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Honor the Goddess Within

with Acharya Shunya

Claim Your Sacred Feminine Power,
Live Authentically, Love Yourself

Self Paced Online Goddess Journey

Discover and Honor Your Inner Goddess 

Master Spiritual Teacher, Acharya Shunya has been teaching and leading in-person Goddess Retreats for over a decade. It is Acharya Shunya's sincere belief that anybody and everybody can benefit from the goddesses.

In the Fall of 2021, during a global pandemic, she led a very special multi-day online Honor the Goddess Within immersion retreat. During this powerful retreat, Acharya Shunya, supported by assistant teacher Aparna Amy Lewis, led multiple daily classes and community circles. Over the course of 9 days and 9 nights, an international community of seekers from 6 continents connected to their Inner Goddess. 

Through sacred storytelling, somatic process work, exploring psychological archetypes and goddess symbolism, ancient yogic practices, meditations, chanting, and community gatherings, people from all walks of life found the source of their own inner divine feminine power. 

Since this retreat, participants have continued to deepen their connection with these teachings - rewatching again and again, integrating these practices into their everyday lives. 

We have now released the recordings of this historic retreat as the Honor the Goddess Within with Acharya Shunya Online Course.  We invite you to experience this very special journey to your inner Goddess. 
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Meet the Goddess

The Vedas tell us how to connect with the Goddess within. SHE is known as Shakti. Shakti can be described as Power, Force and Feminine Energy. She is the life force of everything and everyone. In this course, we contemplate upon and connect with 9 forms or avatars of Shakti.

When Goddess Shakti is recalled in the mind, hidden spiritual vibrations become activated in our body-being.  The Goddess nurtures and protects, and when we focus on Her, we unlock our own divine potential. This will inspire our inner strength to rise against all challenges, unearth buried creativity, and unleash emotional resilience. 

Awaken Your Power

Acharya Shunya's Goddess teachings touch the heart of all beings yearning for spiritual wholeness. If you are tired of engaging in the same patterns in your life and you are ready to make internal shifts, and allow more divine love, spiritual abundance and happiness into your heart, this transformative course is for you.  

Over the course of 9 Modules, you will mindfully connect to your highest Self, who is one with the Goddess.  Each module features over 3 hours of teachings and practices to invoke, explain, and experience each avatar of the goddess. Each goddess is invoked with traditional stories (called Katha) and her sacred archetype and symbolism revealed by Acharya Shunya.  You will learn about each of these goddess archetypes and their significance for your own psychological wellbeing with Assistant Teacher Aparna Amy Lewis.  

To have a lived experience of these goddesses, you will learn subtle yogic knowledge of chakras, elemental theory, mantra, mudra and asana, and breathwork practices called pranayama.  The Shakti Soma Goddess Retreat Guidebook by Acharya Shunya, as well as guided meditations, somatic experiences, ayurvedic recipes, contemplation and journal prompts, and Q&A’s from other seekers like you, further evoke the Goddess Within.

With lifetime access to digital recordings, you can return to these goddess teachings again and again, to shine more and more from within. 

Transform Your Life

Acharya Shunya has been leading Goddess Retreats for over a decade.  We are delighted to share that past participants have experienced many divinely inspired benefits from this course.

Participants report many powerful shifts in their life. From stepping into their true power, dropping into their heart, and feeling previously hidden self-love, seekers have experienced lasting change.

Participants share they have been able to release past trauma and reclaim their self-esteem. They have "detoxified" from negative emotions, changed poor habits, and even dropped addictions.

This powerful retreat also improves patterns of communication and helps seekers enjoy renewed relationships with self and others.

After this retreat, you will have all the tools you need to make a personal powerful transformation to shine like the Goddess within.

What Makes This Course Special

  • This goddess course is not all talk! Its emphasis is on the practical application of embodying these teachings. With transformative storytelling, spiritual practices, guided meditations, healing contemplations, uplifting mudras, and expansive pranayamas, you will experience a one-of-a-kind immersive journey into the deepest intimacy possible with your core nature.  

  • Seekers will meet three Goddess Archetypes: Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati and their nine manifestations. Each is a catalyst of awakening - ancient guardians of the Sacred Feminine, and your Soul’s guides.

  • Despite your busy life you can tend your inner flame by leveraging this self-paced course. Return to this course after a full day of work, or a hectic week, and you will engage in a deep heart space of restfulness in the divine. Retouch the power of infinite possibility within you and engage the truth of who you are at your core. The no- pressure self-paced option shall connect you with Divine Presence with ease.  Let go, rest in the deep, and allow a gentle transformation to transpire within you.

  • In this beautiful course you will be immersed and nourished in the abundance of feminine divinity, mantras, storytelling and yogic mystical practices that Acharya Shunya offers so naturally. In addition to Acharya Shunya's goddess invocation, assistant teacher Aparna also facilitates deep insights through goddess symbolism, somatic processes, and inner contemplations to honor your own inner goddess.

  • It’s the perfect course to deeply relax, open your heart, enjoy new insights and grow into the goddess version of you!

9 Facets of Your Inner Goddess

Participant Shares

Since this course was recorded, many participants continued to watch, listen, contemplate, and integrate these teachings into their lives. When students made a sadhana, or spiritual practice of focusing on a different goddess for an extended time, they deepened their connection and personal power. When you gift yourself with these teachings, you will connect to your inner shakti, your divine goddess power.

Course Details

Each Module features an in-depth exploration of one of nine Vedic goddesses and symbolic archetypal value. With over 30 hours of audio and video recordings, and multiple print resources, you will be well supported to experience your own inner divine awakening.
  • Shakti Soma Goddess Retreat Guidebook written exclusively for course participants by Acharya Shunya.  This book features sacred commentary, traditional goddess symbolism, contemplations, chants, mantras, yogic practices, and much more.
  • Goddess yoga, mudras, mantras 
  • Goddess archetypes, chakras, and elements
  • Somatic processes to access your Inner Goddess
  • Guided meditations and chants to deepen your Inner Goddess connection
  • Eat Like a Goddess! Delicious and soothing Ayurvedic recipes by Acharya Shunya's life partner and renowned master, Chef Sanjai, to support your joyful journey to the inner goddess
  • Shakti Soma Goddess Retreat Workbook with journal prompts, goddess contemplations, and summary notes for each module. 
  • Lifetime access to recordings of all LIVE Events to keep your inner goddess powerful and radiant
  • How do I know if this eCourse is right for me?
    Do you feel stuck? Stressed? Do you experience disturbed sleep, heartburn, emotional eating, weight gain, high blood pressure, chronic pain or other physical challenges? Have you lost your enthusiasm, joy or vitality? Are you ready to become unstuck? Are you searching for new, but reliable and all natural ways to be whole, healthy and happy again? Then this course is for you. Following this course’s guidance can lead you to implement a few or even all of Ayurveda’s health-, joy- and peace-awakening practices, and thereby experience greater physical energy, more enthusiasm, better ability to focus, higher sleep quality, improved digestion and immunity, amongst many other profound benefits for physical, mental, emotional, psychological, and spiritual health and well-being. In this course, you’ll learn lifestyle, food and positive behaviors from the classical science of Ayurveda that will inspire you, help you heal yourself, make you more whole and give you the hope and confidence you are seeking to connect with your inner latent state of health and well-being (despite current symptoms). The teachings will serve as a rite of transition, from a life lived unconsciously, at the mercy of unexamined habits or chemicals and dependency upon medications, laxatives, for example, to the recreation of each day, lived in brilliant balance hence forward with the aid of Ayurveda. Once the wisdom from this course is internalized and lived, disease is overcome spontaneously, and all dependencies, including emotional ones, are resolved. Worldwide, people are turning away from popping remedies (even the natural forms) and exploring lifestyle-, food- and belief-level changes. This course is a leader in this trend and has helped countless people since its beginning in 2007 reclaim their soul birthright of enjoying renewed health, well-being and joy! Along with the health seekers, Ayurveda lovers, self-healing enthusiasts, seekers of wellness, Ayurveda doctors, integrative medicine and functional medicine practitioners, holistic and mainstream nurse practitioners and essentially anyone who wants activate their health and their family’s health and wellbeing from within are invited on this journey with Acharya Shunya. You won’t be disappointed you took this course.
  • I am not sick, I am pretty healthy. Will I still benefit from this eCourse?"
    Whether you’re looking for food and lifestyle recommendations for specific health concerns such as stubborn weight, asthma or depression, or if you’d simply like to protect and improve your overall health, immunity, vitality and well-being and learn anti-aging practices, in this course you’ll find a treasury of classical, deeply integrated and spiritually-inspired Ayurvedic lifestyle teachings, wellness practices and inspired ideas for every part of your day. The spiritual and psychological teachings in this course are well-balanced with practical knowledge on physical health, supported by practical advice on how to live a healthy lifestyle by following Ayurveda’s daily routines. This course is for everyone, because we envision a healthy and happy planet. We invite the youth, the middle-aged and ageing, the diseased and the healthy, the home-makers and the professionally employed; and finally, we invite current and future students and practitioners, who wish to awaken their own health with the tools we impart, for one and all.
  • What will I learn?
    This first-of-its-kind course is based upon the spiritually-potent Awakening Health Model™ of Ayurveda, as put forth by internationally renowned Ayurvedic teacher, healer, and scholar, Acharya Shunya. It goes beyond a basic level or micro-level study of Ayurveda (constitution-focused) and, instead, will launch you into a macro-level engagement with Ayurveda, its life wisdom, spiritual philosophy, health-enhancing lifestyle practices, superfoods, and recipes. You will learn nourishing daily rituals organized by the time of the day and aligned with the seasons. This course teaches you how to incorporate traditional practices, recipes, exercise, yoga, rituals of devotion, meditation, self-care and beauty into your modern lifestyle. You will learn the “why” and “how-to’s” of several traditional Ayurvedic health, well-being and immunity-enhancing lifestyle practices; morning and evening self-care, spiritual rituals and contemplations, self-massage, beauty and cooking instructions, and information on important spices, recipes, exercises, and ways to access inner peace and mental clarity. You will learn all about the Doshas, how modern lifestyles contribute to dosha imbalance, and how to restore dosha balance for vital health and strong immunity. You will learn in great detail about various food groups and their healing qualities, seasonal usage and impact on body and mind (dairy, cereals, pulses, vegetables, meats, oils, buts, fruits, etc). You will learn how to use Ayurvedic superfoods and other herbal elixirs to enhance your immunity and fortify your energy. ‘ In depth, you will explore Ayurveda’s lesser-known but very powerful Sacred Psychology teachings from ancient Ayurvedic texts that will help you calm and purify your own mind, and respond to relationship or work challenges with greater wisdom and presence of mind. "Health is not a probability that you may achieve. It is a reality, an underlying natural state of being." - Acharya Shunya
  • Can you explain what is different about the “Awakening Health Model” and how I stand to benefit from it?
    Acharya Shunya’s “Awakening Health Model” draws upon the enormously powerful but sadly forgotten psycho-spiritual teachings of Ayurveda that evoke inner abilities and latent resources to manage and transcend emotional stress, relationship challenges, and existential question marks. An increasing number of published studies are examining the connection between spirituality, health, and quality of life. Spirituality is different from religion. While religion pertains to devotion to a “god figure,” spirituality is universal and focused around expanding inner “awareness” and “consciousness.” It speaks to ultimate existential concerns, coping with the stress of life, loss, aging, personal strivings, and issues of adaptive functioning. Physical medicine has limitations in this capacity, and this is where the need to blend the hard science of disease management with pragmatic spirituality, ethics and values, becomes apparent. This is why those who are spiritually-inspired and have a sense of connectedness with a universal truth experience hope, meaning, purpose, and inner strength to overcome to become. To understand this spiritually-integrated approach and sample Alchemy through Ayurveda sign up for the FREE, 3-part introductory course. We suggest you watch all three videos!
  • What is the format of the course?
    The course is 100% online and self-paced with access to videos, learning materials, discussion forums and once-a-month LIVE sessions with Acharya Shunya or her teaching assistant Vimala. View Vimala’s biography here: While attendance to the live sessions is completely optional, we highly encourage attending due to the interactive nature of these sessions.
  • What will I get when I enroll?
    Upon enrollment, you'll receive access to 120+ hours of course content with coordinating PDFs for further learning and engagement. You will also get access to discussion forums where you can post questions and have them answered, and also connect with other students. All participants will also access to the 4-part Yoga Sutras: A Roadmap to Self-Mastery Masterclass and Ayurveda Ancestral Herbal Video and Recipe Library (18+ video teacings and recipe PDFs.
  • How do I get my questions answered during the course?
    We got you. We have set up several ways to ensure all your questions are answered as you progress along the course: We will host a discussion forum where you can interact with the TA, post your questions and get them answered. All Q&A will be available alongside the course and you can return to it anytime. Any questions that need a fuller explanation, will be answered during the monthly Live Q&A session by the TA. No less than five times a year, Acharya Shunya will join the LIVE Q&A sessions to answer the most important questions.
  • How many times will I get live interaction with Acharya Shunya?
    Several times a year (no less than five times per year), Acharya Shunya will join her TA in the monthly interactive Q&A session to answer your questions, and encourage you in your journey towards greater health and well-being with Ayurveda.
  • Can I preview the course before I enroll?
    Absolutely! Please sign up for the FREE Preview of Alchemy through Ayurveda.
  • Are there any prerequisites to the course?
    None at all. You are welcome to join this course without any prior knowledge of Ayurveda or its sister sciences of Yoga or Vedanta.
  • What is the time commitment for this course?
    The time commitment is variable as this is a self-paced course - which means you can proceed with it at your own pace. The recommended guideline is to complete one video per week and attend the LIVE online sessions once per month.
  • How long do I have access to the course?
    You will have access to all of the materials and videos for 547 days (which is approximately one 1.5 years) after which you will lose access to the content.
  • When do classes begin?
    You can start any day of the year. Upon enrollment, you will be emailed your username and password to login into the course and access the teachings.
  • When can I enroll?
    You can enroll any day of the year.
  • When does enrollment close?
    Enrollment is always open. You can enroll at any time of the year and continue at your own pace.
  • Is financial aid available?
    Not at this time.
  • Will I be licensed to practice when I complete this course?
    In its current form, no, this course does not license you to be an Ayurvedic Practitioner. However, all of the Ayurveda Ancestral Herbal Library classes are eligible for PACE credits from the National Ayurveda Medical Association - these are provided as a gift within the Alchemy through Ayurveda course.
  • Will I receive a certificate of completion?
    Yes, all graduates will get a “Certificate of Study with Acharya Shunya” issued by Vedika Global®, Inc., a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) spiritual and socially responsible humanitarian Ayurveda organization, founded by Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur in California. Vedika Global®, Inc. is dedicated to igniting a spiritually empowered community healing and wellness movement with classical Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta.
  • Where is your institute located?
    As of 2020, our programs are 100% online. Our administrative office is located in Hayward, California.
  • Can I share the course and log in with friends/family?
    Practicing studies, recipes and demonstrations with a friend or family member may be fun and educational, however, sharing logins and course materials will result in account cancellation. Please do not share account or login information. Thank you for understanding.
  • I don't live in the United States. Can I still take your classes?
    Anyone with an Internet connection can sign up for our classes. If you are wondering whether our courses meet specific standards for your country, you would need to check with your local regulations. Please note that all fees and costs listed on our website are in USD. Prospective international students should contact their bank to determine exchange rates.
  • Can I get a refund?
    We have a 100% money back guarantee. We want you to be happy and fulfilled by this course. If you buy this course and aren't satisfied, email us within 30 days of your purchase and we'll refund your money or you can opt for a credit toward another course. To request a refund, email us at

Goddess Invocator

 Acharya Shunya 

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Acharya Shunya has grown up in a feminine body and a family that has revered the Divine Feminine for the last 2000 years in India. At the age of 9, which is the typical age in India to be inducted into spirituality, she was formally initiated into a lifelong path of Vedic learning, teaching and service. She was also initiated into the wisdom initiated in ancient goddess scriptures, worshipping rituals, mantras, mystical practices from that young age by her grandfather, who was a renowned Hindu sage and Yogi of his time, In India. The more time Acharya Shunya spent contemplating and meditating on the mythology, and teachings of goddesses Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati, the more  inner strengths awakened inside Acharya Shunya, from within. As the  first female head of her 2000 -year old Vedic lineage today, and as someone who has been leading nine-day nine-night 'Navratri' goddess immersions and retreats for over a decade, and author of Roar Like A Goddess (Sounds True, 2022), Acharya Shunya  has  imparted her unique and entirely original goddess teachings to countless thankful  students all over the world.  Read More About Acharya Shunya

  Assistant Teacher 
Aparna Amy Lewis

Aparna is a Vedic Educator in Acharya Shunya's ancient lineage, and has formerly served as Dean of Acharya's Vedic Studies Program. She now serves as Adjunct Faculty in Acharya's Awakened Self Foundation and as a Board Member to Acharya Shunya’s nonprofit Vedika Global. Aparna's first exposure to The Goddess was through an intensive 9 Day 9 Night 'Navratri' Retreat with Acharya Shunya in 2009, soon after receiving her spiritual name. Aparna experienced transformational change by implementing and embodying the archetypal values associated with each of the 9 Devis. She feels a special affinity for the spiritual Self discipline of Goddess Brahmacharini (an archetype of Durga). After coordinating Acharya Shunya’s community celebrations of the Goddess for over a decade, Aparna is well suited to support new seekers as they experience Acharya Shunya’s Honor the Goddess Within course, for the first time. Aparna has earned the title of Vaidya Bhushana, (Ayurvedic Clinical Practitioner), after completing 5 year studies from Vedika's School of Ayurveda in the year 2013.  Her private practice focuses on Ayurveda Psychology and Vedic Counseling in both individual and group settings. Read more about Aparna Amy Lewis
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