We require a credit card number or gift certificate number to reserve an appointment.

We kindly request 24 hours notice on cancelling or rescheduling appointments. If a 24-hour notice is not given, 50% of the price of the service is billed to the client. A full charge will be applied for a cancellation without notice.


If you are late for an appointment, a modified service will be performed if time permits and will end at the scheduled time. However, if time does not permit you will be charged 50% of the services selected.


Without a 24 hr notice, with the exception of emergency situations, refunds will not be given.


Gift Certificates must be used for services and cannot be redeemed for cash. Gift Certificates expire 180-days from the date of purchase.

Yoga Programs at Mount Madonna Center

Practitioner Bios

Body Work Practitioners

Mayana Lisboa

Mayana Lisboa, BA, CMP
Yoga Instructor
Massage Therapist
Ayurvedic Diet & Lifestyle Counselor


Certified Yoga Teacher, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, 1987
Certified Yoga Teacher, 200 hrs, Mount Madonna Center, Watsonville, California, 1990
Certified Massage Practitioner, Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts, Santa Cruz, California, 1999
AA Dance, Cabrillo College, Aptos, California, 2004
BA Latin American Latino Studies, Santa Cruz, UCSC, 2006
Lymphatic Massage, Monterey Institute of Touch, Monterey, California, 2007
Certified Ayurvedic Diet & Lifestyle Counselor, Mount Madonna Institute, Watsonville, California, 2010
Ayurvedic Therapies, Kayakalpa Wellness Center, Watsonville, California – since 1990
Ayurvedic Therapies, Dr. Sarita Shresta, BAMS, Watsonville, California, 2010


Swedish, Polarity Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Abhyanga, Swedan, Shirodhara and other specialized ayurvedic treatments.

Mayana has an integrative massage style drawing upon Swedish, Ayurvedic, Lymphatic Massage and Polarity Therapy. According to the needs of her clients, Mayana integrates different techniques while providing a safe environment for healing to take place. She has15 years of experience as a Massage Therapist and facilitating one's natural ability to heal is a passion of hers. She is known for her “intuitive & healing touch” and the ability to provide the type of pressure a client enjoys most. Mayana is also available for private yoga classes.


Sukh Pettengill

Sukh Pettengill, CMP, Certified Massage Practitioner


Harbin Hot Springs School of Shiatsu and Massage, 2006
Hendrickson School of Massage 200-hour certification


Orthopedic Massage

Sukh's style of orthopedic massage addresses pain in the body and muscle dysfunction.
This therapeutic massage promotes healing and heightens one's own self awareness in a context of deep relaxation.  His understanding of anatomy allows him to perceive and address problem areas of the body. Sukh's 35 years of dedicated yoga and meditation infuses the work with a calm, sensitive quality.


Susan Robeck

Susan Abha Robeck, Certified Massage practitioner


Mount Madonna Institute School of Professional Massage
100 hour Certification 2009
Yoga Teacher Training, Mount Madonna Center, Watsonville, CA, 2009


Swedish, Reflexology, Swedana

Susan enjoys blending Swedish massage and Reflexology. She brings attention to  acupressure points for enhancing relaxation, and gives extra focus to the feet including reflexology points to further release tension and energize circulation.

Kara Braden, CMP, Certified Massage Practitioner


Touch Therapy Institute, Encino, 200 hour certification, CA, 2000
Yoga Teacher Training, Mount Madonna Center, Watsonville, CA, 2005
Currently enrolled in YTT 500, Mount Madonna Center


Swedish, Deep tissue, Swedana, Abhyanga, Cranio-sacral therapy techniques, Pre-natal massage