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Student Testimonials

The summer intensive is where it all came together for me. I enjoyed getting to know my cohort and meeting our instructors, Kathryn & Neeshee. The week brought on a sense of confidence and reassurance that I am on the right path!

Autumn Klesch

The School of Ayurveda has been an expansive certification program. I believe is one of those programs that change your life for the better. the staff is very understanding and flexible with allowing you to study and absorb the information at your own pace. Both Kathryn and Rachael are super knowledgeable, loving and caring. I recommend anyone that will like to deepen their knowledge on Ayurveda to take this certification.

Veronica Cruz

Kathryn's warm and welcoming demeanor immediately created a comfortable learning environment. Her grounded approach and wealth of wisdom made every session enriching and insightful. Kathryn remained accessible for follow-up questions, providing valuable insights as I embarked on incorporating Ayurvedic body treatments into my private practice. This level of ongoing mentorship is truly commendable and showcases Kathryn's commitment to her students' success beyond the classroom. I feel equipped with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to offer Abhyanga, Shirodhara, and Svedana confidently. I highly recommend Kathryn and The School of Ayurveda.

Heidi Grace

I am so glad that I chose to take this class with Kathryn. She is able to put Ayurvedic philology into a simple format, perfect - whether you know a little about the topics or if you know nothing at all. Not only was the class applicable but it also inspired me to continue to pursue Ayurveda which has changed my life for the best! Thank you for everything Kathryn I’d be on a different path if it wasn’t for meeting you and taking this class!

Sonata Beasley

Being a health coach for over a decade, knew that this is what I had wanted to do as a service for others. I was at a point where I wanted to expand my knowledge and my approach to coaching and had always been interested in Ayurveda and the way of encompassing a balanced lifestyle. I then met Kathryn and she was such a breath of fresh air when it came to learning the basics to Ayurveda. After my initial intake with her and getting a glimpse into her gentle yet effective style of coaching, I was elated to study under her and take a fundamentals course as well as train in abhyanga and Shirodhara. In this time I got to experience first hand how powerful these practices are and see changes in people along the way that made huge shifts in their lives. The combination of Kathryn’s knowledge and passion for this ancient medical system is infectious! She explains things in a way that makes sense and is easy to understand and leaves you eager to learn more. I continue to learn from her and she is always there for any questions that may arise. I myself have adopted these very practices into my daily life and am forever grateful for this knowledge. Because of the information, I learned, along with business skills and in-depth client follow-ups it has allowed my practice to evolve and continues to grow every day. I look forward to working with her again in the future!

Nicole Garcia

The School of Ayurveda takes the vastness this ancient holistic science and simplifies it into language so easy to digest it feels like opening one’s eyes to reality. Head Instructor and school founder Kathryn Stoerzbach distills esoteric concepts to elementary foundations of elements, tastes, and senses. Throughout the program I saw expansion into the broad language of Ayurveda, followed by a condensation into foundational language. It has made it so I feel confident in my professional massage practice to incorporate Ayurvedic language to my clients, bringing their oftentimes confusing pathologies to easily understood elemental principles. The School of Ayurveda’s Level 1 program is a wonderfully intimate setting with a compassionate, humorous, wise and beautifully human teacher who gently guides the student to proficiency. I highly recommend the program to anyone looking to broaden their understanding of the world through a holistic and ancient lens.

Nathalie Aguirre
L.M.T.; Certified Ayurvedic Health Coach

Kathryn’s deep compassion, innate knowing, and skill as an Ayurvedic Practitioner is unmatched. In just one session, she unlocked years of ancestral trauma that I was holding in my energy body and facilitated a cathartic release that I would not have otherwise been able to process on my own. She intuitively knew what I needed at an emotional level and applied the necessary techniques to accelerate the emotional and physical healing process. Through her guidance, I’ve mended important relationships, I feel more vibrant, and my energy levels have soared. As a two-time cancer patient, I can’t emphasize enough the importance of having a skilled practitioner such as Kathryn as the foundation for your overall health and wellness

Jennifer Zolper-Peck, MBA

Taking The School of Ayurveda's Level I course has been a life shifting moment for me. This course gave me the foundational understanding of the history and depth of this ancient practice while bringing it into a contemporary world. As someone passionate about holistic healing I resonated with the perspectives Ayurveda shares and the continual growth of study inevitable when learning ancient healing arts. Kathryn is an incredible mentor and guide through this process, her relationship with the topics shines through and teaching truly is her passion work. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in individual self healing or to start on a path of toward practitionership. This opportunity was an incredible gift and I would do it all over again if I could.

Rachael Schmoker

The School of Ayurveda is a really good option for those interested in learning such a rich lifestyle. You'll learn from well prepared teachers and you will have a lot of fun! It was a great experience. I can't wait until next time to start the next level! It is worth every penny.

Nicole Corpion

My yoga journey began in 2000. I had been practicing power yoga and ashtanga at the time. I was invited to an Ayurveda workshop weekend in 2017 after I was in a car accident. At that time, I couldn't do a physical practice, but was still needing yoga and all it can offer. After the weekend immersion, I knew this was a path for me. I have been training in Ayurveda since. I have changed my practice to more of a mindfulness flow and restorative, along with a Bikram Hot 26 series practice. The deeper knowledge this program offered me, allowed me to study deeper into the ways I can make changes to my diet, my movement, and my meditation to make me more overall healthier. After watching my dad suffer with so many health problems and procedures, I knew it was my job to study a more holistic lifestyle for myself first, then offer to those around me. This is only the tip of the iceberg, my journey continues into another level of the program, of which I can't wait to see where this practice takes me and how I can find my place to help others in need.

Cindy Reed

Comfort, connection, and care are the top words that come to mind when I reflect on the body treatments I have received. The body body treatments; abhyanga, shirodhara, and svedana brought in so much comfort and inner peace. You feel at ease and are able to relax and let go and simply be present. Kathryn’s training space is like heaven on earth. Located on acres of pure beauty. Releasing the body of toxins and sweating out the bad was truly Divine. Kathryn has a beautiful way of explaining each step and making me feel understood and connected with her and with myself. After my appointments, she always checks in with me and makes sure I am looked after. Kathryn is knowledgeable and so helpful in becoming more in tune with your body and it is a true self-care experience.

Lindsey Knight

Attending the School of Ayurveda is the best thing I could have done. Not only is the program full of information but the instructors come with a wealth of knowledge and experience. They take something that is complex and make it easy to understand. Best of all they make Ayurveda come to life and have meaning so that it becomes that much easier to integrate the practices into everyday life for myself and my clients.

Pam Collins

The school of Ayurveda provides a course that is understandable, helpful, and resourceful. I really recommend the school if you are interested in learning about the amazing science of life!

Silvia Lara

Following a serious ankle surgery, Kathryn played a crucial role in my road to recovery by teaching and helping me implement Ayurvedic practices. Learning through her engaging and concise teaching style, my healing process was exciting and rewarding. Kathryn’s passion is contagious so any time she elaborates on an Ayurvedic topic, it naturally deepens your understanding of the modalities and their applications. Working with Kathryn is a true treat and experiencing the benefits of her teachings is equally as enriching.

Marissa Wingo
San Francisco, CA

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