Meet Shanti Pitschka, Owner

I started practicing yoga at age 16. Experiencing pain from scoliosis, my physical therapist suggested I try yoga. The studio was located in an old Victorian house. I walked in, and behind the beaded curtain, the incense swirled in the sunlight. My first yoga class, I fell in love. I took as many yoga classes I could, enjoying the unique qualities of every class. In 2011, outside of my then home town of Nederland, Colorado, I found ShambhavAnanda Yoga where received my 500 hour Hatha yoga and meditation teacher training. Here, in a working ashram, I was immersed in the life of a yogi, practicing meditation, yoga and Ayurveda.

I became an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach in 2018, but my love and fascination of the Vedic arts continued. I was drawn to the Science of Life - Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, and became an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner in June 2019. Learning this ancient knowledge, who you are and how to live naturally with the rhythms of nature, left me feeling rejuvenated, vibrant and grounded. During my studies, I was making a living as a bank manager and trainer for over 30 years. I recently left the banking world to utilize this great knowledge and to fulfill my destiny to help guide women through life’s many transitions.

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Bodhisattva Prayer for Humanity

May I be a guard for those who need protection

A guide for those on the path

A boat, a raft, a bridge for those who wish to cross the flood

May I be a lamp in the darkness

A resting place for the weary

A healing medicine for all who are sick

A vase of plenty, a tree of miracles

And for the boundless multitudes of living beings

May I bring sustenance and awakening 

Enduring like the earth and sky

Until all beings are freed from sorrow

And all are awaked

Related  Experience

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New World Ayurveda 2018 - 2021

Ayurvedic Health Practitioner

  • Ayurvedic Principles

  • Case-based approach - studied real cases to solve imbalances 

  • Consciousness-based Medicine Model​​​ - using the power of consciousness to heal

  • Assessment Skills Approach - pulse, tongue, facial diagnosis & subtle energy assessment

  • Vedic Astrology & Counseling

  • Nutrition - based on Prakriti/Vikriti

  • Herbs, herbal formulas, spices, teas, tonics, oils & aromas and their uses

Pranic Healing

  • Energy Healing that integrates the body, breath and pure consciousness. 

  • Intuition to heal by releasing deeply held patterns & blocks. 

  • Work with Chakras, Koshas, Marmas, Mudras, Healing Light Yoga & Mantras.

The Institute for Integrative Nutrition 2017 - 2018

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

  • Innovative Coaching Methods

  • Practical Holistic Lifestyle Management Techniques

  • Studied with the world's top health and wellness experts

  • Studied over 100 Dietary Theories

  • Health & Nutrition - Gut Microbiomes, Digestive & Elimination Health, Brain Health, Anti-inflammatory Health, Disease Prevention, Deconstructing Cravings, Food Allergies, Sleep & Science in Nutrition

  • Healthy Cooking and Self Healing

  • Understanding of living naturally in the home and at work

Shambhavanada Yoga 2011 - 2019

Hatha Yoga Teacher ERYT500

  • Hatha Yoga Teacher - Levels 1, 2 and 3

  • Yoga for Healing - 1:1 Yoga Therapy 

  • Ayurveda & Yogic Lifestyle

  • Meditation Teacher Training

  • Adjustments & Marma Points

  • Sangha Member

  • Yoga Teacher at Eldorado Mountain Ashram


David Crow​

  • 2015 The Healing Powers of Essential Oils

  • 2018 Medicinal Plants & Spiritual Evolution​

  • 2020 Plant Medicine for Modern Epidemics

Jill Stansbury​

  • 2014 Women's Wisdom - Natural Healing