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LIVING VITALITY AND BALANCE

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


Orientation January 26th, 2024

Women, do you feel like the things you used to do to take care of yourself don't work (or don't work as well) anymore?

Are your hormones out of whack?
  • Falling asleep easily or staying asleep is a thing of the past?

  • Painful periods?

  • On and off bloat and digestive upset?

  • Low libido

  • Anxious and worried a lot?

  • Edgy and irritable too much of the time?

  • Feeling stuck and immobilized?

It doesn't have to be this way...

Join us this season and fall in love with your body again. You can
  • change your approach to how you care for yourself and live your life using  your unique constitution and real energy as guides.
     

  • understand the signs your body's giving you that it's in a state of "bad" stress and know what to do to return to a more resourced body.
     

  • establish a healing, satisfying diet for your unique constitution while becoming skillful at preparing quick, nourishing meals.
     

  • learn how to eat to heal digestive imbalance once and for all.
     

  • Balance your monthly cycle (less pain, stagnation, bloat, pms)
    (post menopausal women will develop a monthly ritual to rebalance, purify and nourish, aligned with lunar rhythms)
     

  • move from worry and irritability as a constant backdrop, to calm, flow, play and pleasure.
     

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

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Orientation on January 25 2024
enrollment open through February 1st, 2024

Imagine how good you could feel 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. The curriculum comes from the wisdom traditions of Ayurveda and Yoga. Together with other women, you'll get grounded in your unique constitution, learn to inhabit more calm and ease on the regular, and change your approach to how you're living to support your real energy, peace and deep satisfaction. 

 

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We live in a culture tailored the energy of men.

 

As women our needs are different.

Ayurveda. the Science of Life and Longevity is perfectly tailored to meet a woman in perimenopause and beyond and reveal to her the ways to live in alignment with her true nature, and that around her.

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.
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 unique constitution: learn how to eat, exercise, and properly care for yourself as a unique individual.
     

  • breath/body practices and meditation.
     

  • seasonal eating and your digestive type.
     

  • cooking with spices to balance digestion
     

  • morning and evening rituals to support sleep and real energy.
     

  • sense-organ care.
     

  • seasonal purification and rebalancing.

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.
     

  • how to recognize the signs that your nervous system is jacked, and how to regain calm and real energy again.
     

  • 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 other women.

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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
 


Living Vitality and Balance Tuition:
$2997 
or
$797/month for 4 months.

(Need a different payment plan? Ask here.)

Orientation is January 25th.
Registration closes February 1, 2024.


Entry is by application to make sure this is the right fit for you. 
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Program Details

Living Vitality and Balance Includes:

  • ​An Ayurvedic Assessment and follow up with Shannon for personal recommendations.
     
  • Weekly live-stream group meetings (with 3 "integration weeks" no meetings). 
     
  • A seasonal cooking class.

     
  • 3 evening practicums to learn and do the practices together.

     
  • A private community forum to keep the conversation going between sessions.

     
  • The Spring Digestive Reset.

     
  • A supply list of course materials  (estimated cost of course materials and supplies, $100 - $200).


    *All sessions are recorded and available on a beautiful course platform.*
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I would love to have you join us!

 Bonuses when you join:

  • 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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