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The Awakened Self Foundation Presents


Discover, Embody, and Thrive in Acharya Shunya’s Global Sanctuary of Wisdom

Step into a profound journey of transformation with The Vedic Way—an extraordinary membership offering spiritual teachings by Acharya Shunya. Join us on this awakened journey towards mind body soul well-being, joy, and divine connection. Your gateway to a life of spiritual fulfillment awaits.

Join for a complimentary One-Month trial membership to discover if this journey is right for you. 



Dear Seekers Worldwide,


I extend a warm invitation to join The Vedic Way. In today's fragile world, filled with emotional despair, isolation, anxiety and confusion, The Vedic Way stands as a beacon of awakening, acting as a bridge between ancient wisdom and modern challenges.

Discover weekly teachings, as enshrined in the Vedas, Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita, including Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Upasana Yoga, and Jnana Yoga that shall help you progress towards divine self-awareness, self-healing, self-actualization, and readiness for self-realization. As you traverse this path, you shall experience steady inner integration, practical life guidance, well-being and connect with a global family of committed seekers.


This deeply held program provides tangible solutions to the restlessness, anguish, and suffering inherent in existence, sparking an eternal flame of transcendent Self-knowledge within us. In the face of uncertainty, unrest, and ecological challenges, this comforting light empowers us to become wiser, more authentic, and enlightened beings, harmoniously connected to our divine nature in the present moment.


The Vedic Way serves as a conduit to a profoundly transformative inner life, brimming with promises of positivity and boundless possibilities, unleashing the forces of self-nurturance, soul abundance, and inner awakening.


I am excited to present a program beyond anything I've offered before, addressing the profound quest for freedom from suffering. Join us on this transformative adventure of self-discovery, embodiment, and awakening in body, mind, and soul.


Take the opportunity to begin anytime from anywhere, with a 1-month free trial

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With Blessings,

Acharya Shunya

 Ready to Awaken?

or new members can join us for a complimentary one-month trial



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Embark on a vibrant journey of continuous growth and personal evolution through practical Vedic wisdom.




Weeks 1 & 2: Satsanga -Activate Your Transformative Journey

Embark on the first two weeks of Satsanga, where Acharya Shunya imparts profound yogic wisdom—Bhakti, Karma, and more—opening doors to a new perception, innovative solutions, and a paradigm shift in divine awareness. Experience the transition from suffering to joy, bondage to liberation, and the release from stuckness into the boundless freedom that The Vedic Way unfolds.

These 2 consecutive weekly teachings seamlessly weave together to become the theme of the month, guiding you through a continuous evolution towards profound insights, purpose, and unbridled joy.

Week 3: Sutra - Navigate Your Path with Guided Wisdom Contemplation

As you transition into Week 3 with Sutra, immerse yourself in a guided assimilation process led by a lineage teacher. This session empowers you to deeply integrate the profound wisdom acquired in the previous weeks, offering support for holistic growth and ensuring you stay on the optimal path. It's not just a journey; it's the best route possible, awakening you step by step, week by week. Allow the wisdom to become a guiding thread, confirming your dedication to transformation and navigating your path with purpose.


Week 4: Sadhana - Nurturing the Sacred Ground Within

In Week 4, our lineage educator unfolds Ayurvedic wisdom and asana-based yoga teachings from Acharya Shunya’s lineage. Immerse yourself in these transformative practices, tilling the soil of your body, mind, and being, preparing it for ever-increasing subtlety of awareness. Through step-by-step lifestyle practices, slow, restorative yoga asana, and balancing pranayama techniques, you'll invite light into your body and mind. Connect with your community in facilitated sharing circles, enhancing the experience of holistic cultivation.

Week 5: Shraddha - Embracing the Universal Divine Presence

In Week 5, Shraddha invites you to explore the formless divine through Acharya Shunya’s nondual bhakti teachings. Engage in storytelling from the wisdom lineage, embrace universal spiritual insights, and partake in practices that foster a deep connection between the human heart and the sacred power underlying all of life. This exclusive session is available during months with a fifth week only.

Discover a sense of being held by the universal divine principle, as Shraddha guides you towards a mystical vision anchored in timeless, universal truths. Feel the rhythmic throb of this divine essence within your heart, resonating as your very own higher Self.



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Access to recording library


Monthly contemplation guide





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The Curious Souls

Perfect for those curious about Vedic wisdom and seeking integration with daily life, health, and relationships. Join and witness positive life changes without the overwhelm of formal, academic study.

  • 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
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Acharya Shunya stands as a guiding force of truth, leading seekers on a profound journey of authenticity, self-remembrance, and non-dual pathways to awakening. As the first female head of her spiritual lineage, with roots stretching back over multiple generations in India, she imparts transformative yogic wisdom, illuminating- pathways to soul-ascension, self-actualization, and self-realization. 

Acharya Shunya's teachings are considered soul transmissions, enabling the realization of our highest nature, the state of awakened spiritual awareness. Her presence and her words reveal the abiding state of pure consciousness, immortal existence and abiding joy. 

Acharya Shunya’s depth of understanding compassion as a feminine teacher, and inner light profoundly touch the hearts of those who meet her and study with her. Her unique gift to humanity is her deeply personal and authentic understanding of ancient Vedic disciplines of nondual Advaita, Yoga, and Ayurveda, and their classic scriptures which she expertly demystifies and adapts into contemporary language and meaningful practices for the Western student. Her ability to translate wisdom from sacred Sanskrit texts, into deep insights, leaves students experiencing profound shifts from within. 

Acharya Shunya’s students describe her as a catalyst for awakening health and inner light, a beacon of hope that has illuminated their paths from powerlessness to powerful, hopeless to hopeful, ill health to healthy. Her students consistently remark on her gift of delivering profound wisdom eloquently, within the context of easy-to-remember, real-life application.

Acharya Shunya’s nondual ‘Advaita’ teachings are directed towards realizing our true nature, the state of awakened spiritual awareness, or enlightenment through inquiry into our deepest underlying reality, a truth so universal, all-pervading and limitless that it goes beyond all social, cultural, mental and self-created biases norms and limitations. This universal reality goes beyond even religion itself, to reveal to us our abiding state of pure consciousness, immortal existence and abiding inner joy - 'SatChidAnanda.'

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Are you eager to explore if this program aligns with your aspirations?

Feel free to reach out to our team, and connect with someone who can provide the answers you seek. We're here to assist you on your transformative journey.

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