Ayurvedic Spa and Consultations
Experience relaxation, detoxification, and beauty from inside to out with the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda. Reconnect to that place within that is at peace and whole. Detox the tissues of the body and disconnect from mental exhaustion and debilitating stress. Lisa integrates Ayurvedic treatments and yogic therapies to take one back to their intelligent nature. Using organic and fair trade oils, herbs, and aromas, to stimulate the life force and bring a sense of freedom and ease.
Ayurvedic Consult – $100
The Ayurvedic approach focuses in identifying imbalances in the body and mind, and restoring balance to support the innate healing and self repair process within the body. Lisa will employ the Ayurvedic technique of asking questions about your heath, diet, and routine to detect imbalances. She will help you to understand your unique constitution and how to take on easy daily activities, meditations, herbs, and routine adjustments to bring you better balance, immunity, and ultimately longevity.
Snehan-Abhyanga – 2 hours | $120
A full body ceremony! Treatment includes soothing warm oil massage of head and body using oils medicated with herbs appropriate to your dosha (constitution). Nourish and cleanse with nasya (oil in the nose) — an aromatherapeutic treatment that improves oxygenation and clears the channels of the head. With clear nasal passages – and a clear mind – experience an herbal steam in a traditional Ayurvedic swedana (steam box). The entire treatment is finished off with a flower-derived dusting of the body to remove oil and toxins.
Nourishing Ayurvedic Facial – 1.5 hours | $108
A facial massage using oil with herbs that are recommended for face, hair, and brain activity. There is a focus on the marma points:
specialized crossroad places on face, chest, and skull which release stress and encourage detox and flow when gently massaged. Treatment includes nasya (oil in the nose) which helps to eliminate excess mucus and provides under the skin lubrication producing deep anti-aging face lift effect. This aroma therapeutic facial improves oxygenation and clears the channels of face, neck, and skull restoring balance and beauty.
Shirodhara – 1.25 hours | $108
A traditional treatment for the head: a continuous stream of warm oil brewed with specific herbs is poured on the ajna marma (third eye) and points on the forehead to relax overstimulated mental functioning; padabhyanga (foot massage) & hastabhyanga (hand massage)with warm oil to promote stability & enhance stimulation of the organs.
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After several trips to Mysore, Lisa received Sri K Pattabhi Jois’s blessing to teach in 1997. In 1998, Lisa moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to study Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad and began an Ashtanga program there. She taught daily until she relocated to Tucson, Arizona in 2002. She began a formal Ayurveda practice and taught healing practices from both sciences . In 2012 she founded Ashtanga Yoga Tucson.
Lisa began her studies of yoga in 1985 with David Life and Sharon Gannon of Jivamukti Yoga and has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 1992. She made her first trip to Mysore, India to study with Sri. K Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois in 1993.