Ayurvedic Health Counselor

Kripalu Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher

Shamanic Reiki Master Teacher


Call (914) 673-3313 for appointments

Claudia Gukeisen, MA, AHC, RYT500, SRMT

Claudia Gukeisen, MA, is a board certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor with specialized training in Ayurvedic nutrition and cooking, Energy Medicine Practitioner, Shamanic Reiki Master Teacher, Mind-Body Coach and a 500 hr. Kripalu Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher.  She helps clients balance daily and seasonal health challenges using the principles of Ayurveda, a medical system deeply rooted in India. Claudia specializes in digestive health and how it impacts many health challenges including stress, insomnia and other sleep disruptions, nervous system imbalances, skin issues, hormonal changes, thyroid concerns and menstrual and menopause issues.  Based on the needs and interests of a client, sessions may include diet and lifestyle guidance, stress reduction and breathing techniques, an individualized yoga practice, yoga nidra, energy work, and cooking guidance. 


As an educator and program coordinator in both traditional and non-traditional settings, Claudia has worked as a Sr. Manager of Sotheby’s NY, Assistant Director at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC, Lead Teacher of a Montessori classroom for ages 6-9 and most recently taught the public cooking classes at Bhagavat Life in NYC for 2 years. Claudia currently teaches seasonal workshops and retreats on Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Cooking, Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Breath Practices, Herbalism & Mindfulness as well as professional trainings in Shamanic Reiki. 


SERVICES OFFERED (60, 90 or 120 minutes):​​

  • Ayurvedic Health Consultations & Seasonal Follow-Ups

  • Mindful Breath Training for adults, teens, children (ages 9+) 

  • Private Yoga & Guided Meditation Sessions (beginners +):

    • Ayurvedic Yoga 

    • Kripalu Yoga

    • Chakra Yoga

    • Five Element® Yoga

    • Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra (ages 8+)

  • Energy Work – single sessions or discounted 4 session packages available (may include energy clearing, chakra balancing, cord cutting, extractions, soul retrievals, healing past lives, intuition development, meeting spirit guides & plant ally connections):

    • Traditional Reiki Sessions (30-60 min.)

    • Shamanic Reiki Master Sessions (90-120 min.)

    • Alchemy Energetics/Eagle Medicine (60 min.)



  • New York University, MA, International Education and Cross Cultural Studies

  • Marymount Manhattan College, BA, English Literature


Ayurveda/Yoga Training

  • 650 hr. Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Kripalu School of Ayurveda

  • 250 hr. Ayurvedic Nutrition and Culinary Training, Divya Alter

  • 500 hr. Kripalu Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher, Kripalu School of Yoga

  • Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra Teacher, Jennifer Reis, E-RYT 500

  • Five Element® Yoga Teacher, Jennifer Reis, E-RYT 500



Shamanism/Reiki/Energy Medicine Training

  • Reiki 2 and Master Teacher Certifications, Brett Bevell, RM

  • Shamanic Reiki Worldwide Levels 1, 2 and Master Practitioner, Melanie Ryan, SRMT, Owner/Founder, The Center for Health & Healing

  • Alchemy Energetics & Eagle Medicine Levels 1, 2 & Master, Practitioner, James Philip, RM

  • Shamanic Reiki Master Teacher & Apprentice, Shamanic Reiki Worldwide, Llyn Roberts, MA, Founder & Stacey Gibbons, SRMT, 500 RYT, Co-Founder SRW

  • Theory and Practice of Chakra Therapy, Anodea Judith, PhD, Author


  • Sacred Heart of Herbalism Level 1: 10 month training -Introduction to the Art & Science of Herbal Medicine, Karine Gordineer, Master Herbalist & Founder, Green Girl Herbal & Healing

  • Sacred Heart of Herbalism Level 2: 8 month training - Intermediate Herbal Medicine & Body Systems, Karine Gordineer, Master Herbalist & Founder, Green Girl Herbal & Healing

  • Combining Herbs & Essential Oils, David Crow, Floracoepia


Workshop Leadership/Coaching/Mindfulness Training

  • Transformational Workshop Leader/Mind-Body Coach Certification (current apprentice/completion 2020), Ken Nelson, PhD, Founder, Powerful Workshops & Kripalu Lead Faculty

  • HeartMath® Certified Coach, Institute of HeartMath

  • Mindfulness Foundations, Educator Essentials & Difficult Emotions, Mindful Schools

  • Mindful Based Eating Awareness Facilitator Training (MB-EAT), Dr. Jean Kristeller


Claudia is a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and Yoga Alliance.