic doctors, which has resulted in me feeling better than ever. From a business perspective, this course has inspired me to step fully into the mission of my business, to inspire trust in your own wisdom and intuition. Katie has created an unbelievable program that taps into best of all worlds. Multiple viewpoints from some of most influential teachers in the realm of yoga and ayurveda. The clarity this course has given me has helped fully blossom the offerings I had visions of coming into this school a year ago.
-Courtney Krishnamurthy, Owner, Om Fairy, San Jose, CA
Level 1 - Ayurvedic Wellness Coach
The Ayurvedic Wellness Coach Certification Program is a year-long Tantra & Ayurveda health education platform. It's the first level of Shakti School's Ayurvedic training and a part of Shakti School's 1008-Hour Master Training Path.
It takes place 100% online and is easy to integrate into your life. Classes are held via live-streaming and they're recorded. Every lecture will be available to watch and re-watch from our intuitive online classroom.
The program runs mid-January to mid-December.
This certification program is based on the principle that it's possible to deeply heal and up-level your impact on your community, sharing your deepest heart’s passion. You will learn all the basics of Ayurveda, as well as the coaching principles needed to be an effective transmitter of Ayurveda.
How can you teach others to thrive if you yourself are struggling physically, emotionally or financially?
This course offers the time-tested support systems for your physical, spiritual and mental body.
If you want to live a life of less stress, more simplicity, and potentially experience the true fulfillment of helping others do the same, this program is for you.
is the founder of Shakti School and lead teacher for the Ayurveda programs. She's the New York Times Best-Selling author of the book, Healthy, Happy, Sexy - Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women. Holding a Master’s Degree in 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.
Brooke Shannon Sullivan
traditional herbalist, yoga therapist and founder of The Wild Temple + Vital Yogi, was raised by Mother Nature. Spending most of her childhood hanging upside down in trees and collecting plants in mason jars, seeded her future as an herbal yogini. Brooke has studied with many master teachers from around the globe and graduated from an Holistic Herbal School in 2004. She works mainly with local plants using Ayurvedic, Tantric and Homeopathic approaches. Her work is what she calls “Spiritual Herbalism” as she combines yoga with the spirit of the plants for healing, fueling and guiding our collective awakening.
is devoted to helping people quiet their voices of doubt and get comfortable taking the leap into knowing and trusting themselves more fully. As a Somatic Sex Educator, she recognizes that as people form deeper relationships with their bodies and greater understanding of their sexuality, they get empowered in every other aspect of their lives. Chris uses her 10+ years of experience in authentic relating and sexual studies to provide a compassionate, safe space for exploration, learning, and healing, while skillfully responding to each client’s moment-to-moment needs. Through this, she helps people recognize their truest desires and capacity to feel great about themselves while accessing more freedom in their bodies.
Chrisandra Fox Walker
Chrisandra Fox Walker has learned Ayurvedic care for women through the California College of Ayurveda and the Center for Sacred Window Studies, with Dr. Claudia Welch, Dr. Robert Svoboda and DeAnna Batdorff, under the influence of Dr. Vasant Lad, and also with Dr. Sarita Shresta and Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. Her most joyful and powerful teachings in motherhood have been carrying, birthing and raising her children. With a near twenty year background in tantric hatha yoga, and practicing as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Chrisandra is passionate about supporting women in their journey of motherhood, as well as guiding families to be optimally healthy and awake in raising children to love, care for and be nourished by their connection to Mother Nature.
is yogini, wife, hobby-farmer, Woods Woman, lover of the moon and stars and an excavator of truth. She is also a RYT 200 Kripalu Yoga Instructor, Level 1 Amrit Method Yoga Nidra Facilitator and Ayurvedic Health Educator. She has also studied with Rod Stryker, Joni Patry, Dr. Marc Halpern, Katie Silcox, Liz Arch, Yogi Amrit Desai, as well as Harshad and Uchita Thomlinson.
Originally from South Africa, Deborah graduated from Naropa University with a Masters in Somatic Psychotherapy in 2005. She is a licensed clinical mental health counselor. Her therapy practice is a multidisciplinary approach to health and wellness, using flower essences to support each client’s unique process. She is a doula, a women’s wisdom circle leader and yoga teacher. In Colorado, she met her lifelong teacher Sofia Diaz who taught her the depth of sacred feminine yoga and how to live open-heartedly.
is a Psychotherapist, Ayurvedic Health Educator and Registered Yoga Teacher. In her clinical practice she guides clients into becoming active forces in their own healing with the artful use of ancient wisdom and modern practices.
Ayurveda and Yoga Therapist considers herself a student for lifetime. She has been sharing about Yoga philosophy, Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda since 1999. She is inspired by and taught under Kriya Yoga, Himalayan Yoga, Kashmir Shivaism and Sivananda Yoga lineages. She has studied both Yoga and Ayurveda in a traditional Guru paramapara setting. Her teaching style is rooted in empowering and inspiring students to awaken the inner Guru. Her core philosophy is, ‘Nothing has the greatest power to heal, but Self!” She’s authored: Mudra: The Sacred Secret; and, Yoga - Ancient Heritage, Tomorrow’s Vision.
Dr. Katy Jane
Named “One of the Top 75 Yogis Who Are Shifting the Planet,” by Origin, Dr. Katy Jane is a yogini, Sanskrit & Vedic Scholar & Jyotishi (Vedic Astrologer). Her guiding vision is rooted in the ancient Veda—a system of transformational wisdom—that’s at the heart of enlightened living. Its aim is to advance the human soul toward greater happiness and fulfillment and is available to everyone regardless of culture, religion, or individual beliefs. While earning her doctorate in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Dr. Katy spent many years studying authentic Vedic Sanskrit under the guidance of traditional pandits. With the boon of Fulbright-Hayes and Ford Foundation grants, Dr. Katy traveled the length and breadth of India interviewing saints and yogis for her doctoral research on enlightenment in Hinduism.
Dr. Kirsten Mackey
is a board-certified family medicine physician and traditional osteopath with specialty training in functional and holistic medicine. In her private practice in Truckee, California, she treats adults, children and infants combining her western training with her passion for yoga, eastern traditions and the mind-body-spirit connection. Using tools such as osteopathic manual medicine, homeopathy, prolotherapy/neural therapy injections as well as autonomic response testing (ART) and various functional medicine testing and treatments, she holistically addresses a wide variety of health concerns. Kirsten received her bachelor's degree from Northwestern University. She subsequently earned her medical degree from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California and completed a family medicine residency at the University of Nevada Reno. She has advanced training in osteopathic manual medicine as well as other modalities such as Ayurveda, somatic sciences and Tantric meditation. Additionally, she has been an active Hatha yoga instructor since 2004.
has a degree in eastern philosophy with a specialization in eastern medicine and nutrition. She is a certified yoga teacher, and has worked as a professional chef at yoga retreats, weddings, and personal parties. Her teachers include leading yoga and meditation teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker, Tibetan Buddhist Author and scholar Dr. Daniel E. Perdue, and Brison Leigh Kresge.
is an internationally recognized leader in Ayurveda education ready to assist her colleagues as they study and practice Ayurveda. Mary Thompson is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Pancha Karma Specialist with eighteen years of experience teaching at the California College of Ayurveda. In addition, Mary is a founding board member of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine.
is a yogini, singer, dancer and shamanic healer. She has studied intensively with world renowned planetary healers including Ana Forest, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, Guru Singh, Lucia Horan, Vinn Arjuna Marti, Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D, Marcella Lobos, Shiva Rae and Michael Meade, to name a few. Meredith’s medicine is accessed through ceremony, retreat experiences, vinyasa yoga and the Sri Vidya lineage of Tantra, energy work, the dancing path and the sacred practices of the medicine men and women of this earth. Meredith is a graduate of the Four Winds Society Energy Medicine School as well as a recording artist and sacred musician.
is the founder of Pranaful, is a Los Angeles-based private chef and mindfulness teacher who is passionate about helping individuals experience radical transformation through the practices of meditation and healthy, mindful eating. She creates internationally-inspired, Ayurvedically-influenced organic cuisine, and offers nourishment education workshops and consultations.
Myra is the Founder of Hale Pule Ayurveda and Yoga since 1999 - a retreat for those looking to start or strengthen their journey toward true health. Myra is also the author of two books, Freedom in Your Relationship with Food and Simple Ayurvedic Recipes. Among many of her clients, she is known as the "baby whisperer" because of amazing success stories helping couples use Ayurveda to overcome infertility issues. When Myra is not helping others find balance in their lives, you’ll find her knee deep in dirt pulling weeds, making date pecan muffins in the kitchen, surfing, swimming, hiking or playing with her pups, Sukha and Nika.
Dr. Siva Mohan
Siva began her path to healing in neuroscience, and this sparked her interest in the mind-body connection. In Medical School and during her Public Health Masters, she focused her studies on an extension of the mind-body relationship: the effects of community, development, and culture on health behavior. For Dr. Mohan, consulting in international public health seemed to revolve around a central question: How do we encourage certain health behavior in different settings around the world? With an MD (focus in psychiatry) and a Masters in Public Health, Siva brings a unique and integrative perspective to Ayurveda. This, combined with her studies in Vedic wisdom, have nurtured her niche: Ayurveda with psycho-spiritual healing. She teaches how to heal yourself by addressing emotions, growing awareness and Ayurveda. Dr. Mohan’s perspectives have been featured globally in print magazines, online health portals, and TV. Siva teaches at festivals, conferences, yoga TT programs, online summits, and at Loyola Marymount University.
Tracee Stanley has been studying Yoga and Tantra since 1995. She met her teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker and was initiated into the lineage of Sri Vidya in 2001. The focus of her teaching is empowerment, sankalpa (intention), self-mastery and healing.
Trinity Ava is an artist, mother, mover, gardener, and lover of food as medicine. She is trained in Eastern and Western herbalism with an emphasis on using essential oils as medicine. Trinity offers over 20 years of teaching and clinical experience and sits on the core faculty at the California School of Herbal Studies. She also teaches at Bastyr University and is a consultant to the natural products industry. Her intention is to inspire and empower individuals with the effectiveness of the herbal tradition.
Dr. Zhaleh Boyd Phillips
Dr. Zhaleh Boyd Phillips is a sociologist and empathic healer who learned about vaginal steaming in 2006 while living in Seoul, enjoying a ‘hip bath’ each time she visited the spa. She began using the customized Peristeam Hydrotherapy Institute method to heal painful, disruptive periods in 2014. She has since become a Certified Vaginal Steam Facilitator and enjoys assisting other women in finding simple, natural solutions to reproductive imbalances. She is founder of Yoyoni Spa, which provides vaginal steam consultations, sessions and supplies.
We Give Back
When you invest in your health and your future through Ayurveda School, you're also helping create meaningful change in the world. A portion of Ayurveda School proceeds will be allocated to the following organizations:
Participating Recognition Entities:
Shakti School 1008-Hour Master Training Platform Credit Requirement; Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credit; Katie Silcox is a Professional Member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Shakti Ayurveda School an organizational member of NAMA.
Graduating students of level 2 may apply to sit for the NAMACB exam at the Ayurvedic Health Counselor level upon completion of 50 supervised client contact hours.
Terms and Conditions
All deposits are nonrefundable: deposits are 20% of total tuition cost. All cancellations must be made by November 1st. Refund requests made prior to October 31st will include refund of the amount paid minus deposit. After November 1st, there are no refunds available except in cases of verified medical emergency. Please review the Ayurveda School Terms of Service in its entirety here.