Rasayana is dedicated
to relationship-centered care, empowering clients through
self-discipline and experiential learning - as it was done Guru to
student over 5,000 years ago. Kris
honors the wisdom of Ayurveda by preserving natural resources and when
possible, uses organic herbs that are sustainably grown and fairly
traded, so treatments are safe, effective, and healing for both our
bodies and the planet.
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. It wasn't until 2000, 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. Since then she has run a successful full time massage therapy practice in popular Davis Square in Somerville, MA. Her treatment approach is interactive and goal-oriented, with a dash of tough love when necessary.
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. She is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) , a Continuing Education Provider for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), and former contributing writer for the Herbal Academy of New England. She's also a faculty member at the New School of Yogic Arts, bringing Ayurveda training to professional yoga teacher trainees and her original workshops on repetitive strain injuries and Intro to Ayurveda courses have been taught in Boston area yoga studios and at the renowned Omega Institute for Holistic Living in Rhinebeck, NY. 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.
When she's not working with clients, Kris loves skiing, playing tennis, and competitive ballroom dancing. To stay in the loop, subscribe to her monthly electronic newsletter full of informational articles, tips, recipes, and product reviews or follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
Alicia Calcagni, our enthusiastic part-time Intern from Needham, MA landed at Rasayana
after spending five months traveling thru Asia & India, studying yoga and Ayurveda while coaching
soccer to young women for social change. She is a full-time business student at Babson college who helps keeps the office running smoothly, providing friendly customer support for scheduling needs, registration questions, or retail purchases. She is currently completing her 200-hour certification in Foundations of Ayurveda with Down Under
School of Yoga in Newton.
Her hobbies include soccer, painting, and playing with her dog, Luigi.