Frequently Asked Questions
Yoga Training Questions
Are the LIVE Yoga Modules RYT Yoga Alliance Certified?
Yes, absolutely. Our program is a 500-hour RYT program with Yoga Alliance. You can also use the yoga modules as Continuing Education Credits for Yoga Alliance.
Do I get Yoga Alliance Credit for Ayurveda School?
You do get Continuing Education Credits but Ayurveda School does not count towards your RYT.
Ayurveda School Questions
What if I don't want to be a health coach?
You don't have to be invested in becoming an ayurvedic health coach to reap all the benefits from this program. This is for anyone who wants to dive deep into themselves with guidance and deeply heal while learning from the masters of Ayurvedic wisdom. It's why we broke up the program into 2 levels. This program is an amalgamation of all I've learned about health and wellness + YOU are the #1 benefactor. It's my mentorship program on steroids, except that you are being mentored BY YOU and YOUR BODY. This is a course about investigating and healing our DNA and lineage. You cannot guide others if you yourself are stuck, so we start at home base.
What if I live in the woods in a yurt and don’t believe in the internet?
How fun! Unfortunately, being able to watch lectures and participate in group calls requires access to a reliable internet connection and a computer that can handle streaming. Much of the perks of this program is that it is ACCESSIBLE to most anyone willing to put in the time and show up. You don’t have to travel or drive anywhere, which is awesome. You can learn and grow from the comfort of your home. It’s like home schooling but better (and cooler) because your network of peers are badass woman from all over the world ready to rise out from the stale patriarchy and claim their health and abundance.
I've never even read a book about Ayurveda, can I still join?
Yes! We start from the very top. The best place to start is by reading my book Healthy, Happy, Sexy. It covers the basics and you’ll feel very confident about diving into Ayurvedic theory during the first few months of the course having had read that already.
How many hours a week should I plan to dedicate to this?
It depends on you and how deep you want to go. But we think the minimum is 5hrs per week. All the live classes are recorded and stored in our virtual classroom so you can watch and re-watch as much as you like. You have lifetime access to the content once you've paid off your tuition. You must complete your final exam within 15 months of the course beginning to receive your certificate. Remember, each level of the program is a year-long - you have time. Make space for and commit to the weekly lectures just like you would for any higher education or professional training program. Slow + steady wins the race everytime! =)
What if I'm not a yoga teacher, or never worked for myself? Can I still be a successful coach?
You'll learn all the basics, and more, in our month-long business module. Plus, you'll be surrounded by friends all going through the same process of starting or elaborating on their careers. You'll be supported. It's never been easier and more accessible for woman to start and run businesses. Have courage!
What's the certification?
Shakti School certifies its own students as Ayurvedic Wellness Coaches (Level 1) and Ayurvedic Health Counselors (level 2). Ayurveda and health coaching are mostly unregulated industry. Shakti School is building a pillar for feminine-centered education in that void. Our internship (level 3) graduates will be listed on our website's directory of feminine form Ayurvedic practitioners.
The world of healthcare is in transition because the system is broken. There has never been a better time to join the movement of holistic health practitioners that are going to shape the healthcare world for generations to come.
We're an organizational member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). You can apply to sit for the NAMACB after completion of level 2 + a 50-hour internship. If you're a yoga teacher, you can use this course as CEC for your Yoga Alliance standing.
How many students take this course and where are they from?
We have over 200 students in our 2019 class and they are from all over the world. With our network growing, the likelihood of there being someone else in your region that’s taken/in the course is high. If you choose, we can pair you up with another woman in the program to be your Ayurveda Buddy, so you can go through this course together. There will also be other opportunities to work on assignments/activities with students in the program as well. We have group calls in addition to the weekly lectures and a lively Facebook group that is specific to your class. It’s fun!
How does the payment plan work?
Your first monthly payment is processed on the day you register. The remaining monthly installments are deducted from your payment source on the same day each month going forward until the end of the payment plan. We cannot change the date of when the payment is deducted from your account. So if there is a particular day you wish to have the payment deducted, for example on the 5th of each month, then please register on the 5th of the month.