I want to share with you a little bit about my healing journey. You see, I created this school, because I needed these teachings.
After years of shmoozing with zany technologists, government agents, Chicago stockbrokers, and a nearly endless bevy of secretly sleepless co-workers, I decided that corporate money-driven life was slowly sucking away my soul. I had a hunger to know myself. I watched as people who had cash, cars, designer clothes, and power slowly drowned their minds in alcohol, prescriptions drugs, and other pain-numbing tactics. It was more than my heart could watch.
I was also experiencing my own host of imbalances—almost unbearable anxiety, crash diets to get rid of late night dinner parties, addiction to caffeine to wake up, alcohol to relax after work, and cigarettes to take the edge off. One day my boss offered me a raise and a promotion—and I went home and cried. I felt like I was on a precipice, where rational choice (duh, take the job) was trumped by a little cry from my heart saying, “Save yourself.”
You see, like you, I wanted to live a purpose-driven life—something that all of the money; beautiful, power-elite friends; and my understanding of the world at that time would never satisfy. I wanted to live a life of fullness—the kind of life that continually allowed my heart to open—whether it was breaking from sadness or bursting with awe. I wanted to live in integrity with my own version of God. I wanted to learn how to listen to my body. I wanted to smell grass and dirt, and learn about plants.
This was my big break.
Out of all my studies into mind-body health, it was yoga, and especially the self-care aspect of yoga called Ayurveda that stuck out. I found these ancient practices for self-healing to be powerful, intuitive, and incredibly nurturing. What my body and soul needed was to be deeply loved—and Ayurveda offered that in spades.
I learned how to work with my emotions, learned a form of self-care that would feed and energize my body, and teach me to become intimate with my sexuality in powerful new ways.
Simply put, I started to feel truly at home in my own skin—a body that I had once criticized and felt disconnected from was now a temple to be honored and cared for. Today, I’m still learning; it’s an ongoing journey. But I am deeply grateful for the answered prayer that is the wisdom of Ayurveda. And I now look forward to aging, I feel better and better as I get older!
So, I built Shakti School because I know in my heart of hearts that these teachings will save and change lives for the good of all. Especially WOMEN. And especially NOW.
If you’re ready to heal ancestral patterns, dive deep into your root mother medicine and commit to more health and love with BIG dharma, join us in Ayurveda School. Heal yourself, and support others with their healing.
We also offer a free mini-course, if you want a glimpse into Ayurveda School. In the mini-course, we dive into the rise of Divine Feminine medicine, the nervous system, the Ayurvedic worldview, and so much more. You can register here. And then write us and let us know what you thought. Did it resonate? Did you have any 'Aha' moments?
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With all my love,