Wake Up Call

Radhi Devlukia-Shetty Glows With Good Energy—And She’s Sharing It With the World

“Knowledge is useless unless it’s shared.”

By Camille Styles
Photography Michelle Nash

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If you’re searching for a living, breathing example of what it means to have “good energy,” let me introduce you to Radhi Devlukia-Shetty. After our first five minutes together, I felt myself fully embracing her contagious zest for life. It’s clear that Radhi is excited by the everyday, but she also radiates the calm energy of someone who’s truly comfortable in her own skin, giving you permission to take a deep exhale and be fully yourself in her presence.

Let me set the scene: when you enter the Los Angeles home that Radhi shares with her husband, Jay Shetty, you’ll notice the gentle California breeze blowing through the open doors and windows. A candle perfumes the air with a spa-like scent, and the multitude of plants throughout the space bring nature in. As she showed our team around her space, it was evident that Radhi felt a true connection with every thoughtfully-designed item in the home. She’s beautifully integrated her family, spirituality, and heritage throughout every element of the life she’s created, and our entire team walked away feeling inspired to bring such an intentional approach to our own daily lives.


Radhi Devlukia-Shetty Shares Her Intentional Morning Rituals

Born and raised in the UK, the rich traditions of her Indian culture played a significant role in shaping Radhi’s path toward wellness from an early age, leading her to develop a deep appreciation for the mind-body connection and igniting her curiosity for culinary exploration. If you’re one of the millions of fans of Radhi’s recipes and mindfulness practices, let me assure you: her radiant spirit is as genuine in real life as it is on Instagram.

The girl glows—and she fully practices the healthy, happy lifestyle that she preaches. Read on for my conversation with Radhi Devlukia-Shetty. We talk about leading an intentional life, and the release of her very first cookbook, Joyfull.


How has your background influenced the way you integrate wellness and cooking?

There’s one quote that I would say gave me the push I needed to start sharing what I had learned and was learning with the world online. It’s a quote by a spiritual teacher His Holiness Radhanath Swami where he said “Knowledge is useless unless it is shared.”

I realized how lucky I was to have grown up in a culture where we had delicious, vibrant, and abundant plant-based meals, to have been taught by such incredible teachers, and to have found and studied Ayurveda and holistic wellness. I felt the best way I can show gratitude for that is to share it with others. I saw how much it changed not only my health but my whole life, and I wanted everyone to be able to experience the same joy and change I felt. 


Tell us about your career and starting a business. What has life been like as an entrepreneur?

It has been constant learning. If you’re an entrepreneur and working for yourself, it’s not always glamorous—you have to be able to do everything. You get to understand your entire business from the foundation because you have to do things from scratch. 

When you’re an entrepreneur you are choosing the path of what you want to do, so even when it’s hard and exhausting—it’s YOURS and there is so much passion, dedication, and motivation.


What has been your biggest learning over the past year? 

To face my fears. Taking on the things I’ve been avoiding out of fear. And it made me realize that when you familiarize yourself with something, it becomes less scary.


Let’s get into your morning routine. What does a typical day look like for you? 

5:00 am. Wake up, brush teeth, scrape tongue, and stand on my marma mat.

5:30-7:00 a.m. Make CCF tea (cumin, coriander, fennel) and take it to the mediation area, where I do breath work and mantra meditation.

7:00 a.m. Work out—either weight training with Louise Hazel at Slay Gym or cardio. 

8:30 a.m. Shower (body scrub), and then I do an abhyanga massage using herbal oils and massaging the entire body. This helps your lymphatic system to drain toxins and helps calm the nervous system. 

9:00 a.m. Breakfast—usually a protein shake and hummus avo toast with sprouts, and start the work day with my team!


What time is your wake-up call? And how much sleep do you usually get? 

Wake up at 5 a.m., usually 7.5 hours of sleep.

What are your beauty must-haves?

Hummus toast.

What do you eat for breakfast?

A protein smoothie and usually a toast, like this hummus toast from Joyfull.

Get Radhi’s Hummus Toast Recipe


What will we always find in your refrigerator? 

Pepperoncinis, tofu, fresh herbs, and all the condiments like sauces, dips, ketchup, and English mustard.


What are your favorite books? 

Spiritual Warrior by Bhakti Tirtha Swami and The Journey Home by Radhanath Swami, Bhagavad Gita.

What’s always on your nightstand?

Radhi Wake Up Call

What’s your favorite getting-ready soundtrack? 

Jahnavi Harrison—Rise and 2000’s Bollywood Hits.

What’s your daily uniform?

I work from home, so usually sweats or workout shorts and an oversized vintage t-shirt.


What are some things you do every day to live a more joyful life?

  • Breathwork 
  • Go outside and feel the sunrise or sunset 
  • Make time for family connection 

If you could pin your success down to one thing, what would that be?

Having a spiritual practice expands my capacity to give, and the more you give, the more you get back from the universe.


Sentence Finishers

I never leave the house without: lipstick or peppermint hal.

If there were more hours in the day, I would: study 

Healthiest morning habit: CCF or meditation 

Worst morning habit: checking my phone 

One thing I want to be known for is: helping people connect back to themselves and understand themselves better 

The one thing I fear the most: not making the most out of the time you have with people. 

When I feel that fear: I plan time and take action. I find ways to make the moments special. 

The book I always recommend is: Bhagavad Gita

One trait you need to succeed in life is: Humility 

Bath or shower? Shower 

What’s your favorite shower product? True Botanicals Pure Radiance Sugar Exfoliating Body Scrub.