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REJUVENATE BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

at Mount Madonna, California

Kaya Kalpa Wellness Center

Experience holistic wellness, ayurvedic nourishment & positive transformation

Kaya kalpa means “rejuvenation of body and spirit.” We invite you to experience a variety of Ayurvedic therapies, traditional massage, and other treatments provided by professionally trained practitioners in a nourishing oasis of peace.

Questions & Scheduling

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Kaya Kalpa Guest Services
+1 408-846-4078
kayakalpa@mountmadonna.org

Office Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 9:30am – 3:00pm; Saturday 11:00am – 3:00pm
Appointments:
Monday – Sunday 9:30am – 7:00pm, according to the availability of the therapists.
Same day appointments: May be booked based on availability. Please check the online schedule, which reflects availability up to two months in advance.

Ayurvedic Consultations

ayurvedic consultation

Ayurvedic Consultation

physical health & mental wellness

An Ayurvedic evaluation of doshas (mind-body types) and imbalances, and a treatment plan that may offer recommendations for Ayurvedic diet, lifestyle, daily routine, herbs, and yoga, breathing and meditation practices. Practitioners are NAMA Certified.

Initial Consultation:
90 minutes
Follow-up:
45 minutes

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Affordable Consultation

With an Ayurveda Student Intern

Receive personalized nutrition, lifestyle, and herbal recommendations to support your physical and emotional health from an Ayurvedic Health Counselor student intern, supervised by an Ayurvedic Practitioner.  (Limited availability.)

Initial Consultation:
120 minutes
2 Follow-ups:
60 minutes / each

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Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy

With an Ayurveda Student Intern

Start or improve your current yoga practice, see what is best suited to your own dosha (mind-body type), adjusting for your own current personal experiences, through a consultation with an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy student intern, supervised by an Ayurvedic Practitioner. (Limited availability.)

Initial Consultation:
120 minutes
2 Follow-ups:
60 minutes / each

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Ayurvedic Treatments

The goal of Ayurvedic treatments is to bring balance between the body,
mind, spirit, and environment by eliminating impurities, reducing symptoms,
increasing resistance to disease, reducing worry, and increasing harmony in life.

Abhyanga Massage

warm herb-infused oil full-body massage

A full-body massage in which warm sesame oil is applied with strokes directed toward the heart that aids in detoxifying the lymphatic system. This style of massage works with the downward movement of prana (life force energy) making it deeply grounding and relaxing.

75 minutes
or
90 minutes

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Abhyanga & Shirodhara

full-body massage & steady drip OF medicated oil

This special combination of the grounding and relaxing abhyanga massage (warm oil body treatment) followed by shirodhara (warm oil scalp treatment), which is quieting for the nervous system, can relieve stress, anxiety, insomnia, and mental fatigue, promote healthy sleep, improve concentration, and support overall well-being.

120 minutes
(2hr)

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Craniosacral Therapy & Shirodhara

warm oil full-body massage & steam therapy

Craniosacral therapy, which settles the mind and brings ease to the body, coupled with the traditional Ayurvedic shirodhara (warm oil scalp treatment), is deeply relaxing and quieting for the nervous system. This treatment is designed to balance the doshas (mind-body types).

75 minutes
or
120 minutes

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Shirodhara

steady drip of medicated oil

A traditional Ayurvedic treatment in which warm sesame oil is gently poured over the forehead in a continuous stream to nourish the scalp and hair, and balance the body’s doshas (mind-body types) to quiet the nervous system.

45 minutes

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Swedana

steam therapy

An ancient Ayurvedic therapy that includes enveloping the body in warm steam – while the head and heart are kept cool – to release toxins and encourage deep relaxation. The soothing heat gently penetrates the muscles, easing tension and revitalizing the entire being.

30 minutes
*Can be added to any service.

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Vedic Astrology

Auspicious Timing & questions

This astrology reading delves into your unique Vedic astrological chart, revealing the intricate connections between planetary influences and your life’s journey. Gain clarity on life events as you explore the cosmic map that shapes your existence. Choose from muhurtha (auspicious timing) or prashna (questions). *Includes preparation and appointment.

15 minutes
(in-person)

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Integrative Body & Energy Therapies

Acupuncture

balances the flow of energy

A technique in which fine needles are inserted into the skin to target specific areas of physical pain and discomfort, this musculoskeletal treatment may also include cupping, gua sha, or electro-stimulation. A safe and effective treatment designed to promote healing and relaxation.

70 minutes

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Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

supports self-regulation & self-healing

A holistic healing modality that focuses on the cerebrospinal fluid and the energetic fields of the body to support self-regulation and self-healing. This gentle technique settles the mind and brings ease to the body, and can encourage changes in consciousness.

60 minutes
or
75 minutes

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Deep Tissue Massage

targets deep layers of muscle

Focused work on deeper layers of musculature, this style of bodywork seeks to balance and integrate, utilizing firm to deep pressure with emphasis on areas of tension.

60 minutes,
75 minutes
or
90 minutes

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Head, Neck & Hand Massage

relieves tension from overworked body parts

A massage that simply focuses on the head, neck, and hands, this is the perfect treatment if you want to experience relaxation within a short window of time. Just remove your jewelry or watch for a few minutes while we remove your tension and stress!

30 minutes

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Integrative Massage & Craniosacral Therapy

promotes pain relief by decreasing tension

Combines the benefits of traditional massage techniques with the subtle and gentle approach of craniosacral therapy. Promotes relaxation, releases tension, and restores balance in the body, providing a holistic and therapeutic experience.

60 minutes,
75 minutes
or
90 minutes

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Reiki

energy healing technique

A gentle yet profound practice from Japan that taps into the body’s natural energy centers to restore balance and promote holistic wellness. Gentle touch or hands hovering above the body channel positive energy to release stress and stimulate the body’s innate healing abilities.

45 minutes

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Rolfing® Structural Integration

deep tissue manipulation to relieve tension

This hands-on body treatment focuses on the fascia (connective tissue) and involves the whole body to achieve a sense of balance and ease within. May bring relief and integration to those with posture challenges, chronic pain, restrictions, or a sense of unease.

60 minutes,
75 minutes
or
90 minutes

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Sports Massage

improves performance & prevents injuries

More than just a “sports massage,” sport specific bodywork is geared toward finding fuller expression within the individual’s sport. Each session is designed to address specific needs, and no two therapy sessions are the same.

60 minutes,
75 minutes
or
90 minutes

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Swedish Massage

energizes the body & boosts overall health

Full body massage with warm oil or lotion using light to firm pressure. A classic massage that is gentle and soothing, suitable for most people. Promotes relaxation, relieves muscle tension, and improves overall well-being.

60 minutes
or
90 minutes

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Therapists & Ayurvedic Practitioners

jackie christensen
Ph.D., M.A.

Jackie Christensen

Ph.D., M.A.

Jackie is an internationally recognized educator in natural health, herbology, and Ayurveda. She serves as a faculty member for many prestigious colleges. Her achievements include graduating on the Dean’s Honor List for the Doctoral degree in Naturopathy and receiving a Master’s in Ayurveda from the Mount Madonna Institute. She is also a certified Nutritional Consultant, Master Herbalist, and National Ayurveda Medical Association (NAMA) member. Jackie has hosted international study abroad programs as well as local workshops, online classes, and conferences. Jackie Christensen, Ph.D., has a private practice in Santa Cruz, CA where she specializes in therapies for Type-2 Diabetes.

CMT

Jacob Kosinski

CMT

Jacob is a skilled massage therapist, focusing on Swedish, hot stone, and deep tissue massage. In 2020, he began learning massage and found it to be an extremely rewarding way to contribute to others’ well-being, and promote relaxation and healing. He completed the 555-Hour Certified Massage Therapist Program from Cypress Health Institute in Santa Cruz, graduating in April 2022. In his free time, he likes to do martial arts, yoga, and comedy improv.

jen rand
M.A., RYT 500

Jen Rand

M.A., RYT 500

Jen Rand is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, and she also holds a Master’s in Ayurveda from Mount Madonna Institute. With over 15 years of teaching experience, Jen works to educate clients on diet and lifestyle practices to adopt in order to feel their best. With a passion for cooking, she enjoys sharing recipes and meal preparation tips with clients. As a trained yoga practitioner, she also shares individualized yoga practices.

CMT

Jessica Donalson

CMT

bio coming soon

mira wood
LMT, RYT 200

Mira Wood

LMT, RYT 200

Mira Wood has been providing quality bodywork since 2006. Trained as a Certified Advanced Rolfer, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, and Licensed Massage Therapist, Mira’s work covers the whole spectrum of touch with contact that ranges from superficial to deep. Mira’s Yoga Teacher Training 200, completed in 2007 at Mount Madonna, helps her to better understand the body in motion.
Mira believes that health is a process, and it is her joy to facilitate this process for her clients; come and share in the experience!

L.Ac., M.D., RYT 200

Mollie Mae

L.Ac., M.D., RYT 200

Mollie is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Primary Care Physician and RYT-200. She brings her training in East/West medicine and Eastern energetic systems to her integrative medicine practice. Her specialties include Five Element Acupuncture, Breathwork and non-invasive Pediatric Care. She is dedicated to creating unique, empowering, and safe spaces for experiencing lasting breakthroughs in life, work, health and relationships.

Olga Mixon

Olga obtained a Certificate of Completion from the Yashawini School of Vedic Astrology and has been a professional Vedic Astrologer since 2018. Her technical background in Computer Science allows her to employ a highly analytical and non-judgmental approach to reading charts. It is her wish to provide you with a focused approach to maximizing positive aspects of the chart as well as working with negative aspects in a practical manner. She believes that self-knowledge is the basis of all success and is honored to provide you with guidance into your unique path.

Pili Trujillo

As a Reiki Master Practitioner in the Usui Tradition for over 30 years, Pili is adept at connecting with the Universal Life Energy and facilitating the removal of blockages to promote emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual healing. Pili’s clients enjoy her joyous, gentle nature and regard her as a kind, compassionate, and caring companion during their journeys toward renewed health and well-being. She feels it a true honor and privilege to serve others, and uses her natural intuitive sense to address each client’s unique circumstance, and to help them increase their own awareness of the Life Energy which sustains us all.

CAMTC, E-RYT

Vincent Santos

CAMTC, E-RYT

Vincent, a Certified Massage Therapist, graduated from California Holistic Institute, and is an experienced yoga teacher. He believes that massage and yoga are powerful tools when used together. His massages integrate breathing, awareness, and bodywork to create transformative massage experiences. Trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Shiatsu, Hot Stones, Reiki, and Cupping, he tailors treatments to address your specific needs and empower you to achieve lasting physical, emotional, and energetic well-being.

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