Rasayana, LLC

An Ayurvedic Treatment & Education Practice, where the Guru is You

Meet Us

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.

David O'Connell brings a kind presence and 20 years of professional experience to Rasayana.  He specializes in advanced, soft tissue bodywork such as Active Isolated Stretching & Strengthening (AISS) and Manual Ligament Therapy and has had the privilege of  teaching bodywork abroad in Hong Kong and Sanghai, China.

With certifications in Active Isolated Stretching and Strengthening (AISS), Personal Training, Corrective Exercise, Movement Coaching, Vinyasa Yoga and Tai Chi Instruction, and Myofascial Release, he addresses injury and mobility issues to keep you moving (and maybe shaking too!).  He's worked with pre and post-surgical patients with rotator cuff issues, numbness, and hip or knee replacements; professional dancers; NCAA Division 1 & 3 and Olympic athletes or fitness enthusiasts such as golfers, tennis players, marathoners, and triathletes. Even if you're not training for your next competitive event, his sessions will help you live an active life pain free.  Therapeutic Massage sessions can include AISS or you can book a private AISS mobility /flexibility session exclusively. .

175 Elm St. Suite B2 | Somerville, MA 02144 | 617-331-6303

(Between Davis and Porter Squares)

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.