Frequently Asked Questions
Yoga Training Questions
Are the LIVE Yoga Modules RYT Yoga Alliance Certified?
Yes, absolutely. Our program is both a 200 and 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 Training 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 ACCESIBLE 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 I'd say the minimum is 6hrs per week. All the live classes are recorded so you can watch later and all the teachers are in our Facebook group so if you have a question about a lecture that happened 3 months ago, just post your question to the group and tag the teacher in your post to ask them. Remember, this is a year-long 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 women to start and run businesses. Have courage!
What's the certification?
Shakti School certifies its own students as Wellness Coaches and Health Counselors (level 2). Ayurveda is a largely unregulated industry, holistic health and health coaching practices are in a grey zone. Shakti School is building a pillar for feminine-centered education in that void. Our level 2 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 are an organizational member of NAMA, which means you can sit for their exam after completion of level 2. If you're a yoga teacher, you can use this course as CEC for your Yoga Alliance standing; our program's content goes above and beyond what other 300-hour programs in this field offer.
How many students take this course and where are they from?
We have over 100 students in our 2019 class and they are from all over the world. With our network growing, the likelihood of their being someone else in your region that’s taken/in the course is high. We place all our students in student groups of 6, and everyone chooses 1 Ayurveda-Buddy from their group to be their year-long, week-to-week, accountability buddy. You’ll go through this course together. There will be many opportunities to work on activities with people from outside of your student groups as well. Plus, we have Goddess Calls as a class every month. It’s fun!
Is Shakti Ayurveda School affiliated with NAMA (The National Ayurveda Medical Association)?
Yes, Shakti School has a close working relationship with NAMA. Katie Silcox is a National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Shakti Ayurveda School a non-recognized organizational member of NAMA. Shakti Ayurveda School curriculum meets NAMA's competencies and graduating students of Level 2 may apply for a professional membership at the Ayurvedic Health Counselor level with NAMA upon completion of 50 supervised client contact hours.