Shawn Holtel - Empowered Paths Health Coach C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, NAMA Ayurvedic Health Counselor
Fascinated by Yoga’s multiple layers of wisdom, Shawn is continually studying and will forever be a student of yoga. She utilizes the philosophy and physical practices of yoga and ayurveda as a guide for living life more fully. Although ancient sciences, they offer the perfect road map for modern day living.
Shawn has experienced the healing effects of these Vedic sciences for herself and was drawn to learn more about their therapeutic benefits. She studied Ayurveda at the Himalayan Institute with Dr. Rosy Mann earning her AHC and has studied additionally at the Ayurvedic Institute with Dr. Vasant Lad. She completed her C-IAYT Yoga Therapist education with mentor, Nancy Schalk of Heartland Yoga Therapy in Indianapolis IN, specializing in stress related illness’. Shawn has spent the past several years working with US Veterans at Richard L. Roudebush VA Research Hospital, studying the effectiveness of yoga as a non-pharmacological intervention for Veterans living with chronic pain and PTSD.
Shawn established Empowered Paths Health Coaching where she now educates and supports clients on their own wellness journey, empowering individuals to access their own innate healing abilities through the wisdom of yoga and ayurveda.