Kris Quinones 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 member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), and former contributing writer for the Herbal Academy of New England. Her original workshops on repetitive strain injuries and introductions to Ayurveda 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 salsa dancing, skiing, playing tennis, or working her way through a new cookbook. 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.
175 Elm St. Suite B2 | Somerville, MA 02144 | 617-331-6303
(Between Davis and Porter Squares)