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About The Book

In this hip, sensual Ayurveda bible for the modern woman, holistic health and wellness expert and New York Times bestselling author Katie Silcox offers a spirit-infused yet pragmatic guide that seamlessly brings this ancient wisdom into our modern lives without sacrificing the occasional rendezvous with red wine, fashion magazines, and other sensual pleasures.

Healthy Happy Sexy offers not only a philosophy of life but a time-tested (we’re talking thousands of years!) method for living your most radiant, healthy, and sexually vital life possible. Covering everything from how to get the perfect poo to glowing skin to deeper sexual fulfillment, here is a complete guide to women’s health.

Through evocative questions, journaling exercises, simple but deep meditations, and natural recipes for common health and beauty needs, Katie gives you a method to heal, entertain, inspire, and remind you that you are one sexy mama.

About The Author

Photograph by Kate Thompson

Katie Silcox is an internationally recognized teacher, mentor to women, and inspirer of hearts and minds. Katie was named one of San Francisco’s Best Yoga Teachers by Common Ground magazine in 2009, one of 70 Yogis Changing the World in Origin magazine in 2014, and one of 100 Trailblazers in Yoga and Ayurveda by Spirituality and Health magazine in 2015. She is also the founder and executive director of the Shakti School, an online global education platform for women to explore the topic of spirituality and holistic health. Learn more at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words (January 13, 2015)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781476757384

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Raves and Reviews

"Katie Silcox leads the next generation of thought leaders—helping people live healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives. The fact that she can deliver what she has to say with so much clarity, humor, caring, and yes, sexiness is a gift, because it means that more and more of us will continue to be drawn to listen and thus, benefit from the ancient wisdom she so expertly conveys."

– Rod Stryker, American yoga master and author of The Four Desires

“Ayurveda originated, in part, to address the disorders and ease the discomfort of a populous grown increasingly distant from the intimate practical knowledge of, and proximity to nature’s cycles, seasons, and wisdom. Katie Silcox empathizes with these city and worldly dwellers, and shares simple, light-hearted, possibly life-changing perspectives and techniques that hail from the time-tested sisters in Indian sciences: Ayurveda and Yoga.”

– Dr. Claudia Welch, author of Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life

“Katie Silcox, you are the Carrie Bradshaw of the yoga and Ayurveda movement in the United States.”

– Meredith Hogan, voted Cincinnati's Best Yoga Teacher 2011

"Katie translates the self-help ancient system of Ayurveda for the modern woman who wants to be more healthy, happy, and sexy, and achieve the goals of pleasure, prosperity, purpose, and freedom—living life to the fullest."

– Sharon Gannon, founder of Jivamukti Yoga

"Katie's book feeds her readers, no doubt, but more importantly in many ways, it also nourishes the Ayurvedic tradition itself."

– Prashanti de Jager, founder of Organic India and The Pacific Center for Ayurveda and author of Turmeric and The Spice of Life

"Katie Silcox has written a practical, spicy, and highly readable manual for creating a workable Ayurvedic lifestyle. She makes this ancient traditional approach to health completely accessible—and in the process, inspires us to revolutionize our health by following the principles she outlines. Carefully researched and irradiated by Kate's own years of practice, this is a book to keep by your side for guidance through all the seasons of your life. I highly recommend Healthy Happy Sexy–not least for the insights Katie offers on what it means to practice with the authenticity and radical self-honesty that real health and well being require!"

– Sally Kempton, world-renowned spiritual teacher, and author of Awakening Shakti and Meditation for the Love of It

"Katie Silcox’s voice is strong, clear, nourishing and empowering. Healthy Happy Sexy is a contemporary yogini’s book of ancient secrets and profound knowledge of our body, spirit and soul. Katie masterfully presents the philosophy and practices of Ayurveda with her own wisdom and experience. She shows how we can create our own journey into wellness and embrace our inherent sexual and creative power. Her book is an open–hearted and soulful invitation to align our natural rhythm with Mother Earth so that we too may reap the benefits of a balanced and harmonious life. Katie’s wise and witty guidance inspires us to make empowered choices about wellness so we can live a life of juicy freedom. This beautiful and inspiring book is for any woman who wants to come into alignment with herself and the Divine.”

– Laura Amazzone, author of Goddess Durga and Sacred Female Power

“Katie Silcox’s book, and indeed her life, is filled with refreshingly real, flowingly connected, and valuably accessible moments of Kala-Deshi-Patra, making her work more potentially ‘Authentic Ayurveda’ than the literally outdated Victorian attitudes that have attenuated Ayurveda’s blossoming for many decades now. Katie’s book feeds her readers, no doubt, but more importantly in many ways, it also nourishes the Ayurvedic tradition itself. By giving it a new license, and thus a new life, she sustains the perennial wisdom of this grand ‘Science of Life.’”

– Prashanti de Jager, MS, founder of Organic India and The Pacific Center for Ayurveda, author of Turmeric: The Ayurvedic Spice of Life

Happy Healthy Sexy is a great introduction to the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda and is brought to life by Katie Silcox, one of a new generation of gifted writers. Intelligently written and witty, readers will be inspired to take greater care of their sacred self and bring the sacred into everyday life.”

– Dr. Marc Halpern, president of the California College of Ayurveda and author of Healing Your Life

“Katie translates the self-help ancient system of Ayurveda for the modern woman who wants to be more healthy, happy, and sexy and achieve the goals of pleasure, prosperity, purpose, and freedom—living life to the fullest.”

– Sharon Gannon, founder of Jivamukti Yoga

“Katie Silcox’s enthusiasm for yoga, Ayurveda, and loving relationships radiates with heart-warmth on every page of Healthy Happy Sexy. This book is packed with loads of information from the deep well of Indic traditional knowledge, all conveyed with her great joy and love of life.”

– Stuart Sovatsky, PhD, copresident of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology and author of Advanced Spiritual Intimacy and Your Perfect Lips

“Katie Silcox is a breath of fresh, feminine air. She has the innate ability to translate ancient teachings into modern language that is tangible, relatable, funny, and by the end of the book you feel as though you have been sharing secrets with your dearest friend. And, Katie is just that. She is a friend for all who seek to know more of their wonderful, juicy, and highest Self. This book is an amazing vehicle for those who are ready to begin a journey towards happiness and health. It is also a must-have reference for teachers and students who are passionate about the possibility of transformation, and of course, bringing sexy back.”

– Jessica Durivage-Kerridge, founder of Where Is My Guru, writer, speaker, yoga teacher, and Divine Mama at

“I have complete trust in Katie. She is one of those very rare yoga teachers for whom the inner journey is both central and powerful. You get the sense when you are around her that she’s been down this road before, that there’s a deep wisdom about yoga and Ayurveda encoded into her system and she’s waking up to it anew right in front of your eyes. She sparkles when she teaches and her path of ParaYoga shares unique secrets about breathing and posture found in no other tradition. If you are open to being transformed, visit her classes and enjoy the benefit of her soft touch and a wisdom that belies her years.”

– Eric Shaw, founder of Prasana Yoga and Yoga Education Through Imagery

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