Welcome to Rasayana [Rah-sah-yana] - my holistic massage therapy practice specializing in Ayurveda [ah-yer-vey-duh, -vee-], the traditional medical system from India.
Kris Quinones, LMT, AHC, CYT, is owner and founder of Rasayana. She graduated from Franklin Pierce University in 1996 with a B.A. in Biology/Pre-med and spent the next four years working as an orthopedic and research assistant for several Boston area surgeons treating sports injuries and degenerative diseases. After sustaining a severe hip injury while competing as a brown-belt in Tae Kwon Do, she discovered Yoga. It became her primary rehabilitation and sparked what has become a life long study of holistic healing and living.
In 2007, Kris graduated from the Cortiva Muscular Therapy Institute and became a licensed massage therapist. She continued her training at the Kripalu Yoga Center in Lenox, MA with Hilary Garivaltis, D.Ay, where she became certified in several traditional Ayurvedic treatments.
In 2009 she advanced her studies at Dr. Partap Chauhan's Jiva Institute for Vedic Studies in Haryana, India, under the direction of head physician, Dr. Kuldeep Solanski, BAMS with a focus on Ayurvedic theory, pancha karma therapies, and the creation of select medicinal herbal thailams. In June 2015 she completed her Level 1 Ayurvedic Health Counselor certification (650-hr) at Kripalu School of Ayurveda, and is now offering diet and lifestyle consultations and treatment plans to further support client's needs.
Additionally, she is a 500-hour certified Kripalu Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist and O2 Yoga instructor, studying the Astanga yoga method with Elliot McEldowney and Ayurvedic Yoga with Yoganand Michael Carroll and Advanced Pranayama techniques with Larissa Hall-Carlson.