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an Ayurveda immersion for women in perimenopause (and beyond) to re-balance your body, nourish your heart-mind and restore calm.

Registration Opens December 5th, 2023

Join us this January and fall in love with your body again.
In this program you'll:
  • radically improve your sleep.

  • establish a healing, satisfying diet for your body-type while becoming skillful at preparing quick, nourishing meals on the go. 

  • experience less decision fatigue, and more calm and flow, by aligning with Natural rhythms.

  • experience a more balanced monthly cycle (less pain, stagnation, bloat, pms)

  • post menopausal women will develop a monthly ritual to rebalance, purify and nourish, aligned with lunar rhythms. 

  • create or refine a personal spiritual practice 

  • learn how to create conditions for deep rest and rejuvenation.

  • learn practices for increased sensuality and pleasure.

  • practice more self-love while increasing self-confidence and self-trust.

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Program begins Last week of January, 2024.

Imagine how good you could feel at this stage of life if you were well rested, deeply nourished, and regularly enjoying meaningful connection and pleasure.

Living Vitality and Balance is a 16-week program for yoginis in perimenopause and beyond to support you in navigating the shifts you're experiencing, while re-establishing balance and calm and increasing vitality.


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Perimenopause is a time of transition.


Ayurveda. the Science of Life and Longevity is perfectly tailored to meet a woman in this life stage and beyond~

As we shift through the seasons  of our life, Ayurveda is here for us to support purification, re-balancing and nourishing our body, mind and spirit.
Ayurveda's daily, monthly and seasonal rituals support our body's innate capacity for healing and longevity beautifully and personally. When we're navigating a shift in life stage, as we do in perimenopause and menopause, these practices, rooted in Nature's wisdom, have the power to support an easeful transition.
Many women experience practicing Ayurveda during perimenopause (and beyond) as a return to something familiar and intuitive, as they connect more deeply to their bodily rhythms, and to those of the sun, moon and earth. This body wisdom is just the medicine we need to adapt to this new life stage.
There's nothing like learning and growing in community, especially for women. This is a place for you to learn and grow, to be seen and heard, and to break through patterns of isolation as you see yourself reflected back in the other women in the program. Make friends with others on the path.
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Living Vitality and Balance includes teachings in:

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  • your personal constitution: it's gifts and challenges.

  • breath/body practices.

  • seasonal eating.

  • morning and evening rituals to enhance energy and sleep.

  • silence and stillness.

  • sense-organ care.

  • seasonal purification and rebalancing.

  • herbal allis for your constitution.

You will learn 

  • to care for your monthly cycle or, if you're post menopausal, how to create a monthly ritual for rest and purification.

  • to calm your nervous system and awaken your real energy.

  • to prepare nourishing food for your constitutional type.

  • to strengthen self-compassion and self-love.

  • to know and speak your real needs.

  • to let yourself be seen and supported as you are, by a loving community of others like you!

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There is no better time to start than today.

"Studying with Shannon has demystified seasonal maladies I experience, some lifelong and others that arose during menopausal changes. I’ve learned ways to read what my body and emotions are signaling to me, and how to provide optimally for myself. I feel more centered and kind with myself, which is a deeply helpful place to approach my goals from. Living Ayurveda is a truly heartening community to learn with and from. It has been a real balm in this time.   I always enjoy our group gatherings, online and in person.

I have to tell you that I recently visited my parents and brothers. I usually come unraveled during these visits, but this time, though I felt challenged, I was able to maintain my center, and see them with genuine love. The skills around boundaries and self-kindness I’ve been learning in our group made this possible. I’m so thankful ❤️ I didn’t think it was possible in this lifetime."

JH, Seattle, WA

Program Details

Living Vitality and Balance Includes:

  • Weekly live-stream group meetings (we'll have a few weeks off for "integration").
  • A private community forum to keep the conversation going between sessions.
  • Two 2 hour practicums to make things together.
  • Two 1 hour practice sessions together.
  • A Spring Digestive Reset
  • A supply list of course materials so you'll be able to order what you need for every phase of the program (estimated cost of course materials and supplies, $100 - $200).

    *All sessions are recorded and available on a beautiful course platform.*
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Living Vitality and Balance Tuition:
$797/month for 4 months.

(Need a different payment plan? Ask here.)

We begin the last week of January, 2024

Entry is by application to make sure this is the right fit for you. 
Fill out the application below and w
e'll follow up with you right away.
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I would love to have you join us!

 Bonuses when you join:

  • An Ayurvedic Assessment with Shannon: clarify your doshic constitution (prkrti) and present state of imbalance (vikriti), it's gifts and challenges. This will allow you to customize everything you learn in the course to your particular situation.

  • A Season of Live-StreamYoga Classes with Shannon, and access to a video library of 100's of yoga and meditation practices.
  • Your Elemental Nature, an Ayurvedic dosha course to listen to, read and refer to throughout the course and after.
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Are you ready to reestablish exquisite self-care?

"I am grateful to Shannon for creating this community. The rich and deep learning offered me the opportunity to reframe, rethink and build a whole health way of life.  For me, this sort of change is an iterative process. I needed to experiment and revise and try again. With Shannon’s guidance, our small group supported, learned and listened with each other.The coursework as well as developing trusting relationships made space for me to expand my confidence and agency to transform my daily practices for a whole-hearted healthy life."

–L. O., Seattle

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What is a renewed relationship to yourself worth to you?

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What is it costing you to...

  • Ignore your deep need for rest and rejuvenation.

  • Try the latest superfood or diet with no real understanding of what your body needs.

  • Take expensive pharmaceutical drugs that you know aren’t getting to the root of your problems, without also attending to the underlying issue?

  • Fall back into patterns of numbing, self-sabotage or "not rocking the boat" and then feeling guilty or self-critical.

  • Ignore your soul's need for deeper nourishment?

  • Try to do it all on your own.

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What Members Say:


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“Shannon is inspirational and deeply committed to sharing her experience in ways that are useful to each participant. She is a deep listener, curious and deeply committed to being in the service of each of us. She is resilient and this is more important now than ever. The overall experience is nuanced and yet experimental. I love that aspect of working with Shannon.”

– L.O. Seattle

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"I loved all the exploration that was spurred on by other members’ struggles and successes that I resonated with and also those which expanded my perspective and aroused compassion…all from the space Shannon maintained. Through it all Shannon is very professional and always the leader, maintaining enough distance to maintain our respective roles and things are always clear and straight forward with no blur or uncertainty. As the yoga and meditation aspect, that could be another essay–it’s clearly her gift and calling to share and engage others through these practices. They are varied, grounded in self-love always, and when are deeply received, exquisite.”


– LA, Salt Lake City.

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“This program has changed my life. I think of the world very differently in general now, not just my body but everything beyond me too. I’m not getting everything right but I am more aware than I have ever been about the choices I make. Thank you for your guidance and teaching. I’m moving toward the goals on my “What and why” list and enjoying the progress that I can already see. I also notice that I bring something different to those around me. My energy is changing and it’s so exciting and satisfying to experience these changes.” 

– RT, Seattle

What Past Members Say~
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“I was initially ambivalent about committing the time/energy/resources to care for my health.  At the same time, my body and soul knew I needed supportive practices, especially now at the transition into menopause.Shannon has curated a program that is full of rich material and experiences, in Ayurveda, yoga, personal development, psychology, communication, creative arts, and love of the natural world.  She has created a dynamic community of people seeking health and healing, which serves as a circle for personal and collective growth. Living Ayurveda is providing me with the structure and support to create a daily routine that is designed for me. I'm learning how to lean toward the practices that support optimal health, so that I can be more present with Life. I recommend Living Ayurveda to those longing for deeper health, connection with Self, and greater balance with the natural world.”

     – KM,  Seattle

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“I have always been fascinated with the science of the body and natural self-care, using food as medicine. When Shannon started talking about her Ayurveda training, it sounded like a great way to learn about how my body functions and what signals it is sending me. I was surprised how personal the journey is, with detailed guidelines that are specific to each person. I had a lot of questions and being part of a community was more than I could get from a self-help book. With Shannon’s help, I was able to fine tune my self-care routine just for me! One year later I am feeling lighter, clearer, and have a much better awareness of what my body is telling me works and what does not. I am much more sensitive to the subtle signals my body give me. I can now support the systems that allow me to have the best life possible. “

– R. T.,  Seattle 

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I'm Shannon McCall

Board Certified Ayurveda Practitioner (NAMA)
Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Mother and Mentor to women in perimenopause and beyond.

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I have tremendous gratitude for finding this yoga and ayurveda path in college after a very stressful young life. I fell in love with the philosophy and the practice right away. Yoga and Ayurveda have supported me in healing from childhood trauma and neglect, releasing emotional blockages, calming and training my mind, and opening and strengthening my body.

As a young woman I was able to have a healthy monthly cycle, and easy pregnancy and post-partum, and simple menopause, all because of the daily rituals and herbal allies I've learned to practice and regard with deep love and humility.

I take great joy in sharing these teachings with women in perimenopause and beyond because women are the bedrock of our society. I would like to empower every woman to deepen her capacity for self-healing through wise living, because I know she will be give back 100-fold to the collective healing so deeply needed in our times. 


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