Her signature program, The Ayurvedic Woman, reconnects women to their divine feminine through Ayurveda, Yoga, Spirituality and activism so they may remember who they are, what their life purpose is and how they manifest that purpose into the world.
She is the co-founder of the ZenSpot Institute for Vedic + Taoist Studies with her husband Dr. + Taoist Priest Michael Bittner. Together they oversee the facility’s training programs and wellness center that offers education and services in Traditional Indian Medicine (TIM/Ayurveda), Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and modern and mystical healing and arts.
Dr. Satyavani earned a doctorate in Educational Organization and Leadership with a concentration in Critical Hermeneutic theory from the University of San Francisco; an MA in Humanities from Teachers College, Columbia University; a MSEd in Educational Administration and Supervision from Pace University; a Principal and Superintendent’s Credential from the State of New York and a BS in History and Secondary Education from New York University. She is currently working on her Ay.D from the California College of Ayurveda.
She has held posts in K-12 schools as a researcher and accountability administrator, assistant principal and classroom teacher of social studies on the secondary level. She also spent over a decade in academia where she served as adjunct faculty and department director in child & adolescent development as well as several deanships in adult and continuing education. She received her Shaktipat transmission from Guru Amrit Desai of the Kripalu and Lord Lakulish Lineage.
Dr. Satyavani is certified in personal fitness training, yoga and Ayurveda from The Kripalu Schools of Yoga & Ayurveda and her life coaching training is approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Satyavani received her reiki master training and initiation at the Holistic Studies Institute in New York and is also a specialist in pre-natal/postpartum yoga as well as yoga for seniors. She is the author, with her husband, of two yoga DVDs, several online courses and a meditation CD for both beginner and advanced practitioners. Her international podcast, The Ayurvedic Woman, discusses all things Ayurveda, Yoga and Spiritual practice for the purposes of living an ideal life inside and out.