Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer Yoga Teacher Trainings?
We no longer offer 200 and 500-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings. Most of our live events do count towards Continuing Education Credit with the Yoga Alliance though. Please inquire with us to make sure the event you're attending can be counted towards your CEC requirements with the Yoga Alliance.
Do I get Yoga Alliance Credit for Ayurveda School?
You do get Continuing Education Credits but Ayurveda School does not count towards a 200-hour or 500-hour yoga teacher training.
Can I get a refund on my Shakti School Membership?
The monthly membership subscription is non-refundable.
Ayurveda School Questions
What if I don't want to be a health coach? Can I do this just for me?
Yes! 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. 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 will I be certified in?
The Shakti School curriculum of study is based on the highest standards and requirements for online Ayurveda education. Upon completion of our Level One program, Shakti School students will be certified as Ayurvedic Wellness Coaches (Level 1), and upon completion of our 2-year program, as Ayurvedic Health Counselors. We are also proud to announce that our students, with proof of proper insurance and course completion can fully practice Ayurveda lifestyle counseling within the scope of study as a Level 1 or Level 2 counselor. Our school is a member of the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America, and upon course completion, our students can also become members of this registry.
What is the current state of Ayurveda regulation in the U.S. and internationally?
Currently in the U.S. and abroad, Ayurveda and health coaching are unregulated industries. Shakti School is building a pillar for women’s healing traditions in that void. Our graduates will be listed on our website's directory of feminine-form Ayurvedic counselors, but will need to inform themselves on the laws and regulations in their country. During our training program, we will inform students of current legal limitations and considerations.
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.
What if I'm not a yoga teacher, or never worked for myself? Can I still be a successful coach?
Yes, absolutely! You'll learn all the basics, and more, in our business and empowerment 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!
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.