clear mind strong body

A Year-long Transformation Using Natural Self-healing Methods for Wisdom Warrior Women

Hi, I'm Kris.

 

I'm passionate about leading a special group of women through the self-healing habits of yogis over the course of a full year, so they can relieve pain & inflammation naturally, maintain a healthy weight and healthy hormones, and have more energy for the people or projects that matter most!

What matters to YOU most?  

Join me on the next journey,  January 15, 2021

Here's some of what we do together over the course of the year:

  • We'll repair and restore a healthy gut micro biome to eliminate pain & inflammation, build resilient tissue and boost immunity

  • Maximize your body's ability to burn fat and maintain a healthy weight without dieting or calorie counting

  • Learn how to get the deepest nourishment, crush food cravings, and have right relationship with food and mood

  • Use self-massage to unlock freedom in the body

  • Learn how to recover from injury more quickly

  • Build functional strength for joint stability and bone density

  • Prioritize rest and rejuvenation for steady stamina and energy levels

  • Celebrate food as medicine and spices as superheroes

  • Receive traditional, monthly detox and rejuvenation bodywork treatments

  • Raise the bar on the aging experience and go into our wisdom years with radiance

  • Passionately support others on their own self-healing journey

  • Use the power of rhythm and ritual to heal ourselves, our families, our planet

  • Cultivate confidence to do or change difficult things

  • Dig in deep to classic yoga philosophy to turn chaos into order

  • Work to understand the scope of a problem, then take aligned action 

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At the core of it, I'm going to coach you through your habits, such that you feel energized, joyful and present to the beauty and magic of life.  You can BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE TO ANY OF THE BONUS EVENTS included 3x's/year in the annual pass.  Some examples of BONUS LIVE EVENTS are:

  • Cooking class

  • Medicinal gardening class

  • Tea & Tonics workshop

  • Canning & Preserving Food workshop

  • Local museum visits

  • Live Kirtan / music events / Drum circles

  • India trip-planning workshop

  • Sunrise yoga

  • Forest bathing
  • Skin care workshop

  • Mocktail happy hours

  • Tree tapping / Maple syrup making

  • Beach trips

  • Day retreats

  • Guest experts

  • Jewelery-making with healing stones/crystals

I maintain the Code of Ethics and standards of behavior set out by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and the American Massage Therapy Association, and let’s be honest: the best work comes out of great relationships. Honesty, compassion, and care are the keys to a great relationship and as much as legal documents are important, what truly binds me is my drive to do great work with great people.  My personal experience and skills as a licensed massage therapist, Ayurvedic yoga & lifestyle teacher, and competitive athlete inform and leave a strong impact with the people I work with.

Eve S., Somerville, MA

"I come back, again and again, to this extraordinary woman and her extraordinary work. I am very familiar with Ayurvedic healing modalities, and Kris is among the very best I have ever worked with. The atmosphere is lovely; she is very good about prefacing the work with the right questions so she knows exactly what to do...I would recommend this highly to anyone, and have to all I know."

Laura Z. Cambridge, MA

Kris is incredibly knowledgable about these systems and the material covered in the Clear Mind Strong Body curriculum is dense.  I love how I can go back and redo any of the lessons or re listen to her talks. I always feel like a completely different person after I work with her. She's amazing.

Peter G., Boston, MA

"I invited Kris to speak at my Intercultural communication class, while exploring a thematic unit dealing with cultural differences in health care practices, including the origins, treatment, and prevention of disease. She clearly sees teaching as personal and interactive. She is not the 'sage on the stage' but rather a 'guide on the side' who helps students explore issues with honesty, sensitivity, and imagination - issues that encourage development of the whole self and unite body, mind, and spirit."  

My professional career in medicine started in 1997 as a research and orthopedic assistant to several Boston-area surgeons. I was an anatomy geek and competitive martial artist, ready to prove I could win at anything.  My work hours were long and I was building my CV for applying to medical school...working twice as hard as my male counterparts to prove I deserved to be there at all.  I considered my lifestyle a healthy one.  My Tae Kwon Do training was 2 hours/day, 6 days a week and I had proudly shed myself down to a size 8 from 24. I slept deeply and soundly.  I was a machine.....firing on all cylinders.

 

Until I wasn't.  

 

My childhood history of  chronic sinus infections and relentless cold sores continued into adulthood as my hot-blooded, competitive approach to living was burning bridges left and right.  My personal relationships were strained and I often felt on the the look-out for life's next emergency....ready to prove how prepared I was for it.  My nervous system was constantly ready for fight or flight as tore my way through life. An injury at the 1999 Boston International Karate Championships was the cannon that stopped me.  

 

A tear in my hip labrum shed light on a congenital condition (dysplasia) I never knew I had, and  *poof* just like that, I went from a competitive athlete to an MRI-waving MD telling me I’d be lucky to make it to age 30 without needing a bilateral hip replacement. His frankenstein-like (o-kay, my words not his) surgery where my pelvis would be sawed in half, repositioned, and “put back together again” was another option down the road.  With any luck and lots of physical therapy, I might be able to walk “a little longer”.

 

I cried for two days, envisioning midlife on in a wheelchair.  

 

I chose a lesser-invasive surgery, a long prescription of PT, and an invitation to a tiny yoga studio in Rye, NH for a 1-hour class that turned into a 17+ year personal practice and self-healing journey.  My hips got strong and so did my spirit.  

 

I applied my knowledge of Orthopedics and went back to school to become a licensed clinical massage therapist.  Two years later, a chance massage treatment while traveling in Mexico piqued my interest in Ayurveda - the traditional medical system of India based on natural methods and nature’s rhythms.

 

Since then, I've spent over a decade and invested in over $150,000 USD  in professional trainings with medical doctors, therapists, shamans, vaidyas (Ayurvedic physicians) life coaches and yoga masters, dedicated to holistic self-healing both here in the United States and abroad, in my search for self-healing and energy management.  I’ve been oiled up in a panchakarma clinic and humbled by a hive of bees while hiking the Western Ghats.  I rolled out my yoga mat, rolled up my sleeves, and dug deep into what the yogis had to say about living mi vida loca.  

FLASH FORWARD TO NOW where…

I wake up naturally between 4:00 - 5:00 a.m. feeling alert, relaxed, and rested…

I enjoy a career doing something I feel passionate about...

I rarely get sick…

My cold sores are a thing of the past…

I samba, swing, and jive as a ballroom dance competitor…and the Orthopedic surgeon who did my surgery remains astonished I am neither limited in movement nor in pain.

I feel ALIVE and CONNECTED thru Ayurveda, Yoga, and massage, and I created Clear Mind Strong Body to give you a boost in energy and the steady stamina to feel alive and connected too.  I've jumped thru a lot of hoops (and a few jungles, literally) to extrapolate what I know to be true about self-healing, and to not confuse it with the clouded illusions of false prophets. "Do not fall in love with a Guru," one of my teachers, Dr. Rosy Mann, told me. "Fall in love with the lessons of Ayurveda. They are eternal.  I am not," she continued.

 

I was lucky my liberal arts education of the early 90's, valued an understanding of intellect and character within communities - along with an equally strong commitment to developing individuals into leaders of conscience. It  was the basis of the core curriculum, and remains a strong foundation for my personal, spiritual, and professional life now.

 

The lessons I've learned from studying orthopedics, competitive sports, massage, yoga, and Ayurveda are hard-won.  I've developed this signature system so you won't have to fight for them.  You can avoid drowning in the sea of information on the internet about what Ayurveda is and isn't.  You can lean into the support of a community of like-minded people, achieving the health goals you're reaching for more quickly.  Quite simply, I've found a group format provides the accountability and support that most of my clients need, and have difficulty doing on their own once they've left my office.

 

During your (3) 10-week modules, you can expect to learn specific practices from my personal daily life and from the traditions of Ayurveda and Yoga, that'll reboot your body’s natural biorhythms for each season.  According to Ayurveda, this reboot and rhythm to the body's bio-beats, is the key to unlocking your ability to...

 

  •  focus more clearly, 

  • sleep more deeply, 

  • and have the energy and stamina to complete what you must, 

  • while having the space and energy to do what you joy.

 

 

You should apply if you can confidently say YES to the statements below: 

1. You'll communicate honestly, be open to feedback and assistance and create the time and energy to participate fully in the program. You agree to be open minded and partake in methods proposed.  You are ready to invest in your health [r]evolution now.

2. You are responsible for creating and implementing your own physical, mental and emotional well-being, decisions, choices, actions and results.  You know what's best for you.

3. You understand holistic health education is not therapy and does not substitute for therapy if needed, and does not prevent, cure, or treat any mental disorders or medical disease.

 

There may be a few tears, some sweat, and a little tough love, but YOUR WELLBEING MATTERS and there are no shortcuts.  You will be cultivating sustainable self-care skills to create an easeful and upbeat attitude in life.   Because of these self-care skills you'll feel empowered to see further into the future without the weight of dread, and better manage your ability to show up for yourself.....and for those in your world - without the overwhelm and over-commitment that modern life dishes out.

  • During your complimentary 30-minute Breakthrough Session, we'll chat about your specific health goals/concerns and how this program (or any other of my services) can best serve you.  If we both feel it's a good fit, you'll be invited to become a client, and/or to enroll in an appropriate program.  When possible, I’ll provide referrals or resources.

  • You’ll receive a Client Agreement shortly thereafter. Simply add your electronic signature to the agreement, return it, and pay your invoice to activate your  one-year membership to the program. You'll then receive  login information to the Clear Mind Strong Body membership hub on Rasayana’s website, where you’ll find recommended reading, weekly lessons, workbooks, and pre-recorded Zoom webinars ( 45-90 min. in length) for each of the (10) lessons I’ve mapped out for you. 

Sean D., Cambridge, MA

I credit Kris with relieving some severe sciatica and associated problems, allowing me to join my spring training season.  She has a great sense of what makes up an injury - my sciatica left me with several - and honed right in on critical spots without much if any advice from me during sessions.  If I ever have any other injury which might need such therapy, I'll go to Kris.

Maria S., Somerville, MA

I have had the pleasure to be introduced to Kris by one of my good friends. I saw her

multiple times for Ayurvedic massage and healing sessions which were amazing. I also

took her Breath of Relief: Pranayama & Hiking Series in summer 2016.  I absolutely enjoyed learning from Kris while being in nature. Kris is very intuitive, patient, and very talented. I always feel completely safe and nurtured in her presence. Whatever service you decide to choose you will not be disappointed.

Anastasia S., Somerville, MA

I cannot believe how lucky I am to have Rasayana so close. I have been visiting Kris for about a year now and have had several treatments - therapeutic massage, abhyanga, shirodhara, svedana - as well as Ayurvedic consultation. I can honestly say that Kris is incredibly skilled in all of these things. On top of that, she is a genuinely warm and caring person. Her positive energy makes her work all the more beneficial. If you have any kind of pain or discomfort, go see Kris. If you don't have pain but you just want to feel better, go see Kris. She is worth every penny.

Clear Mind Strong Body is ideal for adult women (ages 45-65), who…

 

  • Like and trust me and are familiar with my work.

  • Are ecologically and socially conscious change-makers

  • Are naturally curious and enjoy time outdoors

  • Feel drawn to the wisdom of ancient teachings and practices from other cultures

  • Are committed to personal development, and willing to admit there may be some things they don’t know.

  • Who are interested in Ayurveda's approach to healthy living

  • Feel out of synch with their body

  • Suffer from brain fog

  • Want natural approaches to health without the side effects of medication

  • Want to re-vitalize their relationships

  • Appreciate the value of working with a mentor or teacher

  • Are willing to try new approaches that might be a little outside of their comfort zone.

  • Are excited to be a part of a group and to be there for others in their own journeys too.

  • Are willing to spend as much time and energy as possible,  in achieving their next level of health or wellness goals

  • Are floundering and feeling at the end of their rope, realizing they haven’t been able to figure this out on their own, that they need help and they are willing to receive it.

  • Believe spirit and soul are as important as mind and body

 

Clear Mind Strong Body is NOT likely to be a good fit for those who...

  • ​Have schedules so packed they'll barely have time to make the calls, let alone do anything in between the calls. This program is heavily based in homework and self-regulation.

  • Are working with a terminal health condition…

  • Struggle with addiction or eating disorders…

  • May be looking for a clergy member or psychotherapist​

  • Aren't willing to invest at least 5 hours per week to the program...

  • Are not really floundering. They've already got a solid plan that they trust will work and the only reason it hasn’t is simply due to time. If you already have a solid plan, this program will likely just be a distraction. Much better to just work the plan you already have. 

  • Are not open to receiving honest, direct and meaningful feedback on your situation (I don’t say this lightly).

  • If English is not your first language, there is a piece that might feel frustrating for you. Due to the wonders of the internet, there are times when glitches may come in and make my voice less than clear. This is rare but does happen. I do make every effort to speak slowly and clearly, but sometimes I will speak faster than some people can translate in their heads. I know firsthand how exhausting and frustrating it can be to learn and study in a language that isn’t your own. Please know you are so welcome if English isn’t your native tongue but it feels important to shine a light on this.

Clear Mind Strong Body is a program I’ve very proud of.  It’s a culmination of my personal training, trials and tribulations over the last 20 years, delivered with high professional standards of care.  It’s a specific lesson plan and declaration of a better quality of living.  So you can have the energy and stamina to get done what’s needed, and then get to the things you want, with more clarity and ease.

 

No woo woo magic potions.  No need to abandon your personal religious beliefs.  No false promises.

The yogi’s from 5,000 years ago were serious about understanding how to extend life and feel great while doing it.  They’ve codified and passed down the systems of Yoga and Ayurveda for thousands of years, and systems that don’t work, don’t last.  

 

I’m a firm believer that we create our realities from our thoughts and from our habits.  I also know how hard it can be to change habits - especially when trying to go at it alone.  My promise to you goes beyond chanting and stretching.  I promise to inspire you, share my own vulnerability and personal stories, give you clear instructions, keep you safe, and hold you accountable so you can get back to the business of living fabulously.  

Frequent Q&A’s…

 

Q:  Does the program recommend or use herbs?

 

A: Clear Mind Strong Body emphasizes the medicinal power of culinary herbs and spices. Undervalued and less popular, perhaps, in our supplement-driven attitude.  Yet, with a little adventure and panache in the kitchen, these flowers, stems, seeds, leaves, and roots  are powerful plant medicine!  Any mention of medicinal botanicals is purely educational and not a prescription or recommendation.

 

Q:  I’m vegan and don’t want to eat ghee or dairy.  Do you offer vegan alternatives?

A:   Clear Mind Strong Body does offer vegan variations of recipes.  Hip, hip hooray!    Ayurveda is just beginning to enjoy the spotlight after Yoga arrived on our shores first.  It's a medical system that considers all the Universe creates as potential medicine - sometimes including animal fat, tissue, or marrow for therapeutic benefit.  But if you're veggie or vegan, we'll just focus on the tons of other nourishing, plant-centric & lifestyle practices Ayurveda offers and cross that bridge if and when we need to.  

Q:  Will this program interfere with my Acupuncture/Reiki/Chiropractic...treatments?

A:  There is no reason it should.  Ayurveda emphasizes a diet and lifestyle focusing around (3) three major pillars in our life: Sleep, Food, and Sex. Clear Mind Strong Body emphasizes daily habits and rhythms that optimize the body’s ability to benefit from all approaches to healing.  Even those from other systems or traditions.  I’m happy to discuss specific concerns during your complimentary 30-minute Breakthrough call.

 

Q:  Do you accept health insurance payments?

A:  Rasayana does not accept assignment of benefits from health insurance companies. Some of my clients offset their financial investment in these out-of-pocket-expenses by setting up a tax-deductible Health Savings or Flex Spending Account with their employer or bank. This requires a little strategic planning and I encourage you to speak with your financial advisor to find a plan that works for you...but it can save you some serious Benjamins at the end of the year. Know what I mean?  

 

Q:  How long will it take to see results?

A:   Ayurveda emphasizes routine habits as a means to bring health and balance. With consistent habit evolution, big changes can be experienced within a matter of days and Ayurveda generally allows a minimum of 30 days to establish a new habit and determine if it's beneficial for you.   For most of my clients with chronic conditions, it truly requires 6, 9, or even 12 or more months of compliancy to see the big kinds of shifts you're looking for.  Hence, the year-long membership and and opportunity to repeat the 10-week program in the following two cycles and be guided thru the changes in seasons.

 

Q:  Do you offer any discounts or a payment plan?

A:   While there are no discounts, I DO offer various payment options. For those not paying in full, auto-payments are scheduled to draw directly from your bank account to make it more affordable and accessible.  You can also offset costs by establishing a Health Savings Account with your accountant.

kris@rasa-yana.com

175 Washington St. Suite B11

Winchester, MA 01890

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