Acharya Shunya is a truth teller, a path shower, and a feminine wisdom bearer for present-day seekers of nondual wisdom and divine feminine grace. She is the first feminine head of a 2000-year old traditional Vedic lineage hailing from the holy city of Ayodhya in Northern India and she provides a rare opportunity to receive authentic teachings from a genuine Vedic master—one with a distinctly down-to-earth, feminine flavor who never lets us forget that our humanity is to be embodied and enjoyed. Shunya is also an award-winning author of international repute, a scholar of Advaita Vedanta and a classically-trained master of Yoga and Ayurveda.
As a lifelong devotee of Divine Mother Shakti and her infinite goddess manifestations including Durga, Lakshmi, Sarasvati, Acharya Shunya has been showing countless seekers worldwide the path to leading intuitively connected, spiritually abundant and emotionally fulfilled, fearless, powerful, dharmic lives enabled by connecting with the goddess Shakti within. Avoiding new-age definitions of what it means to be a goddess, transcending the boundaries of time, region, religion and culture, Acharya Shunya presents her goddess teachings with pristine simplicity yet with stunning universal and psychological relevance to the modern times, applicable to both the binary and non-binary genders. Through her live transmissions, goddess teachings and writings, Acharya Shunya demystifies and contextualizes ancient Indian divine feminine wisdom, adeptly guiding modern seekers, decoding mythologies and reinterpreting ancient goddess texts, explaining esoteric symbolism, and support consciousness elevating goddess rituals and practices, with powerful mantras and yogic sadhanas.
After her two bestselling and award-winning books Sovereign Self (2020) and Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom (2017) Acharya Shunya is all set to release her third book, slated for release in Fall 2022: Roar Like a Goddess: Every Woman’s Guide to Unapologetic Power, Prosperity and Peace. This is a revolutionary revisioning of the feminine divine, and carries the potential to change the face of modern feminist spirituality.
A sought-after speaker, Acharya Shunya leads workshops and global retreat and delivers keynote addresses at universities and conferences including UCSF, UCLA, Berkeley University, Stanford University, Kripalu, 1440.org, Sivananda Ashrams, World Ayurveda Congress and the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA).
She has served as an advisor to many noteworthy, national and international organizations including the Government of India. In 2015, she was recognized as one of the top trailblazers of Ayurveda and Yoga in America, by Spirituality and Health Magazine and in 2016, the California Institute of Integral Studies honored Acharya Shunya with the Distinguished Service Award. She received the Nalanda Award of Excellence in Ayurvedic Education by the Association of Ayurveda Professionals of North America in 2010; Global Women’s Power Award (2015); Ambassador of Classical Ayurveda by Indian Institute of Ayurveda (2011).
Acharya Shunya lives in Northern California with her husband Chef Sanjai and son Dhruv, enjoys sunrises, walks in nature, and planting and nurturing her bountiful garden as a gesture of love for divine mother. She delights in meditating on her Inner Goddess, decoding ancient scriptures, continuing to write books and nurturing her globally expansive community of students.