Welcome to Shakti Feminine University!

We’ve been keeping a seat warm in our circle for you.

Learning is not just what occurs in classrooms; learning is the act of welcoming life to transform us, compelling us to liberate ourselves and one another to create the world we long for.

Liberate your soul.  Enroll in a class or class package today.

During our 20 year herstory, we’ve found that women seek support in 4 areas of life, so we designed our classes in 4 concentrations - Transformation, Sustainability & Right Livelihood, Health & Wellness, and Leadership Development. Which of the images below draws you in? Click on it to learn more.

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Art by Mallory “Wildflower” Kozar
Wolf & former Shakti Rising Resource Rich Director

Since Shakti Rising opened in 1999, thousands of women have participated in our classes - women in early recovery, corporate executives, single moms, educators, activists, government employees, spiritual seekers, and more.

These are classes designed By Women, For Women, Delivered by Women to give you the skills, tools, and community you need to make an even greater positive impact in your life and our world.

Dive in! Trust your intuition, get out your journal and pen, and explore whatever lights you up. Take a blend of courses to create your unique experience of transformation. After all, it's your life and you are the only mistress...

Want to meet our teachers? Click here.

Do you feel called to experience Shakti’s style before committing to a class? Join us for one of our many free community offerings. Learn more here.

Got questions? Reach out to our Education Mavens, we’re eager to connect with you.

Curious about our educational approach and philosophy? Click here to learn more.


Transformation

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Welcome to the Journey of Transformation

If you felt drawn here, you may be seeking…

~ A supportive community of women who will lovingly hold you accountable to your deeper knowing

~ To strengthen your physical, emotional, mental or spiritual foundation

~ To improve your already wonderful life

That’s exactly why we designed these classes, and that’s why we invite you to join us for our next Salt offering. 

We call these signature Transformation offerings our Salt classes, because they are fundamental to tasting the full flavor of life. Transformation begins at the ground of being and invites us to explore WHO we are, not just what we do.  Like salt, it enhances, heals, clears, and uplifts our innate gifts.

Our Transformation Courses include:

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salt of the earth

This 8-week experiential course is designed for people desiring to live more fully. Whether you are seeking major change in your life or simply looking for a way to make a good life better, this course will help you gain the tools to reconnect with who you really are and who you most want to become. Through activities, meditation, creative expression, poetry, guided journaling, and group sharing, you will experience a shift in perspective and learn tools to make sustainable change, nurture yourself, and build self esteem, optimism, and internal strength.

Through this course, you will learn how to: create sustainable and integrated transformation that deeply impacts all areas of your life; develop skills to support and nurture yourself and strengthen your emotional and spiritual health; explore new ways of uniting your body, heart, mind, and spirit to live more powerfully in your life and create a life you love; build supportive, authentic and meaningful relationships with other spiritual seekers

“Salt of the Earth was unlike any class I’ve ever taken. Instead of connecting and learning through my head, I connected and learned through my heart. Months later, I have been able to sustain the tiny changes I made in my life during the class and they have had a profoundly positive impact on how I approach each day. What a gift!
— Michelle A.

Salt of the Earth is offered in Fall 2019, Winter 2020 (online), and Spring 2020.

Save 15%-20% when you register as part of the Befriend your Mind Package (includes Salt of the Earth and Unlimiting your Beliefs), Open your Heart Package (includes Salt of the Earth and Heart of Feminine Wisdom), Immersion in Feminine Consciousness Package (includes Salt of the Earth and Salt of the Sea), or Full Salt Immersion Package (includes Salt of the Earth, Salt of the Sea, Heart of Feminine Wisdom and Unlimiting your Beliefs).

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salt of the sea

This 2-day workshop is an immersion in Feminine consciousness where, as part of a circle of powerful women, you will source the well of women’s ancestral wisdom as it connects to our modern lives.

Attune your senses to the messages of the feminine divine within, living more fully from a place of internal strength, authenticity and soulful knowing.

Come into direct contact with your innate, instinctive, intuitive nature and discover the very real magics alive within you.

Salt of the Sea is offered Winter 2020 and Spring 2020.

Save 15%-20% when you register as part of the Immersion in Feminine Consciousness Package (includes Salt of the Earth and Salt of the Sea) or Full Salt Immersion Package (includes Salt of the Earth, Salt of the Sea, Heart of Feminine Wisdom and Unlimiting your Beliefs).

The heart of feminine wisdom

Multi-disciplinary research has proven that connection to and trust in our hearts has profound physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits. Our hearts are covered by a membrane containing nearly 40,000 neurons - the same type of cells that make up our brains. They are intelligent beings - able to feel, think, learn and guide our behaviors. What might life, YOUR life, look like, with a little more heart?

In this half-day experiential workshop, you will dive deeply into the mysteries of your heart, exploring: perceiving from and through the heart; sourcing your heart's wisdom; the power of the heart to transform, heal, and hold; connecting through the heart to others and the Heart of the World (the Great Heart).

The Heart of Feminine Wisdom is offered in Fall 2019, Winter 2020 and Spring 2020.

Save 15%-20% when you register as part of the Open your Heart Package (includes Salt of the Earth and Heart of Feminine Wisdom) or Full Salt Immersion Package (includes Salt of the Earth, Salt of the Sea, Heart of Feminine Wisdom and Unlimiting your Beliefs).

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unlimiting your beliefs

Our thoughts motivate every action we take and affect every cell in our bodies. In this four-week experiential class, you will:

~ explore the biology of thoughts

~ learn to identify limiting beliefs

~ develop tools to harness the power of your mind, returning it to its rightful seat as the Trusted Advisor to your heart, rather than the leader of your life.

Unlimiting your Beliefs is offered in Winter 2020.

Save 15%-20% when you register as part of the Befriend your Mind Package (includes Salt of the Earth and Unlimiting your Beliefs) or Full Salt Immersion Package (includes Salt of the Earth, Salt of the Sea, Heart of Feminine Wisdom and Unlimiting your Beliefs).

Take the first step on your Transformation journey and sign up for a class today. Or deepen your commitment to transformation and sign up for a Transformation Package. Click on link to each season’s class to learn more about discounts and packages.


Sustainability & Right Livelihood

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Welcome to the Journey of Sustainability & Right Livelihood

The practical magic of Working from the Feminine. Finance and visionary strategic planning.

If you were drawn here, you may be seeking:

  • Healthy, supportive, values-aligned structures to guide your financial and work decisions

  • Reconnection with what truly matters to you and the expression of that in your daily life

  • Freedom from habits of scarcity, so you can reside in a state of abundance

That’s exactly why we designed these classes, and that’s why we invite you to join us for our next offering.

We call these signature Sustainability & Right Livelihood offerings our Rosemary classes, because in the same way that rosemary’s medicinal oils become more potent under stress, these classes strengthen us so we have the courage and fortitude to remain committed to our values, purpose and vision regardless of the stress or challenge of life.

Our Sustainability & Right Livelihood Courses include:

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women & Money

Money, like energy, flows through our lives with the untapped potential to nourish and feed a soul-full life. This course invites us into a sacred relationship with our resources as a foundational stance to choose a liberated and embodied life.

Throughout this 8 week course, you will: align your life and resources more deeply with your heart-centered values; examine your personal, family, and cultural history with money; develop deeper, more disciplined practices with resources; explore and practice generosity, gratitude, and receptivity to develop a more sacred relationship to money

I’m so grateful I signed up for Shakti’s Women and Money because I have learned about “value aligned spending“. This alone has helped me find out what was important to me, what my values are and I now dedicate my financial resources towards my values. I don’t worry about money anymore because I know that I’m spending it on things that are important to me to live a fulfilled life. It’s been so nice to live day to day without the stress of money looming over me.
— P.T.

Women & Money is offered in Fall 2019, Winter 2020 (online) and Spring 2020.

Save 15% when you register as part of the Double Dose of Rosemary Package (includes Women & Money and Sky to Dirt).

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sky to dirt

Sky to Dirt is an innovative, practical and hands-on approach to visionary strategic planning. This exploration of the planning methodology used by Shakti Rising is ideal for crystallizing the visions within the heart of an individual or a group, and moving them from the inside out, into the world.

This is a great space to experimentally explore what it really means to lead from the feminine, at a small or large scale. It's fun, it's practical, it's radical - come connect to community and gain the tools to radically expand. You will learn Shakti’s innovative strategic planning model to draw on all of your internal resources and transform your vision into reality!

Sky to Dirt is offered in spring 2020 and by request.

Save 15% when you register for either the Double Dose of Rosemary Package (includes Women & Money and Sky to Dirt) or the Spice Sampler Package (includes Heart of Feminine Wisdom, Sky to Dirt and 9 Gates Ceremonial)

Take the first step on your Sustainability & Right Livelihood journey and sign up for a class or discounted class package today. Click on link to each season’s class to learn more about each class as well as discounts and packages.


Health & Wellness

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Welcome to the Journey of Health & Wellness

Nourish yourself and learn to Live your daily life from the Feminine, in tune with the seasons and cycles of our bodies and our world.

If you’re here, you might be longing to...

~ know and listen to your body on a deeper level

~ befriend the cycles of the seasons and understand how to align your daily life to natural rhythms

~ connect with a community of women committed to spirituality and woman-centered health

Or you may be looking to grow…

~ Your connection to Nature

~ Your own skills as a healer

~ Your trust in your intuitive knowing about how to care for yourself

That’s why we designed these classes, and that’s why we invite you to join us for our next Cinnamon offering. Our Health & Wellness classes include:

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living the seasons

These seasonal courses take you on a journey of discovering the ways of women, the earth and traditional knowledge of how to care for ourselves and each other.

Learn to cook incredible, delicious seasonal food and then eat together.

Make herbal remedies and preparations

Feel empowered by a deeper connection to the sensations in your body.

Grow your understanding of how you are personally affected by the seasons and cycles of the earth

Come to Living the Seasons and connect to your body in ways that you may never have done.

‘I attended Living the Seasons in Spring 2019 and I can honestly say that I have never experienced anything like it. Naomi is a powerhouse of enthusiasm and knowledge and what she brought to each class blew me away. We talked about things that I have been desperate to discuss with other women and have never found the forum, we laughed so much, made incredible products that we could take home and use and what I learnt about the weeds and plants that I walk past every day means that I can’t look at the world in the same way every again. Thank you Naomi and thank you Shakti Rising’.
— CC

Living the Seasons is offered in Fall 2019, Winter 2020, and Spring 2020. Click on links above to learn more about each season’s unique offering. Take the first step on your Health & Wellness journey and sign up for a class or discounted class package today.

Save 15% when you register for Living the Seasons Year Package (includes all 3 seasons)!

Leadership Development

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Welcome to the Journey of Leadership Development

Get sparked to Lead from the Feminine, in devotional service, rooted, from the heart.

If you were drawn here, you may be seeking:

  • to expand your leadership skills in connection with your body wisdom and spiritual practices

  • to learn a way of leading from the heart that feels authentic to you

  • to catalyze your impact in the world by strengthening your ability to collaborate

  • an embodied leadership model that connects you with yourself and your purpose

That’s exactly why we designed these classes, and that’s why we invite you to join us for our next Leadership offering. 

We call these Leadership Development offerings our Chilies classes and, like a hot pepper, each class is potent, and has the power to ignite a fire within you. You can read more about our approach to leadership and our other leadership programs here.

Our Leadership Development classes include:

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The 9th Gate: The Joyful Burden of Leadership

Do you feel a calling to find your own authentic way of leading? A way with meaning, that affirms life, sources creativity and aligns with nature? Have you been leading and know in your bones that there is another more powerful approach that draws on all the aspects of your Self? Do these times, if you will, urge you into more spaces and places of contribution - and do you want to explore the boundaries of your real capacity to contribute?

There is a lot of talk about 21st century leadership but what we know is that the kind of leaders our world is calling for are a blend of the old and the new. We believe that women who are rooted in their bodies, leading heart forward and soulfully are what the 21st century is all about. Do you want to know what you are truly capable of? Ready to learn how to meet overwhelm with an flowing source of power and creative response?

Join us for The 9th Gate: The Joyful Burden to explore: ~ an embodied feminine approach to cultivating your own leadership ~ Sourcing courage & dealing with daily fears ~ How to get out & stay out of the box ~ The power of gratitude and generosity as leadership practices ~ Your true capacity to contribute ~ Leadership as an aspect of your self expression & crafting a meaningful life

The 9th Gate is offered in Winter 2020, online.

Save 15% when you register for the Leadership Package (includes The 9th Gate & Bite the Apple).

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Bite the apple

This is the course that gives you the secrets behind our success! If you have ever been curious about Shakti Rising and our phenomenal, unique model of social change and feminine leadership, this is the weekend for you. You will have an embodied experience of our feminine models of therapeutic soul recovery, social change, organizational structure and visionary leadership. Come away inspired and ready to apply all that you have learnt to your personal and professional life.

Shakti Rising’s quintessential experience, this 2 day workshop is REQUIRED for all volunteers and staff in our organism & ecosystem, and open to non-volunteers who wish to deepen your leadership skills within the container of a living systems model. 

Akin to orienteering, this orientation to our approach ~ the Shakti way, sometimes referred to as “the model” (yawn!) ~ is essential to participation in our living lab of applied feminine practices & processes.

Bite equips YOU to lead powerfully from any seat, while finding the alchemy of where service provokes transformation:  leadership is the ultimate crucible. Our philosophy, heretical as it is: we are each leaders & need to be, at the very least of our own lives; definitely in our collective foray to an uncertain future.

Bite the Apple is offered in Fall 2019, Winter 2020, and Spring 2020.

Save 15% when you register for the Leadership Package, which includes The 9th Gate & Bite the Apple.

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karma yoga

Karma Yoga is using your Karma as a way of coming into union with God. It’s using the stuff of your life. And whether or not that work in the world is a vehicle for spiritual awakening.~Ram Dass

Karma Yoga is a path that not only opens our own heart but it is a pathway to transformational leadership and self-actualization. Simply understood, karma yoga is right works, the emphasis on what we do between our spiritual practices (work, chores, volunteerism, earning money, etc.) is actually where we have the greatest leverage points to awaken and catalyze our souls into expression.

So, how do we do this? Clearly it’s not what most people are doing in their lives and work, or even in their leadership. This is what the class and the path of Karma Yoga are about: to work with Karma yoga principles, identify supportive practices and to then apply it in our service projects and in life.

Karma Yoga is offered monthly in Sacramento, CA. Each month’s class will focus on a single Karma Yoga principle - Right Attitude, Right Motive, Do your Duty, Do your Best, Give up Results, Serve the Higher Self in All, and Follow the Discipline of the Job. Each class stands alone, and they can be taken as a powerful series (at a discount) for either a season or a year.

Save $100 when you register for the Karma Yoga Year package (includes all 8 sessions).

Take the first step on your Leadership journey and sign up for a class or discounted class package today.

To see all our other classes, visit our Class Calendar and choose your own adventure!

Want to meet our extraordinary team of teachers? Click here.

Want to know a little more about Shakti Feminine University, our approach and educational methodologies? Click here.

If you’re curious and want to know more or have an insight or question to share, click here to connect with an SFU Education Maven.


Our Approach

Shakti Feminine University: Our Educational Approach & Methodologies

SFU programs are built on an educational foundation drawing from Waldorf, Montessori, Progressive Education, Paolo Freire and other out-of-the-box radical education models in order to cultivate self-aware and socially conscious women leaders who wholeheartedly accept the responsibility and power of being agents of transformation. For this reason each SFU class has been intentionally designed and refined to be trauma-informed, holistic, embodied, woman-centered, circle-based, and creative-arts focused.

SFU believes that making real impact depends on the proliferation of heart-centered, risk-taking, integrous women leaders who live their lives and do business radically differently. Further, SFU exists to forward the vision that these women leaders are meant to occupy significant leadership positions spanning all fields, disciplines and spheres of influence.

Ultimately, the goal of SFU is to create 21st Century leaders who can foster healthy, vibrant, interdependent communities that are sustainable and adaptable, creatively and effectively engaging the resources present in our communities and in society at large.

Perhaps most significantly, SFU is committed to ensuring that these 21st Century leaders learn the tools to navigate the unknown. In climates of accelerating, unprecedented rates of change, where leaders across sectors struggle to lead their key initiatives in a way that bridges us into our future’s solutions, we seek to equip these individuals to see around the next corner. We at Shakti Rising know that great leaders must not underestimate the forthcoming changes in both “business as usual”  and our lives as a whole.  At SFU we understand that as leaders we must be equipped to anticipate potential disruption and instability and identify patterns to create solutions that respond to our current challenges in lieu of reacting to them. We want great leaders to shape our future, not react to it.