Here are my upcoming events! 

MARCH 2020









Healing Breath – A Journey Through the Chakras 

Join me at the beautiful Santosha Yoga Studio in Chesterfield, MI for a restorative journey using the power of your breath as we travel through the chakras. Go home restored, relaxed and softened in your body and mind. Oct 6 from 1-3pm.

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Ayurvedic Beauty Techniques – A Workshop

Enjoy this workshop at the lovely Full Lotus Yoga Studio in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI on September 23 from 1-3pm. Learn about beauty and Ayurveda, take home recipes for Ayurvedic facials and enjoy shopping for Ishvari products.

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Ayuryoga Wellness Festival

Join me at the first annual Ayuryoga Wellness Festival (under the auspices of Rasa Festival) in Ann Arbor on September 22 from 1-6pm. Experience the true meaning of yoga and Ayurveda with various accomplished teachers.
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Awakening Devi

Join Lisa Beck and me at this devotional event for women on August 2-4pm in a private home in Carpinteria, CA. Explore Indian fusion as a devotional practice, delve into puja at the sacred altar, Healing Breath, and guided meditation. Space is limited. To register:

Pure Ishvari Beauty

Secrets of Ayurvedic Beauty 

Workshop at a private location in Carpinteria, CA on July 26 from 5:30-7: 30 pm

Space is very limited. Cost: $18 per person. Paypal [email protected] to save your spot or Venmo Aparna Sherman.

 Women and Stories of Transformation

Mini-Retreat in Harper Woods 

April 28, 2018 from 11am -3pm

Women have shared stories for thousands of years as a way of healing from the challenges of life. The power of being witnessed and held by a group of women is invaluable even in today’s world. We often tell stories in our minds repetitively and at some point, it becomes the truth. Let us examine the truth from within and allow for our personal deception evaporate so the wisdom of your knowledge is revealed to you. This will be a powerful release and healing for all.

Join me in Harper Woods for a four-hour women’s circle of stories of transformation, rituals and end the circle with a silent labyrinth walk nearby.

This group is open to 12 women.

You will be journaling, sharing, witnessing, participating in healing rituals and spend time in silent reflection and meditation. A light lunch will be provided.

Register by April 24, 2018

Healthy Cooking Class + Lunch

March 31 from 10-Noon pm Harper Woods

Menu: Loaded Quinoa | Cream of Broccoli Soup with Ginger | Spring Salad with Avo Dressing 

$45 per person – class includes recipes, instruction, and dinner

Pre-registration required. No refunds on cancellations. Class is limited to 8


Women’s Wellness Mini-Retreat 

Spend four hours with me on March 3 from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm in Harper Woods learning to open the heart wider.

We will sink into the seat of our consciousness and explore the beauty of the heart.

We will use breath, scents, and other processes to heal and awaken the subtle part of our being. We will end with a delicious and nourishing Ayurvedic lunch.

The event is limited to six women only.

$67 per person. Pre-registration required. No refunds on cancellations. 

The Elemental Woman – 5 Week Online Course 

Re-scheduled for May 2018

Join The Elemental Woman course which begins on Jan 31 via Zoom. Connect to the five elements in a mystical way. Re-connect to your foundation. Experience how existence works in you as YOU!. 5 weeks 5 elements with Asrael Zemenick and me.

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Scroll down to see the cancellation policy.

Shakti Rising 12-week Online Course 

Join Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan and me on a powerful deep study of the Maha Vidyas in the Shakti Rising Online course.

Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD, is an integrative cardiologist, meditation teacher, and tantrika. She combines her cardiology expertise with Eastern wisdom teachings in her approach to healing. She has studied with teachers across the globe including the Direct Path with Greg Goode in the lineage of Sri Atmananda Krishna Menon, Sri Vidya Sadhana with Sri Sevapremananda and Sri Chaitanyananda, Tantra and Ayurveda with Dr. Sumit Kesarkar, Advaita Vedanta through the Chinmaya Mission, and Kashmir Shaivism with Sally Kempton and Paul Muller-Ortega. Her workshops, courses and writings strive to bring these time-honored traditions to modern living in practical ways.

Find her workshops, upcoming talks, past interviews and online programs here

The course begins on February 27, 2018, via Zoom. 

Cancellation Policy: No refunds for this course. 

Natya Yoga Summer Retreat in Michigan 

Join Lisa Beck and me at the beautiful Capuchin Retreat Center in MI this summer from June 18-22 for an experience in devotion, self-care, Ayurveda, dance and yoga. Daily post-dinner talks, private sessions with us and so much more. We have 12 spots available.

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The Reset Program 

Post- Holiday 5-day Rejuvenation for Your Digestive System 

From January 6-10, 2018

Soon the holidays will be done! The pleasures of celebrating and binging on food and drink will be done! Very soon another year is arriving.  It is time to re-group and create new visions for your life. Whatever you envision, don’t forget your digestive system. Your digestive system works hard for you. It breaks down food and drinks all day, every day. All your life. It too needs a reset.

But why reset your digestive system? 

Well, it needs a break to restore its power and energy. Unless you go on a fast, this is not going to happen on its own. Many people restore their digestive firepower by default when they are sick and they have no choice but fast or eat light. Simply put, eat this way for 5 days or 15 and you will definitely experience some weight loss, better sleep, and have a more balanced metabolism.

How to reset the digestive system?

To restore its power and balance, it needs fresh, clean food that is consumed on time. Fresh clean food that is easy to digest and that means your body can easily assimilate nutrients and eliminate waste with minimal effort. When your digestive fire is in good working condition, you aren’t sleepy after eating. You aren’t craving sweets and you eliminate at least once a day.

Do I have to be in the kitchen all day cooking for this program? 

No. But you do need to prepare simple, delicious, easy-to-prepare foods at home.

Do I have to take days off to be on this program?

Not at all. You can do all your daily activities and still reset your digestive system. But we do recommend that you take a bit more time for rest, reflection and reconnection with yourself.

What is included in the Reset Program?

5 days of videos, audios from Vivica and Aparna. This includes yoga, guided meditation, breath work, and food videos. A beautiful ebook with recipes and instructions on what to do for the five days. It is yours to keep for years to come. You are also most welcome to go longer than five days if you wish. You will also be added to the private Facebook group so you can share photos, stories, and challenges each day.

We will also have a live video conference meeting the day before the Reset Program when we answer all your questions about the program and a meeting to re-cap on the last day. Don’t worry, if you miss it for any reason, we will send you the video recording.

How does it work? 

Each day you will receive an email in the morning with links to video and audio files, plus other tips and tools that you may want to include in the five-day program.

Cook the foods in your ebook.

Rest and spend time in Nature as much as you can.

Practice along with the yoga and breathwork videos once a day before meals, or twice a day if you prefer.

Is this a cleanse?

Yes and no. You will have a restricted diet for the five days like a cleanse. But the range of foods and recipes we share with you are a bit more expanded than a cleanse. You have the option of fasting during breakfast, but it is not necessary.

Why should you do the Reset Program?

While there a thousand New Year’s cleanses, our program is very different. Yes, we are dedicated to you eating super healthy foods for five days. But the Reset Program is also designed to re-ignite your digestive fire. Heavy eating, drinking, too much dairy, sugar and meat eating can dampen your fire. As students and practitioners of yoga and Ayurveda, we know that a balanced digestive fire is vital for great health and immunity. Plus right after the holidays, your body is truly craving this reset. It will thank you for less congestion, weight loss, good elimination, better metabolism and better moods and great energy.

How do you attend the online meeting for Reset prep and re-cap?

Once you register, you will be sent an email with the ebook with recipes and instructions as well as a link for Zoom video conferencing. On the day of the meetings, simply click on the link to join the meeting.

Who are the program leaders?

This program is led by Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselors, Aparna Khanolkar and Vivica Schwartz. Combined they share 35 years of experience in the healing arts. Aparna is a former Chopra Center chef and author of cookbooks. Vivica is an accomplished yoga teacher and creator of Viveka Essential Oils.

Read more about Vivica here:

What is the cost of the Reset Program? 

For the ebook with recipes and instructions for you to keep, access to videos and audios, two live meetings and private Facebook group access – only $95.

How do I sign up for the Reset Program?

You can register by clicking on the button below

If you have any questions, please send them to either [email protected] or [email protected]

Invite your friends and family to do this program with you. You can support each other through this great transformation.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Because I put my heart and soul into every course and offering I create, I ask that you commit 100% to your full participation before you register.

My cancellation and refund policy are in place to guarantee the fair allocation of slots in various courses to students who are ready to commit to a deeper dive into your well-being and spiritual awakening.

Your registration payment to Aparna Khanolkar is not refundable or returnable or transferable to another person. No exceptions.  Please register with full awareness of the agreement and commitment you are entering into. However, if you can cancel a week before an event or course, you will receive 50% credit for an upcoming offering of your choice.

Payment via Paypal or Venmo or check must be completed upon acceptance in the given time period to guarantee enrollment in courses.

By completing your payment, you have agreed to my refund terms and conditions. Thank you for your commitment to your health and wellness.


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