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Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan

Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan is a Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine, and is an initiate in the Tāntrik lineages of Śrī Vidyā and Non-dual Śaiva Tantra (also known as Kashmir Śaivisim) and has studied Advaita Vedānta, Ayurveda, and Yoga with teachers across the globe. Her workshops, courses and writings on meditation, Yoga, Tantra, Ayurveda and non-duality strive to bring these time-honored traditions to modern living in practical ways. She is the author of The Heart of Wellness (Llewellyn Publications, January 2018), and Shakti Rising (New Harbinger Publications, October 2017), which won the Nautilus Gold Award for Best Books of 2017. Her latest book, Glorious Alchemy: Living the Lalitā Sahasranāma (New Sarum Press, UK) is now available everywhere.

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About this course

Welcome to the Shakti Rising Self-Study Course! 

In this course, we will dive into radical self-discovery through the path of Shakti. Specifically, we will explore the ten great forms of Shakti known as the Mahavidyas (Maha = great, Vidya = knowledge or wisdom). These ten goddesses will become portals of deep exploration of our own divine nature. 

Some of the topics we will explore include:

  • Shakti
  • Shiva
  • Non-duality
  • Yamas and niyamas (ethical codes) and why they are important
  • Tantra
  • Yoga
  • Vedanta
  • The Direct Path
  • Bhakti, jnana and karma yogas
  • Granthis, chakras, nadis
  • Self-realization vs. self-improvement
  • Spiritual bypassing

This course is meant to be experiential and practical, where our awakening is embodied and lived through in daily life.  

The course consists of 12 lessons split into 24 segments. Each lesson consists of two segments - class and homework. The class segment includes audios of the class (usually 90 minutes long), mantra recording and a video of the altar. The homework segment includes supplemental handouts and homework. Each day, one segment is made available, and a reminder will be sent by email. 

Required reading: Shakti Rising: Embracing Shadow and Light on the Goddess Path to Wholeness

Additional resources (videos, blogs, books) will be recommended as we go along.

This course is for you if you have a burning desire to learn more about Shakti in her Dasha Mahavidya forms, about the nondual tantric path of awakening, and to dive into self-discovery without reservation!

Cancellation and Refunds

Much thought and work go into the creation of these courses. Please consider fully if this course is for you prior to enrollment. There will be no refunds once enrollment is complete. 

By completing payment, you have agreed to the cancellation and refund policy. Thank you for understanding. Wishing you the very best on your journey to awakening and radical wellness!